He should be listed somewhere in here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_football_commentators

A Meta entry said this question would be better received if given the reason for the question.

...So I can have a means to avoid watching anything he ever anouces (pretty much anything Aviva Premiership) because of that tedious gritted-teeth affectation thing he does - fabricating drama. (It sounds like he's announcing from a toilet seat, and occasionally trying to squeeze one out while speaking.)

And just the whole English boarding-school thing in general, when they are forcing it with stilted pronunciations. David Croft (Sky Formula 1) Ted Kravitz and Simone Lazenby – are the worst. Ponce hipster central. Crofty has this nervous tick. He says “nOWW” too often for no good reason; other than to make himself sound posh. (http://youtu.be/OS7WoUzcWT4?t=4s)

That said: Jack Burnicle and James Whitham are great – and happen to be English and have their own more natural affectations. Right and proper Yorkshire, I believe. Or maybe theirs is just called a "Northern" accent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Mbh8_FAhc)

/Rant over.

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    Yet, we have this question: sports.stackexchange.com/questions/3526/… I see no difference between the two in terms of what's being asked. Case in point: let's be consistent in how we evaluate questions. (meta discussion)
    – user527
    Commented May 27, 2014 at 13:09
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    I am on your side here. I could either close this question as requested by the community, as a source/research request, or you can remove the trivia tag and leave it be.
    – user527
    Commented May 27, 2014 at 17:39
  • Oh. Sorry Ed. To the others then: announcers are part and parcel to professional sport; particularly when they are themselves significant capped rugby players. (Albeit, not in this particular case – surely.) Hence the valid “media” tag.
    – ipso
    Commented May 27, 2014 at 17:41
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    Viewing the given video, I guess you can focus your research on commentators from sportsnet. Unfortunately I was not able to find more. Commented May 28, 2014 at 8:33

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I believe Miles Harrison is the man.

After watching quite a few matches on YouTube to see if they would list or call each other out by name (never happened once) I found this by cross referencing a long list of announcer names - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWRYM0ZJZRw

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