Commentator Explains How To Pronounce Premier League Players' Names
Commentators don't get everything right but they're more likely to get the pronunciation of a players name right than we are, and that's because, as once commentator explained, they get all the info before the season.
Recently there was a discussion on social media, thanks to controversial radio presenter Adrian Durham, about how to pronounce certain players names.
Whilst most of think we know how BT Sports commentator Danny Jamieson has tweeted an excellent thread on how to actually pronounce some Premier League players' names, also explaining that all the players record how to do so before the season starts.
We get every Premier League player to sit down on camera and say how they want their name pronounced - and there's LOADS I did wrong. So here's a thread so you don't make the same mistakes I did!- Danny Jamieson (@DannyJamieson) August 31, 2019
We might not see him for a while but his #MCFC teammate Leroy Sané has more of a 'z' sound at the start of his surname - 'ZAH-nay' - instead of an 's'- Danny Jamieson (@DannyJamieson) August 31, 2019
Southampton's new forward Che Adams I've been saying wrong for years - his first name has a soft 'ch' so it's 'SHAY' Adams #saintsfc- Danny Jamieson (@DannyJamieson) August 31, 2019
Hopefully they're of some use to you - all of the above I was doing wrong myself until I sat down to listen to the player themselves say their name!- Danny Jamieson (@DannyJamieson) August 31, 2019
Often the likes of Paul Merson, Charlie Nicholas and Chris Kamara are often making mistakes with players name on Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday but it's clear that they should be sitting down and watching the same video as Jamieson.
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