Peter Drury: Still Getting Away With It

Peter Drury is a football commentator. These days he is on BT, but he used to be on ITV, a fact of which he was very proud, although the words ‘ITV’ and ‘sport’ go together like violin and custard in most people’s minds, so to be an ITV sports commentator is not necessarily something to be proud of. Christened as Cyprian Peter Drury, he has dropped his first name. To me he is just Dreary, for reasons that become painfully obvious as soon as you listen to him for longer than five nanoseconds.
Somehow Drury seems to have developed the idea that people tune in to football matches he’s commentating on, not because it is the only channel showing that particular match so there’s no alternative, but because they want to listen to him. When he was at ITV I did think that maybe he realised that ITV’s s...

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