Finally...Fifa to get some Class


EA has announced that former Arsenal and England striker Alan Smith will take over commentary duties in FIFA 12.


Smith replaces the disgraced Andy Gray, who was caught in something of a sexism scandal earlier this year whilst employed at Sky Sports.

Smith - who all-too-often played second fiddle to Gary Lineker in the England team (not that we're bitter) - joins FIFA' long-time word garbler Martin Tyler in the digital commentary box.

The game's second punditry team will be made up of Clive Tyldesley and outside broadcast truck specialist Andy Townsend.

"Alan will bring a fresh, new perspective and insight to FIFA 12, working alongside the trusted and well-known voice of Martin Tyler," said David Rutter, Senior Producer of FIFA 12. "As one of the top-tier broadcasters in the UK, he brings enormous knowledge and expert analysis to the game so that we can deliver the most authentic FIFA experience this year."

"The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth," said Smith.

"I'm really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year's game."


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OH no i really hate him; he's SOOOOOOOOO boring!

lol....have to admit not exactly my first thought when it came to Greys replacement.......was half expecting them to use Georgie Thompson or Kirsty Gallacher to just make a point. Cant imagine its going to be the most exciting commentary for the game but then the best commentary is always through your headset over LIVE

Nooooooooo i think i would actually rather have Andy Gray

Well at least it wasn't steve claridge or andy townsend selected!

I will be listening to the ITV commentary when on the game, It's a lot better.

Ooh could be interesting. there could have been worse such as the 2 above!!! Should have gone for "big Ron" .....that would have made it a bit fruity. Dying for this to come out

Replace a commentator sacked for Sexist comments with someone sacked for making racist comments.....very fruity lol

No that sounds like a good combo for PES.

Lol, Pes new commentary team Andy Gray and Ron Atkinson now all you gotta do is throw in Glen Hoddle to do the post match analysis and you would have the most awesome commentary team of alltime.

Oh crap maybe i spoke too soon.....taken from the Sun website...


EA also confirmed the introduction of a second commentary team for FIFA 12, with the duo of Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend sharing the mic for tournament gameplay.

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