One of the most frequent questions I am asked (particularly by those hoping to work in the media) is what a typical day is like when I am working at a Premier League fixture for Match of the Day.
John Roder is one of the UK's leading freelance football commentators, and has worked for broadcasters all over the world, having been freelance since 1994. He has commentated on the Premier League for the prestigious and world famous BBC programme Match of the Day since 2004; for BT Sport since the launch in 2013; and is a regular voice on TV stations all around the world. This year John was at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup providing world feed commentary for HBS, while in 2018 he was at the World Cup in Russia for HBS, the Toulon Under 20 Tournament in France for Pitch International, and the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, also for HBS. 2017 saw John at the Club World Cup in the UAE and the Under 20 World Cup in South Korea. He was also used by UEFA as one of the world feed commentators for qualifying fixtures for the 2018 World Cup. In 2016 he was at the Copa America Centenario in the United States, and the Toulon Under 20 event in France, commentating on the final at both tournaments. In 2015 John commentated on the Women's World Cup in Canada for HBS, including the final; and was one of the world feed commentators used by UEFA on Euro 2016 qualifying. The previous year in 2014 he was one of the world feed commentators for HBS at the World Cup in Brazil. Follow on twitter @johnrodercomm