Jacqui Oatley

Jacqui Oatley

Sports broadcaster, football commentator, event host, speaker. Freelance. Contact: stephanie@footprintse.com

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Diogo Jota needed that goal. His first in 12 for club and country PT . Really well worked goal too. #bhafc  0-1 #wwfc 

Ready to go for #QPR  v #PNEFC . Maybe the fans are still 🎄shopping at Westfield. Either that or they’ve looked at the form guide. QPR 0 win in 7 (4 defeats), Preston 3 defeats in a row. But they’ve won the last SIX v QPR! Updates on Final Score #bbcfootball  @BBCSport 

#QPR good value for first win in 8….Eze both goals 2-0. 1st clean sheet in 26. Preston so poor, 4 defeats in a row and drop out of the play-off places, #SWFC  replacing them. Feel for the 1305 #PNE  fans who made the journey to support their team. #bbcfootball 

Graeme Souness on @OfficialWolves : “They have a manager who appears to know what he’s doing”. Th #WWFCnk  most fans would agree with that assessment of Nuno 😉

Little Jonny trying to defend set pieces against big Dan Burn... #bhafc  2-2 #wwfc 

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Standing outside watching my 8-year-old daughter at her #SSEWildcats  @FA  ⚽️ training session. Freezing 🥶, swirling wind 💨 and rain ☔️ , yet all these girls are having an absolute blast. So lovely to see ☺️. (I’m toastie with all my heated gadgets🔥).


Cute little girl doing the @Cristiano  Ronaldo goal celebration in the crowd....

Full video of ’s long-awaited emergence from the tunnel - precisely 70 minutes after the final whistle. The fans had been chanting for him non-stop while he was inside conducting all his media duties. #mixedemotions  #Eng 

That winning moment - the bench celebrates.... #Eng  have done it. Wow. #WorldCup  @itvfootball 

Maradona not so cool now. Some South Korea fans just shouted “Diego” and he obliged with a smile, kiss and wave. Then pulled his eyes to the side in a clearly racist gesture. All of us who saw it are stunned.

Met this brilliant lookalike, one of the fans. Neil from Surrey and nelly_southgate on Instagram). #Eng 

I’m helping to launch a new campaign today to encourage other women to feel they belong in the football industry. #WomenInFootball  Thank you for sharing my story.

My 7-year-old daughter was looking forward to her football class this morning. When I picked her up she said the boys would only pass to each other, so the coach told the girls to go and play with hula-hoops instead. Ridiculous.

Frustrating that this “female commentator” debate is still such an issue, 11 years after my first MotD game and 8 years after I did 7 live World Cup commentaries on 5 Live. Voice/style preference is always subjective - to say it “shouldn’t be allowed” says more about the critic.

Lovely moment after warm down and after Glenn had done our post-match chat when Stones, Maguire (and later Trippier) all came to see GH. Stones: “I’ve never had chance to meet you personally. Absolute pleasure”. #respect  (Glenn a huge admirer of them all).