Derek Rae

Derek Rae


International ⚽️ commentator on major TV networks. Scot. Lead CL voice on @EASportsFIFA, 2018 World Cup/2019 WWC on Fox, Bundesliga Intl/NBC/Prime Video & more.

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Sensational stuff in Ingolstadt. Wow. Nürnberg have saved themselves in last few seconds of stoppage time. #FCIFCN  3:1 (3:3). Nürnberg stay up on away goals.

Strange to say maybe but there can sometimes be too much football (or too much of any good thing). Have always loved the anticipation - be it during a summer break, winter break, build up to a match. Chance to think & take stock.

For starters today, @SkySportNewsHD  in DE reporting Weston McKennie wants to leave Schalke & move to the PL. Liverpool said to be one of several interested parties. Schalke reportedly won’t stand in way but only if 20-30 million Euro fee is met.

Have spent a chunk of the weekend reading tributes to the late, great Jack Charlton. There is something about a certain personality that can instill belief in a ⚽️ nation. We in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 had it with Ally MacLeod although fans remember the ultimate failure rather than the joy.

Good to see @fcstpauli_EN  promoting from within. Have appointed U-19 trainer Timo Schultz to succeed Jos Luhukay as head coach of the “Kiezkicker.”

Rewatching brilliant “John Adams” historical drama. Paints the picture that there was nothing inevitable about US independence in the 1770s. Logically would only have been a matter of time. But circumstances turned believers in the crown into fierce adherents of independence.

Current temperature in Manchester: 16 Celsius/(62 Fahrenheit if you prefer.) 5 subs are available. Do we need a drinks break as well? Just posing the question.

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Congratulations to @CelticFC . Don’t care what people who never watch Scottish football say. You don’t just casually win a treble treble. Think about it for a moment. They deserve all the plaudits coming their way.

Average age of Germany Confed final starters: 24 years/244 days. Average age of Ger U21s starters in Euro Champ final: 22 years/275 days.

Today’s country is Nigeria, whose distinctive shirt I enjoyed having on for a recent PR day. Interested in hearing from fans of on Gernot Rohr, his team, tactics, strengths, weaknesses, anything you like. Will come back later with own views.

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Just imagine if the EU had said “it would not allow” the UK to have a referendum on staying a member. He would have called them all the names in the world. Are all unions equal? Whatever your views are on independence, do you want politicians using language like Mr Hubristic?

Sorry fellow Aberdonians in my old constituency of Aberdeen South but you have elected an ignoramus, as you will find out. Just my opinion.

Every commentator has his/her own way of preparing. This is how I do it no matter the league/country I’m working in. #IRNvPOR 

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Bravo, Jamaica. A country of 2.8 million knocks out a country more than 40 times bigger, population wise. Hope for small nations everywhere.

If Arsenal are signing Sead Kolasinac, they are getting an absolute workhorse. Committed, combative. Arguably Schalke's best this term.

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