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sport news Commentary legend Barry Davies claims 'silence can be golden' ahead of World Cup

One of sporting's most iconic commentators, Barry Davies, has revealed what he believes makes good commentary ahead of the World Cup.

Davies is not happy with all of the talking that today's commentators tend to do during football games, claiming 'viewers can't form their own opinions'. 

The 80-year-old has also questioned why so many ex-players are flooding into studios the minute they hang up their boots, without having any real training. 

Barry Davies has given his thoughts on the World Cup and claims commentators talk too much

Barry Davies has given his thoughts on the World Cup and claims commentators talk too much

'Silence can be golden in the commentary box. One of the reasons I stopped doing football was because of the need for constant conversation during matches,' Davies told 888 Sport.

'Viewers can’t form their own opinions and everyone seems to speak at 100mph. Maybe it’s because I’m an old fogey.'

Davies, who has primarily worked with the BBC, held a long-term rivalry with John Motson, who recently retired. 

He has opened up on the competition between them and their friendship - or lack of. The

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