Don At The Mic Once More

Sky Sports Veteran In Thick Of The Action

Don Goodman pictured at Molineux in 2014.

Don Goodman is under-way on his travels fulfilling Euro 24 pundit duty….but is unlikely to be heard by TV audiences in the UK.

The former Wolves striker also went to the 2016 staging of the tournament in France and was packing his bags again for Germany a few days after working in the commentary box at the Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Champions League final at Wembley.

He was at Spain’s victory over Croatia yesterday and has now arrived in Leipzig for three games, beginning with the Czech Republic against Portugal on Tuesday. 

“I have a numer of games in Berlin and Leipzig and think I am due to be on duty for the semi-final and final,” he said. “It would really be something if England can go all the way.

“There’s obviously a lot of excitement around the tournament and it’s great to have it here again.”

Goodman, who is considering sampling the fan-park experience tonight for the big England v Serbia clash, signed off in the domestic season by working as one of two co-commentators, Andy Hinchcliffe being the other, at the Leeds v Southampton Championship play-off final.

His has been a familiar voice on our screens for many years, with the second tier as his speciality.

Goodman fires at goal in the Steve Bull testimonial game against Santos in the summer of 1997.

And we understand that it’s his heavy workload with Sky Sports that prevents him working for broadcasters who will be showing Euro 24 matches to British audiences.

The 58-year-old, whose thoughts will therefore be given to viewers elsewhere on the globe, was born in the summer of England’s 1966 World Cup triumph.

He joined Graham Taylor’s Wolves from Sunderland 30 years ago this coming winter, in the same week that John de Wolf was signed.

His playing career contained the merest flirtation with international football. While playing for Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan, he was asked if he was interested in playing for St Kitts but declined because he had not long returned from injury and didn’t think it was fair on his employers to then depart overseas. 

*Like everyone else, we at Wolves Heroes were utterly shocked by yesterday’s news of the death of former Molineux back-up keeper Matija Sarkic at the age of 26. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

 

 

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