David Coleman, Legendary BBC Commentator, Turns 86 Today, Here's The Best Of Colemanballs (VIDEO)

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Coleman interviews Manchester United's FA Cup-winning captain Noel Cantwell in 1963 | PA

One of BBC Sport's most revered commentators, David Coleman celebrates his 86th birthday today.

Possessing an inimitable voice and versatile across a variety of sports, Coleman's commentary and impact on A Question of Sport (when it was good) augmented the corporation's profile covering sports. His performance during Black September at the 1972 Olympics remains a masterclass in composure.

Whereas now the BBC appear to be losing a major event every year, in their heyday Coleman was at the cornerstone of their unrivalled coverage before the advent of Sky.

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And then there were his Colemanballs, lapped up expertly on seminal Sunday night satirical show Spitting Image. He even interviewed The Beatles.

Reporting on the Battle of Santiago, 1962:

"Don't try and be bloody clever..."




This may explain how Michael Vaughan got the US Masters gig?

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