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The definitive ranking of George Hamilton's best pieces of commentary

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10. ”The seeds of doubt that were sown at the weekend against Egypt have been doused by a dose of Jack Charlton’s almighty weed killer.”

Source: INPHO

9. ”If that’s not offside, I’m a Chinaman!”

Source: TedTees

8.. ”Kevin Moran…..oldest man on the pitch today…35 years of age…..of course the referee could possibly be older than that ……and he’s on the pitch too…..then again his linesmen could be even older than him… but are they technically ‘on’ the pitch?”

Source: INPHO

7. ”The flags are waving, and no doubt at the foot of the Alps, the cow bells are chiming too. And it’s going to take a lot for Ireland to turn it round and sour the chocolate.”

Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. ”Moisander, with a name like a Scandinavian detective, may have solved the case for Ajax.”

Source: Peter Dejong/AP/Press Association Images

5. ”Glum Oranges. In fact I think the fruit their feelings are more akin to is a lemon.”

Source: INPHO

4. George: “Roy Carsley has it” Jim Beglin: “Lee Carsley, George” George: “Ah yes, perhaps it’s because his head reminds me of Ray Wilkins”

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

3. ”He’s pulling him off. The Spanish manager is pulling his captain off!”

Source: PAUL WHITE/AP/Press Association Images

2. ”And Ireland have got to contain the brothers Baggio. The Baggio brothers, of course, are not related.”

Source: Lionel Cironneau/AP/Press Association Images

1. “Real Madrid are like a rabbit in the glare of the headlights in the face of Manchester United’s attacks. But this rabbit comes with a suit of armour in the shape of two precious away goals.”

With thanks @dangerhere@DavidJudge87 and@niallkelly.

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