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'Voice of football results' James Alexander Gordon retires

Gordon read the classified football results on BBC Radio for 40 years.

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JAMES ALEXANDER GORDON, the voice of BBC Radio’s classified football results, is to retire.

Gordon, who has read the results for 40 years since starting in 1973, recently had surgery to remove his larynx after he was diagnosed with cancer.

The 77-year-old was synonymous with Saturday afternoons for football fans of a certain generation who tuned in to Sports Report for a full run down of the day’s scores.

Even after the rise and spread of televised football coverage, Gordon remained a firm favourite and part of many fans’ routines.

“It’s with great sorrow that I have to give up the most exciting part of my career, the classified football results,” he said today. “They have been my life.”

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