FanZone needs you!

Date published: Thursday 15th December 2011 2:22

Want to be a Sunderland commentator?

Think you can talk a good game? If you can do your team justice on live telly then FanZone is the place for you.

FanZone is the ultimate for all die-hard football partisans – it’s where you can tune in to – and join in with – the ranting and raving of fellow supporters up and down the land.

FanZone gives true football fans the opportunity to voice their opinions during live Premier League matches, whilst sitting alongside a supporter from the opposition. We’re looking for informed, intelligent and witty supporters who have the gift of the gab.

If you think you’ve got what it takes then read on for our FanZone checklist…


FanZone commentators should live and breathe football and, of course, be

passionate about their team. Never will they utter the words: “It’s only a game.”


Know your team – and your enemy. It’s all well and good having all the words to your team’s terrace songs committed to memory, but what’s your team’s best formation is and who’s the next academy youngster about to break through.

As the voice of their team, FanZone commentators need to know. It’s all well and good vocally supporting your team – that’s what we love here at FanZone – but you need to have the facts to back it up with. It also helps to familiarise yourself with the opposition – especially their weaknesses!


You don’t have to be Peter Kay, but you must have a good sense of humour and be a genuinely funny person. It also helps to be able to laugh at yourself. A thick skin is also a valuable attribute – no tears in the FanZone booth unless they’re ones of joy!


Can you talk for 90 minutes non-stop even when your team look like they’re playing for a goalless draw from the kick off? FanZone isn’t the place for awkward silences… You need to keep your audience constantly entertained with your banter!


You should have an opinion and be able to articulate. Don’t sit on the fence, tell us what you really think!


No shrinking violets need apply. You must have confidence in yourself, as well as in your team. This is live telly so we can’t have our commentators getting stage fright…


Have a Positive Mental Attitude towards your team. Really believe that you’re going to win, even if you’re playing the league leaders away from home, having lost six on the bounce. Rose-tinted glasses are always welcome here at FanZone.


Mind your Ps and Qs. It’s all well and good on the terraces, but no one likes a potty-mouth on live TV. Equally, as they say in the Big Brother house, violence towards other commentators will not be tolerated and will get you booted out the booth immediately!

Sounds good? If you feel you tick all the boxes please get in touch with us at

Let us know your favourite football moment, favourite player, why you would make a good commentator and most importantly your contact details!

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