Football fans across the UK have raved about Rangers hero Ally McCoist’s co-commentary after he worked alongside Clive Tyldesley on a Euro 2020 Group C match between the Netherlands and Ukraine.
Rangers’ all-time record goalscorer is naturally extremely popular with the club’s fan base but it isn’t just Bears who find him to be a brilliant listen.
McCoist received a lot of praise from fans of English clubs when working for Amazon Prime on their Premier League coverage last season and his stock is rising even further now the Euros are underway.
In an era where there seems to be more poor quality co-commentators than impressive ones, McCoist’s lively, enthusiastic tone and impressive knowledge sets him apart.
Tyldesley, who did a lot of work with RangersTV last season, also continues to be popular as a main commentator, despite being demoted by ITV last year.
The duo teamed up for the Netherlands vs Ukraine in Amsterdam on Sunday night and viewers loved how they called what was the best game of the tournament so far, with the hosts emerging 3-2 winners following a late Denzel Dumfries header.
McCoist’s work was so popular that he ended up trending on Twitter, with a high ranking of three in the UK during the match.
Here’s a selection of reactions from viewers:
Ally McCoist is one of the best around at the moment 👌🏻
— Wayna Townsend (@w9yna) June 13, 2021
Ally is probably the best around outside of Neville and carragher for me..
— Lee Hendy (@henders84) June 13, 2021
Give me Clive Tyldesley and Ally McCoist on commentary for every single game 👌👏👏👏
— Anthony Johnson (@amjonno) June 13, 2021
What it feels like listening to Ally McCoist on co-commentary after what we've had to suffer so far pic.twitter.com/bBfWOTnOqn
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 13, 2021
Petition to get Clive Tyldesley and Ally McCoist commentating on every single game this Euros 👏
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) June 13, 2021
Clive T and Ally McCoist is the dream team and they’re doing the fun games we really want to watch but aren’t emotionally invested in. It’s a smart use of them by ITV.
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) June 13, 2021
Ally McCoist is the best co-comms in football by an absolute mile.#NEDUKR
— Adam Catterall (@AdamCatterall) June 13, 2021
“Let’s join our commentary team of Clive Tyldesley and…………..Ally McCoist” pic.twitter.com/89QVDPDUdX
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 13, 2021
Seeing everyone tweet about Ally McCoist but you’re watching on RTE. pic.twitter.com/WsH656YyjL
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 13, 2021
Ally McCoist has clearly never lost that enthusiasm and love for the game, he’s obviously very knowledgable but doesn’t feel the need to remind us of that all the time, and he sounds so relaxed that he could be in the boozer having a pint. Simply the very best co-commentator.
— Ste Davies (@StevenD1977) June 13, 2021