Estonia vs England: After Andy Townsend trends during live England match, who is the worst football commentator on TV?

We want to know who you can't stand listening to when it comes to the beautiful game

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England may have struggled to victory in Estonia on Sunday night, but the world of social media wasn’t taking aim at the players, and Roy Hodgson wasn’t even in the crosshairs of the angry Three Lions’ faithful. The name on everyone’s lips was none other than ITV co-commentator Andy Townsend.

The former Republic of Ireland international has often been criticised for his generic views during ITV’s live broadcast of England matches, although the players haven’t given him too much to shout about in recent times.

Regular viewers will recognise frequent “Not for me, Clive” and “Better” ring out during a painful 90 minutes period. The 51-year-old has been subject to calls from Twitter users to be replaced, so is this criticism justified, or are there worse co-commentators out there who are going under the radar?

The Independent wanted to find out, and to see whether the broadcasting channel are ignoring a big call for change or simply not responding to a massive overreaction. All you need to do is vote for who you think is the worst co-commentator on the box, which you can do so below. This of course is not a complete reflection on their individuals selected and their talents on the microphone, but it might go some way to achieving the ultimate dream team to call the shots.


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We’ll close the vote at 3pm on Monday 13 October, and reveal the results later in the day.