Look Out Alan Green!
August 22, 2005
[image1]Kim Stuckey has revealed himself as a man of many talents since becoming the Supporters Club Associate Director, but those who tuned into BBC Radio Bristol’s coverage of the away match against Torquay last Saturday discovered that he might have a future as a broadcaster!
Kim assisted commentator John Bennett by providing analysis and summary throughout the match. It was possible to discern that Kim was a late addition to the BBC “squad” for the afternoon because anchorman Geoff Twentyman referred to him several times as “Ken Stuckey” rather than Kim Stuckey.
Those who listened will no doubt agree that Kim performed his duties with some aplomb and sounded as though he had been doing the job for many years. The highlight of his broadcast was undoubtedly the moment when Richard Walker scored the winner which moved Kim to echo a famous piece of football commentary “Helen Chamberlain, Basil Fawlty, your boys took one hell of a beating!”
So how did he find himself in the commentary box? It seems he was in the wrong place at the wrong time because Radio Bristol had lined up a fellow director with connections to the timber industry.
However it seems that four pre-match pints of beer meant that a live broadcast would have been something of a risky business for the “first” choice, so Kim stepped into the breach at the very last minute settling down next to John Bennett shortly after kick-off!
“I didn’t have much time to prepare” said Kim “and had to run to the commentary position but I really enjoyed the experience once I settled down.”
Asked if he had received a fee for his trouble, Kim admitted that he hadn’t really thought about it, rumour has it that the director with connections to the timber industry enjoyed his pre-match beer courtesy of the BBC! [banner3]