They were commentators for many high profile matches including most of the France and Netherlands matches & ending with the Netherlands-Sweden semi final on 3 July 2019. In the summer of 2010 it was announced that Rae would be making the move back to the UK to continue commentating on a wider basis for ESPN's London-based channel. Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Bochum and my personal favourite, Cologne, would soon follow. Rae said that he’s found working for Amazon to be, as he called it, healthily laid back. That was my second game on the air!”, Hasenhuttl is pleading for aid, but there’s no money – Southampton are risking it all, Oxfordshire – the unlikely HQ for FA Cup First Round, The only sides with worse defences than Liverpool meet at Craven Cottage, Perfect weekend wrapped up the Constructor’s Championship for Mercedes at the 2020 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Johnson’s magic spells further nightmare for Nottingham Forest’s cursed start to the season, Diogo Jota pulls Liverpool through to victory against West Ham, Siriki Dembele shines as Peterborough put Shrewsbury to the sword, “BB bloody C!! Rae broadcast his first MLS game for Fox on 2 March 2019 with a match between the LA Galaxy and the Chicago Fire at Dignity Health Sports Park with former MLS player Maurice Edu. Timbers had a window left What happened is over a year ago my wife and I moved back to the United States after several wonderful years in the UK where I was working for BT Sport and several other broadcasters. This isn't the Election Day debate we expected, but here we are. Hospital radio is a concept most Americans do not understand but it is a way for a young broadcaster to get experience and it is a great service for people in hospitals because it gives people the opportunity to listen to their team’s matches. They want Derek Rae. The seed was planted in 1974, when West Germany hosted the World Cup in the Cold War days, and the country's division added intrigue and mystery for a then-inquisitive 7-year-old football fanatic. Rae has lived in the U.S. long enough to be exposed to the NFL and the way their typical broadcasters go about calling a game, and the 52-year-old Scot never thought he’d get the chance to do it. With the NFL you almost have too much information where you have to sort through what is relevant versus what is window dressing. Henry also talks about the impacts of altitude and how significant it really is to play in. Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only), ESPN+ viewer's guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more. Derek Rae doesn’t sound like your traditional NFL play-by-play broadcaster. I was with Dundee United when they made it all the way to the final of the UEFA Cup and I covered the 1990 World Cup for the BBC Radio Network. Shlomo Sprung is a writer and columnist for Awful Announcing. The following year he was named “Sony British Sports Broadcaster of the Year” for his work as a soccer commentator. In Week 3, in a 27–6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, he made his first professional reception and had a 13-yard punt return. Cameron and Paul are joined by Gordon McGuinness to look back at all the week 7 actions. He commentated every week on the SPFL as well as the Europa League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1. So that was my one concern. Cameron and Paul are joined by Scotland international and Edinburgh Rugby star Henry Prygos as we review our penultimate division, the AFC West. So when I lived here I always knew what was going on with the league. In 2020, Rae was named as ESPN's lead Bundesliga commentator as well as a contributor to ESPN FC and a columnist on ESPN.com. X-Ray will be available on all streaming devices under the “Stats by X-Ray” button, and Rae and Smyth will be integrating the data into the broadcasts. Germany's top division is on ESPN+. The way the game ended opens up a conversation about 2 point conversations as Paul shares his belief that the decision to go for 2 was dumb by both the Texans and the Football Team. - ESPN+ viewer's guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more. We talk about some of the stories that we're looking forward to seeing play out, picking the 5 teams who we think have the most interesting narrative going in. Bayern Munich look dominant in Bundesliga, but is their squad too thin to defend Treble? While my historical knowledge of the NFL goes all the way back to the mid-1980s when it was very popular in the UK and it was on over-the-air TV during that spell. Rae can often be heard commentating for the world feed of the Bundesliga. So things went from strength-to-strength for me on the air and I was with BBC Scotland for five years. After the World Cup, Rae joined ESPN International, where he called Eredivisie and Campeonato Brasileiro Série A games. We go over all the highlights and lowlights for teams and share your thoughts on our weekly Belter, Bowfin & Bawbag awards before sharing our own! Nov. 3, 2020 was an awfully curious time to schedule the Gold Glove awards ceremony. He will be calling Rugby Six nations games for them in 2018, having announced it on his Twitter feed on 29 January. Falcons pick up their second win. Let’s just hope we get some cracking games to cover as we certainly did last year.”, MLB announcing Gold Glove winners during U.S. election coverage didn’t go too well, ABC’s three CFB windows all recorded season-high viewership Saturday, with Ohio State-Penn State their best game so far, NFL Week 8 viewership: another strong week of Sunday afternoon windows, There was a Nate Silver-Darren Rovell Election Day Twitter feud, Both Sunday Night Football and Sunday Ticket could change hands in the next round of rights bidding, ESPN may move away from regular national MLB games on Mondays and Wednesdays in a new deal. Derek Rae (born 1967) is a Scottish association football commentator and presenter who currently works for ESPN and the Bundesliga World Feed. During his lengthy career he has covered the UEFA Champions, the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Major League Soccer, and eight World Cups. As for the Chiefs, we ask Henry what it's like to know you're up against Mahomes for the next 10 years potentially and we try to find a weakness in the Kansas City team. That’s the sound we’re looking for.’”. NFL Scotland Podcast Ep - 121. We then have a quick look at the week 5 action and Cameron has a spoiler alert as he tells you the Buccaneers results for the rest of the season....! Courtesy of Derek Rae In the '80s, my German teacher at Hazlehead Academy, Bryan Steel, was a huge influence, sensing he had a student in me who cherished the subject matter. We cover LA and wonder what Sean McVey needs to do to get the Rams back up in this division. Profile page for football player Derek Rae (Midfielder). Were you always a fan? Plus there was an impromptu visit to the Volksparkstadion, the home of Hamburger SV, who would be crowned European club champions the following year. Rae will return to provide commentary during ESPN’s presentation of Brazil 2014, his seventh FIFA World Cup. I imagined the burly Horst Hrubesch diving to head home a trademark cross from Manni Kaltz. A former British Sports Broadcaster of the Year, Derek Rae is best known to viewers in the United States as the popular main voice of the UEFA Champions League on ESPN from 2003 to 2009. If you look on a map, you'll see just how close the north coast of Germany is to my home city of Aberdeen; indeed, the North Sea many centuries ago was one of Europe's early highways. Week 4: Q1 Grades, NFL Scotland Podcast - Ep 117. Cam & Paul sit down ahead of the NFL season to look ahead to a very eagerly anticipated 2020 campaign. We talk about the dominant D and how important that is and wonder how this franchise can thrive in their new location and stadium. Since 2017, Rae has also teamed with Tommy Smyth to provide alternate British English coverage on the Amazon Video broadcast of Thursday Night Football in the US. The duo then flew to Russia as on site commentators for Morocco-Iran, Costa Rica-Serbia, Tunisia-England, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia, France-Peru, Nigeria-Iceland, England-Panama, Iran-Portugal, Iceland-Croatia, Belgium-England, Spain-Russia, Colombia-England and Sweden-England. Sadly I wasn’t able to do the first four games of the season last year just because of the other commitments that I had in Europe. FIFA hired him as a press officer and he oversaw the World Cup games that were held at Foxboro Stadium. We discuss drops in Detroit, give props to the Packers and discuss chops in Cleveland and Cinci! And we thoroughly enjoy it. During his lengthy career he has covered the UEFA Champions, the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Major League Soccer, and eight World Cups. From there I worked my way up and I always kept into contact with my broadcasting hero David Francey. Despite not being able to travel into the DDR at that time, I spent weekends on trains up and down West Germany. Week 5: A lot of fish and a touch of Sherry, NFL Scotland Podcast - Ep 118. “And I think in some respects that makes it easier. But I was very keen to try something that would be a challenge for me in a good way. Derek is one of the top sports broadcasters in the world. DR: This is the interesting thing: Not really because the preparation is the same for everything. He is also an ambassador for Berwick Rangers. Over the years, I sensed on social media that those who really loved German football seemed to like having a kindred spirit at the microphone. Andy believes the talent is there! "What is it about you and Germany?" Paul is joined by Gordon and Charles to pick apart of the highlights from week 2. Yes, there were games to cover in Germany in my BBC Scotland years, but they were all from the Scottish clubs' perspective. We look back at some blown victories, some surprising outcomes and some absolute bawbaggery....yep, it's those Falcons again. Derek Rae: It has been an exciting experience. Whether you’re watching via Prime Video or Twitch, where commentary can be co-streamed by users, fans this season can tap into next-gen stats for game broadcasts through Amazon’s X-Ray technology previously only available to coaches and announcers. Part two, published later in the week, will focus solely on soccer and his experiences covering the beautiful game. https://feed.podbean.com/scotlandnfl/feed.xml. I am not Al Michaels and I am not Joe Buck in terms of presenting the game but Amazon doesn’t want that. He forged an on air partnership in France with former US women’s national team defender Danielle Slaton during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup again on Fox Sports. Derek Rae (born 1967) is a Scottish association football commentator and presenter who currently works for ESPN and the Bundesliga World Feed. They chat over the amazing victory for the Raiders over the Chiefs as Gordon explains what the blueprint is to beating Kansas City! I first went there as part of an organised school trip, but again later in 1985, between school and university, funding my journey by working as a postman in Aberdeen for the first part of the summer. Week 3: Hurkle Durkle. He invited me down to the headquarters and they basically offered me a gig. I came to my first NFL game back nearly 30 years ago between the New England Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals in another glorious archetypal New England fall day. The statue of Graham Taylor outside Vicarage Road showing a sign of the times, But now will Niezgoda join Blanco as being out for the year? See Derek Rae's bio, transfer history and stats here. Or maybe Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth, typically more at home with the other kind of football — soccer — but in this case an absolute blast calling the NFL? That’s the sound we’re looking for.’”. 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