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Watch: The many times Malcolm Allen was ‘tasered’ when Wales scored

15 Oct 2023 3 minute read
Malcolm Allen (Credit: S4C)

David Owens

There are many things I love. Music, sport, comedy, my family and sunshine on a crisp autumn day. Oh and chocolate raisins. God, I love chocolate raisins.

However, there is one thing I really love. A moment I now actively seek out everytime Wales win a game of football. Admittedly it’s been a little too long since that happened in a meaningful match, but nevertheless, there is one thing that makes my heart sing and makes my face break out into a broad smile – and that is Malcolm Allen.

Not just Malcolm Allen per se, but the diehard Cymru fan come co-commentator on S4C, who is both the most passionate supporter and a soundman’s worst nightmare.

In tandem with Sgorio commentator Nic Parry, they are the finest Welsh partnership since Rush and Hughes, a stellar footballing commentating combo.

And I don’t care what anyone says but there can be no greater sound in sport than Malcolm Allen screaming when Wales score a goal – even if it might sound like he’s been tasered – multiple times.

When Wales hit the back of the net, Parry is ever the professional holding things together like the consummate commentator he is, while Allen is all of us, a Welsh fan screaming with delight while the S4C engineers struggle to keep a hold on the sound levels.

To me it is nothing but a life-affirming joy. His screams of delight at Euro 2016 are now the stuff of legend, a defining moment of Welsh culture and folklore.

That’s what endears us all to the former Newcastle and Wales striker – above all he is one of us – and we love him for it.

Here then are the many times Malcolm Allen was ‘tasered’ watching Wales score.

Carry on screaming, Malcom!

READ MORE: The new life of former Wales star and Sgorio presenter Malcolm Allen

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Arthur Owen
Arthur Owen
6 months ago

During the 2016 game against Russia,after a shot of one particular Russia fan in the crowd Nic said ‘mae yna bethau sydd yn gwneud i ti anghofio am beldroed weithia Malc’this clip has never,to my knowledge,been replayed.And I do not expect to see it any time soon

Dewi Evans
6 months ago

I have to written to S4C to ask why Malcolm Allen wasn’t part of the team Wednesday night & awaiting a reply! Malcolm Allen is a ‘national treasure’ the soccer equivalent of Grav! We do know that S4C has in its ranks idiots (see the ludicrous attack on Mike Phillips by one of its now departed big wigs). I get it that we need women pundits etc BUT ‘progress’ shouldn’t be at the expense of a national treasure who’s done so much for Wales but still has his feet squarely on the ground! Write to S4C & tell them we… Read more »

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