Les Murray or Mr Football has died.
Those of us who love the World Game are very sad at this. He and Johnny Warren were compulsive viewing. Yes they made mistakes in their prognostications but who cared it was great television and their passion for the world game was undeniable.
Les was a refugee from Hungary. He would not have been able to get to Australia let alone live here these days. As he tirelessly told people he only got out of Hungary via a people smuggler.
He came here, changed his name so it was anglicised and was an instant hit on SBS ( known affectionately as soccer bloody soccer).
He was a passionate and tireless supporter of football and could roll his tongue around any foreign name better than anybody.
See Roy Hay , Paul Connolly