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1 minute ago, DeeSpencer said:

Eddie has some technical chops and a decent grasp of the English language, he threatens to be a good commentator. But then you notice he’s red lining it 12 minutes in to the first quarter. Then he’ll be barracking for one side for an odd reason. And then tops it off with reading texts from his famous mates on air. 

Eddie loves name drop.

Assuming of course said person is filthy rich

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17 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

BT is obviously a boofhead and James Brayshaw's sshtick is well past its use by date. for me though the most beige and banal commentator is Cameron Ling. For the type of player he was I would have assumed a forthright, no nonsense style. He's the exact opposite. I've never heard a single insight pass his lips

Might just be that he does not have any.

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I'm driven crazy by commentators giving a lecture on what players need to do, either during the play and then again immediately afterwards as if that somehow proves the wisdom of the original comment.  But why do I say 'original' - usually the comment isn't original at all. It's stating the bleeding obvious. As if they are lecturing to 6 year olds or people who have never seen AFL before.

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I love the old ABC days , just describing the play and not being too opinionated and cheesy with the jokes.

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59 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

I always listen to the commentary muted but gave it a go last night because BT wasn't commenting.

I'm glad i did because Justin Leppitsch was excellent. Worth putting up with the other nuffies if he's involved.

AFLW commentary was very good this year as well. None of the hyperbolic BS you get with the mens commentary

Yea! Jason Bennett and Nigel Carmody are great. 

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I actually really enjoy the commentary of Leppa, i hope he's someone we'd be considering as a potential assistant coach, he really seems to understand the game well, and can explain it in a way that would make sense to people even as simple as Port Adelaide supporters. 

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Dermie is the worst.  I don't mind Eddie as a presenter but not as a commentator.

Daisy Pearce is right up there with the best.  What a trailblazer.  Imagine the relentless vitriol she would have copped on line from the mouth breathing AFL fans over the journey.

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What about the dead silence from all the 7 commentators after the siren?  I thought someone had died behind the scenes or they'd been kidnapped and hog tied!

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1 hour ago, HBDee said:

I lost all respect for Cameron Ling (and Simon Black for that matter) the first time I saw that Cash Converters ad. Has to be up there with the most disgraceful sell-out of a modern footballer I've ever seen. Also it's just a woeful ad regardless of who is in it.

I assume Petracca as well seeing he is doing Cash Converters ads?

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1 hour ago, HBDee said:

I lost all respect for Cameron Ling (and Simon Black for that matter) the first time I saw that Cash Converters ad. Has to be up there with the most disgraceful sell-out of a modern footballer I've ever seen. Also it's just a woeful ad regardless of who is in it.

Ummmmm, what about Trac's Cash Converters ads?

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20 minutes ago, Crompton's the man said:

We should start a petition to Fox that they offer a broadcast option that has no commentary but does broadcast the umpires whistle and calls

 

that would enrich the viewing experience enormously 

 

Why isn't there an option on here to give multiple likes to a post?

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20 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Yea! Jason Bennett and Nigel Carmody are great. 

Agreed. The AFLW and VFL commentary teams just get on with calling the game and they do it well.

In terms of "special comments" Leppa has been a welcome addition. The two best at this though are Daisy Pearce & Abbie Holmes. Their insight is a class above the other boofheads that 7 trot out .

Jobe Watson does my head in. Butchers the language. He dead set invents his own words.

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Last night was bearable because Taylor the [censored] was absent.  He doesn't know the rules or the players.   And he's not funny. I particularly enjoy his medical speculations regarding injury.  Classic example - when he suggested the GPS tracker in the jumper may've caused in injury.  

 

And he seems anally fixated...if I hear him mention hemorrhoid cream one more time I will lose it.  

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7 minutes ago, deegirl said:

Ummmmm, what about Trac's Cash Converters ads?

As an actor he makes a great footballer. 

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2 hours ago, binman said:

Totally agree on Leppitsch.

But please remember this thread is for football commentators THAT DO YOUR HEAD IN

(besides give JL time. He'll catch the moron bug if he satys in the media long enough)

I hardly envision him riding a scooter, growing a beard that elves could hide in or taking photos of the players' guns while spending time on media street.?? Life in the public eye can do strange things to people however.

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30 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

I love the old ABC days , just describing the play and not being too opinionated and cheesy with the jokes.

Yeh, Bring back Doug Heywood & Percy Beames with Alan McIlvray for special effects.

Eddis McEverywhere thinks he is broadcasting on radio whereas TV allows people to see the actual contest. WHere commentators  (the good ones) are handy when they present the wider picture that is not shown on our screens at the time i.e. when a side gets a really good ball movement down the ground. TV does not show that very often.

 

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Yes they are certainly frustrating in particular when they are commentating on MFC games. I dont notice them as much when its a non-MFC game - BT is a bit hit and miss but most of the time the artificial adulation that spews out of his mouth can be off putting. 

I like Leppa, Bartel & Pearce as they seem to be the most balanced and have a good understanding of the game. It is their insight that is able to highlight patterns and trends that may not immediately be obvious to average viewer. 

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3 minutes ago, deegirl said:

Last night was bearable because Taylor the [censored] was absent.  He doesn't know the rules or the players.   And he's not funny. I particularly enjoy his medical speculations regarding injury.  Classic example - when he suggested the GPS tracker in the jumper may've caused in injury.  

 

And he seems anally fixated...if I hear him mention hemorrhoid cream one more time I will lose it.  

And he’s borderline obsessed with the umpires. He knows more about them than he does the actual players. 

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One thing as well that has gotten on my goat...?

Can any commentator pronounce 'Powell-Pepper' and not sound like the are saying 'Pal-Pepper'? I get that it's not an episode of 'Firing Line' pitting Noam Chomsky against William F. Buckley, but 'Pal-Pepper' sounds like a variety of dog food made from rejected pepper steaks. 

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