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What about when their researcher stuffed up and thought Wayne Reid was a player as well as an ex-president? Assuming they mixed him up with Wayne Gordon. Not the worst thing Channel 7 has ever done but still a shambolic attempt at a tribute.

But for the rest of last night, any commentary box without BT is an improvement. I wouldn't pick McLachlan or Brayshaw at the top of the commentator draft but Taylor is such a buffoon that he brings everyone down with him.

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1 hour ago, Smokey said:

Oh thats a good one - BT's different words for describing a kick 

"A slider", "a dribbler", "a chiseler". There are many more, cant think of them all right now.

wow wee 

"HOW ABOUT THAT!!!"

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19 minutes ago, Supermercado said:

What about when their researcher stuffed up and thought Wayne Reid was a player as well as an ex-president? Assuming they mixed him up with Wayne Gordon. Not the worst thing Channel 7 has ever done but still a shambolic attempt at a tribute.

But for the rest of last night, any commentary box without BT is an improvement. I wouldn't pick McLachlan or Brayshaw at the top of the commentator draft but Taylor is such a buffoon that he brings everyone down with him.

And apparently a brilliant player who played in the ‘79-81 team. It was told with such conviction that I didn’t even question it. 

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20 minutes ago, TRIGON said:

"HOW ABOUT THAT!!!"

“BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!!”

”GEE WHIZ! GOLLY GOSH!”

Edited by WalkingCivilWar
Just remembered another annoying BT comment
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I don’t know who the coach is of these football commentators, but they need to get Clarko in because  they are putrid!

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50 minutes ago, Supermercado said:

What about when their researcher stuffed up and thought Wayne Reid was a player as well as an ex-president? Assuming they mixed him up with Wayne Gordon. Not the worst thing Channel 7 has ever done but still a shambolic attempt at a tribute.

But for the rest of last night, any commentary box without BT is an improvement. I wouldn't pick McLachlan or Brayshaw at the top of the commentator draft but Taylor is such a buffoon that he brings everyone down with him.

I wondered about that. I remembered him as President but never as a player. Then rather than correcting it, they just made it sound like he was both a player and the club President over the same time period.

Nevertheless, on balance, it was better that they made the effort to remember him than to have ignored his passing.

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2 minutes ago, wonnabeeri said:

Also watch on mute lately. The three times I’ve had sound on recently I’ve heard them say “player ‘mungs’ the ball down the line”. 
 

What is that?  Not english.

It's blocky footy speak.

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BT often says things that either don't make sense or are simply out of context.

For example, earlier in the year a team was coming from way behind and had a set shot for goal to put themselves within only a couple of goals down. BT in commentary said "this shot could blow the game wide open". 

Isn't that phrase reserved for teams that have banged on a few goal in a row to put the game beyond doubt?

BT's that irritating, I'd actually rather a 78 year old Peter Landy heading up the Friday night call than BT.

Bruce has been a shocking loss IMO. He was irritating but he didn't make the sloppy errors that BT, Darcy, JB and co make.

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They do my head in.

Brayshaw and Darcy talking about private schools is the final straw for me - "oh he's a good Scotch boy", "oh my son is friends with him from his days at Melbourne Grammar", "it's a football factory down at Brighton Grammar", as the wink and guffaw over each other. 

Makes me sick that our game has turned into this...

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1 hour ago, Supermercado said:

What about when their researcher stuffed up and thought Wayne Reid was a player as well as an ex-president? Assuming they mixed him up with Wayne Gordon. Not the worst thing Channel 7 has ever done but still a shambolic attempt at a tribute.

But for the rest of last night, any commentary box without BT is an improvement. I wouldn't pick McLachlan or Brayshaw at the top of the commentator draft but Taylor is such a buffoon that he brings everyone down with him.

Yes I noticed that-it would have meant he played those games at the age of about 42!

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2 hours ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

The cronyism in these circles is bloody appalling. 

How about the commentators suggesting each other for roles at the AFL or clubs?

Who will replace Hocking at the AFL… You interested, Garry?

They need a goal kicking coach… Browny? Rooey? Lordo?

They need an [censored]… BT?

 

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I always start watching (on Kayo) about an hour after 1st bounce, just so I do t have to endure the half time crappola and can ff through it.   David King is so full of his own special understanding…. 
 

just so grateful I don’t have to hear Carro’ Wilson sour thoughts …… 

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When we go to watch a game of football, we don't need commentators telling us what's happening.

It's no different to watching a game on TV.

I've said it before and I'll keep on saying it ... press the MUTE button and let your eyes and brain inform you.

As John Kennedy may have put it, "Don't just whinge and moan, DO something about it".

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I have often wondered how some of these media types/commenters get hired or keep their jobs. I assumed the networks based these decisions on audience research and ratings etc which if true is an indictment of the average supporter/audience. If James Bradshaw for example, is popular and rates well then there is little hope of improvement in this arena. Alternatively perhaps it is just jobs for the boys cronyism and the audience’s opinions don’t count for much as they know people will still watch because they are locked in regardless.

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2 hours ago, Supermercado said:

What about when their researcher stuffed up and thought Wayne Reid was a player as well as an ex-president?

heard that... they gave a year too.. was it 1979?

I started racking my brain because I felt ashamed that I could not place him as a player

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6 hours ago, roy11 said:

I know we've watched them enough to tell the difference, but commentators always seem to get Hunt/Langdon mixed up in the heat of the moment

Similar builds, long hair, long sleeves and a 5 in the number, make it understandable to some degree.

Then again it is their damn job to know better.

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I used to have mmm on when in my car, until one Friday night before one of the games. 

I kid you not that Howie guy kept going on about Chris Judd's trip to Japan, and you would think ok maybe his going to talk about the people, the food and normal stuff, no he went on about, how, their words not mine wearing poo slipers when going to the toilet.

Judd went on and on about having to wear slippers whilst in the dunny, with that Howie guy saying Juddie your so funny?

It wasn't far from it, yes we know they talk $*@# but this takes the cake, will never listen to that station until they grow up and start acting like adults, and not like ferals?

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IMO the worst special comments person in the entire media world is Mark Mclure. Zero original insight, and contradicts himself so many times each game its hard to keep count.

Deplorable.

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