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Sky commentary Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:56 am  

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I watched the Rabbitos v Roosters match on Sky a few days ago and the commentary was exhilarating. The enthusiastic, intelligent and original comments really enhanced some thrilling rugby.
Then...
I watched Wigan v Wakefield!
The commentary was so mundane, repetitive, and quite frankly, devoid of basic English.
One commentator said, “See the vision what he’s got.”
It reminded me of Morecambe and Wise when they discussed the plays ‘what he wrote’.
This isn’t the first time I’ve cringed at such commentary. It wouldn’t be too bad if the commentator had a good voice, was informative, exciting and varied his comments.
I will say that Brian Carney does an excellent job as anchorman.
Re: Sky commentary Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:08 pm  
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Did Terry O'Connor get stiffed by Wigan when he left the club? Doesn't half sound like he bears a grudge against Wigan. Anti-Wigan bias aside. He's an awful commentator.
Re: Sky commentary Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:09 pm  

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Akinwale Arobieke wrote:
Did Terry O'Connor get stiffed by Wigan when he left the club? Doesn't half sound like he bears a grudge against Wigan. Anti-Wigan bias aside. He's an awful commentator.


They seem to be under orders to support whoever's the underdog, which at least is an improvement on Eddie Hemmings, who basically supported St Helens, but it still comes over as rank amateurism.

They're supposed to be neutral, and should sound it.
Re: Sky commentary Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:32 pm  

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Terry O'Connor isn't a commentator he's a summeriser, a pretty awful one at that.
We seem stuck for quality commentators but not summerisers. Carney is good although he's now used as an anchor. Wells is good and Wilkin is excellent, when used Shenton is very good as well. Why SKY persist with "Baz and Tez" when there are so many better alternatives I don't know. They had their comedy slot on Boots n All years ago and have gone backwards since.

As for commentators, I quite like Bill Arthur but they need to bring in quality people alongside. There are folk about on local radio and club tv, I do think they could do a lot better than than current talkers!
Re: Sky commentary Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:23 pm  

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Cruncher wrote:
They seem to be under orders to support whoever's the underdog, which at least is an improvement on Eddie Hemmings, who basically supported St Helens, but it still comes over as rank amateurism.

They're supposed to be neutral, and should sound it.

Give me Hemmings any day or the week over what’s there now
Re: Sky commentary Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:24 pm  

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Terrible the lot of them. Terry and Baz in particular.

They often just stop mid sentence and start a new one.

Phrases often heard like 'Charnley with his speed and quickness'
Re: Sky commentary Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:08 pm  

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He says, “He done good.”
Well, at least he doesn’t say, “Him done good.”
Re: Sky commentary Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:45 am  
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Father Ted wrote:
Terry O'Connor isn't a commentator he's a summeriser, a pretty awful one at that.
We seem stuck for quality commentators but not summerisers. Carney is good although he's now used as an anchor. Wells is good and Wilkin is excellent, when used Shenton is very good as well. Why SKY persist with "Baz and Tez" when there are so many better alternatives I don't know. They had their comedy slot on Boots n All years ago and have gone backwards since.

As for commentators, I quite like Bill Arthur but they need to bring in quality people alongside. There are folk about on local radio and club tv, I do think they could do a lot better than than current talkers!



Wells is a weird one, there's a lot of people who think he talks a lot of sense, and theres a lot of people who think he talks a lot of poop, weirdly it seems to be the people that like 'baz n tez' who seem threatened by wells being able to actually put a decent sentence together.

Personally i like him, whether he should be present and pitchside at the moment observing every other team and hearing everyones calls and set ups whilst he works for cas is another matter.

Always surprises me that they dont get more NRL/Aussie players as guests on there, they've all been media trained and are generally good value to listen to. PLus i've got a guilty pleasure of hearing ocker accents, they're like scottish bank notes, you've never seen (heard) two the same.
Re: Sky commentary Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:08 am  

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Personally i like him, whether he should be present and pitchside at the moment observing every other team and hearing everyones calls and set ups whilst he works for cas is another matter.


It's working really well for them :lol:

I quite like Jon Wells and I used to enjoy the touch screen stuff.

Wells and Carney are great. The rest can go.
Re: Sky commentary Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:12 am  

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Fantastic Mr Catpiss wrote:
Father Ted wrote:
Terry O'Connor isn't a commentator he's a summeriser, a pretty awful one at that.
We seem stuck for quality commentators but not summerisers. Carney is good although he's now used as an anchor. Wells is good and Wilkin is excellent, when used Shenton is very good as well. Why SKY persist with "Baz and Tez" when there are so many better alternatives I don't know. They had their comedy slot on Boots n All years ago and have gone backwards since.

As for commentators, I quite like Bill Arthur but they need to bring in quality people alongside. There are folk about on local radio and club tv, I do think they could do a lot better than than current talkers!



Wells is a weird one, there's a lot of people who think he talks a lot of sense, and theres a lot of people who think he talks a lot of poop, weirdly it seems to be the people that like 'baz n tez' who seem threatened by wells being able to actually put a decent sentence together.

Personally i like him, whether he should be present and pitchside at the moment observing every other team and hearing everyones calls and set ups whilst he works for cas is another matter.

Always surprises me that they dont get more NRL/Aussie players as guests on there, they've all been media trained and are generally good value to listen to. PLus i've got a guilty pleasure of hearing ocker accents, they're like scottish bank notes, you've never seen (heard) two the same.


I agree about Wells he is more professional than O'Connor Or McDermott they should have gone with Eddie and Stevo. Tony Rea is a good co presenter, Chris Warren was good as a commentator and presenter. Wilkin is a good assessor of a game and would be a good fit for SKY. Carney, Wells and Wilkin would be a good team.
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