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Dwayne Russell, clueless idiot.

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Punchy Bassett, May 23, 2010.

Put it out there
  1. Punchy Bassett

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    Wow, just watching the replay of the game now, and if this guy isn't the most clueless commentator around I don't know who is. Clear to see he has Port history. Just one of the many gems he came out with today, Blight was sacked apparently. That's interesting I clearly remember Blighty saying he had enough and was walking away. Just one of many idiotic comments today.

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  2. Wayne's-World

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    Don't get too sensitive .......so they have been slightly non-factual
    Not really something worth getting upset IMO

    Two that do get under my goat ....simply because one is a sensationalist and always trying to beat a story up (Steve Quartermaine) and the other I just don't think adds value is Glen Jacovich

    I have been really surprised this year how good Mathew Lloyd has been :thumbsu:
  3. KingJames23

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    If walker watches the reply, he'll wonder whether he was actually playing. On a number of occassions, Russell referred to Walker as Tippett. Colbert was equally as bad and annoyed me how they kept referring to the Edwards mcleod dispute.
  4. The Karma Bus

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    Up there with the worst verbal diarrhoea dribblers.

    Does my head in when we get him doing our games, but few commentators are any good
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    Next stop 119 - :D Nice.
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    Every time he's commentating when we're playing in Melbourne he always, with out fail, says "Player X won't mind being back home in Victoria!". Rubbish match caller.
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    Thing that irks me is the constant reminder that this or that player is VICTORIAN. He doesn't do this with Port. Grrrr.
  8. The Karma Bus

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    Dont know what you're talking about :confused:

    It's a real stop.

    Just down Port road ;)
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    I think he's normally very good. Although I was at the game and didn't hear his call today.
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    It gets a bit tiring when he goes on about player's histories every five minutes.

    And when someone's making a debut he's bound to mention about their family watching in the stands at least three times.

    Otherwise I think he's alright.
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    Not just him, but all 3 of them today made so many errors with player names. I think i heard them call either Dangerfield/Tippett/Walker by one of the other's names about 10 times.

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    He was sour cos his mob pooched it last night.
    He's always pretty bad but today was up there with the worst of them
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    Friday Night = Bruce McAvaney
    Saturday Afternoon = Kelli Underwood or Robert Shaw
    Saturday Night = Steve Quatermaine or Matthew Campbell
    Sunday Early = Dwayne Russell
    Sunday Afternoon = who? I never watch this game, Bruce again isn't it?
    Sunday Twilight = Brian Taylor creaming over some nobody

    it's a lose/lose/lose/lose/lose/lose/lose/lose situation when you watch a game from home on TV
  14. Go the Guts

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    I normally don't mind Russell, but he went on and on and on about the McLeod Edwards thing today, just couldn't let it go. All because idiot McDermott decided to raise it again in today's paper. Really, both him and McDermott need to get a life. The issue he raved about has been brilliantly handled by all concerned - including the 2 players. It's none of friggin McDermott's business how they handle it, as long as it doesn't impact on other players, and there doesnt seem to be any evidence that it has.
    At least Russell is south aussie and in other club games he often refers to certain players having origins from sturt or westies or norwood or other sanfl clubs - I like hearing that stuff, and it at least is partially educating the victorian public that there is a lot of great clubs supplying players to the afl outside of victoria.
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    Not sure if it was Dwayn-o or not but someone mentioned Mitch Clark at the start of the game when he started in defence, that it was an interesting move considering he has no experience in defence. He actually rested in defence for the whole of 2009 when he was rucking.

    Dwayno would actually be in my top 2-3 commentators though, come to think of it I think it was Spud Frawley who said it.
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    Yeah, it's the normal C7 clown panel.
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    Not his fault he was only commenting what Chris ( I still have shit on my liver )McDermott wrote

    Russell is just keeping up the anti Crows media circus
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    Who would have thought it... but...

    BRING BACK DERMIE!
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    i miss clinton grybas, he's been a massive loss for all AFL broadcasters, he was clearly the best of them all.
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    I really like Matthew Lloyd as a commentator, I think he does a good job, he clearly understands the game. Dwayne Russel isn't that bad, he is usually quite professional and does a good job. I didn't watch yesterday, because I was at the game.

    The one that I can't stand is Glen Jacovich. I loved him as a footballer, but WOW he is to simple to be in a commentary box. Adds nothing.
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    "Jack Gunston, who's never kicked a goal in his AFL career...."

    ...4 minutes after half time in his debut game :rolleyes:
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    Frawley's even worse than Russell, and that's saying something. Russell frustrates the hell out of me.

    I forget which one it was, but one of the commentary team referred to Walker as Dangerfield at one stage. Tippett I can understand, but Dangerfield? Clearly they only know of one young Crows player.
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    Nothing beats Tony Shaw calling Symes Johncock though.
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    Lloydy... God he is thick.

    The other week he was lauding melbournes rookies, scully trengrove etc... said melbourne had picked the worst possible time to bottom out, clearly he meant best. He then went on to describe a backman who was 'the best forward I have ever played on'.... .:rolleyes:

    I dont hate russel, though he is annoying. Has some obscure stat/annecdote for EVERY player in the league. I dont think he's biased, Ive heard him call our games with what seems genuine excitement, even in a showdown. (e.g the one we won with 19 fit men)

    Shaw, Jackovic, Frawley should not have a jobs. Surely there are better special comments men somewhere.

    Agree re Grybas, he was one of the best.
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    Who names their kid Dwayne FFS! He's not even a redheaded step child.:rolleyes: