7Cricket Vs Fox Cricket

Who has the better coverage?


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to1994

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I don't mind Warne on Fox, at least he speaks his mind and isn't an ass kisser like Hussey and Brett Lee.
 

Dez!

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I don't mind Warne on Fox, at least he speaks his mind and isn't an ass kisser like Hussey and Brett Lee.
His mind is empty and listening to his opinions and "analysis" it's mind-boggling that this bloke is the greatest spin bowler ever.
 

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dtm06

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The way he kept crapping on about Starc's first ball being a straight half valley on leg stump was ridiculous. Whether it was spite towards Starc, an inability to admit your prediction was wrong or a mixture of the two, it was borderline sad. Glad Waugh and the other commentators were having none of it.
 

dtm06

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To be fair no batsman should’ve been dismissed by that delivery. It did swing though.
Yeah Burns shouldn't have got himself in the position he did but it was an obvious plan by the Australians that was executed perfectly and that aside, still a decent delivery. Certainly not what Warne incessantly described it as.
 

Gethelred

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Fox is losing control of their graphics.

For a substantial portion of the first session yesterday, they had no score or anything at the bottom of the screen, and the commentators kept announcing the score to try and compensate for its lack in the hopes no-one would notice. This morning, when Warne was going on a journey to demonstrate something he thought, they brought up Ollie Robinson's spells by fastest/slowest ball and the average; one of his spells had the fastest ball at 121.9, the slowest at 119.5, and the average at 119.5; the average precisely the same as the slowest ball.

Not been good this series at all, and we're in the first test. I'd be interested to know how many worked in the box on production pre-Covid and how many are in there now, because the quality has perceptibly decreased.
 

Belnakor

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Fox is losing control of their graphics.

For a substantial portion of the first session yesterday, they had no score or anything at the bottom of the screen, and the commentators kept announcing the score to try and compensate for its lack in the hopes no-one would notice.

they tried to do a new format and it fell over apparently.
 

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Bipolarbear

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Totally forgot the cricket was on TBH. Turns out it's not even day 1!
 

pride of the West

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Fox is losing control of their graphics.

For a substantial portion of the first session yesterday, they had no score or anything at the bottom of the screen, and the commentators kept announcing the score to try and compensate for its lack in the hopes no-one would notice. This morning, when Warne was going on a journey to demonstrate something he thought, they brought up Ollie Robinson's spells by fastest/slowest ball and the average; one of his spells had the fastest ball at 121.9, the slowest at 119.5, and the average at 119.5; the average precisely the same as the slowest ball.

Not been good this series at all, and we're in the first test. I'd be interested to know how many worked in the box on production pre-Covid and how many are in there now, because the quality has perceptibly decreased.
This also happens time to time with footy it’s zoomed in to close can’t see the score.
I thought it was just a kayo thing
 

DEVO

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Three years later and I still prefer C7 for the same reasons.

1. C7 have Ricky Ponting who is the most insightful cricket commentator going round. Also I don't mind Allison Mitchell even though she is a Pom.
2. Fox have Warne who is the worst commentator in history and his mastery of the English language is embarrassing at best.
 

BStaff17

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I must say do we set really high standards of broadcasts these days. What do we actually want from our commentators. There is only so much analysis that can be done during a days play. What else can they do during the boring parts of the day that everyone would like to see especially in a test.

When Channel 9 had the coverage there quality declined and became stale at the backend of that era. And i think most people were happy to see a change.

What worked 20 years ago probably doesn't work now. Like i dont think having commentators sit in silence like the late great richie benuad did works in 2021.

I don't have an issue with either 7 or Fox coverage i do flick over from time to time. Fox doesn't have the adbreaks is an advantage.

I think Skull is the best because he mixes his humour into his analysis.

And when you listen to his analysis a lot of what he says is spot on because he does the research and watches test matches all around the world plus shield.
 

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Is there a place to see the commentary schedule for the day? Would love to flick between ch 7/fox when the good commentators are on

I don't know about Fox but with 7 there's a pattern that can help people avoid commentator/s they don't like. Channel 7 operate with a ball by caller joined by two former players who are on air for 40 minutes at a time. Every session, Tim Lane gets the first 40 minute stint, Alison Mitchell gets the 2nd 40 minute stint while James Brayshaw gets the 40 minutes before the end of a session.

I think Ricky Ponting is on 5 times a day which may seem like overkill but you could argue he's the best on either network. Ponting is on in the first and third 40 minute stint of the first and last sessions while he is on during the middle stint in the 2nd session.

If things have changed this summer, I do apologise but that's the pattern I remember 7 going with for their coverage.
 
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Can’t understand Botham, Hayden has to talk about himself more than the play of course, Brayshaw wants to be an excitement knob, Tim Lane pauses and sighs too much, the English woman yells too much, Ponting is good
 

Cleavy

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I must say do we set really high standards of broadcasts these days. What do we actually want from our commentators. There is only so much analysis that can be done during a days play. What else can they do during the boring parts of the day that everyone would like to see especially in a test.

When Channel 9 had the coverage there quality declined and became stale at the backend of that era. And i think most people were happy to see a change.

What worked 20 years ago probably doesn't work now. Like i dont think having commentators sit in silence like the late great richie benuad did works in 2021.

I don't have an issue with either 7 or Fox coverage i do flick over from time to time. Fox doesn't have the adbreaks is an advantage.

I think Skull is the best because he mixes his humour into his analysis.

And when you listen to his analysis a lot of what he says is spot on because he does the research and watches test matches all around the world plus shield.

I think it still does for Tests, but commentators talking non-stop is better suited for BBL.
 

Coops93

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Ricky Ponting is easily the best commentator in cricket right now. Fox is good with the no ads allowing more replays etc. but their commentators are shocking.


Commentators not being at the grounds right now is bad. Does anyone know if this is still a covid precaution or have networks realised they can save a few quid by not sending them around? I hope it's still a precaution. There's a noticeable drop in quality imo.
 

hawkman

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Ricky Ponting is easily the best commentator in cricket right now. Fox is good with the no ads allowing more replays etc. but their commentators are shocking.


Commentators not being at the grounds right now is bad. Does anyone know if this is still a covid precaution or have networks realised they can save a few quid by not sending them around? I hope it's still a precaution. There's a noticeable drop in quality imo.
No one could get into Qld except from WA. I think the 2nd test they should be there. I think for BBL it will be a money saving thing
 

Coops93

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No one could get into Qld except from WA. I think the 2nd test they should be there. I think for BBL it will be a money saving thing
Ahh yes I forgot QLD are still being weird. As I live in QLD it doesn't effect me so I forgot about it all. That makes sense though.