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Andy Maher - Sorry but I don't get it

Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by mhill, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. mhill

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    I understand that we aren't going to like every commentator, I can even take the conflict of interest when guys like Eddie commentate.
    I can even tolerate ex footballers who don't know how to commentate but get some leniency due to their football career.
    Or a boys club based appointment. Or print journos who decide they want to speak as well.

    Where the hell does Andy "the walking cliche" Maher fit into the media landscape?

    He is like a noxious weed now popping up on the 20 over coverage for Big Bash.
    I guess it should give me some hope that anyone can get a job commentating.

    I know that there are those out there who would say he works hard,a good guy etc etc but for crying out loud he can't even speak properly - does he talk with his fingers clasped over his nose.

    What gives?
     

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  2. PoopingHindi

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    its like he's doing a bad parody of a sports broadcaster only he's serious
    i have no idea how he gets work.

    i kill the volume when he's on now...cant bear to listen to that level of stupid.
     
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    Probably a great guy and everyone loves him (and that is how he stays in the job), but he is a hopeless commentator/interviewer.

    The only bad thing about the 2007 GF DVD/broadcast was his (and his offsider's) interviews after the game. I think for every player he asked the probing question - "How does it feel?". :rolleyes:
     
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    Youze guyz are just jealous.
     
  5. St 07

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    You Blokes just don't get it.
     
  6. mhill

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    :thumbsu:

    Ah yes "you blokes" now that's a personal favourite.

    Far from being jealous, it gives all of us hope. :D
     
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    I thought they were trying to grow the popularity of 20/20?
     
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    They blew the budget luring Viv Richards and others and needed a cheap filler to pad the roster.
     
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    The legendary story is of him jumping on a bar and belting out the Carlton song early in the last quarter of the 2009 Elimination Final.

    For that story Andy, we thank you.
     
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    Looking for something positive, reckon he handled the hosting of Before the Game well. Allowed the panel conversation to flow by largely taking a back seat only intervening when things were getting out of hand.
     
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    "Gee we are so thankful for joining us, all the best to you in your ah... your ah.. endevours and all the best, there he goes one of our favourites mhill what a great guy hey Tim?"

    "It's just a beautiful thing"

    "You blokes have just blown it to the shizen"
     
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    Seriously though, does he have to be everywhere?Couldn't believe it when I saw him covering football (soccer) on Fox Sports; then I see him on the golf coverages; I bet he'll be on for the Sochi Olympics too. Andy Maher IS the new Eddie. Only at least Eddie had some charisma about him.

    I turned the volume down last night on the BBL cos I couldn't stomach his voice anymore, and it's not really his voice, it was his knowledge of the game; last week in one of the BBL games, there was a nice shot over mid-off and Andy says "oh...that was a nice...shot...over, over...that fielder over there". He didn't even know it was mid-off! You'd like to think he at least got a "crash course" in cricket knowledge before the bloody tournament!

    Gone are the days when you actually needed some knowledge about the sport you're commentating. Gone they are.
     
  13. mhill

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    What are the standards they expect of commentators?
    To not know where mid on is located on a cricket ground would be like a horse racing commentator calling them a man or a woman horse instead of a gelding, colt, entire mare or filly
     
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    Does that mean he's going to be the next President of Carlton?
     
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    Minus the business acumen, associated success and schmaltz factor.

    Well I guess one out of three aint bad.. even if it is poorly done. :drunk:
     
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    Corporate Whore.
     
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    Never heard that story.
    Is that true, or just one of those urban legends?
     
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    Remember when he found Henry Kissinger's glasses in a toilet?
     
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    Oh no it's true.
     
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    His voice and mindless babble make me want to twist my ears off.
     
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    He's worse than useless on the cricket.
     
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    His voice and accent are cringeworthy. He sounds like a character in kath and kim
     
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    He actually asked out aloud if it was pronounced "Moises" or "Moses" Henriques the other night.

    Seriously, Jesus wept.
     
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    Old boys network probably helped at critical career points http://mconline.marcellin.vic.edu.au/
     
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    It's the power band, you blokes.

    Put your faith in the power band.
     
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