I'm definitely not an Andy Maher fan but he is the least of the problems with the Bob & Andy show.Andy’s role as Bob Murphy’s sidekick has seen more deferential than ever.
He knows he doesn’t belong on any form of electronic media but when he appears alongside someone who is moderately articulate and a well regarded ex player in the game, he becomes nauseatingly sycophantic
Jason Richardson also does this.Andy’s problems are endless but in a form of cricket where boundaries or outfield catches are continuous, his inability to anticipate the difference between a 4 or a 6 or an out field catch when ball comes off bat is astounding in addition to being annoying.
There’s a gap when the batsman hits it, followed by a “it’s gone high in the air” and then he tells where the ball has landed after its landed!
Decent commentators give you a decent idea whether it’s a 6 off the bat or whether it’s a possible catch off the bat.
He anticipates nothing!!!!
Who would have thought that Andy Maher would still be haunting people's ears five years on from the OPs post. I bet you'se blokes didn'tI 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.
It's often been whispered that someone found a magic lamp buried in the Western Australian desert and wished for a commentator so OTT, sycophantic and lacking in self awareness that Darryl Eastlake himself would say "geez that's too much".His cricket commentary is so repetitive:
*Youse blokes/you blokes/blokes/lads
If you made a bingo card, you would have bingo 5 overs in.