TV Anthony Hudson ruins another great moment in footy

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The only problem with Hudson is that he barracks for the game, and particularly for an attacking game style, and sounds disappointed by defence. It's like he doesn't realise it's supposed to be a genuine sporting contest, and not outright spectacle.

The best caller on TV right now is probably JB. He has a good voice, knowledge of the main sports, a natural and likeable manner, good sense of humour, appreciation of the players, doesn't make it all about him.
You serious?

Have you listened to him?
 

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Rod Stroker

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I agree with others that he's slipped. A good caller of the game, but has got too emotional in recent times. His calling of that game last week was painful, his clear barracking for Essendon became tiresome quickly.

Whateley needs to be calling games on TV, he's far too good not to be. Being wasted on radio.
 

Father Jack

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I agree with others that he's slipped. A good caller of the game, but has got too emotional in recent times. His calling of that game last week was painful, his clear barracking for Essendon became tiresome quickly.

Whateley needs to be calling games on TV, he's far too good not to be. Being wasted on radio.
everyone thinks that the commentators are barracking against their team.
 

HeavyPop

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I don't mind Huddo, but his calling of important moments in games comes across as very rehearsed. It wouldn't surprise me if he is instructed to be a bit over the top by Fox Footy though, so I'm hestitant to blame him entirely.
 

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StMiles1

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Huddo is aeons ahead of any other caller in the game. Adept at injecting the right level of excitement at the right time in the game. Very rarely gets a player's name wrong and staunchly professional (called a heartbreaking finals loss for his own team FFS). No gimmicks, no nicknames, just pure excitement. Would take it over anyone else at any time.
 

Shane Heard

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I'm in agreement with the opinion that Hudson is an excellent caller, but that he turns the volume up way too much. I think he can show the excitement, which is great, with his voice without the scream.
The only truly thing I dislike about his calls is that he always has to stamp his brand on a big call. He has to say something catchy in a big moment. I am sure I am in a minority here when I say I really don't like the 2005 semifinal call. IMO it would have been the perfect call to stop after the second "Nick Davis!" and just left the moment sink in. Keep the focus on electricity. The "I don't believe it!" was okay, but the whole "I see it, but I don't believe it!" was too much. The crowd's going bonkers, the players showing shock, elation. That should be what we remember.
I do think he is one of if not the best top tier caller for footy. Another maybe polarizing thing he does that I do like, is the sigh he gives when a promising passage of play doesn't come off. lol
That’s exactly why so many despise him.
 

daniel anderson

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The full volume voice cracks are just awful to listen to and takes the enjoyment out of the moment itself. Triple M uploaded their call of the goal to Facebook and even though you can't see the game on Triple M so the commentators have to tell you what's happening, Nathan Brown still managed to call the moment infinitely better than Huddo because he kept his composure and didn't turn into a 9 year old in the crowd.

The Nick Davis call was a great one but it was also 14 years ago. There's no call from Huddo in the last 10 years that has made a moment anymore memorable or special than it would have been with BT behind the mic. He's too obsessed with the sound of his own voice.
Who did the match for 3AW and ABC?
 

Baird

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Hate how he shouts for like a straight minute after the final siren. Every time, doesn't matter the match
 

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