Basil Zempilas

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Kardinia Boy

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Not sure if I dreamed this, but did anyone else notice Basil ask Selwood after the game where he was when Natanui took the mark at the end. Ummm ...Basil ...he kicked the ball.
 

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The thing that annoys me the most about Basil is he clearly has certain players that he has a "bit" prepared for when they get the ball but he has no awareness of the appropriate time to use it. For example when a player gets a ball and quickly handballs it isn't the best time to crap on for 10 seconds about where he comes from etc. By the time he's finished the ball has been through another 4 players and someone has kicked a goal. Leave that stuff for stoppages ffs!
 

Kram

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We've had to put up with him for years over here in WA, the guy is a f***ing tool.
 

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The thing that annoys me the most about Basil is he clearly has certain players that he has a "bit" prepared for when they get the ball but he has no awareness of the appropriate time to use it. For example when a player gets a ball and quickly handballs it isn't the best time to crap on for 10 seconds about where he comes from etc. By the time he's finished the ball has been through another 4 players and someone has kicked a goal. Leave that stuff for never ffs!

EFA
 

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Gubbz

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He reminds me of a male version of Kelly Underwood - I think it's his tone of voice, he tries to sound excited but it just never comes across as real.
 

Ollie 22

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The thing that annoys me most about Basil is not that he makes mistakes with players names which everyone does from time to time (although obviously the better callers do it rarely if at all) but that I don't think I've ever heard him be genuinely enthusiastic or excited during a call. Even Hammer seems to love the game and get passionate about it and thus I rate him more highly than Baz who just bores me and doesn't even get up when calling big games, see the seecond Geelong v Hawthorn last year, thank god Dennis called the last passage of play! I know Baz played one game of WAFL (happy to be corrected here) so I thought he would love the game, hell maybe he does, but it sure doesn't seem like it when he is calling a game.
 

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Why didn't Basil just say Cunnington was out for " Family reasons " as stated everywhere else.
No , Bas says he's out because " his father's ill "....all it needed was a " FIRST ON 7 " logo across the screen :rolleyes:
 

ozgamer

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Why didn't Basil just say Cunnington was out for " Family reasons " as stated everywhere else.
No , Bas says he's out because " his father's ill "....all it needed was a " FIRST ON 7 " logo across the screen :rolleyes:

Yeah. That's personal stuff that the public (incl media) have no business knowing. I'll never forget his "I don't know what Dean Cox was doing in there" comment when that footage of Ricky Henderson in the changeroom checking out his package was shown on Footy Central. Absolutely juvenile :thumbsdown:
 

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