Biggest commentary bugbears?

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1989

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Mar 29, 2010
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Who was kicking snaps from set shots before Stevie J? I remember that Stephen Milne would often play on and kick them but don’t recall anyone doing it the way Steve and everyone else does now...
I guess my issue is the way that every type of snap from a set shot (e.g. from a severe angle on the boundary line) that had been a thing for decades was now 'doing a Stevie J'.
 

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windyhill

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Feb 4, 2001
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Kicks we all know that are clearly, straight off the boot,going directly through for a point. But you get the “ has heeeee, has ittttt, ohhhhhh itttssss closssssseeee” fu**, off, no it’s not you w***ers.
mcavenny clearly the worst, but most of them dooooooooo itttttttt.
 

Billy ray

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Nov 10, 2013
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The Valley near the Alley
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Hell no
Kicks we all know that are clearly, straight off the boot,going directly through for a point. But you get the “ has heeeee, has ittttt, ohhhhhh itttssss closssssseeee” fu**, off, no it’s not you w***ers.
mcavenny clearly the worst, but most of them dooooooooo itttttttt.
And all they need to do is watch the goal umpire to get it right. Not watch the ball.
 

All Aust

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Oct 29, 2020
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Everything from the opening introduction.... Basil..... If you were to down a beer for every time you has to listen to an irrelevant comment, drivel, or out and out error from this man, you'd de-gas your barrel by half time.

Any commentator that refers to a specific player as a plural.

BT when he overeggs players he likes, or, rails against umpiring calls he doesn't agree with (FFS, in order, announce it is controversial, go to the replay, make the call, let it rest). At times, he bullies other commentators seemingly oblivious that it is really all about the game, the game that has continued to play some time ago. I guess he makes it, all about him.

(As mentioned earlier) More experienced commentators, once very good at their craft have become parodies of their 1990's 2000's selves, regurgitating tired or suggestive homoerotic catch phrases. A lame attempt to show their love of the game.

Agree with others that had posted similar to the Ritchie Benaud mantra for television commentary “Put your brain into gear and if you can add to what’s on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up.”
 

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Chuckie357

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Jun 9, 2015
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When commentators say things they wished happened rather than commentating the ******* game and tell us what is happening!
 

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