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Channel 7 commentary whinge thread 2018-19

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by peternorth, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. peternorth

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    There's a buzz in the air, 4 days till the first ball of the first test. Four sleeps until this.







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    Abbey is coming? Good.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how long this thread will go for.
     
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    No one can be as bad as Healy and co last summer
     
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    Just what I was thinking.

    Ch7 will probably have some flaws and certainly won't be perfect....but they MUST be better than the derp-athon that 9 have served up for the last few seasons.
     
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    Hopefully Ch7 keep the clowns from their footy coverage away from their cricket coverage, that would be a good start.

    Got a feeling Bruce, Basil, BT and co will bob up on their cricket coverage at some stage though.
     
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    you think ch9 cricket commentary was bad, well I reckon ch7 will be worse. ch7 has a history of over dramatizing everything and laying on the schmaltz thicker than any other channel does.
    maybe i'll be wrong and they'll be great, but I cant say I like too many of those as commentators, bar Ponting, Katich and Nannes, plus something about Slater gives me the creeps, so i'm not too hopeful.
     
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    The cross promotions are going to be painful but I hope the commentary is tolerable. Think I’ll be sticking with Fox but I will switch to Seven when Ponting is on for sure.
     
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    A former Sheffield Shield batsman who played for both WA and South Australia, Brayshaw will also be one of three ball-by-ball callers, along with veteran sports all-rounder Tim Lane and English broadcaster Alison Mitchell.

    The trio will rotate in 40-minute stints, supported by a two expert analysts at a time including Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Michael Slater, Damien Fleming and Simon Katich.



    https://thewest.com.au/sport/cricke...livery-for-channel-7s-coverage-ng-b881038019z
     
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    That's a decent line up that they've assembled, Brayshaw is a good commentator despite not playing test cricket, kind of like an Aussie Mark Nicholas.

    I'd prefer Nannes to McGrath even though he hasn't played test cricket either, McGrath has the test cricket credentials but he can be painful to listen to.
     
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    Ehhh. I think James Brayshaws one man hype train for Glenn Maxwell in the South Africa ODI series a few years back is half the reason everyone hated the guy for a while.
     
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    Tim Lane calling cricket. I just cannot picture it.
     
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    He used to do it all the time on the ABC and was good at it.
     
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    Fair enough, all I can remember is his channel 10 AFL days.
     
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    He does a fine job of it on the radio. Hopefully he and Alison Mitchell don't get the two mediums mixed up.
     
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    How many commentators do they need? Every list I seem to read has an extra couple added on from the last list I read.
     
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    Thank Christ Bruce isn't on the list
     
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    They’d probably do 1-2 tests each with the main ones being there every test
     
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    It could end up being like The Chaser's election desk.

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    From what I understand some are just 1-2 test cameos, and some are BBL exclusive, too.
     
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    They need that many because they'll have days where they have to have a team for the test coverage during the day and a team for the Big Bash at night. Add in the travel between Big Bash games and they need plenty of commentators.
     
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    So who's part of Foxtel's team?
     
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    You'd have to agree wouldn't you?
     
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