Channel 7 commentary whinge thread 2018-19

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Plugger35

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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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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.
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/cricket/test-caller-james-brayshaw-changes-delivery-for-channel-7s-coverage-ng-b881038019z
 

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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/cricket/test-caller-james-brayshaw-changes-delivery-for-channel-7s-coverage-ng-b881038019z
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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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.
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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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/cricket/test-caller-james-brayshaw-changes-delivery-for-channel-7s-coverage-ng-b881038019z
Tim Lane calling cricket. I just cannot picture it.
 

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