Eddie McGuire

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Rate his story of coming from basically being the work experience kid to running channel 9

Don't think he's a great commentator. Well at least on teams he hardly calls like Freo and WCE.
 

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Thought he did a great job. He at least pretended he's interested.

As long as he doesn't commentate WC vs a Vic team he does an awesome job.

Garry Lyon on the other hand can't hide his disdain for us, not sure why we keep getting him.
 

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What’s up with this guy? He got almost everyone’s name wrong tonight. What a shocker!
I have also noticed this. His recall is fading, due to age I would guess, happens to most people at some stage.

I still enjoy his infectious love of footy when he commentates. It is real.

Contra Bradcock commentating North games with his miserable low grade ozzy vernacular and mundane comments.
 

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Rate his story of coming from basically being the work experience kid to running channel 9

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Says a lot for kissing the right arses, hanging around footballers at nightclubs with drink cards. Ultimate sycophant. Unfortunately 90% of people kiss his arse now due to the influence he has. Nothing happens in Melbourne without him either ticking off on it or knowing about it.
 

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^^^^spot on

Also I've said it before. If he commentated normal he would be good. He overdoes it and his fake screaming ruins it.

He goes overboard and tries too hard.
 

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It was difficult to not view his talking up of West Coast through the lens of him being the pres. of the team that we beat last week and in September. Felt insincere, I suspect because it was.
He is shocking when calling carlton games, he hates their guts but goes completely overboard when commentating them, barracking for them, so fake and ingenuine.
 
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I’m pretty neutral on him - probably because he doesn’t do many Freo games. That said, his commentary for the last 30 seconds of the after the siren win at the G against the Tigers a couple of years ago was pretty much perfect. Only ruined by Lynch’s groan when Mundy slotted it straight down the middle.
 

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Underrated commentator. Take him over Derwayne easily.

I loved it a few years ago when he called a Crows v Hawks game back at Football Park, and absolutely ripped into an awful decision where Scott Thompson got penalized for the softest push in history, meanwhile you have Wayne Carey who tries to shove the shitty new rules down your throat as if Steve Hocking had a gun to his head while commentating...
 
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People always complain Eddie and Collingwood. Even though he hasn’t called any of their games excluding press red for ed( which is done for humour).

Yet JB regularly calls north games on 7 , with biased commentary . Plus Melbourne renegades games during bbl season.




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I'd take Eddie commentating over BT or Dwayne Russell any day. Yeh sometimes his bias comes through even though he seems to either play it up deliberately or grit his teeth and pretend it doesnt exist when it does.
 
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