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Fox Cricket commentary and coverage 2018-19

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  1. 010203

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    We already have a thread for people to discuss the commentary on channel 7, so it's only fair that we have one for Fox Cricket too.

    Fox Cricket, like channel 7, have numerous commentators on their books: Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Isa Guha, Andrew Symonds, Mike Hussey, Brett Lee, Allan Border, Mel Jones, Kerry O’Keeffe, Michael Vaughan, Brendon Julian, Steve Smith, Jessica Yates, Mark Howard, Mitchell Johnson, Darren Lehmann, John Hastings, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Neroli Meadows, Sarah Jones, Katherine Loughnan, Alex Blackwell, Tom Morris and Megan Barnard. Graeme Smith, who we've already seen and heard from, Harsha Bhogle and Russel Arnold will be on hand as overseas commentators too.

    Let's hope the reviews on Brad McNamara's 2nd crack at producing cricket coverage on TV is better than when he was producer of channel 9's cricket coverage until 2016.
     

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  2. Hunglikemajak

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    Fox’s commentary team > 7’s
     
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  3. Cleavy

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    since I'm being fair and already had a crack at 7 in the other thread, KO'K = mute button. He's an acquired taste, I'll grant you that much.
     
  4. The Swans Blog

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    No more so than Neroli's cringeworthy pitch invasions to ask the "footy" questions, or Isa Guha being about 10 years off the mark and unable to contain her anti Australian bias
     
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    Michael Vaughan is now over here from the looks of Twitter, so he should be there for the first test. Hopefully Isa is back over here as well, she’s fantastic.
    I just hope that above all else that we don’t get the ‘pleasure’ of hearing Lee and Healy for the test. Give me someone like AB or Mike Hussey over those two
     
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    Skull and Isa are my two favourites on Fox but to each their own.
     
  7. Danger in Texas

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    It's interesting comparing Seven to Fox - I think Seven's got the better all round team in that they have no one that's really unbearable except IMO McGrath and Jason Richardson (you could argue Slats, Brayshaw and Flem but I can stand them). Fox's lineup has a lot of really good (Gilly, Warne, Isa, Vaughan etc) and a lot of very uninspiring (Waugh, Healy, Lee, Roy, Howard). KOK I think's much more suited to radio than to TV

    Overall Fox's lineup is better, but that's expected when you have a whole lot more commentators than the other broadcaster
     
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  8. Jimmy#17

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    Mine too. Might be worth shelling out the $25 bucks so I can listen to them through the tests.
     
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    From the limited over games commentated on so far, my assessment is as follows:

    Love:

    Isha Gua and Adam Gilchrist (I will like Vaughan also based on previous stints)

    Like:

    Warne, KoK and Roy

    Hate:

    Howard

    I do not mind the 7 line up as a whole I have always been a JB fan, listened to Lane throughout my childhood with Maxwell on ABC and Allison Mitchell is quite good (not as good as Isha but very good).

    I think the back button on fox will get a fair workout across the six tests
     
  10. Chaisa

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    Well they didn't commentate in any of the ODI's, so there's hope there.

    If we can avoid those two I think Fox will be fine. I certainly have my issues with Warne and Vaughan but at least they aren't complete idiots....just massive knobs.
     
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  11. Sammo360

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    Someone tell Harsha Bhogle it's wickets before runs
     
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  12. PhatBoy

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    Says who? Off the top of my head almost every nation does runs then wickets aside from australia
     
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    But he's in Australia and commentating to a primarily Australian audience. Isha is saying it correctly.
     
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    So?

    Is it really that taxing to have to work out which number means which, when one of them is over 10?
     
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    Okay, so Australian commentators should be allowed to say wickets before runs wherever they go then? Even though they don't get that privilege?
     
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    Oh f***en hell.

    It’s saying 1 before 123, or after 123. It’s not going to another country, dropping your strides, and taking a f***ing shit on their Head of State.

    F*** me.
     
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  17. 010203

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    Anybody watch Gus Worland's Cricket Tragic show?
     
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    Was Healy calling the first test at all or was everyone spared that?
     
  19. Smoooothy

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    he was - wasn't terrible but wasn't fantastic either
     
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    Was way too much Warne in that first test. Didn't mind everyone else.
     
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    i have foxtel but swapped over to Chan 7.

    If Foxtel got Ponting i'd probably stay on Fox, but without him their team lacks alot of depth.
     
  22. Cleavy

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    Hell no. Wouldn't watch if they paid me.
     
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    Who would be your top 3 from each channel?
     
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    Nah I'm done.

    Fox needs to get rid of this guy. That being said it's Fox.
     
  25. dtm06

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    He's just out of his depth. The UK have Trump style leaders in Farage and Johnson, both of whom have helped and are helping the likelihood of a 'no deal' brexit - a route Trump would likely have gone down too.

    So yeah, I don't quite get his point other than 'May has mucked this up' (which is a reasonable view to take).

    It will make me scrutinise his thoughts on cricket leadership in a new light though.
     
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