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Not sure if my Foxtel dish/box or not but getting a lot of 'no satellite signal is being received' across the Fox Sports channels.
 
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Have really enjoyed the mix of commentators on Fox.

Just the right balance of analysis and bit of light hearted stuff.

No blokey banter which eventually sunk Channel 9 and made it unbearable by the end.

Also not too much of one person - no matter how good a commentator is they can't help but get repetitive if they are constantly on there. Go to phrases become grating, feels like they labour their points.

Shame Ponting isn't on there as he's my favourite current caller but I can't listen to Slater so have avoided Channel 7 mostly.
 

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Fox seem to be chopping and changing between doing their own feed and just simulcasting 7's feed for the BBL - interesting.
They've done it the last 3 nights - they're taking 7s feed during the test match, and using their own guys in the studio between overs so they're still "ad free".
 

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Seems Fox are picking and choosing when to do their own feed and when to just simulcast Channel 7.

NYE was a 7 simulcast. Yesterday the day game was a 7 simulcast yet the night game was their own broadcast. There seems to be no logic as to when they do their own feed and when they just simulcast 7's.
 

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Seems Fox are picking and choosing when to do their own feed and when to just simulcast Channel 7.

NYE was a 7 simulcast. Yesterday the day game was a 7 simulcast yet the night game was their own broadcast. There seems to be no logic as to when they do their own feed and when they just simulcast 7's.
If the game is in Sydney or Melbourne they have their own crew, if it is in some place like Perth or Launceston then they say **** it we're not flying a crew all the way out there for a 3 hour game.
 
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OKeefe comments were a highlight of the call

Lighten up
His reference to Mayank's 300 was similar to us joking about the time that Aaron Finch made 250 playing for the CA participation award 11 against a touring pom team...

There remains no undertones of anything here.

If India want to get all racial again. Monkey gate. End of story.

Oh wait, let's not. Let's all be honest, Harbhajan does look like a farm animal and his squealing still makes him so.
 

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If the game is in Sydney or Melbourne they have their own crew, if it is in some place like Perth or Launceston then they say **** it we're not flying a crew all the way out there for a 3 hour game.
But they sent their own crews to Brisbane and Adelaide before Christmas
 

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But they sent their own crews to Brisbane and Adelaide before Christmas
they had a week or two break in between the Perth and Melbourne tests. Get the feeling that the main part of their team is attached to the test match circus for MCG and SCG. Expect the situation to improve after the Sydney test.
 

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Warne is the new Ian Chappell, once he has a theory or point of view, he just goes on and on about it. Even if what he says is dumb the other callers tend to agree with him because he's Warne!
 

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So are all the Fox Sports subscribers still very happy with their way superior commentary team? Because elsewhere I'm hearing quite a lot of negativity.
It doesn't have Michael Slater, who somehow got even worse after switching networks. So Fox Sports is still the better of the two. Has Isa too...
 

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Warne is the new Ian Chappell, once he has a theory or point of view, he just goes on and on about it. Even if what he says is dumb the other callers tend to agree with him because he's Warne!
And if he's proven to be wrong never admit they were wrong and give the player any credit?
 

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Ponting has been very good but was pretty biased to Australia in the earlier tests and pre-series.

That was a bit disappointing considering how he is a coach in the IPL.

I'd have him in the top 3.

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