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Official Channel 9 complaints thread

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by fairdinkum, Dec 12, 2011.

Put it out there
  1. fairdinkum

    fairdinkum Norm Smith Medallist

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    I know we bag Channel 9 often on this board but today, for my money, was by far the most embarrassing effort from Channel 9 in my many years of watching cricket. Here are just a few things I picked up today (and I missed the first hour of play):

    *Ian Healy saying that Princess Mary would be well-known throughout India and China.

    *Throwing to some Vodafone nobody in the tense final moments of the match.

    *Failing to show replays of the dodgy EagleEye decision(s).

    *Slater carrying on like a jacked-up goose, not even making an effort to hide his bias towards Australia in the final session of play.

    *Interviewing Warner first after the match (instead of somebody from the victorious team).

    *Nicholas asking Southee during a post-match interview about Warner's innings (rather than Bracewell's, or NZ in general's efforts to win the match).

    *Tubby asking Clarke two questions in the presentation about Warner and nothing about New Zealand.

    *Giving MotM to Warner due to 'viewers choice'.

    I've heard that ABC digital is in sync with the 9 feed on TV. I hope to purchase one of these digital radios before Boxing Day.
     

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  2. Jimthegreat

    Jimthegreat Brownlow Medallist

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    Re: 2nd Test: Australia v New Zealand @ Hobart (Fri - Tues) (Part 2)

    I have better things to worry about.

    We need a separate "bash ch9 sticky thread" so we don't have to read about it here.
     
  3. fairdinkum

    fairdinkum Norm Smith Medallist

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Haha, great work, Jed.

    Not only did you correctly predict the Kiwi win before the start of the game, you've come through with the goods here as well.

    :thumbsu:
     
  4. Father Jack

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    I get the feeling that the Ch 9 execs tell Healy and Slater to carry on like dickheads on purpose.
     
  5. damochandler

    damochandler Brownlow Medallist

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    it's just an outdated coverage. it has been form 10 years now. the life long contract men should be given a golden hand shake and asked to retire.

    but it won't happen and nothing new will come in seeing 9 has the olympics next year
     
  6. Bucking Beads

    Bucking Beads Brownlow Medallist

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    I tried to bring it up with them on their facebook page but they deleted my post. They are pathetic and it needs a fresh change.
     
  7. Xtreme

    Xtreme Brownlow Medallist

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    I have no problem with them, it's the majority of others that i can't stand. I'd be happy without Slater, Healy, Nicholas..... Taylor gets a stay of execution :p
     
  8. Gough

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Digital radio/television is the way to go. Still a slight gap, but you get quality commentary. Haven't listen to channel 9, and by extension their advertisers for years.
     
  9. big_e

    big_e Club Legend

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    I don't think anyone needs to tell them...
     
  10. ManWithNoName

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Get a digital radio you can pause. Then you can sync it up perfectly. Thing of beauty.
     
  11. Cleavy

    Cleavy Brownlow Medallist

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    what's the average cost for one of those?
     

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  12. JUBJUB

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Interviewing the sponsor when they did was just stupid.Surely they could've done it during the lunch show,although I guess nobody watches that.


    Ian Healy makes Tony Greig sound listenable.Geez Healy craps on.
    BTW was Richie on today or did he have another tumble ? I don't recall hearing him.
     
  13. ManWithNoName

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    how does this work?? I must have...
     
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  16. cramdogs

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    could not agree more. Was embarrassing. One of NZ's finest moments against Australia, and no interview ccased for Bracewell who won NZ the game. Was really bad.

    Clarke was equally as bad. 2nd time now, including after the win against South Africa, did not acknowledge the opposition at all. I'm sorry but it was very ordinary.
    I love the aussies, but go NZ! Well deserved (someone has to say it).
     
  17. PrideOf

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Getting viewers to vote on the MOTM is the worst decision in history ...

    ... unless they go further and allow us to evict players from the Australian XI.

    "To evict Brad Haddin, text BRAD to 0455 555 555."
     
  18. JUBJUB

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    It's all to do with keeping sponsors.
    How about VB give away 1000 free slabs everytime Brad Haddin plays a bonehead shot.Oh wait,they'll go broke after 1 Test :eek:
     
  19. fairdinkum

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    I've never voted on ANY reality tv show in my life. Not BB, dancing with the stars, any of that garbage.

    But I would happily part with $10 worth of premium texts if I thought it might help get rid of that clown.
     
  20. Outshined

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Might kill two birds with one stone, bankrupting VB and getting rid of Haddin can only be a good thing!
     
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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    And, oh my God............THE PROTRACTOR, why do we need to know how many degrees the ball was above the pitch to tell if it was hitting the stumps or not.:confused::confused::confused:
     
  22. alfy!

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Ian Chappel has to go !

    How many more years to we have to hear how tough HE was ?
    How Arrogant he was ?
    the Same old recycled becoming Ficticious Stories of his playing days. Seriously how can you remember word for Word something that happened nearly 40 years ago ????? TOSSER

    .. and more boring stories of how good Sheffield Shield Cricket for South Australia was back in the 60/70&80's ?? when he played !!
     
  24. sherb

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    Someone needs to tell Tony Greig that the Merle Oberon born in Tasmania story is a myth.
     
  25. Father Jack

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    Re: How bad Channel 9's efforts were today

    no keep that, many the time I was amazed it was 14 degrees when I thought it must have been 11. adds so much to my appreciation of what the bowler is trying to do when I see him straining for that extra degree.