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Mr_Bojangles

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C'mon he's better than 90% of the s**t they get on there.

Also, I'm not fan of the NBL but they don't even mention it when it's the finals. But wait! WBBL gets 10 ******* minutes.
 

Minka Beaver

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Mel McLaughlin never adds much.

Is there any possibility they could talk about women's sport without name-dropping Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry?

Darren Cahill's use of stats that matter is rare in tennis. Great to see a subject expert join the program who also happens to be easy to listen to. His strong all-sport background means he also had more to say about them than the others did.

I'll miss Kelli Underwood's hosting. Knowledgable, but knows not to take over the entire show and turn it into a personal vehicle (hi, Gerard).
 

Mr_Bojangles

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Mel is a bit boring but then again she's not like the regular hysterical s**t stirrers they get on there.

I found Cahill really interesting yesterday. Made Tennis seem interesting to someone who doesn't get in to Tennis.
 

Minka Beaver

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Mel is a bit boring but then again she's not like the regular hysterical s**t stirrers they get on there.

I found Cahill really interesting yesterday. Made Tennis seem interesting to someone who doesn't get in to Tennis.
She sounds bored, she looks bored. I also get the distinct impression she'd much rather be talking about T20 and the English Premier League than anything to do with her current employment. But hey - money talks, so I don't blame her.

They do select the experts well. Lisa Alexander, Ange Postecoglou, Cahill - they're all good analysts and surprisingly diverse in their knowledge of other sports.
 

wagstaff

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Richard Hinds is a smug *******
The worst thing about him is that he's smug and superior when dealing with 'the public' on Twitter but almost always is reverential around other media types on Offsiders even when they say stupid things.
 
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Mel McLaughlin never adds much.

Is there any possibility they could talk about women's sport without name-dropping Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry?

Darren Cahill's use of stats that matter is rare in tennis. Great to see a subject expert join the program who also happens to be easy to listen to. His strong all-sport background means he also had more to say about them than the others did.

I'll miss Kelli Underwood's hosting. Knowledgable, but knows not to take over the entire show and turn it into a personal vehicle (hi, Gerard).
With Kelli in the chair, there's significantly less gushing, breathlessness and big words for the sake of appearing intelligent.
 

Mr_Bojangles

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Bit rich she stuck the boot in to football considering she's a journo covering rugby union which is a clear fourth in the football code war at the moment.
 
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