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Radio coverage. We now have 3 broadcasters. Opinions?

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  1. Boogers

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    updated, partly, for the 2018/2019 season.

    The ABC, Macquarie Sport Radio, and now SEN

    What are your opinions?



    ABC: Jim Maxwell......etc

    Macquarie: (some of the ex-players rotate between games) Tim Lane, Bruce Eva, Ian Chappell, Greg Matthews, Dean Jones, etc

    SEN: ???? Gerard Whateley, Etc

    Triple M
    have pulled the pin for some reason. Therefore, some of the posts about them on this thread may no longer make sense
     
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  2. royboy2

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    Quite enjoying Isa Guha on Triple m, overall however it is a little like the TV commentary in that they wait for delivery then talk, where for radio I feel they need to be more descriptive.
     
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  3. damochandler

    damochandler Brownlow Medallist

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    Great to have jimmy maxwell back
     
  4. Pakenhamsaint

    Pakenhamsaint Brownlow Medallist

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    They need to say who is on at the commontary change as well. A couple of times theyve gone to the ad and a whole new group is in.

    4 people in the box seems to work at times and at times it doesnt. Depends on the mix of people in it.

    It is very much more light hearted than ABC and Maquarie.

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  5. PastiesPeake

    PastiesPeake All Australian

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    Listening to Binga is just soul destroying
     
  6. Mr Meeseeks

    Mr Meeseeks Premium Gold

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    How is this even a contest??!

    ABC have killed it so far. Nannes can be a bit negative but Rogers and Kat have recent insight into the Australian team and all three have good voices for whiling away a summers day in the garden.
     
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  7. bird_man

    bird_man Brownlow Medallist

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    Listened in to triple M for an hour or so this arvo. It was cringe worthy to be honest, seemed to be trying too hard to be funny and different.

    Can't go past the ABC still.
     
  8. freddy mercury

    freddy mercury Premiership Player

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    Triple m was a laugh when I went to the shops. Much better than listening to Michael Clarke and Ian Healey
     
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    half_back_flank Brownlow Medallist

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    Whateley and Rogers are a fantastic commentary duo.

    Only bellend on the ABC commentary is Quinten Hull, no idea what the higher ups see in him, he's shithouse at everything.
     
  10. jiphoc

    jiphoc Club Legend

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    Muted the TV and was listening to MMM while watching (with the delay). Really liked the commentary to be honest. A fresh and different take. This won't win over all listeners (see a few above). However it will definitely win over a fair few people.
     
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  11. Redline

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    I switched from the ABC to Macquarie last year. I really like Eva and Lane as callers and I think having two providing comments allows for better discussion
     

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  12. Willo_

    Willo_ Trust the Process

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    Tuned in in the way home from work to MMM, I really enjoyed it.. the mix of having commentators, experts and them some funny men worked for me. Much prefer it to Warne and the 9 f***wits trying to be funny.
     
  13. BILC

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    Listened to MMM for a couple of hours in the first session, didn't really enjoy it.

    Didn't really seem like much of a chemistry at all between whoever was in the box, the ABC guys just play off each other so well, seems a lot more genuine.

    Oh and I can't ******* stand listening to Mark Howard.
     
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  14. Aussie_boy

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    I only really listen to the ABC, mainly as a matter of habit. The names that Triple M have aren't particularly enticing, but maybe I will give them a go next time Lisa Sthalaker is in.
     
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    Agree. Howie needs to realise it isn't the Big Bash, **** up.
     
  16. PhatBoy

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    I know this is tantamount to sacrilege - but to me the last couple of years haven't been as kind to Maxwell.

    Maybe he's just more honest than he used to be, but he seems a lot more dismissive of visiting sides than he used to be and a bit less knowledgeable.
     
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    Which is why they got Mick Molloy.

    Not sure why Triple M are doing Test cricket. I thought Channel 9 proved in the Brad MacNamara years that "phwoar, cop that cherry, insert inside joke here" doesn't work.
     
  18. Smoooothy

    Smoooothy TAKE THAT BACK!!

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    like most of you, tuned into triple m on my way home. I'm still not sure if I like it or not yet

    ABC will always be number 1
     
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    ABC thanks
     
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    Isa Guha is a star in the making. Francesca Cumani like voice that you could listen to all day plus strong cricket knowledge as an ex-player.

    Won't be long before TV snaps her up if they have any brains - reasonably attractive as well - but really don't care with that voice.

    The rest is a bit meh. Malloy is turning into a thinking mans Brownless...Slats is just hard work and Howard has a squeaky voice.

    Brayshaw is a flog but a pro.

    ABC Rogers and Maxwell are guns. Whitely good as it Katich. The rest meh.

    Ch 9 remains unlistenable.
     
  21. Greendogg5

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    Allison Mitchell I thought was fantastic. I'd like to nominate dirk nannes as one of the worst commentators going, he is a numpty
     
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    Listened to the m's for a while yesterday, purely for the skull factor. Good on 'em for bringing the great man back...

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  23. The King!

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    Skull is worth listening for
     
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    Abc then daylight
     
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  25. Tulip

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    774 devotee. Will never listen elsewhere if I can help it.


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