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'The competition' being top level football in England. The PL is the male equivalent of the Super League. Karen Carney has played at the top level in the female equivalent of the PL.

This is really not that hard.

LOL.

Karen Carney at her highest level played at many levels below Premier League. The results have shown top level women's teams are about the same standard as U15s boys.
 

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But playing ability doesn't matter

I thought I covered that. The TV presenter person/main commentator person doesn't need to be an expert. The expert co-commentator and studio panelists should be have played or managed at the level of the game we are watching.
 

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LOL.

Karen Carney at her highest level played at many levels below Premier League. The results have shown top level women's teams are about the same standard as U15s boys.

I just don't see how you aren't getting it. The posts I quoted from earlier in the thread were saying gender had nothing to do with it now you're saying it has everything to do with it.
 

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I thought I covered that. The TV presenter person/main commentator person doesn't need to be an expert. The expert co-commentator and studio panelists should be have played or managed at the level of the game we are watching.

Why?
 

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I thought I covered that. The TV presenter person/main commentator person doesn't need to be an expert. The expert co-commentator and studio panelists should be have played or managed at the level of the game we are watching.
So Manish is no good? Seema? Jules?
 

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I just don't see how you aren't getting it. The posts I quoted from earlier in the thread were saying gender had nothing to do with it now you're saying it has everything to do with it.

No. You are not getting it. It's about standard regardless of gender.
 

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So Manish is no good? Seema? Jules?

Manish and Jules are good. Don't know Seema. They come into the category I just described - the TV presenter person/main commentator person doesn't need to be an expert.
 

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I used to find Peter Drury annoying but he has grown on me over the last 5 years or so. It's a shame Jon Champion is in the USA, really like his less is more style. Jim Proudfoot speaks too much and I enjoy Joe Speight. Tony Jones (who called the UEFA Super Cup) is a shocker - dreadful voice, dull and regurgitating stats I've heard 100 times before.

The co-commentators don't annoy much. Beglin and Townsend are solid. In terms of the studio pundits, Ian Wright belongs on Arsenal TV to be honest.

All I'll say is Seema Jaswal's husband is one lucky man.
 

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I used to find Peter Drury annoying but he has grown on me over the last 5 years or so. It's a shame Jon Champion is in the USA, really like his less is more style. Jim Proudfoot speaks too much and I enjoy Joe Speight. Tony Jones (who called the UEFA Super Cup) is a shocker - dreadful voice, dull and regurgitating stats I've heard 100 times before.

The co-commentators don't annoy much. Beglin and Townsend are solid. In terms of the studio pundits, Ian Wright belongs on Arsenal TV to be honest.

All I'll say is Seema Jaswal's husband is one lucky man.
I like Drury a lot too, his command of the English language is great. But it is unusual to criticise Proudfoot (love his voice, also think he is great), for speaking too much when Drury sometimes needs to wind it back a bit.

I actually think Wright is very good, he is very balanced I find, even with Arsenal - will call a spade a spade.

I really, really miss Ian Darke. Though I notice he was back last season.

Alan Parry was my favourite but he does very few games now.
 

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Glen Hoddle is a great pundit. Knows his stuff and offers great analysis. Very calming voice too.
 

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His time sullying himself in West London really is Ghodd’s only blemish
 

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TheBrownDog
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Jim Proudfoot looks nothing like I imagined.

He looks like he could really * you up.

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I have to say I'm a big fan of Daniel McBreen. He's surprisingly very very good.
 

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TheBrownDog
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Peter Drury had joined NBC and will not be heard on the Premier League's world feed next season.

So the Drury/Berlin combination will be cease. Bring back Jon Champion or promote Joe Speight.
Ian Darke works for NBC, we still get him - thankfully - sometimes.
 

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Maybe the Scottish caller Ian Crocker could be called ..he did Burnley-Newc match. Very good commentator
 

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