Channel 7 Commentators (Poll included)

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Who should lead Channel 7’s Cricket Coverage

  1. Michael Slater

  2. Mel McLaughlin

  3. Jim Wilson

  4. James Brayshaw

  5. Mark Taylor

  6. Bruce McAvaney

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  1. Andrew Stevenson

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    Who should be the Commentators for Seven’s cricket coverage.

    I thinking Slater, Clarke and maybe Taylor should hop over from Nine to Seven. Gilchrist, Ponting and Waugh maybe join as well. I’d like to see Mel McLaughlin host the coverage.

    Any thoughts guys ?
     
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    Tinnitus.
     
  4. Timbo

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    It just concerns me that they're apparently gunning so hard for Warne. With Brayshaw already being on their books for AFL it seems as though this is kind of an inevitable pairing.

    Warne will get Clarke a gig, and apparently Smith is about to sign a 1 year deal for them as well.

    So it'll be Warne, Clarke, Brayshaw, Smith, probably one or two more - one of whom will be a woman purely so they can say they're more diverse than Nine - and a guest Indian/Sri Lankan commentator.
     
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    The commentary could somehow end up almost as bad as nines.
     
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    Ugh, this is how Fox Sports will win in the long run.

    When was the last time you walked into a pub on a Friday night or Sunday arvo and they had the 9 feed of the game playing? It's always the Fox feed because nobody wants to hear Ray Warren and Phil Gould arguing like fishwives or listen to a pissed Freddy singing on the hill.

    They'll get a crew of experienced, level headed commentators and it'll be made abundantly clear to them by the production staff that any egos, agenda or general dickheaddedness will see their contract not renewed.

    What are the odds the first test of the summer will see Seven having Warne, Clarke, Brayshaw, Fleming and Slater whilst Fox will have Julian as a studio host, and Border, Ponting, Gilchrist, Mark Waugh and co. calling the game? I'll bet Seven will do the token lone foreign commentator who does one shift a day when they aren't in with the visiting broadcaster, whilst Fox will contract one or two dedicated foreign experts.
     
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    Bruce McAvaney.

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    no Fleming or any other flog who spends the whole time talking about fumbleball
     
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    Drew Muppet?
     
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    I reckon Brayshaw, Cometti and Warne are specials (decide for yourself if that's a double entendre or not).

    Slats and one or both of Ten's Kentucky Fried Cricket anchors could also get a run.

    Outside that, they'll probably reign in a token female and perhaps some recently retired player from left field that'll chip in with half a dozen words per shift.

    Not sure if Fleming would get a run, but he'd suit Seven's cheese-filled sports coverage ridiculously well.
     
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    If ch7 are going to bring a fair chunk of ch 9's team over like Warne and his mates it will be disappointing.
    The test commentary from ch9 needed a good clean out. Not a change of network jumpers
     
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    I wonder about Cometti, I read that he'd retired.

    Also slater - he's got his tongue so far up the bosses of channel nine arses he might be untouchable for seven hopefully.
     
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    Fleming will be the first one they sign - clearly always wanted to be an AFL player but got stuck playing cricket.
     
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    If 7 sign anyone from Nine are they are f**king drop kicks.
     
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    Joe the cameraman?
     
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    He's dead, dude.
     
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    Didn't someone say that he can't pan and can't zoom?

    Not a bad shout for commentator, though.
     
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    Don't most pubs have only visual (no audio) ?

    Fact fox have limited commercials, televise ALL the games on any day, is more a marketing benefit for them than anything else. (plus other live sports 24/7)


    Ch7 have Mel McLaughlin on their books? she would be great for cricket
    Id be half ok if there is no Hi 5 cast (Warne, KP, Clarke, Slater and Brayshaw)

    Love them to sign up Bumble, but don't think he would be wanting to spend every summer here.
     
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    Adam Gilchrist joins Fox Sports’ cricket coverage in major coup
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    • April 28, 2018 6:10am
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    Adam Gilchrist has joined Fox Sports’ cricket team.Source: News Corp Australia
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    “Fans love his opinion and analysis, the way he combines pure class and humour.

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    Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany is excited about securing Adam Gilchrist’s services.Source: News Corp Australia
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  20. TheParraboy

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    Great move by Fox, Gilly is brilliant, with Julian and AB already there
    they are already in another hemisphere compared to the social prima donna trollops on 9

    No doubt more announcements by Fox coming up
     

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