Worst NRL commentators

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Worst NRL commentator

Poll closed Apr 4, 2017.
  1. Kevin Walters

    21.9%
  2. Greg Alexander

    4.8%
  3. Braith Anasta

    4.8%
  4. Andy Raymond

    4.8%
  5. Phil Gould

    17.1%
  6. Darren Lockyer

    11.4%
  7. Steve Roach

    17.1%
  8. Mark Gasnier

    4.8%
  9. Other

    13.3%
  10. Ray Hadley/Warren

    26.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. RockWheel

    RockWheel Juniors

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    Gould's problem is he thinks rugby league peaked in 1988, he thinks every change in the game since then has been detrimental.
     
  2. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

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    He's never been the same since big keefy left the country

    I actually don't get to listen to commentary much now as I usually watch streams on my phone. Who does he lose his load over now every time they appear in play without necessarily doing anything? Is he off Surgess?
     
  3. billypilgrimnz

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    I hate these guys:

    Gould
    Roach
    Walters
    and the king of them all, Halligan
     
  4. TIGER14

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    Too difficult to critique Halligan's commentary. I can't understand anything he says.
     
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  5. DiegoNT

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    is it the accent or just the fact literally nothing he says makes any sense?
     
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  6. TIGER14

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    I wouldn't know if he's making sense or not. Can't get past the accent.
     
  7. DiegoNT

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    You're lucky then.
    He is an A-class dribbler
     
  8. kia ora storm

    kia ora storm Moderator Staff Member

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    Gasnier sounds like a Muppet and Raymond is a car salesman and nothing more.
     
  9. ed-grimley

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    I heard Ruan Sims on the radio - she is inoffensive and unlike the other female presenters talks from a position of actual experience in the game.
    As for the Sims brothers I know one of them and he is a lot more with it than some of the nongs that are interviewed post match.
     
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  10. martielang

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    I don't mind Brenton Speed who occasionally does games.
     
  11. Vee

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    I've heard Ruan Sims too and, I agree, she speaks well, as do a few other Jillaroos I have heard. So much better than the barbie dolls that plague our TVs.
     
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  12. Brutus

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    Eion Crossan would be a good commentator if he was given the chance.
     
  13. Eion

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    Yes, yes he would
     
  14. kbw

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    Gould's other problem is that he thinks Penrith will win the comp ...
     
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    I'm a kiwi and I am embarrassed by our NRL commentators, especially Halligan. The accent is an issue but more so that he is a complete moron. Truly horrible.

    Worst accent has to be Brandy. Probably sounds normal to most on here. To the rest of the world it sounds like someone sewed his mouth shut and plugged one of his nostrils with cement. Speaking out of one nostril is quite an achievement though.
     
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    Blockers jokes on Saturday were embarrassing. Had to many head knocks.Voss sometimes makes stupid calls about the rules as well. I always find myself saying stfu Voss u idiot
    All the Qld commentators, if it's a Qld team or SOO player the bias is painful and ruins the whole call
     
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    Locky is getting better, he's noticeably reduced (hidden) his bronco love.
     
  18. Life's Good

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    As much as Blocker grinds like finger nails on a blackboard Walters is climbing the charts. He simply can't hide his QLD bias and just comment on the game.
     
  19. wibble

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    I know this is the "worst" thread, but listening to Cronk yesterday, he offers a much better explanation of why a play or player is getting something right, or getting something wrong, than most commentators. I would imagine he has a good future at Fox if he wants it.

    I guess it is not surprising that Cronk, a clever half back, shows more insight than Blocker, who just tells us banal things like "their forwards need to get on top", but why Walters, himself a clever half and a coach, can't offer a bit more insight is beyond me.
     
  20. carlosthedwarf

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    The fact Walters has to be on EVERY game involving a QLD side infuriates me to no end. At least Brandy is usually isolated to 1 or 2 games a weekend
     

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