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TheParraboy

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Going to Fox though would be a demotion I would have thought. Competing with Vonnie and Lara Pitt for air time.

At 9 she is basically the Queen of there NRL coverage and does an outstanding job.

Firstly regards to the demotion - I don’t care

Air time ? Do a direct swap with Vonny, throw in Ennis and Blocker as part of the deal
 

T.S Quint

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Firstly regards to the demotion - I don’t care

Air time ? Do a direct swap with Vonny, throw in Ennis and Blocker as part of the deal

The whole team needs a complete overhaul.
It's sad that there are just so many shit commentators in the game. They outweigh the good ones by a considerable margin. Both on Fox and Nine. Why is it so hard to find good commentators?
 

JokerEel

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The whole team needs a complete overhaul.
It's sad that there are just so many shit commentators in the game. They outweigh the good ones by a considerable margin. Both on Fox and Nine. Why is it so hard to find good commentators?

Because its job for the boys....
 

King-Gutho94

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Firstly regards to the demotion - I don’t care

Air time ? Do a direct swap with Vonny, throw in Ennis and Blocker as part of the deal
Well yeah that's what i would like too.

Danika is on par with Lara Pitt now as the best female Rugby League host going around & past Vonny.

But Vonny i reckon has a job for as long as she wants at Fox while they have the NRL stuff. They have basically made her the face of Fox-League coverage.

Yep Blocker is nauseating & Ennis is still a smartarse.

Channel 9's coverage & treatment of Rugby League has been garbage for a long time the only thing they have nailed in the past 15-20 years is Danika basically being a direct & massive upgrade on replacing Erin Molan.
 

PARRA_FAN

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The whole team needs a complete overhaul.
It's sad that there are just so many shit commentators in the game. They outweigh the good ones by a considerable margin. Both on Fox and Nine. Why is it so hard to find good commentators?

Nine has always wanted to have former great players to boost their ratings no matter how awful they are in the commentary box. Fittler, Johns, Thurston, Lockyer. I think Slater goes ok, Cam Smith speaks well but not an exciting commentator.

Fox aint much better.
 

T.S Quint

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Nine has always wanted to have former great players to boost their ratings no matter how awful they are in the commentary box. Fittler, Johns, Thurston, Lockyer. I think Slater goes ok, Cam Smith speaks well but not an exciting commentator.

Fox aint much better.

Yep, that's pretty much it.
Nine did so well with Sterlo, it was hard for anyone to be as good as him. Plenty have tried. All have failed.

How Fox thinks that the likes of Alexander, Ennis, Parker, Roach are at all enjoyable to listen to, I have no idea. The one bloke they had who I thought was pretty good was Gasnier, but they got rid of him for some reason.

Even the lead commentators aren't much chop. Mat Thompson is no Ray Warren, Dan Ginnane is painful to listen to, Warren Smith and Vossy get too caught up with little bullshit things happening within the game and go on about them for half an hour after it's happened (Voss mainly).
 

PARRA_FAN

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Yep, that's pretty much it.
Nine did so well with Sterlo, it was hard for anyone to be as good as him. Plenty have tried. All have failed.

How Fox thinks that the likes of Alexander, Ennis, Parker, Roach are at all enjoyable to listen to, I have no idea. The one bloke they had who I thought was pretty good was Gasnier, but they got rid of him for some reason.

Even the lead commentators aren't much chop. Mat Thompson is no Ray Warren, Dan Ginnane is painful to listen to, Warren Smith and Vossy get too caught up with little bullshit things happening within the game and go on about them for half an hour after it's happened (Voss mainly).

100%. Those days with Rabs, Sterlo and Fatty can never be the same.

As for Fox, you're correct, I think Alexander was ok years ago but gets things wrong on occasions, Blocker is too slow to keep up with whats happening and Ennis seems like he's a Gould or Fatty, laughing every 5 minutes and trying to talk over the top of caller and get overhyped " OH GREAT RUN".

Gasnier I believe took on the role with the NRLW or a pathways, something similar, not sure if he's still involved with it. Flanno was probably better to listen to than the above mentioned but he wont be there next year. I think Tate is a good commentator but you only hear him for Cowboys home matches.

I thought I was the only one that noticed it with regards to Voss, say a supposed knock on or forward pass he wouldnt move on from it talk about it for 5 minutes and not move on.

I like some of the commentary on ABC and there's one bloke I heard on there Dene Halatau, I think he speaks well and doesnt get over-excited.
 

T.S Quint

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I thought I was the only one that noticed it with regards to Voss, say a supposed knock on or forward pass he wouldnt move on from it talk about it for 5 minutes and not move on.

Remember a few weeks ago when Cleary set up a try after losing one of his shoes?
Voss went on about it like it was the greatest thing he'd ever seen, and wouldn't shut up about it for the rest of the game.

I know his job is to try and make things exciting, but shit like that is just ridiculous.
 

JokerEel

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Remember a few weeks ago when Cleary set up a try after losing one of his shoes?
Voss went on about it like it was the greatest thing he'd ever seen, and wouldn't shut up about it for the rest of the game.

I know his job is to try and make things exciting, but shit like that is just ridiculous.

He even went on about it on his radio show..
 

PARRA_FAN

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Remember a few weeks ago when Cleary set up a try after losing one of his shoes?
Voss went on about it like it was the greatest thing he'd ever seen, and wouldn't shut up about it for the rest of the game.

I know his job is to try and make things exciting, but shit like that is just ridiculous.

I'm not sure if I recall that, I mean if it was that good Id remember it, so for him to suggest its the greatest thing is pretty ordinary. He's obviously forgotten Nathan Friend's backflip years ago which he actually called.

A bloke losing a shoe is nothing compared to some bloke in the 50s losing his shorts and running away to score.
 

T.S Quint

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King-Gutho94

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Jarryd's try in the semi final against the Dragons.

GI pass back to Gasnier in the centenary test at the SCG.

Benji flick passing in a GF.

You could find 20 things more impressive then a bloke setting up a try with 1 boot.
 

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