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Commentators Thread Part 5.5 (Euro 2012)
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08 June 2012 22:02 Post ID: #22024 - in reply to #21988
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Steve Bower seems to be doing commentary for the BBC on the Russia V Czech Republic game (at least on the website's highlights) - maybe Wilson was taken ill or something and so they had to change things arond?
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08 June 2012 23:12 Post ID: #22025 - in reply to #22024
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Bower was the world feed commentator so they probably just opted to use that.
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08 June 2012 23:28 Post ID: #22026 - in reply to #22014
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casinoman - 8/6/2012 18:46

Another post said it was Ian Danter tonight i thought it was Nigel Pearson?


To confirm it was Nigel Pearson and Alvin Martin commentating on Russia v Czech Republic for talkSPORT this evening. Adrian Durham hosted from talkSPORT's Warsaw studio.

Can't agree with this assertion that talkSPORT's live football coverage is "low brow". While I can see why certain programmes on the station wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, I think the station's actual live match coverage in terms of commentaries and around the grounds shows are always very slick and professional and personally speaking I much prefer them to the alternatives on offer elsewhere. That being said, I'm looking forward to hearing the commentary team of Jim Proudfoot and Tony Dorigo over on Absolute Radio for the England and Republic of Ireland games, the former being a much missed voice on the talkSPORT airwaves.

I listened to both UK TV commentaries today - thought Peter Drury was excellent on the Russia game, none of his usual histrionics and a good knowledge of both teams - but from flicking over during ITV's breaks I thought Alvin Martin's analysis of Russia v Czech Republic was top notch and better than any of the TV pundits on either game.

Edited by The Difference 8/6/2012 23:30
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09 June 2012 00:33 Post ID: #22027 - in reply to #21988
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I think we must presume that Steve Wilson was unable to fulfil his commentary duties today for whatever reason.

1. He was listed to do the opening game in a variety of different outlets
2. Steve Bower wasn't listed amongst the BBC commentators for the tournament and was doing it for the International Feed
3. The BBC have 4 co-commentators there so you'd expect them to use 2 comms for each match - I'm guessing Brotherton & another were due to do this evening's match but Brotherton was switched to be with Bright and without a replacement commentator to do the game exclusively for the Beeb they had to ditch their team team and instead realy on Bower's commentary.

The only question is when Wilson might be able to return. If it's just a temporary illness, etc. then maybe he'll get to swap a live match with Brotherton or something to make up for missing today?
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09 June 2012 09:22 Post ID: #22028 - in reply to #21988
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Michael Ballack's analysis.

http://www.twitvid.com/IBWF8

To be fair to him, I hear that he was much better on ESPN recap coverage with Rebecca Lowe later that day, so maybe he is going to get better with time.
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09 June 2012 12:26 Post ID: #22029 - in reply to #22022
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bwfcol - 8/6/2012 20:01

My TV was on mute for the goal (nothing to do with it being Drury). It wasn't a "Goal for Russia" was it? ;)


I enjoyed his commentary immensely although he did call the first "a red Russian goal"

To be honest I enjoyed both TV comms yesterday, Brotherton avoided his, "Here's a chance... And a goal!" line which always put me off him. thought he was insightful and had real research behind him and think got all pronunciations correct, which is a hard thing to do when it is Poland against Greece.

Over on ITV, I'm not a big fan of their studio set, it looks a little too "Daybreak" than football but the coverage of the game was quality. It didn't have the rush to adverts feel I often got from them and again everyone seemed to have decent knowledge of who they were watching. The new score DOG is nice, small and perfectly formed, it's not flashy but does the job and that's all you need. I have mentioned I liked Drury but also Beglin was superb and wasn't afraid to give opinion instantly but then say he was wrong unlike some summarisers out there.

The football being played helped the commentaries too, we shall have to see when the inevitable happens and we get a drab 0-0.
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09 June 2012 12:52 Post ID: #22030 - in reply to #21988
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Some people have said that the ITV studio chairs are made of Shreddies

I have to say, ITV were good last night. Even Drury was tolerable
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09 June 2012 13:29 Post ID: #22031 - in reply to #22030
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We'll soon see what the situation on the BBC is, with Simon Brotherton heading to Poznan to cover the Ireland game for them and Steve Bower also there for the world feed, leaving a question mark over the Spain-Italy game.
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09 June 2012 16:38 Post ID: #22033 - in reply to #21988
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Al Jazeera Sports Events Channel
Angus Scott with Ruud Gullit, Bolo Zenden & Glenn Hoddle

Portugal v Netherlands- Dave Woods
Denmark v Germany- John Helm
 
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09 June 2012 16:44 Post ID: #22034 - in reply to #21988
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Gary Linekar is presenting the first half of 'The Group of Death' with Netherlands Vs Denmark alongside Harry Redknapp, Clarence Seerdorf and Lee Dixon on BBC1/HD
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09 June 2012 16:47 Post ID: #22035 - in reply to #21988
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Netherlands v. Denmark - ESPN USA

Studio: Bob Ley, Michael Ballack, Alexis Lalas

Edit: I have a feeling that Tommy Smyth will be in studio tomorrow because Ireland is playing.

Edit 2: Looks like they do have Roberto Martinez. They went to him while he is in Warsaw.

Edited by epl 9/6/2012 16:50
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09 June 2012 16:53 Post ID: #22036 - in reply to #21988
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Jonathan Pearce and Martin Keown for BBC.

Wonder where Mick McCarthy is?



Just to add from yesterday:

Football Focus: (took place from a hotel balcony)
Dan Walker with Alan Shearer and Mark Lawrenson.

Match of the Day Highlights:
Colin Murray with Robbie Savage and David James.

SBS:
Poland Vs Greece - Martin Tyler
Russia Vs Czech Republic - Steve Bower

Edited by CardioCortez 9/6/2012 17:02
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09 June 2012 17:03 Post ID: #22037 - in reply to #21988
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I presume McCarthy is based on Poland and will do all the Ireland games

Really enjoyed the BBC buildup to this one, nice feature on the 92 Danish side
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09 June 2012 17:42 Post ID: #22038 - in reply to #21988
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Have BBC any decent co-commentators in it's ranks?
Mark Bright is just simply awful and Keon really does come over as a really boared pearson just passing away his time.
Lawerson, after the Carling Cup final, gets excited at nothing unless maybe if it involves Liverpool and as far as Mccarthy is concerned he only has one tone of voice, dull.
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09 June 2012 17:53 Post ID: #22039 - in reply to #22037
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The Exiled Wanderer - 9/6/2012 17:03

I presume McCarthy is based on Poland and will do all the Ireland games

Really enjoyed the BBC buildup to this one, nice feature on the 92 Danish side


I thought that too until Mark Bright confirmed on Twitter that he is commentating on Ireland tomorrow alongside Simon Brotherton
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09 June 2012 18:11 Post ID: #22040 - in reply to #21988
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Ah, would still think McCarthy's in Poland though. It would make sense, McCarthy and Bright in Poland, with Keown and Lawrenson in Ukraine

I'd say Keown's an OK co-commentator. He seems to put a bit of thought into what he wants to say. And I do like McCarthy although more for comic value than for any real analysis. But not a fan of Lawrenson at all and Mark Bright, well, no I'll keep my mouth shut
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09 June 2012 18:46 Post ID: #22041 - in reply to #22040
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Your username has been changed, Wanderer.
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