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Who is that commentator on Sky Sports??? He's awful!!

RomanBednar81
10-17-2007, 08:40 PM
There is some bloke alongside Mark Petchey for the Nadal/Baghdatis match who I have not heard before, and he sounds absolutely awful.

Terrible squeaky voice, and doesn't pronounce his words properly at all.

Surely they can do better than that!?

Burrow
10-17-2007, 08:44 PM
Yes, he has been their all week.

I agree he is terrible.

Petchey seems to correct him an awful lot, and kind of makes a bit of a fool out of him.

scoobs
10-17-2007, 08:49 PM
I miss dear old Bill Threlfall.

he used to ramble on like all hell but he was fun and he'd forgotten more about tennis than most people will ever know

RomanBednar81
10-17-2007, 08:50 PM
I just find it strange because they've got so many options normally.

I'm no fan of Barry Cowan, but Petchey is good, Fleming is good, and so is Barry Millns and Leif Shiras.

This guy sounds like he's come straight out off the West Ham terraces. He also sounds about 18.

I don't mean to be harsh, but he's spoiling it.

If he's not an ex-player, to me that's a step in the right direction because it's nice to have journalists and genuine career-broadcasters on there, but to do that, you've got to have a great voice, vocabulary and journalistic nous.

Admittedly I've only heard 20 minutes of this bloke, but he doesn't appear to have any of that.

Henry Chinaski
10-17-2007, 08:58 PM
Yeah he's not great but after watching so many matches on betfair this year he doesn't seem too bad to be honest. He doesn't seem clueless or anything just totally mediocre.
It's his first event though so give him a chance. he could grow into the role or something.

scoobs
10-17-2007, 09:00 PM
They even bring Sam Smith in sometimes and she's fine.

Henry Chinaski
10-17-2007, 09:02 PM
they need to hire frew mcmillan asap.

Burrow
10-17-2007, 09:03 PM
Sam Smith is just plain annoying and goes on about how she is drooling over tall guys, anytime Joachim Johansson plays she is practically moaning down the microphone :rolleyes:

Bill Threlfall was alright, don't mind him, but by far the best is Peter Fleming, then Barry Cowan.

Yappa
10-17-2007, 09:06 PM
Why not simply use the ATP Masters Series commentators? Or are those actually the guys you hear on Sky? No idea, since I don't know the names.

scoobs
10-17-2007, 09:10 PM
Why not simply use the ATP Masters Series commentators? Or are those actually the guys you hear on Sky? No idea, since I don't know the names.
No they use their own - I have no idea why - the TMS guys are fine, IMO

adee-gee
10-17-2007, 09:14 PM
He's awful.

Petchey is quality, I could listen to him all day.

trixtah
10-17-2007, 09:17 PM
Who is that on TTC? Is that Cahill? He has said some funny shit in the last few matches.

Burrow
10-17-2007, 09:19 PM
Petchey is quality?

Sure, he is not bad, but he is not the best, he can be awfuly sarcastic at times but he can be quite funny as well.

I laughed when he said "I never knew there was 2 weeks to a grand slam until I was commentating"

I like the way they take the piss out themselves, when they weren't bad players in their own right, I loved the match Cowan played against Sampras at Wimbledon, it was classic.

Fleming was the best player out of the bunch.

adee-gee
10-17-2007, 09:33 PM
Petchey is quality?

Sure, he is not bad, but he is not the best, he can be awfuly sarcastic at times but he can be quite funny as well.

I laughed when he said "I never knew there was 2 weeks to a grand slam until I was commentating"

I like the way they take the piss out themselves, when they weren't bad players in their own right, I loved the match Cowan played against Sampras at Wimbledon, it was classic.

Fleming was the best player out of the bunch.
I like Petch, I find him funny. Sure, he wasn't the best player but he knows that, he takes the piss out of himself often. So does Cowan, I quite like when they commentate together.

Burrow
10-17-2007, 09:40 PM
Yeah no doubt, I quite like most of them, people seem to adore frew mcmillan but he bores me to death with his voice. I like a bit of humour and Petchey certainly brings that to the table.

adee-gee
10-17-2007, 09:46 PM
Frew is ok, slightly overrated if you ask me. He knows his stuff but I don't really care about half the stats he provides.

McEnroe and Petchey would be my ideal combination :lol:

danton
10-17-2007, 09:49 PM
i'm listening to him now - and wishing he would shut up - he can't stop talking

Dina
10-17-2007, 09:55 PM
he states the obvious like jason goodall and his serving analysis, still not as bad as barry 'mirkaland' cowan

TheBoiledEgg
10-17-2007, 09:56 PM
this guy is the worst commentator ever :o :help:

hilluis
10-17-2007, 11:32 PM
His name is Nick Lester.

Andi-M
10-18-2007, 12:13 AM
Petchey is quality?

Sure, he is not bad, but he is not the best, he can be awfuly sarcastic at times but he can be quite funny as well.

I laughed when he said "I never knew there was 2 weeks to a grand slam until I was commentating"

I like the way they take the piss out themselves, when they weren't bad players in their own right, I loved the match Cowan played against Sampras at Wimbledon, it was classic.

Fleming was the best player out of the bunch.

lol I love Petch! He's soo funny and sweet!

I love when he commentates on Muzza's matches and he gives us lots of insights into Murrays life :)

Burrow
10-18-2007, 12:14 AM
He cannot keep away from Murray!

GarethHodges
10-18-2007, 03:16 AM
I laughed when he said "I never knew there was 2 weeks to a grand slam until I was commentating"

Petchey probably did know that there were 2 weeks to a grand slam. He probably just said that because he generally lost in the first or second round - and therefore never actually got to see the rest of the tournament.

Burrow
10-18-2007, 03:21 AM
Obviously, that is what is so funny.

RomanBednar81
10-18-2007, 10:01 PM
His name is Nick Lester.

It's getting beyond a joke now - I actually can't watch matches that he commentates on with the sound on.

His voices is ridiculously high pitched, he does not fully pronounce words, and he talks way too much for tv.

The Five Live boys are the best commentators around. Jonathan Overend should be poached and brought in - top quality broadcaster.

Jimnik
10-18-2007, 10:07 PM
He's not so bad.

Henry Chinaski
10-18-2007, 11:15 PM
there's generally a commentary-free option on interactive anyway.

switz
10-19-2007, 12:29 AM
the TMS commentator annoy the shit out of me. Robbie Koenig must say the words "No question" about 2 million times each session :mad: he says it so much now Goodall and Adler are saying it as well :lol:

and Goodall and Adler just bitch the whole time. and they constantly talk about their own matches with each other - nobody cares :o

danton
10-19-2007, 12:42 AM
I think Petch is best out of the commentators but he needs to find another word other than 'Outrageous' when their is a good point played

Burrow
10-19-2007, 03:03 AM
Nah, Peter Fleming knows his stuff.