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Next Commentator?
Discussion started by St_Bart , 11 August, 2019 09:16
Next Commentator?
St_Bart 11 August, 2019 09:16
I may have missed it in the holiday rush, but is there any news on a replacement for the inimitable Uncle Geoff yet?

Re: Next Commentator?
tedge 11 August, 2019 09:49
I will be surprised if it's even mentioned before the first match - even then somebody will probably get the job with whatever style they have without there necessarily being any public announcement

Re: Next Commentator?
Aberavon Wizard 11 August, 2019 11:45
I think the appropriate phrase is 'waiting with trepidation'.

The club know how Geoff was regarded and assuming that someone in the top corridors of power reads this stuff, then they know full well what most, if not all, people will expect as the replacement for an Institution at the Gardens.

Re: Next Commentator?
Wilson Pickett 11 August, 2019 12:02
not easy taking that job over, I’m sure the new guy will spend some time with Geoff to understand a few rituals including very average name pronunciation and cars blocking roads

let’s all be supportive and give whoever a good shot at it

Re: Next Commentator?
Duckonstilts 11 August, 2019 16:41
I don't mind if the new person has their own style and delivery but avoiding unnecessary shouting is a minimum.

Re: Next Commentator?
Walks11 12 August, 2019 09:51
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Duckonstilts
I don't mind if the new person has their own style and delivery but avoiding unnecessary shouting is a minimum.

Yep accept he will be different as long as he’s not a ‘shouty man’. I would hope the powers that be understand the majority really don’t want that

Re: Next Commentator?
Stilo 12 August, 2019 14:13
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Wilson Pickett
not easy taking that job over, I’m sure the new guy will spend some time with Geoff to understand a few rituals including very average name pronunciation and cars blocking roads
let’s all be supportive and give whoever a good shot at it

I loved it a few years ago at a European game when Geoff announced 1 of the sponsors, Alice (The Italian communications company's internet market) and pronounced it as Alice as in "who the **** is Alice", when the Italian pronunciation is Al-ee-che.

Re: Next Commentator?
Dragonboy 12 August, 2019 14:42
For one of his greates announcements was when Bath trotted out a load of changes including Elvis Sevialihi and Geoff left him to last and said “And Elvis has left the pitch”

Re: Next Commentator?
Jon in Wherever 12 August, 2019 15:49
Is it too far fetched to suggest Hask? Or maybe Lennie, if he could be pulled from Noddy?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2019 15:49 by Jon in Wherever.

Re: Next Commentator?
tedge 12 August, 2019 19:06
I don't think Lenny Newman would be good at that job



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2019 20:35 by tedge.

Re: Next Commentator?
Walks11 12 August, 2019 19:58
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tedge
Lenny Newman would not be good at that job
“you know”

Re: Next Commentator?
tedge 12 August, 2019 20:36
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Walks11
Quote:
tedge
Lenny Newman would not be good at that job
“you know”

Wording amended accordingly

Re: Next Commentator?
Dragonboy 12 August, 2019 21:15
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Jon in Wherever
Is it too far fetched to suggest Hask? Or maybe Lennie, if he could be pulled from Noddy?
please god no not Lennie. Drives me mad on the Saints program with his verbal meanderings and starting a question and never ending it.

Re: Next Commentator?
PelerinStJames 13 August, 2019 07:34
Wot, no Digger?

Re: Next Commentator?
tedge 13 August, 2019 07:51
Quote:
Dragonboy
Quote:
Jon in Wherever
Is it too far fetched to suggest Hask? Or maybe Lennie, if he could be pulled from Noddy?
please god no not Lennie. Drives me mad on the Saints program with his verbal meanderings and starting a question and never ending it.

That's exactly why I said what I said !

Re: Next Commentator?
Aberavon Wizard 13 August, 2019 13:23
Digger.........now there is a thought ?


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