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New Announcer at FG
Discussion started by tedge , 11 September, 2019 15:38
New Announcer at FG
tedge 11 September, 2019 15:38
Amongst the news of updates to the FG Village they also mention:

"Moreover, stadium announcer Pete Nuttall completes the list of new matchday additions. Pete, who lives in Milton Keynes, has over 20 years’ experience in stadium announcing and was on the mic for Saints’ historic Premiership Rugby Cup Final triumph back in March. In his time he has also called the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham and other major sporting events, including the 2015 Rugby World Cup and London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. "

“We also knew how important it was to bring aboard a new matchday announcer after Geoff Allen’s retirement last season. Geoff will undoubtedly be a very hard act to follow, but we believe Pete has the qualities to do a great job. Pete will maintain the traditional style of match calling Franklin’s Gardens has become accustomed to and I encourage everyone to give him a warm welcome."

I don't know the gentleman in question and don't recall him on the mike for the cup final but whilst acknowledging that we can't replace Geoff Allen, if Pete gets anywhere close to Geoff's understated, conversational and witty presentation style he will become as popular as Geoff was - the best of luck to him.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2019 15:42 by tedge.

Re: New Announcer at FG
Happywifehappylife 11 September, 2019 15:43
From Wasps at the Ricoh apparently

Re: New Announcer at FG
Aberavon Wizard 11 September, 2019 16:03
Good Luck to the chap with a very hard act to follow. Hopefully he will have absorbed what NRFC is all about, what we do and what we do not.

Tomorrow night we may find out the cut of his jib !

Re: New Announcer at FG
Wilson Pickett 11 September, 2019 18:26
Good luck Pete, I’m sure he will do well

Re: New Announcer at FG
fair_weather_fan 12 September, 2019 06:27
Welcome Pete. Only one word of advice, don't shout please, we can hear you

Re: New Announcer at FG
Saint Stokey 12 September, 2019 08:37
Good luck indeed Pete.

I wonder what the chances of inviting Geoff back for the Remembrance Day speech is? Nothing against Pete, but Geoff really brought something special to that speech, other than simply the reading.

Re: New Announcer at FG
Walks11 12 September, 2019 14:14
Good luck.. but please no “let’s make some noise” or the like at various points in the game

Re: New Announcer at FG
Saint Stokey 12 September, 2019 14:34
can you image Walks? even worse would be music after every score!

Re: New Announcer at FG
Walks11 12 September, 2019 17:56
Quote:
Saint Stokey
can you image Walks? even worse would be music after every score!
I think if we ended up with a London Irish type person on the mic it would be the end of my visits to FG. I noticed the England game in Newcastle did the whole "lets make some noise".. as you can tell I really hate it, no need for it

Re: New Announcer at FG
Connorman 12 September, 2019 21:07
Well? How did our new signing perform tonight?

Re: New Announcer at FG
Aberavon Wizard 12 September, 2019 21:08
Not too bad this evening, maybe a little nervous and the word is 'twenty' not 'twenny' ! Early days so lets see how he develops over the season hopefully remembering that less is more.

Re: New Announcer at FG
Saintly Pursuit 12 September, 2019 21:43
He did OK. Made his announcements without trying to hype things up or try whip up a fenzy. I think that he is going to do just fine.

Re: New Announcer at FG
Aberavon Wizard 13 September, 2019 20:52
Why did he keep telling us that Saints won the 2018 Sevens tournament which as far as I remember was won by Sarries.

Re: New Announcer at FG
St Marcus 15 September, 2019 16:51
[/quote]I think if we ended up with a London Irish type person on the mic it would be the end of my visits to FG.[/quote]
I dislike that style of announcement also. But would this really be enough to end your trips to FG? A statement like that feels somewhat over the top.

Re: New Announcer at FG
Jamie_86 17 September, 2019 07:12
[quote St Marcus][/quote]I think if we ended up with a London Irish type person on the mic it would be the end of my visits to FG.[/quote]
I dislike that style of announcement also. But would this really be enough to end your trips to FG? A statement like that feels somewhat over the top.[/quote]

It would push me to the edge of not coming back after 20 years as a season ticket holder as well.

I think if we moved to that style of match day delivery, I'd feel like the club didn't really represent me anymore.



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