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Ally McCoist
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Didier Drogba
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Lee Dixon
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Slaven Bilic
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Peter Drury
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Jim Beglin
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Pat Nevin
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Pablo Zabaleta
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Alex Scott
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Frank Lampard
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Kyle Martino
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John Collins
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Rio Ferdinand
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Kevin Keatings
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Roy Keane
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Bill Leslie
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Daniel Mann
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Cesc Fabregas
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Liam Rosenior
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Emma Hayes
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Craig Bellamy
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Ian Wright
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Stuart Holden
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John Strong
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Jurgen Klinsmann
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Alan Shearer
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Mark Lawrenson
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Jon Champion
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Ian Darke
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Author Topic: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?  (Read 10741 times)

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #40 on: July 9, 2018, 01:20:55 AM »

Stuart Holden and John Strong have been good when I listened to them.

Scott, Zabaleta, and Bilic are great shouts.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #41 on: July 9, 2018, 08:47:57 AM »
I'm liking Klinsmann when he's on.
He's got a tattoo on his wrist that says "I hate blackie blackie blackie blacks, and I fucking love handballing it into the opponent's goal and away from my own goal, and biting people, and kicking young kids in the bollocks when they ask for autographs. And diving. I fucking love that."

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #42 on: July 9, 2018, 08:59:19 AM »
Really like Pat Nevin. Intelligent fella who doesn`t go overboard
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #43 on: July 9, 2018, 09:43:00 AM »
He is without question the greatest footballer you've ever seen and the best pundit your ever going to hear.

You know who I'm on about    :P
Updated the list above, so feel free re-vote :wave
Here, let me spell it out for you.

S H E A R E R.

Get him on the list and I'll vote.  The rest are pants   :P
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #44 on: July 9, 2018, 09:51:44 AM »
Picked Bilic, Roy Keane and Lampard. Lampard actually surprised me with his level headed and honest options. Keane, i like him mainly fo his opinions about Utd :D

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #45 on: July 9, 2018, 10:04:06 AM »
Bilic, Keane and Zabaleta in that order.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #46 on: July 9, 2018, 12:06:13 PM »
Updated with a few further shouts - geniune or otherwise ;D

Pleased to see Bilic and McCoist out front.  Correct answers.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #47 on: July 9, 2018, 07:03:54 PM »

Updated with a few further shouts - geniune or otherwise ;D


Damn, I voted before the updates. It says "Votes are changeable" but can not find that option.
 

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #48 on: July 9, 2018, 07:48:20 PM »
Ally McCoist, he talks sense and doesn't talk too much.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #49 on: July 9, 2018, 09:04:06 PM »
Keane is a bit of a knobend

Feel like he's playing a character more than anything

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #50 on: July 9, 2018, 09:11:26 PM »
Rosenior and Bellamy are hands down the best pundits around at the moment. Talk more sense than all the rest put together. Went for Jim Beglin for the third option, think he's alright.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2018, 04:55:25 PM »
Who's the masochist who voted for Mark Lawrenson? :P
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2018, 04:37:39 PM »
Updated with a few further shouts - geniune or otherwise ;D

Pleased to see Bilic and McCoist out front.  Correct answers.

Thanks Jack.

My vote has been cast.
   
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2018, 09:37:40 PM »
Watched The Debate the other night. Thought Liam Rosenior was excellent. Very intelligent and well spoken.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2018, 09:44:33 PM »
Watched The Debate the other night. Thought Liam Rosenior was excellent. Very intelligent and well spoken.

Is he the dad or the son? I always forget.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2018, 09:45:57 PM »
Is he the dad or the son? I always forget.

The son. Was at Fulham a few years back I think but had to retire young due to injury.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2018, 10:06:58 PM »
The son. Was at Fulham a few years back I think but had to retire young due to injury.

Himself and Bellamy were shining lights on that show last year. Not mind blowing insight but he could probably be better as a coach than a footballer.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2018, 10:08:52 PM »
I actually voted for him and Bellamy and they got a grand total of 6 votes together. People should give them a look, they've had a few good discussions without all the agenda driven cliche bullshit that's usually served up for that station.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2018, 12:27:46 AM »
The son. Was at Fulham a few years back I think but had to retire young due to injury.

Oh right, cheers. He also sometimes writes for The Guardian.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2018, 06:13:09 PM »
Impressed with Alex Scott. She was good at the World Cup aswell. Surprised MOTD didn't try and recruit her instead of the normal morons they have on. Clearly knows her stuff, although I think it'll take some getting used to for Souness, considering how old school he is.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2018, 08:14:31 PM »
I thought she was the most thoughtful pundit, telling it like it was, rather than playing to agendas.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2018, 08:26:24 PM »
Watched the game on NBC today, and I've always liked Arlo White. He's probably the best "main commentator" I regularly have to listen to. His American co-commentator wasn't bad either, Kyle Martino.

Come to think of it, I like American pundits/commentators in general. They have genuine enthusiasm for the game and can often be quite thoughtful, albeit quite cheesy in the way Americans often are.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #62 on: September 2, 2018, 12:46:52 PM »
Listening to Five Live on the way home from Leicester yesterday, fuck me Danny Mills is a miserable twat. On and on about Alisson and how a defender would be dropped next game if he did something like that.

Also came out with something about a pigeon on the pitch during the Chelsea commentary game and said he'd asked what would happen if the ball hit it and went in the goal...went on to say that of course it would be disallowed "just like the beach ball goal was disallowed for Sunderland when they played Liverpool" - I was shouting at my radio like a right idiot!
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #63 on: October 3, 2018, 03:20:54 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks Liam Rosenior is actually quite good?

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #64 on: October 3, 2018, 06:48:27 PM »

James Richardson: “The staple of English pundits that float around don’t really have any expertise to bring to it”...

https://forlackofabetterreview.com/2018/10/02/james-richardson-the-staple-of-english-pundits-that-float-around-dont-really-have-any-expertise-to-bring-to-it/
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #65 on: October 3, 2018, 06:50:15 PM »
James Richardson is the greatest at everything. Should present the news, Pointless, Champions League and everything in between.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #66 on: October 3, 2018, 06:57:08 PM »
James Richardson is the greatest at everything. Should present the news, Pointless, Champions League and everything in between.

Agreed, Jimbo is boss.


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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #67 on: October 3, 2018, 07:54:09 PM »
James Richardson: “The staple of English pundits that float around don’t really have any expertise to bring to it”...

https://forlackofabetterreview.com/2018/10/02/james-richardson-the-staple-of-english-pundits-that-float-around-dont-really-have-any-expertise-to-bring-to-it/


Any chance that's meant to be "stable" rather than "staple?"

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #68 on: October 3, 2018, 07:56:38 PM »
This might be unpopular but I quite like Rio, seems like a decent chap and don't mind hearing his punditry.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #69 on: October 3, 2018, 08:00:23 PM »
This might be unpopular but I quite like Rio, seems like a decent chap and don't mind hearing his punditry.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #70 on: October 3, 2018, 09:06:13 PM »
Not great choices them

I went for Alex Scott, Peter Drury and Zabaleta

I was impressed with how well Alex Scott talks about football. She also doesn't come across like a egotistical twat.

I like Drury as a commentator although he's not the greatest. And Zabaleta seem a fair and knowledgeable.

I could probably pick fault with all the other options though.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #71 on: November 5, 2018, 10:59:08 PM »
Darren Fletcher coming across very well on MNF

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #72 on: November 6, 2018, 08:38:08 PM »
Darren Fletcher coming across very well on MNF

Did he sing 'we won it three times without killing anyone'?

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #73 on: November 7, 2018, 10:21:57 AM »
Of the ones listed Peter Drury is my favourite and Ally McCoist is good, too. But I quite like Ian Darke and Darren Fletcher both at BT who aren't listed.

The worst commentator I've ever heard in my life is that Ray Hudson. It makes La Liga games hard to watch when I stream them with him.


He seems a decent bloke. No sly little digs or pops at managers or players. Just don't think he has a great voice for football commentary.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #74 on: November 7, 2018, 10:29:03 AM »
Yep, that’s my take on him too.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #75 on: November 7, 2018, 10:43:04 AM »
The BT Goals Show crew should do all football punditry, ever.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #76 on: November 7, 2018, 12:30:57 PM »
The worst commentator I've ever heard in my life is that Ray Hudson. It makes La Liga games hard to watch when I stream them with him.

Absolutely agree with this. Don't get me wrong, I prefer an enthusiastic commentator over a boring dullard, but it's not pleasant listening to him screaming down the mic any time a half decent opportunity arises in the game. Also doesn't help that I simply don't like his cadence.

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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #77 on: November 9, 2018, 01:45:57 AM »

He seems a decent bloke. No sly little digs or pops at managers or players. Just don't think he has a great voice for football commentary.

Nah he's a muppet, used to absolutely slate Suarez at any given moment, really had it out for him. Doesn't like us at all, always getting in sly little digs at us.
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #78 on: November 9, 2018, 10:22:17 AM »
Nah he's a muppet, used to absolutely slate Suarez at any given moment, really had it out for him. Doesn't like us at all, always getting in sly little digs at us.

You getting mixed up with Jon Champion?
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Re: 2018 - Who's the best commentator/pundit?
« Reply #79 on: November 9, 2018, 10:50:56 AM »
You getting mixed up with Jon Champion?

Yes he is. Absolutely 100% he is. That is Jon Champion he's on about. Not Ian Darke.