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    Have to say enjoying Nine commentary this year. Some of the new additions like Slater and Mark Nicholas ask the guys like Chappell, Benaud and Greig good questions and actually provoke some interesting conversation.

    Highlights for me today of the commentary was Chappell and Greig discussing how'd they would have attempted to play McGrath when he was hitting the cracks, Chappell's analysis of Strauss and Pieterson's problems hooking, and the interview with Beefy, which wasn't strictly commentary but was part of the coverage. Its good hearing guys like Gower as well.
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    The little squeezer on "Offsiders" this morning was annoying me, carrying on about how Ponting didn't enforce the follow on because Channel 9 and Cricket Australia told him to, and how not doing so had damaged the sport of cricket. I hate journos like him who feel the need to stake out some kind of imaginery moral high ground and insist that sportsmen are responsible for keeping them happy before any other commitment, just because they can't be arsed thinking of anything decent to fill their column. Gideon Haigh put him back in his box I thought.

    EDIT: I think his name is Gerard Waiteley or similar
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    Tony Greig and Bill Lawry fighting is hilarious
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    I don't think I hate anyone more than I hate Mark Nicholas. The guy's a dead set wanker.

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    Can't help but agree. Sooo glad I don't have to put with him anymore, but Colville on Sky's a bit of a tit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhmaster
    I don't think I hate anyone more than I hate Mark Nicholas. The guy's a dead set wanker.
    Watch it, you can say you don't like someone, but I would suggest you phase it better in the future...

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    How bout poonce/punce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhmaster
    I don't think I hate anyone more than I hate Mark Nicholas. The guy's a dead set wanker.
    I would rather listen to Mark Nicholas commentate than you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhmaster
    I don't think I hate anyone more than I hate Mark Nicholas. The guy's a dead set wanker.
    3rd best commentator ever, down from Benaud and Boycott, the bloke's a legend.
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    On Chappelli when Sky first started showing the Channel 9 feed he was my favourite commentator - He was such a contrast to all the other cheer leader commentators and was a great analyst of especially of captaincy and bating technique. Now I can't bear to listen to him he comes in the commentry box with his own ideas (not a bad thing in itself) but would refuse to comprimise even if what was happening in the match proved him completely wrong. But most of all he comes across as if commentating is a chore to him and god help if any other commentator has differing opinions to him. With all the faults that Greig and Lawry have at least you still get feeling that they have an enthusiasm for cricket and really enjoy their job something you just don't get from Chappelli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    3rd best commentator ever, down from Benaud and Boycott, the bloke's a legend.
    Good post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BingLeeElectric
    Good post.
    Yep, Nicholas is quality. In Australia it's gone form "Who's the Pommie?" to "When's the Pommie on again?"
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    He's grown on me as well. I never much liked him before, but I like his enthusiasm, and as a cheerleader commentator he's certainly better to listen to than Lawry or Lloyd.
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    How have Channel 9 responded to Warne bowling outside leg stump to Pietersen.

    With Sky Holding & Atherton were very critical of Australia where as Hussain said it was justified & up to the batsmen to adapt.

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