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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Smith did compare Khawaja to Gower and a right-handed Mark Waugh though.

    And i love Blowers, **** you all.
    , Im the same with Boycott, he is a **** but he speaks sense and hes not afraid to ditch the excuses and tell it how it is which is so so important, Who wants bland commentators who tow the line and are scared to offend?

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    Boycott talks sense on some things but it's ruined to an extent by his pathological hatred of aggressive batting. His criticism of batsmen that get out playing an aggressive shot is way OTT (although tbf yesterday it was probably justified).

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    Also everything Boycott says can be translated to 'wasn't Geoff Boycott the greatest player the world's ever seen'.
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    5 minutes of Boycott on the little end of day podcast is more than a sufficent amount for me.

    Do really miss listening to Vic Marks though, guy is just class.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooky Monster View Post
    , Im the same with Boycott, he is a **** but he speaks sense and hes not afraid to ditch the excuses and tell it how it is which is so so important, Who wants bland commentators who tow the line and are scared to offend?
    His comments about Watson's body and brains were quite amusing.
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    Listening to TMS for the first time in ages........how the **** can anyone enjoy Blowers?? He's hurting my ears!!

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    Never enjoyed BLowers myself to be honest irksome without adding any real insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Never enjoyed BLowers myself to be honest irksome without adding any real insight.
    Yep, don't buy him myself, the fact is England had a lot of eccentric characters full-of-fun that came out of the war. They thrived through commentary for various sports, with a sense of joy from watching something they love after such hellish times, and by showing that in descriptions.

    Blowers just comes across as a poor affectation. Also Johnners and Arlott were well known despite their humour in always getting the commentary in clearly and accurately, something Henry fails to do constantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    I guess its the fact that 2 wickets could potentially happen in 2 balls, whereas it would take a while to add loadsa runs to the score. Still get what you're saying though but then I guess a lot of these saying are pretty inane when you think about them.
    Give Australia time to conclude their research - they're working on ways to lose 3 wickets in 2 balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    Listening to TMS for the first time in ages........how the **** can anyone enjoy Blowers?? He's hurting my ears!!
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    Always find that any sense spoken by Boycott is offset by the way he has to repeat the same point about a hundred times before letting someone else speak. I don't really mind him, but he is a bit of a windbag.

    Prefer him to Michael Vaughan anyway, who is just utterly terrible.

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    Not sure if I like or dislike Strauss as commentator.
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    Strauss has some good insight but I find his voice too plummy for commentary. It isn't his fault but he could use some elocution lessons ... although they will just teach him to talk the way he does already. He sounds like a modern privately-educated Tory with. Which of course he is. As I say there is nothing wrong with that and judging him by the way he talks would be like having a go at Nasser for sounding like an Essex boy, but to me it doesn't work on commentary. People with posh accents can be great commentators but there's something about Strauss' accent which doesn't work.
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    A few of the ex-player England commentators are starting to annoy me with jokes about how **** they all were. Hussain does it and its quite funny, Atherton does it and it seems a bit silly because he was quite a good player and now I've started to hear Strauss do it. Gower and Botham don't bother obvious because that would be ridiculous, but why do they all feel the need to pretend they were all number 11's with the bat?

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