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    RE: the channel nine coverage; they set up their coverage to appeal to the general fan to get as many ratings as possible during summer, it's coverage designed for anyone.

    The Ashes is always going to have the dedicated cricket fan watching, not so much the casual fan as there is normal television programming at that stage of the season, and that time of night. Yet they are still providing coverage for the "everyman".

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    There is a slightly different tone to the coverage I think. You don't get a "phwoah" or a "SMAAAASH" every third ball without Brayshaw there, there's less of an obvious effort to hype up ordinary stuff and only two people in the box instead of three calms it down a bit too. But it's really a personnel thing at this point. Healy and Warne are always going to provide a similar sort of commentary experience. When it's Taylor with Lloyd or something you get a slightly more channel 9 of the past feel, though there's obviously still some directives to not leave empty space between deliveries without talking about something etc.

    I've been watching a bit on both Sky and Nine and the difference in quality really is amazing. Even at its worst Sky is tolerable, and some of the random things that the Nine guys appear to be instructed to do make so little sense to me, like talking over the third umpire during reviews so you can't understand the umpire or the commentator since they are speaking at the same time. Or the sense you get that the bowler delivering the ball is an inconvenient interruption to a commentary anecdote. Whatever flaws Sky has, Nine makes them seem totally insignificant.

    Botham is pretty **** though.
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    I've long been convinced that the guys on 9 are contractually obliged to say a minimum amount of words per minute.

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    The C9 commentators are directed to speak as if their audience are people who don't anything about cricket, ever since the WSC days. It hasn't changed.

    Sky is a revelation to Australian cricket fans who have had watch C9 all their lives.

    In fact it wasn't till I heard Ritchie Benaud on the BBC commentary in 2005 that I realised why the Poms thought he was a good commentator.On C9 he was plain boring most of the time, better that than the rest but boring just the same.
    It just made me more annoyed with C9 that they had denied us the Ritchie that the English got to listen to.


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    Charles Colvile = worst thing about Sky's coverage of the Ashes. Shockingly bad.

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    Yeah but Bob with his GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY thing, amazing.

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    He's ****ing dreadful. Should be taken out to pasture and shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Martyn also seemed to suffer disproportionately from shocking umpiring decisions.
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    At least his accent is entertaining.

    Better than Healy and Slater tho'

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    Sky showing a class masterclass with Healy, Warne, Ponting and Ward. CH9 viewers in full tears here.
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    Warne was great comparing Lyon and Moeen today. Reminds you of what he was like when he started.

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