Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 51

Thread: Channel Nine - Warne In; Chappell, Greig Under Pressure

  1. #16
    World Traveller Craig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Super Happy Fun Sugar Lollipop Land!
    Posts
    34,131
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Chappelli is unbiased and neutral yes, but Greig isn't. He's just more biased towards the opposition of Australia.

    Just because someone isn't biased to Australia doesn't mean they're unbiased, because Greig's just the opposite to your Lawry, Healy etc.
    Actually I quite like that. You have to have somebody to back them when South Africa or Sri Lanka are in town.
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick once and you suck forever...

    RIP Fardin Qayyumi, a true legend of CW

    Quote Originally Posted by Boobidy View Post
    Bradman never had to face quicks like Sharma and Irfan Pathan. He wouldn't of lasted a ball against those 2, not to mention a spinner like Sehwag.

  2. #17
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    54,856
    I never said it was a bad thing, I always find it funny.

    But calling Tony Greig unbiased is just plain wrong and I couldn't let that slide.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

  3. #18
    World Traveller Craig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Super Happy Fun Sugar Lollipop Land!
    Posts
    34,131
    What do you think of Sunil Gavaskar as a commentator?

    I believe he came out here in 1999.

  4. #19
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    54,856
    I don't really have an opinion on Gavaskar, but when India come down here next I hope Harsha Bhogle does television commentary rather than radio.

    Harsha is the man


  5. #20
    Hall of Fame Member TT Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    .
    Posts
    16,568
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    While I think in South Africa it is random commentators. Sure they have played FC cricket and have some involvement but I have hardly heard of them.
    Never heard of Pat Symcox, Allan Donald and Daryll Cullinan?

  6. #21
    U19 Cricketer armchairumpire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by Francis
    I don't quite know how to feel about this.

    First off, I love Tony Greig, he's one of my all-time favorite cricket characters. He has a tendency to say dumb things, but he's so good at rubbing people the wrong way. It's good for entertainment. I love the way he almost deliberately says things that will get Bill Lawry fired up.

    Secondly, I also love Bill Lawry. The most biast commentater on earth and yet he gets away with it ways Boyc and Beefy can't. People think Tony Greig says dumb things, but Lawry takes the cake. The calls strokes that played and missed well left. His bias toward Gilchrist is hilarious. When he went on a rant on how he is his favorite player, all of a sudden everything Gilchrist did was gold. Missing balls and their well left, coming off edges and it's well guided. On a more positive note, I do like the emotion he brings to cricket games. The most intense ODI situations are made better with Bill Lawry saying "oh it's all happening here at the MCG." Or "dear or dearie me." Always such emotion like everything is the end of the world and it works quite nicely.

    Ian Chappell is someone I have mixed feelings over. In a way he reminds me of a boring old man who keeps telling the same story so many times. But some of what he says is really interesting, like he'd say Andy Robert's belived the faster delivery was more potent than the slower one, so save a little pace. Now that's good information, and it's interesting. But he says it soo much. I've honestly heard him talking about the calibre of seagulls in Adelaide and how tough they are. He's the most expendable.

    Slats should be in easily, did well for C4 and can have chemistry with even NZ commentaters.

    To be honest, I didn't dig Warne's commentary as much as others did in 2003. But he's a character and the game needs those. Beefy isn't the best commentater but he's somebody you'd want in the spotlight. To this day when I watch Sky News and any reporter wants an opinion on the England team, they ask Beefy. And he's a face all recognise and listen to.
    NZ commentators - Ian Smith and Jeremy Coney take the biscuit for biased commentary! Agree Slater got on with them well. Bill Lawry is also like a worn slipper. Ritchie and Slater are the best by far. Don't mind Ian Healy - awful voice but very interesting. Just in case you thought Chappeli knew a lot - next time sit close to the TV and you can hear the Director telling Chappeli some interesting fact that he later repeats. However, I think Chappeli should be in the team just because of his perspective - he really cuts to the chase.

  7. #22
    Banned Blaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    5,124
    Ian Healy is awful. He is the worst commentator in world cricket. If he makes the ashes line up I will cry.

    The Ashes line up should be the same as Channel 4 last year... but Lawry for Atherton.

  8. #23
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    54,856
    And a rock instead of Mark Nicholson.

  9. #24
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,815
    Mark Nicholas is not bad, though!

  10. #25
    International Debutant Pedro Delgado's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Derby, England.
    Posts
    2,939
    He's too oily for me.
    Member of the Rosalie Birch Appreciation Society (RBAS)
    Member of CVAAS - go Joe

    You're a ghost la la la la la la la la laaa
    You're a ghost la la la la la la la la laaa
    I'm the church and I've come
    To claim you with my iron drum
    la la la la la la la la la la


    The wolves are running..

  11. #26
    Hall of Fame Member age_master's Avatar
    Plasmanaut on Fire Champion!
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    15,777
    God Warney and Slats
    Member of CW Green
    Kerry O'Keefe - Worlds funniest Commentator

  12. #27
    Cricketer Of The Year JASON's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    At Work
    Posts
    7,558
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Actually I quite like that. You have to have somebody to back them when South Africa or Sri Lanka are in town.
    Well said. Its better to have people with differing view points instead of everone being part of a cheering squad for the same side.

  13. #28
    Hall of Fame Member FaaipDeOiad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    19,104
    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    I thought that Greig commentated a lot differently over in England for C4 than what he does in Australia. Much preferred him over in Eng.
    Yeah I agree. I also found his little fights with Boycott more amusing than the Lawry ones, I guess because Lawry/Greig is old hat now in Australia.
    I know a place where a royal flush
    Can never beat a pair

  14. #29
    U19 Captain Great Birtannia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    687
    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    I guess he didn't suck up to Aussies during the last 2 series V SA and was pretty Candid and forthright in his comments and no doubt that touched some nerves.
    Greig is just a tosser fullstop. Get rid of him and bring in Atherton, Akram, Holding, Harsha Boghle etc when we are playing those countries. Holding was biased as hell when the WI were here but he is still great to listen to.

    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    I love Tony Greig and Chappell for being 2 of the most genuine, honest and neutral commentators on Channell 9 who don't follow the theme of 'Suck up to the Aussies as much as you can so that the cricketers and TV audience will love you, even if its not not truthful ' .
    Calling Greig neutral is right up there with calling GW Bush a pacifist.

    Anyway that is the exact reason I hate Healy so much. He cheers Australia on and unlike Bill Lawry has no entertainment value. What intensifies my dislike for him is that it is pretty obvious that he has been told by the producers to be "more like Bill" (over the top, exciting etc) and he is dreadful at it.

  15. #30
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,815
    When was the last time Bill had a performance review!

    Never, I'd venture.

    It's just a long, rolling contract - to be renewed at your own pleasure.

    Good to finally see a shake-up.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Chappell Wants Ganguly Out - Emails BCCI.
    By Sanz in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 128
    Last Post: 27-09-2005, 10:58 PM
  2. Murali bowling with a astraight arm
    By pontingrulz in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 280
    Last Post: 15-05-2005, 01:29 PM
  3. A 24-hr BCCI cricket channel
    By Arjun in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 17-04-2005, 06:15 AM
  4. Warne says Hussain should stay & Trescothick should go
    By Mister Wright in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 28-05-2004, 09:45 PM
  5. 16 Reasons Why Murali Is Better Than Warne
    By a massive zebra in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 27-02-2004, 06:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •