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    Life after Richie Benaud announces retirement

    Who do you think will take over the head of the commentary when Richie decides to retire?

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    I take it the title is to get our attention, coz I haven't heard anything. Is it official?

    Anyway, it'll be Nicholas, who mostly does it now anyway, with Taylor probably getting a biger share of things, though personally I'd like to see Slats step up.

    Gilly to come on board as commentator, with his ears to act as solar panel back up in the event of a black out.
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    Perhaps everyone's favourite commentator could become the host aswell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I take it the title is to get our attention, coz I haven't heard anything. Is it official?
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    No idea who'll take over, but at least it will mean that the quality of Channel 9's commentary will immediately increase. Presumably Mark Nicholas will do it if they can get him, or Mark Taylor otherwise.
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    If Mark Nicholas takes over then I swear, its time to go postal. I'd rather hear the continued flatulent, rabid ramblings of Ian Healy than Mark Nicholas
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    I'd hate to be whoever has the job of cleaning the commentary boxes Mark Nicholas frequents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I'd hate to be whoever has the job of cleaning the commentary boxes Mark Nicholas frequents.

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    Decididly camp tissues there. Perfect for Nicholas.

    However, Nicholas is easier to listen to than Healy any day.

    You watch: Healy will forget himself one day, during a tense, close finish and let out a roaring appeal into the mike when Brett Lee hits some batsman's pads in front of off stump.
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    Lay off Healy, hes a nice guy.

    Who here besides me has actually met him and talked to him?

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