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    Henry Blofeld to retire........

    .........I was undecided whether to give this it's own thread or place it in the not worthy thread. But what the hell you're only young once.

    Henry Blofeld: Test Match Special commentator calls time on career - BBC Sport

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    Sad, but ultimately a sensible choice, I should have thought.

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    Must have been able to settle up with HMRC

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    Good riddance. Can't stand the bumbling old fool.
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    It was time but I'll still miss him. Fortunately, the quality of TMS commentators is still superb overall, unlike ABC grandstand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Good riddance. Can't stand the bumbling old fool.
    Not quite the "happy retirement" and "thanks for the memories" sentiment that I was hoping for - but I guess he's not for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Not quite the "happy retirement" and "thanks for the memories" sentiment that I was hoping for - but I guess he's not for everyone.
    I used to like Blowers, until I realised he was the brother of Mr Justice Blofeld, so despicable a man that he even managed to colour my view of his sibling

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    Should have gone years ago.

    The first rule of spots commentating (and I've been told this by a professional) is to accurately identify the players and describe the action.

    He has been awful at that for some time.

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    Yeah, I'm with FJ and BP on this one. Never bought into the appeal at all. Compared to Brian Johnstone, who was genuinely charming and witty, as well as actually being able to do his job properly.

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    I can see why people wouldn't like Blowers (to be honest I personally only enjoy him in small doses) and there's certainly valid criticisms to be leveled at him these days, but I'll miss him
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    Not sure how I feel about Blowers but initial thoughts are that he was something unique in cricket and every time we get a little bit closer to everything in the sport being the same I will get sad.

    In an age where being a well known ex-player gives you license to say whatever **** you like and be fawned over for it, someone who was principally known as a commentator in his own right is someone to be valued.
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    I remember as a kid reading about him on Sportstar. Apparently he was famous in India as he was used to noticing and describing ladies' earrings during commentary on test matches in India on AIR (All India Radio). Definitely the first pure commentator who got an article on Sportstar that I remember, for his commentary. Hope he enjoys his golden years with good health.
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    My mother always used to complain that he needs to clear his throat.
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    I like him. An institution.
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    Yeah I know he was not actually all that good at his job but he is a huge part of TMS and hence my childhood. Aggers is the only one left now really.

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