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Re: Gasnier commentary

Post by jirskyr » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 10:31 am

The two top callers IMO are Warren Smith and Vossy. I don't mind that new Ch 9 bloke Matt Thompson and Sterlo and Gould have quality insights into tactics. But Ch9 overall just too twee, almost trying too hard to be polished and losing that genuine football calling passion that people seem to want, and see in Fox.

But Fox's colour callers are pretty ordinary. Gasnier is better than he used to be but I run for the hills when there are breaks in the games and they go back to the studio - Shirvo, Jessica, Bwaith, Ennis, Kimmorley... barely a modicum of talent between them.


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Post by ricksen » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 11:14 am

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 03 Jul, 2017 10:31 am
The two top callers IMO are Warren Smith and Vossy. I don't mind that new Ch 9 bloke Matt Thompson and Sterlo and Gould have quality insights into tactics. But Ch9 overall just too twee, almost trying too hard to be polished and losing that genuine football calling passion that people seem to want, and see in Fox.

But Fox's colour callers are pretty ordinary. Gasnier is better than he used to be but I run for the hills when there are breaks in the games and they go back to the studio - Shirvo, Jessica, Bwaith, Ennis, Kimmorley... barely a modicum of talent between them.
Agree with all of that. Shirvington is incredible bland and speaks in nothing but cliches - terrible host. Ryan Phelan was great when he had the gig a few years back, not sure why they punted him.
Yvonne is pretty good as a studio host as well, but as you say, the 'experts' are pretty much all awful.

I really don't like Brenton Speed as a caller either.

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Post by Russell » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 11:49 am

I don't care what channel etc.

Matt Thompson is the best caller in the country for mine.

No one is more qualified for expert opinion than Sterlo, Fittler, Johns and Gus -the problem is in all the crap they go on with. Especially Gus when he is on with Ray Warren (passed it now), because he keeps trying to wind him up and Rabs bites every time. If they stuck to the facts, instead of trying to be funny or entertaining (which they are not) - Channel 9 would kill it.

All the so called experts on Fox are just that (so called) - all I see Warren Smith doing is yell and as a caller Voss makes a great brick layer.

Yvonne Sampson and James Bracey are about on par - I do prefer Yvonne though.

Just my opinion.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 11:53 am

His commentary at 4am is legendary apparently.
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Post by underdog » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 12:08 pm

Gasnier is pretty decent now - been a tough leaning curve for the guy, but as others have mentioned he's insightful, fair, and seems to like the Tigers - and you can tell he just loves the game.

From what I've heard of Ryan Phelan he went "Big Leagues" and is now sports reporting on one of the commercial networks - FWIW The difference in money for someone like Phelan is huge - like 100% more money huge.

Fox sports aren't stupid - look at the signing of Cooper Cronk - he's one of the most intelligent and well spoken players I've seen in a long while.

Fox would be wise to sign players like DCE, Adam Blair, Elijah Taylor, Jarrod Croker towards the end of their careers for potential media careers - as they are all highly intelligent, articulate players.
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Post by Geo. » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 12:38 pm

cktiger wrote:
Sun 02 Jul, 2017 10:45 pm
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Gaz is a dill..but don't mind his commentary...he is fair to all teams...

Ennis is catching Bwaith with a bullett ...they way he has that inflection in his voice is reaching Andy Raymond proportions...
Can't agree Geo - Gasnier seems to have a good read of teams and their strengths and weaknesses. He obviously has a weak spot for the Dragons but tries pretty hard to be fair.
Oh yeah as far as footy i agree with you Gaz is pretty good...it was more a wordly dill....looks and footy makes him perfect for commentary. ..
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Post by ricksen » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 12:41 pm

underdog wrote:
Mon 03 Jul, 2017 12:08 pm
From what I've heard of Ryan Phelan he went "Big Leagues" and is now sports reporting on one of the commercial networks - FWIW The difference in money for someone like Phelan is huge - like 100% more money huge.
As in Fox is more $$ than FTA or vice versa?
I ran into Phelan at the Sheaf a year or two back, just after he'd moved on, and he said that Fox didn't renew his contract rather than him looking elsewhere. I think he ended up on 7, so he's hardly battling.

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Post by underdog » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 4:57 pm

As in 7 pays more.
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Post by Fade To Black » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 9:02 pm

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Pretty sure that is just Bwaiff's fake tan.

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Post by magpiecol » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:26 pm

Not sure that any of the so called experts realize that television is a visual medium, and that veiwers can actually see what is happening.

We really do NOT need these people telling us the bleeding obvious.

Bring back Eddy Waring.

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Post by mike » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:30 pm

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Gasnier loved playing against us .....probably scored 20 against us
Didn't in the 2005 final. Got owned by Richards.
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Post by mike » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:32 pm

Demps wrote:
Sun 02 Jul, 2017 2:56 pm
How good is this bloke...
I think hes a tigers fan.
Never bad mouths us and often tips us even for the upsets.

Fox commentary so much better than Ch9...

Im sick as a dog so at home in bed enjoying the game.
Hope you are feeling better after the win and a few days off.
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Post by Fade To Black » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:33 pm

mike wrote:
Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:30 pm
maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 02 Jul, 2017 3:52 pm
Gasnier loved playing against us .....probably scored 20 against us
Didn't in the 2005 final. Got owned by Richards.
Didn't he what! Fondly remember when Patty flung him over the sideline like a used pair of jocks.

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Post by mike » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:35 pm

Fade To Black wrote:
Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:33 pm
mike wrote:
Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:30 pm
maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 02 Jul, 2017 3:52 pm
Gasnier loved playing against us .....probably scored 20 against us
Didn't in the 2005 final. Got owned by Richards.
Didn't he what! Fondly remember when Patty flung him over the sideline like a used pair of jocks.
One of my favourite memories.
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Post by supercoach » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:46 pm

Gaz is one of the very few commentators who treats every team equal. Even when the Dragons are playing he gives a very unbiased call. Also he seems to have a IQ unlike many others

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Post by Demps » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 5:33 pm

mike wrote:
Tue 04 Jul, 2017 4:32 pm
Demps wrote:
Sun 02 Jul, 2017 2:56 pm
How good is this bloke...
I think hes a tigers fan.
Never bad mouths us and often tips us even for the upsets.

Fox commentary so much better than Ch9...

Im sick as a dog so at home in bed enjoying the game.
Hope you are feeling better after the win and a few days off.
Thanks mate.
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