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The BBC has dumped Hugh Porter as its Cycling Commentator


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#1 Wolford6

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

http://www.mirror.co...aced-tv-1743163

Big mistake.

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#2 Futtocks

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

I noticed he wasn't doing the World Championships the other week. One of the best commentators in any sport, replaced by Simon Brotherton, who's okay, but not in the same league. The complains during the Olympics were purely down to the TV company contracted to cover the road race, who messed up with information that never erached the commentary box.

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#3 hindle xiii

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

If it's the gravelly voiced fella who got really excited over Team GB at many Olympic Games then that's a shame, I liked him!

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#4 Futtocks

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

If it's the gravelly voiced fella who got really excited over Team GB at many Olympic Games then that's a shame, I liked him!


That's the guy. Also a distinguished racer in his own right (4 World Titles), and his wife (who does stats for him during commentary) is former Olympic Gold medallist Anita Lonsbrough.

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#5 hindle xiii

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:19 PM

That's the guy. Also a distinguished racer in his own right (4 World Titles), and his wife (who does stats for him during commentary) is former Olympic Gold medallist Anita Lonsbrough.

I think it won't be long until the BBC change their mind.

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#6 Futtocks

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

I think it won't be long until the BBC change their mind.


I'd like to think so, but I'm not sure.

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#7 gingerjon

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

Brotherton will be cheaper as he's year-round at the beeb doing multiple sports.

The BBC has to save money.
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#8 JohnM

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:57 PM

they could start by having fair recruitment policies, proper employment contracts, and end to its 'reward for failure' policy and never ever ever ever giving any money to Russell Brand, not even as a bribe to stay away.

#9 T-Dub

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

The Ray French of cycling.
Ultimately respected and a font of all knowledge and experience, but no longer quick enough to call a live event
Excellent at explaining whats happening during a points race, kierin or somesuch, maybe still has a future for track events?
Much easier to listen to than Eurosports resident expert

#10 Griff9of13

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

they could start by having fair recruitment policies, proper employment contracts, and end to its 'reward for failure' policy and never ever ever ever giving any money to Russell Brand, not even as a bribe to stay away.


it wasn't you on the receiving end of that phone call that time was it? :unsure:
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#11 JohnM

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

nope! Fortunately, I am not on the talentless jerk's radar. :lol:




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