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In Topic: 24/07/14 - Hull FC v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

24 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Missed him first time, but made sure he got him second time, Hauraki you dirty ######.


In Topic: 24/07/14 - Hull FC v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

24 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

Isn't it great without Eddie and Cummings.


In Topic: Comical Cummings' Critical Commentary

21 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

I think that was Robin Whitfield.
I said on the Widnes/Warrington thread I would like to see Sky revamp their commentary style.
When a call is made for a VR decision switch of the commentary teams microphones. On some nights you can have up to six people giving their opinion on the replays, with at least two of them not having a clue what they are on about. It almost becomes a competition to see who guesses what the VR's verdict will be and you are often bombarded with misleading information.
At the end of the day the only blokes opinion who counts is the VR. Let him explain his thought process and analysis in the manor Ian Smith used to do on Premier Sports Championship coverage. It worked well and was allowed to due to Dave Woods not itching to get his twopennarth in like Eddie does.
This method would also eradicate a lot of Stevo's need to apologise to the ref when he has totally mis-called an incident which the on field ref was far better placed to make. It sheds a poor light on the refs who I genuinely believe are the envy of a lot of other sports.
I once heard an interview with Martin Tyler the football commentator. He said he was paid to comment on the action being played out in front of him, not to provide opinion on tatics or refereeing decisions, that was the job of his co-commentator. Eddie could learn something there.
Stuart Cummings' role is baffling to me. What other sport had an ex-referee to explain the laws of the game all the time. It seems an open admission by Sky that their two chief commentators are not very clued up on Rugby League. Perhaps a refereeing course may help them?

Them 2 clowns were arguing with each other at the weekend, and they are that used to doing it, they were both arguing the same point.

The coverage was much better when Eddie was missing those couple of games, it gave Baldy no one to argue with.


In Topic: 12/07/14 - Catalan Dragons v Wigan Warriors KO 9pm (CET) (TV)

12 July 2014 - 08:39 PM

That's a sickener by Clubb, Cheap shot.

Elima should have been Sent Off, Child lacking bottle to get his Red Card out.

2 cheap shots from Wigan, Clubb and Farrell early on, Catalan about 20 in the second half alone.


In Topic: 12/07/14 - Catalan Dragons v Wigan Warriors KO 9pm (CET) (TV)

12 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

##### French Thugs. It's embarrassing and does nothing for the game.