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"What do you do when Manu Vatuvei runs at you?"

"Throw yer sporran at him"

"Lift yer kilt"

Classic

On top form tonight. Makes his jokes and moves on. Says he doesn't agree with a descision then moves on. Contrast that with E & S, who 15 mins later are still going on about an offside or a ball strip

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Its his localisms that are entertaining too. His references to the Rodney in Warrington or the 3 Pigeons in Halifax as well as the quick quips. His style is focused on the game with a bit of wit thrown in rather than a 'comedy act' as some have commented. He's a bit like the wit in the crowd who makes the appropriate comment and puts a smile on your face. I'd happily share a pint or two with him and imagine he'd be good company.

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He comes across as a fan.

He makes no apology that here he is in Europe soaking in the atmosphere, be it grounds, pubs or even casinos. He sounds like he's living the dream.

But most of all he recognises that referees and players make mistakes but the game moves on and he does not dwell on the negatives.

I love the fact that he's picking up the regional differences, "Duck" and even men calling other men "Love" ( that shocked me when a bus conductor in Leeds said that to me in the 60's)

The production at a Premier is dodgy, but they know how to assemble a team of commentators.

Most people on here thought that Henderson, Woods and Noble were a step up from the Sky dreadful duo but Voss has brought a new dimension to the whole thing.

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Voss sounds like he's on tour, watching his favourite sport and having a ball.

With his schedule and the fantastic world cup we've all experienced - whats not to like for both him and us

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Eddie sounds so phony when he speaks as well. It's like he doesn't believe what he's saying when he says things positive. Just doesn't come across as someone speaking naturally.

Stevo doesn't have the knowledge to back up his passion and so goes off on one about the wrong things.

If we have to listen to someone ranting, it needs to be funny. Neither are.

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Whilst I have really liked him, I made the similar point on the Brian Noble thread - why do Rugby League commentators have to try and be funny?

 

Apart from Ray French, who is a terrible commentator, we have always had commentators who play it for laughs.

 

Why can't we get sensible commentators with intellectual analysis.

 

Voss has been perfect for the World Cup - it is like he is on tour and is loving it and his enthusiasm and passion is clearly there, I'm not sure whether this would work twice a week in the regular season.

Phil Clarke used to give great technical insight on Sky but everyone complained how dull it was.

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From Wikipedia (apologies if already cited)

 

Andrew Voss ... currently works for SKY Network Television.

 

 

Maybe, they'll incorporate his contributions for Superleague next season.

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Bring back hanging.

Or as Cullen would put it

" suspended by the upper vertebrae on a woven hemp rope with a bight"

Why use one word when you can use 13?

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Voss' infatuation with the term " me duck" reminds me of a joke.

A business man was walking round Nottingham and coming across a brothel suddenly realised he was feeling horny.

He went in and realising he had left his wallet in the hotel explained to the Madam that he was feeling fruity but only had £5 on him. The Madam explained that he would need a lot more than that. As he was leaving she called him back and said

" listen, I've just had a thought. We have a fat old cleaner here who has retired from being on the game but would probably do a trick for a fiver. "

" that'll do" said the man.

As they made their way up the Madam explained that the old dear had a speech impediment, and might try and converse with him by using signs.

The chap got to work and as he was banging away the old pro reached under the bed and pulled out a tin tray and hit him on the head with it, to his surprise she hit him on the head again with the tin tray.

He ignored it but straight away she again reached under the bed and brought out a rubber duck. Again she hit him on the head with the toy duck.

This was too much and the guy decided to give up.

As he was going down the stairs, the Madam saw him and asked if it had been ok.

" no, terrible she started hitting me with a tin tray and then hit me with a rubber duck"

"Ah she was trying to communicate with you!" Said the Madam

"Communicating? What was she trying to say?"

"She was telling you--- It tin tin me duck"

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I'll never tire of Vossy. Absolute legend.

 

Brian Noble's, 'Loaves of milk' had me in stitches - I don't think he knows the difference between commentating live and running in the 3:20 at Epsom.

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In his Warriors commentary on Sky NZ this year, there were a couple of games where Vossy stated a phrase on Twitter beforehand and then had to get it into the commentary later that day. 

 

The best one he did was "winner, winner, chicken dinner". I reckon he'd be up for a bit of Eddie and Stevo bingo. 

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Voss' infatuation with the term " me duck" reminds me of a joke.

A business man was walking round Nottingham and coming across a brothel suddenly realised he was feeling horny.

He went in and realising he had left his wallet in the hotel explained to the Madam that he was feeling fruity but only had £5 on him. The Madam explained that he would need a lot more than that. As he was leaving she called him back and said

" listen, I've just had a thought. We have a fat old cleaner here who has retired from being on the game but would probably do a trick for a fiver. "

" that'll do" said the man.

As they made their way up the Madam explained that the old dear had a speech impediment, and might try and converse with him by using signs.

The chap got to work and as he was banging away the old pro reached under the bed and pulled out a tin tray and hit him on the head with it, to his surprise she hit him on the head again with the tin tray.

He ignored it but straight away she again reached under the bed and brought out a rubber duck. Again she hit him on the head with the toy duck.

This was too much and the guy decided to give up.

As he was going down the stairs, the Madam saw him and asked if it had been ok.

" no, terrible she started hitting me with a tin tray and then hit me with a rubber duck"

"Ah she was trying to communicate with you!" Said the Madam

"Communicating? What was she trying to say?"

"She was telling you--- It tin tin me duck"

that's all very interesting, but what was the joke?

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In Aus/Fiji game Voss mentioned the story of a young boy who scored a try in the U11 match before a challenge cup final in the 80's (86 I think).

 

He was crying as he went the length of the field and then tragically died three years later.

 

Mentioned that there was a video on YouTube of the try. Would anyone have a link?

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In Aus/Fiji game Voss mentioned the story of a young boy who scored a try in the U11 match before a challenge cup final in the 80's (86 I think).

 

He was crying as he went the length of the field and then tragically died three years later.

 

Mentioned that there was a video on YouTube of the try. Would anyone have a link?

Here you are Irishfan, the lad in question was my son Steven. Vossy got a couple of things wrong like the length of the field try and Steve was actually killed in a road accident aged 12, just a year after his Wembley appearance. He captained Wakefield Schools and actually played alongside a regular member of this forum.

It was a very special moment hearing Vossy pay tribute to our son during the game and I can't thank him enough. He's a class act and has been a breath of fresh air during this excellent World Cup. Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/28079974

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Here you are Irishfan, the lad in question was my son Steven. Vossy got a couple of things wrong like the length of the field try and Steve was actually killed in a road accident aged 12, just a year after his Wembley appearance. He captained Wakefield Schools and actually played alongside a regular member of this forum.

It was a very special moment hearing Vossy pay tribute to our son during the game and I can't thank him enough. He's a class act and has been a breath of fresh air during this excellent World Cup. Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/28079974

Thanks for sharing that Terry.

 

A proud and tough moment to remember, and well done Vossy for giving it a mention.

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