Most fatuous footballing comment ever

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Most fatuous footballing comment ever

Post by bobo the clown » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:34 am

We all know that football commentators are apt to want to speak when silence would suffice .... however, surely the best ever example of this came last week on Sky Sports when David Tanner, commentating as the SFA Cup 4th round draw was made said ... as Hib's were drawn out ...

‘The last time Hibernian won the Scottish Cup was in 1902 — the same year Adolf Hitler turned 13.’


What the b-hell was he thinking ? why would that be in his mind ?


Any other good examples welcome.
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Post by potter1989bwfc » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:45 am

i just love Andy Grays "goals change games" 1... hes such a genuis :)
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Post by Verbal » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:55 am

Motto: 'Say something Mark, say something'

Lawro: 'Can't'
"Young people, nowadays, imagine money is everything."

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Post by seanworth » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:11 am

Couple years ago during an FA cup game between Bolton and Arsenal.

The last time Bolton won the FA cup was back in 58, when they beat Man U fresh from the Munich Disaster.

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Post by Lord Kangana » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:51 pm

Anything either Alan Green or Clive Tyldesley say is unutterable, overblown, overhyped monkey w*nk of the highest order.
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Post by Leyther_Matt » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:58 pm

I always find Alan Green quite funny, in a depressing sort of way.

Got to chalk up any post-match Stuart Hall report on Five Live.
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Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:58 pm

Lord Kangana wrote:Anything either Alan Green or Clive Tyldesley say is unutterable, overblown, overhyped monkey w*nk of the highest order.
You missed the worst culprit. David Pleat.

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Post by Tombwfc » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:19 pm

Lord Kangana wrote:Anything either Alan Green or Clive Tyldesley say is unutterable, overblown, overhyped monkey w*nk of the highest order.
I'll never miss out on an excuse to say how much of a pretentious wanker Tyldesley is.

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Post by SuperWhiteWarrior » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:59 pm

‘The last time Hibernian won the Scottish Cup was in 1902 — the same year Adolf Hitler turned 13.’

Very funny :D
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Post by Leyther_Matt » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:05 pm

Tombwfc wrote:Aided and abetted by Beglin mind.
I can't believe he still gets a gig, thought his time had passed when Granada stopped doing Soccer Sunday.
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Post by Verbal » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:12 pm

Not football but a cracker just then on Newsnight from paxman...

'Here to discuss the VAT cut is Nancy Deolio, a property lawyer who is about to launch her own lingerie model, and a man who doesn't have a financial background but can be described as a salesman himself, the Reverend...'
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Post by communistworkethic » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:41 pm

Verbal wrote:Not football but a cracker just then on Newsnight from paxman...

'Here to discuss the VAT cut is Nancy Deolio, a property lawyer who is about to launch her own lingerie model, and a man who doesn't have a financial background but can be described as a salesman himself, the Reverend...'
bbc dumbing down?? noo!!!!!!!!

same theme, obama wins presidential election.....

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The place: BBC studio in Washington.
The programme: a Newsnight Special on Obama featuring Baroness Amos and Dizzee Rascal, both on satellite link-ups from London.
The (verbatim) question from Paxman: "Er, Mr Rascal, do you consider yourself British?"
Dizzee Rascal: "'Course I'm British man, you know me. I'm here man. What's good."
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Post by Tombwfc » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:46 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/n ... 713242.stm

Hard hitting high-brow political commentary i'm sure you'll agree.

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Post by William the White » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:56 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Lord Kangana wrote:Anything either Alan Green or Clive Tyldesley say is unutterable, overblown, overhyped monkey w*nk of the highest order.
You missed the worst culprit. David Pleat.
Agreed, though I don't think he does overblown etc. He might aspire to that, but falls a long way short.

Anything David Pleat says, even if he's reaching, arthritically, for hype, is delivered in that odd sort of nasal drone, like an aged mosquito on mogadon and gin cocktail.

Is it possible, you wonder to whine so slowly, so pointlessly, so boringly and still be alive and 'working'???

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Post by Lord Kangana » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:01 pm

I quite like David Pleat.

Please don't hijack my diatribe against Satan and his little wizard (aka Grenn and Tyldesley) to have a go at such a minor character. :D
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Post by Prufrock » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:09 pm

Lord Kangana wrote:I quite like David Pleat.

Please don't hijack my diatribe against Satan and his little wizard (aka Grenn and Tyldesley) to have a go at such a minor character. :D
I dont like Pleat, i find him annoying, ignorant, boring and i'd like to swat him out of existence, but he comes nowhere near the level of hatred of the aforementioned Tyldesley and Green.
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Post by William the White » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:29 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Lord Kangana wrote:I quite like David Pleat.

Please don't hijack my diatribe against Satan and his little wizard (aka Grenn and Tyldesley) to have a go at such a minor character. :D
I dont like Pleat, i find him annoying, ignorant, boring and i'd like to swat him out of existence, but he comes nowhere near the level of hatred of the aforementioned Tyldesley and Green.
Right on Tyldesley who is in pleatland central for dismal. Totally wrong, the pair of you, on Green who has well oiled bounce, ego, pomposity, arrogance of a quite unjustified order, and is, in general, engaging, to the extent that you respond to his sometimes odious and sometimes spot on opiniated errrmmmm opinions... The best there is on R5 by a long chalk.

He might make you want to shout at the radio, good. Pleat and the others make you long for a root canal filling.

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Post by Verbal » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:51 am

I can't get angry at Pleat's commentary. Gaffe prone, the occassional good point, but he's got to be there for the entertainment factor. When he makes a mess of his lines I try to get angry, but in the end I just want to go up to him, ruffle my hand through his hair and say 'oh you' in a cheeky-scamp-getting-away-with-it manner.

Also loved this last night...

Pleat: Good play by the Brazilian Pereira there...sorry, Argentinian.

Drury: Uruguyan, David.

Pleat: South American.
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Post by ratbert » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:53 am

Worst - Green, by a country mile

Best - Graham Taylor

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:16 am

Typical Pleat Commentary...

"I think Cesc is a Wonderful player. So fluid, as superb passer, tremendous ability."

5 minutes later...

"I don't think Fabregas has really stamped his authority on this game. Not sure its the game for such a wonderful player as him"

At which point I want to burst my own ear drums with a cocktail stick!

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