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Wimbledon commentary « on: July 03, 2009, 03:19 PM »
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Just interested to know who everyone thinks are the best Beeb commentary team.

I actually think the commentary this year has been piss poor. I think that in so many instances amazing shots have been played without the commentators even aknowlaging them, or in most cases simply saying nice shot or something equally non discript.

Ive always liked Peter Fleming and if i had to choose another two i'd take Andrew Castle and Mac i guess.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 03:20 PM »
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For me it's McEnroe, Castle (oh controversial) and Lloyd.

And if there's room for a fourth, I like a bit of Henman.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 03:23 PM »
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McEnroe, just by himself, he's amazing.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 03:24 PM »
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Castle? Seriously? Fleming is brilliant. Petch is quite good if you forgive him his Murray drooling. I quite like John Lloyd and McEnroe. Although McEnroe isn't the best informed commentator.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 03:25 PM »
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Although McEnroe isn't the best informed commentator.

But he's so entertaining!
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 03:25 PM »
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It's about entertainment value as well, not just how informed someone is. McEnroe is very entertaining even if he doesn't have all the knowledge and that's my feeling about Castle.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 03:29 PM »
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That's why I still picked him. Thing about McEnroe is that he's entertaining and only says things he knows for sure. Ok, so that sometimes means he says the same things 20-30 times but he's funny. Castle just speaks out of his ass. He annoys me.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 03:30 PM »
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I speak out of my ass when I have my little interviews, maybe that's why I like Castle lol
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 03:30 PM »
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I'm amazed Macenroe is still commentating ...... in previous years he moved over to NBC for the mens semis and final ..... wonder what the BBC gave him to stay with them.

EDIT :  And he did move to NBC for the Murray Roddick match .........
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009, 10:57 PM »
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John Lloyd is my favourite commentator on the BBC, but he is more of an analyst who gives his thoughts. He is succinct, he knows his stuff, he reached a GS final so he can speak with authority about how the players must be feeling, etc. He doesn't like the sound of his voice, and also comes across as a genuinely nice bloke.

David Mercer is also another commentator who I'm pleased to hear commentate, people often confuse him with Frew McMillan because they're both old, but Mercer knows his stuff, and has a wry sense of humour. McMillan, on the other hand is a proven cure for insomnia.

And then, Peter Fleming. The man, who exclaims with his eyes. Watch him in the Sky Sports studio next time, when he emphasises something, he rolls his shoulders forward and his eyes seem to protrude from their sockets, superb. Also knows his tennis quite well, follows it with Sky most of the year.

That would be my team, a perfect balance of knowledge and entertainment.

Henman just doesn't sound like a commentator, I don't know if I'm just not habituated to him yet, or is it his voice? He also doesn't provide his input enough, which is a shame, sometimes you forget he's there!

McEnroe is funny and entertaining, and is sometimes needed for objectivity reasons, he's a close fourth.

Rusedski is a nice guy, but his chin hits against the commentary box window too much that it's hard to discern what he's saying. I think he'll get better with more experience.

Chris Bradnam has this weird voice which irritates me, and is very pro-Federer, I'll get a YouTube of it before I go to sleep tonight. Also did not acheive anything spectacular in the game, why's he there?

Andrew Castle. Smarmy, cheesy, cliche-a-minute, overstates the importance of new balls. He also has this annoying habit of explaining the game's rules, every single match, even the simple ones like how the tiebreak point scoring works.  doh

Boris Becker, knowledgeable guy, but his German drawl makes me think he should be in a porn film and not commentating at SW19.

Barry Davies is a bit past his sell-by dates, and seems to yearn back to the S&V days, time to realise tennis has changed, Barry.

Pat Cash is a commentator who never shuts up, he could commentate by himself and still provide discussion. He also seems to think he's still an Aussie surfer dude.

Honourable mention to Bazza Cowan, who is the best in the business, if I was head controller of the BBC, I would have him on a £3 million salary for two weeks of his time.

And also to Jason Goodall, who is grossly underused as a Hawkeye analyst.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #10 on: July 04, 2009, 11:05 PM »
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Andrew Castle explains the basic game rules because the majority of the audience don't know anything about tennis. I'm sure if he was commentating for a bog standard ATP tournament in America then he wouldn't bother.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #11 on: July 05, 2009, 02:29 PM »
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Wimbledon Final 2009 - commentators talk about the Royal Box.

Henman: No wasted space there.

Castle: Not with Mirka like that.

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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #12 on: July 05, 2009, 03:28 PM »
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And Macenroe is in the box for NBC once more .......... 

Castle was out of order with his remarks about Mirka ...... tried to recover, but flapped around and made his gaff even more noticeable.
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #13 on: July 05, 2009, 03:30 PM »
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Respect to Castle for his comments, what a joker lmao
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Re: Wimbledon commentary « Reply #14 on: July 05, 2009, 10:53 PM »
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After having to suffer the last few days with nothing but radio for my tennis needs, can I give an honourary bullet in the head to whoever it is on the Five Live team.
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