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how is this man employed as a co-commentator?
who decides these things are a good idea?
we got pleat.
actually, i don't know who's worse.
but he can be entertaining so I forgive him for that. He's quite good when commentating on Liverpool, mostly because I think he's in love with Peter Crouch, and rightly so.
seriuosly, he's shit
Better than Pleat anyway. I heard his commentary on the Arse highlights last night and some of the stuff he said was a bit off, but he is easily the best co-commentator ITV have to offer.
but can you honestly say that he's better than any of the other shite that is offered on a regular basis?
I can't stand Alan Smith, Andy Gray, Alan Shearer, David Pleat, Mark Lawrenson and all the other usual shit that they have on.
I would prefer to listen to Jim Beglin than any other co-commentators. Dunno why, maybe it's that he generally sees what happened and not what they want to happen in their own little minds!
The main problem with the standard of football punditry and commentary at the moment is the old pals act. Nothing controversial is ever said as they don't want to upset their mates at whatever club it is they are talking about.
When watching analysis I want to be told tactics I may not of seen. Things that aren't immediatley obvious. Not Mark Bright saying "Well as you can see he has run down the line cut inside and scored the goal. And that is what he is best at".
Shut up. You cunt.
it's probably a load of old gash but more than likely better than what the actual commentators have to offer
but it used to be very rubbish
Radio commentary tends to be fairly good. BBC interactive you can listen to Five Live by pressing the red button which shits all over the usual commentary.
Skip to about 4 and a half minutes in.
RTE is where it is at. They argue, say what they think and don't beat around the bush. It is utter brilliance.
Beglin moment was about 7/8 years ago when he was employed as co-commentator during a Champions League match between United and Feynoord.
A Feynoord player went down a little dramatically under a challenge and Beglin, who until this point had maintained his air of vacuous stupidity, was suddenly stimulated into a rant against the "foreign influence" in British football that would have made UKIP proud. Basically, his argument stated that foreign players were entirely to blame for the rash of diving, cheating and fouling that blighted the Premiership.
After he finished there was about 5 seconds of silence before the commentator countered, "Er, yeah."
You had to be there.