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when a player misses
"i think he struck it too well"
NO IF HE STRUCK IT TOO WELL IT WOULD OF GONE IN!
you see a player obvoously shouting 'fuck off you fucking cunt head of a wanker, go die and suck my bollocks while you're at it'
the commentator goes 'Tore-Andre Flo letting the referee know what he thought of that decision'
it was said last night during, and it really got my goat!
Or was that just one example of many iterations...
'Pascal Shimbomba there'
But i think Pleat said it last night
its kinda charming
and is horrible
whenever Ronaldinho does a flicked back heel that dribbles out of play or goes straight to the opposition.
The 'red' button on BBC or something? Have you ever tried it and if so, was it better not to be at turns patronised and waffled at by someone who knows exactly what you know and sees it at the same time you do?
the commentators/summarisers. Besides it's too weird not having it on.
they had some kid who'd won a competition commentating on the red button. It was much better. They did have a older commentator occasionally dispensing cliches though :(
but Sky always had Fanzone. It was shit apart from when someone said "shit".
In fact, I was on it last season for Arsenal vs Liverpool. Not through choice, you understand. Paid me over £100 for it though, so I wasn't complaining
when I successfully miss the target on about 10 separate occasions when I'm playing football later.
No if he struck it too well it would HAVE gone in.
The first thing I thought when I read the thread title was actually 'Clive Tyldsley'.
as pioneered by Martin Tyler, but since adopted by seemingly every football commentator in the world.
i missed the target by about 20 yards, and managed to fuck my knee up so my dad had to come and carry me to the car and drive me home. was on crutches for weeks.
how a brazilian guy will dribble the ball around one guy and they will replay it about 5 times and basically consider it one of the most amazing things ever, then say some saudi arabian guy will score a 35yr yard volley and they'll just go 'nice goal' because they have never heard of him before.
but it's good when a commentator is totally underwhelmed by a goal scored, and states it in a very matter of fact way. I think Jonathan Pearce occasionally does it when a team are already winning by a few.
to avoid inelegant repetition, eg,:
“And there’s Rooney with a shot! Good attempt from the England Striker there.”
could apply to John Motson. I seem to remember him referring to Tim Cahill's last-minute, bicycle kick equalizer against Chelsea last season as a "neat finish."
For some reason they allow him to commentate on 5live occasionally, which inevitably results in him screeching "ooo...look at that" every time something significant happens. It's the radio, John. I can't fucking look at it.
goal as 'a typical Tim Cahill goal' - yep, that bicycle kick six feet off the ground. Every week he gets them.
I remember another match in which Henry scored with a backheel. Naturally, Motson thought it was an own goal from the defender.
To "strike" doesn't mention "aim"
The US should use it for their air strikes really...
mountain village of innocents, the general should get on TV and be all like "Yeah, well we just struck that a bit too well"?
Same goes for "friendly fire"
to Giggs, Keane, BECKHAAAAAAM! *miscues shot*
the days of Big Ron, when Coley and Yorkey would run the channels giving space to Giggsy, Keaney, Butty and Beckhamy.
'yeah i have nicknames for em so what.im a cool mothertrucker'
this isnt even about commentary.im just sick of seeing robbie earles fucking face on a programme about football.and that other guy (forget his name) he pulls some ridiculous faces.eurghhhh
i just hate them both
no i cant quite get his name.hes a cunt though
its not even the things he says cos hes not tooo biased towards any of the english teams.its just his orange bastard face
"Great save" when the ball has been hammered at the goalkeeper from two yards and bounced off his knee.
"Jamie Carragher is there again" just after he has headed the ball over his own crossbar for a corner....that's where he is supposed to be, he's a central defender.
*chuckle, chuckle, nudge, nudge, wink*
as Carragher hauls down a striker half his size in the area.
When commentator's say "he struck it too well" I think they generally mean that if the player had scuffed their shot slightly rather than hitting the ball sweetly, it would have resulted in a goal, which can be true in certain instances. Either that or, like last night, it was just referring to Babel being a twat and smacking it straight at the keeper as hard as he could from two yards out.
Well, yes, that position has been around for longer, but he made it prominent by being a great player in that role.
departments, by all accounts.
Fair play - i've lost count of how many times his interceptions helped us out over the course of his CFC career.
Any black player, ever. Even SWP.
also known as the 'Motson climax'.
"A great advert for Championship football".
"Well! Right now, I can't tell which is the Premier League team!"
Any time an on-form Championship or lower league team does reasonably well against a poor Premier League team. Motson is the main offender here.
Did I mention John Motson?
-When a commentator screams GERRRRARD!!! everytime he has a shot from anywhere, even if it ends up in row Z.
-Any hyperbole about players that the commentators have probably never even seen play before just because they’re apparently supposed to be a top young player, then they start salivating over the simple things they do.
-When they start masturbating over the amazing skill of Brazilian players even though it’s probably something any professional footballer can do, like a simple back-heel pass.
-Any ITV related commentary when Liverpool are playing; particularly anything said about Jamie Carragher.
-When commentators seem astonished at relatively simple saves made by goalkeepers, just because they flew miles in the air and made it look better than it was.
-Any ITV commentary about Ronaldo, especially when he’s not even playing.
-The assumption that the audience always want the English team to win.
I don’t agree with the example of players hitting it too well, I understand why the term is used and believe it to be justified and necessary.
well he hasn't come to play rugby has he?!
just because they play/have played in the Premiership.
as a United fan, the fact that 90% of the time the comentator will entirely ignore the fact that Nani couldn't pass to someone three yards to his left if his life depended on it, or seem remarkably shocked that Hargreaves can cross a ball.
This is wrong!