Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

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Which Channel 9 Australian TV commentator irritates you the most?

Mark Nicholas
3
30%
Mark Taylor
0
No votes
Shane Warne
3
30%
Ian Chappell
0
No votes
Michael Slater
0
No votes
Ian Healy
3
30%
Michael Clarke
0
No votes
Kevin Pietersen
1
10%
Michael Hussey
0
No votes
Brett Lee
0
No votes
Another (I'll post below)
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 10

Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby bigfluffylemon » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:35 pm

Oh, so many to choose from among the Channel 9 'boys' club'. Urg.

Tough call for me between Healy and Slater, they're both godawful. Considering that Shane Warne and Mark Nicholas are among my top picks for worst UK TV commentator and don't even make my top 3 in Australia, that really is saying something about the quality here.
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Re: Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:46 am

For an outsider, they often lack individuality, and I'm just hearing an Aussie accent. Only SKW truly winds me up, though when I'm aware I'm listening to Healy he seems a bit strange. Taylor is ok. Chappell is good.
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Re: Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby alfie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:25 pm

Healy . Not even close.

Warne talks too much and constantly repeats himself ...but Healy is like the sound of fingernails on a blackboard...

Just awful. Mute button.
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Re: Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:36 pm

A nod to Kerry O'Keefe for services to annoying cricket radio.
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Re: Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby alfie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:43 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:A nod to Kerry O'Keefe for services to annoying cricket radio.


True. Someone at the ABC decided he was funny once ( I seem to recall he was - once . Briefly) and we've been inflicted with him rather a lot since.

On the good side I think Brett Lee might be OK . Early days yet.
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Re: Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby DiligentDefence » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:25 pm

Healy is truly awful.
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Re: Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby bigfluffylemon » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:18 pm

alfie wrote:
Arthur Crabtree wrote:A nod to Kerry O'Keefe for services to annoying cricket radio.


True. Someone at the ABC decided he was funny once ( I seem to recall he was - once . Briefly) and we've been inflicted with him rather a lot since.

On the good side I think Brett Lee might be OK . Early days yet.


Oh lord, yes, O'Keefe is appalling, but I don't really listen to ABC radio commentary enough to do a poll on that one. Maybe someone else could oblige?
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Re: Most irritating TV commentator (Australia edition)

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:38 pm

Only listened to it one summer in Australia when I went for the 06-07 whitewash, but KO'K made a lasting impression for his needy solipsism and neighing hysterics. Very popular though I understand. Jim, of course, is great.
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