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One of the things that drives me nuts is the frequency with which sports presenters, commentators and other so-called experts come up with stats and facts that are completely wrong.
Being well paid to do a job that many sports fans would love to have (me included once upon a time) and having sod all else to do except make sure that what they are telling us holds a modicum of truth, I'm regularly astounded as to how often they just seem to make it up as they go along........and I'm sure other posters will come up with some gems of their own.

Some of their ignorance is of course due to the fact that football didn't exist before Sky and the Premiership but since then so much football has been televised that you'd think the salient facts would sink in.
In the last week alone I've seen a CL match introduced featuring the Romanian champions Steaua Bucharest (NO THEY'RE NOT) and another featuring Champions League newcomers AAB Aalborg (NOT SO - THEY WERE THERE IN 1995).
Alan Curbishley told Setanta viewers last night how unfortunate Steve McMahon had been in his time as England manager although Setanta's best moment of the week (so far) came when the Italian Serie A table showed Hucknall Town propping up the rest. Not surprisingly I suppose given the disparity in budgets.Crazy
I think it was Motty who pointed out at the Emirates last week that Everton hadn't won "on this ground" since sometime well before the stadium was even conceived.
And as for the presenting fools who try to banter and exchange facts and opinions with Steve Claridge a couple of evenings a week - it's surely only a matter of time before Claridge takes a very deep sigh and lamps one of them. Hopefully live.
Hopefully this will become an active thread with people adding the most recent howlers............over to you !


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I can remember in a champions league game around the late 1990's involving Valencia and possibly Man utd.
Ron Atkinson continually referred to their french defender Jocelyn Angloma as Josimar who was a Brazillian fullback from the 86 and 90 world cup.



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David Pleat's complete lack of knowledge of recent Czech history in the European Championship refering to the Czech Republic as Czechoslovakia then later on the Czechoslovak Republic.
The (in)famous Archie MacPherson once praised Russian defender Karpin a few seconds later he was sent off for a terrible challenge. A fine example of the curse of the commentator.



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Jimmy Greaves in the "good old days" of Saint and Greavesie with microphone in hand on the pitch somewhere informing Saint that the manager he'd come to interview was almost ready and he hoped to be "incommunicado with him in just a couple of minutes".
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Must admit that Pleat is my all time least favourite 'expert', and it's not uncommon for me to turn over if he's prattling on in his lovely, ill-informed, patronising manner. It still grates when he refers to Ruud Gullit, and has his name rhyming with mullet.


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Was it Brian Moore who described Asa Hartford as a whole-hearted player?



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On a similar theme, I have often been irritated by certain style of stats that are banded around and sound shocking or surprising, but on closer inspection, are really not and are either deliberately, or mistakenly, misleading in the scenario the present.

An example of a normal 'surprising' stat was one often quoted in November 2006, when Spurs beat champions Chelsea 2-1 in the league. The stat, mentioned frequently in match reports, was that prior to that match, Spurs hadn't beaten Chelsea for 16 years (1-2 in 1990). This kind of stat I don't mind, as it has some meaning; Spurs would have played Chelsea home and away for those 16 seasons (both teams in the PL for the span of the stat) as well as in several cup games,

In comparison, similar sounding 'surprising' stats become quite meaningless when they are given some historic context. For example, either last season or the season before, a commentator highlighted the really 'surprising' stat that Portsmouth hadn't won at Old Trafford in the league in nearly 50 years (0-3 in 1957). However, while true, comparing the history of the two clubs, at the time there had only been 6 or 7 league matches at Old Trafford between the two clubs since 1957, making the stat much less 'surprising' than if there had been 50 or so matches, as the original wording makes out.

The worst of these was in the Arsenal - Hull match earlier this season, where several commentators and reports pointed out that Hull's win was their first against Arsenal in the league since 1915. Again, although true, it makes it sound like Hull had drawn or lost 90 years worth of league matches against Arsenal, rather than that Hull and Arsenal had not played any league matches against each other since 1915.

Equally irritating are Similar comments, heard particularly near the start of a season, such as 'team so-and-so have not conceded a goal in the premiership yet this season' and 'Joe Bloggs has scored in every match this season' are heard after only 2 rounds of fixtures, where the time frame of the stat is so short as to remove any significance from it.


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On Setanta tonight the commentator said "Crawley's first corner of the game". They were about to take a throw in!



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Sky Sports are a constant source for meaningless stats, especially the 'rolling' on-screen headlines and facts presented on match days.
Another gripe of sorts, and this one frequently perpetuated by fans, is to describe a certain club as a 'bogey' side. Fans will trot this out even if refering to a game played well over a decade previously when, by and large, all personnel, officials, even stadia were different with little connection to the current situation.



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Unintentionally funniest of all are the Eurosport bulletins which seem to be overdubbed by someone who's seeing the footage in question for the first time.........before usually getting cut off in mid-sentence. Puts me in mind of Alan Partridge at his finest.

Then there's the round-up on programmes like Goalissimo where an obviously ignorant presenter tries to summarise the effect that the matches have had on the table........by telling us that, for example, Elfsborg drop to second. That would be from the second place they occupied the previous week then, as a cursory look at the table in question will reveal.


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I have the highlights from the Brazilian Grand Prix on now... twice inside the first 20 laps the commentator has said 'if the race finished now Massa would be Champion', which isn't correct as any race that finished before 75% sees only half points awarded.



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Five Live are not usually too bad by comparison in the gaffe-table . I only listened to the Newcastle-Villa game last night for about half-an-hour and couldn't believe it as a string of incorrect facts were lazily trotted out.

1 "Surprisingly Villa haven't been able to score yet as, until last week, Newcastle had conceded at least 2 goals in every match". NOT TRUE - Opening day 1-1 at Old Trafford
2 "A Newcastle win will take them off the bottom above WBA but still behind Wigan and Bolton on goal difference"
NO - DO THE MATHS AGAIN
3 "The table is now so tight that if Newcastle were to win on Saturday they would be only 4 points behind Hull"
NO - DO THE MATHS AGAIN

And there were others which I can't recall at the moment though disappointingly there were no pellanties.


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One of Motty's biggest howlers was the last 16 world cup match in 2002 between Spain and rep of Ireland. Spain had used all 3 subs and another player went off injured at the start of extra time. He failed to notice that Spain were playing extra time with 10 men and it was never mentioned for the rest of the commentary



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Five Live are not usually too bad by comparison in the gaffe-table . I only listened to the Newcastle-Villa game last night for about half-an-hour and couldn't believe it as a string of incorrect facts were lazily trotted out.

1 "Surprisingly Villa haven't been able to score yet as, until last week, Newcastle had conceded at least 2 goals in every match". NOT TRUE - Opening day 1-1 at Old Trafford
2 "A Newcastle win will take them off the bottom above WBA but still behind Wigan and Bolton on goal difference"
NO - DO THE MATHS AGAIN
3 "The table is now so tight that if Newcastle were to win on Saturday they would be only 4 points behind Hull"
NO - DO THE MATHS AGAIN

And there were others which I can't recall at the moment though disappointingly there were no pellanties.



I just remembered the other good one was during the discussion with our studio host after the game when he speculated on where that left things with more than 1/3 or the season now gone. Have I missed a couple of rounds of matches then or have 4 teams been expelled from the league overnight ?

Last nights coverage saw further examples of this laziness - do the voiceover men actualy earn money for what they do ?
Anyway - Setanta's hour long review of the Bundesliga which I do enjoy but shall in future be sorely tempted to watch with the sound off, or even while chatting to the missus. Hoffenheim vs Karlsruhe was more than once referred to as a battle between two of the newly promoted sides. NO IT IS NOT !
Whilst one of the managers during the Dortmund vs Bochum game was referred to as "The most-capped coach that you'll ever see in the Bundesliga so far". Huh ?

And finally nobody amongst ITV's finest (splutters) even hinted that the late consolation scored by John Terry in Rome might actually be quite important should those 2 sides finish level on points.........

Aaaaaaarrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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Last night, when Atletico kicked the ball over the Liverpool goal straight from the restart after the penalty, Clive Tyldesley informed us that a kick-off is an indirect kick and so if the ball had gone in it wouldn't have been a goal MadMad


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In ITV's coverage of the Man City v FC Twente game, just after Twente scored their second, the commentator said "At 3-2 Twente have matched the score from the last time they played on this ground against the likes of Bell & Summerby"

I bet it's news to those guys that they played at the CoM Stadium!



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Channel Five's coverage of the Slavia - Villa match had the comment "That's the first away goal Villa have scored since their game at The Hawthorns in September."
The four they scored at Wigan two weeks ago didn't count then?


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Yesterday on 5 Live one of the commentators stated that we would be able to watch highlights of the FA Cup on Match of The Day that evening. I didnt realise that the BBC had got them back overnight !! Watched the highlights on ITV and also watched the Bees win todays live game also on ITV !!


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But surely one of the best was Sky's "........... they'll be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight" after the league cup win over Celtic.


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I understand that Jeff Stirling will often spoof the above comment, specifically "dancing in the streets of Airbus/TNS/etc..."



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But surely one of the best was Sky's "........... they'll be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight" after the league cup win over Celtic.


Surely that predates Sky considerably, so if it was used on Sky it must have been with a huge chunk of irony?

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But surely one of the best was Sky's "........... they'll be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight" after the league cup win over Celtic.


Surely that predates Sky considerably, so if it was used on Sky it must have been with a huge chunk of irony?


Exactly. The original quote, which was a mistake, must date back to the 60s/70s.


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But surely one of the best was Sky's "........... they'll be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight" after the league cup win over Celtic.


Surely that predates Sky considerably, so if it was used on Sky it must have been with a huge chunk of irony?


Exactly. The original quote, which was a mistake, must date back to the 60s/70s.


I believe it was one of the original "Colemanballs" from the man himself on Grandstand. I also think it was in the 60's.



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Re: [Darren Lovell] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Was it me, or did I hear the commentator at the Histon/Leeds game say that the Argentinian connection in English football goes back to the days of Ardilles and Kempes? Did I miss something?


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Looks like you missed Valencia's spell in the English league in the late 70s ..... strange, so did I.

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Re: [buncranaboy] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Admittedly this was a newsreader rather than a sports presenter, but one of my favourites is Martin Lewis giving us the result from "Tannadeechee" where Dundee United were playing a Yugoslavian club in the UEFA Cup.


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Another good one from Setanta on the normally reliable James Richardson's show the other day when he mentioned Aston Villa's surprise defeat to the Lithuanian team Zilina.
The confusion surrounding their nationality probably explains why they pinched the drinks trolley on the flight over here and drank it dry. Allegedly.


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And last night even John Motson's research let him down - he said Livorno was in SPAIN !


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Last week's Burnley v Arsenal commentary said Arsenal hadn't lost to a lower division team since 1989 - wrong! Ask any Wrexham fan....

Also whoever was commenting claimed that one of the Arsenal lads "scored two goals on this very ground last season in the F.A. Youth Cup..." - wrong - the game was played at Accrington Stanley...

I guess they can get away with most of this sort of stuff because 99.9% of viewers wouldn't know whether they are right or wrong Unsure


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The well-informed David Pleat (again) described Culio of CFR Cluj as a Brazilian then corrected himself and called him an Argentinian. The commentator pointed out that he is Uruguayan. 'Ah a South American' said Pleat in a 'I was right all along' manner.



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Not so much a sports presenter mistake but the chap doing the commentery for Tvs' Dancing on Ice introduced one of the contestants as " England Footballing legend Graeme la saux " - Perhaps a slight exaggeration there !



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I seem to remember a commentator in the 1990 World Cup on a UAE game referring to one of the emirates going down injured. I think it was tongue in cheek though.

In terms of knowledge of the laws of the game, when Arsenal beat Rotherham on pens in the League Cup a few years back Rotherham had had a man sent off meaning - as most people on here will know - that for the shoot-out Arsenal had to nominate a player to not take part. This was noticed as the tally got up to about 11/12 pens each and the commentators were beside themselves with confusion over (a) what would happen next - would Arsenal just have a free shot and (b) why the Arsenal lad who sat out didn't take a pen. Obviously they saw this as a huge oversite by the referee and all 20 other players and both managers to forget the poor lad was there...

Another laws-of-the-game one was in a Spurs-Liverpool game about 15 years ago where Liverpool had a shot which went across goal past the 'keeper - who was on his 6-yard box - and was touched in by another Liverpool striker who was behind the 'keeper. There was a defender on the line so, again, the pundits (which I think included Ray Clemence) got into a flap over the goal being disallowed for offside (it was - there was only the one defender between the scorer and the goal line when the first striker shot) and not one of them noticed the fact that the 'keeper was further out that the scorer.


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Not so much a sports presenter mistake but the chap doing the commentery for Tvs' Dancing on Ice introduced one of the contestants as " England Footballing legend Graeme la saux " - Perhaps a slight exaggeration there !


Everything's relative. A friend of mine worked on that Cirque de Celebrity thing and I went along to watch (bloody awful!) and they had Dean Holdsworth - leotarded up to the hilt - as their football legend.


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On the Liverpool-Everton coverage earlier the commentator said that Everton had only been AWARDED 1 penalty at Anfield in the last 71 years. Where would he have got this info, as presumably the awarding of penalties wasn't tracked as such pre-Premier Lge? Is there a website or book with such stats, that someone could've derived by trawling through match reports?


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Setanta were on form last night then. I watched the French football review after the Liverpool-Everton game and have a guess which club was complemented thus : "Another fine win for the South Coast Club"
Monaco.................Marseilles..............Nice........???? Nope - they were talking about Toulouse !!!


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Not a sports presenter as such but from the ineffable Sunday Mercury - they have finally realised after several months that Luke Moore has NOT scored enough goals to feature in the top Premiership scorers list but for the last few weeks a new and surprising name has risen up the Championship top scorers list. Step forward Leon McKenzie (Coventry City) who is listed as having netted 11 league goals (8 for Thurrock).
Well researched, sports editor.


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I'm sure I spotted what may have been a deliberate mistake on last nights MOTD. At the end of the programme, Gary Lineker summarised the league table in terms of Champions League chasers, those trying to avoid the drop zone and those clubs chasing a European place ! I think these clubs should be named !
Or did that nice Gary really mean to say "the clubs involved in the race to be fifth or sixth rather than seventh cos it pays more".


............and just now in his summation of the Carling Cup Final, the fat pillock Alan Green announced that Arsenal and Everton should be grateful to Man Utd for winning the trophy as it opens up a further league place (losing finalists no longer get into Europe - phew Spurs !) to be designated as a UEFA quailfier. And this 24 hours after telling all and sundry on his phone-in that the UEFA Cup was utterly pointless.


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I'm sure I spotted what may have been a deliberate mistake on last nights MOTD. At the end of the programme, Gary Lineker summarised the league table in terms of Champions League chasers, those trying to avoid the drop zone and those clubs chasing a European place ! I think these clubs should be named !
Or did that nice Gary really mean to say "the clubs involved in the race to be fifth or sixth rather than seventh cos it pays more".


............and just now in his summation of the Carling Cup Final, the fat pillock Alan Green announced that Arsenal and Everton should be grateful to Man Utd for winning the trophy as it opens up a further league place (losing finalists no longer get into Europe - phew Spurs !) to be designated as a UEFA quailfier. And this 24 hours after telling all and sundry on his phone-in that the UEFA Cup was utterly pointless.


Yep...that sums it up


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(losing finalists no longer get into Europe - phew Spurs !)


They never did did they?

Still, I agree that (a) he is a fat pillock and (b) he talks a load of old balls. He is another one who spends half his time talking about the UEFA Cup slagging off Spurs and Villa for not committing their best players to the competition and the other half saying how pointless it is to play in it.


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Good one on SkySportsNews last night after showing the goals from Dunfermline vs Falkirk : "Even if they win the Scottish Cup Final against Rangers, Falkirk will compete in Europe for the first time next season".

No escaping it then, Bairns !


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To comment (a little late) on buncranaboy's post of 1st March. The losing finalist in the League Cup has never qualified for Europe (via the League Cup). ONly the winner can do so. Hence this opens up 6th place in the league for the newly named Europa League. Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed), and if they finish 5th or 6th in the league (as is likely), this opens up seventh place as well - so Fulham, West Ham, Man City and Spurs (at least) are still in competition for Europe. Whether they care or not is another matter.

Similarly, Falkirk will qualify in Scotland - even if they are relegated http://news.bbc.co.uk/...cot_cups/8019762.stm

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Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed), and if they finish 5th or 6th in the league (as is likely), this opens up seventh place as well - so Fulham, West Ham, Man City and Spurs (at least) are still in competition for Europe. Whether they care or not is another matter.


Fulham may have another route, they currently top the Premier League fair play table (as at Mid-March, which was the latest one I could find). UEFA's published intermediate ranking only appears to go up to the end of December (does anyone know where to find a more up to date one?), and while England weren't then in the top three associations that qualify an extra team that way, they weren't too far off in terms of points.

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The fair placed positions are secondary, so if England qualifies for one of the three places (and it is top three this season, without a draw), then the top team in the English fair play table, not already qualified, gets the fair play place.



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Didn't someone after that dross at the Camp Nou last night describe Chelsea's performance as great?
I hope that Barcelona stuff them in the 2nd Leg. This is not any form of anti- Chelsea bias, it's just that if one team wants to play and the other just wants to prevent them then it is a sad day for the game if they ultimately succeed.


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At least Chelsea know they HAVE to score at Stamford Bridge (unless they want it to go to penalties) so hopefully Barca can pick them off while they're out looking for goals. AND why did ITV assume we were all supporting chelski???



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Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed)

I may be wrong Leo, but I seem to recall that the rule was changed at the end of last season. I believe the rationale behind the change was that the authorities deemed it fairer to award a European place to a club based on their league position than awarding that place to the club that failed to win the cup final.

But then again I might just be going senile. Unsure



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Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed)

I may be wrong Leo, but I seem to recall that the rule was changed at the end of last season. I believe the rationale behind the change was that the authorities deemed it fairer to award a European place to a club based on their league position than awarding that place to the club that failed to win the cup final.

But then again I might just be going senile. Unsure

There was talk of the rule being changed, but the result was that it wasn’t.

2009/10 Competition format on UEFA.com: “The losing finalist for the domestic cup competition will still be entitled to be entered for the UEFA Europa League should the domestic cup winners qualify for the UEFA Champions League.”


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"...............and after that defeat, Hamilton still aren't safe." Hmmm. One game to go and Hamilton are 3 clear of Falkirk and 1 ahead of Inverness who play each other next weekend in the final game. I wonder how Setanta think they're in danger.................
They really are the shoddiest sports broadcaster imaginable.


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"...............and after that defeat, Hamilton still aren't safe." Hmmm. One game to go and Hamilton are 3 clear of Falkirk and 1 ahead of Inverness who play each other next weekend in the final game. I wonder how Setanta think they're in danger.................
They really are the shoddiest sports broadcaster imaginable.



Many people in the media never take the above into account when making statements like the above, they just assume everyone can still get 3 points from every match still to be played - real six pointers.

In the Burton v Oxford game they could not even work out which set of fans was which.


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Yesterday afternoon Setanta kept telling their viewers that Portsmouth are still at risk of relegation.


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During last weeks Spanish league game between Barcelona and Villareal, the BBC world reporter called Villareal (Valencia) all the way through the report.



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Not exactly a mistake but this comment by a typically fawning Radio 5 presenter nearly made me crash the car !

" Nobody can question Sir Alex Ferguson's integrity".

In that case my name must be nobody.

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Not exactly a mistake but this comment by a typically fawning Radio 5 presenter nearly made me crash the car !

" Nobody can question Sir Alex Ferguson's integrity".

In that case my name must be nobody.

Anyone else in the queue ?

I'm there Veteran. I suspect there will be many others who will subsequiently add their names too. Crazy



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Nobody in the media can question his integrity, because he will probably sue the arse off them!
I'm not in the media however and I have little money, so I can say he's a lying, cheating, cynical bastard.



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I'm not in the media however and I have little money, so I can say he's a lying, cheating, cynical bastard.


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Nobody in the media can question his integrity, because he will probably sue the arse off them!
I'm not in the media however and I have little money, so I can say he's a lying, cheating, cynical bastard.



Are you talking about Veteran ?.


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Nobody in the media can question his integrity, because he will probably sue the arse off them!
I'm not in the media however and I have little money, so I can say he's a lying, cheating, cynical bastard.



Are you talking about Veteran ?.

Certainly not. Especially as I may require a lift to the station after a match in the future.Smile



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Thank you for that vote of confidence, although I will confess to fitting the "Cynical" bit !


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Classic case of mixed metaphors the other day from Andrew Caddick. I think it was in the Somerset game. He said they had to "...take the bull by the scruff of the neck." Don't fancy that much, Andrew.


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Classic case of mixed metaphors the other day from Andrew Caddick. I think it was in the Somerset game. He said they had to "...take the bull by the scruff of the neck." Don't fancy that much, Andrew.



Was that at the 20-20 game and they had just opened a new dressing block called the Andy Caddick dressing room. Mike Atherton then called it a Carbunckle.


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Another gem from Sky last night after that incredible finish to the Argentina-Peru game. The fourth qualifier will now be decided in Montevideo on Wednesday when Uruguay host the Argies. "Takes us right back to the 1930 World Cup Final" said the Sky sage.................Crazy


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Not a presenter as such - just Sky sports in general. I had noticed the fixture in their strapline for the past couple of days and meant to comment then, but the result was there lastnight so...........did anyone go the new team in BSN where Solihull Motors played Blyth Spartans?


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Not a presenter as such - just Sky sports in general. I had noticed the fixture in their strapline for the past couple of days and meant to comment then, but the result was there lastnight so...........did anyone go the new team in BSN where Solihull Motors played Blyth Spartans?


Couldn't make it. Was at Vauxhall Moors.



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One of the espn commentators of the Wolves Arsenal game produced "I think it hit more on the elbow than the arm" I nearly knocked my pint over laughing.



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Just heard a classic on Sky Sports News - Swimmer Michael Phelps made his European comeback last night (I've heard this about ten times already today, it just goes on a loop as background noise) and finished only third in his race. The presenter whose turn it is now informs us "he was hindered by the fact he was the only competitor without a swim suit!"*

Happened to me once that at Sheaf Valley baths in primary school! Oh, how the girls laughed!!!

* The story actually was he was the only one not in one of those all-in-one body suits.



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3 big cock-ups in 5 mins on BBC Radio 5 last Fri. evening. Whoever the Irish presenter was said the following (damn, can only remember 2 of them!):
Plymouth supporters have the furthest to travel - for a team in the south and east! and, with Daggers 0-5 down at Huddersfield in the Cup, Dagenham and Redbridge had done well to get this far in the Cup!!!


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ITV on fine form last night. During the second half, the match commentator mused about The Wardrobe. "Papa Bouba Diop. Who can ever forget when they heard that name for the first time on that sensational night at World Cup 2002 when Ivory Coast beat the holders France in the opening game". Knob.

Foolishly I Sky-plussed the Coventry-Portsmouth tie and watched it delayed by an hour or so. ITV4 obviously don't update their scheduling when programmes over-run as this did with the extra-time. And so my recording ended after 113 minutes of play, though I was quite glad to see the back of it at the time, that's not the point Mad


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Actually not a presenter, but the BBC report on the Palace v Wolves FA Cup tie finishes with:


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There was still time for Henry to fire a crisp left-footed consolation into the top corner but, 20 years on from their 1990 FA Cup triumph over Manchester United, the night belonged to Palace.



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Look what ESPN just flashed up ahead of the second half of their coverage of the pre-season game between Tottenham Hotspur and San Jose Earthquake. Aaaarrrggghhhh! Mad





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Can someone point out the mistake?
The only thing to add is 'modern times' to the league and cup double.

Or is Tivvy-Al a Gunner

What was the score by the way/


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Can someone point out the mistake?
The only thing to add is 'modern times' to the league and cup double.


Or is Tivvy-Al a Gunner


Hmm. I think that was the mistake then! Maybe he's a Prestonian.


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Preston have never played in the Premier League so they can't possibly have been the first EPL team to win the league and cup double Wink

And I am neither a Gunner or a Prestonian. Nor a supporter of any other side that has won the double. Just full time Tiverton Town and part time Oxford United.

Incidentally, the game finished 0-0, a real thriller it wasn't.



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The obvious mistake is EPL, presumably supposed to stand for English Premier League, when it is in fact the Barclay's Premier League or without sponsorship the FA Premier League.
Trust the yanks to change the name to suit themselves, we use their terminology for sports competitions ie NFL ,NBA and World Series, so they should use ours.



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Preston have never played in the Premier League so they can't possibly have been the first EPL team to win the league and cup double Wink

Its Aston Villa that hold the record


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And what's the "European Winners Cup" anyway?

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... it is in fact the Barclay's Premier League or without sponsorship the FA Premier League.
....


You're right of course. From now on, I will use FAPL as the abbreviated form. It doesn't matter if many won't get what I'm on about. That may often be the case in any event.



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EPL is the way many popular computer games refer to the Premier League and therefore many people who play these games say EPL. As indeed do many foreign fans. So please dont just suggest its the damn Yanks again as they get the blame for quite enough as it is...ie Soccer !!


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Didn't ITV have a programme called Soccer Sunday ?


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Star Soccer, as you should well know.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/...usel/StarSoccer.html





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another classic cock-up from BBC Five Live's Irish presenter Firday night. Following the FA Cup, he was interviewing Julian Dicks, the Grays Athletic manager. He mentioned their cup-tie away at Bury Town and siad that's one hellava long way to go and asked if they were travelling up tonight or travelling on Saturday (today)!!!!!!
Julian was very polite and said they would travel on the day as it's only an hour and a half journey.
Research or common knowledge would be nice.
This irish guy gives me so many laughs; he so needs to know about the sport and geography (see my earlier posting).


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EPL is the way many popular computer games refer to the Premier League and therefore many people who play these games say EPL. As indeed do many foreign fans. So please dont just suggest its the damn Yanks again as they get the blame for quite enough as it is...ie Soccer !!


Soccer is an English word anyway, not American. If you look back at historical reports from the UK you see the term used quite frequently.
Given that American football is far more widely played in the US it's common sense to use the name soccer for soccer (unless you want to use the full name of 'association football' but I can imagine how well that would go down with broadcasters). We say 'gridiron' or 'American football' over here, neither of which are the proper name - what's the big deal?


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EPL is the way many popular computer games refer to the Premier League and therefore many people who play these games say EPL. As indeed do many foreign fans. So please dont just suggest its the damn Yanks again as they get the blame for quite enough as it is...ie Soccer !!


Soccer is an English word anyway, not American. If you look back at historical reports from the UK you see the term used quite frequently.
Given that American football is far more widely played in the US it's common sense to use the name soccer for soccer (unless you want to use the full name of 'association football' but I can imagine how well that would go down with broadcasters). We say 'gridiron' or 'American football' over here, neither of which are the proper name - what's the big deal?


Exactly. Soccer was used in Public Schools as a shortened version of association football. Just as Rugger was used as a shortened version of Rugby Football. But for some reason people seem to think it is an American saying


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I'm with you (and Stephen Fry) on this - the Yanks get a bad press. Of course there are idiots over there, but there are a fair few here too. And it's hardly like the Yanks have a copyright on the egocentric view of the world. Then again I generally believe the best way to view any country is to look for the best bits.


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I'm with you (and Stephen Fry) on this - the Yanks get a bad press. Of course there are idiots over there, but there are a fair few here too. And it's hardly like the Yanks have a copyright on the egocentric view of the world. Then again I generally believe the best way to view any country is to look for the best bits.


Well I have just come back from 10 days there. What always amazes me when I am in the States is the fact that despite it having a reputation of being such a violent country everyone is so polite and friendly.
As a customer in any establishment you are treated with respect and professionalism as opposed to the grunting sullen Yoofs you usually get here. And you dont feel like you are getting ripped off at every turn.
And to be able to go to a sporting event where fans all mix in together and enjoy the game without any macho posturing is brilliant


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I haven't ever felt it had a reputation as being violent - other than in certain hot spots - it's more that people perceive Americans as thinking the US is the centre of the universe and having no interest in the rest of the world. I have never met an American who met that description. I'm sure there are some, but then are Brits like that too. Most of the Americans I've met are envious of my living in the UK, so close to so many other countries with their different cultures. They are a far cry from the militaristic red necks portrayed by the press all cheering on Bush. In fact, possibly my favourite memory of the US was in Vegas in 2004 where we asked our cab driver what he thought of Bush. His response? "Bush sucks donkeys' dicks!"


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Not a commentators mistake as such but Theo Walcott said in his post match interview that Arsenal hadn't won the CL for 4, 5 or 6 years so it was time again. I'd always thought he was reasonably intelligent.............

However Ruud Gullit later topped him by glorying in Ajax's CL win because Holland need the points for their co-efficient what with there only being one Dutch club in the CL. So has Enschede been taken by the Germans? Again?


Edit : and add all the nonsense about Chelsea and Arsenal only needing one point to get through. Ten points is not certain qualification.


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Edit : and add all the nonsense about Chelsea and Arsenal only needing one point to get through. Ten points is not certain qualification.


This needs to be taken on a case basis.

Chelsea have nine points, Spartak Moscow 6, O'M 3 and Zilina none.
If Chelsea get a single point against Spartak, while O'M win in the next round of matches, then Spartak would need a further four points to finish ahead of Chelsea (assuming they lose the last two games). By beating Chelsea 3-0 and drawing with Spartak, O'M would then finish second and Chelsea would go out on 10 points.
If Chelsea only get one more point, and it is against O'M, then Chelsea are through - there being no way in this case for either O'M or Zilina to finish above Chelsea
If Chelsea only get one more point, and it against Zilina, then O'M and Spartak can both end on 12 points.

SO Chelsea do only need one point to get through - but only if the point is gained at the Velodrome in Marseille

The mathematics is the same for Arsenal - a point gained in Braga guarantees their qualification

The dynamic of Group G is different, Real Madrid have nine points against four each for Milan and Ajax. Real are away to Milan and Ajax in the next two games - and a point in either game means they are through - but if they only get ten points by drawing at home to Auxerre, it is possible for both Milan and Ajax to end on 11.

For Bayern, again on 9 points, all three of their rivals have one point each. This means if Bayern only get one more point, then a three way draw on 10 points is still possible.

The probabilities favour a team on ten points though.



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In Group A - should Inter reach ten points by beating Spurs again, then they will be through. In that case Spurs would be limited to 10 points, (but could not overtake Inter), while a winner from Bremen v Twente could reach 11 points by beating Spurs and Inter. Clearly if either the winner of Bremen v Twente or Spurs reach 10 points, they must also get through

If however, Spurs beat Inter then both can reach 10 points by beating the loser of the Bremen-Twente game, while the winner of said game can win the group by winning their final two games, so 10 points is not enough!

In Group B, Lyon have won three games, and will qualify if they pick up a point at Benfica in two week's time.

Ten points is not enough for Manchester United, if they reach the target by beating Bursaspor while Valencia beat Rangers. Both Valencia and Rangers could still finish above United by winning the last two games. However, even if United lose in Turkey, they can be certain to go through by beating the loser of the Valencia-Rangers game, (either will do if Valencia and Rangers draw).

There is still one unlikely route to get three teams to 10 points in Group D. It depends on Barcelona's only remaining points being gained against the loser of the Rubin Kazan - Panathanaikos clash. The winner would have to win all their remaining games, while Kobenhavn would need to win another game after beating Barcelona. [This is of course, mathematics - I think you would get some fine odds from a bookmaker if you wanted to bet these results actually happening]



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My brain hurts . Good night .



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great cock-up on the tv the other night. on bbc east they were giving out the 1st round FA cup draw on screen, so in big black letters came the draw: "Leiston or Derby v."!! hahaha


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The best one I heard was from that 'football expert' Alan Mullery on Talksport, he proudly boasted how his Brighton team had ended Nottingham Forest's 42 game unbeaten run, err it was actually Liverpool that ended it with a 2-0 win at AnfieldSlySlySlySly!

I phoned the station but they didn't correct him on air.Shocked


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I rather liked Ian Dowie's comment on Sky last night about "feathered ruffles", which led to a good deal of mickey-taking!


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Or David Pleat waffling on last night about how Inter now had the easier run-in because they only had to play FC Twente and Werder Bremen.

As opposed to Spurs who have to play...........

I'm sure it made sense to him Crazy


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I must have been at a loose end as I watched and listened to Andy Townsend's summation of the Stoke v West Ham QF last night. He praised Stoke and said they went about their business in an honest manner.
This was immediately followed by clips showing their goals - Huth's free header from a Delap throw when Upson couldn't get close to him because Walters impeded his path with no intent to play the ball himself, then Huth pulled Hitzlsperger out of the wall for Higginbotham to fire through the gap and score the winner. Between these, he also featured a blatant dive from Etherington to earn a penalty which he missed but none the less........
Either the definition of the word "honest" has changed, or Townsend's a complete twat. Answers on a postcard..............


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I must have been at a loose end as I watched and listened to Andy Townsend's summation of the Stoke v West Ham QF last night. He praised Stoke and said they went about their business in an honest manner.
This was immediately followed by clips showing their goals - Huth's free header from a Delap throw when Upson couldn't get close to him because Walters impeded his path with no intent to play the ball himself, then Huth pulled Hitzlsperger out of the wall for Higginbotham to fire through the gap and score the winner. Between these, he also featured a blatant dive from Etherington to earn a penalty which he missed but none the less........
Either the definition of the word "honest" has changed, or Townsend's a complete twat. Answers on a postcard..............



Each to their own opinion but I thought both Stoke goals were fine and that Etherington was fouled from behind (not by Scott Parker) for the penalty, the West Ham goal though clearly shouldn't have stood.


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The commentator at that game said that the winners would join Birmingham, and Man Utd in the Semi-Finals. Funny I thought Blues had already lost to Bolton.



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Only saw a bit of the Stoke v West Ham game, but did hear Jim Beglin giving his 'learned' opinion about Obinna getting booked that 'if he (Obinna) had stayed down a bit longer (having been injured in committing the foul), the ref might have shown him more compassion and not booked him'.

Hmm, the ref changing his mind about booking a player because he lies on the floor after a poor challenge (for which he reached for his card straight away). That would be setting a great example, wouldn't it? Thankfully I've not seen a ref change his mind under those circumstances.



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That is a common ploy though by players in the hope that the ref will think they've suffered enough already.


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It'd be even more common if a ref seemed to factor it in!



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I'm sure it works sometimes!


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Just heard a commentator (Simon Doull?) at the NZ v S. Africa cricket match say, "The tension... you can cut a knife with it". Huh?


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Last year when we played Pakistan in cricket, one of the commentators said something like 'the best Pakistan can hope for now is rain' it was about the time of serious floods there last summer



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I must have been at a loose end as I watched and listened to Andy Townsend's summation of the Stoke v West Ham QF last night. He praised Stoke and said they went about their business in an honest manner.
This was immediately followed by clips showing their goals - Huth's free header from a Delap throw when Upson couldn't get close to him because Walters impeded his path with no intent to play the ball himself, then Huth pulled Hitzlsperger out of the wall for Higginbotham to fire through the gap and score the winner. Between these, he also featured a blatant dive from Etherington to earn a penalty which he missed but none the less........
Either the definition of the word "honest" has changed, or Townsend's a complete twat. Answers on a postcard..............



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It's official - Ray Wilkins is now senile. On a number of occasions at 3-0 down last night, he commented as Spurs cleared to give Real another corner - "Spurs are okay with these; they can defend corners no problem, it's when they run at them there are problems".
That would be apart from when Madrid scored their first and second goals then, both from corners.

And none of the learned panel actually said that Spurs were pants, even allowing for the fact that they were down to ten for most of the game. Jermaine Jenas gave possibly the worst performance I've ever seen from an England international player.


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It's official - Ray Wilkins is now senile. On a number of occasions at 3-0 down last night, he commented as Spurs cleared to give Real another corner - "Spurs are okay with these; they can defend corners no problem, it's when they run at them there are problems".
That would be apart from when Madrid scored their first and second goals then, both from corners.

And none of the learned panel actually said that Spurs were pants, even allowing for the fact that they were down to ten for most of the game. Jermaine Jenas gave possibly the worst performance I've ever seen from an England international player.


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It's official - Ray Wilkins is now senile. On a number of occasions at 3-0 down last night, he commented as Spurs cleared to give Real another corner - "Spurs are okay with these; they can defend corners no problem, it's when they run at them there are problems".
That would be apart from when Madrid scored their first and second goals then, both from corners.

And none of the learned panel actually said that Spurs were pants, even allowing for the fact that they were down to ten for most of the game. Jermaine Jenas gave possibly the worst performance I've ever seen from an England international player.

I agree with both these statements. We were out of our depth. Still, if someone had said to me this time last year that we'd get tonked by Real Madrid in the Champions league quarter final I'd have told them they're nuts.

It'll never happen again and as soon as Rednapp becomes England manager we'll sink back to mid table mediocrity. But it was nice while it lasted.



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Watching the golf this afternoon one of the commentators made a major faux-pas as they were waxing lyrical about Darren Clarke being in contention.

First commentator: "With the recent successes of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, should Clarke go on to win the tournament then perhaps Northern Ireland should retire."

The second commentator then replied "Maybe they will stop killing each other"

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I wonder if his P45 is on the post?



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giving ray wilkins a job was a mistake in the first place in my view...



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I wonder if his P45 is on the post?


Mark James was the culprit. I don't believe he has been given his marching orders Crazy



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Jeff Stelling once said on Sky Sports, ''Roth Raivers'' instead of ''Raith Rovers''.


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Gav once posted on here Rath Rovers instead of Raith Rovers. Tongue



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Its not only Sports Presenters that make mistakes then!


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Sorry mate, couldn't resist. Cool



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The comment that annoys me most is when a team has won 1-0 (or 2-0, etc) away from home in a two-legged competition and commentators talk about "the vital away goal", when in fact the only team that can now win on away goals is the team that's just lost!


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Alan Hansen on Match Of The Day last week.

"They went through the defence like a knife through hot butter."




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Alan Hansen on Match Of The Day last week.

"They went through the defence like a knife through hot butter."



Wasn't that a commentary on subutteo?



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In Reply To
Alan Hansen on Match Of The Day last week.

"They went through the defence like a knife through hot butter."

Wasn't that a commentary on subutteo?

Yes, but the game was abandoned due to the hot butter ruining the subbuteo pitch. Tongue



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In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
Alan Hansen on Match Of The Day last week.

"They went through the defence like a knife through hot butter."

Wasn't that a commentary on subutteo?

Yes, but the game was abandoned due to the hot butter ruining the subbuteo pitch. Tongue

Probably due to the weather this week!
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Not sure who said it, but according to the voiceover today on ITV Totton and Bradford play in the southern and northern sections of the Evostik League.


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Quote
Not sure who said it, but according to the voiceover today on ITV Totton and Bradford play in the southern and northern sections of the Evostik League.


Heard it too, and that's the confusion the "commercial league names" of the two leagues will cause to people who
  1. don't do their research properly
  2. don't know what they're talking about
Not sure which category to put the commentator in. Probably the research section.



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I detest lazy journalism, partly because they're getting paid to something I'd give my right hand to be a position to, and we've had lots before during and after Ireland's play-off in Estonia. And no doubt it will still go on till the tie is wrapped up. " The 6th attempt to win a play-off" etc " has resulted in 4 previous defeats...".

Er, no. France for the 2010 WC, Turkey for Euro 2000, Belgium for WC 1998, Holland for Euro 96 with the solitary success against Iran for WC 2002. And one other.......

Perhaps the FAI are too embarrassed to recall the shenanigans of 1965, but the journo's shouldn't be - when the powers that be settled for pots of cash rather than a better chance of qualifying for WC 1966 and we lost a play-off to Spain 1-0 in Paris.

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It annoys me when cricket commentators say the 2nd new ball is due after 80 overs. Wrong. It is the new ball, not the 2nd new ball. That would be due after 160 overs. Admittedly, the game starts off with A new ball, but it is not THE new ball. It is just the ball. Or am I just talking a load of balls?


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Technically its is the 2nd new ball - the one used at the start of the innings being the first. It is the first replacement new ball (but necessarily the first replacement ball).


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I think the word "new" is being used in different contexts. The first ball is new because it is the first occurence, in other words there wasn't another ball previous to it. The second ball is new because it replaces the first ball. So perhaps we should call it the new new ball! My coat, hat and shoes are firmly on, and I am leaving the building...


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and I was just about to start on about all the changes to the white balls in night matches.........Wink


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How about the pink ones?


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Manish's witterings reached a new low tonight when summing up the Arsenal v Man City game and discussing City's relatively unknown Romanian keeper Costel Pantillimon who's on loan from Timisoara by saying "of course they (City) cannot compete financially in terms of players on the pitch tonight".......????

Bye Manish.


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There was a classic tonight on Channel 5 coverage of Spurs v POAK. Dave Woods and Graham Taylor insisted for about 10 minutes that Defoe's goal was disallowed for offside rather than a foul, someone obviously had a word in the ear before a climbdown. No apology to the assistant however.


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There was a classic tonight on Channel 5 coverage of Spurs v POAK. Dave Woods and Graham Taylor insisted for about 10 minutes that Defoe's goal was disallowed for offside rather than a foul, someone obviously had a word in the ear before a climbdown. No apology to the assistant however.


Surely typos in this thread deserve double the ribbing?! Tongue


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In Reply To
There was a classic tonight on Channel 5 coverage of Spurs v POAK. Dave Woods and Graham Taylor insisted for about 10 minutes that Defoe's goal was disallowed for offside rather than a foul, someone obviously had a word in the ear before a climbdown. No apology to the assistant however.


Surely typos in this thread deserve double the ribbing?! Tongue


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Before the Fleetwood Town v.Yeovil Town match, the commentator mentioned that Yeovil Town reached the 5th Round as a non-league club in 1949, then added 'Can you imagine that happening now?' as though it was impossible.
I seem to remember only last season Crawley Town reached the 5th round, going out to ManYoo (as did Yeovil).
Kidderminster and Blyth Spartans have also reached the 5th round.



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Before the Fleetwood Town v.Yeovil Town match, the commentator mentioned that Yeovil Town reached the 5th Round as a non-league club in 1949, then added 'Can you imagine that happening now?' as though it was impossible.


The match commentator or his 'expert summariser'? Not unexpected if the latter but bad form if the former.


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Before the Fleetwood Town v.Yeovil Town match, the commentator mentioned that Yeovil Town reached the 5th Round as a non-league club in 1949, then added 'Can you imagine that happening now?' as though it was impossible.


The match commentator or his 'expert summariser'? Not unexpected if the latter but bad form if the former.

To be honest, I can't remember who said it, but think it was the commentator as it was said before the match kicked off but after the start of the actual coverage rather than the pre-match studio stuff.



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You can tag Telford and Colchester onto that list too..
Wasn't the Man Utd v Yeovil attendance the biggest
ever attendance outside of the final? At Maine Road too, no?




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Not mistakes as such, but still nonense, were the commentator's statements during the AFC Totton v Bristol Rovers game. Not content with continually mentioning the day jobs of the Totton players he added, at least:

* 'x' is a recruitment consultant for boardroom level vacancies in the oil and gas industry. Six figure salaries there, so 'x' is probably to blame for the current recession.

* 'y' works in bidet supply/fitting. So if you are after a bidet 'y' is your man.

Of course, if you did want a bidet, the first thing you would check before contacting a company was whether one of their employees was a semi-pro footballer Crazy


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Also, the commentator had said he'd never heard of Totton before this cup run. Nice to see he knows his football. They're hardly an obscure team. Maybe the ground had been transported in overnight just to play these Cup matches.



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Also, the commentator had said he'd never heard of Totton before this cup run. Nice to see he knows his football. They're hardly an obscure team. Maybe the ground had been transported in overnight just to play these Cup matches.


To alot of League fans and armchair Premiership supporters AFC Totton are an obscure team they'd never have heard of before, BUT he was actually referring to the town of Totton, when he made this comment, which in my opinion is even more thick! You may not have heard of the football club, but i'd say alot more people will have heard of the fairly-decent sized town of Totton, near to Southampton! He was acting like it was some tiny village tucked away in the middle of nowhere!


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I agree, but he's not an armchair fan, his job is commentating on football.



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To be fair, if they did not have a football club (or two) I wouldn't have heard of Totton.



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To be fair, if they did not have a football club (or two) I wouldn't have heard of Totton.



I think a lot of people wouldn't know where Totton is to be fair and I read something about a Yeovil fan thinking their game at Fleetwood was in Hampshire, he was thinking of Fleet!


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To be fair, if they did not have a football club (or two) I wouldn't have heard of Totton.


Likewise.


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To be fair, if they did not have a football club (or two) I wouldn't have heard of Totton.



I think a lot of people wouldn't know where Totton is to be fair and I read something about a Yeovil fan thinking their game at Fleetwood was in Hampshire, he was thinking of Fleet!


Then he's extremely ignorant/thick!


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I think a lot of people wouldn't know where Totton is to be fair and I read something about a Yeovil fan thinking their game at Fleetwood was in Hampshire, he was thinking of Fleet!


Then he's extremely ignorant/thick!


Oh really? If only we could all be as perfect as you obviously are!


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I think a lot of people wouldn't know where Totton is to be fair and I read something about a Yeovil fan thinking their game at Fleetwood was in Hampshire, he was thinking of Fleet!


Then he's extremely ignorant/thick!


Oh really? If only we could all be as perfect as you obviously are!


How is that being perfect - If knowing that FLEET is different from FLEETWOOD is the definition of perfect then yes, Isaac, I'm a bloody saint!


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The one that keeps getting on my tits is when they talk about Genk with a hard 'G'. If it weren't for Ruud Gullit I might have more sympathy but seriously, most people I know it's pronounced 'Henk' (or 'Khenk') even if they know little about languages.


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I freely admit that Mrs UKPunk is far more intelligent than I am, but as far as geography is concerned she really hasn't got much of a clue. The fact that she doesn't know where Totton or Fleetwood are certainly doesn't make her thick!!



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I think there are character traits found in your average non-league football fanatic which are similar to those found in your average locational geography geek, trainspotter, linguist etc - anything where things can be classified and ticked off. I know I have these traits and it is very rare that I cannot instantly assign any place in the UK to a county but it's just how my brain works. My sister got ten A*s in her GCSEs, 3 As at A-level and a 2.1 at Oxford but she still thinks I'm the clever one because I can drive from Reading to Barnet without looking at a map. Different brains find different things easy or hard.


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My wife can also drive from Rading to Barnet without a map (she can't read a map anyway).
However, she might phone my halfway there to say she is lost, and needs directions.

I have lent her my Sat Nav, but she can't find the on-switchUnsure



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My wife can also drive from Rading to Barnet without a map (she can't read a map anyway).
However, she might phone my halfway there to say she is lost, and needs directions.

I have lent her my Sat Nav, but she can't find the on-switchUnsure



Afraid you've lost me as well Leo - where the h*ll is Rading ?

And what exactly is your halfway ?


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My sister once got as far as the M4/M25 junction and, figuring the M25 is just a big roundabout, turned south. She got as far as Dartford before deciding that she shouldn't need to pay £1 for anything so she must have gone wrong, turned around and drove 3/4 of the way back around the M25 to the A1081. Unfortunately she took the St Albans A1081 turning and ended up stopping at a cab office in St Albans where one of the nice cabbies drove back to the M25 with her following, instructing her to take the next exit to get to Barnet.

She also drove to a wedding in Bristol once and, on getting lost, just pulled up on the hard shoulder and waited for inspiration. It came soon afterwards in the form of a very chivalrous gent who, it so happened, was going to the same wedding who parked his own car, got into my sister's car and directed her to the venue before walking back to collect his own motor!!

She also found her way to university on her bike once by following a chap who "looked like a student". Bit of a pain that he stopped to buy fags - and then smoked one while she waited surreptitiously round the corner - but her instincts were correct and he led her to the campus. Not sure how she got home again mind...


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One holiday my parents drove from Alassio in Italy to Cannes in Southern France to watch them play Monaco. We had no idea where the stadium was so followed a car which had some people wearing colours inside. We followed them out into the suburbs, waited for ages while they popped into someone's apartment before emerging with another fan and then tailed them for another two pick-ups before we reached the ground just minutes before kick-off!


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The Sky girlie said the other night that Rangers were thinking of appealing Sone Aluko's driving ban Crazy


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And yet another tonight from 5 Live's reporter at the FA Cup-tie between Grimsby and Salisbury who informed us that the non-league team were getting the upper hand Crazy


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Martin Keown showing he knows the rules at the Pompey-Soton game.

Keeer jumps to catch a high ball, attacker jumps in and takes his feet from under him, keeper lands on chin (without ball) and ref gives free-kick to keeper. Keown is aghast at decision. When has it ever been lawful to charge a keeper whose in the air. Surely a pundit should have some knowledge of the laws of the game.


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Ha ha - I saw that challenge and couldn't figure out what was wrong with it, even though it didn't look right! Obviously looking too hard!

The soft challenge on the keeper is always a favourite. I know sometimes it's true that keepers get soft decisions but then again anyone who's played in goal will know how hurt you can get if someone charges into your ribs while your arms are up catching a ball.


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I gave up when I heard the commentator declare that the meeting between Portsmouth and the Scummers was their first since 2005.

Oh well it is only their job to know that the sides met in the FA Cup in Feb 2010. Result Scabs 1 Portsmouth 4.

.....and some suggest that the presentation of sport on ITV is pish.


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I liked the comment that it was Doncaster's first win against Leicester at The Keepmoat since 1955.


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I have to say it doesn't bother me so much that presenters get things wrong, more that people who profess to know it all use what is said to add to their 'knowledge' base. I have a friend who is a massive football fan and, to my mind, makes a big deal about the fact that she knows more than most blokes to about the game. However, she is always referencing incorrect anecdotes to display her knowledge. It drives me up the wall, especially as those who know her fall for it and suggest that I don't like to think a woman knows better than I do!


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Nice to see Sky Sports keep up their standards in sports other than football. Last night they kept banging on about the build-up to the second Olympic Games to be staged in London. How difficult it must be to get those little things right........


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With both London's previous Olympics taking place in years ending in an "8", and long before the creation of sport as we know it, it is easy to be confused.



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Praising Shaun Wright Phillips last night in the match between QPR and MKD Clive Tyldesley said, "It must be in his genes" in reference to Ian Wright, his father (adopted).


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I didn't know he was adopted. I thought Shaun was the son of one of his mum's previous relationships.



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I didn't know he was adopted. I thought Shaun was the son of one of his mum's previous relationships.


He was but Ian Wright later adopted him.


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Espn commentator tonight said moenchengladbach was in the east of Germany. Has France, belgium and Netherlands been invaded?



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Espn commentator tonight said moenchengladbach was in the east of Germany. Has France, belgium and Netherlands been invaded?

I noticed that too, he also pronounced the name of the Bayern coach Heynckes as 'Hikeness'.



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Not a mistake but certainly incompetent, ITV4 seemed to sign off their African Highlights last night by saying a player was sent off, but they did not know who or why!



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Listening to 5 Live last night on the way home from Handsworth as Chelsea went 4-1 up in extra-time, Nigel Spackman urged caution telling us that if Napoli did manage to pull one back, Chelsea would have to score twice more. The away-goals calculation seems to completely flummox these dimwits


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On the BBC site now....

Champions League Bilbao face Schalke in last eight




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I got confused by that one - he seemed to imply the away goals counting in double now applied in extra time - I thought that in Europe they didn't, though in domestic games (eg League Cup and Divisional Play-off semi-finals) they did. Have European rules changed ?.


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I got confused by that one - he seemed to imply the away goals counting in double now applied in extra time - I thought that in Europe they didn't, though in domestic games (eg League Cup and Divisional Play-off semi-finals) they did. Have European rules changed ?.



Blimey - how difficult is it? At 4-1 on the night and 5-4 on aggregate, if both teams scored one more its 5-2 on the night and 6-5 on aggregate.

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I bet Des Kelly never did you doggy fashion though...




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I bet Des Kelly never did you doggy fashion though...



Nope. You've got one up on me there. Cool


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Des was never one to miss out on a meal back in the day
especially when out of the office....






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Another classic today from the all new BBC site...
I would have thought that the eighteen 18-year-olds would
have learned to Google as part of their research.

MERSEYSIDE DERBIES AT WEMBLEY
1984 League Cup final: Everton 0-0 Liverpool (after extra time)
1984 Charity Shield: Everton 1-0 Liverpool
1986 FA Cup final: Liverpool 3-1 Everton

1986 Charity Shield: Everton 1-1 Liverpool (this one was missed out)

1989 FA Cup final: Liverpool 3-2 Everton (after extra time)




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http://www.bbc.co.uk/.../0/football/17730352

"The FA confirmed that the result means the team finishing sixth in the Premier League will earn a Europa League place"

Is this sloppy journalism, sloppy wording by the Football Association, or is it me being sloppy?

If Everton finish sixth, Chelsea seventh and Liverpool eighth then Everton won't qualify for the Europa League.



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Is this sloppy journalism, sloppy wording by the Football Association, or is it me being sloppy?

If Everton finish sixth, Chelsea seventh and Liverpool eighth then Everton won't qualify for the Europa League.


It is either poor journalism, or a poor FA statement.
However, under the finishing order you give, Everton qualify for the Europa League is Liverpool win the cup, (but not if Chelsea do).



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Not exactly from a sports presenter, but I once caught an episode of University Challenge where, after a question related to Scottish football:

Student: Is it Dundee?
Paxman: Yes that's right, Dundee United...



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Recently I heard a female newsreader pronounce Wenger's name as a 'Wenger' instaed of a 'Venger'. Crazy



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Reminds me of the Latin joke in Morse's "Who Killed Harry Field?"...


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Extra point on that Everton won't qualify if Chelsea win the Champions League final no matter who wins the FA Cup. England will have only 4 Champions League places, so if Chelsea win the Champions League they and only the top 3 go into the champions league with the 4th Place team going into the Europa League.


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In Reply To
Extra point on that Everton won't qualify if Chelsea win the Champions League final no matter who wins the FA Cup. England will have only 4 Champions League places, so if Chelsea win the Champions League they and only the top 3 go into the champions league with the 4th Place team going into the Europa League.



I understand an extra place will then be allocated to England's UEFA cup contingent. At least it spares us the mockery of surprisingly being allocated that place through "fair play".........again........


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No the extra place is only awarded when a holder enters European competition and does not qualify at all for Europe through their league. It was therefore a possibility when Chelsea finishing 7th (or lower) was possible, but no longer applies.



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Two on Talk Sport over the weekend:

"The players must pick their heads up off the floor quickly"
and, admittedly not football related :

"The 10 shilling note was withdrawn in 1969 and replaced by the 50 pence piece"

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Pedant alert:

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/...ash/10s-SeriesC.aspx

Date last issued: 13 October 1969
Date ceased to be legal tender: 22 November 1970


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"The 10 shilling note was withdrawn in 1969 and replaced by the 50 pence piece"

What's wrong with that, or should I go to bed instead of Wembley?





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Careful Don, the Vet has moved to the 'Dark Side' and his mind works in strange ways.
Perhaps a 50p coin is replacing 120 pence ?
Or perhaps the date should be 15th Feb , 1971.
I am sure the Vet look's in occasionally and will explain.
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One from Kentishfootball about last weekend's Dartford v Welling match being Kent's biggest ever derby. Obviously Boxing Day 1989 didn't exist or perhaps the writer is a Gills fan!


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So far from the Euro 2012

1. Mark Bright's comment nearing the end of The Poland v Greece game stating that the Russians and Czech Republic teams will be watching the game at the moment with their feet up at the hotel somewhere. Me thinks not, as they would have been at The Wroclaw stadium at that time probably warming up.

2. Alan Hansen's initial four semi final predictions of Germany, Netherlands, Portugal & Spain which just isn't going to happen


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I was wondering about the thought processes of the presenting team when they were discussing the merits or otherwise of England staying in a city centre base in Krakow. "It will be good to be close to and in amongst the fans". Err, whose fans? It's rather a hike from Krakow to Donetsk............


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Probably another reason why the team have based themselves in Poland!



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As the camera focused on a celebrating Russian fan. '900 miles from Moscow and 900 miles back again - well worth it'

Presumably then, all England fans have travelled from London and all Irish fans from Dublin.


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At the start of the Germany v Portugal game, Martin Keown
confused step overs with leg overs... doh!




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I did that once and the missus was not amused, especially as the only reason I eventually went down was to win a free kick...



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As I refuse to watch any football which is summarised by that complete bastard Andy Townsend, can somebody update me?....is he still pluralising the goal , as in "He was just wide of the goals with that effort"...?
Thank you.


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Sadly, yes. Unsure



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As I refuse to watch any football which is summarised by that complete bastard Andy Townsend, can somebody update me?....is he still pluralising the goal , as in "He was just wide of the goals with that effort"...?
Thank you.


Whilst I have no time for Andy Townsend as a summariser I have never had any reason to consider that he is a complete, or even a partial, bastard. Could you illuminate me?


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In Reply To
As I refuse to watch any football which is summarised by that complete bastard Andy Townsend, can somebody update me?....is he still pluralising the goal , as in "He was just wide of the goals with that effort"...?
Thank you.


Whilst I have no time for Andy Townsend as a summariser I have never had any reason to consider that he is a complete, or even a partial, bastard. Could you illuminate me?

How about the fact that he is about as Irish as an Aborigine? Tongue



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I didn't see it, but my brother told me that, when covering the first Germany group game, he moaned about a player, Polish born, representing Germany. Now which part of the Republic of Ireland was he born in?



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Now you mention it Mishi the hypocritical twat did say something along those lines. Crazy



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Now which part of the Republic of Ireland was he born in?


He had an Irish Setter !
Be OK for a while , Buncrana's in Poland.



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Now which part of the Republic of Ireland was he born in?


He had an Irish Setter !
Be OK for a while , Buncrana's in Poland.

Not for long! Cool



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No doubt about his pedigree re bastadisation...I gave it a go this pm while in the gym, watching the match with headphones on whie on a static bike. Five minutes in he was at it again, 'just past the goals'...
Off came the headphones...
How about a celebrity death match between him and Garth Crooks?
With the winner to torture CJ from Eggheads to death slowly.
I'm off for a lay down again


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In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
As I refuse to watch any football which is summarised by that complete bastard Andy Townsend, can somebody update me?....is he still pluralising the goal , as in "He was just wide of the goals with that effort"...?
Thank you.


Whilst I have no time for Andy Townsend as a summariser I have never had any reason to consider that he is a complete, or even a partial, bastard. Could you illuminate me?

How about the fact that he is about as Irish as an Aborigine? Tongue


Fair enough. I consider myself illuminated.Angelic


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Southgate (or the editor) did the annoying no-no of effectively announcing the result to the Den-Port game half way thru the ITV highlights programme when he said Netherlands were still in the competition (ie Portugal must have won). Having missed both games I'd managed to avoid all broadcasts I was not pleased that Southgate had his "Flint" moment (and I'd locked the front-door !!)..


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Southgate (or the editor) did the annoying no-no of effectively announcing the result to the Den-Port game half way thru the ITV highlights programme when he said Netherlands were still in the competition (ie Portugal must have won). Having missed both games I'd managed to avoid all broadcasts I was not pleased that Southgate had his "Flint" moment (and I'd locked the front-door !!)..


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Just on Sky Sports News (presenter talking to Guillem Balague re Michael Laudrup joining Swansea City):

"Well, Swansea ARE the Barcelona of England!"

Okay. Unsure



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Croatia V Spain.

Croatia bring on a substitute who we are reliably informed won the double in the season just ended, with Borussia Dortmund, in ITALY.

Later it goes back to the studio where the experts were able to tell ignorant old me that an effort from a Croatian header was the easiest chance of the match. I'd have thought the tap in from 6 yards for the only goal of the game was perhaps a tad easier.


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Is it Martin Keown with Jonathan Pearce doing Czech v Portugal tonight? Whoever it was noted that XXXX (I don't remember who) jumped rather high "like an NFL basketball player"...


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Someone ought to tell Jim Beglin what constitutes foul play. Twice, early on, Greek players committed clear fouls against the Germans, one of them ought to have been at least a caution. Beglin's reaction: 'I think the ref. was bit harsh there'


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Someone ought to tell Jim Beglin what constitutes foul play. Twice, early on, Greek players committed clear fouls against the Germans, one of them ought to have been at least a caution. Beglin's reaction: 'I think the ref. was bit harsh there'



History and geography would obviously not be Beglin's strong suits either as he looked at a shot of a Greek fan wearing an ancient warrior helmet, and mused "Yes, it's going to take a Trojan effort to get back into this" Crazy


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Mick McCarthy after the Spain V surrender monkeys game declared that we want to see Spain beaten, because we are sick of the same team winning all the time.
I mean Mick, we don't want quality and techincal brilliance to come out on top do we?

Also Mick, don't tell the rest of your media buddies, this attitude certainly won't spread to the media darlings (Brazil) & their referee when the World Cup next comes around.


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Not sport but the BBC weatherman tonight said, "There will be hailstones in the midlands though they'll be hit and miss." Cool



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Just bumping this one back up...

With the Olympic opening ceremony, Hazel Irvine on the introduction of the Mexico athletes mentioned that that they have a footballer with the marvellously named "Hulk" in their squadShocked. Played it back on iPlayer just to check again.Thought Hazel was pretty knowledgeable, but obviously football is not her subject.


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I watched the Olympic men's cycling road race just before kick off and at half time at Bilston Town's psf with
Tywyn/Bryncrug.
Atrocious coverage with bias to Cavendish and the British team. In a field that large it was if no one else had entered or had a chance of winning.
Commentator got placings all wrong. Kazakh winner interviewed and questions were about the British team.
I've always wondered why they can't use GPS transmitters to show where everyone is in the race.


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British commentators showing bias towards GB riders shock.

Chris Boardman and Hugh Porter were frustrated at the poor
show by the BBC. No on screen info and they were as much in
the dark as the riders.

Yes, Cav was expected to win but although he didn't have a divine
right to the gold medal, many of the field appeared to be happy to
finish outside the top three, rather than give themselves or GB a chance.




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Radio 5 on my way home this evening - GB only need a draw because they have a better goal difference (than Uruguay).
And I thought they had a point in hand!!



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I switched 5 Live on today and Colin Murray was on. That is a mistake - he's no sports presenter in my book.



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John Inverdale and Steven Redgrave at the Rowing this morning.

Prattling on about flags mixing up Uruguay and Greece



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another Mens Olympic football cock-up; when the Brazilian substitutes were announced and put on the big screen before the game against Belarus at OT, one of their subs was no less than JAMES TOMKINS-good Brazilian name; this was amanded at half-time.


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One from the tennis yesterday :

"That backhand (from Murray) forced an unforced error from Roger Federer"


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In Reply To
One from the tennis yesterday :

"That backhand (from Murray) forced an unforced error from Roger Federer"

I heard that too. I nearly spilt my beer!


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Re: [buncranaboy] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Not really a mistake but....

GL " Do you think you will competing in Rio in 4 years ?"

Ben Ainslie " I don't know - will you still be presenting MOTD in 4 years time Gary ?"

The look on Lineker's face was priceless.


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Not really a mistake but....

GL " Do you think you will competing in Rio in 4 years ?"

Ben Ainslie " I don't know - will you still be presenting MOTD in 4 years time Gary ?"

The look on Lineker's face was priceless.


Damn. Missed it. Nothing against GL but Ben Ainslie has attitude and is just a little bit scary. His Devon Malcolm moment was one of the highlights of the Olympics.


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Not really a mistake but....

GL " Do you think you will competing in Rio in 4 years ?"

Ben Ainslie " I don't know - will you still be presenting MOTD in 4 years time Gary ?"

The look on Lineker's face was priceless.


That was a brilliant exchange! Absolutely hilarious!


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I too witnessed said exchange....
The boy Lineker's sardonic grin
at Ainslie's retort was a treasure to behold....




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Continuing on the theme of
quirky responses, Nicky Campbell,
on being told that the
Spice Girls would be singing live
at the closing ceremony...

NC's response: "well that's a first".




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During the BBC coverage of the Carnegie Challenge Cup final yesterday Clare Balding said on a few occasions that the Sunderland v Reading game had been abandoned.........no it had been postponed!


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European football expert Andy Brassell: "For all the happy, smiling faces you get posing
behind hastily-printed replica shirts on the deadline, there are always a few to lose out...
the latest with the lament of the jilted is Real Betis sporting director Vlada Stosic, who's
been talking about his disappointment that Roque Santa Cruz won't be returning to the
club, but joining LOCAL RIVALS Malaga instead.

Surely Sevilla, no?




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If not a hack he should be.



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In Reply To
European football expert Andy Brassell: "For all the happy, smiling faces you get posing
behind hastily-printed replica shirts on the deadline, there are always a few to lose out...
the latest with the lament of the jilted is Real Betis sporting director Vlada Stosic, who's
been talking about his disappointment that Roque Santa Cruz won't be returning to the
club, but joining LOCAL RIVALS Malaga instead.

Surely Sevilla, no?


210 km. Santa Cruz is apparently joining Malaga.



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Would you follow me on Twitter if I asked nicely enough??? Sly




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On the Football League show last night, they were spouting their rubbish about the Leeds V Blackburn game, when Quota says something about the action from Ewood Park.

Listen dimwit, it was a home game for Leeds.
So that should have been terrific action from Hillsborough or...............


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Bundesliga highlights programme tonight on ESPN. Aaron Hunt scores a penalty for Werder Bremen against Hamburg - "Aaron Hunt, whose mother is an Englishman". Hmmm.


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European football expert Andy Brassell: "For all the happy, smiling faces you get posing
behind hastily-printed replica shirts on the deadline, there are always a few to lose out...
the latest with the lament of the jilted is Real Betis sporting director Vlada Stosic, who's
been talking about his disappointment that Roque Santa Cruz won't be returning to the
club, but joining LOCAL RIVALS Malaga instead.

Surely Sevilla, no?


Well, if Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona is a derby match I suppose all things are possible.


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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald


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sorry, am I missing something???
Please explain error...




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Llorente plays for Athletic Club, not Atlético Madrid.


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Not exactly mistakes but just tautology of the most blatant kind.

Both Tony Incestuous and Stan Collywobbles said on Talk S**t yesterday that a club was in the "relegation drop zone".


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Not exactly mistakes but just tautology of the most blatant kind.

Both Tony Incestuous and Stan Collywobbles said on Talk S**t yesterday that a club was in the "relegation drop zone".

I didn't know he was from Harwich. Tongue



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Shoddy proof reading from SSN again.

In a bio of Peter Ndlovu after his recent car crash, it's stated he joined Coventry in 1991 and stayed at the "Ricoh Arena" until 1997. Funnily enough even the RA's own wiki page states that it didn't open until 2005.



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Talk Sh*t again I'm afraid. Last night they described Bayern Munchen v Borussia Moenchengladbach as a local derby.


(This post was edited by Veteran on Dec 16, 2012, 4:29 PM)


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Rob Hawthorne ? i think, on Sky this afternoon.
''next on Super Sunday we head for The Hawthorns, where West Bromwich Albion have won 6 league games this season. Only Manchester United can better that''Shocked.........so Man Utd have won at least 7 games at The Hawthorns this season then ?



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Not so much a mistake, but it got right on my wick how the commentators this morning kept going on about the brilliant Chelsea support at the Club World Cup - all 700 fans. Also, I know the CWC isn't as important in Europe as it is in other continents but they might at least give it a chance instead of telling everyone every 5 minutes how little it matters in Europe and, then afterwards, changing their minds and telling everyone how disappointed Chelsea were! Arghhhh!!! I haven't watched a football match with the commentary on for ages and this reminded me exactly why...


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The toe-curling Manish on The Football League Show tonight. The post-match interview with Ian Holloway ends with him saying "I'm off now for a Christmas drink with Simon (Grayson)".
Cut to Manish alongside the sweating Leroy - "I'm not sure cider is a Christmas drink"

Aaaaaaarrrggggggggggh


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This time it's the other half of The Football League Show double-act. I give you The Oracle, Leroy Rosenior (244 apps, 73 goals in case you ever forget) who informed us that John Ward had now taken over at Bristol Rovers following Mark McGhee's sacking and was now undefeated in three, although two of those had been postponed. Doing a great job then.


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The toe-curling Manish on The Football League Show


Hey man, don't dis his degree in "Communication Studies with English."

Have you noticed how he spends more time looking into the
camera than is necessary?

Claridge's face is a picture sometimes when thrown another curve ball
by the useless one...




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Has Alan Green just described Mansfield's ground as "not what you'd expect from non-league"??? Nice to hear 5Live treating the former league side with all the contempt usually reserved for a true non-league side.



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Not a media presenter, but in a radio interview : Sam Allardyce was waxing lyrical about "The quality of Joe Cole's balls" ....


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The radio commentary on Cheltenham v Everton last night. There are 3 all Premier League Third Round Replays, Man Utd. v West Ham, Swansea v Arsenal, and.... Stoke City v Crystal Palace.


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Talk Sport announced tonight that ''Southend United have just won their JPT match 8-6 on penalties.''Crazy



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Presenter on the WDO Darts from Frimley having just presented the Runner Up Tony O`Shea a cheque for £30000 turned to the new champ and said and now a Cheque for One Thousand Pounds, He must have felt the daggers as he quickly corrected himself to say a Cheque for One Hundred Thousand Pounds. A bit of a difference there. Crazy



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Radio 5 sports desk after the 3.30 news. Report from snooker, match at 4-4: "Both players need another two frames to go through..."


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Radio 5 sports desk after the 3.30 news. Report from snooker, match at 4-4: "Both players need another two frames to go through..."


Sounds sort of reasonable to me. This round is a race to 6 after all


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On Radio 5 Live commentator at Arse v Swans said about Cardiff City beating Arse in 1926 final. Only a year out


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The pr!ck on 5 live at half time of the Derby/Forest game (regarding the weather)... "The north has got off scott free!"


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Tut-tut. Fancy him not knowing there's only one 't' in 'scot'.


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In Reply To
Radio 5 sports desk after the 3.30 news. Report from snooker, match at 4-4: "Both players need another two frames to go through..."


Sounds sort of reasonable to me. This round is a race to 6 after all

Both? Could there be a circumstance where one player needed only one?


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In Reply To

In Reply To
Radio 5 sports desk after the 3.30 news. Report from snooker, match at 4-4: "Both players need another two frames to go through..."


Sounds sort of reasonable to me. This round is a race to 6 after all

Both? Could there be a circumstance where one player needed only one?


Of course, then the score would have been 5-4 or something.


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In Reply To

In Reply To

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Radio 5 sports desk after the 3.30 news. Report from snooker, match at 4-4: "Both players need another two frames to go through..."


Sounds sort of reasonable to me. This round is a race to 6 after all

Both? Could there be a circumstance where one player needed only one?


Of course, then the score would have been 5-4 or something.


I think you're being mischievous. At 4-4, could one player need one frame and the other need two? Only if snooker introduced handicaps – or had group matches.

Perhaps BBC presenters and reporters don't know the meaning the word 'both'. Half-an-hour ago, in previewing today's Heineken Cup group matches, we were told that 'Both A or B' could go through when he clearly meant only one of the two teams.


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OK, I'm at a loss now. What are you saying was wrong with the original BBC statement?


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I'm guessing that it is because both players can't score two more, it must be one or the other. I suppose "either" would be better grammar.


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I'm guessing that it is because both players can't score two more, it must be one or the other. I suppose "either" would be better grammar.



No, both can't score two more, but both do *need* two more. It was gramatically and facutally correct as far as I can see.


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During Sky Sports coverage of Real Madrid v Barcelona, Copa del Rey semi final, Commentator Rob Palmer informed us that ''Jose Mourinho is looking to win the Champions League with Real Madrid this season, adding to the wins he has had with MilanCrazy and Porto in the competition''.



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Sky last nite - commentating on the Norwich Spurs game. The player covering the match in the studio said Norwich dominated the match and Spurs scored against the run of play. Why then after the final whistle did the studio anchorman say Spurs had been held by Norwich!!!!


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An unusual mistake for the commentator of St.Johnstone v.Aberdeen. Nigel Hasselbaink was playing for Saints and there is transfer speculation about him.
So the commentator made a weak joke about 'Making plans for Nigel' then explained this to his puzzled co-comentator by saying it was a song by Elvis Costello.
To give credit to ESPN one of the back-room boys let him know it was actually XTC, and he apologised for this gaffe.



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During the Radio5Live Commentary of the Brentford v Chelsea game on Sunday Mike Ingham, whilst discussing Chelsea's recent run of success in the FA Cup said that their last outright defeat in the competition was against Barnsley in 2008 under Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Avram Grant was the 'manager' at the time, Scolari was appointed in the summer & presided over 3 FA Cup ties against Southend United and Ipswich Town before being sacked shortly before the 5th round tie at Watford



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MOTD last night, Chelsea v. Wigan.

Wigan included Franco di Santo, who was on Chelsea's books 2008-10 but played only eight times.

Di Santo had a shot saved, Wigan kept the attack going and the player won a corner. Dear Old Motty gave us this gem: "Di Santo, who never scored here in his spell with Chelsea, threatened to do the same for the opposition."


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MOTD last night, Chelsea v. Wigan.

Wigan included Franco di Santo, who was on Chelsea's books 2008-10 but played only eight times.

Di Santo had a shot saved, Wigan kept the attack going and the player won a corner. Dear Old Motty gave us this gem: "Di Santo, who never scored here in his spell with Chelsea, threatened to do the same for the opposition."


Well he only scored in Pre-season friendlies and reserve matches for Chelsea, so I don't think I'd be too hard on Motty


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Not necessarily a mistake depending on your point of view but yesterday reporters at both MK Dons v Barnsley and AFC Wimbledon v Bradford City managed to say x years ago this was a Premier League match.


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Not necessarily a mistake depending on your point of view but yesterday reporters at both MK Dons v Barnsley and AFC Wimbledon v Bradford City managed to say x years ago this was a Premier League match.


... and in the same vein, the 5Live reporter at MKD stated that this was the first time they've reached the 5th round of the FA Cup.


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Apparently Forrester scored a penalty in the First Leg of the Brentford v Chelsea FA Cup tie.


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BBC TV Breakfast sports news. Barcelona are the first side to overcome a two goal first leg deficit in the Champions League.
I take it that should have qualifications, or that BATE Borisov really do not count for some reason I do not understand?
And of course, this is part of the no football prior to 1992 record list.



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BBC TV Breakfast sports news. Barcelona are the first side to overcome a two goal first leg deficit in the Champions League.
I take it that should have qualifications, or that BATE Borisov really do not count for some reason I do not understand?
And of course, this is part of the no football prior to 1992 record list.


Not the first time BBC are having to be brought up on this charge, last season they tried to claim Munich were the 1st side to play the major Euro Final in their own stadium. Even I dredged this lot up,
  • Real Madrid 56-57,
  • Inter Milan 63-64,
  • Roma 83-84.




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Barcelona have twice come back to win (on penalties) after a 3-0 defeat. They did this against Ipswich Town and Gothenburg.
Ipswich was in the UEFA or Cup Winners Cup, but Gothenburg was in the European Cup Semi-Final of 1986. A substitute called Pichi Alonso got all 3 goals.
Never heard of him before or since.
I think Real Madrid came back from 4-1 down against Derby in the 1975-6 European Cup. Think it was 5-1 in the Bernabeu.
Coming back from 2-0 down is not the same as coming back from say 3-1 down when you have the option of winning on away goals.
What were the details of BATE Borisov's comeback?



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Barcelona have twice come back to win (on penalties) after a 3-0 defeat. They did this against Ipswich Town and Gothenburg.
Ipswich was in the UEFA or Cup Winners Cup, but Gothenburg was in the European Cup Semi-Final of 1986. A substitute called Pichi Alonso got all 3 goals.
Never heard of him before or since.
I think Real Madrid came back from 4-1 down against Derby in the 1975-6 European Cup. Think it was 5-1 in the Bernabeu.
Coming back from 2-0 down is not the same as coming back from say 3-1 down when you have the option of winning on away goals.
What were the details of BATE Borisov's comeback?


Haven't got a clue mate, it is Leo's post that mentioned it I only quoted him.



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2007-8 Champions League (1st qualifying round).
APOEL 2-0 BATE
BATE 3-0 APOEL (aet)



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2007-8 Champions League (1st qualifying round).
APOEL 2-0 BATE
BATE 3-0 APOEL (aet)


Cheers Leo, but (tongue firmly in cheek from here) you see where the problem with this stat is, it's qualifying which (to the media anyway) doesn't count either.Wink



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In Reply To
2007-8 Champions League (1st qualifying round).
APOEL 2-0 BATE
BATE 3-0 APOEL (aet)


Cheers Leo, but (tongue firmly in cheek from here) you see where the problem with this stat is, it's qualifying which (to the media anyway) doesn't count either.Wink



and it's not after 90 minutes either.


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Not the Champions League but in the 1980's I saw QPR play Partizan Belgrade at Arsenal in the UEFA Cup, they won 6-2 but still managed to go out on away goals as they lost 4-0 in Yugoslavia. I think this is the biggest comeback in European competitions.
Another big comeback was Hearts 3 Bologna 0 followed by Bologna 4 Hearts 0. I think that was also the UEFA Cup.
Lierse SK were probably the only side to come back from a 2-0 deficit from the home leg. They went to Elland Road and won 4-0. Don Revie put the reserves out in the second leg. Arsenal nearly repeated the feat yesterday.



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Inter v Spurs is currently in et with the Italians leading 3-0 on the night!



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Bloody Spurs!! They'll be the death of me. Unsure



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Cup Winners' Cup 1961-2

1 Le Chaux-de-Fonds 6-2 Leixoes
2 Leixoes 5-0 Le Chaux-de-Fonds

That's pretty impressive in my book.

Punky, away goals never killed anybody... Tongue




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Bloody Spurs!! They'll be the death of me. Unsure


As a gooner I think it is high time we got rid of the away goals rule... ;)


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Punky, away goals never killed anybody... Tongue

Last night my heart told me it was possible it could happen. Unsure



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Bloody Spurs!! They'll be the death of me. Unsure

As a gooner I think it is high time we got rid of the away goals rule... ;)

Be patient Andy, you'll have your fun. I'm amazed we've got this far so I'm under no illusions that we can actually win this thing. Crazy

I'm just hoping we can avoid Chelsea and Newcastle.

EDIT
We've been drawn at home to Basel. I'd have preferred the first leg away but I'm happy with that.



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According to BBC Sport in relation to Dortmund's win tonight:

"It was the first time a team needing to score two extra-time goals to triumph in the Champions League has done so since Manchester United in the 1999 final"

Why do some people find it so difficult to understand the difference between 'injury' or 'stoppage' time and 'extra' time?


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Alistair Mann deep into the second half of Newcastle Utd v Fulham last Sunday: "Cisse isn't going to score today".

Oh, yeah?! Crazy


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Jeff Stelling on Saturday: "East Stirling look to be in real danger at the bottom of the Scottish third division."

In danger of what?


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To be fair to Jeff, I think he does a better job than most with info coming in left, right and centre and the likes of Matt Le Tiss screaming away in the background. Sure, there's a few bloopers along the way, but fewer than you might expect.

What I do NOT and will NEVER forgive Sky is employing that utter gobshite and spawn of the devil Chris Kamara. But then you would need to be a Bees fan to understand the depth of animosity Bees fans feel towards that whoreson turncoat lickspittle.


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Chris Kamara is a legend in Bradford. He took us to Wembley for the first (and until this year the only) time, and turned a team that was going nowhere into a promoted team within a few months. He played and managed with his heart on his sleeve, and we loved him for it. Why the animosity?


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Chris Kamara is a legend in Bradford. He took us to Wembley for the first (and until this year the only) time, and turned a team that was going nowhere into a promoted team within a few months. He played and managed with his heart on his sleeve, and we loved him for it. Why the animosity?


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I know... you need to be a Bees fan to understand. Chris Kamara was part of the dream Brentford midfield (we've had dream defences, dream attacks and dream midfields, but sadly never all at the same time) of the early 80s of Kamara, Stan Bowles and Terry Hurlock. Think about for a minute and you'll see what a stunning midfield that was (respectively, that'd be realism, fantasy, and brute force) in the context of a third division side... as good as most in the country. Sadly, the rest of the bunch were fairly ordinary.

Anyway, Chris spent the best part of 5 seasons at the club, and was a universally well respected and well treated player.Then he left, then he went into the media, since when he has never wasted an opportunity to pour scorn on the club. Our view has been... well, if that's the way you want to play it...

Kamara in his role as a pundit has had many opportunities to spout his bile. However, he has only rarely returned to GP. To illustrate that it is not just me, but widely felt, a few years ago Sky were covering an FA Cup match and Chris was to be the expert summariser. Facilities at Griffin Park for TV commentary are rather rudimentary (a bit of scaffolding, and a ladder to climb up). So the TV gantry (ie scaffold) was just above me. Chris had just got himself settled down. Little old lady next to me (you know the sort, early 60s, marmite sandwiches, flask of tea, hubby in tow) started waving and shouting "Coo-ee, Chris... coo-eee....", at which point Kamara deigned to look down, smile on his face, probably expecting some kind words, only to be met by little old lady transformed into a figure of hate, shouting "Why do you f***ing hate us so much, you...." well I won't carry on, suffice it to say that (a) she continued with a diatribe involving words you would not expect to hear from an upstanding matron in her 60s with a hot flask in her hands and (b) her words were drowned out by an even ruder (if that was possible) chant from the neighbours in an otherwise Bovril-drinking, programme-reading part of the ground.

So, no, we don't like him because he doesn't like us.


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Oi, why has no one else been incensed by the extra-time/injury-time thing???


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I might be, but I was then sidetracked by reminders of Chris Kamara (my own fault, admittedly...), which trumped it.

On a further sidetrack, is it just me who is annoyed when Shrewsbury is pronounced as if there were a small furry animal involved? I'm sure someone will tell me that that is an acceptable alternative pronunciation, but I don't care. It still annoys me.


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On a further sidetrack, is it just me who is annoyed when Shrewsbury is pronounced as if there were a small furry animal involved?

It doesn't annoy me but I do agree with you re:the pronunciation.



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is it just me who is annoyed when Shrewsbury is pronounced as if there were a small furry animal involved?

I thought ''Taming of the Shrow' was one of Billys best !



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But Shroosbury is just as correct as Shrowesbury!


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Many local people say Shoesbury, without an initial 'r'.


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On a further sidetrack, is it just me who is annoyed when Shrewsbury is pronounced as if there were a small furry animal involved? I'm sure someone will tell me that that is an acceptable alternative pronunciation, but I don't care. It still annoys me.


I always called it Shrows (to rhyme with throws) bury, until I met a local who called it Shrews (to rhyme with lose) bury which I've used ever since as I assumed that if a local says it that way, that's the correct way.


Same with Southwell (Suthall and South-well)


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I always though that there was no mid-word "w" in the Nottinghamshire, hence as well as Suth'all (Southwell), we have Blid'urth and Rain'urth



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Agreed. Definitely Shoesbury to the natives.


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Ian Brown on five live commented on the Leicester following at Watford today who had traveled down the A1.............I suspect most used the M1 unless they wanted to take the scenic routeCrazy


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Ian Brown on five live commented on the Leicester following at Watford today who had traveled down the A1.............I suspect most used the M1 unless they wanted to take the scenic routeCrazy



You've confused me now - why would Leicester fans travel down the A1 - it's nowhere near the city?


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I'll let Isaac explain. Shouldn't partake on a Sunday dinner !

Edit. Done. There you go Paddy , easy innit ?



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Ian Brown on five live commented on the Leicester following at Watford today who had traveled down the A1.............I suspect most used the M1 unless they wanted to take the scenic routeCrazy



You've confused me now - why would Leicester fans travel down the A1 - it's nowhere near the city?



I suggest you ask Ian Brown, I'm just repeating what he saidTongue


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I don't often read this thread although what I'm about to put isn't actually a sports presenter mistake but so called wonderful technology.

I was watching the FC Porto v Benfica match in a café/bar in Porto. A massive game due to the standings etc & with the score at 1-1 & now into injury time the ball had just gone past the centre circle when suddenly a guy with earphones was celebrating a goal & then a few others joined in. Finally the tv pictures caught up & we finally saw the goal. It was only a matter of seconds but just didn't feel right.

Not sure if anyone else has experienced similar. I must admit I'm sure our delay in the UK must be a fraction quicker.

So much for 'live' football on tv.


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Not sure if anyone else has experienced similar. I must admit I'm sure our delay in the UK must be a fraction quicker.


I doubt the UK is quicker. The delay has increased since digital replaced analogue. Before the complete changeover I was watching an England game in pub where those in sight of the analogue screen saw the goals at least 3/4 seconds before those viewing the big screen.

Used to be a very good way to make a quick buck on Betfair until they increased their delay on matching bets to 8 secs Mad


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Bad English which occurs regularly :

"X are the BEST team" when referring to a game which, of course, has only two teams.

To be fair to Anal Green He always does say "better" but he is almost in the minority.


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..... the ball had just gone past the centre circle when suddenly a guy with earphones was celebrating a goal & then a few others joined in. Finally the tv pictures caught up & we finally saw the goal. It was only a matter of seconds but just didn't feel right.

Not sure if anyone else has experienced similar. I must admit I'm sure our delay in the UK must be a fraction quicker.

So much for 'live' football on tv.



... for recent Euro/World Finals tournaments; on certain nights for most late KOs, our youngest gets sent to bed and is allowed to listen to the radio upstairs.

Unfortunately the sound of his excited 'plates' thumping across his bedroom floor and down the stairs is a sure fire signal there is about to be a goal on the game we are trying to watch on Sk(h)y(pe) in the Lounge.

- we attempted to try and ban him from moving but he was always so keen to see the goal he tended to forget.

I have the distinct impression HD is possibly even further behind by a second or more.

... mind you we could try and enforce a 'talksport' only ruling - then he'd be at least as much behind the play as us - since they so rarely actually cover the game 'live' or keep up with what's going on if they can help it - even when they've been bleating all f£ckin week that they are going to Mad - particularly when 'Stan & Sam' are in the commentary box.


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Not really a presenter's mistake, but after last night's England v Eire match on 5Live, Mark Pugatch said to David Pleat:

"David, you've been around the block, haven't you?"

Fnar fnar!


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Not really a presenter's mistake, but after last night's England v Eire match on 5Live, Mark Pugatch said to David Pleat:

"David, you've been around the block, haven't you?"

Fnar fnar!


Yep, very slowly.


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TheWavendonian has just texted to remind me of, back in the days when we both worked on an Isle Of Wight holiday camp during the 1994/5 season, the day we were listening to BBC Radio Solent's usually excellent half-hour non-league roundup. It went along the lines of...

Presenter: "And in the Wessex League, BAT 1 Aerostructures 1, East Cowes Vics 3 Downton 0, Ryde Sports ... er ... er ... er ... ... OH BOLLOCKS!!!"

quickly followed by the clunking sounds of a studio tape machine being kicked to a grinding halt. Getting on now for twenty years ago, and still the funniest radio I've ever heard.


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Showing the special insight expected of BBC pundits, John Hartson commented at half-time after numerous missed chances by Nigeria against Tahiti - "I wouldn't be surprised if they (Nigeria) made six or seven changes for the second half" Crazy


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I could swear John Hartson was saying pelanty last night in the Italy v Japan game


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Showing the special insight expected of BBC pundits, John Hartson commented at half-time after numerous missed chances by Nigeria against Tahiti - "I wouldn't be surprised if they (Nigeria) made six or seven changes for the second half" Crazy


In the same game with Kevin Kilbane summarising, I am sure he stated that Australia would now struggle moving to The Asian confederation. Doesn't appear to be happening so far qualifying for two successive World Cup Final tournaments.Crazy


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Kevin Kilbane also managed to refer to Spain as Spurs during the Tahiti game last night.


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Smug git Simon Thomas has just informed us on the FL72 Review Show that Newport 'Town' were one of two 'Towns' promoted from the Conference last season?!?! He also claimed that Newport 'Town' are back in the Football League! And here's be thinking they were formed in 1989 and have never been in the Fotball League



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Smug git Simon Thomas has just informed us on the FL72 Review Show that Newport 'Town' were one of two 'Towns' promoted from the Conference last season?!?! He also claimed that Newport 'Town' are back in the Football League! And here's be thinking they were formed in 1989 and have never been in the Fotball League


And here was me thinking Newport Town played in the West Midlands Regional League.


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No Football League Show tonight.
In previous seasons they have shown League 1 and 2 goals on international weekends.
Further decline in BBC coverage!

As an aside did anyone notice the number of sendings off in the FL today. Possibly refs from higher leagues interpreting the laws more strictly?


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Another from Radio 5Live...

Last night, they broke off from Ukraine v. England to go over to the Luxembourg v. Northern Ireland match, where Luxembourg had just taken the lead. The commentator said:

"...and you can't not say that they don't deserve to be winning."

which I think is the exact opposite to what he actually meant.


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Not a sports presenter's mistake but this year's Sky Sports Football Yearbook has a feature on Sir Alex Ferguson which his record season by season as a manager.
For the 1979-80 season with Aberdeen it gives the following league record.

P W D L F A PTS POS

46 19 10 71 61 38 48 1

This shows the absolute genius of the man. He can lose 71 games in a season yet still win the leagueSmile

Not sure they played 46 league games in a season in the Scottish Premier League either.



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They've also used Celtic's Goals F & A (they were runners-up).

Mind you, it wasn't the "Scottish Premier League" back then either, it was the Scottish League, Premier Division.


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Darren Fletcher on 606 is plonker of the day

A caller from Brislington , with a broad west country accent, calls about their FA Cup win over Truro City today. Fletcher goes on to make several refererences to Bridlington and trips to the seasideCrazy. Surely it should be obvious that Truro wouldn't be going to Bridlington in a regionalised draw?

Fletcher later admits he's never heard of Needham MarketMadMad


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Fletcher later admits he's never heard of Needham MarketMad

Of course he's never heard of them. They're not in the premiership.



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At the end of the game at Wembley on Tuesday the stadium announcer informed everyone that England had qualified for the World Cup Finals in Brazil where they would join the hosts and 31 other teams.


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Bosnia AND Herzegovina Wink



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Just heard the beginning of Match of the Day 2 Extra. Welcome to Villa Park home of today's only fixture. I think Leeds United and Birmingham City might have something to say about that let alone anyone else who's playing today. Also yesterday afternoon they went for a report from Huish Park where the Championship's two most southerly clubs were playing each other. Clearly AFC Bournemouth don't count.


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Already covered to an extent in other threads, but on Football focus even Dan Walker has just said that The FA Cup has already kicked off with last nights meeting of The 1987 & 1988 Cup winnersShocked.Yeah Right DanCrazy


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Collymoron at it again today, moaning that referees are exaggerating "routine" fouls by giving yellow cards or penalty kicks.

Exactly what does he expect for fouls in the penalty area ?


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Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle was at Bishop Sortford v Northampton yesterday............Clark Carlisle refered too him as Dwight YorkeMad


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The commentator at Shortwood United v. Port Vale managed to refer to them as Shortwood Town and Southwood United.



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The commentator at Shortwood United v. Port Vale managed to refer to them as Shortwood Town and Southwood United.


Somebody on talksport refered to them as ShotwoodCrazy


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The commentator at Shortwood United v. Port Vale managed to refer to them as Shortwood Town and Southwood United.



Not only that, he (Darren Fletcher) informed us that Port Vale's Ashley Griffiths was the capital of Montserrat, that one of the forthcoming advertised matches was to be seen on Sky Sports (that would have pleased BT immensely, I'd have thought), that the ground had only 50 seats (I'm sure the Southern League demand more than that) and that the players just play for petrol money - which may be true. And as for tired ill-researched cliches well, that's what the FA Cup is all about (said about a dozen times.
A truly dire commentating performance with whinger Colin interjecting at regular intervals.


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Noticed ITV commentator running through the Bishop Stortford line up with their job titles displayed for the Northampton game. Another example of yet again Stereotyping non-league football


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Noticed ITV commentator running through the Bishop Stortford line up with their job titles displayed for the Northampton game. Another example of yet again Stereotyping non-league football

They can stereotype non-league football until the cows come home it doesnt bother me what does however is when its done in a derogatory manner which belittles our game


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Noticed ITV commentator running through the Bishop Stortford line up with their job titles displayed for the Northampton game. Another example of yet again Stereotyping non-league football

It's a bit harsh to call this stereotyping. It is factual reporting giving additional information to viewers. That's what commentators are supposed to do. I suppose they could have balanced it out by having captions describing all the Northampton players as 'footballers' (although based on their season so far that might be misleading Tongue).


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The commentator at Shortwood United v. Port Vale managed to refer to them as Shortwood Town and Southwood United.



Not only that, he (Darren Fletcher) informed us that Port Vale's Ashley Griffiths was the capital of Montserrat, that one of the forthcoming advertised matches was to be seen on Sky Sports (that would have pleased BT immensely, I'd have thought), that the ground had only 50 seats (I'm sure the Southern League demand more than that) and that the players just play for petrol money - which may be true. And as for tired ill-researched cliches well, that's what the FA Cup is all about (said about a dozen times.
A truly dire commentating performance with whinger Colin interjecting at regular intervals.




Must have confused him with Plymouth! They also said that he qualified for Montserrat because of his father. This is not strictly true, as Montserrat is a Crown Colony, anyone with a UK passport can play for them, the same applies to Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and probably Gibraltar too.
As for the 50 seats, I noticed that one stand had the TV gantry placed in front of it and was unoccupied, not sure how many seats are in the main Howard Webb stand. Apparently the Howard and Webb families have contributed a lot towards Shortwood over the years and have therefore had a stand named after them. Not a case of Manyoo fans naming the stand after one of their major benefactors.



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Must have confused him with Plymouth! They also said that he qualified for Montserrat because of his father. This is not strictly true, as Montserrat is a Crown Colony, anyone with a UK passport can play for them, the same applies to Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and probably Gibraltar too.



Not actually correct, FIFA demand a residence or birth connection with the territory.
In 2000, the Cayman Islands thought of this, and tried to recruit a team without connections to the Islands before a World Cup game with Cuba. They persuaded Wayne Allison, Ged Brannan, David Barnett, Martin O'Connor, Dwayne Plummer, Barry Hayles, Neville Roach and Neil Sharpe to "sign" for them. All except Allison played for the Caymans in a friendly match against DC United, (DC won 5-0). FIFA informed them that the players were ineligible and they did not appear in any full internationals, with the exception of Barry Hayles who won ten caps with Jamaica



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Port Vale's Ashley Griffiths was the capital of Montserrat,

Did he refer to Ashley Griffiths?, or Anthony Griffith - the Port Vale player who captained Montserrat during their last two world cup games, but did not play in last years Caribbean Cup qualification games.



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Port Vale's Ashley Griffiths was the capital of Montserrat,

Did he refer to Ashley Griffiths?, or Anthony Griffith - the Port Vale player who captained Montserrat during their last two world cup games, but did not play in last years Caribbean Cup qualification games.



He called him Ashley Crazy


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Noticed ITV commentator running through the Bishop Stortford line up with their job titles displayed for the Northampton game. Another example of yet again Stereotyping non-league football

It's a bit harsh to call this stereotyping. It is factual reporting giving additional information to viewers. That's what commentators are supposed to do. I suppose they could have balanced it out by having captions describing all the Northampton players as 'footballers' (although based on their season so far that might be misleading Tongue).


It's patronising to say the least to your everyday football fan. Surely any football fan with even half a brain would know that that the Bishop's Stortford players would have other jobs.


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I don't think it's offensive that they list their jobs. It's more annoying when they describe them all as plumbers and postmen when they're not. It doesn't really bother me that people focusing on the professional leagues come out with (often inaccurate) clichés, I get more annoyed by people who know a little bit and therefore consider themselves officianados and spout all sorts of myths. A friend of mine 'loves the FA Cup because any team in England can enter'. I point out clubs local to us who cannot and she suggests I'm being ridiculous because obviously 'those are just amateur clubs - they don't count'.


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Just come up on the BBC live feed....

Ten minutes to go at Stamford Bridge. It will take something remarkable for West Ham to come back into this.

Hmmmm




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Kelly Cates on five live announced tonight that Tottenham were down to 9th but still only two places outside of the top fourCrazy


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Kelly Cates on five live announced tonight that Tottenham were down to 9th but still only two places outside of the top fourCrazy



Yes, she competes well with "Wrighty's" special level of fickness

As soon as you hear "talking points a-plenty", you know it's time to switch off because little of the following conversations will have anything to do with the football.


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I'm sure I heard Martin Keown on 5 Live yesterday afternoon talking about the Arsenal match as a "war of nutrition"


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I'm sure I heard Martin Keown on 5 Live yesterday afternoon talking about the Arsenal match as a "war of nutrition"

Obviously diet is increasingly important in today's football.Smile



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I'm sure I heard Martin Keown on 5 Live yesterday afternoon talking about the Arsenal match as a "war of nutrition"

Obviously diet is increasingly important in today's football.Smile



Stop it at once - you're sounding like Muesli-face Molders Tongue


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Not a presenter's mistake but still marvelling at Pardew's "handbags at half mast" quote yesterday...


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Obviously the researcher for BBC sport is away for the holidays....


Teenager Ross Barkley scores a superb late free-kick as Everton win 2-1 at Swansea
and move into the Champions League places.




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Five Dead at it again today - earning a replay at Sheffield Wednesday (for Macclesfield) will be very useful to help Mansfield's financial troubles !


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Five Dead at it again today - earning a replay at Sheffield Wednesday (for Macclesfield) will be very useful to help Mansfield's financial troubles !

You could have put it down to a slip of the tongue but we all know betterFrownDisgusting!


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Very bad research on this one. The reporter on the Kidderminster v Peterborough Cup tie in Final score was expecting a shock result as Kidderminster seem to do well in the FA cup in a year ending in 4. He stated that they had beaten Birmingham in 1994 and Wolves in 2004.Shocked


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A double whammy from the BBC.

Today, when ex-Altrincham striker Duncan Watmore came on as a substitute forhis debut for Sunderland, Peter Slater from BBC 5 Live announced that he was the son of Neil WHatmore, while actually he is the son of former FA chief executive Ian Watmore.

Also, yesterday, I am told that BBC Radio Lancashire mentioned that Accrington Stanley had a long trip down to Portsmouth that day, Unfortunately, it had been called off the day before.


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And who says there is no such thing as bad publicity?Frown


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In ITV's FA Cup review the bloke introducing it replied to an answer by saying - and I quote - "Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, absolutely." WTF does that mean?????????????


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In ITV's FA Cup review the bloke introducing it replied to an answer by saying - and I quote - "Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, absolutely." WTF does that mean?????????????



It's just noise. They all do it; I watched ITV's execrable highlights show on Saturday night with Matt Smith (haircut from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and Gordon Strachan and "normal" Martin Allen. They blathered and blathered and I don't think any of them said anything vaguely intelligent or even intelligible. Noise, noise. And if there was 40 minutes football action in a programme lasting 90 minutes, I'm a Chinaman.


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Wigan goalscorer Ben Watson was renamed Ben Foster by the five live commentator at Cardiff todayCrazy


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Stranraer pronounced as "Stranrear" on Talksport's 4pm sports bulletinMad


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The Radio Cambridgeshire commentator who repeatly told us that in the JPT "away goals don't count" during commentary on the Swindon v Peterborough tie on Monday night.


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Stranraer pronounced as "Stranrear" on Talksport's 4pm sports bulletinMad

Made it into Hawksbee & Jacob's clips of the week.


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This is going back a fair few years when Bob Wilson anchored ITV's coverage. Man Utd were in the Nou Camp, as a beaming Bob live from the stadium announced that United would be strengthened as Wes Hall was returning.

Slightly off track, we had a PA announcer at Scarborough who called on a minutes silence for Mike Harding to remember the Chelsea benefactor.


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And yet another one from Five Dead :

(Women's Cricket) "England are 24-1 after 8 overs with Charlotte Edwards 25 not out ....."


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That's got to be a valid entry for Colemanballs...Cool



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The Anglia TV Late Kick-off presenter on Monday night gave a very brief mention to Cambridge United, for "winning the FA Vase". None of the other guests batted an eyelid.


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Last night, while reporting the Salford City story, Ian Payne claimed their next game was against Farsley Celtic..........


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The Anglia TV Late Kick-off presenter on Monday night gave a very brief mention to Cambridge United, for "winning the FA Vase". None of the other guests batted an eyelid.


Isn't Late Kick-off on the BBC, not Anglia?


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The Anglia TV Late Kick-off presenter on Monday night gave a very brief mention to Cambridge United, for "winning the FA Vase". None of the other guests batted an eyelid.


Isn't Late Kick-off on the BBC, not Anglia?


Very true, my apologies to Anglia TV. Who'd have expected that from the BBC ? Sly


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Tried to watch Hull v Sheff U today on BT Sport on my laptop, but it broke after a few minutes Mad
Listened to it on Five Live instead. Was interested to hear a ten-minute conversation in the second half about whether Steve Bruce should bring his son on to bolster the midfield, and whether if he did he would get blamed for favouring his own family members.
Eventually one of the guests let them know that Hull had already made three substitutions so he couldn't bring his son on even if he wanted to.



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Yesterday of Final Score it was reported by Jason Mohammed that Luton Town were denied promotion on Friday evening by the Conference Premier's little known mysterious 25th member club, Brain Tree United!


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Yesterday of Final Score it was reported by Jason Mohammed that Luton Town were denied promotion on Friday evening by the Conference Premier's little known mysterious 25th member club, Brain Tree United!



Even more mysterious is that they were denied promotion the day before the game Shocked


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Bit of an old one this but at The 2012 Wimbledon Mens singles final, Sue Barker seems to think Sir Alex Ferguson is Scotland's First MinisterLaugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKvHfuMYoU4


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The clueless Kelly Cates on five live just announced that Manchester City are top of the leagueCrazy

I only found out recently that she is Kenny Dalglish's daughter, presumably that's how she got the job?


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The commentator on BT Sport yesterday, covering the Gateshead v Grimsby Conference play off, said that Gateshead were looking to return to the Football League after a 50 year absence.

That is just lazy journalism in my book, in the same way that Accrington Stanley and Newport County are said to have returned to the league, ( Mainly by Clem on the Football league show)


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The clueless Kelly Cates on five live just announced that Manchester City are top of the leagueCrazy

I only found out recently that she is Kenny Dalglish's daughter, presumably that's how she got the job?

Quite possibly, but it's hardly uncommon for commentators and pundits to have no idea what's going on.


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The Football League specifically planned Newport County v Accrington Stanley as one of the opening matches of last season to be part of their 125 year celebration as being two clubs who had managed to return to the league. We can argue all we like about continued identity or otherwise but have to accept that unless the clubs are forced to have very different names from their original ones the world, including it would seem the football authorities, will continue to see things that way.


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The Football League specifically planned Newport County v Accrington Stanley as one of the opening matches of last season to be part of their 125 year celebration as being two clubs who had managed to return to the league. We can argue all we like about continued identity or otherwise but have to accept that unless the clubs are forced to have very different names from their original ones the world, including it would seem the football authorities, will continue to see things that way.

Your comments are very true, thowdreds. Do we assume, then, that the Football League arranged for matches in their 125 year celebrations to feature towns/cities that had founder members of the league, rather than clubs themselves?

I see that you are an Accrington Stanley fan, so you will know that the original members of the league were Accrington FC and not Accrington Stanley at all. Accrington left the league in 1893 and folded in 1896, with the old Accrington Stanley team not joining the league until 1921.


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The clueless Kelly Cates on five live just announced that Manchester City are top of the leagueCrazy

I only found out recently that she is Kenny Dalglish's daughter, presumably that's how she got the job?

Quite possibly, but it's hardly uncommon for commentators and pundits to have no idea what's going on.



I don't know what you listen too but I'd have to say most do a decent enough job in my opinion


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OK it's not football but 5 Live's summariser at the Heineken Cup Final in Cardiff was waxing lyrical about the strength of today's winners Toulon. "They have become the first side to win back-to-back Heineken Cups since Leinster did it in 2011 and 2012" he gushed.
So then, the first team to win consecutive titles since the previous winners Crazy


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I'm sure I heard Steve Gerrard describe the Champions League as the biggest trophy that you can win domestically.


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The commentator for today's Australia v.South Africa match referred to a player who plays his football for Bayer Leverkusen in Australia!
Also I saw a bit of the official FIFA film of the 1954 World Cup. It started with the France v. Yugoslavia game. They showed Yugoslavia kicking off then losing possession. The commentator said 'And France fought back'. This seemed a little odd for the first few seconds of a game, especially as the commentary must have been added long after the match, rather than being 'spur of the moment'.



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Re: [jrev61] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

$ky $ports commentator just now "Fleetwood Town, from near parks football ..."


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... and ten promotions in six seasons!


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and played in the "North Counties League"


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$ky $ports commentator just now "Fleetwood Town, from near parks football ..."


I didn't really see what was wrong with that comment. Step 7 is parks football in several parts of the country.


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Even the FA can't get the names of the leagues correct:

http://www.thefa.com/news/2014/may/ban-on-betting-passed-by-fa-shareholders


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When did they play at Step 7?


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When did they play at Step 7?


I didn't say they'd played at Step 7. The clear inference for me (given the context of those words in the flow of commentary) was that the club had come from the level above parks football.

(i.e. "near parks football" is not "parks football").


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Oh well maybe. Not many "parks" in West Lancs League though.


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Given all the hullaballoo over Gateshead's "possible return to the football league" which was eventually scuppered by Cambridge, did Manish make a mistake in last night's highlights when he said that this was Fleetwood Town's first trip to Wembley?
I was there for the Halesowen v Fleetwood Vase Final in 1985 when 16,715 attended - significantly up on yesterday's attendance by the way. I know the club have folded twice since then - something I'm pretty sure Manish would not have been aware of...........or was he, the cunning little scallywag?


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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked



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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked


To be honest I struggle to see why some people like him as well.


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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked


To be honest I struggle to see why some people like him as well.



So do I but in fairness he was very gracious in the post match interview after the play off final.


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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked


To be honest I struggle to see why some people like him as well.



So do I but in fairness he was very gracious in the post match interview after the play off final.

Anybody can say stuff like that. It was probably planned months in advance, and written by a scriptwriter.


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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked



I thought it was Leroy Rosenior. I'm not adding anything...............


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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked


To be honest I struggle to see why some people like him as well.



So do I but in fairness he was very gracious in the post match interview after the play off final.

Anybody can say stuff like that. It was probably planned months in advance, and written by a scriptwriter.



I doubt it, they wouldn't have known months in advance that Rotherham would play Orient in the play off final and that Wolves and Brentford would be promoted.............or is match fixing more widespread than was realised?


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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked


To be honest I struggle to see why some people like him as well.



So do I but in fairness he was very gracious in the post match interview after the play off final.

Anybody can say stuff like that. It was probably planned months in advance, and written by a scriptwriter.



I doubt it, they wouldn't have known months in advance that Rotherham would play Orient in the play off final and that Wolves and Brentford would be promoted.............or is match fixing more widespread than was realised?

The team names could have been interchanged.


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Not a mistake as such but Garth Crooks said on the FL Show that he couldn't understand why Steve Evans divided opinions so much. Shocked


To be honest I struggle to see why some people like him as well.

So do I but in fairness he was very gracious in the post match interview after the play off final.

Anybody can say stuff like that. It was probably planned months in advance, and written by a scriptwriter.



I doubt it, they wouldn't have known months in advance that Rotherham would play Orient in the play off final and that Wolves and Brentford would be promoted..............


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On ITV's current World Cup competition, part of the prize is "we'll put you up for 2 nights with accommodation". If I'm being "put up" for 2 nights I'm expecting to get some accommodation, or can you be "put up" without accommodationCrazy



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Re: [buncranaboy] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Vassos Alexander, who presents the sports news on Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 announced in his bulletin on Thursday that 'London Welsh have secured an immediate return to the Premiership by beating Bristol in a play-off which means BRISTOL, I'M AFRAID, HAVE BEEN RELEGATED!'
Those who follow rugby will know that they haven't been relegated, just missed out on promotion again. You can still listen to this until next Thursday while it's on the BBCi player about 1 hour 20 minutes into the programme.


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Not a mistake but Clive Tyldesley during tonight's Brazil v Croatia match.

"Neymar.....slips it into Fred". Shocked



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I have to say Andy Townsend's summarising is about as good as his West Brom career.



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This was Lee Dixon/Clark Carlisle (or whoever) during the Chile v Australia game but to be honest it could equally apply to almost any "pundit".

After continually berating the linesman for their "poor performance" with very marginal offside decisions, he criticised a Chilean player for mistiming his run and being flagged "clearly" offside.

When the replay was shown a couple of minutes later, the decision was shown to be another very marginal one. Dixon/Carlisle (or whoever) declined to criticise for once.

Just the once.



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"Ecuador have a great team, even Jackson Martinez can't get in it"
Clark Carlisle

Maybe it's because he's Colombian.


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Jonathan Pearce's continual droning on about the "controversial" France goal with regard to the goal line technology was embarrassing.

Yesterday morning on 5live they had the usual England game post mortem. Alan Mullery as part of his reposte was pointing out how well Puerto Rico had played against Uruguay.



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I think it was Ecuador v Switzerland, the referee was cautioning one of the players and, because of this, could not allow a break to develop for the other team. This sort of thing happens from time to time, because once the referee has stopped the game for a foul he has to issue the caution before play restarts - he cannot let it restart and then come back and caution the player. Except that this is exactly what the commentator said he could do - so he clearly isn't qualified to do his own job! Grrr...


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I think it was Ecuador v Switzerland, the referee was cautioning one of the players and, because of this, could not allow a break to develop for the other team. This sort of thing happens from time to time, because once the referee has stopped the game for a foul he has to issue the caution before play restarts - he cannot let it restart and then come back and caution the player. Except that this is exactly what the commentator said he could do - so he clearly isn't qualified to do his own job! Grrr...

I name and shame Sam Matterface. He was corrected by his co-commentator Clarke Carlisle - a former player who knew the Law! Quite remarkable, as another commentator may have said.


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Thank you! I didn't hear the correction - probably wandered off explaining the Laws of the game to nobody in particular under my breath...


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If Clark Carlisle knows the laws of the game why did he witter on and on about intent (though not always consistently) - a feature that was removed several years ago with regard to fouls


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That's something I get annoyed by. Another one is where the referee makes the correct decision within the laws of game but the pundits say it's a bad decision, essentially because they disagree with the laws of the game. So a 'good' referee is one who is not bound by the laws of the game...


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That's something I get annoyed by. Another one is where the referee makes the correct decision within the laws of game but the pundits say it's a bad decision, essentially because they disagree with the laws of the game. So a 'good' referee is one who is not bound by the laws of the game...



I've never heard any criticisms of referee's for making the correct decisionShocked

The most stupid comment I've heard recently was from Lawro regarding Diego Costa's dive in order to get a penalty against the Dutch, "he's been very clever" was Lawro's observation...........so blatant cheating is clever now is it?Crazy


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The most stupid comment I've heard recently was from Lawro regarding Diego Costa's dive in order to get a penalty against the Dutch, "he's been very clever" was Lawro's observation...........so blatant cheating is clever now is it?Crazy



Nothing new there Isaac. Michael Owen did the same to "earn" a penalty against Argentina with the same old mantra being heard - "he's got every right to go down"

Mind you, you did owe them one I suppose........


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The most stupid comment I've heard recently was from Lawro regarding Diego Costa's dive in order to get a penalty against the Dutch, "he's been very clever" was Lawro's observation...........so blatant cheating is clever now is it?Crazy



Nothing new there Isaac. Michael Owen did the same to "earn" a penalty against Argentina with the same old mantra being heard - "he's got every right to go down"

Mind you, you did owe them one I suppose........


A few more than one, I think


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On ITV, Patrick Vierra refused to criticise Thomas Muller's over reaction which led to Pepe's sending off, saying it was part of the "modern game". IIRC, he said he'd be more upset with the ref if Muller had been booked for his part.

It all got a bit heated in the ITV studio and might have ended up with handbags at dawn between Vierra and Adrian Chiles had Lee Dixon not acted as peacemaker Pirate



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The most stupid comment I've heard recently was from Lawro regarding Diego Costa's dive in order to get a penalty against the Dutch, "he's been very clever" was Lawro's observation...........so blatant cheating is clever now is it?Crazy



Nothing new there Isaac. Michael Owen did the same to "earn" a penalty against Argentina with the same old mantra being heard - "he's got every right to go down"

Mind you, you did owe them one I suppose........


A few more than one, I think


And cancelled out by the misdemeanours of Beckham and Shearer.

Lawrenson has form. A few years ago when on MOTD he said a 'naïve' defender should have 'taken the yellow' for the team to prevent the opposition scoring (Middlesbrough lost at home to a late West Ham goal scored by Scott Parker who ran through 20 yards through the Boro' defence).


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Jonathan Pearce's continual droning on

About nine minutes into tonight's game he said Brazil would qualify for the Second Round for the '18th World Cup running'.
I make this the 12th World Cup since 1966 when Brazil went out in the FIRST ROUND!


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Jonathan Pearce's continual droning on about the "controversial" France goal with regard to the goal line technology was embarrassing.


He's certainly the worst Five Live commentator I've listened to so far.

In comparison, the contributions of Brad Friedel and John Hartson have been very good.


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Jonathan Pearce's continual droning on

About nine minutes into tonight's game he said Brazil would qualify for the Second Round for the '18th World Cup running'.
I make this the 12th World Cup since 1966 when Brazil went out in the FIRST ROUND!


Same stat also spouted in this mornings Daily Mail. Just pure lazy football journalism based on sloppy research


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Jonathan Pearce's continual droning on about the "controversial" France goal with regard to the goal line technology was embarrassing.

Jonathan Pearce reached his peak when commentating on 'Robot Wars', a programme which suited his manic style. It's been downhill ever since.


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So, according to Clive Tyldsley, the Iranian players have their Christian names on the back of their shirts...



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So, according to Clive Tyldsley, the Iranian players have their Christian names on the back of their shirts...


Well they did have one ChristianCrazy Andranik Teymourian an ethnic Armenian.


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Jonathan Pearce's continual droning on

About nine minutes into tonight's game he said Brazil would qualify for the Second Round for the '18th World Cup running'.
I make this the 12th World Cup since 1966 when Brazil went out in the FIRST ROUND!


You've lost me. I can't recall any occasion in which Brazil were eliminated in the First Round (i.e. group stages)



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Brazil never got out of the group stages in 1966, so 12 world cups since then and not 18.


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Brazil never got out of the group stages in 1966, so 12 world cups since then and not 18.


Yes, of course. I've just re-read the statement and realised what was wrong with it. Plus what I'd misread.

Sorry, it's these 1am finishes! Thankfully there's only one more after tonight!



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Brazil also never got out of the group stages in 1974, 78 and 82 when the second round was an additional group phase in which only the winners progressed to the final or semi-finals in 82. Finishing second in their group in 74 and 78 consigned Brazil to 3rd/4th place play-off. You could also add 1950 to that list as the final was a four team group stage won by Uruguay.


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So, according to Clive Tyldsley, the Iranian players have their Christian names on the back of their shirts...


Well they did have one ChristianCrazy Andranik Teymourian an ethnic Armenian.


He's also known as Timotian. I assume one version of his surname is Armenian and one is Iranian(Pushtu).



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And I gather Algeria won only their second ever WC match - the other being their famous win over West Germany in 1982..... of course forgetting that they also beat Chile that year - hence setting up the fixed WG-Austria game.

Where do they get ythese pumpkins ?

[If Algeria had retained their 3-0 HT lead over Chile then they would have progressed whatever the result of the other game]


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Re: [cherryhopper] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Not a mistake, but it amused me anyway...

Netherlands v Chile today, the commentator was talking about Jaanmart, the Netherlands full back, and saying that he was winning his 19th Dutch Cap tonight.

Perhaps he's too young to remember them?
Also I think I heard 'Robben opens his legs and stretches out'.



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(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Jun 23, 2014, 6:22 PM)


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And I gather Algeria won only their second ever WC match - the other being their famous win over West Germany in 1982..... of course forgetting that they also beat Chile that year - hence setting up the fixed WG-Austria game.

Where do they get ythese pumpkins ?

[If Algeria had retained their 3-0 HT lead over Chile then they would have progressed whatever the result of the other game]

Actually, he also said the win was against the 'reigning world champions West Germany' in 1982...


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Re: [cherryhopper] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Not a sports presenter but a news report wording that amused me today. Trying to find the England match commentary on the radio as I drove home I ended up with Radio Humberside on for a while (?!). Whilst this wasn't what I wanted it meant that I heard one of their reporters talking about a "Yorkshireman campaigning for the right to die in the Supreme Court tomorrow". Personally, I think I'd prefer at home with relatives at hand, but each to their own ….
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Re: [jon b] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Earlier this evening, Phil Neville suggested that England would like to get on the plane tonight with 'at least three points'. Nice to see that he's improving as a summariser....


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Re: [jon b] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Again, not a sports presenter, but on Helicopter Heroes this morning (it was on in the background. Honest!), Rav (?) talked about the A1 connecting London to Newcastle, Scotland and beyond. I thought the A1 stopped at Edinburgh.


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Again, not a sports presenter, but on Helicopter Heroes this morning (it was on in the background. Honest!), Rav (?) talked about the A1 connecting London to Newcastle, Scotland and beyond. I thought the A1 stopped at Edinburgh.[/reply
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Re: [windydcfc] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

At the Portugal v. Ghana match on BBC red button (when I eventually found out how to get it), the commentator said when Ghana equalised, 'That makes the USA's position much safer'. This despite the fact that Ghana just needed one more goal to put them out. All through the match it was just about Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The fact that Ghana could still get through and probably only needed to win was never mentioned.



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Re: [jrev61] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

I was not paying 100% attention, but did the ITV commentator refer to a player of Club Africain to be one of the few Algerian players to play club football in Algeria? (Hopefully he was referring to Djabou, the only member of the starting line up to play in Tunisia - they will only use a player from the Algerian league, if they need to change the goalkeeper).

I guess all North African countries look the same!!



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At the Portugal v. Ghana match on BBC red button (when I eventually found out how to get it), the commentator said when Ghana equalised, 'That makes the USA's position much safer'. This despite the fact that Ghana just needed one more goal to put them out. All through the match it was just about Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The fact that Ghana could still get through and probably only needed to win was never mentioned.


Thankfully, his colleague commentating on the Germany-USA knew better. He mentioned the US's position being safer when Portugal got their second. But I don't think he ever acknowledged that, if Ghana had taken a 2-1 lead, then they'd have been in 2nd place for as long as the Germany game was 1-0.


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In Reply To
At the Portugal v. Ghana match on BBC red button (when I eventually found out how to get it), the commentator said when Ghana equalised, 'That makes the USA's position much safer'. This despite the fact that Ghana just needed one more goal to put them out. All through the match it was just about Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The fact that Ghana could still get through and probably only needed to win was never mentioned.


Thankfully, his colleague commentating on the Germany-USA knew better. He mentioned the US's position being safer when Portugal got their second. But I don't think he ever acknowledged that, if Ghana had taken a 2-1 lead, then they'd have been in 2nd place for as long as the Germany game was 1-0.


Yes it was mentioned briefly, very briefly.



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Re: [blackdouglas] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Meanwhile, watching the highlights of yesterday's games, and I am informed the last time Uruguay beat a South American team in the knock out stages was in the Maracana against Brazil 1950

Of course, there was no knock out stage in 1950, there was a final pool of four. Brazil came into the game with victories over Sweden (7-1) and Spain (6-1). Uruguay could only draw with Spain (2-2) before beating Sweden (3-2), so Brazil would have been champions with a draw.

Uruguay came back to win 2-1 from 1-0 down at 47 minutes. Sweden beat Spain to take third place



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Re: [leohoenig] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Listening to the build up to the Brazil v Chile game on the radio yesterday, I heard Alan Green state that you couldn't get a ticket to the game for love nor money. His next sentence was to say the going rate was 15000 Reals or about £4000.


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Re: [zebedee] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Rio Ferdinand remarked during the Brazil v.Chile game that the fans at the Maracana were so passionate. However the game was in Belo Horizonte. You would think someone called Rio would know which Brazilian city he was in.
Also Gary Lineker said at the beginning of extra-time. 'We have another 45 minutes of football to enjoy'.



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Re: [jrev61] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Glenn Hoddle - "The problem for Al-Jazeera..." "Algeria Glenn..." "The problem for Algeria..."


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Glenn Hoddle - "The problem for Al-Jazeera..." "Algeria Glenn..." "The problem for Algeria..."




I heard that...................he won't live that one down for a whileWink


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Re: [Isaac] Sports presenters mistakes or

In fairness it was a slip of the tongue and he did correct himself immediately afterwards


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Nice Gary opened up tonight telling us that USA were looking for a win to equal their best ever performance in a WC by reaching the last eight. Not counting their semi-final appearance in 1930, obviously,,,,,,,Crazy


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After 90 minutes of yesterday's game Alan Hansen said that Switzerland would play the same way in extra-time, only even more so.



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Re: [Tivvy_Al] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Spotted two mistakes on Radio 2 today. Chris Evans on his breakfast show said a record four of the eight round of 16 ties at the World Cup went to extra tie when it was actually FIVE.
Then on Simon Mayo's drivetime show Phil Williams interviewing a Man U fan who's converted to Dagenham & Redbridge (see my post in Premier & Football League section) asked him the difference watching non-league - Daggers have been a League club since 2007!


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Re: [cherryhopper] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Guy Mowbray commentating on last night's QF about the Costa Rica keeper: "which Navas did you expect to star at the World Cup... Jesus went home a long time ago". Jesus Navas wasn't picked for the Spanish World Cup squad..


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On several occasions alleged masters of grammatical correctness the BBC have said that Neymar has damaged a Vertebrae. This is of course the plural - correct usage is "a vertebra" or "one of his vertebrae".


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Re: [Veteran] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

About 6:50 on Radio 4 this morning, and talking about last night's game, one of the two presenters then said that Germany will now be facing Argentina or the Netherlands next Wednesday.

You'd think that they'd know the schedule of matches by now.

At least she did correct the error a few mins later.


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Re: [drawoh] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

During last night's Brazil Germany game Steve Wilson stated that he could hear the strains of Deutschland über alles coming from the stands. Now, a number of Nazis may have gone into hiding in Brazil after the war but.....


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During last night's Brazil Germany game Steve Wilson stated that he could hear the strains of Deutschland über alles coming from the stands. Now, a number of Nazis may have gone into hiding in Brazil after the war but.....


Hardly an error. A lot of people refer to the German national anthem by this title even though the first verse with those words is no longer sung because of its association with the Nazi regime. The tune's the same but the third verse is used. The text was written in 1841, not in the 1930s for the Nazis as some people think.


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Re: [Mr. T] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

'A lot of people'
You mean a lot of Sun and Daily Mail/Express readers who still haven't realised that World War 2 is over.
As you say only the third verse has been used since 1945. It's only the first verse that contains the 'Deutschland über alles' phrase.
Personally, I found it offensive and embarrassing that a BBC commentator should come out with this cr*p.



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Re: [HantsLondoner] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

The BBC also referred to the anthem as Deutschland Uber Alles when sung at the start of the game.



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Absolutely. My complaint is already in the post....



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'A lot of people'
You mean a lot of Sun and Daily Mail/Express readers who still haven't realised that World War 2 is over.
As you say only the third verse has been used since 1945. It's only the first verse that contains the 'Deutschland über alles' phrase.
Personally, I found it offensive and embarrassing that a BBC commentator should come out with this cr*p.


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BBC Five Asleep again this morning in a news bulletin :

"Argentina will now play Germany for a place in Sunday's Final".


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This was Lee Dixon/Clark Carlisle (or whoever) during the Chile v Australia game but to be honest it could equally apply to almost any "pundit".

After continually berating the linesman for their "poor performance" with very marginal offside decisions, he criticised a Chilean player for mistiming his run and being flagged "clearly" offside.

When the replay was shown a couple of minutes later, the decision was shown to be another very marginal one. Dixon/Carlisle (or whoever) declined to criticise for once.

Just the once.


Several times in the build-up to France-Ecuador, the commentators referred to Benzema's shot after the final whistle which flew into the top corner against Switzerland as being an error by the referee 'blowing up too early' and 'being too hasty'. I don't recall anywhere in the rules to say when time is up, that the referee must wait for shots to be taken befor blowing the whistle?



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Nice Gary opened up tonight telling us that USA were looking for a win to equal their best ever performance in a WC by reaching the last eight. Not counting their semi-final appearance in 1930, obviously,,,,,,,Crazy

Although I'd much rather be posting a Colemansballs type comment; in a similar vein to Buncranaboy's post the evening news on Radio 5 live on Wednesday questioned whether Germany could now go on to become the first European country to win the World Cup outside of Europe. Still you live and learn as I never knew that South Africa a long 4 years ago, was a European country.



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Re: [Main Drain Man] Sports presenters mistakes or Reply Privately

Annoyed by commentators saying Argentina haven't won anything since 1993.

So the 2 Olympic gold medals don't count then.


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Glenn Hoddle stated that Scotland beat England in England's next match after their 1966 WC Final win. Not true, as they did