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  • #21029
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    There is now an image of Derek next to " Ad Nauseum " in the dictionary

    Can someone put him down ?

    #392250
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    :lol:

    His "gave it a great ride" to every winner does get on your nerves.

    Giles Cross "great ride"? For sure O’Regan did ride a good race until the run-in. And may be thinking he went for home too soon at Chepstow… But too confident today, could easily have gone wrong.

    Tommo is the bloke you love to hate though.

    value is everything
    #392261
    Limestone Lad
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    Machin’s worse at the festival, post-race. Every winner was given a ‘super ride’ and he always asks how relieving it must be to get ‘one on the board’, now they can ‘enjoy the festival’.

    Come up with something new! :lol:

    #392277
    okjoe57okjoe57
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    Tommo reminds me of the late Bob Monkhouse, everything he says makes me groan but he’s been around so long that I’ve started to appreciate him. The ‘new Tommo’ is surely Jason Weaver.

    #392282
    robnorthrobnorth
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    Thommo knows how to work a crowd, but he gets on my after wick after a short while. Thankfully his Channel 4 commitments saved ears from taking a bashing at Musselburgh last weekend.

    Rob

    #392310
    BurroughhillBurroughhill
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    I can only take him in small doses but you’ve got to admire his enthusiasm. He loves every minute of what he does. What I can’t stand is him interviewing people: it’s painful. The Bob Monkhouse comparison is spot on.

    The irritation he causes me however pales into nothing compared to listening to Matt Chapman "commentating" at (I think) Lingfield the other day. OMG.

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    JJMSportsJJMSports
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    "Steady on big fella" ;)

    #392347
    kevcalkevcal
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    I was at Musselburgh last saturday and i can say Thommo knows how to work a crowd!
    After the C4 camera’s went off air he started entertaining us. I think it was after the 5th race that they had him pulling spent tickets from a hat to win cases of John Smith.
    Thommo asked how many cases did they have for the prizes – was told 6. Then asked so how many tickets do I pull! Priceless!

    Everyone around was chuckling at him and he didn’t care, all part of the act!

    #392429
    ajiaji
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    Poor commentator, superb compere.

    If you’re not that into racing but come for a day out and a flutter and some excitement, the gaps between races can be quite dead. I think his entertainment between the races really adds to the day for many people. He makes me chuckle. I like that his entertainment is based on the racing, rather than divorced from it in the way that say a band or a falconry display is.

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    espmadridespmadrid
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    As a presenter he’s not too bad and when he has his serious hat on he is actually quite good.

    Unfortunately he has got to be the worst race commentator on the current rota. Whenever I go racing the first thing I look for on the racecard is the commentator and pray it’s not him.

    Most annoying phrases during race commentary:

    1) I’ll leave that to the judge.

    Why not give an opinion as to which horse has won or at least continue the commentary with the placed horses?

    2) Let’s see what’s going to happen.

    Yes, that’s why we are watching…Grrrrrr.

    3) Who’s going to get there?

    Ditto.

    ....and you've got to look a long way back for anything else.

    #392448
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    As a presenter he’s not too bad and when he has his serious hat on he is actually quite good.

    Unfortunately he has got to be the worst race commentator on the current rota. Whenever I go racing the first thing I look for on the racecard is the commentator and pray it’s not him.

    Most annoying phrases during race commentary:

    1) I’ll leave that to the judge.

    Why not give an opinion as to which horse has won or at least continue the commentary with the placed horses?

    2) Let’s see what’s going to happen.

    Yes, that’s why we are watching…Grrrrrr.

    3) Who’s going to get there?

    Ditto.

    4 ) They’re not messing about here
    ( even in a seller that’s a minute below standard )

    5 ) He could go round again !

    6 ) And then…there’s his pause…when he’s trying to create….suspense. Stay with us !

    #392449
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    I can only take him in small doses but you’ve got to admire his enthusiasm. He loves every minute of what he does. What I can’t stand is him interviewing people: it’s painful. The Bob Monkhouse comparison is spot on.

    The irritation he causes me however pales into nothing compared to listening to Matt Chapman "commentating" at (I think) Lingfield the other day. OMG.

    I had the displeasure of hearing that. Read out the name of the horse that came last like it was the winner. American style commentating at it’s worst.

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    paulostermeyerpaulostermeyer
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    I can only take him in small doses but you’ve got to admire his enthusiasm. He loves every minute of what he does. What I can’t stand is him interviewing people: it’s painful. The Bob Monkhouse comparison is spot on.

    The irritation he causes me however pales into nothing compared to listening to Matt Chapman "commentating" at (I think) Lingfield the other day. OMG.

    I had the displeasure of hearing that. Read out the name of the horse that came last like it was the winner. American style commentating at it’s worst.

    The only comment that could really be made was it was an American Style commentary for American style racing – they deserve one another.

    #392794
    eddie case
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    Have you heard Tommo in the 5 mins before a race when he’s commentating? 2.00 at Taunton today was a good example.

    "Any More bets"

    "5 mins to off time, any more bets"

    "4 mins to off time, any more bets"

    "3mins to have a bet"

    "Any more bets, 2 mins to have a bet"

    "One minute to the off, any more bets"

    "30 secs to the off, any more bets" he repeated this one
    "30 secs to the off , any more bets"

    I’ve even heard him say there’s some great prices down in the ring when they’re betting to 140%

    #392827
    peter .hpeter .h
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    Not a great commentator, but a bloody entertaining man and racing needs a guy like him to bring in those once a year race goers.

    I really like him and enjoy watching him. He’s fun. And that’s okay.

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