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  • #655
    Aragorn
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    As we’re talking abuot presenters and tv channels I thought I would put forward my ideal team of presenters and commentators

    Anchorwoman: Clare Balding, despite some people’s dislike I think she bridges the gap between entertainment and punditry well asking intelligent questions and showing an enthusiasm for the sport

    Commentator: Simon Holt, not that keen on too many and he seems the best. Although his course picks are usually rubbish

    Pundits: Francome, Tanya, Nick Luck, David Duggan and Gareth O’Brien.

    #35205
    yeatsyeats
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    Quite a motley collection Aragorn, I’ve got to be suspicious of anyone who puts up Tanya for any broadcasting job :o <br>I’m no fan of Balding, the lazy Francome, when was the last time he put up a paddock negative? or Duggan. The other two are okay.<br>Personally I would have Hislop presenting although she’s not as good as she was and does far too much slagging off of the noble beasts, with John Hunt assisting, Freemantle & Willoughby the punditry and go along with the excellent Simon Holt (better when not doing it for C4) as commentator, you say his course picks are rubbish but he can only say what’s gone down well.

    #35206
    Sailing Shoes
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    Francome can give the odd glimpse of insightful stuff – but usually it’s ‘they are all jumping well – especially the old boy in front’ just before it drops back through the field :biggrin:

    Tanya – Can’t abide her.

    (Edited by Sailing Shoes at 11:58 am on Jan. 5, 2007)

    #35207
    empty walletempty wallet
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    paddock shots with comments from a decent paddock judge and going down shots

    Hoilles commentating, Johnson too (volume down when he’s on though)

    No need for the waffle from other  Presenters/pundits -get shut

    (Edited by empty wallet at 12:15 pm on Jan. 5, 2007)

    #35208
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    EW, without the waffle there would just be silence for extended periods?! :biggrin: Not good tv!

    Yeats, Lydia isn’t half the presenter Balding is for me, she may know more about horse racing but she couldn;t carry a show in the way Balding does. She flaps around too much. Not that I dislike her particularly.. And she’s strangely attractive in a weird kind of way!

    Perhaps they could spend more time before hand putting together VT’s on each horse to give the punter more visual clues rather than all the paddock waffle which really doesn’t help a great deal..

    #35209
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    I also find Lydia strangely attractive in a weird kind of way…..not sure what it is about her.

    I like Clare Balding but only when she’s not with Willie Carson. John Francome is not too good at understanding the formbook but is a better paddock judge than I ever will be. Simon Holt is my favorite commentator – much better than Jim Mcgrath imo. I’d also prefer Angus Loughran in the betting ring.  <br>

    #35210
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    Quote: from SwallowCottage on 1:04 pm on Jan. 5, 2007[br] I’d also prefer Angus Loughran in the betting ring.  <br>

    Loughran? Statto? Trampo? – "There has been some E/W support for……" Who gives a toss?

    #35211
    apracing
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    <br>Loughran was once cruelly, but accurately, demolished one of those late night comedy quiz shows as a man –

    ‘with the perfect face for radio and the ideal voice for a mime artist’

    AP

    #35212
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    Quote: from apracing on 1:22 pm on Jan. 5, 2007[br]<br>Loughran was once cruelly, but accurately, demolished one of those late night comedy quiz shows as a man –

    ‘with the perfect face for radio and the ideal voice for a mime artist’

    AP

    <br>:biggrin:

    #35213
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    Sailing Shoes is obviously a McCririck fan;)

    #35214
    Sailing Shoes
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    His knowledge outranks Statto – not that I’m a McCririck fan either.

    #35215
    Aragorn
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    Statto on Arc day was on repeat for the whole thing. PMU PMU PMU PMU

    #35216
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    No Tanya no no no no no NO! I really cannot abide her….

    Brough Scott as anchor (hes still alive)

    Experts….

    Lydia (sorta roving nusiance reporter). Mellish, Willoughby, Francome (i suppose)

    Commentator … Holt of course

    Theres no real need for a ring expert…we can read prices

    #35217
    Sailing Shoes
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    Spot on IMO Clivex :cool:

    #35218
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    Anchor: Balding

    Paddock: Francome (but he needs to make more of an effort)

    Betting: Luck

    Commentary: Holt

    Analysis: Hislop and

    flat: Carson (yes, things are really that desperate)  

    jumps: Norman W

    interviews: Hislop and to hell with anyone who can’t take her questions

    Dole: Persad, Leslie whatsername from ch4, fat b*****d
    , Statto, Alistair "I’ll use 20 words where 2 will do" Down …<br> <br>Steve<br>

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