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Post by Lee on Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:02 am

A thread for anything about media coverage. The good, the not so good, the quirky, what you'd like to change, etc.

My 2 sayings by commentators that I'd like to see go:

"On the other side of the break". I think they mean 'after'.

"Before we let you go": The interviewee is in detention?

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:33 am

The first one is obsessively common on "The Project".
Carrie Bickmore loves it.
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Post by UncleHuey on Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:39 pm

So long as we do not get a WOWEE or "Did You See That" from a radio commentator I'm happy.
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Post by Flag No.10 on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:11 pm

From the Digital Pass coverage:

- I'd like to see Kenny Karpany's name pronounced 'Karpany' instead of 'Karpanay'.
- And none of the crap puns on players' names. e.g 'A noble effort' referring to John Noble. Brilliant.

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Post by blacky on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:16 pm

Can we leave out basketball saying such as pressing
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Post by PhilH on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:22 pm

On a similar theme ... personally I hate the term "quarterback" being used in Aussie Rules.
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Post by goddy11 on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:40 pm

goalkeeper as well.
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Post by rocket_rooster on Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:59 pm

goddy11 wrote:goalkeeper as well.

One difference is that goalkeeper has been used for over 100 years in Australian Rules reporting. Go to many of the reports of games at the end of the 19th century there are references to goalkeeper. In fact the term goalkeeper used to be used a lot more pre second World War than it has been used since.
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Post by oldfella on Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:50 am

Given how onesided the norths west game was as a westies supporter i felt that the commentary team did a great call and are to be congratulated
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Post by Flag No.10 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:26 pm

From the North v West game, the SANFL Digital Pass guys should be aware their between-quarter private conversations were broadcast.

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Post by scott on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:From the North v West game, the SANFL Digital Pass guys should be aware their between-quarter private conversations were broadcast.
Yep. For the most candid interview with Michael Virgin post-North-sacking, listen at the quarter time break. Hilarious listening.
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Post by rocket_rooster on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:25 pm

scott wrote:
Flag No.10 wrote:From the North v West game, the SANFL Digital Pass guys should be aware their between-quarter private conversations were broadcast.
Yep. For the most candid interview with Michael Virgin post-North-sacking, listen at the quarter time break. Hilarious listening.

Was he sacked? I have heard so many conflicting stories. What did Michael say?
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Post by PhilH on Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:24 pm

My all time "makes me want to throw a brick at the TV" comment is when AFL callers say "his first goal in footy" referring to AFL player kicking their first goal at AFL level.

To me this always shows such disrespect to all other levels of the game, without which, there would be no AFL players.
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Post by The Hatchet on Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:19 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:From the Digital Pass coverage:

- I'd like to see Kenny Karpany's name pronounced 'Karpany' instead of 'Karpanay'.
- And none of the crap puns on players' names. e.g 'A noble effort' referring to John Noble. Brilliant.
really fine line between colorful calling and standup comedy in a couple of the calls l...good to be colourful but needs less to be more sometimes
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Post by Flag No.10 on Mon May 21, 2018 3:37 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:
- And none of the crap puns on players' names. e.g 'A noble effort' referring to John Noble. Brilliant.

We got this one again two or three times on Sunday. Honestly, it doesn't get any funnier the more you say it.

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Post by Lee on Mon May 21, 2018 4:11 pm

'A Strange free kick'.

I thought the commentary was good, so it doesn't need these obvious and unnecessary references.

Also agree about 'Karpan - ay'.

Minor points, but every improvement helps.

I watched some of the game, now watching the rest and enjoying the call by Don and Grant.
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Post by saintal on Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 pm

The 'commentary' from Peter Walsh and the coach of South's women's side on Saturday at Prospect was embarrassingly poor, so much so I watched the last 1.5 quarters on mute. The game only seemed to hold a passing interest to them as they found other more interesting topics to cover, while if you're going to have a 'special comments' person it might help if they know more than 2 or 3 players or at least have a team sheet in front of them. 'who is number x?' was a well used expression. Added zero to the coverage.

Really tarnishes what is a great product, and overall I much prefer the SANFL style of calling over the hyped AFL equivalent.
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Post by Lee on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:05 pm

I listened to some of the game on Life FM today and thought Chris Kendall and Doug Oakley did a great job.
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Post by Flag No.10 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:28 pm

It was John Nankivell and Krissie Steen on the Digital Pass coverage and they were good value. They stayed engaged with the game throughout; Steen is the first commentator I've heard talk analytically about the team structures and it was really interesting. She does need to learn who the players are though.

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Post by PhilH on Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:41 am


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Post by Lee on Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:46 pm

Watching some of the U18 game, SA v Vic Country. John Nankivell is doing a solo commentary and is excelle t. No private jokes, no puns, no extraneous distractions, just a good, accurate call of the game.

Top marks, John.
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Post by PhilH on Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 pm

John is the most reliable and most underrated commentator in the SANFL, loved calling with him on Life for a decade.
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Post by bayman on Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:30 pm

we had the digital tv on the Prospect match with the sound down & the tv on for the Alberton match with the sound up, i presume the young lady Chelsea is new & learning so that's fine but surely she should know who the coach (Power reserves) is when doing an after match interview, however everyone can go blank & forget at times so as long as she improves fair enough as most of her other work was pretty good & i think she was enjoying herself as she smiled a lot which is a good thing
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Post by Flag No.10 on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:29 pm

The identification of West players was pretty ordinary at times on the Digital Pass, which isn't great when it's the competition's own coverage.
And if I hear one more commentator refer to the "time clock"....I'll ask them why they don't also refer to the "score scoreboard".

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Post by PhilH on Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 pm

Because it's the "insert sponsor here" scoreboard.  Laughing Laughing
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