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  • #204150
    johnboyj charles
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    Registered On: January 5, 2014
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    Is there an alternative commentary on ifollow than radio humberside? The reason I ask is because when I watched the Crawley highlights (yes what highlights I know) from 24/7 it was a different commentator who sounded quite good. When watching Scunny games I’m not really bothered about hearing from John Tonder and David Burns at Grimsby and Hull. If that’s what I have to put up with I will probably end up turning the volume off or go back to watching paint dry instead.

    #204164
    TwoWrightsTwoWrights
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    I never have David Burns on my ifollow feed, I think there’s an icon on the bottom right of the screen which allows you to listen to home or away commentary. Our home commentator is joined by an ex-player, and he does it alone when commentating on an away match.

    #204176
    lesgeolesgeo
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    And, I rate the Mike and Tom commentaries as the best heard combination all season.
    As ‘resident expert’ – I reckon Tom is, by head and shoulders, the best we’ve ever had. He tells it like it is. I, for one, really appreciate that.
    Knowing more than a little about commentating, I rate Mike the best that Humberside has had.

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    #204185
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    Having had to endure a few away commentaries this season, I’m very pleased we have Mike and Tom on board. They do a great job!

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    #204186
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    Tom Newey is great. I like him and Mike. The guy who did a couple recently when Mike was off wasn’t up to much.

    But some of the away stuff has been appaling. Bolton and Salford in particular if I remember rightly.

    #204188
    lesgeolesgeo
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    Barrow was poor.

    #204189
    vadervader
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    Mike and Tom are really good, Hullberside have finally found a satisfactory replacement for George.
    I’ve listened to the last couple of Cods game and Tondeur is absolutely shocking it’s just unbelievable how poor he is.

    #204190
    FerriteFerrite
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    As ‘resident expert’ – I reckon Tom is, by head and shoulders, the best we’ve ever had. He tells it like it is. I, for one, really appreciate that.

    I am astonished to read this, I cannot stand listening to Tom Newey. I’m sure he’s a lovely bloke but behind a mic I find him overly negative, he has a flat delivery which never engages and he seems to go out of his way not to understand refereeing or managerial decisions. Mike White deserves better to work with.

    #204193
    BeagriesbackflipAlfred
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    Watching the matches makes me realise how poor the commentators are. When listening you don’t notice but when watching you see how much play is actually going on while they are discussing the past club history of an opposition player etc. They should be doing that when there’s a break in play not during play.

    #204195
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    A terrible habit introduced by George Kerr who thought his anecdotes were more interesting than the onfield action. ( Now if he’d still been on-air this season he might have had a point!)

    #204198
    GurnelistaGurnelista
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    As ‘resident expert’ – I reckon Tom is, by head and shoulders, the best we’ve ever had. He tells it like it is. I, for one, really appreciate that.
    Knowing more than a little about commentating, I rate Mike the best that Humberside has had.

    Yes, the Brexit commentary was unforgettable, Les. You certainly told it like it is!

    As resident expert on absolutely nothing, I think it must be very difficult to find experienced ex-players who are able to inform, educate and entertain the listeners in the BBC tradition. But a football audience naturally wants names they know, hence we get people like Newey and co.

    Tom Newey is pretty flat and dull in his delivery. As Ferrite says, the seeking out of controversy is tedious at times – it’s as if he’s been told ‘argue with the decisions Tom, the listeners like an argument!’.

    As for the others, well, it’s local radio, and at SUFC (and the Cods) this season it must have been a nightmare for the commentary teams. They try hard, and Mike White isn’t bad but at times drifts into Alan Partridge territory.

    Resident expert Mrs Gurn once listened in and thought it was a comedy sketch!

    #204199
    lesgeolesgeo
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    Delivery – you may have a point but content is more important for ‘an expert’.
    Mike’s delivery is pretty good.

    Still. You and Ferrite have your opinions and are entitled to hold them.

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    mickwestMick West
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    Very close call as to who I want to listen to less, Tom Newey or Max Bell.

    #204201
    FerriteFerrite
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    Delivery – you may have a point but content is more important for ‘an expert’.

    In that case, I would really appreciate more insight than just “he’s got to score” or “that’s not good enough”. That’s the sort of thing I could tell you! It would be nice to know why a striker might have missed a chance, why a defender might have left a player unmarked, what the effect of fatigue is on players throughout a game/season, what it’s like to be out of contract in the summer and how that might affect your performances. Newey had a long career with a number of clubs, he must have loads of knowledge of the game to share, so share it!

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