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simpleton
02-04-2003, 21:02:32
Enjoy it for now, I know for sure it won't last.

I was unlucky enough to catch some of the game this evening. I always thought that commentators were supposed to be un-biased. The kn*b on BBC tonight was so England barmy that I cringed each time he said something!

As soon as an England player got the ball in the Turkey half, his voice would go up in pitch and volume the nearer to the box the attack got.

I'm sorry to say, that my distaste for football and football culture will always force me to support the opposite team.

Good luck any way (for what it's worth)

Venom
02-04-2003, 21:05:11
What's a knib?

Sean
02-04-2003, 21:06:54
You twat. Motson is a poor commentator for both sides. Like the bit where Turkey cleared the ball just over the half-way line and out for a throw-in, and he said that they had showed good technique. Or the bit where Owen dived and he said there was contact.

simpleton
02-04-2003, 21:12:22
When I said I caught some of the game, I did not say that I took notice of the action, so cannot state on the Turkish style. I was far too busy picking my nose and watching the bubbles in my beer float up to the top.

Sean
02-04-2003, 21:13:36
Well, I agree that Motson is a poor commentator and is biased towards England, but he tries in an embarrassing manner to be unbiased.

Nav
02-04-2003, 22:00:32
Originally posted by simpleton
As soon as an England player got the ball in the Turkey half, his voice would go up in pitch and volume the nearer to the box the attack got. Err.. name a sport where commentators don't sometimes get excited in the sport they commentate on. Pedant.

Sean
02-04-2003, 22:03:25
Motty is the worst of the lot at it, though.[Gerrard gets the ball twenty yards out, two defenders close him down quickly and he lays it off to Scholes.]

Oh, and GERRARD there!

King_Ghidra@home
02-04-2003, 22:06:43
Is there a point debating football with people who aren't interested in it?

No.

I don't see the need to shout my mouth off about fly fishing or boxing or something i know nothing about, but every fred in a shed has an opinion about football.

simpleton
02-04-2003, 22:06:53
I once saw a clip of the Waddington's inter county schools chess championships, and the commentator was not screaming every time one of the players moved a piece.

Nav
02-04-2003, 22:08:29
Point? No. Fun poking holes in arguments? Yes. ;)

Sean
02-04-2003, 22:09:14
Originally posted by King_Ghidra@home
I don't see the need to shout my mouth off about fly fishing or boxing or something i know nothing about, but every fred in a shed has an opinion about football.
It’s the price of being the nation’s favourite sport. I don’t mind about people talking about it, it’s using it as an excuse for racism, violence, etc. that is the real problem.

Resource Consumer
02-04-2003, 22:13:32
I once smashed a beer glass over a chess player's head after being incited by poor analysis. Satisfied?

King_Ghidra@home
02-04-2003, 22:15:06
:lol:

simpleton
02-04-2003, 22:57:43
it was you! you bastard!
I have'nt been able to concentrate on my game since then. I had to have 18 stitches in my head and my mum had to by me a new blazer coz the one I wore was ruined.
You can't get me now though, I have taken up pornography, I mostly just stay at home now.

Resource Consumer
02-04-2003, 23:07:16
Did I ever tell you about the time I smashed a beer glass over a pornographer's head after being unsatisfied by poor camera work...

I had to do the damn scene 15 times. Hardest day's work ever, until the end.

Debaser
02-04-2003, 23:20:42
Exactly why are English commentators, working for English TV, covering the English national team supposed to be unbiased?

Sean
02-04-2003, 23:23:13
Because they are working for UK TV, not English TV? Because Turks also live in England (gasp!)?

Debaser
02-04-2003, 23:34:22
Sure, but they're not referee's, they're not judging anything. I imagine most of the viewers were people following the England team, and would be watching the game regardless of who the opposition were. The commentary just reflects this.

Resource Consumer
02-04-2003, 23:35:41
The last time I watched a football match with a Turk, she tried to bite my ear off.....

Funkodrom
03-04-2003, 08:37:48
When Nigel Short was going for that world title against Kasparov the commentators used to get really excited.

"He's moved the pawn! Oh my god, that's so aggressive! He's really going for the throat!"

No exageration.

notyoueither
03-04-2003, 08:47:48
England wins!

:beer:

Death
03-04-2003, 08:48:09
I thought this was a war thread.