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seafoid

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5085 on: September 19, 2017, 07:17:18 PM »
Just watched the game (RTE version). Jez, Dessie Dolan just says little or nothing. Feck me! He goes silent when there is something controversial happening.

He's pretty bad at the co-commentary gig alright. Michael Duignan in the hurling realises he's there to point out all the things that may not be apparent if you are sitting home watching the game. So he tells you from the throw in who's picking up who or what switches have been made. Dessie just describes what he's seen on the replay. Money for jam in fairness.
I think Duignan is excellent. It is as if muintir na h-h-iomnaochta demand much higher quality. Apart from Ger lock, obviously.  Ger lock told the media after Galway got the KK afterburners in 2007 that the match would win the all Ireland for Kilkenny. That was not Gerlock''s job.
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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5086 on: September 19, 2017, 07:18:05 PM »

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5087 on: September 19, 2017, 07:24:41 PM »
was it not the 2 teams most wanted to see based on a replay last year..........he's not breaking any moulds but in fairness he stated the obvious there, most neutrals once their own are gone want either a dublin mayo or dublin kerry final whether that suits you or not

AOF said the same. Everybody wants to see the 2 best teams in the final. Why?

Ok so Dublin and Mayo are the top two teams. Do I want to see them in the final year after year? I don't think so! It's disrespectful to 20-odd counties, more or less, we don't want you near the final cos you're all shite.

I'd have been happy watching Louth v Fermanagh in an AI final. The AI final is a great occasion no matter what teams are there.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5088 on: September 19, 2017, 07:41:55 PM »
was it not the 2 teams most wanted to see based on a replay last year..........he's not breaking any moulds but in fairness he stated the obvious there, most neutrals once their own are gone want either a dublin mayo or dublin kerry final whether that suits you or not

AOF said the same. Everybody wants to see the 2 best teams in the final. Why?

Ok so Dublin and Mayo are the top two teams. Do I want to see them in the final year after year? I don't think so! It's disrespectful to 20-odd counties, more or less, we don't want you near the final cos you're all shite.

I'd have been happy watching Louth v Fermanagh in an AI final. The AI final is a great occasion no matter what teams are there.

I'd be happy if I saw Dublin and/or Kerry in a final once every 5 or 6 years at most. I don't ever want to see Mayo again unless they win the fecking thing!

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5089 on: September 19, 2017, 08:22:49 PM »
Just watched the game (RTE version). Jez, Dessie Dolan just says little or nothing. Feck me! He goes silent when there is something controversial happening.

I loved his line in the commentary about it being the two teams you want in the final, basically saying thank fck no outsider made it. This being West-fecking-Meath's most decorated player..
He didn't basically say anything of the sort. You interpreted, or decided to interpret it that way.

My guess is that he thinks they're the two most entertaining teams in Ireland and would be most likely to provide the best entertainment. I agree with him.

Next complaint.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5090 on: September 19, 2017, 10:09:09 PM »
Just watched the game (RTE version). Jez, Dessie Dolan just says little or nothing. Feck me! He goes silent when there is something controversial happening.

I loved his line in the commentary about it being the two teams you want in the final, basically saying thank fck no outsider made it. This being West-fecking-Meath's most decorated player..
He didn't basically say anything of the sort. You interpreted, or decided to interpret it that way.

My guess is that he thinks they're the two most entertaining teams in Ireland and would be most likely to provide the best entertainment. I agree with him.

Next complaint.
Viewing figures seem to bear that out with an average of 1.1million viewers watching throughout with a peak of 1.3 million for Dean Rocks final free. That's entertainment.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5091 on: September 19, 2017, 10:20:45 PM »
Just watched the game (RTE version). Jez, Dessie Dolan just says little or nothing. Feck me! He goes silent when there is something controversial happening.

I loved his line in the commentary about it being the two teams you want in the final, basically saying thank fck no outsider made it. This being West-fecking-Meath's most decorated player..
He didn't basically say anything of the sort. You interpreted, or decided to interpret it that way.

My guess is that he thinks they're the two most entertaining teams in Ireland and would be most likely to provide the best entertainment. I agree with him.

Next complaint.

Only on this forum could someone even attempt to pull you up on the blindingly obvious connotation of what Dessie said.

'Next'.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5092 on: September 20, 2017, 06:28:52 PM »
Just watched the game (RTE version). Jez, Dessie Dolan just says little or nothing. Feck me! He goes silent when there is something controversial happening.

I loved his line in the commentary about it being the two teams you want in the final, basically saying thank fck no outsider made it. This being West-fecking-Meath's most decorated player..
He didn't basically say anything of the sort. You interpreted, or decided to interpret it that way.

My guess is that he thinks they're the two most entertaining teams in Ireland and would be most likely to provide the best entertainment. I agree with him.

Next complaint.
Viewing figures seem to bear that out with an average of 1.1million viewers watching throughout with a peak of 1.3 million for Dean Rocks final free. That's entertainment.

 1.3 milion of the population were watching the final free.

WTF were the other 4 million watching?  Wasnt Sky anyway
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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5093 on: September 20, 2017, 11:21:09 PM »
Just watched the game (RTE version). Jez, Dessie Dolan just says little or nothing. Feck me! He goes silent when there is something controversial happening.

I loved his line in the commentary about it being the two teams you want in the final, basically saying thank fck no outsider made it. This being West-fecking-Meath's most decorated player..

He didn't basically say anything of the sort. You interpreted, or decided to interpret it that way.

My guess is that he thinks they're the two most entertaining teams in Ireland and would be most likely to provide the best entertainment. I agree with him.

Next complaint.
Viewing figures seem to bear that out with an average of 1.1million viewers watching throughout with a peak of 1.3 million for Dean Rocks final free. That's entertainment.
Sky viewing figures might hit 10,000 on average over the whole game, but if Croke Park standards are used (at least one millisecond viewing time whilst channel hopping), then the figures might hit 40,000  ;D
I wonder what the viewing figures were with all those Irish viewers who have a paid up sky subscription? I'd hazard a guess that the greater majority of them chose to watch the game on RTE and leave the  coverage by Sky TV3 incarnation well alone.

There is no length to the deception offered to disguise the utter banality of Sky's "extra"contribution to the state of the game, whether it be deliberate lies about  the called extra exposure, extra income, extra quality over and above what tv3 offered.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5094 on: January 28, 2018, 09:38:44 PM »
Yet again hurling gets top billing on the highlights show.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5095 on: January 28, 2018, 09:39:52 PM »
Its about time theres were separate hurling and football shows. 90 mins isnt really enough time for one code, let alone the two.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5096 on: January 28, 2018, 11:18:38 PM »
I know getting cameras to games and short turnaround to do highlights thats fair enough but for league sunday to not even give a run down of scores nevermind a few comments on anything outside division one is really poor form but expected

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5097 on: January 28, 2018, 11:26:33 PM »
I know getting cameras to games and short turnaround to do highlights thats fair enough but for league sunday to not even give a run down of scores nevermind a few comments on anything outside division one is really poor form but expected

Total disgrace not giving a run down of results, showing tables and a bit of analysis. 24 other counties totally ignored.

You have to remember that League Sunday is all about who can get within an Arses roar of the ''Special Child'' Dublin. This is deemed to be anyone in Division One. The rest don't matter and they are not even trying to pretend they do anymore. Welcome to corporate Intercounty GAA!

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5098 on: January 28, 2018, 11:42:16 PM »
I know getting cameras to games and short turnaround to do highlights thats fair enough but for league sunday to not even give a run down of scores nevermind a few comments on anything outside division one is really poor form but expected

Shite from RT. This is the way it's going with the "super 8s" though

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5099 on: January 28, 2018, 11:45:51 PM »
Yet again hurling gets top billing on the highlights show.

Maximises viewing figures across the program length. If the football is on first, they'll lose about 70/80% of the viewership for the second half