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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #465 on: August 06, 2012, 10:22:21 AM »
agree with mopst of above, but what really pisses me off is his constant portrayal that ''its over'' when a team goes 4 points up, theres 20 minutes to go you f**king idiot,

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #466 on: August 07, 2012, 12:01:58 AM »
I wrote down a few of his clinkers today and i'll stick them up but thought this sums him up completely:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcUQyIZicRw

He annoys me soooooooo much but I feel compelled to listen to his shite!!  More the fool me.

Hahaah that is shocking lol!!!!!!!!

Compare the pic at the end of mark mcHugh and look at the size of him now!!! Massive difference

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #467 on: August 07, 2012, 02:21:14 PM »
Apres Match - "Discussion on Radio Ulster regarding qualifiers, Adrian McGuckian rightly says Down will be hopin for Mayo, Sidebottom says Down will be hoping for Laois in the next round......awkward silence!!!"

Sidebottom got one right then as Down would have been better off looking for Laois than getting obliterated by the Mayo men....:)

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #468 on: August 07, 2012, 02:31:14 PM »
Apres Match - "Discussion on Radio Ulster regarding qualifiers, Adrian McGuckian rightly says Down will be hopin for Mayo, Sidebottom says Down will be hoping for Laois in the next round......awkward silence!!!"

Sidebottom got one right then as Down would have been better off looking for Laois than getting obliterated by the Mayo men....:)
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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #469 on: August 07, 2012, 04:36:29 PM »
Apres Match - "Discussion on Radio Ulster regarding qualifiers, Adrian McGuckian rightly says Down will be hopin for Mayo, Sidebottom says Down will be hoping for Laois in the next round......awkward silence!!!"

Sidebottom got one right then as Down would have been better off looking for Laois than getting obliterated by the Mayo men....:)

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #470 on: August 07, 2012, 04:57:43 PM »
Apres Match - "Discussion on Radio Ulster regarding qualifiers, Adrian McGuckian rightly says Down will be hopin for Mayo, Sidebottom says Down will be hoping for Laois in the next round......awkward silence!!!"

Sidebottom got one right then as Down would have been better off looking for Laois than getting obliterated by the Mayo men....:)

I don't get it.

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« Reply #471 on: August 07, 2012, 05:59:28 PM »
Here's a wee list from what I remember listening to Sidebottom on Sunday.  He must sit up to all hours thinking these alliterations  and phrases up.  Probably more the saddo me for writing them down but sure here's a few of what I thought were part of the cringefest commentary:

"He's been as cool as the Atlantic drift".

Re: Jack O'Connor, "If this was the OK Corral, we know who has blinked first and it's not Wyatt Earp McGuinness".

"It could come back to haunt them like Banshee from the Kingdom".

"Toye by name and he really is toying with them".

"This year, Donegal have been playing Chess while everyone have been playing Draughts".

"It's not over until........ (pause) ................" - Sidebottom. "It's over" - Óisín McConville.

McConville says "Donegal are starting to wobble".  Sidebottom replies, "Donegal are starting to wobble".

His worst by far was this:

Sidebottom: Gooch not at his game today.
McConville: The ball's not going into him at all.
Sidebottom: Well then I would say that he should go out and look for it then.
McConville: I'm sure Jack O'Connor wouldn't want him out rummaging around midfield, they need him up front feeding off good quality ball"
Sidebottom: Right enough, you're 100%.

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #472 on: August 08, 2012, 11:34:16 AM »
Apres Match - "Discussion on Radio Ulster regarding qualifiers, Adrian McGuckian rightly says Down will be hopin for Mayo, Sidebottom says Down will be hoping for Laois in the next round......awkward silence!!!"

Sidebottom got one right then as Down would have been better off looking for Laois than getting obliterated by the Mayo men....:)

I don't get it.

It was impossible for Down to get Laois Choc...
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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #473 on: August 08, 2012, 11:50:26 AM »
I've heard that much shite from Sidebottom that I don't even know if he said this at the weekend or if I made it up but did he make some reference after someone had kicked a point referring to them as, 'He's as cool as a cruise going up the Mississippi' or something along those lines.  I don't even know where I would start to imagine where or what inspired him to say that.  As cool as a cucumber, as cold as ice, ice running through his veins - anything at all like that and it would be grand and not dwelled upon, but no he has to be as cool as a cruise going up the Mississipi.  When I think of Mississipi I think of floods, alligators and Gene Hackman!?!

I have to admit the chess one got me, he kept bringing it up and McConville just kept blanking him.  I think he even asked him at one stage, you have to accept my analogy of Donegal playing chess...

It's a sorry state of affairs when the best bit of BBC commentary is when McConville says nothing after Sidebottom, just sits there and then Sidebottom just has to amble back into general commentary until the next load of horse dung falls from his mouth.
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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #474 on: August 08, 2012, 12:00:01 PM »
Apres Match - "Discussion on Radio Ulster regarding qualifiers, Adrian McGuckian rightly says Down will be hopin for Mayo, Sidebottom says Down will be hoping for Laois in the next round......awkward silence!!!"

Sidebottom got one right then as Down would have been better off looking for Laois than getting obliterated by the Mayo men....:)

I don't get it.

It was impossible for Down to get Laois Choc...

Ahhhhh. :-D A sidebottom moment for me there too then!!

Screen, he definitely used "he's been as cool as the Atlantic drift", which incidentally isn't cool.  It's actually a warm current which sweeps past Ireland and keeps us warm in the winter as far as I remember!!

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« Reply #475 on: August 08, 2012, 01:55:28 PM »
He definitely made the Mississippi Cruise comment but I think it referred to a sequence of play where McGlynn was soloing out of defence and was completely irrelevant to the circumstances (if it ever could anyway!)

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #476 on: August 11, 2012, 12:27:00 PM »
It really is beyond me how Sidebottom still has this job and I can't understand how anyone finds him funny in the slightest. A few posters have already put up some of the ridiculous lines he came out with Sunday and those are only a small sample of the crap that came out of his mouth over the course of 70 odd minutes.

He completely ruined the game for me and managed to suck any drama out of the last ten minutes due to his constant need to be heard.

First of all, somebody needs to tell him that TV commentary is not the same as radio and that he doesn't need to talk relentlessly.

Secondly, he needs to be told that McConville, or whoever is alongside him, is there as the analyst and Sidebottom's only duty is talk about what is happening, not what should be happening or what might happen. Instead of giving McConville time to talk, Sidebottom instead would come up with what he thought was some excellent tactical insight and ask McConville to agree with him. The problem is Sidebottom doesn't have a clue about tactics or strategies and sounds like the average man in the pub who has been given a microphone. I actually felt sorry for McConville during that game and it was clear for all who were watching that he wasn't enjoying listening to Sidebottom throughout. He made clear his disdain for Sidebottom the day before when after the Down game he said to Sidebottom, who was presenting in the studio, 'the one positive from today was that Thomas Niblock was excellent on commentary'.

Thirdly, I counted four instances in the first ten minutes where Sidebottom called the wrong name for a player in possession or committing a foul. He also brought up a couple of pieces of trivia which were also inaccurate such as Neil McGee being Eamonn's older brother and talking about remembering a Christy Toye goal against Armagh at the opposite end of the ground at which it was scored.

Finally, somebody needs to tell Sidebottom to leave out the terrible sayings as we aren't watching the match to listen to him. He is there to supplement or facilitate the game not to ruin it which is exactly what he is doing.

I don't think he is capable of improving so if you're reading this Mark, or if somebody with some power at BBC NI is reading this, please put Sidebottom in a different role.

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #477 on: August 11, 2012, 05:21:24 PM »
Your anger is palpable!! :-)

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #478 on: August 11, 2012, 11:32:21 PM »
It really is beyond me how Sidebottom still has this job and I can't understand how anyone finds him funny in the slightest. A few posters have already put up some of the ridiculous lines he came out with Sunday and those are only a small sample of the crap that came out of his mouth over the course of 70 odd minutes.

He completely ruined the game for me and managed to suck any drama out of the last ten minutes due to his constant need to be heard.

First of all, somebody needs to tell him that TV commentary is not the same as radio and that he doesn't need to talk relentlessly.

Secondly, he needs to be told that McConville, or whoever is alongside him, is there as the analyst and Sidebottom's only duty is talk about what is happening, not what should be happening or what might happen. Instead of giving McConville time to talk, Sidebottom instead would come up with what he thought was some excellent tactical insight and ask McConville to agree with him. The problem is Sidebottom doesn't have a clue about tactics or strategies and sounds like the average man in the pub who has been given a microphone. I actually felt sorry for McConville during that game and it was clear for all who were watching that he wasn't enjoying listening to Sidebottom throughout. He made clear his disdain for Sidebottom the day before when after the Down game he said to Sidebottom, who was presenting in the studio, 'the one positive from today was that Thomas Niblock was excellent on commentary'.

Thirdly, I counted four instances in the first ten minutes where Sidebottom called the wrong name for a player in possession or committing a foul. He also brought up a couple of pieces of trivia which were also inaccurate such as Neil McGee being Eamonn's older brother and talking about remembering a Christy Toye goal against Armagh at the opposite end of the ground at which it was scored.

Finally, somebody needs to tell Sidebottom to leave out the terrible sayings as we aren't watching the match to listen to him. He is there to supplement or facilitate the game not to ruin it which is exactly what he is doing.

I don't think he is capable of improving so if you're reading this Mark, or if somebody with some power at BBC NI is reading this, please put Sidebottom in a different role.

Poor Mark!!

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Re: Mark Sidebottom
« Reply #479 on: August 14, 2012, 10:52:23 AM »
I would beg to differ. i thought the commentary at the end of the Donegal/Kildare game conveyed the excitement and pressure of what is happening on the pitch. OK his analogies are crap some times but he does have a little passion. In fact he is certainly better than Ger Canning on RTE. The TV3 guy is good though. Canavan and McConville are good analysts.