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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5445 on: May 15, 2018, 07:47:41 PM »

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5446 on: May 15, 2018, 08:00:26 PM »
Don't know why a lot of people listen to the pundits as they do nothing but moan about them

And you wonder why these pundits (why didnít you call them ex-gaa players by the way? :o) watch the matches as they do nothing but moan about them.
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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5447 on: May 15, 2018, 08:30:54 PM »
Don't know why a lot of people listen to the pundits as they do nothing but moan about them

And you wonder why these pundits (why didnít you call them ex-gaa players by the way? :o) watch the matches as they do nothing but moan about them.

Because the fare was poor? Just because Ulster lads are used to that muck it doesnít mean the rest of us are happy watching it.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5448 on: May 15, 2018, 09:05:29 PM »
Don't know why a lot of people listen to the pundits as they do nothing but moan about them

And you wonder why these pundits (why didnít you call them ex-gaa players by the way? :o) watch the matches as they do nothing but moan about them.

Because the fare was poor? Just because Ulster lads are used to that muck it doesnít mean the rest of us are happy watching it.

Not everyone in Ulster liked it. It's dirt

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5449 on: May 15, 2018, 09:09:01 PM »
Just watched the live coverage Galway v Mayo game there. I know it was not a great game but ffs those fellas analysing would depress the life out of you. New season, same oul dreary analysis. I barely want to watch another match this season after listening to them.

Tired format, same old story every year, appalling highlights of the games that aren't carried live on the evening show as well. Brolly, Spillane and O'Rourke really need to be out out to pasture at this point.
I watched the match back last night and the "expert analysis" is nearly beyond parody at this stage it is so bad, just absolutely useless, what value do RTE add to their GAA coverage besides just carrying the live matches? Nothing. RTE and the GAA will point to viewer figures but the reality is that it would be watched by exact the same people regardless of what channel it's on.
Have stopped watching the RTE analysis long ago and i hear its still the same worn out gimmicks desperately seeking attention. The commentary of Ger Canning and Dessie Dolan was awful last Sunday and its not going to get better as Martin Carney,Tommy Carr are even worse.

When is Ger Canning going to retire? He is brutal. When giving the option, I select the Irish language commentary rather than listen to him. Only understand some of it, but it's better than listening to Canning.

I wish they'd give us the option of no commentary. I like just watching a match without some bollix shouting in my ear.

Turn down the volume.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5450 on: May 16, 2018, 10:33:12 AM »
Tomas O Shea is a complete bluffer, he hadnít a clue what he was waffling about at half time, was a great player but talks pure shite!!

This. He comes across as pretty dumb.
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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5451 on: May 17, 2018, 10:17:09 AM »
I think he's excellent.  Much better also on podcasts when he can talk more freely.  RTE gives you about 20 seconds max to answer a question. 

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5452 on: May 17, 2018, 10:39:42 AM »
There's not much time to talk about the game when you have Brolly ranting, Brolly's time on the TSG is up. We all know what's he going to say and its boring and most of us are tried of listening to him.

The game has moved on and its time to hear more from players who've recently retired or from those who are still coaching. There's easily room for a guest appearance each week from a manager who's still active.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5453 on: May 17, 2018, 10:41:35 AM »
There's not much time to talk about the game when you have Brolly ranting, Brolly's time on the TSG is up. We all know what's he going to say and its boring and most of us are tried of listening to him.

The game has moved on and its time to hear more from players who've recently retired or from those who are still coaching. There's easily room for a guest appearance each week from a manager who's still active.

Also, just to say I watched that game Sunday night as I taped it and watched it when I came back from Portlaoise. It wasn't the best game ever, and Galway were certainly cautious, but it wasn't the horror show people were saying either.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5454 on: May 17, 2018, 10:50:08 AM »
There's not much time to talk about the game when you have Brolly ranting, Brolly's time on the TSG is up. We all know what's he going to say and its boring and most of us are tried of listening to him.

The game has moved on and its time to hear more from players who've recently retired or from those who are still coaching. There's easily room for a guest appearance each week from a manager who's still active.

Also, just to say I watched that game Sunday night as I taped it and watched it when I came back from Portlaoise. It wasn't the best game ever, and Galway were certainly cautious, but it wasn't the horror show people were saying either.

I watched it again and you're right, clearly not a classic their were some good moments from both teams they could have talked about at half time and after the match but once again they prefer to rant and run down the game.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5455 on: May 17, 2018, 12:55:17 PM »
I think he's excellent.  Much better also on podcasts when he can talk more freely.  RTE gives you about 20 seconds max to answer a question.

Then why does he waste half that time by starting very single sentence with "Ah sure, d'ya know Des, lookit, I suppose sure I think I suppose...."

The man can not give a straight answer to a simple question to save his life. Comes across as a bit too vague for my liking, as if he's waiting for the producers to tell him what to say into his earpiece. He's not, but that's how he comes across.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5456 on: May 17, 2018, 01:03:08 PM »
There's not much time to talk about the game when you have Brolly ranting, Brolly's time on the TSG is up. We all know what's he going to say and its boring and most of us are tried of listening to him.

The game has moved on and its time to hear more from players who've recently retired or from those who are still coaching. There's easily room for a guest appearance each week from a manager who's still active.

Also, just to say I watched that game Sunday night as I taped it and watched it when I came back from Portlaoise. It wasn't the best game ever, and Galway were certainly cautious, but it wasn't the horror show people were saying either.

I watched it again and you're right, clearly not a classic their were some good moments from both teams they could have talked about at half time and after the match but once again they prefer to rant and run down the game.

In a 2-3 minute period in the second half there were a couple of great scores - first from Mayo where AOS broke the kickout to COC, long kick to Andy who just about got to it ahead of two backs and popped it over. From the kickout, Galway won it, couple of passes and a long kick to Walsh who took on Durcan before kicking a nice point. Great to watch but it's a pity it doesn't happen more frequently.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5457 on: May 17, 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
I think he's excellent.  Much better also on podcasts when he can talk more freely.  RTE gives you about 20 seconds max to answer a question.

Then why does he waste half that time by starting very single sentence with "Ah sure, d'ya know Des, lookit, I suppose sure I think I suppose...."

The man can not give a straight answer to a simple question to save his life. Comes across as a bit too vague for my liking, as if he's waiting for the producers to tell him what to say into his earpiece. He's not, but that's how he comes across.

+1, this "look I suppose" BS has gotten old quickly. Mind you he has a lot of company.

Is there some agent or other that facilities these guys getting the Sunday games gigs and also some of the radio slots.
A lot of spoofers and self promoting clowns if you ask me, making sure they get a sound bite here a sound bite there, "I was talking to a panel member and he told me......."

Other than Whealan, McStay, O Rourke and occasionally Brolly, the rest are absolutely useless and predictable and more often than not ill prepared.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5458 on: May 17, 2018, 02:14:00 PM »
Pause/rewind/record options on TVs are rendering punditry meaningless. People I think tend to just watch the games, or have bite size footage. Attention spans ain't what they were, and fewer people want to listen to pundits talking (sense or crap), regardless of who they are.

I think that's why TG4's Monday night highlights are very good. No bullshit, show me the matches, goodnight.
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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #5459 on: May 17, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
Tomas O Shea is a complete bluffer, he hadnít a clue what he was waffling about at half time, was a great player but talks pure shite!!

This. He comes across as pretty dumb.

Yerra lookit Dinny, I suppose there's a fine line between a fella being 'dumb' and a fella being 'cute'.
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