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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6060 on: July 28, 2021, 05:32:42 PM »
Brolly v Oisin  McConville  https://t.co/K5Ra4pfnVZ?amp=1

Listened to that recently.

What an absolute slabber Brolly is. This interview reinforced to me that all Brolly cares about is Brolly. He doesn’t want to talk about the game. He just wants to cause controversy so that he’s the talking point.

He said Oisin’s punditry wasn’t memorable. A pundit says their bit, and you move on. Oisin is a very good, level headed pundit but you don’t really remember it, because he very rarely causes controversy or doesn’t behave like an child. Once the games over, you park it and move onto the next. Nobody remembers any of Brollys punditry, only the childish rants, ignorant behaviour and personal insults. That’s not something to be remembered for.

An absolute narcissist, who is clearly missing the limelight.

Depends if you want to be entertained or educated.

Oisin will educate you on what is going on, Joe tries to entertain, that's his thing but he's ever more becoming a parody of himself.

The majority of sports TV pundits do neither. McConville is one of the better pundits on TV and one of the few whose opinion I would respect. Brolly is probably the most articulate and entertaining but he is also the most infuriating. He clearly has the capacity and intelligence but his personality trait means that he always has to try to be the star of the show. I would suggest that the only format that suits him at this stage is either a podcast of his own with no other guests or a newspaper column.   

I think that's well put.  He has become a parody of himself in many ways.  I think I heard somewhere that he said having the kidney transplant gave him more confidence.  If there was one man that didn't need more confidence........

He did manage to articulate a reasonably good league and championship format on that programme (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09qlgtm), which he explained was only a slight amendment to previous Sean Kelly proposals.  McConville had ideas as well, but didn't articulate them as well.  However, it was well-chaired by Niblock and they brought something useful to the debate. 

I would say some of you won't bother listening to it because it's Brolly.  I'd say a good few more will listen to it, but won't hear anything he says, because you're too busy finding things to get annoyed about.  But it is worth a listen.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6061 on: July 29, 2021, 01:02:22 AM »
Forget Joe.  In terms of analysis, Martin Clarke is really excellent.  Great football knowledge with no side-show.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6062 on: July 29, 2021, 03:53:25 PM »
Forget Joe.  In terms of analysis, Martin Clarke is really excellent.  Great football knowledge with no side-show.

I would agree with that. Marty Clarke and Oisín are probably my two favourite pundits at the minute.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6063 on: July 29, 2021, 06:10:20 PM »
I think RTE need Joe back. The analysis each week is stale, sterile and dull. I would also suggest that it appears to be very scripted.
I agree that Joe has become a parody of himself but he most certainly gives a reason to tune in a HT, knows the game and is entertaining. At the moment I go put the kettle on and wait for the 2nd half to start.

Cora Staunton and Ciaran Whelan deliver zero additional insight and are a bore fest. PC gone mad.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6064 on: July 29, 2021, 10:32:20 PM »
Forget Joe.  In terms of analysis, Martin Clarke is really excellent.  Great football knowledge with no side-show.

I would agree with that. Marty Clarke and Oisín are probably my two favourite pundits at the minute.
And Oisín is much better in the pundit role than co-commentating. The last person you'd want in the pundit chair alongside those two would be Brolly.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6065 on: July 30, 2021, 10:52:45 AM »
Whelan is GAA punditry’s equivalent of Rio Ferdinand. A cheerleader for the Dubs, who offers no insight and hasn’t the interest or acumen to do research on any other team.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6066 on: July 30, 2021, 01:26:33 PM »
I think RTE need Joe back. The analysis each week is stale, sterile and dull. I would also suggest that it appears to be very scripted.
I agree that Joe has become a parody of himself but he most certainly gives a reason to tune in a HT, knows the game and is entertaining. At the moment I go put the kettle on and wait for the 2nd half to start.

Cora Staunton and Ciaran Whelan deliver zero additional insight and are a bore fest. PC gone mad.

Dead on Joe. We'll tell the Director General.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6067 on: July 30, 2021, 09:45:17 PM »
I think RTE need Joe back. The analysis each week is stale, sterile and dull. I would also suggest that it appears to be very scripted.
I agree that Joe has become a parody of himself but he most certainly gives a reason to tune in a HT, knows the game and is entertaining. At the moment I go put the kettle on and wait for the 2nd half to start.

Cora Staunton and Ciaran Whelan deliver zero additional insight and are a bore fest. PC gone mad.
A complete knob-end who made his name by slating players' and managers' character and values while sleazing around strip clubs himself.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6068 on: August 03, 2021, 04:10:02 PM »
I think RTE need Joe back. The analysis each week is stale, sterile and dull. I would also suggest that it appears to be very scripted.
I agree that Joe has become a parody of himself but he most certainly gives a reason to tune in a HT, knows the game and is entertaining. At the moment I go put the kettle on and wait for the 2nd half to start.

Cora Staunton and Ciaran Whelan deliver zero additional insight and are a bore fest. PC gone mad.

100% agree.
I think Joanne Cantwell is awful too. She may be knowledgable, but god she'd bore you to tears.
Cooper and O'Se I think are good when they are on.
But there's no comparison to Brolly/Spillane/O'Rourke. You'd tune in just to hear them.

Marty Clarke is the best of the bbc bunch. I don't like McConnville/McHugh/Harte. Though in saying that, I'd listen to Harte more to get an idea of how he thinks about the game in general terms rather than in game analysis.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6069 on: August 03, 2021, 04:30:25 PM »
I think RTE need Joe back. The analysis each week is stale, sterile and dull. I would also suggest that it appears to be very scripted.
I agree that Joe has become a parody of himself but he most certainly gives a reason to tune in a HT, knows the game and is entertaining. At the moment I go put the kettle on and wait for the 2nd half to start.

Cora Staunton and Ciaran Whelan deliver zero additional insight and are a bore fest. PC gone mad.

100% agree.
I think Joanne Cantwell is awful too. She may be knowledgable, but god she'd bore you to tears.
Cooper and O'Se I think are good when they are on.
But there's no comparison to Brolly/Spillane/O'Rourke. You'd tune in just to hear them.

Marty Clarke is the best of the bbc bunch. I don't like McConnville/McHugh/Harte. Though in saying that, I'd listen to Harte more to get an idea of how he thinks about the game in general terms rather than in game analysis.

 As long as he is not talking about hawkeye...

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6070 on: September 20, 2021, 11:20:27 AM »
Irish News has a two part interview with himself this week.
Part One in today's paper.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6071 on: September 20, 2021, 01:46:39 PM »
The problem is, you can have analysis, or you can have entertainment. It's hard to get both.


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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #6072 on: September 20, 2021, 02:14:27 PM »
The problem is, you can have analysis, or you can have entertainment. It's hard to get both.
You are on the money, absolutely correct