Martin Tyler

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Martin Tyler

Postby Aclaret » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:37 pm

Not a bad commentator but why does he have to say " And it's Liiiive " ( is that enough i's)

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby Vegas Claret » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:55 pm

I like Tyler but I have to say over here on NBC we have Arlo White with Lee Dxion and Graeme Le Saux and they are superb, miles better than the Sky lads imho

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby Aclaret » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:08 pm

Arlo White ? Remind us who he is Vegas.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby SammyBoy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:14 pm

I'd imagine it's part of his contract, sounds like a complete tool though.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby barba » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:30 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:I like Tyler but I have to say over here on NBC we have Arlo White with Lee Dxion and Graeme Le Saux and they are superb, miles better than the Sky lads imho


Watch NBC in the UK and agree Arlo White is suberb. Dixon flits between great analysis and downright condescending

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby chekhov » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:31 pm

Most boring man in football. The way he drones on incessantly with the most inane irrelevances sends me mostly to sleep.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby ClaretTony » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:34 pm

Aclaret wrote:Not a bad commentator but why does he have to say " And it's Liiiive " ( is that enough i's)


It's a nonsense but he probably has to say it. Otherwise he's as good a commentator as there is.
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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby chekhov » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:34 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:I like Tyler but I have to say over here on NBC we have Arlo White with Lee Dxion and Graeme Le Saux and they are superb, miles better than the Sky lads imho

Not too bad is White but Dixon doesn't half waffle. I prefer my commentators to describe the game.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby kentonclaret » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:37 pm

Follows every one of his many quips during a game with a stifled chuckle.

Very irritating.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby Stan Tastic » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 pm

The trouble with Tyler is he can't stop talking. He seems to be under the impression he's on the radio.
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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby turfytopper » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm

Aclaret wrote:Arlo White ? Remind us who he is Vegas.

Arlo White is I am sure an English guy who started off on radio 5 live.... He was making quite a name for himself and was really good.....I also think he emigrated to the States where he has worked ever since.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby chekhov » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:21 pm

Yeah, the other thing about Tyler seeing as we're on the subject: he's so busy waffling that when a goal is scored it's like, oh someone has scored a goal. There's no alteration in cadence to give a sense of excitement. Sorry, fans of Tyler but he's dire.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby chekhov » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:23 pm

turfytopper wrote:Arlo White is I am sure an English guy who started off on radio 5 live.... He was making quite a name for himself and was really good.....I also think he emigrated to the States where he has worked ever since.

I think he commentates in-situ in the UK.
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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby Aclaret » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:28 pm

So Martin Tyler ranges from Dire to the best there is.
I'll go fair to middlin then and say he's just ok.
Don't think we are blessed with great commentators as in the past.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby wilks_bfc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:46 pm

chekhov wrote:I think he commentates in-situ in the UK.


That’s correct. The commentators are based in the UK
The studio presenters are in the US
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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby Silkyskills1 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:55 pm

chekhov wrote:Yeah, the other thing about Tyler seeing as we're on the subject: he's so busy waffling that when a goal is scored it's like, oh someone has scored a goal. There's no alteration in cadence to give a sense of excitement. Sorry, fans of Tyler but he's dire.


On the topic of waffling, there's no one currently able to match Danny Higginbotham. Always seems in a hurry, trying to fit the most number of words he can into the shortest space of time. At the end of it I just wonder why he brothers because it is so disorganized and lacking any focal point that ultimately the viewer is none the wiser for his input.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby claret wizard » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:38 pm

Money where his mouth is as one of the Woking coaches. Fair play to him I say.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby beeholeclaret » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:42 pm

Used to love Brian Moore commentary and presentation on ITV / London weekend TV. Hugh Johns was entertaining when commentating on the Midlands clubs for ITV - Wolves, WBA, Coventry City etc. Tyler is good but as mentioned above gets a bit carried away with things he has on his "list" making sure he gets them all in before the football gets in the way. Motson was a bit like that too.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby claptrappers_union » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:35 am

Aclaret wrote:Not a bad commentator but why does he have to say " And it's Liiiive " ( is that enough i's)


Probably because Sky don’t have any crappy gimmicks anymore, like Interactive Football, Fanzone or 3D coverage.

The fact that it’s Live shouldn’t be a selling point anymore. Maybe next season, his hook will be “and it’s in colour!”

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby Vegas Claret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:20 am

chekhov wrote:Not too bad is White but Dixon doesn't half waffle. I prefer my commentators to describe the game.


I find them entertaining

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby Bullabill » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:09 am

The worst by a big margin was Dean Sturridge. He disappeared - what happened to him?

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby claretsintown » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:23 am

Its time Tyler retired. His love for Liverpool football club is irritating he mentions them in every commentary.Next time hes on clock how long before he drones on about them.

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby chekhov » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 am

I think Simon Brotherton is the best commentator on English games.
I'm a sucker for those Lionel Messi youtube highlights and there's an English commentator who I always enjoy listening to, don't know his name though (no, not the Geordie fella).

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby CharlieinNewMexico » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:51 am

Silkyskills1 wrote:On the topic of waffling, there's no one currently able to match Danny Higginbotham. Always seems in a hurry, trying to fit the most number of words he can into the shortest space of time. At the end of it I just wonder why he brothers because it is so disorganized and lacking any focal point that ultimately the viewer is none the wiser for his input.


Always followed by a quick breath and a loud "BUT...."

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby NRC » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:00 am

the US coverage is top class in every respect

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Re: Martin Tyler

Postby HiroshimaClaret » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:04 am

...so he is NOT dead?


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