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fire all the commentators hire NICO FULL TIME


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#1 ray b

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:49

MR NICO ROSBERG  is the best ever

get rid of the has beens and the never were guys

ie sky current staff

 

and let nico call the races

he knows what is happening and why

 

all the others just babble BS

 

maybe just let button stay the rest are totally out of date



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#2 BillyWhizz

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:51

Just popping in before the inevitable curtain fall on this one...  :wave:


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#3 se7en_24

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:51

Wow, I missed ray b!  :clap:



#4 paulb

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:52

Nico does do a great job.



#5 P123

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:54

LIke Webber and DC he is quite sharp for picking up on things and explaining to the viewer.

 

Brundle seems to be doing a reduced number of races this season?



#6 hollowstar

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:55

I was never a fan of his yet still was genuinely impressed by his insight on Sky last week-end. He's actually good at this.



#7 Risil

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:55

Nico is really sharp and analytical but compared to Brundle he is the opposite of loquacious. However I'd like to see him in a trio with Croft and Brundle, if Sky can afford all that.



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:56

I think it's good to rotate him in, but not too much (that's more "too much of a good thing" talking). If only because the contrast just reminds us what he brings to it when he does show up.   


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#9 Risil

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:57

Just popping in before the inevitable curtain fall on this one...  :wave:

 

I'd say mic drop rather than curtain fall  ;)



#10 Myrvold

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:57

Brundle seems to be doing a reduced number of races this season?

 

Somehow I've gotten it in my mind that he has a deal to do X-number of races a season. And when the calendar is expanded that means he'll miss more.



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:58

Nico likes to stir the pot, but he can actually follow the race, which is sadly more than Croft/Brundle or Croft/Di Resta (*shudders*) can often do these days. I'd definitely have him on board again.



#12 milestone 11

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 15:58

...the best ever...
... guys
ie sky current staff...

...call the races...
...knows what is happening...

all the others just babble BS...

...the rest are totally out of date

:rolleyes:
Apologies Ray.

Edited by milestone 11, 03 August 2021 - 16:01.


#13 jonpollak

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 16:37

ray b for the win !!!
Great to see the a again.

Anyone else thing Nico’s voice is a little bit Jacques Villeneuve?
Jp

#14 Zmeej

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 16:40

Great to hear from you, ray b :wave:

 

My vote: get rid of Croft, keep the rest.

 

I like Nico’s commentary. :up:

 

I’m not sure who would be best as Croft’s replacement. I’d suggest that it be someone less intent on conducting an on-air bromance with the rest of the crew (he’s by no means the only one guilty of it, but he sticks out), and someone less intent on conveying that every second moment is a historic one, which is just as irritating. The combination makes him well-nigh unlistenable.

 

Although Mr Rosberg qualifies in both of these respects, I’m not sure he’s suited for that seat. He’s good as a 21st-century Hunt. :up:

 

Anyone else thing Nico’s voice is a little bit Jacques Villeneuve?
Jp

 

Not yet. Will listen for this… :drunk:


Edited by Zmeej, 03 August 2021 - 17:19.


#15 NoForumForOldPole

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 16:44

Yes, and let Nico do the interviews with Top3 ( Lewis :D )



#16 Baddoer

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 16:46

Rosberg and Alex Brundle is my dream commentary lineup



#17 ExEd

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 16:55

Honestly he is the best addition ever. They need to keep him ! 

Only thing he needs to tone down a little bit his Lewis mancrush ,just a bit.

And that comes from Lewis fan  :p

 

No seriously,loved the insider view and even sharing driving tricks and stuff we are not always aware of! 



#18 Zmeej

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:01

Dunno. Like the fact that he isn’t afraid to criticize Hamilton, and does so often enough.

 

He also has a unique insight into Lewis’s strategies, style, moods, etc., no small thing in a commentator.


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#19 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:08

I just loved how he just constantly shut down Croft and his BS, showing him up for being the terrible commentator he is.

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#20 FNG

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:09

Agree Nico is great but so is Brundle. Would love to have a race with the two of them commentating together



#21 OvDrone

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:13

Rosberg and Alex Brundle is my dream commentary lineup

Jacques.



#22 Francesc

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:16

Brundle should retire and let other ex-drivers commentate.



#23 A.Fant

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:17

Alex Jacques, Martin Brundle and Nico Rosberg would be a fantastic commentary trio on paper. You never know with chemistry, though I don't think Croft/Brundle have particularly good chemistry either.

 

Nico has great insight, but I think he would be at his best in a tertiary role where he doesn't have to carry the commentary as much.



#24 Zmeej

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:22

Jacques would be an interesting alternate to or combo-commentator with Nico.

 

Of course, his mere appointment to that position would probably unleash a torrent of bile. Not sure broadcasters are looking for that nowadays.



#25 A.Fant

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:26

Jacques would be an interesting alternate to or combo-commentator with Nico.

 

Of course, his mere appointment to that position would probably unleash a torrent of bile. Not sure broadcasters are looking for that nowadays.

The appointment of Jacques or Rosberg? Can't imagine people being upset with Jacques, likely they've either never heard of him or are already fans considering he seems to be universally lauded for his F2/F3 commentary (and I'm a huge fan myself).



#26 Nemo1965

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:26

You can put Sporty Spice behind the mic or even Boris Becker, if David Croft and Jack Plooij are both jettisoned out of any broadcasting job.

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#27 as65p

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 17:43

Nico likes to stir the pot, but he can actually follow the race, which is sadly more than Croft/Brundle or Croft/Di Resta (*shudders*) can often do these days. I'd definitely have him on board again.

Over the decades I got the impression that kind of stuff is strictly forbidden in any kind of commentating job?

 

 ;)



#28 Flyhigh

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:03

Martin Brundle did very well  with the a little above average career he had, to be a top commentator for decades and decades, still going.  Often these things may not correlate, top driver, top commentator, etc.  



#29 ANF

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:06

Jacques would be an interesting alternate to or combo-commentator with Nico.
 
Of course, his mere appointment to that position would probably unleash a torrent of bile. Not sure broadcasters are looking for that nowadays.

 

The appointment of Jacques or Rosberg? Can't imagine people being upset with Jacques, likely they've either never heard of him or are already fans considering he seems to be universally lauded for his F2/F3 commentary (and I'm a huge fan myself).

Is one of you talking about Alex Jacques and the other about Jacques Villeneuve? :p



#30 TomNokoe

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:08

5 Live gang, rise up!

#31 SophieB

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:11

Yeah, not taking anything away from Nico but radio tuned to Jolyon Palmer & Jack Nicholls during Sky has improved things for me massively, they are fantastic.



#32 domhnall

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:12

Croft and Legard would be my dream combination  :p



#33 Zmeej

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:13

Is one of you talking about Alex Jacques and the other about Jacques Villeneuve? :p

 

Oops, the latter would be me. :blush:

 

Was wondering about the lack of a comma there. :p


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#34 Zmeej

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:14

The appointment of Jacques or Rosberg? Can't imagine people being upset with Jacques, likely they've either never heard of him or are already fans considering he seems to be universally lauded for his F2/F3 commentary (and I'm a huge fan myself).

 

Please see above. :cool:


Edited by Zmeej, 03 August 2021 - 18:14.


#35 Button4life

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:20

I wouldn't mind having only Rosberg and Button as commentators.

 

 

He has the talent :p



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 18:57

Alex Jacques, Martin Brundle and Nico Rosberg would be a fantastic commentary trio on paper. You never know with chemistry, though I don't think Croft/Brundle have particularly good chemistry either.

Nico has great insight, but I think he would be at his best in a tertiary role where he doesn't have to carry the commentary as much.

Not sure about Jacques to be honest. As a native English speaker, his diction and pronunciation leave a lot to be desired a lot of the time, tends to shout unnecessarily too on occasion. I think he'd grate in large doses. Rosberg though, yes please, as often as you like.

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#37 Spillage

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 19:12

LIke Webber and DC he is quite sharp for picking up on things and explaining to the viewer.

Brundle seems to be doing a reduced number of races this season?

I believe he does 16 a season. So obviously misses more every time the number of races increases.

To be honest I still think Brundle does and good job and woildmt swap him. The main problem is the other guy in the commentary box.

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 19:15

I believe he does 16 a season. So obviously misses more every time the number of races increases.

To be honest I still think Brundle does and good job and woildmt swap him. The main problem is the other guy in the commentary box.

 

I usually manage to tune out from Croft.  If only F1 would stop using his commentary on their online highlights.  An overly shouty, grating mess.



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 19:20

Not sure about Jacques to be honest. As a native English speaker, his diction and pronunciation leave a lot to be desired a lot of the time, tends to shout unnecessarily too on occasion. I think he'd grate in large doses. Rosberg though, yes please, as often as you like.

Are we going to complain about shouting when David Croft is the current standard we're comparing against?

 

I can agree that Jacques doesn't have the perfect voice, but I think he does a fantastic job both generating excitement as well as eloquently and rapidly reacting to what is occurring during the race. He'll never be Murray, but I have gotten the impression he's a cut above any other main commentator we've had as a wordsmith.



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 19:24

Are we going to complain about shouting when David Croft is the current standard we're comparing against?
 
I can agree that Jacques doesn't have the perfect voice, but I think he does a fantastic job both generating excitement as well as eloquently and rapidly reacting to what is occurring during the race. He'll never be Murray, but I have gotten the impression he's a cut above any other main commentator we've had as a wordsmith.

You obviously haven't heard very many then.

#41 A.Fant

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 19:32

You obviously haven't heard very many then.

lmao



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 19:54

lmao

I sincerely hope that your arse is still intact. Tell me, what did you think of Raymond Baxter?

#43 Kev00

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 20:20

Nico was seriously fantastic in the commentary box. Jacques, Rosberg and Webber would be the perfect combo for me.

But seriously I’m sure Rosberg doesn’t want to travel to all races anyway. Split it between him and Jenson. I’ve liked Brundle for a long time but I think having a younger and more recent driver counts for a lot.

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 20:28

It's interesting what progress he has made. At the beginning he was pretty much only stating the obvious and baiting as ****. He really took the criticism at heart it seems and worked on it. Not everyone is capable of this.

 

Definitely a great bet as co-commentary, as a pundit for post-race analysis I think Karun and Ant are still better.



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 20:40

Anyone but Di Resta.....



#46 pacificquay

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 20:56

Martin Brundle did very well  with the a little above average career he had, to be a top commentator for decades and decades, still going.  Often these things may not correlate, top driver, top commentator, etc.  

Winning Le Mans and a world championship as well as multiple F1 podiums is way above average for a racing driver’s career, not a little 



#47 revmeister

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 21:10

Anyone else thing Nico’s voice is a little bit Jacques Villeneuve?
Jp

I thought he sounded like he had bit of a Canadian Québécois accent and mentioned it to my wife. Must be a Monaco accent... as he and Jacques kind of grew up there.

I thought he did a good job, but needs a microphone with more bite, as he has a soft voice that doesn’t cut that well through the background sound.

I think he and Brundle would be good together.

Edited by revmeister, 03 August 2021 - 21:21.


#48 Calum

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 21:16

Nico is really, really good as the co-commentator.

It’s always good to see (hear*) a new face in the commentary box that doesn’t speak to the audience like they are an idiot, or patronise. Just told it as it was and could offer a reasonably up to date insight. Refreshing

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#49 ForzaFormula

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 21:28

Brundle & Rosberg please....

 

Croft is just so awful it's unbearable, he is such an idiot and a poor commentator how he can be hired to commentate for F1 is disrespectful to the sport and it's viewers.



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Posted 03 August 2021 - 22:06

He was great and definately should be picked up permanently by sky