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commentators are twats - a compendium of the stupidest comments this world cup

ska invita

back on the other side
Mick McC was annoying me at the start of the week, but is starting to become a treasure trove of laffs.

Today: Spain game, not sure which spanish forward got into a tight position towards the left post - two defenders and a keeper to beat, no way through, tried a skillfull lob not far off going in at the back post and that another striker might have reached - Mick's advice 'he aught to have just smashed it - it might have gone in off one of the defenders!'.
 

co-op

Free the rhubarb crumble!
mick mcarthy - classic in tongihts italy match.
"theres just no urgency here. they should play the free kick short" - cue paraguay taking their time and scoring from the free kick.
followed by a replay of the goal in which he says "its a poor ball this" and giving no credit to Alcaraz for a great climb and a hard header, instead moaning about everything and everyone.

hard to beat that. well done mick
To be fair to MickMc he isn't anywhere near as negative as Mark Lawrenson. He does sound it though, it's the yorkshire accent. If you read what he said he'd come across as medium-positive I think.
 

Espresso

Well-Known Member
One of the commentators for Greece and Nigeria has just come up with this gem

".....aimlessly aiming the ball nowhere"

How can you aimlessly aim anything anywhere or nowhere? If it's aimless there's no aim and if it's aimed, there's an aim somewhere, rather than nowhere.

Je l'aime. :D
 

Infidel Castro

Producto Falso
i think david pleat said something last night about "that's the velocity that goalkeepers need at this level" when the paraguay keeper made a save after his earlier gaff, in reference to maintaining concentration?! the velocity????? :confused:
If velocity is speed with direction, I'd say he's done a blinding job there. Quality Pleatism. He's a treasure.

yes, chris waddle started 2nd half by saying that if switzerland could keep barcelona at bay for a while......:facepalm:
Waddle is a whining twat. Can't stand his commentary work.

he also said (it might've been the same incident) "hit it with a bit of violence!"

:D
He reminds me a bit of Boycott with the slow Yorkshire whine, but he's harmless enough.

I listened to Robbie Savage the other day, Portugal v Ivory Coast, and he was on fine form. He flogged a dead horse sometimes, but all told he was cracking. Just when you think you know someone...
 

rosa

anger is an energy
Robbie fucking Savage. I thought he was OK on the Football League show, but 90 minutes of him bitching about players' fucking haircuts is more than any human can withstand. I don't care if you've just been for a piss next to Marcel Desailly, there's a football match being played in front of you and i'd quite like to hear about that,please.
 

rosa

anger is an energy
Mark Lawrenson's on form:"They should all be banned for doing that [a Mexican wave]. Muppets." :D
 

ch750536

Every little counts
2 i noticed

'<insert players name> is literally on fire' -S.Korea game. I called the fire brigade and let them know.

'if South Africa don't turn this around they may find themselves on a plane home'

both from RTE
 

stavros

Well-Known Member
It was either Drury or Tyldesley, but the ITV commentator for Brazil-Ivory Coast said "Remember you can catch up on World Cup news as it happens on our website". Truly, ITV can see into the future evidently.
 

Espresso

Well-Known Member
It is currently 2010, for those of us who might not be sure.
Alan Shearer has just said that he disagrees with Pele's old pronouncement that an African team would win the WC by the year 2000
"I think it will take a little bit longer" Sez Shearer.

No shit, Shearer. :facepalm:
 

London Eye

Active Member
Not strictly a stupid commentator's football comment, but Mark Lawrenson today at Germany v Argentina, on seeing camera pan to Charlize Theron, oscar-winning actress and South African who presented the draw for the world cup.

"Who's she? Must be a WAG"
 

Silva

This went well.
For a guy around here, Lahm apparently isn't a contender for the best right back. He's too short :(
 

Jorum

Well-Known Member
have you notice how lawrenson has a pathological need to have the last word in any exchange, even if it's pointless or actual nonsensical?
 

Culdee

With a rumpty-tumpty-tump
Nothing, no nothing can top the astonishing decision to let Alan Shearer loose on the townships

Alan Shearer to elderly black South African: "So, living during segregation - what was that like then?" "What was going through your mind when the police opened fire on you?"

Not only the worst bit of football punditry I ever saw, probably the worst but of TV too.

See also Jon Champion on "the inscrutable Japanese coach whose fiendish masterplan is frustrating the Dutch." He was probably pulling his eyelids out to the side, too, but it was difficult to tell just from the sound.
 

stavros

Well-Known Member
Not sure if he's actually said these words, but you get the idea;

Adrian Chiles: "And here to offer his expert opinion is Andy Townsend."
 

S☼I

hero of the quiet afternoon
Nothing, no nothing can top the astonishing decision to let Alan Shearer loose on the townships

Alan Shearer to elderly black South African: "So, living during segregation - what was that like then?" "What was going through your mind when the police opened fire on you?"

Not only the worst bit of football punditry I ever saw, probably the worst but of TV too.
It was excruciating, wasn't it? Straight out of the Admiral Ackbar school of stating the fucking obvious.
 
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