TV coverage at Euro 2012

Discussion in 'Euro 2012 championship' started by Maltin, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    One of the hosts of the Armchair Euros radio show did a list of his top TV pundits at Euro 2012 yesterday and had this as his top 5.

    1 Jurgen Klinsmann
    2 Gary Lineker
    3 Robbie Savage
    4 Roberto Martinez
    5 Roy Keane

    The others weren't impressed with the selection of Klinsmann seeing as he's only done about one game and mentioned that Jamie Carragher had been good.

    I've been fairly impressed with Carragher too. He seems quite open and honest. I'm not too keen on Martinez. It seemed a bit awkward last night with him very impressed with Spain and all the others not.

    I quite liked when Roy Keane said last night everyone was hoping for a Germany v Spain final and Adrian Chiles politely pointed out to him that not everyone was.

    Whilst lots of people don't seem to like him, I like Chiles and think he is a much better and more affable host than Lineker.

    I think the ITV coverage has been better than normal and possibly better than the BBCs so far. They've certainly got a much nicer location.

    It hadn't really clicked with me before with the BBC's coverage being studio based but they've only now sent all the pundits to Poland/ Ukraine. Presumably it's due to cutbacks with all their budget going on the Olympics this year.

    Perhaps with the BBC pundits going out there now, they'll have a nicer location and look happier and more relaxed tonight, although if England do badly perhaps they won't!

    Other than the punditry, it had annoyed me in the first England game when they cut to fans in the crowd whilst the ball was in play but they don't seem to do that now thankfully.

    Anyway, what are your views on the coverage and your favourite/worst pundit this year.
  2. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Dixon and Seedorf are the best pundits, although Martinez isn't bad. Jim Beglin is a much better co-commentator than Townsend, who seems to get ITV's top billing.
  3. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    I like both Dixon and Seedorf. I don't really like any of ITV's co-commentators though.
  4. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I hate the directors for the babe cam and generally looking at the crowd when there's things happening on the pitch. We don't get English-language pundits so nothing to add there.
  5. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Loving Keane and Strachan,not afraid to say what they think.
  6. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Carra's been a breath of fresh air. The fact that he winds Keane up is brilliant.
    Did anyone else notice the scouse twang in his accent when Roberto Martinez was talking to Carra? :D

    Me old fella say it's like having John Bishop doing the job but what would he know the bitter cunt :D
  7. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Carragher talking about the Germans reminded me of Stan Boardman.

    I can't remember who he was referring to last night when he said in jest about one of the Spanish players being Roy's mate and then pissing himself when the VT finished soon after and it went to Roy.

    I also liked the armchair euros' description of Adrian Chiles as the person who was always picked last for a football team and then tries to get pally with the star player (I.e. Keane). Think it sums him up well.
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  8. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Time to hear Roy's and Carragher's opinions. Not sure they're going to be too positive. :(
  9. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Press red on the BBC coverage and you can get the 5Live commentary, which has the wonderful Jan Molby on some games. :cool:

    The option to go to radio commentary, or no commentary at all, is a very good option on the Beeb.
  10. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Oooh... didn't know this, great tool, thanks! We always talk about turning the sound off and listening to the radio when watching big games but can never be arsed at the end.
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i always like listening to alan hansen
  12. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Hansen, as far as I can remember, has never done co-commentary. I think after retiring from playing, he was MOTD's defender to Brooking and Lineker's midfielder and striker when it came back in 1992, anchored by Des Lynham.

    I say this on most threads concerning football coverage, but I'm totally lost as to why none of the BBC, ITV or C5 have picked up James Richardson since C4's Gazetta stopped. The best football anchor bar none.
  13. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    He presents BBC's Late Kick Off Show in some regions. I agree though that it would be good if they gave him a higher profile.
  14. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    He does quite a bit for ESPN as well.

    At the risk of sounding a snob, I'm not sure he fits the bill for the mass football-watching public.
  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Why do you think this?

    I like Richardson a lot too, but rarely see him since Football Italia stopped.
  16. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I don't know why people would be turned off by Jimbo. Get him presenting MOTD from a Milanese or Roman café each week with a latté delivered half way through.

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  17. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    Who's bright idea was it to let Alan Shearer anywhere near a studio?
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  18. manny-p

    manny-p candy coloured clown

    I have to agree with Joey Barton's opinion of him-

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  19. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Mark Lawrenson is the man for me. Winner of the 'Making Even that Cunt Shearer Look Good Award', five years running.
  20. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

  21. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I enjoyed the Thriller sequence after the final.
  22. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Me too. I liked the version of Thriller that was played as well. You do not happen to know who is it by do you?
  23. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Imogen Heap :)

    And the In The End cover used to close the coverage of England's exit:

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  24. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Ace, thanks! :)
  25. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I forgot to moan about this at the time, but for at least one match, they didn't give 5Live commentary, but Chris Moyles and his chief lacky musing on the match. Safe to say I quickly went back to TV sound.

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