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Female commentators

Yes - quite happy to listen to them
39 (41.9%)
no - I prefer traditional 'men only'
22 (23.7%)
No opinion
11 (11.8%)
Big Geordie is an out of touch dinosaur
21 (22.6%)

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Online Big Geordie

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Female commentators - yay or nay?
« on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 02:20:15 PM »
Currently listening to Bournemouth v Watford on 5Live and they have Karen Carney in summarizing on the game. Now I may well be showing my age here, but is it wrong for me to prefer men only commentating on football games? BBC have been pushing for inclusion in recent years, both on the likes of MotD and 5Live. I think Talksport have joined in, though Sky and BT seem to be resisting for now.
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Offline midds

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 02:36:04 PM »
As long as they're intelligent, articulate and can talk about the game/sport with a certain amount of knowledge then their gender or race or anything else is irrelevant imo.


Offline Mikky

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 02:41:50 PM »
Seems to work very well in cricket (Alison Mitchell apart) - Isa Guha, Ebony R-Braint  and Mel Jones are really good to the point I barely notice they are female

They have some really good views on the game so really enjoy their insight

Football - havent really liked anyone so far

Offline Ian W

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 02:42:07 PM »
Stupid question.

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 02:47:27 PM »
It's obviously fine. There is one on MOTD I dislike though. Annoying voice.

Online xLiaaamx

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:01:52 PM »
Any commentator who can tell players apart is fine by me. Had some corkers for us in the past.

I remember one commentator kept mixing up Mitrovic and Perez. Like, consistently throughout the game.

Offline toon25

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:07:27 PM »
If they’re good, no problem. The issue is that most of them (especially on BBC) are f***ing tragic.

Vicki Sparks in particular is absolutely appalling.

Offline LV

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
I don’t mind them per se. Nothing wrong with women commentators but yeah there is one with a really annoying high pitched voice when she tries to get excited. Sounds fake and it hurts my ears.

Online tinoasprilla

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:11:14 PM »
Id say generally no.  The level they played at is far below mens football. The BBC wouldnt have soneone from the northern premier league commemtatimg so why have a woman?

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Online xLiaaamx

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:12:53 PM »
Id say generally no.  The level they played at is far below mens football. The BBC wouldnt have soneone from the northern premier league commemtatimg so why have a woman?

Rachel brown is embarassingly bad

 :whistle: Commentators aren't ex players :whistle:

Online tinoasprilla

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:20:21 PM »
Id say generally no.  The level they played at is far below mens football. The BBC wouldnt have soneone from the northern premier league commemtatimg so why have a woman?

Rachel brown is embarassingly bad

 :whistle: Commentators aren't ex players :whistle:

Original poster states 'karen carney is summarising the game'

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Offline Chicane

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:23:36 PM »
Would rather listen to Myra Hindley on commentary than Michael Owen.

I just want to hear commentators who actually know what they're talking about and have some insight into the game. Don't care if the voice is male, female or a robot to be honest.

Offline geordie_b

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:25:02 PM »
Doesn’t matter providing they just commentate and don’t try to ‘be a commentator’. The one on MOTD falls firmly into the latter and always sounds like she know what’s going to happen and hams it up

Offline ManDoon

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:26:34 PM »
Id say generally no.  The level they played at is far below mens football. The BBC wouldnt have soneone from the northern premier league commemtatimg so why have a woman?

Rachel brown is embarassingly bad

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Online neesy111

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:27:45 PM »
No problem with it, but the one that's been on MOTD for a while has such an annoying voice imo that it's off-puting.

Offline Dr.Spaceman

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:27:58 PM »
All for it, as long as they're good enough. We need a female Peter Drury.

Offline RodneyCisse

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:35:01 PM »
As long as their voice is good for TV/Radio.
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Offline jdckelly

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:39:35 PM »
As long as they're intelligent, articulate and can talk about the game/sport with a certain amount of knowledge then their gender or race or anything else is irrelevant imo.


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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 03:54:28 PM »
As long as they're intelligent, articulate and can talk about the game/sport with a certain amount of knowledge then their gender or race or anything else is irrelevant imo.


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Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 04:02:51 PM »
Male commentators - yay or nay? I can't stand most of them. Cliche spouting bores.

The option Amazon had to have no commentary was great. I think it was an option on Sky ages ago. If you were at a football match next to someone who wittered on like a TV football commentator you'd not be happy.
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Online gdm

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 04:11:55 PM »
Id say generally no.  The level they played at is far below mens football. The BBC wouldnt have soneone from the northern premier league commemtatimg so why have a woman?

Rachel brown is embarassingly bad

f*** are you talking about? What brilliant level did Martin Tyler and Clive tyldsley play at? :lol:

Offline Ian W

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 04:15:43 PM »
Male commentators - yay or nay? I can't stand most of them. Cliche spouting bores.

The option Amazon had to have no commentary was great. I think it was an option on Sky ages ago. If you were at a football match next to someone who wittered on like a TV football commentator you'd not be happy.

Definitely nay, they’re 90% awful.

Offline Mike

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 04:36:05 PM »
We've a few in the states. Doris Burke is quite frankly better than all but the best of the male commentators.

Offline jackyboy

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 04:51:49 PM »
A big no for me and I'm not sexist.  I much prefer men with knowledge and experience of playing the game to do the punditry and commentary.  I  only part watched a game with a female commentating and I hated it, completely ruined the game for me so I switched off after 15 minutes
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Offline Ian W

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Re: Female commentators - yay or nay?
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 04:53:39 PM »
A big no for me and I'm not sexist.  I much prefer men with knowledge and experience of playing the game to do the punditry and commentary.  I  only part watched a game with a female commentating and I hated it, completely ruined the game for me so I switched off after 15 minutes

Actually, you are sexist.