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Shes awful. Bring back minto.
Shes the reason I stopped listening to the Totally Football League podcast. Such a grating jokey style. Its a shame as she has fantastic knowledge of lower leagues especidlly with her Chelmsford work does Caroline Barker
 

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Shes the reason I stopped listening to the Totally Football League podcast. Such a grating jokey style. Its a shame as she has fantastic knowledge of lower leagues especidlly with her Chelmsford work does Caroline Barker
Just makes it a tough watch and you just dont know if she actually knows her stuff or is joking around.

Comes across as very scripted.
 

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I wasn't a fan of her on Football on Five (although that was largely because she was given a redundant role), but felt The Totally Football League Show podcast allowed her to breathe in her own skin a bit more and she suited the slightly more relaxed environment. I have no problem with her presenting the Sky football, although I wouldn't put her as my favourite presenter either...
 

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Jobi McAnuff is pretty good, and he counteracted the obvious bias if Simon Francis on the AFCB coverage.
 

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BT Sport Commentary saying ‘Stuart Dallas, like Kalvin Phillips, is a Leeds born player so it will be so special playing every Premier League game this season’... :confused:
 
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BT Sport Commentary saying ‘Stuart Dallas, like Kalvin Phillips, is a Leeds born player so it will be so special playing every Premier League game this season’... :confused:
Wow!
 

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Micah Richards today: "if ref's assistant puts up board with 5 minutes, they shouldn't play 6"...not heard of "minimum of"?
 
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Micah Richards today: "if ref's assistant puts up board with 5 minutes, they shouldn't play 6"...not heard of "minimum of"?
You get that quite often, "there are just 30 seconds before the ref blows his whistle" and then they're astonished that it goes on for longer.
 

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How bad was the SKY commentary tonight?!?!?!? So Spurs biased. Made out like they were all over us all game.

Hinchcliffe really doesnt like us. i thought he had a soft spot for us but pretty much every game he talks us down and is a negative ****.
 

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Totally agree about Sky commentary tonight.......but.......
We're probably saying the same sort of stuff that oppo fans say after we play them in a Sky game!!! 😁
 

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Commentators on Sky tonight favoured bigger team so much and vilified Josh . The only reason they do this must be it gets them more work as it can’t be that they are demonstrating their knowledge of the game. In the after match interviews anyone who expressed an opinion said yes it was a red card but it was an unfortunate accident
 

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Should’ve had it tuned to Radio London. Messrs. Phil Parry, Billy Reeves and Paul Mortimer were quite embarrassingly Beessided. I thought I was back on Ealing Rd.!
(I assume any Spuds fans automatically switched to 5Live....)
 

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I tend to turn the sound down now when watching any game on TV (except Bees on ifollow) the commentary has got so bad now. Its cliche driven rubbish the whole time and OTT fawning of the big clubs especially the Manchester two and Liverpool. As for pre and post match punditry I just don't bother with any of it.
 

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Shocking commentary tonight - if you hadnt watched the game you'd have thought they had 80% possession and 25 shots instead if it being pretty even..
Spot on the commentators were appalling. Bill Leslie & Andy Hinchcliffe almost exploded every time Son or Kane managed to string two passes together. Whenever we did enjoy a period of play they were too busy eulogising about Jose and Co. they didn't even notice. The studio guys were okay and Sam Saunders showed off a lovely fake tan and gave a decent summary of the game - with the slightest hint of a Bees bias......
 

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They gave the impression that the Premier League is the only football and Brentford arrived from Mars. They'd been given a cheat sheet and that's all they knew. I only pay for and watch Sky in extremis but I'll use the iFollow audio next time as I did last time.
 

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Those commentators fo EFL football all the time, so they know everything about us. I think the word 'fawning' is the best word I've seen describe them, but that is the case every game they do. Whoever is winning at 85 mins, out comes the fawning. Every game.

Good commentators, I do think they are. However I agree there were a few times where they placed their opinion as fact...
 

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I thought the two main commentators were full of bad takes all game. Despite agreeing it was a red, I was getting pretty annoyed at the defamation of Josh DaSilva.

initially found it a bit odd that the focus was on spurs rather than the underdog making the final, but to be honest I get it. They’re the 8th richest club in the world and the commentators and pundits are playing to their fan base, and it’s the narrative most people are following the game for.
 

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I dont have Sky. Tonight I bought a one day package to view the game. I could not believe how biased the commentary team were towards Spurs. Are they always like that towards Premiership teams?
 

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A classic comment from Lesley to Hinchcliffe." what can Brentford do to play better"
his answer should have been, spend another £400m on players.
Hinchcliffe is without doubt the worst of a very bad bunch.
 
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I dont have Sky. Tonight I bought a one day package to view the game. I could not believe how biased the commentary team were towards Spurs. Are they always like that towards Premiership teams?

As you know there is only one football league , that the Premiership. If your not in the league you do not count and don’t deserve to play against them. Just ask Mike Dean
 

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As you know there is only one football league , that the Premiership. If your not in the league you do not count and don’t deserve to play against them. Just ask Mike Dean
...and from reports read on line the Express, and Telegraph. The latter's Sports Editor knows nothing outside the Premier League editorially!
 

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...and from reports read on line the Express, and Telegraph. The latter's Sports Editor knows nothing outside the Premier League editorially!
To be fair I know sweet FA about the PL but I will study in the close season in preparation for our debut. COYBs
 

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A classic comment from Lesley to Hinchcliffe." what can Brentford do to play better"
his answer should have been, spend another £400m on players.
Hinchcliffe is without doubt the worst of a very bad bunch.
Obsessed by "getting crosses in the box" in every game and whoever is playing
 

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and getting lots of backing rom non bees fans. Seriously Sinclair is of his head with that opinion.
Think it would have been fine to be of the opinion that it wasnt accidental but to make cheap digs and say thats why he isnt playing at the top level and attack him when its the first red card of a young mans career is just daft. Then again, it doesnt take much digging into his past to realise hes abit of a clown
 

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Shocking commentary tonight - if you hadnt watched the game you'd have thought they had 80% possession and 25 shots instead if it being pretty even..
My thoughts as well. Plenty of chin on the floor quotes.
The impression was Spurs were strolling and had us in their pocket. If that goal was allowed and we grabbed another they would have no shame in saying we bossed it. More paid clowns....
 

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Is it ironic to call someone a coward yet not use their twitter handle so they would have an immediate right to reply?


https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1346569574431543298
Another reason why I'm not too desperate to see us in the Premier League. Comments from "experts" like Sinclair, Savage and Sutton spouting drivel, usually just to provoke reactions and help their media careers, rather than fair and considered analysis.
 

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Sinclair should be aware of the power of forgiveness. It's been extended to him more than once in his life after all. Really glad I don't do Twitter.
 

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Following their Pinnock/JDS suspension cock-up, the BBC follow it up with their description of our winner yesterday:

"Ghoddos struck back to send the hosts through as he tapped in following good work from Alex Gilbert.".........🙄
 
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On the BBC last night somebody said that it's been a game of two halves, at half time. Didn't catch his name, just flicked over for the score.
 

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He also thinks Bees fans love him and a certain fan was really, really concerned about his choice of footwear
 

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Mentioned this on another thread yesterday, but now realise this one is probably more appropriate. Saw 2 reports of our game yesterday, in the Telegraph, and FLP. Both mentioned Neil MacFarlane as being our Assistant Manager, rather than as WE know, B team Head Coach. Assume their reports came from the Press Association, or some such outfit. The Telegraph, I would expect not to get their facts right about us, as they are very PL orientated, but the FLP cover us every week, so should know better!
 

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