I don't know if this has been picked up on by other contributors, but was anyone else's enjoyment of the Match of the Day highlights on Saturday spoilt by that female commentator. She was absolutely atrocious, infact she was embarrassing. Frankly, its tokenism gone mad, and typical of the PC numbskulls running the BBC. Maybe there are women out there who would make good football commentators, but this woman definitely isn't.
I actually switched the volume off it was so bad. With Match of the Day and Everton, if its not one thing its something else!
Gareth Hughes, Posted 11/12/2007 at 18:17:15
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1 Posted 11/12/2007 at 19:24:43
Women make good presenters (for a few reasons) but Since when have woman been commentators in darts, snooker, f1, golf etc
All I say is bring back Andy Townsend and his Analysis truck!
2 Posted 11/12/2007 at 19:32:56
3 Posted 11/12/2007 at 19:39:08
4 Posted 11/12/2007 at 19:49:17
5 Posted 11/12/2007 at 19:56:59
6 Posted 11/12/2007 at 19:55:47
She’s nearly as bad as Jonathan Pearce!
7 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:08:00
8 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:01:12
In case you need to catch up on highlights from games remember that Virginmedia have all the PL matches on for the week from Monday. Its not just a rerun of BBC stuff, but other interesting bits too and whoever has been doing the commentary for our games - sounds male to me, but what do I know? - seems to make a good job of it. It’s free.
9 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:10:13
10 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:23:24
11 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:30:40
12 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:37:49
13 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:46:14
14 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:41:06
This could be because men work so hard as to put themselves into early graves to support their families. It is actually because of suicidal male behaviour in cars, pubs and outside pubs these days where they smoke. Women - god bless em - seem to be doing their best to catch up from what I can see. Some of them are even becoming football commentators. A slippery slope.
15 Posted 11/12/2007 at 20:52:06
16 Posted 11/12/2007 at 21:10:50
’Logan-esque / Georgie Thompson’ type role. Really Im sure they’d make excellent net ball commentators :)
17 Posted 11/12/2007 at 21:47:48
18 Posted 11/12/2007 at 22:33:44
Most women who sit near me at the game are very knowledgeable and though this commentator was a bit high pitched she knew her stuff.
19 Posted 11/12/2007 at 22:45:58
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21 Posted 11/12/2007 at 22:50:44
22 Posted 11/12/2007 at 23:21:38
Female commentators... no problem, bad female commentators for the sake of making a point, no thanks.
23 Posted 11/12/2007 at 23:42:17
24 Posted 12/12/2007 at 00:18:40
Personally I found her voice a little off putting and ruined my viewing a bit but I had to admit I’m not sure how much of that was down to the fact it was just different from what I’m use to rather than her poor quality. After all at least it wasn’t Mark Lawrenson I had to put up with. I’d rather have Stephen Hawking than him.
25 Posted 12/12/2007 at 00:29:11
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27 Posted 12/12/2007 at 08:48:53
But if you think THAT is bad I once got on a PLANE, yes a PLANE and the pilot was a woman.
You can imagine the ditress and fear i experienced as she flew at 32000 feet in the air,whilst checking her make up and her hair every two minutes.
28 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:02:28
Mind you, I expect little else from the BBC. Paying my licence fee for Hansen, Lawrenson and that Kopite tit Alan Green!
29 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:02:16
30 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:10:13
31 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:14:09
She was horrible and her voice made ne want to stuick a balck n decker into my ear drums. My partner watched the highlights too then slapped me.
32 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:16:21
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34 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:31:02
I wouldn’t mind a female commentator, but please give us a good one.
35 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:45:27
But I cannot stand that woman comentating on football - she does my head in!! She may know her stuff but its the way she does it, even when something exiting is happening its all in the same tone. Now, I cannot say that it is because she is a woman that I don’t like her because there may be women out there who would do a job in the way I like to hear it.
So, to sum up, in the same way that I don’t like Mr Pearce (although he has calmed down a hell of alot and is just about tolerable now!), I also don’t like Jacqui Oately. It’s not coz shes a woman but because I don’t like her voice.
36 Posted 12/12/2007 at 09:56:48
37 Posted 12/12/2007 at 10:07:23
For my money I think we should have the woman from the M&S food ads doing commentary on all our games. ?This isn?t just any football club...this is Everton Football Club?.
38 Posted 12/12/2007 at 10:48:43
I’m not sure how ’Yakubu flicks the ball to Yakubu’ and comments about Arteta’s attire can be construed as quality commentating either.
It fails all round.
Almost as bad as that whiney bint we had on’ Ladies Day’ at Goodison recently.
39 Posted 12/12/2007 at 10:55:37
She can commentate on womens footie as that is taking off big time apparently, its just I dont want to hear her on motd, it didnt sound right & no amount of arguing with me will change my mind on that........fuck her off to the womens footie please.
40 Posted 12/12/2007 at 11:00:00
I don’t think she was at the match, i think she had been given a shite script & told to read it. Which will of been dubbed onto the footage.
As expected...I’ve not a reply back!!
41 Posted 12/12/2007 at 11:13:08
Ive no problem whatsoever with a female commentator, although one with a slightly lower pitch, but for me it ruined the coverage of the game, and i dont think its fair that the BBC’s diversity policy doesnt extend to the top 4!
42 Posted 12/12/2007 at 11:15:30
It just shows the contempt the BBC and sporting media in general has for us to foist this laughable tokenism upon the watching public and Evertonians in particular.I am inclined to agree with Allan Barratt,I don’t think she was actually at the game,so if true proves that they couldn’t even be bothered to send anyone which is even worse!
Mind you even I might prefer this woman commentator if it means the BBC finally retire that arsehole John ’hanging on grimly to fourth place’ Motson.For those who may recall it, this is what the dickhead described Everton as doing when commentating on one of our games the season we qualified for the CL. We were nine points clear of the Dark Side Scum when he said it! Prick!!
43 Posted 12/12/2007 at 11:58:55
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45 Posted 12/12/2007 at 13:37:03
I agree though that women should not be commentating on the game - IF THEY CAN’T DO THE JOB.
I have a feeling that no one would have moaned if she was half-decent; she wasn’t she was shite. Simple as that.
It is polical correctness gone mad. The BBC are the same with Garth Crooks. I am POSITIVE that i am not alone when I say that this man is the biggest pillock on the planet and SHOULD NOT be on the TV commentating of footie. Motson is shite as well.
The BBC have a lot to answer for. Apart from showing Big Sam for the crook that he obviously is. Ha ha ha - now that was brilliant.
46 Posted 12/12/2007 at 13:44:15
I saw the cuptie Harrogate v Mansfield and they had Carlton Palmer as analyser he mumbled every word he said so how he got a job I dont know.
I think the woman commentator is called Jackie Something or other.
My favourite sports commentators were the old ones:
David Coleman on Athletics
Brian Johnson Test Match radio the man was hilarious
Peter O’Sullivan Horse Racing
Harry Carpenter Boxing
Kenneth Wolstenholme Football
John Motson for his statistics
Jonathan Pierce for telling us the national wage and food of some Eastern European nation we are playing during the commentary
Alan Green because he slags everyone off and he never played the game himself to give him just cause too.
I think you also have to be boring to get a job as the co-commentator because they dont come more boring than David Pleat and David Platt.
47 Posted 12/12/2007 at 14:15:56
Murray Walker anyone?
I think that Jacqui Oatley is a pretty good commentator - its not an easy job and to be given a slot on MOTD must be pretty nerve racking. She clearly knows what she’s talking about and must have a passion for the game, so all you knuckle grazers should slope off back to your caves and be ashamed of yourselves.
Sexism is like a dwarf with learning difficulties....it aint big or clever.
(Yes thats irony)
48 Posted 12/12/2007 at 16:32:52
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50 Posted 12/12/2007 at 20:51:40
I wonder what the reaction was when the first man went into a kitchen and started cooking? What happened when the first black player played for Darlington was it, over a hundred years ago. We’ve come a long way?
My reaction to the commentary was an ’eeeek, that grates on the ears a bit’ but the fact that it was a woman shouldnt really have caused such a furore.
It’s almost 2008 and football has moved on from the time that my dad wouldnt let me go to Goodison because men would think nothing of peeing in a corner in front of all and sundry, he didnt want me to see drunken men piddling over their own shoes...As a society, we have moved on and should have a mutual respect for eachothers strengths and weaknesses. Equally, we are all entitled to our opinions and no one is forced to read TW.
Kick racism out of football but let’s not replace it with sexism.