Geoff Boycott

Geoff Boycott

Post by Ben Smi » Sat, 22 May 2004 22:38:20


What does everybody think of Geoff Boycott of Channel 4?. I came
across the following post on a FOOTBALL, yes, FOOTBALL board:

Posted by eye on 5/21/2004, 12:45 pm
130.88.189.145

What do you expect from a county that produced Geoff Boycott?
Seriousdly, the guy is commentating on Channel 4 cricket and he's the
most arrogant, insulting, ignorant, out of touch pile of sh!t ever. I
hate him. I can listen to Ian Botham, David Gower, and Bob Willis for
hours on Sky but Boycott with his reactionary opinions, his
greater-than-thou attitude to himself and his generation, not to
mention never giving anyone credit, drives me mad.
What right does he have to criticise others? He thjinks because years
ago he was a successful test batsman he can come across as 'the
oracle.' Well to be honest Geoff you should have done us all a favour
and dropped dead. I've never said anything about anyone like that
before but I swear nobody ever deserved cancer as much as he did.

In my opinion Geoff Boycott is a parasitic sick-minded stuff shirt,
the darling of all the fuddy-duddies and MCC types. I'm not
anti-establishment or radical myself but the guy makes Mrs Thatcher
look like an anrachist with his attidutes.

RANT OVER.

 
 
 

Geoff Boycott

Post by CiL » Sat, 22 May 2004 23:33:17



Quote:
>What does everybody think of Geoff Boycott of Channel 4?. I came
>across the following post on a FOOTBALL, yes, FOOTBALL board:

I like my quite a lot of fellow countrymen like his commentary a lot

 
 
 

Geoff Boycott

Post by Simon Pleasant » Sat, 22 May 2004 23:42:12



Quote:
>What does everybody think of Geoff Boycott of Channel 4?. I came
>across the following post on a FOOTBALL, yes, FOOTBALL board:

Well I have not heard that much of him recently but listening to him
comment in the past I found him to be nothing more than a typical
Yorkshireman.  He's not afraid to say what he thinks.  From an
analytical point of view I have always found him extremely good.  Also
he is not biased - he has opinions on everyone and gives them equal
voice.

However people who speak their mind as freely as him make plenty of
enemies in a lifetime.

Personally, in real life, I always prefer people who say what they
think, as I do not trust people that don't because you can never be
totally sure where you stand with them.

 
 
 

Geoff Boycott

Post by Gafoo » Sun, 23 May 2004 01:30:16

Quote:

> What does everybody think of Geoff Boycott of Channel 4?.

Haven't listened to channel 4, but otherwise, IMHO, Boycott is
miles ahead of any cricket commentator I have listened to.
 
 
 

Geoff Boycott

Post by John Hal » Sun, 23 May 2004 03:03:07



Quote:
>What does everybody think of Geoff Boycott of Channel 4?. I came
>across the following post on a FOOTBALL, yes, FOOTBALL board:

>Posted by eye on 5/21/2004, 12:45 pm
>130.88.189.145

>What do you expect from a county that produced Geoff Boycott?
>Seriousdly, the guy is commentating on Channel 4 cricket and he's the
>most arrogant, insulting, ignorant, out of touch pile of sh!t ever. I
>hate him. I can listen to Ian Botham, David Gower, and Bob Willis for
>hours on Sky but Boycott with his reactionary opinions, his
>greater-than-thou attitude to himself and his generation, not to
>mention never giving anyone credit, drives me mad.

<snip>

All this shows is that there is no accounting for taste. Personally, I'd
rate Boycott as a commentator as being miles ahead of Botham, Gower and
Willis.
--
John Hall  Weep not for little Leonie
           Abducted by a French Marquis!
           Though loss of honour was a wrench
           Just think how it's improved her French.   Harry Graham (1874-1936)

 
 
 

Geoff Boycott

Post by Arvind Bor » Sun, 23 May 2004 03:44:35

Quote:

> I like my quite a lot of fellow countrymen

You mean your fellow South Asians?

Arvind

 
 
 

Geoff Boycott

Post by Jan Buxto » Sun, 23 May 2004 03:34:50


Quote:

> What does everybody think of Geoff Boycott of Channel 4?. I came
> across the following post on a FOOTBALL, yes, FOOTBALL board:
<snip>
> hate him. I can listen to Ian Botham, David Gower, and Bob Willis for
> hours

Anyone who can listen to Botham and Willis for hours is clearly insane
or deaf,
and it's therefore no surprise they can't recognise a good commentator
such as Boycott.

--
Jan

 
 
 

Geoff Boycott

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Sun, 23 May 2004 09:03:28


Quote:


> > What does everybody think of Geoff Boycott of Channel 4?. I came
> > across the following post on a FOOTBALL, yes, FOOTBALL board:
> <snip>
> > hate him. I can listen to Ian Botham, David Gower, and Bob Willis for
> > hours

> Anyone who can listen to Botham and Willis for hours is clearly insane
> or deaf,
> and it's therefore no surprise they can't recognise a good commentator
> such as Boycott.

I have always enjoyed Boycott, but his duet with Dermot Reeve is in danger
of becoming tediously repetitive.  I'm quite happy to hear Reeve teasing
Boycott about once dismissing him in a first-class match, as we did on the
first day, but I didn't really need to hear the same story again pre-lunch
on the second day.

Andrew