> Yes after some thought on this point, I think this is an important point - that he
> calls it as it is rather than with some 'agenda' in mind. Not sure 'agenda' is the
> word I want but nevertheless.........
Yes he calls the game without any pretentions and leaves the expert
opinions to the experts.
> Wouldn't want to take anything away from Nisbo (especially in the way of pies,
> rolls, any kind of food, by all accounts).
> I was very interested to read a posting of yours about month or so ago with
> regards to the background of Graeme Hughes - I'm sure lots of NZer's have no idea
> of his cricketing background.
Dead right. One criticism of Max was that Sky had this "rugby league
commentator" calling cricket.
Hughes was still playing first grade in Sydney till about four years
> I think most people associate
> commentaters with
> particular sports, much like actors are stereotyped I guess. Another interesting
> person to listen to is Peter Montgomery doing rugby. He really knows his stuff and
> I was very impressed.
Montogomery did the TV commentary for one of the all time famous games
of league - Ponsonby v Cronulla in 1973.
> The Channel Nine commentary team must be getting to the point where some changes
> can't be far off.......? I mean in terms of age and
> retirements................although they have moved Healy and Taylor in and they
> seem to be permament
They are struggling. This awful "target zone" or whatever can't disguise
a tired commentary.
> Go the Black Caps.
> > Thanks for the feedback.
> > As far as Nisbo (Grant Nisbett) is concerned, it raises an interesting
> > point.
> > I think that more use should be made of the professional commentator on
> > TV (as radio do).
> > Former test cricketers do not always make for great listening and in
> > some cases they disagree - neither wanting to concede a point.
> > From my point of view, working with Nisbo, I can assure you that he
> > knows his stuff (he's been a cricket commentator on radio and TV far
> > longer than any of the others).
> > In addition, his comments man finds it good to work with him as he will
> > call the game with no frills allowing the expert more space to make his
> > point.
> > Any further comments appreciated.
> > > Much better and more frequent stats - which is important because I know very
> > > few cricket fans who don't also love stats. Cricket is all about stats. So a
> > > definite improvement here.
> > > Dilmah tea party is excellent. Very informal chat with the two best
> > > commentators in NZ. I like the question-answering thing too. Definitely one
> > > to keep.
> > > Commentators are ok. As much as he annoys me after a while, I do miss Glenn
> > > Turners perspective. But having Coney is great. Don't know about Nisbo.
> > > Sometimes he seems a bit out of his depth. I like the guy, but he is a
> > > better rugby commentator.
> > > > I'll ask again, anyone got any comments re Sky's coverage?
> > > > e.g.
> > > > 1. The many statistical tables which were shown (esp day 2)
> > > > 2. The Dilmah Tea Party
> > > > 3. The commentators
> > > > (As I'm involved with the production, no point in me commenting but very
> > > > interested in ANY feedback)
> > > > There are 4500 new subscribers waiting to be connected to Sky - all
> > > > since the first test began.