BBC GMR match commentary

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  1. gocity

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    Although I had a ticket for last nights game (Fulham) I was unable to attend, still recovering from a surgical operation. I could not find a decent thread, none of the local pubs appeared to be showing it, so had to resort to listening to GMR on the City website. What a dreadful commentary it has become. The commentator and his pundit, (think it was Michael Brown) must have spent at least 40% of the game, waffling on about, how good City were, how poor and disinterested some of Fulham's players were etc etc. Totally disregarding what was happening in the match. The stats afterwards send we had 27 shots at goal, with ten on target , I cannot recall them describing more than 12 in total. When you are listening to a match commentary it should be about all the action on the field and only when play stops, should they then fill in with general comments. I got so fed up with it, that I am afraid I left early and switched off in injury time!
     
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  2. GAZZA

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    Bloody hell, we're even starting to leave the radio commentary early as well ;-)
     
  3. Swordfish7

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    It's now 12 years since GMR went back to being Radio Manchester, can't believe how that name has stuck.
     
  4. kalouk

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    I listened to it and found it okay. Maybe because I rarely listen to football on the radio I haven't got a lot to compare it to. I found them easy to listen to and a refreshing change from the usual Sky, BT commentary.
     
  5. Onholiday(somemightsay)

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    Do we have to boo the GMR jingle now as well?
     
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  6. Harvster

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    It was lovely listening to Phil Wood on the wireless on the way home last night, good old Piccadilly 261
     
  7. manchester blue

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    Bloody hell, I had to check this and it is. This makes me feel old. It seems ten minutes ago. I remember it changing to GMR.
     
  8. manimanc

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    Was the surgical procedure to remove the needle from the record?
     
  9. Bluep*ss

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    Totally agree with you. They were waffling on -Andy Buckley /Michael Brown - instead of describing the play.
    Should have heard him and Fred Eyre last Monday at Wembley - mentioned the state of the pitch at least 508 times - 'boring''
     
  10. big gaz

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    Moved up to North Yorks so gmr means a lot to me. Love Ken we could be 4 up and he makes it sound like we are behind ( bless ) at least regarding Thursdays game there were no smart ass comments, unlike other media organisations.
     

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