Croft has to go

Croft has to go

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iandc

2,928 posts

164 months

Saturday 10th October
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AND MAX IS ON PROVISIONAL POLE at 200db!!! God he is getting worse!!

swisstoni

9,547 posts

237 months

Saturday 10th October
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Adrian W said:
HERE COMES MAX VERSTAPPEN ffs shut up
Yes. Only 8 mins left of Q3.

iandc

2,928 posts

164 months

Saturday 10th October
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At the end of Q3 he set an F1 record for loudest shouting. Will Sky please tell him to turn the shouting down. Even lowering the volume doesn't help as he continues to scream.

Adrian W

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11,616 posts

186 months

Saturday 10th October
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why was he screaming into the microphone about Hamilton when everyone could see in the screen the Bottas was going faster, the big purple oblongs on the screen being the clue.

iandc

2,928 posts

164 months

Saturday 10th October
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Adrian W said:
why was he screaming into the microphone about Hamilton when everyone could see in the screen the Bottas was going faster, the big purple oblongs on the screen being the clue.
Because the man is an idiot! Never watches the obvious, never listens to his co-commentators and just likes screaming down the microphone. Never let the facts get in the way of a good shout!

patmahe

5,328 posts

162 months

Saturday 10th October
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I've watched F1 for 25 years. Since it went to sky, I have watched the F1 highlights on C4. This season with the condensed races I paid for the sky coverage. Normally I give people leeway, but Croft has proven consistently egotistical, lacking knowledge, unable to follow live action on screen and worst of all he has been ridiculously loud.

I watch sky despite him, not because of him. It seems clear his co-commentators tolerate him rather than like him, when this season runs out I will happily cancel sky and return to Channel 4, the only thing the sky coverage has over C4 is that it's live, they clearly don't understand genuine F1 fans and what they want, if they did Croft would be gone.

Incidentally whoever did the post qualifying interviews in the paddock today did a great job, intelligent insightful questions from someone who clearly knew what she was talking about, proving it's not that hard to find someone knowledgeable who doesn't talk at 110 decibels all the time.

HipHopapotamus

108 posts

128 months

Sunday 11th October
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I barely watch it due to him, does my head in

Especially when he states WE’VE GOT A RACE ON OUR HANDS HERE

no st...

Fire99

9,746 posts

187 months

Sunday 11th October
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I don't mind a bit of 'animation' from the commentators but most people know the difference between a bit of excitement at key moments, and a near-constant barrage of noise that we get from Croft.
He may as well be shouting "Rhubarb!" continually for all the benefit his noise offers...

Gary C

6,508 posts

137 months

Sunday 11th October
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He does seem to have got worse this year.

I disliked him in previous years for his lack of understanding and inability to listen to others (his wish to get rid of blue flags for example) but recognised that a commentary, like film background music can add to the event.

But recently he is becoming more like Legard, desperately shouty and annoying.

Wonder if Brundle is disengaging and he is feeling the pressure.

antspants

2,005 posts

133 months

Sunday 11th October
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I'm starting to think Ted has been working with Crofty for too long.

Brainpox

2,858 posts

109 months

Sunday 11th October
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antspants said:
I'm starting to think Ted has been working with Crofty for too long.
To his credit, he was standing about 10m away from the cars doing full bore practice starts.

Drive Blind

3,648 posts

135 months

Sunday 11th October
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are those two old golf commentators still on the go ? The ones that would quietly whisper and chuckle their way through 12 hours of live golf.

get them in for one race?

Adrian W

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11,616 posts

186 months

Sunday 11th October
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He’s even shouting on the run up, it must be time to start a get rid of Croft petition, I wonder how many people would sign

HoHoHo

14,449 posts

208 months

Sunday 11th October
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Teddy Lop said:
Who's driving bottas car?
Vettel apparently!

Brainpox

2,858 posts

109 months

Sunday 11th October
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Lap 4 we start getting the "gaining... gaining... gaining" oh wait he's no where near rolleyes

jules_s

2,663 posts

191 months

Sunday 11th October
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It may bet there is nothing happening on track - but it does seem he has toned it down a bit?

HustleRussell

18,466 posts

118 months

Sunday 11th October
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Speculating about why Albon stopped so early.

“Maybe he has a puncture from the gravel?”

When has that ever happened, useless , and how have you forgotten commentating on that massive lock up a few moments ago?

Daston

5,671 posts

161 months

Sunday 11th October
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I wouldn't be at all surprised if one day we just hear a loud wet thump noise and Martin telling us that "crofty has a headache" maybe its just wishful speaking

JonChalk

3,534 posts

68 months

Sunday 11th October
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Daston said:
I wouldn't be at all surprised if one day we just hear a loud wet thump noise and Martin telling us that "crofty has a headache" maybe its just wishful speaking
laughlaughlaughlaughlaugh

Adrian W

Original Poster:

11,616 posts

186 months

Sunday 11th October
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fking hell Croft, Kravitz just explained it to what the sensor fault could do, he needn’t have bothered , listen to what people say to you, tosser