Croft has to go

Croft has to go

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LukeBrown66

242 posts

4 months

Sunday 11th October
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Just stop watching it, or find a way to watch without the moronic imbecile.

Daston

5,671 posts

161 months

Sunday 11th October
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LukeBrown66 said:
Just stop watching it, or find a way to watch without the moronic imbecile.
Any tips that allows the pic and audio to sync with all the other sounds?

jsf

19,251 posts

194 months

Sunday 11th October
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So many moronic comments.

Two classics

Norris coming in the pits full chat, locks his front tyres up to get down to the speed limit at the last moment. "Norris comes in to retire" Moron.
Albon comes in to the pits, stops in box, no mechanics setup for the pitstop tyre change, front jack man puts the slow low lift jack under and lifts it for the skates. "Albon doing his penalty before the pit stop change" Moron.

iandc

2,928 posts

164 months

Sunday 11th October
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In post race interview Lewis said he had a headache. Cue Shoutface to shout "Lewis obviously has Covid"!!

iandc

2,928 posts

164 months

Sunday 11th October
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JonChalk said:
laughlaughlaughlaughlaugh
Would be brilliant! Croft going down with a screaming "AAAAAAHHHH!"

Teddy Lop

3,642 posts

25 months

Sunday 11th October
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We need to find out who does the f1 covid tests, and pull some liam neeson blackmail and violence, we know where your family is sh!t on him unless he fails crofty for the rest of the season.

Note for mods: this - is - a - joke

TheDeuce

7,268 posts

24 months

Sunday 11th October
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On the plus side, Croft is wrong about so much that I find myself watching each GP ever more closely so that I can figure out what is actually going on. The challenge is to block him out and spot his mistakes before he does smile

He was on fire today. I don't think there was a single significant development in the race that he didn't reformat and proclaim to be something else.

PorkInsider

4,391 posts

99 months

Sunday 11th October
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swisstoni said:
Adrian W said:
HERE COMES MAX VERSTAPPEN ffs shut up
Yes. Only 8 mins left of Q3.
I called to see my parents yesterday and my dad was watching qualifying.

My 76yo mother, who has only a passing interest in F1 (she loves bike racing!), was half watching too. She immediately picked up on Croft's stupidity with that screeching about Verstappen.

It beggars belief that an uninterested elderly lady seemingly had more of a grip on what was going on than the idiot Croft.

I honestly don't believe that TV companies realise just how divisive and detrimental it is to have moronic, annoying commentators.

It's not much better in MotoGP with Keith Heuwen destroying the coverage.

CoolHands

11,455 posts

153 months

Monday 12th October
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iandc said:
At the end of Q3 he set an F1 record for loudest shouting.
This made me laugh - perhaps it’s sort of like his own qualifying! Each week he gets better & better!

rdjohn

4,391 posts

153 months

Monday 12th October
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Gary C said:
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.
Over the weekend, SKY played a clip of the 1998 Spa GP which started with a huge pile up. Murray was doing the commentary and was calm and precise with what had happened. Conversely Croft reading out the grid sounds excited and shouty.

During FP3 he seemed relatively relaxed apart from making the odd really dumb statement to exasperate Nico and DibResta. I often get the feeling that he is doing his master’s bidding. SKY just have to hype up everything that they do.

Yesterday’s biggest gaff was his inability to understand that Perez was closing down Danny Ricc quite quickly and that there was about to be a race at the end (pre-safety car). Martin sounded quite exasperated when he corrected Croft.

rdjohn

4,391 posts

153 months

Monday 12th October
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Another repetitive gaff that he uses is “the DRS is wide-open”

No it is not, it is simply open - to the prescribed limits of the FIA regs.

For much of a GP there is not a lot going on, he just needs to pause, read the facts and present them at a speed and volume level that the audience might need.

Seriously, my wife can read the race better than him. She can keep track of the tyres that all the contenders are on, if they have pitted and what the gaps are and if the are increasing, or closing.

Derek Smith

37,696 posts

206 months

Monday 12th October
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I watch on NowTV and listen to Radio 5 Live. I also have F1.feed's lap timing.

It's a great setup, the only problem being delay. The first intimation of something is happening comes on F1.feed, and then, a few seconds later, it is mentioned on Radio 5, and finally, after a shorter gap, it is seen on TV.

I like the R5L commentry. The team sometimes get excited, but it is always because something exciting's happening. There's the occasional error, which is corrected, normally by the other commentator, and things go on.

If, for any reason, I'm not watcing live, I will get as much enjoyment from R5L and F1.feed.

Daston

5,671 posts

161 months

Monday 12th October
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One thing that did make me laugh was his ramblings when the saftey car had gone in. You can hear Martin simply say "He's gone" whilst Croft is still talking st about cars catching up to the pack.

He must then have noticed Hamilton going quickly into the last corner and switched to "AND LEWIS IS OFF" mode. Think my wife even commented about Martin saying that 10 seconds ago.

blueg33

24,519 posts

182 months

Tuesday 13th October
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I still don't have any major gripe against him. Its a good balance with Brundle who is calm knowledgeable and technical, and Croft who gets a bit excited.

I would rather have a commentator who gets a tad excited than just a boring description of the race - watch some of the coverage of lesser race series and you will see what I mean.

I can't get my head around why they have Di Resta or Herbert, they really don't seem to add much

jsf

19,251 posts

194 months

Tuesday 13th October
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Croft, Di Resta and Herbert are all useless.
Croft not only shouts too much, he doesn’t understand what he is watching so shouts complete bks, it's really anoying.

paulguitar

7,980 posts

71 months

Tuesday 13th October
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jsf said:
Croft not only shouts too much, he doesn’t understand what he is watching so shouts complete bks, it's really anoying.
That's the crux of it really. It might just be possible to tolerate his yelling if he knew his stuff. The trouble is, he is clueless, frequently wrong, can't read a race or even a corner, and never listens to anyone around him.

iandc

2,928 posts

164 months

Tuesday 13th October
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jsf said:
Croft, Di Resta and Herbert are all useless.
Croft not only shouts too much, he doesn’t understand what he is watching so shouts complete bks, it's really anoying.
I guess Sky having the monopoly on live coverage just don't care. Di Resta's "Merceedies" pronunciation is also bloody annoying. A bunch of monkeys could probably do a better job.

skinny

5,244 posts

193 months

Tuesday 13th October
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Well I don't have sky so I watch it on CH4. Don't worry guys, things are no better there with Ben Edwards.
It makes me die a little inside when after leading the race comfortably for the last half hour, he starts literally screaming when Lewis takes the flag. Yes we know Ben, we're watching the same screen. It's not exactly a sudden surprise, instead it's completely fake emotion or excitement at a moment that in itself is entirely predictable.

CoolHands

11,455 posts

153 months

Tuesday 13th October
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I agree that is the worst bit. It is so transparently fake it’s embarrassing. Why can’t presenters be sincere?

HardtopManual

1,426 posts

124 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Di Resta obviously knows his subject but is frequently unable to articulate himself.

Herbert has the sense of humour of a 13 year old boy.

Lazenby is a complete berk. Bangs on about "unity of message" when half the grid are on their knees, then describes a female engineer as "the lovely Miss...".

Karun Chandok is ace.

Rosberg was awful, then brilliant, but is now trying to be Eddie Jordan.

Ant Davidson is great.