Croft has to go

Croft has to go

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Polite M135 driver

1,853 posts

56 months

Friday 14th August 2020
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where has he got to go to

paulguitar

13,210 posts

85 months

Friday 14th August 2020
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Polite M135 driver said:
where has he got to go to
Anywhere away from a mic.

Polite M135 driver

1,853 posts

56 months

Friday 14th August 2020
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might be a good cameraman?

rdjohn

5,105 posts

167 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Europa1 said:
I'm pleasantly surprised by Rosberg's commentary.

Although he's clearly a very affable guy, I've found him hard to like due to his cheesy, somewhat Tigger-ish personality. However, in the commentary box he's been a breath of fresh air.
Agreed, his insight of the team and Lewis, plus the fact that he has driven a current era cars in anger makes his input something to relish.

And he avoids conjecture about anything that is going on.

Blib

38,607 posts

169 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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He did keep having to bring the conversation back to the on track action.

Big Nanas

840 posts

56 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Blib said:
He did keep having to bring the conversation back to the on track action.
I havet liked Rosberg much previously on Sky, but he came across well yesterday in the commentary box.

Drive Blind

4,271 posts

149 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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is the answer then to only have shouty crofty for the first 3 and the last 3 laps ?
let him do the predictable 'lights out' and 'takes the chequered flag', lets be honest a shaved monkey could do it.

For the other 90 minutes have commentators with race/technical/strategy knowledge ?

swisstoni

11,867 posts

251 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Drive Blind said:
is the answer then to only have shouty crofty for the first 3 and the last 3 laps ?
let him do the predictable 'lights out' and 'takes the chequered flag', lets be honest a shaved monkey could do it.

For the other 90 minutes have commentators with race/technical/strategy knowledge ?
That’s why I think Brundle needs a driver-friend to talk to during the race, with Croft talking less.
But when you see the boxes the commentate from, there’s probably physical reasons they can’t wedge another person in there.

It’s ironic that Sky have a large presentation team, but when it boils down to the race, you are largely left with Brundle and Croft.

paulguitar

13,210 posts

85 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Drive Blind said:
is the answer then to only have shouty crofty for the first 3 and the last 3 laps ?
let him do the predictable 'lights out' and 'takes the chequered flag', lets be honest a shaved monkey could do it.

For the other 90 minutes have commentators with race/technical/strategy knowledge ?
I have to mute the whole of the first lap, the last lap, and much in-between

The answer would appear to be replacing Croft with someone competent.

iandc

3,251 posts

178 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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God during FP2 he was awful. Never shut up, interrupted when anybody else (especially Nico) were saying anything sensible and must be being paid by the word as he never knows when to keep quiet even for a few seconds. I guess it boils down to do Sky want shouty commentary or people who know what they are talking about.

Steamer

12,788 posts

185 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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I hadn't really noticed before although playing 'Martin Brundle Bingo' was a tad annoying...

..and today.. straight after they replayed Toto's announcement re his future - Crofty takes the conversation straight to Barcelona's football team result as a 'comparison'?! wft...


He's still not as annoying as the adverts SKY are currently using during their coverage though!

confucuis

1,177 posts

96 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Polite M135 driver said:
might be a good cameraman?
He'd be the type of camera that zooms in and out constantly to add excitement!!

SmoothCriminal

3,897 posts

171 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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fking idiots keep going on about minimum lap times.

Ocon crashes after he let's kmag past who is on a TIMED LAP.

Croft and Chandok bleating that a minimum lap time would have avoided that accident.

s gonna watch quali on mute.

thegreenhell

9,854 posts

191 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Hilarious hearing Nico Rosberg putting Croft straight in the commentary. He wasn't putting up with any of his nonsense talk.

mstrbkr

9,311 posts

170 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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thegreenhell said:
Hilarious hearing Nico Rosberg putting Croft straight in the commentary. He wasn't putting up with any of his nonsense talk.
Absolute commentary gold! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

However, Tom Gaymor who is commentating on the WEC race happening right now in Spa is even more annoying. He says “Errrrrr” after every 2 or 3 words banghead

iandc

3,251 posts

178 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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SmoothCriminal said:
fking idiots keep going on about minimum lap times.

Ocon crashes after he let's kmag past who is on a TIMED LAP.

Croft and Chandok bleating that a minimum lap time would have avoided that accident.

s gonna watch quali on mute.
Croft seems to settle on one subject (tyres/slow laps etc) and NEVER shut up about it. Give it a rest and move on for God's sake. I expect to hear more about the Barcelona result during qualifying!

LukeBrown66

1,442 posts

18 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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I am not sure but if you are talking about this: 1.40.000

isnt the last number a thousandth? Not a millisecond as he keeps saying o is there an extra zero on the numbers

Adrian W

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12,308 posts

200 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Sound just went off, “ the Renault us the slowest, of the seven cars we’ve had so far” the blokes an idiot

thegreenhell

9,854 posts

191 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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LukeBrown66 said:
I am not sure but if you are talking about this: 1.40.000

isnt the last number a thousandth? Not a millisecond as he keeps saying o is there an extra zero on the numbers
A millisecond is a thousandth. For once he is not wrong.

SmoothCriminal

3,897 posts

171 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Mercs miles infront. Bottas doesn't beat Hamilton and the croft shouting oh lewis might have pole unless someone can pull out a lap from behind. Yeah they're going to find a second are they idiot.