Alex Jacques Must Go!

Alex Jacques Must Go!

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Mr_Yogi

3,223 posts

220 months

Monday 29th March
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I was very critical of him for qualifying, but thought he was much better and less "DJ" in the race. The past few laps got a bit excruciating, but overall I thought he was fine. Thought Billy did alright too.

oyster

10,246 posts

213 months

Monday 29th March
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I’m less concerned about the tone of voice, in any case he was better in the race, but find their constant need to stick to some sort of script of soundbites more infuriating.
It means they miss live action and significant contextual points.

There was a moment in qualifying, might have been Q2, where Sainz was ahead of Leclerc by just 0.001s but no mention was made of this. Too busy getting a pre-rehearsed strapline out.

That’s where Murray was so good, he just said what he/we saw. Sometimes said it wrong, but said it with passion. His rehearsed bits were saved for the quieter moments of the race.

Wills2

17,898 posts

140 months

Monday 29th March
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He is very much "voice over man" in his style which did grate at the beginning of the race it was weird he asked questions of monger and Coulthard in the same way as well I was half expecting him to start saying "In a world where one man..."

The best commentary team are on BBC 5 live.


Eric Mc

115,007 posts

230 months

Monday 29th March
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Watched the qualifying and race highlights on C4 and have to say I thought that the new commentary team was perfectly adequate.

I always liked Ben Edwards and I will miss him but the new guys did OK.

s-x-i

33 posts

14 months

Monday 29th March
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For his first F1 race I thought the commentary was overall ok, if a bit over exaggerated in places.

The one thing I didn't understand was the 'demotion' of DC to the 3rd commentator position. There seemed to be very little flow between the three of them and I felt that BM added very little overall.

I'd prefer it only to be Alex Jacques and DC and give them some time to build up a rapour.

Adrian W

11,816 posts

193 months

Monday 29th March
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If you had a choice, either Jacques or Croft

Mr Pointy

7,915 posts

124 months

Monday 29th March
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s-x-i said:
For his first F1 race I thought the commentary was overall ok, if a bit over exaggerated in places.

The one thing I didn't understand was the 'demotion' of DC to the 3rd commentator position. There seemed to be very little flow between the three of them and I felt that BM added very little overall.

I'd prefer it only to be Alex Jacques and DC and give them some time to build up a rapour.
Jaques & Billy monger may not have been at the circuit - the only shot I saw of them had a plain backdrop & I don't think BM did any of his usual driver interviews. If they were back in the UK it's more difficult to do exchanges with DC & would explain why some of the commentary was arkward if they weren't seeing the usual screens - they'd have been been looking at something like the F1TV information screens.

Why is PH uncapitalising the M in monger?

DonkeyApple

40,792 posts

134 months

Monday 29th March
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Probably our phones assuming we're talking about a monger rather then the monger?

ETA clearly not and it is PH doing it.

KobayashiMaru86

816 posts

175 months

Monday 29th March
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They weren't at track. Both were in UK and even then could've been in separate buildings. Jacques and Brundle were for the F2 commentary.

pquinn

1,504 posts

11 months

Monday 29th March
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DonkeyApple said:
Probably our phones assuming we're talking about a monger rather then the monger?

ETA clearly not and it is PH doing it.
Bet it's a word filter that's been clumsily edited/overriden rather than removed.

Mr Pointy

7,915 posts

124 months

Monday 29th March
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KobayashiMaru86 said:
They weren't at track. Both were in UK and even then could've been in separate buildings. Jacques and Brundle were for the F2 commentary.
That's why the commentary had an odd feel then. It's never as good "off-tube" compared to when they are in the comm box overlooking the track.

vx220

2,530 posts

199 months

Monday 29th March
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My first thought was of Dave Clifton...

vx220

2,530 posts

199 months

CaptainSensib1e

1,375 posts

186 months

Tuesday 30th March
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It's pretty harsh to write someone off after one race, typical Piston heads.

He really wasn't that bad, give him a few races to bed in and I'm sure he'll improve.


Wills2

17,898 posts

140 months

Tuesday 30th March
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CaptainSensib1e said:
It's pretty harsh to write someone off after one race, typical Piston heads.

He really wasn't that bad, give him a few races to bed in and I'm sure he'll improve.
Wow I didn't know CH4 had dragged him off the street, he did amazingly then as I was under the impression that he was a professional.



Chrisgr31

12,138 posts

220 months

Tuesday 30th March
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KobayashiMaru86 said:
They weren't at track. Both were in UK and even then could've been in separate buildings. Jacques and Brundle were for the F2 commentary.
There was a tweet or post somewhere that said that monger and Jacques were in the same place, (a Ch4 studio somewhere in London) DC was obviously at the track. For F2 Jacques was in London and the other commentator at Biggin Hill.

I thought Jacques and monger did well

CaptainSensib1e

1,375 posts

186 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Wills2 said:
Wow I didn't know CH4 had dragged him off the street, he did amazingly then as I was under the impression that he was a professional.

Even a 'professional' will take some time to bed into a new role...

DonkeyApple

40,792 posts

134 months

Saturday 3rd April
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CaptainSensib1e said:
Wills2 said:
Wow I didn't know CH4 had dragged him off the street, he did amazingly then as I was under the impression that he was a professional.

Even a 'professional' will take some time to bed into a new role...
I didn't think there was anything wrong in that regard, especially given they were working remote. What I found very odd was that someone else was speaking in the same manner as Boris and it was most unrelaxing.

AlexRS2782

6,525 posts

178 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Pretty much the same as a chunk of the F1 last year i imagine. She's the lead presenter for C4's rugby coverage so unlikely to cover F1 whilst those competitions are active. Quite likely she'll be back for Silverstone, seeing as it's in the UK, and maybe some races later in the year dependent on what's happening with Covid related travel restrictions.

Edited by AlexRS2782 on Sunday 2nd May 02:01


Edited by topsey.mod on Monday 3rd May 09:46

Zarco

13,757 posts

174 months

Sunday 2nd May
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ade73 said:
3 races in and Alex has settled down, not jarring anymore, this weekend there was no "token" Billy either so the quali commentary wasn't bad. Just need to get rid of that Mincer in the pits. What happened to Lee?
Has he fk. Still sounds like Tim Westwood.