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    Mercer&Emms is the winning combination from the Commonwealth Games where I felt the urge to put my fist through the screen after one game....Mercer, I'm okay with, but Emms is the most England-biased commentator I've ever heard, to the point where she doesn't seem to comment on the match I'm witnessing. Anyway, I hope there's a separate broadcast (don't care where) with commentators who actually have an idea how to do their job.

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    I would suppose GC is contracted with Star Sports ESPN and the like; wonder if they are covering live as well. I'd be very surprised if they are not....

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    Mercer&Emms is the winning combination from the Commonwealth Games where I felt the urge to put my fist through the screen after one game....Mercer, I'm okay with, but Emms is the most England-biased commentator I've ever heard, to the point where she doesn't seem to comment on the match I'm witnessing. Anyway, I hope there's a separate broadcast (don't care where) with commentators who actually have an idea how to do their job.
    But what do you expected thou , it is the same with every country .......... Thats why I watch matches without commentaries and sounds ....Just pure badminton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    David Mercer wasn't too bad last time, but there's no way Gail Emms can carry him like Gill did. Not using GC would be lunacy, so I hope you're wrong as well!
    David Mercer, didn't he commentate for badminton in Beijing Olympics? He was pathetically bad! Knew nothing about badminton and would get confused as to who's who on court, especially when there were 4 Asian men playing mens doubles

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    David Mercer, didn't he commentate for badminton in Beijing Olympics? He was pathetically bad! Knew nothing about badminton and would get confused as to who's who on court, especially when there were 4 Asian men playing mens doubles
    That's why they need to re-unite That Guy and Gill. If you aren't overly knowledgeable, you might as well be overly enthusiastic.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyvVNsLP-fM
    Listen to any bit of this (eg. 3:25-3:50 or 5:00-5:30). Annoyingly hyperbolic? Yes. But isn't that the Olympic motto? (Molestus superlatio)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    That's why they need to re-unite That Guy and Gill. If you aren't overly knowledgeable, you might as well be overly enthusiastic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyvVNsLP-fMListen to any bit of this (eg. 3:25-3:50 or 5:00-5:30). Annoyingly hyperbolic? Yes. But isn't that the Olympic motto? (Molestus superlatio)
    I'd take John Burgess' enthusiasm over Mercer's ignorance anytime!

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    The BBC need to find Gill Clark now, the guy who they have is okay, but he needs Gill Clark to be a successful combination. Gail Emms is a rotten commentator, and this Austrailian commentator doesn't have a clue what she's on about.

    In fact last years World Championship commentary was very good. I can't remember the mans name, but he was much better than these 3, as well with Gill and Morten.

    BRING GILL CLARK. NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD rules! View Post
    The BBC need to find Gill Clark now, the guy who they have is okay, but he needs Gill Clark to be a successful combination. Gail Emms is a rotten commentator, and this Austrailian commentator doesn't have a clue what she's on about.

    In fact last years World Championship commentary was very good. I can't remember the mans name, but he was much better than these 3, as well with Gill and Morten.

    BRING GILL CLARK. NOW.
    Anthony Clark? Iain Wright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanY View Post
    Anthony Clark? Iain Wright?
    I'm talking about the guy who wasn't a badminton specialst commentator, although he struggled with the names at first, he was still a lot better than this bunch...

    Iain Wright is nice to listen to as well, didn't think much of Anthony Clark if I'm honest.

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    Gill must have been poached.

    Gail wasn't too bad today - kept her tittering schoolgirlishness in check most of the time, and had some relevant insight. The Aussie... no idea who she is.

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    Gill is contracted under BWF i think... Therefore, we don't really hear her commentaries during the OG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    Gill is contracted under BWF i think... Therefore, we don't really hear her commentaries during the OG.
    She'll be in the audience... commentating to a knot of fervent admirers.

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    Gail Emms,

    For badmintons sake and my temper please don't go back into the studio tomorrow or for the rest of the week/life! please i am begging you.

    thanks in advance.

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    Going by her commentary on the Ouseph match, I think she just might be supporting Team GB...

    If Gill is holding out for more money, point proven! Come back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Gill must have been poached.

    Gail wasn't too bad today - kept her tittering schoolgirlishness in check most of the time, and had some relevant insight. The Aussie... no idea who she is.
    best bit was her calling a (male) Chinese coach a matriarch

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    Quote Originally Posted by amleto View Post
    best bit was her calling a (male) Chinese coach a matriarch
    Oh dear oh dear.!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amleto
    best bit was her calling a (male) Chinese coach a matriarch
    I thought it was only people whose first language was chinese who mess up masculine /feminine pronouns.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Oh dear oh dear.!!
    Ummm, I wouldn't call the Chinese male coach that, either.

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