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    Default Badminton Commentators down the years

    There have been many well-known players, coaches and other pros who have turned to commentating on television after retirement.

    There have been a few non-players as well, who have done a great job bringing the excitement of the game to the uninitiated.

    I would like to try and compile a list of commentators down the years, and what their relationship has been to badminton, and how they have done behind the mic.

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    Gill Clark. The gold standard by which all other commentators in badminton are measured. Simply the best. To borrow from Porches' tagline: there is no substitute.

    Her approach has always been to comment from the point of view of a coach, re tactics, weaknesses, etc.

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ark-Collection
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    Then there is John Burgess. Whose passionate and engaging style can wear a bit thin after a while, but he's the only one who can say "that's naughty, very naughty, but I like it".

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    Sit Craig Reedie....
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    I seem to recall a pro from Hong Kong (well, as far as I remember, they said he was an ex-national player or something) Kevin something-or-other, who did a duet on the mic with Burgess at the 2006 World Championships at Madrid. They appeared to get along quite well, and kinda complemented each other in a quirky way...

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    Who's that Danish guy that sits on occasionally with Gill on important matches that is mostly clueless when talking about player skill and technique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    Who's that Danish guy that sits on occasionally with Gill on important matches that is mostly clueless when talking about player skill and technique?
    there are a few danish coaches that commentate on occasions...morten frost etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by **KZ** View Post
    there are a few danish coaches that commentate on occasions...morten frost etc.
    Also Steen Pedersen and Kenneth Jonassen. Here in Denmark the best is Steen Skovgaard

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    There also was one guy from the BWF who used to commentate with Gill Clark, some Ian iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phili View Post
    There also was one guy from the BWF who used to commentate with Gill Clark, some Ian iirc.
    Ian Wright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob mm View Post
    Ian Wright?
    Yes you are right.

    (Man that was hard to resist the pun...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by phili View Post
    Yes you are right.

    (Man that was hard to resist the pun...)
    Haha ​aaaaaaaaaaaasfasfasf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    Who's that Danish guy that sits on occasionally with Gill on important matches that is mostly clueless when talking about player skill and technique?
    Depends what matches you're reffering to?
    I've recognized several danes alongside Gill.
    Morten Frost
    Steen Pedersen
    Kenneth Jonassen
    Jim Laugesen

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    I watch so many matches and I don't remember which one. All the Danish guys sound the same to me unfortunately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akim1 View Post
    Depends what matches you're reffering to?
    I've recognized several danes alongside Gill.
    Morten Frost
    Steen Pedersen
    Kenneth Jonassen
    Jim Laugesen
    Gill's one lucky girl!
    What are the chances we may see PG in that chair sometime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    I seem to recall a pro from Hong Kong (well, as far as I remember, they said he was an ex-national player or something) Kevin something-or-other, who did a duet on the mic with Burgess at the 2006 World Championships at Madrid. They appeared to get along quite well, and kinda complemented each other in a quirky way...
    Is that Kevin Han? He's represented USA.

    Others behind the mic are Poul Erik Hoyer Larsen and Simon Archer to add to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akim1 View Post
    Depends what matches you're reffering to?
    I've recognized several danes alongside Gill.
    Morten Frost
    Steen Pedersen
    Kenneth Jonassen
    Jim Laugesen
    Jim Laugesen was the one who accompanied Gill clarke in Denmark open 2012 . I still remember. His analyses excellently. I never forget the way he talks about players. He starts from the strengths and later about weaknesses of the player. He also speaks about how the player need to play in order to tackle the opponent on court etc. I hope to see him more in future tournaments.

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