User Tag List

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast
Results 1 to 17 of 160
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Poole
    Posts
    540
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Badminton commentators - what do we think of them?

    not sure if this is the right forum for this thread. i was on the other side of the stadium and i happened to notice gill clark with this priceless look on her face

    that guy: blahblahblahblahblah
    that guy: i love the sound of my own voice! blahblahblahblahblah
    that guy: hooohoooo i'm such a funny commentator! blahblahblahblahblah
    gill clark: shut up!!!!!!!!!

    so now whenever you hear that guy, you can put a face to his annoying voice
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Regular Member george@chongwei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    MIA
    Posts
    29,953
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    wahahahahahahahah

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    119
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    to be honest I think that guy isn't so bad. I mean, at least he's enthusiastic. There are worse commentators--eg., that awful antipodean (and I say this as one myself) who did the commentaries for the European championships was horrendous. I mean, his commentary was really annoying because it was so wrong.

    I know I've said this before but why is it that sports channels feel obligated to have someone comment even when they know nothing at all?? Is it so hard to believe that we, the audience, might actually be able to appreciate watching a match in silence?

    Ok, rant over...

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    119
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I probably need to get out of the house more

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    5,436
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It is David Mercer, and he is actually pretty good as far as Badminton Commentating goes, he knows a bit about the game.

    Remember it is his job to talk, so saying he likes his own voice is a bit harsh.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Brisbane!
    Posts
    4,751
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    David isn't that bad... I've heard worse... especially from the Chinese commentators that go yadayadayada all throughout. They probably talk 90% of the time, and 50% of what they say is wrong, and the other 50% is just stating the obvious.

  7. #7
    Regular Member volcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    3,566
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Zhao Jianhua is my fave, while David is brilliant in my books... makes all the matches absolutely enjoyable.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Poole
    Posts
    540
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    while i don't know if he's any good with other sports because i haven't heard him elsewhere, THAT guy is definitely my number 1 most hated badminton commentator. i don't have anything against him personally, i just don't want to hear him spout any more patronising crap about badminton.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    :
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Don't know if David is his name but definetely That Guy's Aussie accent has made it worse. Would be much better if he spoke English as close as Gill's.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Clark is absolutely brilliant as a commentator. the best out of all the commentators in our sports. Zhao is my favourite Singles Pro player, but his commentaries is average. Most Chinese commentators from Mainland china is pretty knowledgable. The worst is the HK commentators... Some of them don't even know enough about the sport... i don't know what the heck they are doing... Chan Lim Chi from HK is a bit better as a commentator because as least she is knowledgable.

  11. #11
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    btw, i also saw Gill Clark compete in a 1990 AE open final VHS video. She was vicious... it'll be nice if anyone can share that...

  12. #12
    Regular Member Mark A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    St Helens, UK
    Posts
    4,378
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    David Mercer isn't bad at all; you should try listening to Darren Hall: EVERY sentence opens with "absolutely". We have a prize each year for the closest guess to the number of "absolutely"s uttered by DH during the televised stages of the All England.

    Gill Clark and Morten Frost made a brilliant team for this year's AE, and I wish we could have got him for the BBC Olympics commentary. Oh well...

  13. #13
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Poole
    Posts
    540
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jack200603 View Post
    Don't know if David is his name but definetely That Guy's Aussie accent has made it worse. Would be much better if he spoke English as close as Gill's.
    david mercer's accent is most definitely NOT aussie. some bbc info about him here.

    at the 2004 olympics there was an irritating commentator on aussie tv's badminton coverage. i remember her most excruciatingly patronising comment about badminton tactics was "you don't lift half court crosscourt, that's a no-no". i can just imagine her finger wagging at the tv audience.

  14. #14
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Thomson, Singapore.
    Posts
    3,729
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by No one View Post
    to be honest I think that guy isn't so bad. I mean, at least he's enthusiastic. There are worse commentators--eg., that awful antipodean (and I say this as one myself) who did the commentaries for the European championships was horrendous. I mean, his commentary was really annoying because it was so wrong.
    Yeah, that guy isn't that bad when compared to that person (officially known as that person?? ) who did the commentary on the European Championships who got everything mixed up.

    IMO, Zhao Jianhua, Gill Clark and Morten Frost are the best commentators currently. I thought Darren Hall is fine as well.
    Last edited by modious; 08-21-2008 at 09:30 AM.

  15. #15
    Regular Member george@chongwei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    MIA
    Posts
    29,953
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    hasbullah awang is the best commentaries in badminton
    haha

  16. #16
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Thomson, Singapore.
    Posts
    3,729
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jack200603 View Post
    Don't know if David is his name but definetely That Guy's Aussie accent has made it worse. Would be much better if he spoke English as close as Gill's.
    Lol, I don't really bother to know his name either. That is why I named him "that guy".
    Apparently, now he is officially known as that guy in BadmintonCentral thanks to me.

  17. #17
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Brisbane!
    Posts
    4,751
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Best of the all time best is Gill Clark. No doubt about that. "How did he manage to do that"

    Distant second is Morten Frost, for his acute analysis of the game, and partially because of the aura he exudes, being a top player himself once upon a time.

    Hasbullah Awang takes my third spot. His enthusiasm and shouts which accompanies every point are unparalleled. Mostly, I like him because he brings back memories of better days. Thomas Cup 1992, I watched the recording of him commentating... He was practically standing up and screaming at the last few points.

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Current Badminton Commentators on TV
    By Bbn in forum General Forum
    Replies: 35
    : 05-27-2012, 05:18 AM
  2. TV Commentators
    By skchen in forum Sudirman Cup 2009
    Replies: 36
    : 05-21-2009, 09:10 PM
  3. Commentators
    By Eurasian =--(O) in forum World Championships 2006
    Replies: 115
    : 12-31-2006, 09:45 AM
  4. BADMINTON COMMENTATORS... camera shy?
    By jug8man in forum General Forum
    Replies: 5
    : 09-09-2005, 10:37 PM
  5. badminton commentators who are they?
    By libra in forum General Forum
    Replies: 3
    : 04-05-2003, 11:41 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •