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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

December 9th, 2017, 9:26 am #1

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/ ... -australia

I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

December 9th, 2017, 9:40 am #2

I also agree with the points raised in the article, but hardly "new" news. It`s been known for years that Boycott was the way he was.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 9:52 am

December 9th, 2017, 9:54 am #3

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
He's a Jeckyll and Hyde summariser, full of insight one moment, then whiningly irritating the next. But you know what you're going to get, don't you? There's a bit of that in Michael Vaughan, too. I disagree about him being a boring batsman, though. I thought his battles with pace bowlers were fascinating, and in his relative youth he was far more fluent that people seem to remember.
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December 9th, 2017, 10:16 am #4

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
I do agree it is often tortuous to listen to his expert commentary stints, especially when he is on with Aggers. I squirm as he jumps from hobby horse to anecdote and back to hobby horse, it's well past time he was taken out of this role.

However I do think he still has the ability to see it like it is and refreshingly isn't afraid to say so.

I miss his end of day summary when I thought he always got things just about right and I think he is fine giving short updates on radio.

Of course these thing are very subjective.

I suppose as long as someone is going to pay Boycott for doing it he will churn out the same old stuff, the same might apply to Mathew Engel.
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December 9th, 2017, 10:32 am #5

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
The trouble with 'character' commentators is that they fall in love with their own character and start to play up to it. As a result they start off as a breath of fresh air but can finish up as unintentional self-parody and a bit of a bore. The same trajectory was followed by Fred I'm afraid.
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December 9th, 2017, 10:37 am #6

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
As much as I agree with many of his points here, wasn't it Engel who wrote an incredibly pompous and reactionary piece bemoaning the state of the modern game recently? Rather ironic.
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December 9th, 2017, 1:23 pm #7

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
In terms of talking about the intricacies of technique who is better as a summariser? I suppose there is a need to both inform and entertain and he is better at the former in my view. I tend to cringe when he is paired with Alison Mitchell - just waiting for the patriarchal overtones. But do we really think the 'new approach' led by Daggers (who i like as a commentator) et al is better? It could be i am just on old Yorkshireman who, it seems like many, does not like change.
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December 9th, 2017, 3:40 pm #8

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
He's okay on radio but he doesn't adjust well to the telly. He doesn't seem to realise that when we can see pictures less is more.
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December 11th, 2017, 11:05 am #9

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
I will nail my colours to the mast and say I am big Geoff Boycott commentary fan.
Although I agree he does use the clique of his Mums apron and stick of rhubarb a bit too much sometimes.
I think the article has hurt Boycott a bit by his reaction to it on twitter,

One commentator who I think is past his sell by date is Ian Botham, loved him as a player but very bland now he is in the commentary box. You get the feel he is only on Sky because of his name.
Like David Lloyd seems a decent bloke I could imagine enjoying a pint with but over does the clown role a bit on occasion.
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December 12th, 2017, 8:54 am #10

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I reckon this might spark a debate! Personally I agree with much of this (runs away and hides).
Sadly Foxy Fowler is also sticking the boot in on Twitter about Boycs being a coward and ducking away from England when the Aussie and windies quicks were in their pomp. Plenty of defence of Geoffrey including himself but my estimation of Foxy which was high having read his excellent book has now plummeted in view of his ill informed opinions and raking up stuff he knows little about. I wonder if the jealousy extends to the fact Boycott still commentates whilst Foxy doesn’t
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