Missing Mr Bill Mclaren

I appreciate that it was a slight cluster this afternoon in Italy when Jonathon Davies had to take over the commentry when his "Professional" went AWOL with a dicky stomach. [I thought he did a pretty good job though]. but God I still miss Mr "Leaping like a Salmon" Mclaren.................

I can't think of a single commentator that doesn't irritate... you?
Guscott = ******.

Moore = gobby ******.
Claire Balding is OK & she does research her stuff.

Gary Lineker should be hung by the balls & then have each limb cut off by a very blunt & rusty knife.
A complete over paid, under par ****** of the highest order, allegedly.


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Bill McLaren was a one-off and it is a tad unfair to compare anyone with him.

Mind you, Eddie Butler is an annoying twat!


Jonathan Davies. Nobody ever played as well, in either code, as Jonathan Davies.

According to Jonathan Davies.
Jonathan Davies = TWAT

I quite enjoy Brian Moore, he calls it as he sees it
I think there might be a bit of tribalism here but I simply have to swop the names. Brian Moore is the most biased thing on the planet and because he's a solicitor he love using long words, often in an inappropiate context ~ he's worse than Hilda Ogden!
Bill McLaren was a one-off and it is a tad unfair to compare anyone with him.

Mind you, Eddie Butler is an annoying twat!
Agree on the first bit ~ they broke the mould.

And yes he is a twat, lives in my town and often tempted to runhim over and do the sport a favour. Enjoy a lot of his other "journalism" though ........
The reason I OP'd was because I've discovered a minor channel called ESPN classic, which is free even if you don't subscribe to Sky sports ~ they've been showing old [and I mean OLD!] reruns of six and five nations matches with the great Mclaren commentating on quite a few of them. He was a master, but what amazed me was how un~biased he was. He was polite, respectful, complementary etc etc even if the team was beating his own, obvious, nation ~ a total gentleman.... Totally Un~biased which is the bit I hate about modern commentators [Moore and Butler being the worst!] ~ they simply can't help themselves...... Its just become so parochial and partisan theat the gentlemanlyness bit is sadly missing.
I like Moore & Butler's commentary even if at times they're so biased it's beyond absurd. Guscott I can't ******* stand. Davies while he waffles some shit is pretty harmless.

In hindsight I miss McLaren's style of commentary though some of his similes I'd audibly groan at.
I miss him too the galloping giraffe comments were ace! I realyy cannot stand Adrain Chiles, he needs his tongue ripped out and his face exchanged.
Bill McLaren was very biased imho. Cliff Morgan was the best. I don't understand why they need 6 people at every match to state the bleedin' obvious. They seem to be biased towards Engerland even when not playing well or playing dirty. Ireland never or hardly ever gets a mention unless it's a negative comment. Need to shake em up like they have on Channel 4 racing where they have cut out alot of dead wood and at the end of racing there unsuccessful/successful bets are shown.
Don't get me started ~ I really hate these days that you HAVE TO HAVE a woman in the mix somewhere. For years I've never been able to get a partner, be it girlfriend, fiancee, wife to have ANY interest in sport ~ family members etc its only the blokes that have been interested and sport on telly was the preserve of the male. Now, we have to have Claire or Gabby or some such asking some of the bonest questions ever ~ you can just see the pundits wince! Shit, helmet on!!!
Is this restricted to Rugby ?

Murray Walker WAS F1. It's not a coincidence that when he stopped commentating that the races got more boring.

How he's not been knighted is amazing.

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