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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 16 Aug 22 8.22pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 16 Aug 22 9.08pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by becky

Do any of the older posters remember these.... made for radio commentary, you got the name of the player and into which numbered section he had run or passed the ball.....

Claimed to be the origin of the phrase "back to square one". No idea if it's true.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 16 Aug 22 10.05pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Yep, that's right. He was brilliant then and as YT said he had a soft spot for Palace. Still does I fancy.

Unfortunately he's much more restrained these days on the telly. But still one of the best commentators who doesn't need support from an 'expert'.

Pearce is a Bristol City fan, but I'm sure I recall him saying that many of his close family - possibly it's his wife and her family - are Palace. Unfortunately I can't quite remember.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 16 Aug 22 10.42pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

What I see the op getting at is the telly being more like sitting in the Arthur Wait. Blink and you miss it.


Asking everybody around you "what just happened there" .

I recall sitting in the occluded cheap seats in the upper holmesdale. We all couldn't see the red card. Couldn't understand how the other team seemed to be all over us for 85 minutes.

Sometimes you need a commentator to help with the bleeding obvious.

 


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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 18 Aug 22 3.14pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Pearce is a Bristol City fan, but I'm sure I recall him saying that many of his close family - possibly it's his wife and her family - are Palace. Unfortunately I can't quite remember.

Yes I believe his wife is Palace.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 18 Aug 22 3.19pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

In principle I don't have a problem with the concept of commentators. However, these days a lot of them don't know when to shut up. Also, the co-commentator was once there only as an expert summariser and would chip in when invited - now they engage in on-going conversation with the lead commentator so that there is never ending babble.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Claimed to be the origin of the phrase "back to square one". No idea if it's true.

I don't think it actually is as square one would be attacking for one team, yet defending for the other. More likely some kind of hop scotch or board game/ snakes and ladders kind of thing.
You will find it referenced as commentary in some places - yet it wasn't referenced even as square one: a separate announcer merely called the number out as the play moved around the pitch. It's quite surreal to hear but does make sense when you see the pitch diagram.
So that's the kind of thing the internet is wrong about.

 


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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 18 Aug 22 6.25pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Me too, but one can hardly say JP was impartial back then. He loved the Palace!

I believe his wife is a Palace fan

Apologies I see Pete beat me too it

Edited by Spiderman (18 Aug 2022 6.26pm)

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Online Flag Lanzarote 18 Aug 22 8.29pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

I always turn the TV sound off if i am watching at Home, when you are a match you dont have some bias idiot giving you a running commentary (Hopefully)

 


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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

That's not strictly speaking true as whilst I can recognize a Palace player I don't always know the individual players on the opposition and I prefer the commentary in the old days when all they did was tell you the name of the person on the ball

There are some ex players who can provide back scene insights and also helpful comments on tactics. But most of them are dim, inarticulate, top 6 biased, and their "humour" is catastrophically poor.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 19 Aug 22 9.31am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

Yes I believe his wife is Palace.

...and kids.

 

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