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Offline AsTallAsLions

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Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« on: August 19, 2020, 03:33:31 PM »
https://twitter.com/RTEsoccer/status/1295804694074478594

For anyone who hasn't seen the video of Richie Sadlier talking about Red Bull Leipzig and Paris Saint Germain on RTE last night, worth a watch.

Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2020, 03:56:18 PM »
Spot on. Add Man City to the list too.

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 04:45:01 PM »
Meanwhile we get Jermaine Jenas and Robbie Savage.

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 08:00:41 PM »
Collymore tweeted about this and made broadly the same point although rather more bluntly. Ex players may offer an insight into the game that journalists can't but also have to many ties, loyalties and in the majority of cases are unable to give a dispassionate opinion based on the facts. The basic ability to articulate escapes most as well, replaced by blowhard banter, bullshit and bonhomie that only they and their employers appear to appreciate.

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2020, 08:36:24 PM »
Absolutely. One ex-player and one journalist who actually knows how to read would be a decent balance on any show, I feel.

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2020, 08:39:40 PM »
"Welcome to our coverage of the Premier League. Probably the 3rd best league in the world."

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2020, 02:15:16 PM »
https://twitter.com/RTEsoccer/status/1295804694074478594

For anyone who hasn't seen the video of Richie Sadlier talking about Red Bull Leipzig and Paris Saint Germain on RTE last night, worth a watch.


How to put the boot in and forensically slaughter two clubs in sixty seconds.

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2020, 02:36:46 PM »
I like Sadlier and he's a regular on the Second Captains podcast. The analysis on RTE tends to be a bit more critical (Hamann and Souness are on a fair bit as well) and was even back in the halcyon days of the 90s for Irish football. Then after the football coverage ends they (and occasionally MOTD) in turn get ripped by the Apres-Match guys.


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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 02:52:15 PM »
Apres Match is great.

I very much enjoy their classic take on Richard Keys and Andy Gray also...


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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2020, 02:55:31 PM »
Meanwhile we get Jermaine Jenas and Robbie Savage.
Why are you ignoring, buried deep in intellectualism, astute sharpness from Michael Owen?

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2020, 02:59:40 PM »
I like Sadlier and he's a regular on the Second Captains podcast. The analysis on RTE tends to be a bit more critical (Hamann and Souness are on a fair bit as well) and was even back in the halcyon days of the 90s for Irish football. Then after the football coverage ends they (and occasionally MOTD) in turn get ripped by the Apres-Match guys.



Brilliant!

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2020, 03:35:39 PM »
Apres Match is great.

I very much enjoy their classic take on Richard Keys and Andy Gray also...



I can see the werewolf hands without clicking the link!

Offline Damo70

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2020, 10:48:17 PM »
Collymore tweeted about this and made broadly the same point although rather more bluntly. Ex players may offer an insight into the game that journalists can't but also have to many ties, loyalties and in the majority of cases are unable to give a dispassionate opinion based on the facts. The basic ability to articulate escapes most as well, replaced by blowhard banter, bullshit and bonhomie that only they and their employers appear to appreciate.


There is another side to the coin. I understand a number of current Liverpool and Manure players in recent years have been unhappy with the criticism of them from former players of both clubs. Souness and Carragher don't pull any punches when it comes to criticising Liverpool and it is the same with former Manure players like Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes.

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Re: Things you wouldn't hear on Sky or BT...
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2020, 03:55:17 PM »
I like Sadlier and he's a regular on the Second Captains podcast. The analysis on RTE tends to be a bit more critical (Hamann and Souness are on a fair bit as well) and was even back in the halcyon days of the 90s for Irish football. Then after the football coverage ends they (and occasionally MOTD) in turn get ripped by the Apres-Match guys.



Brilliant!

Agreed

 


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