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Turn that rubbish off sky


Andrew Varasdi
Australia
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Posts 944
Dogs 2 / Races 11

18 May 2017 12:46


Trying to watch the dogs and listen to the duke and then we have to listen to some garbage from somewhere.

Almost made me turn the Tv off. Sky leave sky one on Australian commentary.



Andrew Varasdi
Australia
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Posts 944
Dogs 2 / Races 11

18 May 2017 13:09


So now I have turned it off. Can't stand it.


Adam Hatcher
Australia
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Posts 127
Dogs 1 / Races 0

18 May 2017 21:37


Hit the mute button, there's half your problem solved.



Steven Martin
Australia
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Posts 5265
Dogs 163 / Races 66

19 May 2017 04:22


And it would be bloody great if SKY could leave the actual RACE DOGS NAMES up on the TV screen for more than 2 seconds.

Sometimes punters are motivated spontaneously on hearing a dogs race name and seeing the box draw which includes ALL the Race Names on the TV screen, helps confirm & complete what is about to be a knee jerk reaction. Without that service for me, I simply don't bother



Andrew Varasdi
Australia
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Posts 944
Dogs 2 / Races 11

19 May 2017 07:09


adam hatcher wrote:

Hit the mute button, there's half your problem solved.

You miss the point Adam.

I actually enjoy the pre race commentary. And so do others I figure. The duke is great on these meetings.



Sandro Bechini
Australia
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Posts 16644
Dogs 13593 / Races 1779

19 May 2017 07:31


andrew varasdi wrote:

adam hatcher wrote:

Hit the mute button, there's half your problem solved.

You miss the point Adam.

I actually enjoy the pre race commentary. And so do others I figure. The duke is great on these meetings.

I agree Andrew.

It's a shame the Duke is so heavily muzzled at times.

It's almost like that the Sky management don't want the public to see his passion and exuberance for the sport, in case they get infected by it.


Brett Margerison
Australia
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Posts 512
Dogs 8 / Races 0

19 May 2017 07:50


andrew varasdi wrote:

Trying to watch the dogs and listen to the duke and then we have to listen to some garbage from somewhere.

Almost made me turn the Tv off. Sky leave sky one on Australian commentary.

Depends what you class as rubbish Andrew... I find rubbish and the Duke one and the same...


Mathew Wright
Australia
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Posts 6
Dogs 0 / Races 0

19 May 2017 13:50


With all due respect Brett I would have to disagree ,I've been lucky enough to train a dog recently to have a few interviews with Mark due to my involvement with lightning frank.Some of these have been pre recorded and some live and at all times he makes you feel at ease with his professionalism.And if you see first hand how he handles introducing races while juggling the behind the scene stuff, he is a highly skilled operator that promotes our sport at every opportunity.


Brett Margerison
Australia
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Posts 512
Dogs 8 / Races 0

19 May 2017 19:56


mathew wright wrote:

With all due respect Brett I would have to disagree ,I've been lucky enough to train a dog recently to have a few interviews with Mark due to my involvement with lightning frank.Some of these have been pre recorded and some live and at all times he makes you feel at ease with his professionalism.And if you see first hand how he handles introducing races while juggling the behind the scene stuff, he is a highly skilled operator that promotes our sport at every opportunity.

That's fine Matthew... No problem with his skills, professionalism and promotion of the sport, I personally am just not a fan of the production he puts to air... Just personal preference in which I simply lower the volume...



Steven Martin
Australia
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Posts 5265
Dogs 163 / Races 66

19 May 2017 21:57


You know what they say.....You can't please everyone.

Personal....I think the Duke is awesome & has taken Greyhound commentary to a different level.


Tony Digiorgio
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Posts 506
Dogs 25 / Races 0

19 May 2017 22:54


steven martin wrote:

And it would be bloody great if SKY could leave the actual RACE DOGS NAMES up on the TV screen for more than 2 seconds.

Sometimes punters are motivated spontaneously on hearing a dogs race name and seeing the box draw which includes ALL the Race Names on the TV screen, helps confirm & complete what is about to be a knee jerk reaction. Without that service for me, I simply don't bother

This is because they are trying to cram as many races as possible in a small time frame. For the life of me I cannot believe some of the meetings that are covered overseas.Some would be classified as picnic races here in Australia.



Ryan Vanderwert
Australia
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Posts 3087
Dogs 3 / Races 0

19 May 2017 23:32


Brett Margerison wrote:

....... I personally am just not a fan of the production he puts to air......


I tend to agree Brett, he's not that insightful.

I used to like Dave Carlson, cos he'd talk so long he'd give Sandown enuf time to get the winning nos and correct race time in the frame, and that takes some doing.



Andrew Varasdi
Australia
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Posts 944
Dogs 2 / Races 11

20 May 2017 03:29


This isn't about the duke. I like listening to the pre race preamble myself. Whether it is he or someone else is not the point. The point is we are Listening to international rubbish up to the dogs jumping. No other code does that.

Why the dogs on one of the main nights of racing. Stick the crap on another channel.


Brett Margerison
Australia
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Posts 512
Dogs 8 / Races 0

20 May 2017 04:10


Andrew, clearly they only want to look after the every next to go punter... Unfortunately as of yet we don't have our own stand alone channel... Until we do this will continue...



Andrew Varasdi
Australia
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Posts 944
Dogs 2 / Races 11

20 May 2017 06:03


Agree Brett. Just sad and not showcasing our best weekly racing. And the way they call. It is so depressing.


Geoffrey Monish
Australia
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Posts 42
Dogs 0 / Races 0

21 May 2017 12:53


Sick of watching the driver of a cart horse being interviewed while the dogs are being boxed. Want to listen to dogs race caller at the dog race !


Michael Barry
Australia
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Posts 6270
Dogs 26 / Races 9

23 May 2017 09:46


i see the duke is bowing out ,

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