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How excruciatingly annoying is Brian Kerr's commentary?

  • 14-07-2014 12:26am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 5,610 ArtSmart


    Well now the dust has settled, it's time.

    How excruciatingly annoying is Brian Kerr's commentary? 343 votes

    OMFG I want to stab my eardrums with skewers. MAKE IT STOP!!!
    9% 31 votes
    I want to hurt someone.
    21% 75 votes
    It's not the best, but hey, it's better than that other drab nutter
    12% 42 votes
    Hmm, I dunno. Thought he was quite reasonalbe myself
    20% 71 votes
    WHA??? KERR'S THE BLEEDIN WITTEST TING ON THE TELLY, YE MUPPET!!!
    36% 124 votes


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Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,746 Macavity.


    His commentary made me want to kill myself.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,218 ✭✭✭ Lucifer MorningStar


    Best commentator in the world imo


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,759 ✭✭✭ fleet_admiral


    he sounds like an oul drunk in the chipper on the walkinstown roundabout on a saturday night


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,810 ✭✭✭ thelad95


    "Antonio Valentia, Manuel Nooor, Jimmy Rodriguez, Romelu lecuckoo"


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,482 ✭✭✭ Badly Drunk Boy


    The only time I looked at any of ITV's World Cup coverage was when Kerr was on RTÉ. That's how bad he is!

    Actually, I think it's the combination of his voice and his accent that kills me. I don't even get to hear what he says...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,810 ✭✭✭ thelad95


    he sounds like an oul drunk in the chipper on the walkinstown roundabout on a saturday night

    To be fair, this could be said about every single member of RTE's WC coverage.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 9,427 ✭✭✭ FearDark


    He's bad but he's no Trevor Welsh.

    *shudder*


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,453 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Amirani


    He knows his stuff for sure, but his voice is a bit of an acquired taste.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,377 Smithwicks Man


    Nowhere near as bad as Lawro or Townsend. They actually make the games unwatchable they irritate me so much.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,336 ✭✭✭✭ Rothko


    "Them Greeks have been chasing bouncing Czechs all night" - Brian Kerr, Euro 2010.

    Best line I've ever heard from a commentator.

    There was no Euro 2010


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,336 ✭✭✭✭ Rothko


    Nowhere near as bad as Lawro or Townsend. They actually make the games unwatchable they irritate me so much.

    Mark Lawrenson always seems to be in a foul or snarky mood.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,746 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Insect Overlord


    Can't decide who's worse, himself or Lou Macari. Awful voices.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,610 ArtSmart


    He knows his stuff for sure, but his voice is a bit of an acquired taste.
    Acquired Taste?

    That you Bill?

    which reminds me, there should be a Goodbye Bill Thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭ tippspur


    The only time I looked at any of ITV's World Cup coverage was when Kerr was on RTÉ. That's how bad he is!

    Actually, I think it's the combination of his voice and his accent that kills me. I don't even get to hear what he says...
    Same here,I have to switch channels if he's on cos the wife can't stand his voice,bad enough having soccer on all the time she sez but having to listen to him is chronic,I turn over to ITV just to keep her happy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,377 Smithwicks Man


    Suas11 wrote: »
    Mark Lawrenson always seems to be in a foul or snarky mood.

    He's a joke, can't tolerate him at all and I refused to watch a WC game on BBC when he was commentating.

    Townsend is equally as bad but in a different way.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 26,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Turtwig


    Best co commentator at the tourney (or commenting on it anyway!) by a mile.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,689 ✭✭✭ Nailz


    It's his accent that is the unbearable aspect of his commentary, it's just so fecking thick, but to be fair to him he generally knows what he's talking about and I respect his opinion so it doesn't bother me that much really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,927 ✭✭✭✭ osarusan


    Paddy Crerand. Worst ever. Too pro-Man united for even the Man United TV channel.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,610 ArtSmart


    I wuda have him come en from the lef,

    shud have kept him righ back stead a center forward...

    I'd a brought on xxxxxx, and gave xxxxxx the hike


    It's that type of stuff which annoys me.

    It's over Brian. you had your turn. Fair Play.

    But it's over.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 829 ✭✭✭ smellmepower


    Kerr's my favorite RTE commentator.He obviously knows his stuff,has a nice dry sense of humor and doesn't have the bland middle class Dublin or slightly bogger-ish accent that is usually a prerequisite for employment in by our glorious state broadcaster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,877 ✭✭✭ TimeToShine


    Suas11 wrote: »
    There was no Euro 2010

    This is true. Amended as per your correction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,610 ArtSmart


    Kerr's my favorite RTE commentator.He obviously knows his stuff,has a nice dry sense of humor and doesn't have the bland middle class Dublin or slightly bogger-ish accent that is usually a prerequisite for employment in by our glorious state broadcaster.
    I'm quite sure I've no idea as to what you mean by bogger, or indeed middle-class.

    It's D4 or nothing, darrhling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,594 ✭✭✭ Elmer Blooker


    Kerr's my favorite RTE commentator.He obviously knows his stuff,has a nice dry sense of humor and doesn't have the bland middle class Dublin or slightly bogger-ish accent that is usually a prerequisite for employment in by our glorious state broadcaster.
    Love Brian Kerr! During the Brazil v Netherlands match when a player called Maxwell committed a bad foul he said "at least he didn't use a silver hammer!":D


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,681 ✭✭✭✭ P_1


    I have no problem with it. You tend to hear quite a lot of regional accents in GAA coverage and there's no mass gnashing of teeth over it. Perhaps people are just so accustomed to hearing BBCD4 English with their football commentary that hearing an inner city Dublin accent just throws them slightly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,546 ✭✭✭ Agricola


    I think he's great as a 2nd choice co-commentator. But if he got the high profile job sitting beside George Hamilton for every big game..... no that would a bit too much.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,610 ArtSmart


    P_1 wrote: »
    I have no problem with it. You tend to hear quite a lot of regional accents in GAA coverage and there's no mass gnashing of teeth over it. Perhaps people are just so accustomed to hearing BBCD4 English with their football commentary that hearing an inner city Dublin accent just throws them slightly?
    Well for me it's not actually the accent.

    It's the shuda, wuda, cudda.

    A commentator's job is to clarify and enlighten. Not a platform for 'what i wudda dun'.

    (yes, I'm also mocking his accent, I know. sigh. sorry?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,540 ✭✭✭ AllGunsBlazing


    I thought his rambling style made some of the less action packed games that bit more watchable. And be under no illusion the man knows the game well, and is more than qualified in venturing his opinion.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,681 ✭✭✭✭ P_1


    ArtSmart wrote: »
    Well for me it's not actually the accent.

    It's the shuda, wuda, cudda.

    A commentator's job is to clarify and enlighten. Not a platform for 'what i wudda dun'.

    (yes, I'm also mocking his accent, I know. sigh. sorry?)

    Ah I think it makes him come across quite similarly to the average punter watching the match. Perhaps that's part of the charm. The dry humour doesn't hurt either


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