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How excruciatingly annoying is Brian Kerr's commentary?

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  • I loved him! Really added to the games especially the ****e one!

    Some of the one liners were brilliant!




  • He should have coaching to remove any trace of a disgusting regional accent. Sickening.




  • If I hear you badmouth Kerr again, I'll give you a good hoosh in the ribs.




  • 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.

    Please tell me you are joking and that all those thanks are just people being ironic. :pac:




  • Had to switch over to BBC, it was too painful. But on a different note, all these license fees and they couldn't even send someone over to Brazil? :pac:


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  • He's class. Best commentator at RTE, knows his stuff and genuinely enjoys watching football unlike Ray Houghton, one of the worst commentators to have to listen to.




  • You can take the man out of the League of Ireland but you can't take the League of Ireland out of the man.




  • Kerr is hands down the best co-commentator and vastly vastly superior to Ray Houghton (cannot stand this man)




  • Kerr is brilliant. Anybody bad mouthing him needs a kick in the hole.




  • naughtb4 wrote: »
    Kerr is hands down the best co-commentator and vastly vastly superior to Ray Houghton (cannot stand this man)

    How soon we forget who put the ball in the English net.


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  • How soon we forget who put the ball in the English net.

    Shoudl have clarified on commentary, I know nothing of him as a man :)




  • I like his sense of humour, and even though don't really like the accent much, it suits the jokes he makes.

    More importantly though, he is a very good and knowledgeable analyst who is far more familiar with the teams and players he's watching than the old stalwarts of Giles or Dunphy.




  • 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

    Bahaha, that's actually brilliant :P

    That said I still opted for the I want to hurt someone option.




  • Kerr is terrible. His grating accent might be bearable if he would STFU for five seconds. He doesn't relent; even as the action heats up on screen he won't pause to comment on it, if he's started an anecdote about his footballing days well, come hell or high water, he's going to finish it.

    He fumbles over players names (yes, it is his job as commentator to know how to pronounce them) and doesn't seem to know whether Stephen Alkin is agreeing with him or not half the time. It's like he's baffled by the whole thing.

    I'm quite sure he has a decent footballing mind but his footballing mouth needs a bit of work.




  • There are times he seems quite knowledgeable, other times he talks the most absurd nonsense.

    It took my a good 30 minutes of the 3rd place playoff match before I was absolutely certain it was him commentating and not the après match crowd doing a parody.




  • Lot of snobbery about in here. Kerr is the REAL football people that Dunphy's alter ego speaks about! In all seriousness he knows a lot more about tactical organisation than some of the washed up sh1tehawks on UK telly analysis.

    I quite enjoyed him.




  • Reminds me of Sid Waddell, most normal people find him unbearable to listen too, however the chances of him being sacked are ruined by a few of the less normal people thinking he is wonderful and hilarious.

    I may be able to tolerate Brian if he changed his accent whilst commentating but alas I believe I may never find out if he is tolerable as the accent doesn't seem to bother him. (just 99% of the rest of the worlds population)




  • Can't stick him. Think there's a touch of inverted snobbery hede when you can't criticise a "regional" accent. His voice is horrible and grating and imo not suited to broadcasting. He should make a decent effort to know the players' names. It's so irritating when he gets nearly all of them wrong




  • "He got an aul box in the snot there"
    Gas, the man is a legend




  • He is certainly better than Ray Houghton or Trevor Stevens.


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  • He is undoubtedly a very knowledgeable man when it comes to football and I respect him for that. But I cannot listen to him. Excruciating on the ears.




  • Kerr's my favorite RTE commentator.He obviously knows his stuff

    "the doctor wouldn't want to get blood on his suit would he" - Brian Kerr, Holland vs Brasil




  • Knowledgeable about football
    Witty
    Pronouces names well
    Can explain and dictate the goings on during the match


    BUT.......



    He has a working class Dublin accent, so let's all slate him because we're small-minded idiots




  • It always amazes me how worked up people get about commentators. It's just background noise to the football for me.




  • Knowledgeable about football
    Witty
    Pronouces names well
    Can explain and dictate the goings on during the match


    BUT.......



    He has a working class Dublin accent, so let's all slate him because we're small-minded idiots
    Not right on this part.




  • Knowledgeable about football
    Witty
    Pronouces names well
    Can explain and dictate the goings on during the match

    I disagree on the last three points.




  • osarusan wrote: »
    Not right on this part.


    Compared to George Hamilton and his Oh-Zeal for Ozil and the generally shoddy attempts from most of the Irish pundits/commentators, he's much better




  • He's clearly the best, most insightful and knowledgeable analyst in TV right now. Sadly there's a big degree of a snobbery and anti-Dublin bias over his accent which some people can't see past.




  • He is a bit harsh on the ears, but he's decent and can be quite funny sometimes, sounded drunk and very shouty for the 3rd place playoff match though.

    Either way he's better than Andy ruddy Townsend...

    "Better"

    "That's better"

    "That's more like it, Clive"

    "Oh, not for me, Clive"

    That's basically all he ever says!


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  • Have heard him on the radio a few times over the WC. Would imagine he's a bit of an acquired taste because I certainly couldn't listen to him.


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