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How excruciatingly annoying is Brian Kerr's commentary?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,151 ✭✭✭chrissb8

    I cannot understand some people saying he is one of the most knowledgeable football men. How can he be when he can't even pronounce the names of players when commentating.

    He and Ronnie Whelan are those types of Dubs that when they get talking they go on a meandering stream of consciousness. No lads, we don't want to hear every single thought that goes through your head.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭StupidLikeAFox

    Was listening to him commentate on a Premier league game once and after he made a decent attempt at a couple of long foreign names in a row, he came out with ".....jaysus, god be with the days where it was John to dave and dave to paul"

  • Registered Users Posts: 625 ✭✭✭dd973

    It's that reed thin quality to his voice that grates, as well as the sort of exaggerated Oirish accent that's belongs to people cringingly in love with themselves for having one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,765 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar

    would you ever take a running jump.

    Kerr commentates with a whine like a buzz saw, that what I don’t like , not suitable for commentary.

    Everything else is just arse boxing.

    Couldnt listen to the lad, that’s my point, cock.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,436 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk

    I like him and he seems cool. Horses for courses though, that Michael Mac AnWhateverthef*ck GAA commentator makes my skin crawl, sanctimonious prick.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭CGI_Livia_Soprano
    Holding tyrants to the fire

    He's been retired for over ten years, but to be honest your post is the perfect example of the kind of snobbery that prevents accents from outside of The Pale to be heard on Irish radio and television.

    People from Dublin genuinely believe that the media belongs to them and should only represent their demographics. The regular joe soap from outside of the capital's voice is routinely suppressed in favour of some caterwauling singer-songwriter or football man from "de nortside" who endlessly claim to be a victim of snobbery and under-representation. It's all about Dublin.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    I'd rather listen to Kerr than the polished afraid to say anything at all semi controversial types like Sadlier, Doyle, Fallon.

    I don't think Kerr does be on match commentary anymore though? Maybe he's too high risk in the modern world. I remember the euros in 2012 I think he said a lad could get sent off any minute because he was a skinhead.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,765 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Good decision to keep Kerr away from the mic.

    Not suitable for that medium, in my opinion.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭StupidLikeAFox

    Brian kerry would be better than whoever is doing Co commentary tonight, who sounds like he is narrating a banknof ireland ad

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,510 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number

    Forgot the great man was on tonight.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,313 ✭✭✭✭super_furry

    Kerr's brilliant and he annoys the turf-eaters so that's even better.

  • Registered Users Posts: 469 ✭✭jakiah

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,465 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    In fairness to Whelan his pedigree is as a footballer is savage... he seems sincere, interested and insightful, for the most part. The odd gaffe.

    Kerr, never managed a truly professional team, he’s spent the majority of his career managing amateurs, in front of 3000 people on a Friday night in inchicore.

    As an Ireland manager he has a weird record..

    Played : 33

    Won : 18

    Drew : 11

    Lost : 4

    a 50% win ratio... if he’s have turned 6 or 7/p more draws into wins...

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,765 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar

    We are talking about Kerr the commentator and pundit here, my friend.

    I remember the documentary shown recently of the infamous ‘International’ against Libya.

    If ever anything epitomized the Irish soccer scene at that time it was that.

    And there was Kerr to the fore in it all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 493 ✭✭BobHopeless

    I'd rather listen to Kerr for 10hrs straight than 30 seconds of Roy Keane.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,765 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Fair play pal, a severe water boarding on the eastern side of Cuba wouldn’t be as bad as that!

    Fair fcuks an all that, buddy.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Thinly veiled Pro Stephen Kenny thread.

    The culture war for Irish football is in full swing. Kenny's detractors will be eliminated!!!

  • Kerr has a face for radio and a voice for print

  • I could take or leave his accent but he's a great reader of the game, insightful and can be quite witty.

    He's definitely not FAI old-guard.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,157 ✭✭✭Markitron

    Kerr is by far my most hated commentator, which is saying a lot when you have Martin Tyler polluting every 2nd PL game with his atrocious puns. I don't care how insightful he may or may not be, his exaggerated accent and woeful non-attempts at foreign pronunciations annoy the **** out of me.

  • I read the word 'excruciatingly' in Brian's voice and got annoyed so i guess that's a fair indication

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,765 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar

    The boy Kerr should be let nowhere an open mic….

  • Registered Users Posts: 832 ✭✭✭Nevin Parsnipp

    Nah ! The lad offends too many people ...which is bad for media .

    Can see him faaaaading into the sunset real sooon

    That's reality ...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,765 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar

    Must come cheap, still whining away at several gay-ams.