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Not Kerr again

  • 23-10-2019 7:44pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭


    Aaah c’mon tuned in tonight and I heard the whine.


    Why?

    Surely they have better..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,008 ✭✭✭Hodors Appletart


    Aaah c’mon tuned in tonight and I heard the whine.


    Why?

    Surely they have better..

    you are 100percent in the wrong on this one i'm afraid me aul shegosha

    brian kerr is one of the most knowledgeable people in irish football.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,194 ✭✭✭Azatadine


    Yeah, I'm a fan of Kerr too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,072 ✭✭✭✭RobbingBandit


    At least it's not Ronnie Whailin


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Lads .... please.... the guy would tear the head off you.

    Mind you,the fella with the hair doing the co commentary on the Liverpool game is t a whole lot better.

    Surely the can get less annoying pundits.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,356 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy


    You're hardly one to talk about whining...how many anti Kerr threads have you posted at this stage? Most people when they don't like something, ignore it and get on with their day. You should try it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,351 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    Kerr is great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,275 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark


    OP.

    You’re hardly John Delaney are ya


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    I heard the whine

    I turned it off.

    I took your advice, lads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,091 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    I heard the whine

    Started another thread on Boards

    I turned it off.

    I took your advice, lads.

    Missed a step there


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,306 ✭✭✭✭Arghus


    Ah the usual Brendan anti-Kerr thread.

    You're still wrong. Kerr is the man.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,714 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    I heard the whine

    I turned it off.

    I took your advice, lads.

    And you'll be back the next time whinging about him again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭Optimalprimerib


    Brian Kerr should be the 1st pick for co-commentator for rte ahead of Houghton and Whelan. He is so random at times with the quirky information he has.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Brian Kerr should be the 1st pick for co-commentator for rte ahead of Houghton and Whelan. He is so random at times with the quirky information he has.

    In my opinion that would be the death knell for RTEs soccer coverage.

    I have nothing personal against Mr Kerr, but to give him mic time especially in a co-com position,in my opinion, would be disasterous.

    I often wonder what this ‘quirky information’ is and how it enhances commentary.

    Houghton and Whelan are no great shakes either, having a less than smooth familiarisation with the English language.


    At least one could switch off panel discussions but as a co commentator the game would be unwatchable and unlistenable to.

    Will not be a runner, I feel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,008 ✭✭✭Hodors Appletart


    having a less than smooth familiarisation with the English language.

    quite


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,407 ✭✭✭✭gimli2112


    I'm sure he said of a Spurs defender in the CL final that his granny could run faster. Couldn't see it online but did find one where he accused the ref of picking on Fellaini because of his hair.
    I can laugh at these because he also knows what he's talking about footballwise.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,203 ✭✭✭mattser


    You're hardly one to talk about whining...how many anti Kerr threads have you posted at this stage? Most people when they don't like something, ignore it and get on with their day. You should try it.

    Great post gravy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    gimli2112 wrote: »
    I'm sure he said of a Spurs defender in the CL final that his granny could run faster. Couldn't see it online but did find one where he accused the ref of picking on Fellaini because of his hair.
    I can laugh at these because he also knows what he's talking about footballwise.

    Aaah... the ‘auld solth of dee eeeeart’ stuff.

    Mmmm... well if that’s a plus for you,fair enough.

    Wouldn’t be my bag though, I leave that for the local bar.

    But I’m not trying to insulting, if there are folk who enjoy that in commentary, that’s ok, but not for this poster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,008 ✭✭✭Hodors Appletart



    But I’m not trying to insulting.

    yes, you are


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    yes, you are

    In your opinion, apologies if it came across that way to you.

    It puzzles me that folk seem to be able to throw serious shade at people like Ryan Tubridy, Ray D’Arcy, Pat Kenny etc and there is little defense, yet, throw a bit of criticism onto Brian Kerr and there is a pushback straight away.

    Interesting to analyse that response, especially when the criticism is well founded, for a lot of people.

    Strange...


  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭frosty123


    Brian is great...any chance he could be ROI manager again


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  • Registered Users Posts: 115 ✭✭NuttyMcNutty


    Lucky it's not that over pronunciation fella Keith Andrews.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,306 ✭✭✭✭Arghus


    In your opinion, apologies if it came across that way to you.

    It puzzles me that folk seem to be able to throw serious shade at people like Ryan Tubridy, Ray D’Arcy, Pat Kenny etc and there is little defense, yet, throw a bit of criticism onto Brian Kerr and there is a pushback straight away.

    Interesting to analyse that response, especially when the criticism is well founded, for a lot of people.

    Strange...

    You get pushback because your reasons for disliking Kerr are silly - his accent, pronunciation and sometimes eccentric turn of phrase - and consistently ignore his football knowledge, perceptive analysis and genuine love for the game - he doesn't have that same level of low level bitterness about the modern game that afflicts other pundits - that make Kerr the absolute best at what he does.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,203 ✭✭✭mattser


    Arghus wrote: »
    You get pushback because your reasons for disliking Kerr are silly - his accent, pronunciation and sometimes eccentric turn of phrase - and consistently ignore his football knowledge, perceptive analysis and genuine love for the game - he doesn't have that same level of low level bitterness about the modern game that afflicts other pundits - that make Kerr the absolute best at what he does.

    All of which are perfectly acceptable, unlike mangled and made up words to make one sound witty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Arghus wrote: »
    You get pushback because your reasons for disliking Kerr are silly - his accent, pronunciation and sometimes eccentric turn of phrase - and consistently ignore his football knowledge, perceptive analysis and genuine love for the game - he doesn't have that same level of low level bitterness about the modern game that afflicts other pundits - that make Kerr the absolute best at what he does.

    I’ll have to be honest with you, I have never heard any “perceptive analysis” from Mr Kerr.

    If comments about players hair and stuff is perceived as perceptive analysis, then fair enough, that’s your bag, fine.

    It’s not mine, my friend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,306 ✭✭✭✭Arghus


    I’ll have to be honest with you, I have never heard any “perceptive analysis” from Mr Kerr.

    If comments about players hair and stuff is perceived as perceptive analysis, then fair enough, that’s your bag, fine.

    It’s not mine, my friend.

    Those little comments that he's fond of when co commentating are just a tiny part of Kerr's many charms. He tends not to indulge in those as much, if at all, when working as an analyst in studio.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Arghus wrote: »
    Those little comments that he's fond of when co commentating are just a tiny part of Kerr's many charms. He tends not to indulge in those as much, if at all, when working as an analyst in studio.

    I’m afraid I’ll have to take your word for that, lost on this poster, I’m sorry to say.

    It’s a sudden switch off, if I hear the whine,sorry ‘bout that, sahib.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,306 ✭✭✭✭Arghus


    I’m afraid I’ll have to take your word for that, lost on this poster, I’m sorry to say.

    It’s a sudden switch off, if I hear the whine,sorry ‘bout that, sahib.

    Maybe that's the problem right there. That sudden switch off. You should try listening, just once anyway, you might be surprised that if you listen to the content - rather than the accent - that he is good.

    You've said it yourself that there's always pushback about what you say about Kerr whenever you resurrect the thread about him. Think about that: this is Boards, absolutely full of haters and yet anything Kerr related always has the vast majority of posters coming to his defence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Arghus wrote: »
    Maybe that's the problem right there. That sudden switch off. You should try listening, just once anyway, you might be surprised that if you listen to the content - rather than the accent - that he is good.

    You've said it yourself that there's always pushback about what you say about Kerr whenever you resurrect the thread about him. Think about that: this is Boards, absolutely full of haters and yet anything Kerr related always has the vast majority of posters coming to his defence.

    And I appreciate that, Kerr does indeed have a following, and fair play to them for expressing their opinion.

    Is it anti the Bren or pro Mr Kerr one wonders.

    I’m almost afraid to ask


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,306 ✭✭✭✭Arghus


    Pro Kerr I would say. You're just in the wrong about Kerr, someday you'll see the light.

    I think you should listen to him on co-commentary duties just once and if you still absolutely can not stand him afterwards, then fire ahead and get the next iteration of this thread running.

    At least then we can say your hatred is coming from experience and has been hard earned - as opposed to now where it just comes across as kneejerk and lame.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,023 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Arghus wrote: »
    Pro Kerr I would say. You're just in the wrong about Kerr, someday you'll see the light.

    I think you should listen to him on co-commentary duties just once and if you still absolutely can not stand him afterwards, then fire ahead and get the next iteration of this thread running.

    At least then we can say your hatred is coming from experience and has been hard earned - as opposed to now where it just comes across as kneejerk and lame.

    That’s your opinion dude, and stop using the word ‘ hatred’ it just puts one into the ‘bitter and twisted’ chair, unable to understand others point of view without developing a froth- mouthed attitude.


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