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Ronan O'Gara as analyst

  • 07-03-2020 4:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    Watching Ronan as analyst I wondered just why. He struggles to string sentences and thoughts together. Comes across as barely literate. Compounded by a dreadful culchie accent. You would wonder did he get any training before going in front of the camera. You squirm when he's talking because he just isn't able for it. The worst thing is that he's been doing it for a while and shows no sign of improvement.

    Should he be carded?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭ Better Than Christ


    Never heard of him. Take it to the soccer forum, maybe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    I find him unbearable. I wish they wouldn't put him on tv/radio.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I like him as an analyst.

    his occasional bumbling is endearing and he's an actual current coach so has that perspective and is more open, honest and less fake than career knob-ends like Heaslip for example

    and I'm not a Munster supporter.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 71,804 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Ted_YNWA


    Mod

    Moving from AH.

    Please note local charter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭ BrianBoru00


    Excellent. Not trying to cram clichés into every sentence . Honest. Lacks polish but I find that more interesting..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,568 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Wtf. Is this a pisstake? He's the best pundit going. He actually knows what he's talking about. He doesn't hold back yet is eloquent enough not to completely slate people. He will be the head coach of Ireland one day. Lap it up while you can.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    Wtf. Is this a pisstake? He's the best pundit going. He actually knows what he's talking about. He doesn't hold back yet is eloquent enough not to completely slate people. He will be the head coach of Ireland one day. Lap it up while you can.

    Ronan O 'Gara is eloquent? Eloquent?


  • Registered Users Posts: 168 ✭✭ Matthew Gleeson


    I see what you're talking about. Maybe some training would help him but his analysis is always dead on I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,568 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    I see this was originally posted in AH....


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,566 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    He's a great pundit. As mentioned above, his less polished nature makes him all the easier to listen to for me.

    Whatever he says seems to be an honest opinion, doesn't just lick arse because he knows/has played with somebody.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭ Pauliedragon


    I'm big fan as a player but can't tolerate him as a pundit. I switch off when I see him. He seems to know his stuff but he'd put you to sleep.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭ Ronin247


    Wtf. Is this a pisstake? He's the best pundit going. He actually knows what he's talking about. He doesn't hold back yet is eloquent enough not to completely slate people. He will be the head coach of Ireland one day. Lap it up while you can.

    Eloquent.....

    "I wouldn't be nervous getting up on Jessica....."

    He is honest and knowledgeable but he is not eloquent


  • Registered Users Posts: 68 ✭✭✭ Thisonedone


    I find him hard to listen to. Monotone voice and glacially slow speech and thought process. He would ok writing an article but he is not suited to tv.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,364 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte


    Always enjoy him. Still the greatest player to ever pull on a number 10 jersey! I never tire of telling people but some have the cheek to argue with me. :D


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Del.Monte wrote: »
    Always enjoy him. Still the greatest player to ever pull on a number 10 jersey! I never tire of telling people but some have the cheek to argue with me. :D

    ah now.

    maybe in touch rugby.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    I find him hard to listen to. Monotone voice and glacially slow speech and thought process. He would ok writing an article but he is not suited to tv.

    Yes. It's too difficult to actually listen to what point he is making because he himself gets in the way. He may have been one of the greats but I think his boots have done the talking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    Excellent. Not trying to cram clichés into every sentence . Honest. Lacks polish but I find that more interesting..

    Just as well he's not trying to cram cliches into his sentences. Such as they are.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,186 ✭✭✭ Hoboo


    He's great on Radio ROG


  • Registered Users Posts: 171 ✭✭ Howitzer the 5th


    ''Compounded by a dreadful culchie accent."

    Sweet suffering Jesus, you mental sack of ****.


  • Registered Users Posts: 344 ✭✭ kal7


    Just because he hesitates, it seems odd, but the content is great, prefer thought through response not play to the crowd.

    For a technical game you need yhat


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭ omerin


    Munster has produced 4 of the worse pundits on the face of the earth; ROG, Quinlan, Woodie (aka Fester) and Eddie. Sorry about that


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,082 ✭✭✭ tanko


    omerin wrote: »
    Munster has produced 4 of the worse pundits on the face of the earth; ROG, Quinlan, Woodie (aka Fester) and Eddie. Sorry about that

    Shane williams has to be the worst ever, he hasn't a clue what he's on about.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    Ted_YNWA wrote: »
    Mod

    Moving from AH.

    Please note local charter.

    Jesus, why would you ever move something from AH?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,769 ✭✭✭ KaneToad


    omerin wrote: »
    Munster has produced 4 of the worse pundits on the face of the earth; ROG, Quinlan, Woodie (aka Fester) and Eddie. Sorry about that

    Don't forget Reggie Corrigan's TG 4 career!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    omerin wrote: »
    Munster has produced 4 of the worse pundits on the face of the earth; ROG, Quinlan, Woodie (aka Fester) and Eddie. Sorry about that
    ROG is one of the best pundits not worst

    Quinny is grand. Not terrible. Not great either.
    Eddie can be good quite a lot. But 2007 disaster will always be in peoples minds when he talks.
    Dont know why you are trying to go provincial when there is plenty very bad pundits from the other province's


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,743 ✭✭✭ Heres Johnny


    He's not polished as a tv pundit but he knows his stuff, doesn't trot out any old rubbish so takes his time and thinks about his answers.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Ted_YNWA wrote: »
    Mod

    Moving from AH.

    Please note local charter.

    Ehhh, "thanks" Ted! :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    Love him

    Next


  • Site Banned Posts: 221 ✭✭ SAM SO NITE


    i find him insufferable.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,816 ✭✭✭ donvito99


    He called this Scotland performance. Or rather, this French underperformance.


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