Registered On: April 2, 2014
As ‘resident expert’ – I reckon Tom is, by head and shoulders, the best we’ve ever had. He tells it like it is. I, for one, really appreciate that.
Knowing more than a little about commentating, I rate Mike the best that Humberside has had.
Yes, the Brexit commentary was unforgettable, Les. You certainly told it like it is!
As resident expert on absolutely nothing, I think it must be very difficult to find experienced ex-players who are able to inform, educate and entertain the listeners in the BBC tradition. But a football audience naturally wants names they know, hence we get people like Newey and co.
Tom Newey is pretty flat and dull in his delivery. As Ferrite says, the seeking out of controversy is tedious at times – it’s as if he’s been told ‘argue with the decisions Tom, the listeners like an argument!’.
As for the others, well, it’s local radio, and at SUFC (and the Cods) this season it must have been a nightmare for the commentary teams. They try hard, and Mike White isn’t bad but at times drifts into Alan Partridge territory.
Resident expert Mrs Gurn once listened in and thought it was a comedy sketch!