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Its A Disgrace!!!!

Its half time in our beloved Rovers battle with Chelsea. Were 1-0 down courtesy of an own goal, but that is not what has me frustrated. What has me angry, yet again, is the commentary.

The match begins, were without our best player in Dunn- and there is no mention of his influence on the team. The commentators briefly say our only chance is scoring from set peices, yet fail to mention the impact the loss of Chris Samba will have in this area. They then justify this claim by saying 'Nelsen and Olssen are good in the air' or something stupid like that.

Do they even know who Blackburn are? Have they watched a Rovers game this year? Nelsen is a club legend, but has only scored one goal, and as for Olssen....

The first half was then dominated by talk of Chelsea, who is missing and why, Ballack to Drogba to Anelka... If my eyes were closed i would think Chelsea were playing themselves. Add to that, Robinson is making brilliant saves- and there is no mention of his recent form, England prospects etc. Why? because it is apparant that the pair of esteemed commentators have not bothered to watch a Rovers game, or at the very least, talk with a Rovers fan for more than 3-5 seconds.

If I am watching the cricket, I get balanced commentary that gives me an insight into teams. I learn a little bit of history. I learn tactics, club issues and get a balanced view of who is playing; all this is usually provided by commentators.

Now i can not speak for everyone, but i am a lover of sport- and in no other sport have i experienced such biased and clearly uninformed commentary. It makes the whole viewing experience less enjoyable and trivialises our club. As a viewer, I learn nothing. As a supporter, I feel frustrated. And as a lover of sport, I feel I am being sold short by the Premier League.

Its time to change this ridiculous trend. Lets get informed people with informed opinions, not the same crap week in week out.

Well said my Aussie Compatriot.




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Writer: Retroflair31 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 25 2009

Time: 12:38AM

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I'm confused. Your angry that they don't mention Samba and Dunn missing, but are also angry when they say Nelsen and Olsson are good in the air?! lol. Does anything making you happy?! Only joshing mate! I too watched the match, and the commentary was almost as dire as the result!
Tombo1984
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25/10/2009 01:46:00

dw bout him tombo...retro never makes ny sense :D
sasman
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25/10/2009 06:29:00

Oh come on, Robinson was refered to as EX England GK and JT's teammate. When a team plays as well as we did yesterday, the commentators are bound to forget the other team. SOrry fellas. :-)
JT_daniel
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25/10/2009 08:03:00

but most of the comments that were made were in the first half when we werent snowed under. Some of the analysis of Rovers was terrible as Retro says - "Olsson good in the air??!" I have never seen him win a header EVER!!!!
Mikey D
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25/10/2009 09:35:00

Be fair - the way Rovers played (or more to the point - didn't play) gave any commentator every reason to be one sided - what could they say about Rovers? I was watching ESPN and the commentary seemed reasonable - at the end it was embarrassing watching them try and find something good to say about Rovers. Hope Rovers actually turn up against Utd - otherwise it's going to be another ordeal that I don't want televised on ESPN)
YORK ROVER
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25/10/2009 10:12:00

we r looking for an excuse to find............................................... if we had won we would not give a flying fu.ck on what the commentator said
aadil4rovers
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25/10/2009 15:29:00

TBF it was a point raised earlier in the season during the match with Wolves as well. The commentators dont even bother to do their research on the so called "small" clubs. They just come out with cliched rubbish that is outdated... it might seem bitter after a defeat but it is still a very valid point.
Mikey Delap
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25/10/2009 16:28:00

lol Sasman... yeah Tombo1984 that is exactly my point- Nelsen and Olsson are quite clearly not good in the air! commentators simply have got no clue... oh well at the end of the day it was very poor effort, but remember this was written at half time when we were only 1 down after an OG...
retroflair31
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