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elisjohn
06 Apr 13 13:46
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theyve been on air now45 mins , a group race run now and we see less than 30 secs before they go off and only showed 4 runners, absolutely pathetic
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Report xmoneyx April 6, 2013 1:48 PM BST
impressive CROWD
Report Mr Holmes April 6, 2013 2:03 PM BST
ITS NOT meant to be professional Laugh

Its meant to be entertainment for the general public CrazyCrazy

Just look at the team. Wannabe personalaties/celebrity's Cry
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 2:09 PM BST
grade 1 race in 6 mins still no mention of the runners
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 2:10 PM BST
5 mins still nowt
Report Howdi April 6, 2013 2:10 PM BST
fook off kate miller
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 2:10 PM BST
jesus, now adverts Cry
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 2:11 PM BST
weve just had over a minute of william hill advertising
Report johnwark April 6, 2013 2:11 PM BST
getting so fed up of McCoy, McCoy, McCoy
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 2:11 PM BST
has the 215 been cancelled Confused
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 2:12 PM BST
this is scandelous, christ for the days of julian wilson, lindley, pitman etc
Report Makybe_Diva April 6, 2013 2:12 PM BST
"getting so fed up of McCoy, McCoy, McCoy"

Yes it's OTT... and I'm a huge fan of his!
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 2:12 PM BST
3 mins to go, kings speech tomorrow
Report yeast April 6, 2013 2:12 PM BST
This is actually worse than the bbc which takes some doing.
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 2:13 PM BST
no racecard show, no betting
Report Trusty April 6, 2013 2:13 PM BST
Awful coverage. Awful presenters. 2 mins until the next race DIRECTOR!
Report Steamship April 6, 2013 2:14 PM BST
RUK great coverage today Hislop/Neesom/Mellish
Report yeast April 6, 2013 2:15 PM BST
More adverts. Disgraceful.
Report gbtp April 6, 2013 2:19 PM BST
Hopeless. Their viewing figures for Morning Line and Afternoon show will make interesting reading in 6 months time. How they transferred that mob over from BBC I'll never know. They were all rubbish when they were at the BBC!
Report Deptford April 6, 2013 2:22 PM BST
Treason, I will be sending a letter to Lizzie, this is a fooking disgrace, they make me sick to the stomach
Report cooperman April 6, 2013 2:26 PM BST
So,C4 team holding their form??
Report Trusty April 6, 2013 2:26 PM BST
Nice of Tania to mention the winner had been backed in from 66/1 before the race.

More adverts!

Give the race back to the class channel - this coverage is pants.
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 2:29 PM BST
i thought they might have a few extra adverts but this is fooking ridiculous
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 2:29 PM BST
horses in parade ring, going down to the start, loads of latest betting shows,  how great things were then,
Report Steamship April 6, 2013 2:30 PM BST
Wish the racing would stop interrupting the adverts
Report biccieannacuppatea April 6, 2013 2:31 PM BST
Get your emails written, lads - make your voices heard. It's the only way they'll learn this isn't on at all. Can't believe we never saw ANY of the build up. Absolutely incredible.
Report Poppydog. April 6, 2013 2:31 PM BST
... and as the National runners go back out into the country, we'll take you for a very short break....
Report xmoneyx April 6, 2013 2:32 PM BST
what would it  mean winning national ?

numb minding question
Report Makybe_Diva April 6, 2013 2:33 PM BST
"... and as the National runners go back out into the country, we'll take you for a very short break...."

I wouldn't be surprised.
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 2:33 PM BST
how quick will the adverts be after grand national ?
Report DirkDiggler April 6, 2013 2:35 PM BST
Joke coverage, same on the BBC though, they wanted to show anything but horse racing, CH4 exactly the same, the BEEB'S last year @ Royal Ascot was pathetic.

They're all chasing people who don't like racing, instead of people who do like horse racing. That's the madness of it all.
Report thecookiemonster April 6, 2013 2:36 PM BST
good entertainment but the amount of adds is not good at all. It used to be great years ago on bbc as pointed out above.
Report millhouse April 6, 2013 2:42 PM BST
The coverage is not designed to entertain - the commercial objective is to serve up those watching to the bookmaking industry, whose advertising revenue is the raison d'etre for the coverage.

The ONLY agenda is to deliver the propaganda necessary to keep punters betting and losing...
Report Millerracing67 April 6, 2013 2:43 PM BST
Agree with elisjohns 1st post. Bad enough with bloody tv adds every 10mins (at most) but to have them 5mins before the off of any race is a joke & terrible planning imo.
Get your acts together C4.Crazy
Report MC Roller April 6, 2013 2:45 PM BST
Thursday and Friday wasn't too bad, but it's not very good today.
Report Cider April 6, 2013 2:48 PM BST
The majority of the audience won't care about the supporting card
Report Steamship April 6, 2013 2:53 PM BST
I used to lve GN day all the build up but alas it is going the way of FA Cup day
Report xmoneyx April 6, 2013 3:01 PM BST
when they mention a 10k bet on a horse

fail to mention its a bookie
Report breadnbutter April 6, 2013 3:01 PM BST
trying to whip up a betting  frenzy ....another 10k bet Laugh
Report breadnbutter April 6, 2013 3:03 PM BST
books been hammered at aintree imo .... hope  fancied horses fill all places Love
Report DirkDiggler April 6, 2013 3:04 PM BST
The coverage is not designed to entertain - the commercial objective is to serve up those watching to the bookmaking industry, whose advertising revenue is the raison d'etre for the coverage.

The ONLY agenda is to deliver the propaganda necessary to keep punters betting and losing...


>>>This is absolutely true. There's no money in 'covering' horse racing, but there is money in delivering the mug punter into the arms of the bookies.
Report breadnbutter April 6, 2013 3:24 PM BST
"betting suggests its a two horse race "LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report deadbrain59 April 6, 2013 3:40 PM BST
ruk best no adds,no les, no plunkett no pershad.no cunningham.
Report xmoneyx April 6, 2013 3:46 PM BST
Claire's morphed into Peter Beardsley
Report haplessamatuer April 6, 2013 3:53 PM BST
To all the BBC knockers YOU'VE  got what you wished for.CryCry

Was it so bad on there??
Report wormster April 6, 2013 3:55 PM BST
Betfair forum is don't like something shocker.
Report pandora1963 April 6, 2013 3:55 PM BST
bbc was much better
Report jmdc April 6, 2013 3:57 PM BST
I still prefer the camera angles especially over National course but the rest is sh it.
Report wormster April 6, 2013 3:58 PM BST
jeez my English is shocking! "Betfair forum IN don't like something shocker" should have been my pithy post!
Report EastLower Gooner April 6, 2013 4:01 PM BST
the new camera angles for today are really annoying. Think I got a headache from the overhead one that spins 360 as the horses run out onto the backstretch....can't be dealing with this sh*t.
Report haplessamatuer April 6, 2013 4:02 PM BST
more puckin adverts
Report lead on April 6, 2013 4:04 PM BST
has balding got a dislocated jaw or is she always so beautiful side on
Report xmoneyx April 6, 2013 4:07 PM BST
same as mccoy
Report jmdc April 6, 2013 4:12 PM BST
Trouble is ELG that RUK is only close up and you never see the back markers.
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 4:17 PM BST
bartlett Cry
Report Tucho April 6, 2013 4:28 PM BST
any reason it zoomed in on the final fence for so long, did we really need to see the first 20 horses jump it when auroras encore was already halfway up the run in by the time the camera zoomed back out?
Report Captain Christy April 6, 2013 4:30 PM BST
great build up at the start, oh look they're off, better do the commentary
Report xmoneyx April 6, 2013 4:34 PM BST
it's like a wake in winner inclosure

channel4 will sulking outsider won
Report breadnbutter April 6, 2013 4:35 PM BST
industry got the result Sad

winners enclosure like a funeral Shocked
Report Captain Christy April 6, 2013 4:37 PM BST
Ladbrokes rep will be on soon telling us they lost overall
Report The Spinmaster April 6, 2013 4:43 PM BST
Knew that ginger carpet muncher would love a female trainer dat won it  .....
Report xmoneyx April 6, 2013 4:45 PM BST
LoveLaughCaptain Christy

Ladbrokes rep will be on soon telling us they lost overall
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 5:01 PM BST
im sorry  but its just hopeless, getting tiresome now
Report yeast April 6, 2013 5:02 PM BST
made a right mess of the re-run. Fitz never shut up and spouted his usual bollox.
Report million1 April 6, 2013 5:03 PM BST
watched it all on ruk--brilliant
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 5:04 PM BST
like their first day at the office Cry
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 5:04 PM BST
god help us for royal ascot
Report Trusty April 6, 2013 5:04 PM BST
replay all screwed up

captions not coming up properly

absolute shambles
Report blackbarn April 6, 2013 5:05 PM BST
"Lets see where the rest of the horses departed"  cut to weighing roomCrazy
Report Shrewd_dude April 6, 2013 5:06 PM BST
"having a whaaaaale of a time"
Report Trusty April 6, 2013 5:07 PM BST
Missed the live presentation

FFS - what sort of production is this - someone on holiday from school doing GCSE work experience?
Report EastLower Gooner April 6, 2013 5:10 PM BST
how come they aint showing the 5.10?
Report The Spinmaster April 6, 2013 5:21 PM BST
No doubt the Ch4 PR team will take about record viewings ....
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 5:22 PM BST
certainly broke a record in the number of adverts in one afternoon
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 6:13 PM BST
also brought in  for the first channel 4 national are commercial breaks, but although the public services broadcaster is fundedthrough selling advertising spaces it has sought not to oversell in key areas today.  Laugh     racing post todayby lee mottershead
Report Deptford April 6, 2013 6:18 PM BST
Mr Potato head is a pillock of the highest order
Report oufies pal April 6, 2013 6:31 PM BST
For some strange reason i feel much happier when looking at Kate Miller than at Claire BaldingHappy.Cant seem to concentrate on what ever AP has to sayCrazy.
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 6:40 PM BST
i love royal ascot week, didnt even mind the ladies fashion especially when eve pollard did itLove always took a week off work and watched it on the beeb, not half as good in the last few years but i accepted it, but i can honestly say that this year ill listen to it on radio5 live, and just hope that thommo isnt on, there is no way ill be watching on c4
Report oufies pal April 6, 2013 6:41 PM BST
ATRExcited
Report johnnyrant April 6, 2013 6:51 PM BST
Bring back Peter O'Sullevan, Julian Wilson & John Hanmer. C4 manage to make Aintree look like Uttoxeter. Then you have the dumbed down spin-offs like Alan Carr's rubbish to appeal to the lay person. Why are we sold such cheap, populist tv these days? Horse racing was so much better covered back in the 80s & early 90s when it was a more exclusive sport. Des Lynam interviewing Jenny Pitman etc. And what happened to the replay of the race & speaking to the jockeys about the ride they just experienced?
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 7:11 PM BST
agree johonny it did seem very flat didnt it, and they tried to make it exciting but it came over as false , it was poor
Report punchestown April 6, 2013 7:13 PM BST
Too many aerial shots for my liking.
Report postmannick April 6, 2013 7:20 PM BST
and people thought that jonny francombe-big mac-tommo-fat al-were past there sell by dates ? jesus wish they would all come back
Report elisjohn April 6, 2013 7:26 PM BST
take one out postmannick please
Report fawwon April 6, 2013 7:33 PM BST
Come on, name and shame who said "betting suggests its a two horse race "
Report Ibrahima Sonko April 6, 2013 7:35 PM BST
tanya

9-2 joint Cry
Report homefortea April 6, 2013 7:36 PM BST
Terrible coverage.Just been on a lesbian sports website and even they were turned off....
Report lead on April 6, 2013 7:38 PM BST
balding's chin enough to turn you off women-probably even turn women off women
Report fawwon April 6, 2013 7:39 PM BST
Cheers, couldnt hear a thing round here with half the family turning up about an hour before the race
Report cardifffc April 6, 2013 7:45 PM BST
thought camera work was awful
Report bellfunk April 6, 2013 7:51 PM BST
Camera angles and re=run of the race were terrible. Much too learn
Report homefortea April 6, 2013 9:06 PM BST
Couldn't agree more.Half my family turned up to watch the race and Dopey picked the winner fawwonLaugh
Report fawwon April 6, 2013 9:15 PM BST
Not a sniff round here, think the closest was 5th
Report johnnyrant April 6, 2013 10:28 PM BST
The aerial shots were diabolical & totally pointless. You want to see close up the field taking on The Chair. What we got instead were 40 tiny specs that appeared like ants from that overhead angle. Pathetic & not what viewers want.
Report jasperb April 6, 2013 10:32 PM BST
Rubbish coverage to many gimmicky cutaways, Fitzgerald is rubbish as is Thomas ..bring back Highclear!..this lot have no idea
I will be watching RUK in future, William Hill have a gem in Kate Miller , one to watch.. all in all a total disaster a great occasion ruined
Report 1st time poster April 7, 2013 3:09 PM BST
on the midmay course we dont want shots from the inside of the track ,you have persception of where the home straight,bend etc are ridiculous ,i watched ruk
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