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G Hall
01 Aug 19 16:47
Date Joined: 26 Feb 06
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What is the point of this gravy train merchant, brings nothing absolutely nothing everytime I hear his voice I press the mute button,talk about stealing a living.
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Report casemoney August 1, 2019 3:59 PM BST
The lot of em , How great it all is All  roaring about Franki and Moores Nags and what a race to savour , Then we have these Japaneses are Big strong horses Great stayers  Laugh

Fitzbollix just rambles along
Report G Hall August 1, 2019 7:33 PM BST
He is an embarrassment
Report G Hall August 2, 2019 2:26 PM BST
Get him off what a bluffer
Report Millerracing67 August 2, 2019 2:54 PM BST
As dull as dishwater. Been calling him mute button mick for yrs, can't stand the ****.
Report G Hall August 2, 2019 7:06 PM BST
What does he actually contribute
Report Nogoody August 2, 2019 7:22 PM BST
Put a hat on a half-wit and the only thing you get is a half-wit waring a hat.
Report G Hall August 3, 2019 1:38 PM BST
He's back on again it's an absolute joke mute mute mute
Report DenzilPenberthy August 3, 2019 1:41 PM BST
He's just asked Ed Arkle (COC) if they are likely to split into groups in the stewards cup.
Report G Hall June 7, 2020 1:40 PM BST
Get this clown off the air, what does he bring to racing... Nothing I have to press mute again
Report G Hall June 7, 2020 2:14 PM BST
Shut up you waffling clown getting paid under false pretenses
Report G Hall June 7, 2020 11:50 PM BST
Mick please do some homework, nobody cares about jockeys being good lads, and popular in the weighroom, do some research and bring something to the game
Report RothmanMike June 8, 2020 4:01 AM BST
He ain't called Thick Mick for nothing Sad
Report lovegod June 8, 2020 6:52 AM BST
Surely Tick Mick?
Report RothmanMike June 8, 2020 11:40 AM BST
I always remember when he first came on board, John Hunt said he had taken to it
"like a duck takes to water". Sad.
Hunt went right down in my estimation then, and I wonder what he thinks now.
Report lovegod June 8, 2020 2:02 PM BST
He might have been talking about Toilet Duck?
Report G Hall June 10, 2020 1:48 PM BST
Ffs turn on atr and the first boat I see is Fitz, mute button straight away, that's Wolverhampton ruined now. This guy is fecking haunting me. Get him off, he is not fit for purpose.
Report G Hall June 10, 2020 1:53 PM BST
I've seen it all now, explaining social distancing Fu c k off
Report wondersobright June 10, 2020 2:48 PM BST
RothmanMike • June 8, 2020 11:40 AM BST
I always remember when he first came on board, John Hunt said he had taken to it
"like a duck takes to water".

must have meant that he does no homework & gets all his invoices in on time...M for old R etc Wink
Report G Hall August 1, 2020 11:10 AM BST
I am sick to death of him please, please go away
Report G Hall August 1, 2020 3:27 PM BST
Get him off
Report G Hall August 5, 2020 1:57 PM BST
I can't believe he's on again, he is awful, waffling, waffling, waffling. How does he get away with it. If he had something to contribute I wouldn't mind him
He is probably a nice fellow, but I am beginning to hate him.
Report FELTFAIR August 5, 2020 2:15 PM BST
Such a sensitive soul.
Report Nogoody August 5, 2020 2:48 PM BST
Don't be such a bully , there's nothing wrong with being sensitive.
Report lovegod August 5, 2020 2:49 PM BST
To use a Fitzgeraldism, 'he's a smashing lad'.
Report G Hall August 5, 2020 3:01 PM BST
He actually says nothing worth hearing, Mick the waffler, it's nearly impossible to get off the gravy train, unless you are good at what you do.
Report jmdc August 5, 2020 3:32 PM BST
Is he a jockey coach?
Report bluebook August 5, 2020 3:36 PM BST
Fick Mitz.
Report G Hall November 24, 2020 12:49 PM GMT
Ffs ever fcking day
Report FELTFAIR November 24, 2020 5:13 PM GMT
Perfectly acceptable presenter.
Report RothmanMike November 24, 2020 9:29 PM GMT
Over a long period Feltfair, that you tend to balance most of the adverse comments made on here against many presenters /pundits.
Whilst this may be admirable, I for one cannot deduce what you actually think of these presenters /pundits.
For example, could you please elaborate on your recent comment on Fitzgerald as being “ a perfectly acceptable presenter “.
What exactly does he bring to the table , that clearly many have trouble in identifying?
Does his insight add to your understanding of a race, or has his command of the betting patterns enlightened you?
Pray give me a small clue.
Report FELTFAIR November 25, 2020 1:14 PM GMT
Hi RothmanMike,

Sorry for the delay in replying but when you posted I was in the middle of watching MASH and after went to bed.

Mick Fitzgerald, where should I start.

Firstly I enjoy listening to anybody who has "been there and done it" and in particular sportsmen because they give you insights into race riding that a spectator like me would not necessarily be aware of. Carson, Dettori, Murtagh for me would be good examples and I include Mick Fitzgerald in that group.

Second during his life he has faced life threatening illness including facing paralysis from his fall from L`Ami in the Grand National which forced him into retirement from being a jockey.No doubt he could have lived off benefits but instead got on with life around horses and was recruited by Attheraces, Channel4 and ITV Racing as a presenter. If someone works hard in an industry that he has immersed himself all his life is on the "gravy train" then good luck to him.

Thirdly he gives of his time being a patron of the Alder Hey Childrens Charity and clearly identifies with very poorly children given his childhood experience.

Fourthly connections seem very happy to be interviewed by him and appear to respect his past experience which may not be applicable to all presenters.

Fifthly any success I have had punting has been by close attention to the clock and Mick has now added this to his analysis, another plus in my book.

Penultimately, if the above is not enough, I have an aversion to what I describe as the "knockers forum". A huge proportion of the posts on the Horse Racing forum are people moaning about jockeys,trainers, presenters,commentators, politicians and anyone else they can have a go at. I prefer postivity as opposed to negativity which descends into trolling certain individuals like Mick Fitzgerald and for me at some point becomes bullying if it is persistent and exclusive to one individual. 

Finally although I have never met him but he comes across as a caring decent person to me.

Sermon over.
Report ihal essex November 25, 2020 1:57 PM GMT
I'm sure Mick is a very nice caring guy and always anxious to be seen as such. Nowhere on here has mention been made of reports of when Mick retired he was involved with a tipping agency along the lines of when it wins have £50 on for me, a bit like "Prince 'I Gotta Horse'" but sadly lacking the charisma!
Mick is respectable now, and his mission as presenter is to showcase racing as being whiter than white. He constantly bleats on about how wonderful the young jockey is, how hardworking the stable is, up and coming trainer etc etc.
Mick loves the game, I bet he goes home and watches  reruns of Black Beauty and then Little House on the Prairie - all to a backdrop of Sound of Music!

Mick, cut the Trapp and tell us where the bodies are buried. We know you know!
Report RothmanMike November 25, 2020 7:15 PM GMT
For the record, I can’t stand the bloke.
Report RothmanMike November 25, 2020 7:35 PM GMT
So in a nutshell, he’s had a bad acciident, he’s kind to children, he’s a very nice man, and you put him in the same league as Dettori, Carson and Murtagh ☹️☹️ - non of which are pundits on a racing show.
And for all this, you think he deserves a living spouting bollocks every week.
Not for me.
Report FELTFAIR November 25, 2020 8:03 PM GMT
Each to his own.

One man`s meat is another man`s "bollocks."
Report RothmanMike November 25, 2020 8:07 PM GMT
Be careful what you eat !
Report FELTFAIR November 25, 2020 8:12 PM GMT
Can`t beat a couple of sweetbreads.
Report RothmanMike November 25, 2020 8:17 PM GMT
Not meant to be a personal attack, hope you are well.
Report FELTFAIR November 25, 2020 8:49 PM GMT
I am fine just waiting for my vaccination and a return to something like a normal life. Take care.
Report G Hall November 26, 2020 10:41 AM GMT
So he does it for the love of the sport, that's sweet, and here was me thinking he was trying to squeeze every last penny out of the game, ah well you live and learn.
Report G Hall January 4, 2021 12:57 PM GMT
That's Fakenham ruined fcuk off mick you GREEDY BOl ocs
Report G Hall January 4, 2021 4:33 PM GMT
Go away Mick
Report FELTFAIR January 4, 2021 4:37 PM GMT
Really enjoy when he is on.
Report G Hall January 4, 2021 4:43 PM GMT
No you don't Feltfair unless you are mick.
I agree with you on a lot of things but on this issue I can't. He spoils the racing for me, he is GREEDY MICK, always looking for soft money, he doesn't do his homework, and adds nothing. It's all take take take for greedy.

Feltfair can you tell me what he contributes to the racing experience in your opinion.
Report FELTFAIR January 4, 2021 4:47 PM GMT
See my earlier post on this thread.

Until retirement I regularly worked six days a week,sometimes seven to provide for my family. If this makes me a gravy trainer then I make no apology.
Report tanglefoot January 4, 2021 4:53 PM GMT
Racing game is a closed shop,u have to do something real bad to be ditched.
Report G Hall January 5, 2021 6:18 PM GMT
Feltfair on at the races today we had the pleasure of the company of Seb Saunders. This is a pundit who does his homework, makes a very informative contribution, and does not mince his words, unlike almost every other racing pundit. I could listen to him all day, that is the difference between a good professional and the like of Fitzgerald, chalk and cheese.
Report G Hall January 25, 2021 5:18 PM GMT
If he was a competent, knowledgeable, insightful pundit I would be delighted for him to be on every day.
The fact is he is absolutely hopeless, and contributes nothing.
Report punts January 25, 2021 7:47 PM GMT
Why does anyone watch ATR (or whatever its called) or ITV? RTV is barely watchable..

G Hall: Do yourself a favour stop watching the telly and click the button one min before the race on here on your laptop.

That is what I do.
Report G Hall February 1, 2021 12:23 PM GMT
He's on again the greedy klunt, must be everyday this past week,
Report FELTFAIR February 1, 2021 12:59 PM GMT
What kept you?
Report RothmanMike February 1, 2021 1:36 PM GMT
Punts, don’t agree with you on many subjects, but this is good advice and should be followed by all.
Don’t mind Racing TV coverage however, but Hannity is another gravy trainer we could do without.
Funny that, both ex-average Irish jockeys.....
Report G Hall February 25, 2021 4:37 PM GMT
It's an absolute disgrace what this clown gets away with, he should be sacked for incompetence. He is waffling on can't string two sentences together, it's all about getting paid with him, I actually fuijcng beginning to hate him.
Report kavvie February 25, 2021 4:42 PM GMT
didnt notice bowens reins broke at all??!
Report flukes February 25, 2021 4:42 PM GMT
Just said the bumper winner was ride of the season despite the jockey nearly colliding with the wing
Report 11kv February 25, 2021 4:42 PM GMT
Dat's a luverly harse dat one
Report kavvie February 25, 2021 4:54 PM GMT
why would it be close to being ride of the day even?  would have been mistake of the week if he didnt correct the harse
Report scaredmoney February 25, 2021 5:04 PM GMT
did well with one reign tbf kavvie.....not defending fitz btw
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