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Gin
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I love watching the World Championship fortnight but the commentators can drive you mental sometimesCrazy

They bring up the same topics and mention the same phrases time and again.

So, I am going to write down as many of them as I can think off and see how many get mentioned:

1-Hawk-eye – never misses

2-There’s Patsy Fagin in the audience (DT)

3-WHERES THE CUEBALL GOING! (JV)

4-Its amazing what can happen on a 12 by 6 foot table (JV)

5-That type of sportsmanship is unique to our sport

6-Stick with me son and I’ll cover you in diamonds (WT)

7-1987 Final

8-He’s blessed with tremendous cuepower

9-Cliff Thorburn – The Grinder!

10-It can’t be easy for these Chinese lads living in England

11-Micheala Tabb – one of our top referees

12-Neil Robertson came to this country with a few pounds in his pocket and nothing else

13-“Angles” McManus

14-Call the police – He’s Missed one! (WT)

15-Ted Pulman – “Mind your work” (DT)

16-Pockets look large but I can assure you they are not

17-Couldn’t have placed it any better if he’d picked it up

18-This is why billiards never caught on (JV)

19-Whatever you do, don’t hit the blue

20-The first shot you see is usually the correct one

21-He’ll be hoping that this isn’t the last time he breaks off

22-This looks like the sort of table you would see down your local snooker club

23- Naughty snooker


Blimey! theres even more than I thought! As I was typing I have put the initials of the likely perpetrator next to some of them:

WT - Willie Thorn
DT - Dennis Taylor
JV - The great JV!

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Gin
When: 18 Apr 14 15:39
Any additions?
By:
Gin
When: 18 Apr 14 15:41
Spread on number of mentions:

18-20
By:
appformat
When: 18 Apr 14 16:03
Thats what we call a Chinese snooker....
By:
wondersobright
When: 18 Apr 14 16:11
18 is a classic Laugh a personal favourite of mine

how about...

"well, would you believe it" (JV)
"the watford's appeared" (WT) Laugh
By:
bingo bongo
When: 18 Apr 14 17:31
All you can ask for is a chance (JV usually, on a deciding frame)

Anything about Seniors snooker (DT)

SO and so hasn't been very well lately (DT)
By:
A_T
When: 18 Apr 14 18:33
Dennis mentions "the great Ray Reardon"

Willie's 147s in practice
By:
A_T
When: 18 Apr 14 18:34
JV "Purrfekt"
By:
cdog
When: 18 Apr 14 21:07
He may be (e.g. 40) points behind but he's just gone favourite in this frame for me. (WT)
By:
ZEALOT
When: 18 Apr 14 21:32
'85 ( GLASSES TAYLOR )

CryCryCry
By:
wondersobright
When: 19 Apr 14 11:01
2 more classics I forgot, how could I Laugh

"has the brown come to his rescue, I think it has" (JV)
"betwixt and between" (WT) Laugh
By:
wondersobright
When: 19 Apr 14 11:10
haven't heard this for a while but when a phone went off in the audience we used to get "the dreaded mobile phone" from JV Laugh absolutely cracks me up
By:
Mark1977
When: 19 Apr 14 12:31
Reference to the "knowledgeable Crucible audience" from Dennis when they applaud as a player pots frame ball.

Reference to 'the great South African player Perry Manns' from Dennis again.

'I don't think this red passes the black' - camera angle changes - 'Ooh, it does you know!!' - John Virgo
By:
gnashersblackpool
When: 19 Apr 14 22:30
can i buy the spread at 20 please?
By:
Eldrick
When: 19 Apr 14 23:19
Well he's almost hit that too well.

Would you have a look at this (delivered inexplicably to audience who were all watching anyway)

You can't catch your breath out there.

And that looks like end of break.....or is there a plant? I think there is you know. He's walking round the table, this must be a plant. No, it's just a safety.

Well surely he can't be about to take this one on. Hang on to your hats ladies and gentlemen.

I think he's going to play what we call a Masse shot, just watch him get the butt of the cue up in the air.

Well this is how you'd set the balls up if you were having a little session on the practice table.

I'm afraid they've both lost their way a little bit out there (after an entire session without a break above 20)
By:
moondan
When: 20 Apr 14 07:17
The standard keeps going up and up. Steve Davis.

Then some plonker trips over the guard rail that health and safety insisted was erected around each pocket.
By:
theres only one best tonic
When: 20 Apr 14 11:52
from the great wt
ive had ten grand on bingham to win this and im getting worried
By:
moondan
When: 20 Apr 14 12:00
Poor old Willie,

If that man had never had a bet he would be very rich and be sitting on a bunch of titles.
By:
lizardlouis
When: 20 Apr 14 12:34
"There's Ronnie O Sullivan's ex-convict Dad in the audience and because he is the father of a snooker genius who occasionally wears a tea towel on his head and often throws a moody we are supposed to empathise with because he spent 18 years in the shovel"

It's only 50:50 to be used!
By:
mikeycoxn1
When: 20 Apr 14 13:49
The great WT on form.

'Always the danger of a double kiss'
By:
wondersobright
When: 20 Apr 14 16:30
please get this buffoon taylor off my TV

if I hear "young chinese player" one more time I'm gunna get a chinese flag, roll it up and shove it right where the sun don't shine
By:
DHB
When: 20 Apr 14 17:11
Not heard Griffiths commentate much before but he does seem to use a variant of "he's been unlucky there" a lot.
By:
anfeild
When: 20 Apr 14 17:14
When someone misses a pot DT "thats just a bit of tension"
The atmosphere is electric out there is used by them all.
By:
Howdi
When: 20 Apr 14 19:23
I did laugh at the threadGrin
By:
buccini
When: 20 Apr 14 19:31
I can't believe no-one's mentioned:

"It's all about fractions this game" (WT and JV)
By:
wondersobright
When: 20 Apr 14 20:08
1st betwixt and between that I've heard this year, well and truly weighed in Laugh
By:
Eldrick
When: 20 Apr 14 21:16
All you can ask for is a chance (JV usually, on a deciding frame)

WEIGHED IN
By:
buccini
When: 20 Apr 14 21:32
John Virgo's just said 'It's all about fractions" as well.
By:
wondersobright
When: 20 Apr 14 21:36
fractions was weighed in before the tournament even started tbf Laugh
By:
sideshowbob
When: 20 Apr 14 22:59
hes got some lovely balls today

to be fair i dont think ive heard that in a long time.

he'll be disappointed with that
By:
FatherMaguire
When: 21 Apr 14 01:01
that's not the greatest shot he's ever played
By:
judorick
When: 21 Apr 14 10:16
Alan 'Angles' McManus weighed in, Terry Griffiths Selby vs White match
By:
wondersobright
When: 21 Apr 14 15:47
another betwixt Laugh
By:
judorick
When: 21 Apr 14 21:40
Parrott:

"you just wanna get a chance in the final frame"

Selby vs White, 9-9
By:
gerryd77
When: 22 Apr 14 09:14
Thankfully not watching it on the BBC this year (cannot stand the commentators) so not sure if we have had that **** DT talking about a little 'snick' yet? Last night on Eurosport we had the 'amazing what can happen on a  6 by 12 foot table'.
By:
gerryd77
When: 22 Apr 14 09:17
And Eurosport also had 'hawkeye never misses' but followed by 'although he never seems to qualify for the world championship'.
By:
wondersobright
When: 22 Apr 14 10:48
thin snick been mentioned so many times its nearly trending Laugh
By:
Gin
When: 22 Apr 14 11:15
14-Call the police – He’s Missed one! (WT)

Weighed in just now - Fu v Gould
By:
Gin
When: 22 Apr 14 11:18
17-Couldn’t have placed it any better if he’d picked it up

Said by JV last night (pretty sure it was Selby match)
By:
FredRescue
When: 22 Apr 14 13:14
"I've seen everything now" - JV, a shocking omission (at least 10 times each year)
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