No worries about watching games on cbc as they will be mostly showing tape delays other than the semi and final. and i heard a rumour that they will be using different commentators(english with soccer knowledge) during the finals.
1 - Within 1 minute of kick off in the opening match (France v
Senegal), the commentator must mention England.
2 - Regardless of what two teams are contesting the final,
England have to be mentioned within the first minute.
3 - The commentator shall refer to the Falkland Isles in
passing at some point during the England v Argentina match.
4 - Whenever a hat trick is scored, comparisons with Geoff
Hurst will be made within seconds of the third goal hitting the net.
5 - Should England wear their red jerseys, then '1966' should be
mentioned approximately 20 times.
6 - 1966 will be mentioned approximately 10 times a match, or
only on 4 or 5 occasions for matches not involving England.
7 - Prior to the captain of the winning team lifting the
trophy, the commentator will mention Bobby Moore. And 1966.
8 - When Germany are playing, they must be referred to as
being arrogant by the commentator on at least 14 occasions. This
must refer to their style, their passing, their haircuts and their generalfootballing ability.. Reference must continually be given to the recent 5 - 1 thrashing dished out by England.
9 - Should England play Germany, mentions of Winston Churchill,
Dambusters, The Luftwaffe and Adolf Hitler will be compulsory. And 1966.
10 - All Scottish members of our commentary team must continue to refer to England as "we" and "us".
11 - We must ensure that nationalistic stereotypes are adhered to. Of course, the Germans are arrogant. The Spanish are bottlers, The Nigerians are fast but bad at defending, The Cameroonians are disorganised, The Argentinians are cheats and the French are only good because their best players play in England.
12 - For matches not involving England, we must only discuss the
players that are playing in England. (eg - Sweden v Nigeria should be referred to as Ljunberg v Kanu).
13 - The mythical "bulldog spirit" phrase should be used as
often as possible.
14 - Each match involving England should begin with the
phrase "England Expects."
15 - Should any player be involved in an injury that involves the
loss of teeth, then references to Nobby Stiles and 1966 are compulsory.
16 - If in doubt, mention 1966.
17 - Praise all of the stunning new stadiums in Japan and Korea, but emphasise that they lack the presence of Wembley, the spiritual home of football since 1966.
18 - Commentators should feel free to imitate the style of Kenneth Wolstenholme, the hero of 1966.
19 - Should any team feature brothers playing together, then
Jackie and Bobby Charlton should be mentioned.
20 - When England bow out after the first stage, we must emphasise that it is a massive blow to football and a serious loss to the World Cup.
Did anyone notice that the commentator was talking to himself all last night I think they need to integrate a colour commentator to send us the somewhat pointless facts to fill the breathing gap by the other commentators.
Last night during the Argentina vs. England game, I think I must have heard at least 10 out of the 20 points Sliver made in his previous post. The announcer mentioned 1966 about 10 times and compared Veron (midfielder from Argentina), who plays on Manchester Utd, to I believe Bobby Charlton, former midfielder for Manchester.
Ya the points made were funny and more or less true but fcuk, who do you want to do play by play? Vic Rauter? If Graham Leggat's not dead somewhere they could get him back! How about the americans from ABC? How about putting Lenarduzzi on full time? Fcuk, I could get my Grandma to come down and string a few phrases together. I'm sure if you listened to a Portugese station they'd NEVER bring up the past Portugese results, statistics, or minutiae. Eusebio is RARELY mentioned by the Pork chops. Either is their so called "Golden Generation" who won what? The Youth World Cup. Unnnhhhh. Give me a break. In case you haven't figured it out yet, the first two letters in BBC stand for BRITISH BROADCASTING.
It's in injury time, Mexicao 1 Italy 1.
Both teams know that if the game ends in a tie, they both advance.
Italy retreats to their half of the field and let Mexico pass the ball around their half, until time runs out.
During all this the British commentator is bashing both teams for letting the game end without any drama.
He was calling on the Ref, Fifa, anybody to put a stop to this.
I don't see anything wrong with this.
Both teams knew the result would let them advance.
Why not let time run out and not cause either team to lose the points otr players.
It's really no different than resting a star player in a 'mean nothing' game.
I wonder if the commentator would be saying the same thing if England did that?
I ended up turning the volume off.
I taped the Italy-Mexico game while watching Cro-Ecu. Biteme all I have to say is I agree there is nothing wrong with playing for time to run out. Peculiar though? If Croatia wins and Italy ties, Italy is out.
I will tell you what I noticed. When Mex was awarded the free kick at the 90th minute. Blanco and an Italian player were arguing. Buffon runs out and points back towards the the scoreboard, calming both players. What did Buffon see, Ecu1-Cro 0, posted on the scoreboard. Mex takes the free kick which went sailing over the net. Buffon does some time wasting before taking the goal kick. from then on it was obvious what both teams were doing.
The commentator was right, Fifa should crack down on this . Dont punish the teams, anyone else in their right mind would do the same thing. Punish the idiots who put up Cro-Ecu score before injury time. By the way same thing happened at the Cro-Ecu game the Mex-Italy score was posted right before injury time. Pathetic in my opinion, whats the point of playing at the same time.