badtemperedcyril wrote:Iranu wrote:AlfGit wrote:badtemperedcyril wrote:I disagree. I think Virgo was about to follow Everton and Thorne by being pensioned off by the BBC but he's upped his game. He's more technical now and has cut out the annoying "where the cue ball going" and constant criticism.
When the BBC got rid of Clive Everton, a very sad day, their reasoning was that they only wanted pro or former pro players commentating. When they cancelled Willie Thorne for the majors, it just showed what kind of audience they were aiming at.
I suspect Thorne’s gambling issues may have had something to do with the decision. That’s just speculation on my part though.
I'm sure you're right. Also he swore live on air, which the BBC don't tend to like much.
"for puck sake, Pete"
I had forgotten about his little faux pas, but it was a long time between that and them dropping him. Also, they only dropped him from the majors, which suggests it was not for those reasons.
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