Gridlock wrote:SnookerFan wrote:Cheshire Cat wrote:SnookerFan wrote:How are people finding the addition of Phil Yates to ITV coverage?
I've never minded him as much as most people, but just seen him as a general Eurosport and crappy Sky Sports tournament bod. My main complaint with him has been his voice isn't that pleasant for a commentator.
I've been mostly watching 7pm matches this week, and he's been commentating with Neal Foulds for the most part. I can imagine if I watched him all the time, he'd start to grate. I know some people hates that he bangs on about stats, but that doesn't bother me. It shows he knows more about the sport than the BBC mob. But his rubbishy puns don't come across well. Last night he was on about the colour of Selby's waistcoat for a couple of minutes. I went for a slash, came back, and he was still on about it,
I like to bash him, but in fairness he's not /that/ bad. It's exactly as you say though -- the more you hear him, the more he can start to annoy. McManus, Foulds and Everton more than make up for him though. The only Beeb commentators I like are Kendo, Hendry and Davis, all the others are big no-nos:
Virgo: just doesn't hush up about balk-cushion and cue ball
Taylor: he's not actually a bad commentator, but he talks so much about golf and things other than the match
Parrott: bearable except when commentating on ROS
Actually, he is annoying me tonight. With his fictitious rivalry talk, and snowball related banter.
Guess I'm glad I don't get commentary. There's talk about snowballing?
Briefly. Just Yates trying to be funny.