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Replying To Ulsterman:  "A big Cork love in on The Sunday Game abd RTE Radio 1. The bias is shocking."
Agreed! Long may it contine!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 209 - 02/07/2023 19:23:09    2491495

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Replying To Bon:  "Mary knows class when he sees it."
Thankfully we couldn't see him…!!!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2109 - 02/07/2023 21:56:59    2491584

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Tomas OSe's joke about the Tyrone players and long covid was very poor form. I would forgive a local podcast but how unprofessional can you get as a national broadcaster? Even OTB have more class then that.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 675 - 03/07/2023 16:43:50    2491916

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Canning has been brilliant this year after a really rough start last year where he was all over the place and didn't fully grasp what was needed and expected of him, he had Ursula Jacob to thank for saving him on that occasion. He's insightful, understands the modern game and is actually excited. I think Richie Hogan could be another who might be picked up in a few years but maybe too controversial for RTE.

KKid (Kilkenny) - Posts: 419 - 03/07/2023 17:18:56    2491936

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Replying To brisbane:  "Tomas OSe's joke about the Tyrone players and long covid was very poor form. I would forgive a local podcast but how unprofessional can you get as a national broadcaster? Even OTB have more class then that."
It wasn't a joke. Jokes are funny, in general.

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 498 - 03/07/2023 18:17:33    2491950

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Replying To brisbane:  "Tomas OSe's joke about the Tyrone players and long covid was very poor form. I would forgive a local podcast but how unprofessional can you get as a national broadcaster? Even OTB have more class then that."
Yes and Cantwell, Whelan and Keegan laughing their heads off. Poor judgement shown on our national broadcaster.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2214 - 03/07/2023 18:44:45    2491961

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The whole show has been on a downward spiral since the imposition of the continuity announcer quota, and scripted questions and discussion points.I now mute when action stops to save just being annoyed.

backtooldwall (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 03/07/2023 19:15:51    2491968

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Replying To KKid:  "Canning has been brilliant this year after a really rough start last year where he was all over the place and didn't fully grasp what was needed and expected of him, he had Ursula Jacob to thank for saving him on that occasion. He's insightful, understands the modern game and is actually excited. I think Richie Hogan could be another who might be picked up in a few years but maybe too controversial for RTE."
Why would Hogan be too controversial for RTE?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2529 - 03/07/2023 21:35:59    2491995

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Replying To brisbane:  "Tomas OSe's joke about the Tyrone players and long covid was very poor form. I would forgive a local podcast but how unprofessional can you get as a national broadcaster? Even OTB have more class then that."
Couldn't believe Cantwell laughed, I did, but didn't expect her to. Thought she may even have pulled him on it.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8621 - 03/07/2023 22:04:51    2492001

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Why would Hogan be too controversial for RTE?"
He would be very good but is quite strong in his opinions on how the game is played and should be viewed. Donal Óg has seen his screentime reduced for similar views. I think Hogan is very knowledgeable and articulate and would easily transition to a pundit role.

KKid (Kilkenny) - Posts: 419 - 04/07/2023 10:36:36    2492066

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "He is woeful"
your being kind to him

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2858 - 04/07/2023 18:13:56    2492248

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Replying To realdub:  "Couldn't believe Cantwell laughed, I did, but didn't expect her to. Thought she may even have pulled him on it."
Yes, she is always so confrontational over silly little things, but on this she laughs it off.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 675 - 13/07/2023 21:16:21    2494228

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Replying To brisbane:  "Yes, she is always so confrontational over silly little things, but on this she laughs it off."
I would have her before some of the others as a presenter

KnockaineyAbú (Limerick) - Posts: 96 - 14/07/2023 13:14:14    2494333

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It's an awful programme now. I don't like Cantwell as a presenter as she controls and dominates whoever is on the show with her. It's bland, boring and predictable. I haven't watched The Sunday Game evening show in a few years.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9723 - 14/07/2023 17:41:20    2494413

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's an awful programme now. I don't like Cantwell as a presenter as she controls and dominates whoever is on the show with her. It's bland, boring and predictable. I haven't watched The Sunday Game evening show in a few years."
she is better than Jackie hurley or Claire mac

KnockaineyAbú (Limerick) - Posts: 96 - 15/07/2023 13:31:34    2494487

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's an awful programme now. I don't like Cantwell as a presenter as she controls and dominates whoever is on the show with her. It's bland, boring and predictable. I haven't watched The Sunday Game evening show in a few years."
You are correct, Cantwell is more of a provocateur than a presenter, the Sunday game presenters should be shared between Male and Female, ie Jacquie Hurley and Daragh Maloney.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2924 - 31/07/2023 12:16:41    2498000

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's an awful programme now. I don't like Cantwell as a presenter as she controls and dominates whoever is on the show with her. It's bland, boring and predictable. I haven't watched The Sunday Game evening show in a few years."
You ooze positivity Ulsterman. I wouldn't at all be surprised of you are up on Ravenhill Road of a Sunday listening to Big Ian's successor predicting the Rapture.

(Your Rapture is probably the Dubs :-0

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2800 - 31/07/2023 15:58:00    2498115

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's an awful programme now. I don't like Cantwell as a presenter as she controls and dominates whoever is on the show with her. It's bland, boring and predictable. I haven't watched The Sunday Game evening show in a few years."
Why don't you watch the Northern Irish version?

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 646 - 31/07/2023 16:28:41    2498139

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's an awful programme now. I don't like Cantwell as a presenter as she controls and dominates whoever is on the show with her. It's bland, boring and predictable. I haven't watched The Sunday Game evening show in a few years."
Funny I do

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 477 - 31/07/2023 17:02:02    2498156

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's an awful programme now. I don't like Cantwell as a presenter as she controls and dominates whoever is on the show with her. It's bland, boring and predictable. I haven't watched The Sunday Game evening show in a few years."
Do you not think she at least instigates a bit of debate and can get a rise out of people? It's the panelists that are usually unbearably bland. To be fair I think they are also straight jacketed by a very on-script show. Whoever the show producer is is probably the one to blame. Donal Og was the closest to going off script and came out with something controversial. The football pundits just seem to have lost their passion, there never seems to be any bit of heated debate over an incident. It's all very moderated and yes I hear your point but I disagree like they are in some sort of counselling session. There should be mandatory three half-one's each before going on air.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 870 - 31/07/2023 17:11:28    2498161

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