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Is Sam Smith p***ed off with Chris Bailey?

Just noticing the interaction between these two on SKY Sports. Sam Smith doesn't seem on particularly good terms with Chris Bailey. Bailey is kinda making little jokes, and there's no smile appearing on Sam's face. Anyone else noticing this, or is it just me?

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1. Why are they on Sky Sports?
2. How can you see their faces?
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1. They are there as Analysts in the Studio. Bailey presents, Sam is one of two Analysts (the other is Barry Cowan). I cannot answer the wider existential question, though, of why are they there? Good question. (I do value Sam Smith though).

2. I can see their faces because the cameras in the studio are pointed at them, and it is these images that are being broadcast on Sky Sports. Does that answer your question?


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Wow, cranky.
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Yeah I don't think they get on too well. Chris, Barry and Mark Petchey seem to have this little routine where they make little slights at the women's game and think it's hilarious and I think Sam doesn't like it. I don't blame her either. None of the three of them did much of note on the tour themselves yet they always make digs about the women. Sam speaks the most sense of the lot of them.


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everyone is pissed off with Bailey

he seems to be giving 24 hr blowjobs to Murray and Henman

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mmm. i dunno when i was watching them they seemed ok.

Sam is nice but i dont think she knows that much about tennis.

AND YES this next comment is because i am a Williams fan, but i really dont think she likes them. Obviously they started speakling about Clijsters as the favourite, then they went onto talking bout Sharapova, Davenport, Momo, Henin, even Pierce for crying out loud, but no mention of Venus or Serena.

Whenever Sam Smith commentates or writes articles (like the one she does in Ace Tennis mag!) she always seems to negative about the sisters.

just thought id make that point.
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raquel - i agree with your comments, although Barry Cowan is a bit less aggressive than Petchey and Bailey in attacking women's tennis. i suspect it's because he's not bright enough to make snide comments, and would obviously not be explicit in revealing his prejudices for fear of losing his job.

i also think Sam Smith does know a lot about tennis, although I'd agree that she tends to favour slightly older school tennis, with slices, variety and net-rushing as opposed to pure power/aggression. i think she also likes the jock athletes rather than the girls who model and have perfume lines.

i think she is getting pissed off by the all the digs though - her response seems to be indifference to Bailey and Cowan at the moment, rather than responding in an animated way. LOL

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ARGH Chris Bailey is an idiot!! The guy was rubbish at tennis anyway. And he hates the women's tour

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thats because Chris Baily is a useless twat ,and sams stuck with the prick in a tv studio for the next 2 weeks..

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Mark Petchy thinks he's the shit because he coached (coaching) Andy Murray!

It too him about 7minutes into the first match to take a dig at womens tennis by saying something about 6-1 6-0 first round matches!

They are all dickheads in my opinion. I can't believe they got two of the most dullest people (Cowan and Bailey) to front a grandslam show But then again all British male tennis commentators suck, all they do is talk about Roger Federer! (although I like Federer, it gets too much when everyone is constantly licking his ass for about 30 minutes straight )

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yeah I can't stand Chris Bailey. But I think Sky Sports use their hot blonde presenter ( with the husky voice ) to present sometimes too but she is usually only there for the highlight show the next day. I did sense a bit of tension between the 3 but I think Sam was just having an off day.

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But I think Sky Sports use their hot blonde presenter ( with the husky voice ) to present sometimes too
She is indeed very hot, but i think she usually commentates womens football (could be thinking of someone else?). If its the same person, then they should definitely use her more often
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PLEASE don't tell me that we are stuck with these 3 plebs for the next fortnight. I'm sure Sue wasn't that busy. >

I like Sam, she's as dry as a bone but she's smart and will make sure the woman's game isn't neglected.

Cowan is funny in a kind of 'last out of the gene pool' kind of way.

Chris Bailey has this creepy autocue stare thing going on. Though I don't find either of them that bad. But I assume Chris Bailey is straight, yet has anyone noticed how much he goes on about Nadal's body?

Constantly. It's always "Can you believe he's 19" this and "the most incredible biceps" that, and even "He's all man now!" Along with the creepy autocue stare it really makes you wonder....
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