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Sue Barker to not be anchor woman on BBC for Wimbledon after 2012?

Hope not true as she makes the coverage sooooo great. It wouldn't be the same without Auntie Sue!!!

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Re: Sue Barker to not be anchor woman on BBC for Wimbledon after 2012?

John Inverdale? Andrew Castle? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I love how it says her age in the article. Yet again the Beeb are getting rid of an older presenter for someone younger
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Not Andrew Castle! If he's the anchor for Wimbledon then he won't be able to play the invitational doubles with Bahrami anymore. They played the best matches of the tournament... no argument (and if you argue then you're wrong ) Castle makes a good straight man but can actually be quite funny himself.

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Castle makes a good straight man but can actually be quite funny himself.

Andrew is as stiff an stuffy as they come, whether he's behind the microphone or in front of camera.
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Re: Sue Barker to not be anchor woman on BBC for Wimbledon after 2012?

She said before the men's final that she'd signed a new contract.



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She said before the men's final that she'd signed a new contract.
Did she? I never heard that but really hope you are right
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Don't bet on Sue Barker not going! I heard that the Beeb after the Olympics to Christine Fleakley to keep her there before her move to borebreak! What an idea! Apparently Sue is not a fan of Anabel Croft either. But I reckon they are trying to get someone else in after her contract ends after the Olympics 2012! I think McEnroe fancies her
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Re: Sue Barker to not be anchor woman on BBC for Wimbledon after 2012?

Hopefully, she carries on. I like her and she does a great job.
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Re: Sue Barker to not be anchor woman on BBC for Wimbledon after 2012?

I have no enormous love for Sue, but can't stand Inverdale or Castle. Though I think they both toned down the obnoxiousness a tad this year.

Or maybe it just seems that way, comparing them to Garry Prickhardson.

These days though, with streams for multiple courts on BBC interactive, I hardly see Sue. I'd rather watch tennis than the studio blather, so I just flick over to an outside court while they're doing the build-up for the big match on Centre.

That way I get to see the Williamses too.
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Sue's great - love it when they used to have rain and she'd have Martina, Pam or Jelly Bean King in the studio and they'd talk about their times playing.

Can't stand Inverdale or Castle, do like Annabel Croft though, if Sue did leave rather have Annabel out of those.

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John Inverdale? Andrew Castle? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I love how it says her age in the article. Yet again the Beeb are getting rid of an older presenter for someone younger
The article is saying that Sue herself is making the choice to cut back her workload. No hint of the beeb wanting to get rid of her, nor should they want to, she does a fantastic job, and the thought of anyone else but Sue doing the on-court interview with the singles champions is too horrible to contemplate.

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Re: Sue Barker to not be anchor woman on BBC for Wimbledon after 2012?

I like Sue best when a player who remembers her of old forces her into actually talking about tennis and showing she knows something. Virginia is another who draws her out, of course.

She too easily falls into the role of foil when the blokes are about.

I don't know whether Annabel would be right for the gig really. Sue holds it together much better than Annabel does when things don't go quite to plan. I can't immediately think of anyone who would do as well as Sue.

What about Rob Curling, who does the studio guff for Eurosport? I don't think he does too bad a job there.
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I like Sue best when a player who remembers her of old forces her into actually talking about tennis and showing she knows something. Virginia is another who draws her out, of course.

She too easily falls into the role of foil when the blokes are about.

I don't know whether Annabel would be right for the gig really. Sue holds it together much better than Annabel does when things don't go quite to plan. I can't immediately think of anyone who would do as well as Sue.

What about Rob Curling, who does the studio guff for Eurosport? I don't think he does too bad a job there.
Rob Curling does do it well. But can't imagine anyone other than Sue Barker doing Wimbledon on BBC. Anabelle Croft? GOD NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
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Re: Sue Barker to not be anchor woman on BBC for Wimbledon after 2012?

I've kind of gone off her in recent years but she's still by far the best of what the BBC have to offer. I have a feeling Inverdale's been waiting for Sue's job for a while and is probably next in line. In which case I'll just stick to streams.

I do love her what have now become annual chats with Pam after the women's SF's. That's the one time she actually gives input on the tennis herself and you can tell she still has an interest in the women's tour (because so often everywhere else she acts like she doesn't give a crap).


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