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The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Annabel Croft commentating in Dubai!:bigcry::sad::lol:

I dread Dubai coming on the air at times, because i know that nauseating woman will be on. God she's so inept:rolleyes:

What really drives me mad is her stupid phrases:

'Isnt it?'

'Wasnt it?'

'Out here'

'Out there on the court!'

Stop using rhetorics........

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGHHH, she drives me insane :haha:

In those post-match interviews as well, she always asks the players for tips on their biggest weapon. It's just random, random, random.

Please get the horse-woman off the air:lol:

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:46 PM
She's soooo unbelieveably annoying that's she is almost good to listen too :lol:

I hate her but have come to love her in some way, she's just so ditsy.


I really did hate her last year at Wimb when she was commentating on Marion :fiery: and her accent :o

volta
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:48 PM
i like her on court interviews :tape: she seems to make the players comfortable :lol:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:49 PM
She's soooo unbelieveably annoying that's she is almost good to listen too :lol:

I hate her but have come to love her in some way, she's just so ditsy.


I really did hate her last year at Wimb when she was commentating on Marion :fiery: and her accent :o

She starts coining words mid-match too:rolleyes::lol:

She used the word 'biffing' yesterday- WTF?! :haha:

Can anyone tell me why Eurosport employed her and David Mercer for the entire tournament?:tape::help:

volta
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:50 PM
She starts coining words mid-match too:rolleyes::lol:

She used the word 'biffing' yesterday- WTF?! :haha:

Can anyone tell me why Eurosport employed her and David Mercer for the entire tournament?:tape::help:

is she the one commenting the matches on British Eurosport?

Callum
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:52 PM
I don't mind her as a commentator.

However, as a presenter she is just :o

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:54 PM
is she the one commenting the matches on British Eurosport?

Yes, sadly:lol:

I'd seriously take Jo durie over this fly-by-night:lol:

Dexter
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:56 PM
After watching the on-court interviews of Carine Lima (or whatever her name was) in Paris last week I can guarantee you that she made Croft look like the best journalist evah. She came up with the gems like "You've got a wide smile" to Sprem or "Oh, you're Italian!" to Schiavone. Serena while being interviewed she didn't even bother looking at her, she just wanted to get away from her. :lol:

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:57 PM
She starts coining words mid-match too:rolleyes::lol:

She used the word 'biffing' yesterday- WTF?! :haha:

Can anyone tell me why Eurosport employed her and David Mercer for the entire tournament?:tape::help:

biffing :bigcry:

Oh do not get me started on David Mercer!! :haha: Him and Barry Davis are really the lowest of the low of tennis commentators. I hate David Mercer's need to update us on the ace/df count EVERY time someone hits one. :o

volta
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Yes, sadly:lol:

I'd seriously take Jo durie over this fly-by-night:lol:

omg i love her then :tape: the British commentators are my favs of them all :lol: i love it when she says "that's HUGE" :lol: or "that's scary good" :haha: . Portugal has like 5 commentators and imo only 1 is good :help: one of them even screamed YES when Vee missed the FH on match point against Navarro (yeah i'm still bitter about it :o )

Demska
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Annabel is so British :hearts:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:27 PM
After watching the on-court interviews of Carine Lima (or whatever her name was) in Paris last week I can guarantee you that she made Croft look like the best journalist evah. She came up with the gems like "You've got a wide smile" to Sprem or "Oh, you're Italian!" to Schiavone. Serena while being interviewed she didn't even bother looking at her, she just wanted to get away from her. :lol:

OMG :haha:

I bet that was an eye-opener for Francessca:rolls:

gaviotabr
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:33 PM
This thread is so funny..

Croft can be very dizzy, but I've decided to have fun with her.. :lol:

The brazilian commentator is a mad Dementieva fan. In the Paris final, when Dementieva got broken for the second time in the third set, he kept saying.. C'mon Elena, fight! Break her back, it's your chance to turn the match around! :lol:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:36 PM
This thread is so funny..

Croft can be very dizzy, but I've decided to have fun with her.. :lol:

The brazilian commentator is a mad Dementieva fan. In the Paris final, when Dementieva got broken for the second time in the third set, he kept saying.. C'mon Elena, fight! Break her back, it's your chance to turn the match around! :lol:

Oh, sometimes bias can be so funny from commentators, especially if their fav is losing:lol:

The French can go crazy:

'ALLEZ'

:haha:

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:40 PM
miss crofts latest thing she got in her head is 'the balls are really flying', ever time a player hits a wild error the balls are 'flying' off the racket. if shes said it once this week shes said it 20 times.

she now mentions the balls are 'flying' in every match lomao

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:42 PM
miss crofts latest thing she got in her head is 'the balls are really flying', ever time a player hits a wild error the balls are 'flying' off the racket. if shes said it once this week shes said it 20 times.

she now mentions the balls are 'flying' in every match lomao

Yeah, you can tell that someone bought her 'Tennis Lingo for Dummies' for crimbo:lol:

Chris 84
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Her best is in the studio when talking to foreigners (in particular Maleeva). Maleeva knows waaaaay more than the inept Annabel about tennis and usually has semi-interesting stuff to say, but Annabel treats her like a mentally-challeneged child. Always patronising her and doing that awful speaking slowly and loudly at her to make sure the silly foreigner can understand :o

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:50 PM
yep 'brushing up the ball', 'flying balls' and any word to describe hitting hard are annabels choice phrases this week.

LCS
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:51 PM
. Portugal has like 5 commentators and imo only 1 is good :help: one of them even screamed YES when Vee missed the FH on match point against Navarro (yeah i'm still bitter about it :o )


He did :sobbing:

LDF
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:54 PM
She's better than David Mercer, at least. :help:

Olórin
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:56 PM
I'm the only one who enjoys David Mercer's commentating :sobbing:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:59 PM
She's better than David Mercer, at least. :help:

Oh Jim, really?!:o:lol:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Dubai week is "glorious" Annabel's ES gig every year..

As vice-president of the Annabel fan-club (UK branch) and met her in person, I can confirm she is a top girl :worship:

Annabel has got a thing about "brushing up behind the ball" this week.
Which gets repeated at least twice in every set.


David Mercer on the other hand ... :tape: :help:

Oh dear, you're under the Croft thrall:help::lol:

Dini.
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:05 PM
To top it all off, she can't even remember Fabrice Santoro's name. Sad, really sad.

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:05 PM
This thread reminds me of this one :devil:

http://tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=273230

LDF
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Oh Jim, really?!:o:lol:

Yes, I'm totally serious :lol:

I know that most will think otherwise, but my god, Mercer's voice and comments just irritate me. At least Croft is sometimes [unintentionally] funny ;o

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:08 PM
This thread reminds me of this one :devil:

http://tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=273230

Well, she's universally bad, not just at Dubai:lol:

At the French in '06, when Maleeva dared to pick Monfils over Murray in a prediction, Croft said:

'You cant say that on British Eurosport'

:rolleyes::lol:

She's so off the mark, she landed in the pool :haha:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Yes, I'm totally serious :lol:

I know that most will think otherwise, but my god, Mercer's voice and comments just irritate me. At least Croft is sometimes [unintentionally] funny ;o

David is ok, but at times he just goes flat-out crazy:lol:

Wimby last year was a good example when a doubles match was suspended at MP. He just went beserk :haha:

Annabel Croft is funny when during the post-match interviews, the players just have no idea what she's talking about:lol:

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:24 PM
annabels just used the word 'beefy' to describe a winner lmao

FrenchY52
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:39 PM
After watching the on-court interviews of Carine Lima (or whatever her name was) in Paris last week I can guarantee you that she made Croft look like the best journalist evah. She came up with the gems like "You've got a wide smile" to Sprem or "Oh, you're Italian!" to Schiavone. Serena while being interviewed she didn't even bother looking at her, she just wanted to get away from her. :lol:

I agree that last week's French presenter was really bad but she was a bit funny. It was the first time I saw her. I felt embarassed for her when she started asking 50 questions to Serena before the match (starting with an "I'm impressed") and Serena told her "I have to play my match first" pretty coldly or something. However Francesca said something like "I'm always confident", so she said something like "Yes, you're Italian". She meant she's confident cause she's Italian I think.

Anabel Croft sounds cool to me, I guess it's because I can't get the half of what she says. Her accent sounds nice too

Marionated
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Neither Croft or Mercer can pronouce.
Listening to them both say Kleybanova wrong was very cringe-worthy.

danieln1
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:50 PM
I´m watching through the livestream, she has a quite good voice and i´m really enjoting her commentating!
But I prefer Jo Durie, obviously

Dodoboy.
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:58 PM
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE HER! She will marry me!

So http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/84590930/2315081

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:06 PM
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE HER! She will marry me!

So http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/84590930/2315081

Boooooo you whore :ras:

Anabel is useless :D

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE HER! She will marry me!

So http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/84590930/2315081

so you leave me just like that :rolleyes:

anyways...she's refreshing for me since im used to the americans :o

Yonexforever
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:10 PM
THat wretched woman ruined the US Open coverage for me while i was in the UK last Summer!
She is an absolute train wreck that offers no insight what so ever!

V-MAC
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:19 PM
This thread reminds me of my "Anabels' gaffes" thread a few years ago :lol:

As mentioned, it seems Dubai is her only annual outing as a commentator so I guess we can just about stick her for the week :lol:

LDF
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Anabel to Kanepi: "You really held your nerve out there."

:spit:

Zébulon
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Annabel Croft commentating in Dubai!:bigcry::sad::lol:

I dread Dubai coming on the air at times, because i know that nauseating woman will be on. God she's so inept:rolleyes:

What really drives me mad is her stupid phrases:

'Isnt it?'

'Wasnt it?'

'Out here'

'Out there on the court!'

Stop using rhetorics........

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGHHH, she drives me insane :haha:

In those post-match interviews as well, she always asks the players for tips on their biggest weapon. It's just random, random, random.

Please get the horse-woman off the air:lol:

Shouldn't it be nauseous ? :devil:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 18th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Can anyone tell me why Eurosport employed her and David Mercer for the entire tournament?:tape::help:

she's not working for Eurosport this week

they working for Dubai Sports Channel, thats why they are there. :wavey:
Eurosport just use them cos they Mercer is one of their regulars
it used to Chris Bailey and David Mercer all time before.

Annabel is terrible :spit:

nevetssllim
Feb 18th, 2009, 04:01 PM
No Annabel, Kaia didn't hold her nerve :rolleyes: At least the fire alarm drowned her out a bit for half a minute.

LDF
Feb 18th, 2009, 04:04 PM
she's not working for Eurosport this week

they working for Dubai Sports Channel, thats why they are there. :wavey:
Eurosport just use them cos they Mercer is one of their regulars
it used to Chris Bailey and David Mercer all time before.

Annabel is terrible :spit:

He's even worse :unsure: I'm glad he emigrated.

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 04:12 PM
He's even worse :unsure: I'm glad he emigrated.

Really? I thought he was good :lol: He still commentates for the BBC when they're in Australia :D

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Really? I thought he was good :lol: He still commentates for the BBC when they're in Australia :D

reread what you wrote then guess which country he emigrated to :p;)

John.
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Annabel presenting and Jason Goodall's analysis :help:

Slutiana
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Oh, sometimes bias can be so funny from commentators, especially if their fav is losing:lol:

The French can go crazy:

'ALLEZ'

:haha:
Yeah. :sobbing::sobbing:


And yeah, Anabel is so annoying. "So Serena, how does it feel to have to wait for a ballboy to tie their laces?" :weirdo::weirdo: And: "Serena, you were really going after the returns today, was that a tactic for you out there today?" WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK???!!! :o:o:o

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:00 PM
Shouldn't it be nauseous ? :devil:

touche!:lol:

I knew someone would latch onto my lack of spelling:lol:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Annabel presenting and Jason Goodall's analysis :help:

Jason Goodall:tape::tape::help::o

The most robotic, jobs-worthy, monotone, man in tennis commentary. Reminds me of some local coaches i know who are just beyond technical. They literally talk in a 24/7 stream of tennis jargon, which has become so cryptic:lol:

Jason though:

'Implementing a nessecary gameplan'

'well executed gameplan'

'well thought-out gameplan'

:rolleyes::lol:

volta
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:07 PM
oen thing about the British commentators is that they seem unbiased, they just comment on the points without showing any kinds of bias towards this or that player. :worship:

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:10 PM
oen thing about the British commentators is that they seem unbiased, they just comment on the points without showing any kinds of bias towards this or that player. :worship:

:help: you've obviously never seen an andy murray match

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Yeah. :sobbing::sobbing:


And yeah, Anabel is so annoying. "So Serena, how does it feel to have to wait for a ballboy to tie their laces?" :weirdo::weirdo: And: "Serena, you were really going after the returns today, was that a tactic for you out there today?" WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK???!!! :o:o:o

Jason Goodall:tape::tape::help::o

The most robotic, jobs-worthy, monotone, man in tennis commentary. Reminds me of some local coaches i know who are just beyond technical. They literally talk in a 24/7 stream of tennis jargon, which has become so cryptic:lol:

Jason though:

'Implementing a nessecary gameplan'

'well executed gameplan'

'well thought-out gameplan'

:rolleyes::lol:

:rolls: x2

Seriously where do they employ these freaks from?! :sobbing:

I think all commentary, presentation and analysis should be left up to Sam Smith. :worship:

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:15 PM
oen thing about the British commentators is that they seem unbiased, they just comment on the points without showing any kinds of bias towards this or that player. :worship:

It's cos we have no player to be biased about :tape:

As Sammy said wait till Murray comes on :lol:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:20 PM
It's cos we have no player to be biased about :tape:

As Sammy said wait till Murray comes on :lol:

Oh, we are not complete as human beings without Murray according to British tennis commenators:rolleyes::lol:

Seriously, stuff patriotism, i dont like Murray and i hate the way everyone jumps on the bandwagon. You shouldn't like someone just because they're your compatriots:tape:

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:20 PM
jason goodall who arives to the eurosport studio via several bushes heading through them backwards, or at least thats how he looks.

then he opens his mouth and the way he looks becomes the least of his problems lol

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:23 PM
jason goodall who arives to the eurosport studio via several bushes heading through them backwards, or at least thats how he looks.

then he opens his mouth and the way he looks becomes the least of his problems lol

:haha:

If him and Annabel bred, i'd dread to think about the hair malfunction of their children:tape::lol:

John.
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:25 PM
It's cos we have no player to be biased about :tape:

As Sammy said wait till Murray comes on :lol:

:lol: So true

jason goodall who arives to the eurosport studio via several bushes heading through them backwards, or at least thats how he looks.

then he opens his mouth and the way he looks becomes the least of his problems lol

:spit:

volta
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:26 PM
:help: you've obviously never seen an andy murray match

ohhh really? and yeah i've never seen a match of him with British comments but i think that's understandable :lol: it's like the Portuguese commentators always talking about our players and their scores :lol:

It's cos we have no player to be biased about :tape:

As Sammy said wait till Murray comes on :lol:

:lol:

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:29 PM
:haha:

If him and Annabel bred, i'd dread to think about the hair malfunction of their children:tape::lol:

i shudder to think, jason doing an analysis of which position would implement the best gameplan of getting annabel pregnant, and screwing her like a robot.

annabel asking him all sorts of retarded questions after, like did all the practice with his hand for years pay off.

then outcomes the sprog, with a full head of disheveled hair :help:

John.
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:32 PM
i shudder to think, jason doing an analysis of which position would implement the best gameplan of getting annabel pregnant, and screwing her like a robot.

annabel asking him all sorts of retarded questions after, like did all the practice with his hand for years pay off.

then outcomes the sprog, with a full head of disheveled hair :help:



*DEATH* :haha:

James(Y)
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:41 PM
i agree annabell croft is shite. also a new one this week seems to be "everything she touches is turnign to gold" after one good shot?! seriously remove her!!!!! and david mercer's just as bad

nevetssllim
Feb 19th, 2009, 04:24 PM
David Mercer is good for the odd match but he's getting exceedingly annoying now - he's one of those people who are nice but at the same time, you couldn't spend a day with them!

And how many times did Croft say that Kanepi looked 'sluggish' at the beginning of the second set against Vesnina?!

LDF
Feb 20th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Anabel almost proclaimed today's winner as 'Virginie Williams' :o

LDF
Feb 21st, 2009, 03:54 PM
Yes, I'm bumping this thread again. :D

I revoke my earlier comments about Anabel being better than David Mercer - after listening to Croft do some solo commentary for a few games I actually muted the TV. I don't think any commentator has ever made me do that :o