Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East > The Sand Pit
Reload this Page >

Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Old Sep 3rd 2011, 10:12 am
  #1  
Confirmed grumpy old man
Thread Starter
 
Victor Meldrew's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Moved back to Riyadh KSA 2016
Posts: 1,298
Victor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond repute
Default Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Anybody know which channels will be showing this?

Cheers
Victor Meldrew is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2011, 11:25 am
  #2  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,553
The Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by Victor Meldrew View Post
Anybody know which channels will be showing this?

Cheers
OSN Sports, according to their adverts (every match live).
The Dean is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2011, 11:35 am
  #3  
Confirmed grumpy old man
Thread Starter
 
Victor Meldrew's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Moved back to Riyadh KSA 2016
Posts: 1,298
Victor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
OSN Sports, according to their adverts (every match live).
Brilliant - thanks!

Just got back from UK, been away since end June so not had chance to check
Victor Meldrew is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2011, 8:34 am
  #4  
Down and out
 
ctfc's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Re-Expated
Posts: 868
ctfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

http://www.osnetwork.com/onlineguide/sep/index.html - Page 19
ctfc is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2011, 9:02 am
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Millsyisland's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 897
Millsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Christ - where have they dug 'Count' Jim Rosenthal up from??
Millsyisland is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2011, 9:29 am
  #6  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,553
The Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post
Christ - where have they dug 'Count' Jim Rosenthal up from??
...... and whose actual match commentary are they taking? Hopefully someone from the NH, not the useless SH morons...........

I think ITV has the UK rights?
The Dean is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2011, 5:00 pm
  #7  
BE Enthusiast
 
Millsyisland's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 897
Millsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
...... and whose actual match commentary are they taking? Hopefully someone from the NH, not the useless SH morons...........

I think ITV has the UK rights?
You're right, ITV does have the rights for all the matches in the UK, so I really hope OSN have their commentary. Whilst you expect a little bias for the commentator's home country, I do find the SH worse than NH. I find NH more knowledgable too, without sounding too anti-SH......
Millsyisland is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2011, 6:38 pm
  #8  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,553
The Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post
You're right, ITV does have the rights for all the matches in the UK, so I really hope OSN have their commentary. Whilst you expect a little bias for the commentator's home country, I do find the SH worse than NH. I find NH more knowledgable too, without sounding too anti-SH......
The trouble is, ITV have no pedigree for rugby commentary or presentation, so I assume they will drag some freelancers in - no chance of poaching the superb Miles Harrison and Stuart Barnes from Sky, I suppose?
The Dean is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2011, 5:16 am
  #9  
BE Enthusiast
 
Millsyisland's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 897
Millsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
The trouble is, ITV have no pedigree for rugby commentary or presentation, so I assume they will drag some freelancers in - no chance of poaching the superb Miles Harrison and Stuart Barnes from Sky, I suppose?
Sadly it doesn't look like they have (although they did manage to poach them in 2007). The ITV commentary team look to be Nick Mullins, Simon Ward, Martin Gillingham & Bob Symonds with co-commentators of Alan Quinlan, Scott Hastings, Phil Vickery & Andy Gomarsall.

Pundits are Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Francois Pienaar, Lawrence Dallaglio, Gareth Thomas & Thom Evans and presenters are Steve Rider, Martin Bayfield & Craig Doyle.
Millsyisland is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2011, 6:59 am
  #10  
WWLLCJD?
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 23,495
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

As long as the little welsh chap from the BBC who's name escapes me is nowhere near a microphone.

Never heard such one sided commentary in my life.
Scamp is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2011, 7:23 am
  #11  
BE Enthusiast
 
Millsyisland's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 897
Millsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
As long as the little welsh chap from the BBC who's name escapes me is nowhere near a microphone.

Never heard such one sided commentary in my life.
I think you mean Jonathan Davies - tried to insert a picture of him but can't work out how to do it - just comes up as a link.......
Millsyisland is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2011, 9:18 am
  #12  
WWLLCJD?
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 23,495
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post
I think you mean Jonathan Davies - tried to insert a picture of him but can't work out how to do it - just comes up as a link.......
Bingo!

I couldnt get Jonathan Edwards out my head when trying to remember.

Davies is the worst commentator I've ever heard.
Scamp is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2011, 6:14 pm
  #13  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,553
The Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post
Sadly it doesn't look like they have (although they did manage to poach them in 2007). The ITV commentary team look to be Nick Mullins, Simon Ward, Martin Gillingham & Bob Symonds with co-commentators of Alan Quinlan, Scott Hastings, Phil Vickery & Andy Gomarsall.

Pundits are Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Francois Pienaar, Lawrence Dallaglio, Gareth Thomas & Thom Evans and presenters are Steve Rider, Martin Bayfield & Craig Doyle.
Those commentators will be fiendishly doing their homework as I write. God knows which of them will be able to call Georgia v Romania..........
The Dean is offline  
Old Sep 9th 2011, 9:30 am
  #14  
BE Enthusiast
 
Millsyisland's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 897
Millsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

Had enough of the SH commentary already......
Millsyisland is offline  
Old Sep 9th 2011, 12:03 pm
  #15  
Confirmed grumpy old man
Thread Starter
 
Victor Meldrew's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Moved back to Riyadh KSA 2016
Posts: 1,298
Victor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond reputeVictor Meldrew has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rugby World Cup - Dubai coverage

What is it with Kiwis and vowels!

Just listened to the commentary on the NZ v Samoa game:

a = e
e = i
i = u
o = o (not bad)
u = a

"Thet scram is a miss" = "That scrum is a mess"
"It doesn't metter who wuns" = "It doesn't matter who wins"

It's driving me crazy
Victor Meldrew is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.