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I need to get this off my chest, it has been building up for weeks, so i have to say it, Jenny Gow who does the MotoGP for the BBC is a talentless useless [email protected] idiot, I feel better now.
 

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Theres something wrong with her mouth .................................

It hasnt got my foot in it.
 

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so true. its annoying when you can tell they dont actually have a genuine interest in the sport, regardless of being a good 'presenter'.
Now Suzy, I always got the feeling she really loved the whole sport and being there. plus she was quite fit.
 

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Don't bother with the BBC any more. Their whole approach is [email protected] compared with the Eurosport team.

Perry was never much good, just a face and too much flirty-girty behaviour - I saw her presenting a third rate techno-gadget show this evening on some obscure channel and thought she'd reached about the right level - all legs and small talk with very little content - QVC next? She still writes a very mediocre MotoGP column in the Telegraph on Saturday - why?

I know the BBC have the UK TV rights, but they've now relegated it to BBC3/4/whatever. The BBC aren't interested in MotoGP or any other bike racing. They offer no qualifying, no 125, no Moto2, 2 minutes build-up, crappo commentators and b~gger-all post race analysis - just the absolute bare bones. I don't think they'll bid for it next time it comes up.

I watch as much as I can get away with over the race weekend (domestic confrontations always ensue) record the rest, avoid the actual race hour and watch/record the Eurosport coverage an hour later - or sometimes live if the BBC can't fit it in. :rolleyes:

Priceless. :D
 

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LOL, you & me both! :rolleyes:


(PS Love the Noggin the Nog avatar) :D
Heavy duty negotiations this weekend what with F1 at Spa, bike racing left, right and centre and decent weather calling me out for a blast-about. I'll have to earn some points before next weekend! :frown:

(Noggin the Nog has been a hero of mine for a very long time. He narrowly beat me in marrying Nooka of the Nooks. How different life may have been. :D)
 

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Don't bother with the BBC any more. Their whole approach is [email protected] compared with the Eurosport team. :D
The British Colonial Broadcasting Service is to be avoided at all costs - usually pumps out trendy left wing propaganda for those who are hard of thinking. The compulsory licence fee scam is squandered on over paying all sorts of politically correct diversity specialists and pub acts. Just check out the online expenses details of their senior management team - who is having a laugh at your expense?

Jenny Gow - I wonder what did she did to get on the gravy train?
 

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BBC are basically taking the piss. They have the monopoly on live broadcast, then decide to stick it on interactive because of Dragon's Den! If they insist on getting sole rights for live broadcast then they should carry out their duties! As for the presenters, Suzy Perry genuinely did have knowledge, and a lot of insider contacts by the looks of it, but Jenny Gow, well, plenty of comments above as to her! Steve Parrish is always good, mainly because of his wit and he has been there and done that. As for Charlie Cox, well he is just an aussie who crashed a few touring cars years ago, a total clown who thinks he is funny, but is in fact a witless twat. Charlie COCK more like. Just my opinion.

You cannot beat Eurosport, Moody and Ryder are awesome and so knowledgable, Neil Spalding gives a fantastic insight to technical aspects, and they get awesome guests in the commentary box. Julian Ryder and Toby Moody dont have to try to be entertaining, they just naturally are. The only missing link no longer there sadly is Randy Mamola in the pitlane, he was just the icing on the cake.

Bollocks to the BBC, I would happily foregoe the tv licence fee and not have any BBC channel.
 

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Who the fk is Charlie Cox? Sierra era driver?

FWIW, The same thing happened over here. First they lost all credible hosts in favor of some suit wearing ex football playing meathead and his crew of uselessly trendy sidekicks. between the lot of them, they couldn't check the air in a tire. And as if to compensate for their complete awkwardness, they yammered on about shit throughout any race. In the middle of a nice dice for the lead, they would cut to the pits so some MTV wanker could ask a drivers girlfriend about her hat.

Now its even worse. Most of the same crew of wankers is still there, but now since they've been hanging out around racetracks for a few years, they speak confidently of all that they barely understand. I once heard understeer described as not steering enough. And oversteer was steering too much. And so sure of this, he even went on to explain how oversteer would wear out the front tires, and vice versa. Truly a face palm moment for motorsports commentary.

currently, they are onto their new format. 1 loud mouthed presenter idiot, teamed up with an ex racer who actually knows what he's talking about, but is a bit quiet and barely gets a word in edgewise.

I reckon I should do it. I might go make a call or two.
 

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Jenny Who? Never seen her....
 

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Truly a face palm moment for motorsports commentary
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i must be in the minority here as i find some of Charlie's quips rather amusing. granted im sure the coverage isnt particularly technical in comparison to Eurosport but then ive never seen that broadcast. i do agree they should be covering the GP in FULL on the main channels... 125, 250 moto2 etc...

Happy Henry.. I have to stick up for Perry here....dont think she deserves a slagging.. how many women do you know who can speak with authority on the subject of motorcycle racing ? a rare breed indeed...
 

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The British Colonial Broadcasting Service is to be avoided at all costs - usually pumps out trendy left wing propaganda for those who are hard of thinking. The compulsory licence fee scam is squandered on over paying all sorts of politically correct diversity specialists and pub acts. Just check out the online expenses details of their senior management team - who is having a laugh at your expense?

Jenny Gow - I wonder what did she did to get on the gravy train?
Man we must be related, you have written exactly what I think, the BBC are my pet hate.
 

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:rotflmao: I have to stick up for Perry here....dont think she deserves a slagging.. how many women do you know who can speak with authority on the subject of motorcycle racing ? a rare breed indeed...
I'm not criticising, or supporting, Perry just because she is female but because, in my opinion, she didn't do a very good job. She obviously got to know a lot of people in MotoGP because she is clearly personable and been around the pit lane for a long time. However, she also had the massive benefit of being the BBC's anchor/face and as such nobody is going to turn down a few words with her - they all want publicity, it's what the manufacturers, riders and sponsor live on. And the BBC are a massive force in the media.

I found her style and the content of her interviews pretty shallow and trite. She didn't add enough depth for my taste. From what I've read here and on other forums most people liked her, in large part, because she was considered 'a bit of a looker'. :rolleyes:

I've no idea who Jenny Gow is or where she came from, but if the BBC can't do without a photogenic anchor, which seems to be the current BBC house style, to open and close their MotoGP coverage (I'm not currently available :D) then they should have tried harder to get Jane Omorogbe - but I gather she was clever enough to turn them down.
 

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Jenny is a bit of a horse faced nobody, but Perry was a bit hot (she is a bit ropey nowadays) as far as commentry goes they all seem to talk bollocks!
 

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My problem is that she obviously knows nothing about bikes and has no interest in biking what so ever, she is a total brain dead bird who is probably some producers daughter.
 

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At least suzi has ridden bikes for years ,off road and on , and you'd probably look a bit ropey if six months or so ago you nearly croaked.
 
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