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Duffield dissed big style in the Guardian

vermootencpvermootencp Posts: 1,298
edited June 2007 in Pro race
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2007/ ... s_a_n.html
and splashed on the back page of the Sport supplement in the paper.

Harsh but fair. Now maybe the decision-makers at Eurosport will take action?

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  • To be fair, Martin Kelner's column is an amusing look at sport coverage on tv. I think he gently mocks dear old Duffers rather than 'dissing' him big style.
  • vermootencpvermootencp Posts: 1,298
    whatever

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  • I thought it was quite funny but please tell me that Duffers isn't the main man for the Eurosport coverage of the TdF ?
    Surely that's David Harmon ?

    http://www.eastyorkshireclassic.co.uk/n ... index.aspx
  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by vermooten</i>

    whatever
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">Bovvered? [;)]
  • FluffsterFluffster Posts: 33
    I LOVED it during yesterday's last stage at the Dauphine, when he was wandering whether Cadel Evans had made it over the climb with the leaders, "I'm not sure if Cadel has made it over with this group, I can't see him anywhere" when, of course, the camera was indeed on Cadel descending with the leading group. Duffers - a loveable yet utterly frustrating commentator.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,519
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Fluffster</i>

    I LOVED it during yesterday's last stage at the Dauphine, when he was wandering whether Cadel Evans had made it over the climb with the leaders, "I'm not sure if Cadel has made it over with this group, I can't see him anywhere" when, of course, the camera was indeed on Cadel descending with the leading group. Duffers - a loveable yet utterly frustrating commentator.
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    It got worse than that. In the last few kilos he was still wondering were Cadel was when he was clearly on screen putting in an attack.

    And this is the rider which possibly the most distinctive riding style of anyone (especially on the climbs)
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  • pat1cppat1cp Posts: 765
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by RichN95</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Fluffster</i>

    I LOVED it during yesterday's last stage at the Dauphine, when he was wandering whether Cadel Evans had made it over the climb with the leaders, "I'm not sure if Cadel has made it over with this group, I can't see him anywhere" when, of course, the camera was indeed on Cadel descending with the leading group. Duffers - a loveable yet utterly frustrating commentator.
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    It got worse than that. In the last few kilos he was still wondering were Cadel was when he was clearly on screen putting in an attack.

    And this is the rider which possibly the most distinctive riding style of anyone (especially on the climbs)
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    But he had a blue shirt on instead of the usual Salmon Pink, that was what confused dear old Duffers.

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  • offthepaceoffthepace Posts: 357
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by pat1</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by RichN95</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Fluffster</i>

    I LOVED it during yesterday's last stage at the Dauphine, when he was wandering whether Cadel Evans had made it over the climb with the leaders, "I'm not sure if Cadel has made it over with this group, I can't see him anywhere" when, of course, the camera was indeed on Cadel descending with the leading group. Duffers - a loveable yet utterly frustrating commentator.
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    It got worse than that. In the last few kilos he was still wondering were Cadel was when he was clearly on screen putting in an attack.

    And this is the rider which possibly the most distinctive riding style of anyone (especially on the climbs)
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    But he had a blue shirt on instead of the usual Salmon Pink, that was what confused dear old Duffers.

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    http://tinyurl.com/2nu7r3

    To be fair to Duffers he was probably confused to see Evbans actually attacking. Evans is my top tip for the rider least likely to get a suntan in the Tour this year

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by andyp</i>

    To be fair, Martin Kelner's column is an amusing look at sport coverage on tv. I think he gently mocks dear old Duffers rather than 'dissing' him big style.
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    Spot on. I enjoyed reading it and the comments afterwards especially the bit about 'research' and 'The Guardian' being strangers!
  • BirilloBirillo Posts: 417
    And I enjoyed this quote from MontyD:

    How can you not love a man who tells you "I know that many of you look forward to hearing what I had for dinner last night, so maybe I'll save that for a bit later on." The last survivor of the Jim Bowen school of broadcasting and a national institution.
  • Duffers

    the King of the hanging participle

    I too am waiting for him to finish a sentence.

    I was screaming Cadel is there, in third place, look, look for ****'s he is there

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  • Sarah22Sarah22 Posts: 56
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Squaggles</i>

    I thought it was quite funny but please tell me that Duffers isn't the main man for the Eurosport coverage of the TdF ?
    Surely that's David Harmon ?

    http://www.eastyorkshireclassic.co.uk/n ... index.aspx
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    How many Duffield threads do you need to reply to? (Oh hang on, I forgot- YOU ARE the forum knobhead!)

    http://www.cyclingplus.co.uk/forum/topi ... _ID=133157
  • Perhaps if you made "Forum Knobhead" Your signature line it would save you some keyboard effort.

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  • The sooner Duffield is retired, the better. I'm sure he's done a really good job for British cycling over the the years, but those years are over. He's now a liability for Eurosport.

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by andyp</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by vermooten</i>

    whatever
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">Bovvered? [;)]
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    COmputer says nooo![:D]

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  • hevipedalhevipedal Posts: 2,475
    I read that article and thought yes that's absolutely right - Duffers is a Duffer.

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  • Well thanks for that . I may have pointed out to you that you didn't need to start another thread on David Duffield but I'm not sure why that makes me a 'knobhead' .
    Maybe you should relax a little bit , it's only a cycling forum .

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Sarah22</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Squaggles</i>

    I thought it was quite funny but please tell me that Duffers isn't the main man for the Eurosport coverage of the TdF ?
    Surely that's David Harmon ?

    http://www.eastyorkshireclassic.co.uk/n ... index.aspx
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    How many Duffield threads do you need to reply to? (Oh hang on, I forgot- YOU ARE the forum knobhead!)

    http://www.cyclingplus.co.uk/forum/topi ... _ID=133157
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  • hevipedalhevipedal Posts: 2,475
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Squaggles</i>

    I thought it was quite funny but please tell me that Duffers isn't the main man for the Eurosport coverage of the TdF ?
    Surely that's David Harmon ?

    http://www.eastyorkshireclassic.co.uk/n ... index.aspx
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    Harmon and Kelly with Duffers back in the studio - Thats when i make some more tea then.

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  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    He's probably done more for cycling than most, if not all hacks so I tend to cut him some slack. I read the Observer this weekend (or rather my mate read bits to me whilst I was driving back from the Polka Dot) and apparently some of the hacks have done the British TdF stage - but in two days !! What's the point ??

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