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Shut Up!!!-James Allen

I watched last weekends Grand Prix, and I don't know if I'm getting old but I found James Allen's commentary even more annoying and pointless then usual.

Murray Walker may have got things wrong, and caused accidents by merely opening his mouth, but at least he was entertaining.

So the question is - should James Allen be made to SHUT UP!!!!
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Re: Shut Up!!!-James Allen

Bl**dy hell - that'll teach me!!!!

Must have pressed the wrong button as it didn't give me the 'post as poll option' and now the bl**dy thing tells me its similar to a posting I've made within the last 5 minutes so won't let me alter it - Oh woe is me for I am undone!!!!
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they are doing a "stop the ****" campaign against him, and you can actually buy the T-shirt, I know someone that did LOL.
 
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Re: Shut Up!!!-James Allen

Who would you replace him with?
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I'd let Martin Brundle do it with that woman who does the bike commentary

PS - haven't actually heard her - but she looks OK to me
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they are doing a "stop the ****" campaign against him, and you can actually buy the T-shirt, I know someone that did LOL.

He is crap but the "stop the ****" campaign is a bit much. Lets face it F1 is pretty boring now so he does not have much to work with. Let Brundle do the analysis and tech stuff and get an entertaining commentator to talk to us over all the dull stuff.

The dull stuff includes the first two sessions of qualifying, interviews with Ecclestone, interviews with team owners, interviews with most of the drivers and most of the "race".

I used to love F1, now I only watch it through some mis-guided sense of loyalty in the hope that something unusual will happen eg. Button's pit stop at Imola or an overtaking manouver outside of the pits.

Why not have a proper qualifying session? One hour to lap as fast as you can - why change such a simple and exciting format?

Penalty points for engine failures - crap

Bring back manual gearchanges with a clutch pedal

No driver aids what so ever and less down force

Let 'em have the v10's but with skinny tyes, imagine all that beautiful oversteer

And dont give me all that "but its the pinacle of motorsport, cutting edge technology etc." - It is supposed to be a motor race to entertain the punter on TV or in the crowd.
Let them bend the rules and develope new technologies to get ahead of the game but then ban them and get 'em thinking again. They did it with ground effect skirts, launch control, turbo's etc. etc....

Maybe I should have put this in a rant thread instead. Sorry
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I reckon they should use a weight penalty system for the winners like BTCC does, that'd liven the field up a bit. Didn't a girl used to do it but she quit because of the chauvanistic attitude of the sport? Beverly Turner maybe? I'm sure she wrote about it in her autobiography, whoever it was anyway.
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Yes, it was Beverly Turner "Life in the Pits" I believe it was called, a very good read.
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They would be better off ditching the adverts whenever there is an exciting bit of racing than loosing James Allen. I didn't really think his commentary was too bad to be honest. The guy who really annoys me is Julian Ryder from the Bike commentary, he cannot pronouce his R's, and keeps on about how Valentino is on top of the wostwum. (Rostrum)
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They would be better off ditching the adverts whenever there is an exciting bit of racing than loosing James Allen. I didn't really think his commentary was too bad to be honest. The guy who really annoys me is Julian Ryder from the Bike commentary, he cannot pronouce his R's, and keeps on about how Valentino is on top of the wostwum. (Rostrum)
...I think we can all decipher wostwum...
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Re: Shut Up!!!-James Allen

Can't stand him! He really annoys the hell out of me.

What about Ben Edwards from Motors TV. He used to be on the F1 Digital channel, and did a great job i thought.

Mind you F1 Digital was 10 times better than ITV anyway, except for the fact that it didn't have Martin Brundle. Only got it for 1 year...i miss it still
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