ITV viewers: the remove James Allen petition

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Post by danny87 » 26 May 2007, 19:39

completely agree with what you said mate, got nothing against the lad. Brundle's alright
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Post by Dark_Fisico » 26 May 2007, 19:45

I think quite a bit of the ITV coverage is ok... But ITV stick morons on ALL their sports shows...

IF they either quietened Allen down or got rid of him and put someone who knows about F1 and not just doing the job because he gets to travel the world like Steve Ryder, then SHARE the programme to all drivers and teams they'd be ok...

I prefer the BBC... I love the way they show their sports, their cricket coverage was brilliant, they always talk about all 30 odd competing snooker players in the snooker tournments and their MotorGP or whatever bike one it is is bareable... And all the commentators make you smile whilst being unbiased (bar one or two)...

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Post by Chubbs » 26 May 2007, 19:48

Dark_Fisico wrote:I think quite a bit of the ITV coverage is ok... But ITV stick morons on ALL their sports shows...

IF they either quietened Allen down or got rid of him and put someone who knows about F1 and not just doing the job because he gets to travel the world like Steve Ryder, then SHARE the programme to all drivers and teams they'd be ok...

I prefer the BBC... I love the way they show their sports, their cricket coverage was brilliant, they always talk about all 30 odd competing snooker players in the snooker tournments and their MotorGP or whatever bike one it is is bareable... And all the commentators make you smile whilst being unbiased (bar one or two)...


BBC rules... commercial television is complete c**p!!!
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Post by Super Aguri » 26 May 2007, 19:56

BBC did OK with their coverage back then really. The commentators and really the overall package were great with the slight exception that not all qualifying sessions were shown live or just were not shown at all. Now they could do a pretty decent F1 package I reckon they could show the FP1 etc on their other channels like BBC 3 but what is actually live on a Friday at around 11 o clock on BBC1 that anyone will bother to watch. Qualifying they would probably stick on Interactive like the Moto GP (Last time I checked anyway which probably was last year) ITV are just rubbish.




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Post by donald29 » 26 May 2007, 20:17

i hate itv due to commercials. did you know that last year they went to an ad break 2 seconds before michael schumacher's engine blew up in japan? and remember imola 2005 when it was one of the closest finishes in years and they went to a break for 3 of the last 4 laps? their website crashed after that due to so many complaints!

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Post by Dark_Fisico » 26 May 2007, 20:19

The one that annoyed me the most is when Massa won in Turkey and they went to breaks when he went on the podium... We lost most of the Brazilian national anthem, yet I can't remember ANYONE else that they have done that with... It was disrespectful...

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Post by donald29 » 26 May 2007, 20:20

Dark_Fisico wrote:The one that annoyed me the most is when Massa won in Turkey and they went to breaks when he went on the podium... We lost most of the Brazilian national anthem, yet I can't remember ANYONE else that they have done that with... It was disrespectful...


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Post by Super Aguri » 26 May 2007, 20:23

donald29 wrote:i hate itv due to commercials. did you know that last year they went to an ad break 2 seconds before michael schumacher's engine blew up in japan? and remember imola 2005 when it was one of the closest finishes in years and they went to a break for 3 of the last 4 laps? their website crashed after that due to so many complaints!


I think everyone hates the commercials on there. Imola 2005 was just evil though. I think they were going to wait till Michael got by but well it never happened and they just waited till like 3 laps to go and have the worst placed ad break in ITV History. It is quite funny how they don't take a break during football matches and only at half time because that is an interval and F1 has no intervals. OK so one 3 minute break F1 should get surely? Well, nope. I could moan about the adverts for ages so I better end my mini rant now.

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Post by Bowsey » 26 May 2007, 20:51

I agree on both subjects. James Allen is soo biased and overreacts to everything, and ITV, well ... advert breaks are soo annoying, What would make them slightly better would be if they had a box in one of the corners of the screen showing the live race, while the adverts were going on.
BBC was best, full uninterupted coverage of the whole race and qualifying.
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Post by fingerfish » 26 May 2007, 21:54

danny87 wrote:Thank you, he's putting people off Lewis, i don't actually want lewis to win a race, i know it sounds bad, but the way Allen is going to react, would probably put me off F1 altogether, either that or move to another country and watch it, :cheesy:


but back in my home country we use itv commentary so if you are moving, make sure you dont go there.

but it was ok before, when martin and murray did the commentary. actually i liked them especially since we dont have specialist f1 commentators so you would expect to hear absolute rubbish if we dont use foreign commentary. it's allen's bias that i dont like.

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Post by maruko » 27 May 2007, 01:29

geez, youre lucky he´s not the camara director if not it would be the Hamilton FIA WDC and WCC

in that case i support your petition

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Post by Super Aguri » 27 May 2007, 14:11

How do we rate the ITV and National Broadcasting crew today.

I think the camera shots were not too bad because what actually was there to follow on track?

Still annoyed with the ITV crew with all the Hamilton talk. Alonso just crossed the line and already Allen was talking about Lewis! Eugh. And now we have Blundell stating the obvious on screen

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Post by Dark_Fisico » 27 May 2007, 14:34

Is Lewis Hamiltons REAL first name Britians :lol: thats all they seem to call him... Its always Britians Lewis Hamilton :lol: :cheesy:...

The actual camera directing isn't bad... But I really think half the ITV crew are watching a completely different race from us :shock: ... The only time I ever saw Hamilton catching up was when Alonso was stuck behind someone, yet it seems I was wrong and he was just catching up on him :| ...

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Post by fingerfish » 27 May 2007, 15:22

i listened to bbc commentary today, it was quite good. obviously they talked quite a bit about british drivers on track (hence the name bbc) but in the end when alonso wins, they talked a lot more about alonso than all the rest.

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Post by donald29 » 27 May 2007, 16:33

Did anyone else notice Allen's moronic mistake today? The lapped Kubica got in between the 2 Mclaren's and Allen was saying how interesting it was thinking he was racing them! Everone else was miles behind at that point, after the second stops.

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