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View Poll Results: Simon for 2019???
Ummm Yes 5 38.46%
Ahhh No 4 30.77%
Like 3 23.08%
Ya know 1 7.69%
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July 11th, 2018, 10:16 AM   #1
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Simon Crafar, Umm or Ahhh?

Ummm guys, ya know, ahhh do you think Simon will return for 2019 or ahhh will he be like, kicked to the curb for someone who can actually do an interview?
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July 11th, 2018, 10:28 AM   #2
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They should try & get back Ian Wheeler since Marc VDS is downing sizing. Dylan Gray was the best!
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Yes Dylan Gray was awesome. It blows my mind how they went from Dylan, To Simon and early this year the Spanish guy who did some interviews who were more than cringe worthy.
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Ummm guys, ya know, ahhh do you think Simon will return for 2019 or ahhh will he be like, kicked to the curb for someone who can actually do an interview?
How did he land this job in the first place. Nothing personal.

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July 17th, 2018, 10:29 PM   #5
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How did he land this job in the first place. Nothing personal.
I thought the same, mate. I reckon it's due his knowledge as not just a rider, but also an Ohlins tech. Which I get, but there seems to have been a lack of understanding that television, as a medium, requires a certain animation to an individuals personality and interviewing technique.
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He started off very rough and I said as much here, but he has grown on me in the past few races. There’s something very likeable about him.
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July 18th, 2018, 12:43 AM   #7
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How did he land this job in the first place. Nothing personal.

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People think that because somebody did the sport, they must be good at talking about the sport which most of the time isn't the case.
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He started off very rough and I said as much here, but he has grown on me in the past few races. There’s something very likeable about him.
Please dont get me wrong, i have the greatest respect for Simon (racing career) but when you land this kind-of "public" position, you have to be spot on. He gets names wrong, tyre choices, etc. I feel for the guy. Personally i dont think he will be around in 2019. My view.

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Please dont get me wrong, i have the greatest respect for Simon (racing career) but when you land this kind-of "public" position, you have to be spot on. He gets names wrong, tyre choices, etc. I feel for the guy. Personally i dont think he will be around in 2019. My view.

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In fairness I expect the odd mistake in live broadcasting(look at Murray Walker) but in any sport they promote former pros to analytical roles when they lack the knowledge to analyse things.

One of my favourite things in bike racing is when a new female presenter is announced and on the various forums and social media platforms they go "does she even ride?" like it makes a difference, Suzi Perry rides bikes and she's shit.
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In fairness I expect the odd mistake in live broadcasting(look at Murray Walker) but in any sport they promote former pros to analytical roles when they lack the knowledge to analyse things.

One of my favourite things in bike racing is when a new female presenter is announced and on the various forums and social media platforms they go "does she even ride?" like it makes a difference, Suzi Perry rides bikes and she's shit.
I thought Jodie Kidd was pretty poor for the TT this year. Steve Plater and Cam Donald are great though. In the GPs James Toseland is very good at getting into the garages and giving technical insights.
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