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Sports reporter on Simon Mayo's Drivetime

 
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Barty



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Sports reporter on Simon Mayo's Drivetime Reply with quote

I used to really enjoy Simon Mayo's Drivetime, but the increasing amount of airtime given to the sports reporter (Matt?) is causing me to switch off.

Sports bore me silly at the best of times but it's easy enough to turn the raido down once an hour for Matt's usual dull sports reports, but Matt seems to be used increasingly for non-sports chatter.

Perhaps I'm just an old grouch, but the guy drives me up the wall and is ruining Drivetime for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's nowhere near as bad as Johnnie Saunders
I do agree however that sports reporters should stick to what they do best
I don't mind Sally being given a greater role though
She's a natural on radio and if Bob Shennan wants more females on Radio 2 personally I'd give Sally her own show Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Sally B did once have a crack at presenting on her own and by her own admission was no great shakes at it. At least she had the decency to step away from a role she didn't suit- respect, Sal! Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeas, i remember Sally's one and only show - it was a few years ago in the late evening slot (when either Allinson or Radcliffe were presenting). She wasn't great, but she wasn't dreadful either.

As for Matt wotsisname not being as bad as Johnnie Saunders - have to disagree there, although admittedly there isn't that much in it.

Perhaps sports reporters are, for some reason, 'designed' to be annoying (it's what happens when your brain loves sport, sport, sport .......... ).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sally's had a couple of goes at DJing. I too remember when she sat in for Richard Allinson on his old late night mid week show, but she also did the early morning Saturday show at least once, I think she sat in for Janey Lee Grace.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Sally's had a couple of goes at DJing. I too remember when she sat in for Richard Allinson on his old late night mid week show, but she also did the early morning Saturday show at least once, I think she sat in for Janey Lee Grace.

Yes, it was either Janey or Tim for a couple of shows. It was at the time when her profile was massive and I guess either she or management thought she was bigger than simply doing traffic reports. They were wrong!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree with the comments about Matt on Drivetime. I really enjoy the contributions Matt, Rebecca and Sally make to the show. I think the relationships and interaction between all of them and Simon are very funny and witty and they all seem to have so much fun. Long may it continue Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Sally's had a couple of goes at DJing. I too remember when she sat in for Richard Allinson on his old late night mid week show, but she also did the early morning Saturday show at least once, I think she sat in for Janey Lee Grace.

Yes, it was either Janey or Tim for a couple of shows. It was at the time when her profile was massive and I guess either she or management thought she was bigger than simply doing traffic reports. They were wrong!


I only remember her doing the late night sit in for Richard Allinson, it wasn't good listening from what I recall.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who was the female sports reporter on Monday with Simon? I have heard her with Richard Madeley before.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
He was the female sports reporter on Monday with Simon? I have heard her with Richard Madeley before.


He was female? How intriguing!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be the thing these days with the sidekicks, CE has his sports reporter and SM has his as well, TW used to have his pair of unfunny sidekicks. They give them all too much time to join in Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Her name on Simon Mayo show is Alison Mitchell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Mitchell
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Her name on Simon Mayo show is Alison Mitchell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Mitchell


What's her name when she's on other shows ? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Ali did a fine job on SM's show. I'd give her the job full-time- she wasn't on a massive ego-trip, she certainly knew her stuff and has a good sense of humour.
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