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Old 3rd November 2012, 00:09   #106
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This is not the first time this has happened. I ve been noticing it the entire season, he keeps confusing the people. He even once earlier in the season said schumacher as rosberg... Red and yellow helmets ???? How more different can it get. I used to like his commentary in combination with Cris Goodwin. Sad to say but his quality of commentary has certainly gone down.
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Old 20th November 2012, 13:11   #107
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Star sports brought Tim Harvey to commentate the last 3 races and it has been a complete mess. We had the super Steve Slater earlier and now this idiot. They can't spot drivers, turns, positions, timings and talk about unrealistic things.

Steve keeps on repeating "We'll get a confirmation on that one" and "Meanwhile". Wish they bring some new folks for 2013.
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I haven't watched a single race in ESPNStar for close to 2 seasons now, Thanks to Steve Slater. Last year, it was all BBC and this year, its SkySports. Star was okay when Chris Goodwin was around. Then it became unbearable.

The Sky coverage is simply awesome! Guys, please give it a try and see what you're missing.
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I haven't watched a single race in ESPNStar for close to 2 seasons now, Thanks to Steve Slater. Last year, it was all BBC and this year, its SkySports. Star was okay when Chris Goodwin was around. Then it became unbearable.

The Sky coverage is simply awesome! Guys, please give it a try and see what you're missing.
Where do you watch it? using that link pavan posts? I have watched a race or 2 on that but with screen size is too small. Coverage is far beyond excellent if you compare it to Star Sports+Slater. And no breaks.
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Actually if you have a high speed broadband, quality is wathchable even on a 32 inch screen - that i hook my pc onto. However if you been used to HD you will be disappointed.
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Yeah, the display quality suffers. Unless you're on iPlayer with BBC. But the awesome coverage more than makes up for it.

I would prefer a grainy Sky to ESPNStar HD any day.
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Cant put an end to the season without stupid slaters foot in mouth moment, anyone noticed on the last lap as vettel is crowned champ he mouths off vettel equals juan pablo mon... ummm fangio inspite of juan manuel fangio!! seriously this guy is demented. luckily watched entire season on sky F1 and it was only the last lap of season that unluckily i had to tune in to star as net was down. And then slater comes up with this??
Feel sorry for the public who have to take his BS every race.
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Yeah, the display quality suffers. Unless you're on iPlayer with BBC. But the awesome coverage more than makes up for it.

I would prefer a grainy Sky to ESPNStar HD any day.
I completely agree with you. the camera angles between sky and star is the same, just the commentary is different. Sky rocks!! before the race they have a grid walk with martin brundle, that is so cool!.
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Old 6th December 2012, 12:24   #114
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He keeps saying its the small screen they are viewing. But then Karun doesnt wear glasses and he is sharp.

Here's how a perfect race weekend goes: So you are keen on seeing some action on a great circuit, great qualifying drama but then Slater talks, great start to the race Slater talks, superb overtaking allround but then Slater talks. I wish the guy kept quiet. He can ruin the F1 experience just by talking, so many mistakes. Can't Star Sports find another person to commentate?
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All the guys bashing Slater should try giving live commentary on any sport that you enjoy. Switch on TV, mute volume and try giving commentary on what you are watching. Commentary is not an easy task. It's tough and mistakes are bound to happen. In all the sports that I have watched, I have never heard perfect commentary.
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I wonder what happened to good ole Chris Goodwin. Yes he had joined Mclaren when hamilton came in and was involved with the drivers at some level. He was pretty sharp with his commentary.

Karun Chandok does a decent job on commentary. I have to admit, Steve Slater has gotten a bit too old for the job. I recall noticing Vettels move on Vergne (the yellow flag saga) and I was saying to myself, "didnt he do that under yellow flags"? Star sports never even brought that situation up all race. Even K.C missed out on that one.

Star sports is all we got. N i for one am glad that they are going to show all practise sessions next year. I dont think Steve Slater is going anywhere either. Tim Harvey was slightly better at Austin, India and Abu Dhabi. Let see more of him!

On another note, Paul malai doesnt fit in the show at all. Easy on the eyes maybe but she has no clue what the sport is about.
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Steve Slater can't be pardoned for making so many mistakes. Im sorry, maybe its a tough job, but there are competent commentators that can take his place. Just because I can't do it doesnt mean someone else can't do it and we are paying Star Sports to watch F1 aren't we? Maybe this thread needs to be closed or Steve Slater moved
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All the guys bashing Slater should try giving live commentary on any sport that you enjoy. Switch on TV, mute volume and try giving commentary on what you are watching. Commentary is not an easy task. It's tough and mistakes are bound to happen. In all the sports that I have watched, I have never heard perfect commentary.
It's not easy but he's a professional, and I am sure he's getting paid big money for this. It's like we can't blame our cricketers for the poor show against England on home soil because none of us would be able to do a better job than them.

Hell, I can. Slater & our cricketers - both of them. Especially when there are people doing a far better job (not perfect but much better).
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"Been waiting for Fox Sports announcement, but new deal means I won't be commentating this season. Busy writing instead #nomorefiveredlights" - From Steve Slater's twitter feed.

Though I had gotten increasingly miffed with his gaffes, have mixed feelings about this. Life's strange like that, huh?
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Oh thank god, Steve Slater is not commentating anymore.
His blunders are well known and makes a lot of errors in each and every race.

I hope the replacement is someone who understands the sport. Finally I can watch F1 on TV rather than on Laptop.
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