Anonymous
Years ago

New Zealand commentators

They shit me to tears, so biased and painful to listen too

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Kas  
Years ago

think they would know how to pronounce their names - Who is O-D-GUY ??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How would they know it if he's never played there?

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Luuuc  
Years ago

I've always enjoyed their work.

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koberulz  
Years ago

"think they would know how to pronounce their names - Who is O-D-GUY ??"

Do you know how to pronounce it?

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Kas  
Years ago

Odigie has been in the league a number of years and yes if you are a commentator I would expect you to know how to say it.
Yes I know how to pronounce it

OD - DIDGE - EEE

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koberulz  
Years ago

That has two D sounds in the first two syllables.

Cameron Tragardh has been in the league for years and almost everyone insists the D is silent. It isn't.

Melbourne's Twitter account confirms it's pronounced Od-ig-i-ee.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Because the commentary in game #1 wasn't?

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koberulz  
Years ago

Apologies, I'm on my phone and misremembered. It's Od-ig-ee-ay.

If you're going to insist people should know how to pronounce things, make sure they're actually wrong.

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Kas  
Years ago

even the commentators are talking about how they can't get his name right

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Verdict is in.
Correct pronunciation is OdIggyAzalea.

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Kas  
Years ago

now Casey Frank has changed the way he is saying it - to what you wrote

You Tube Melb Utd player introductions - will show you how to say it Casey

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Train  
Years ago

Casey Frank is s great commentator. I enjoy his balance of wit and knowledge.

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AngusH  
Years ago

Yeah, Frank is great IMO, and the other guy (name escapes me) has improved.

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Tyrell  
Years ago

Commentary was fair! More importantly we're in the GF YEAHHHH BOIIIII

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Train  
Years ago

NZ commentators > Homicide

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The SKY ticker was on the fritz.

To the casual viewer reading the description it read as if it were Game 2 of the Final, not semi.

Also it would update stats like rebounds, assists but not points? amateur.

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proud  
Years ago

A simple asking how to pronounce Owen's or even Goilding's name during shoot around should be sufficient.

NZ commentators could most definitely be more biased than what they are... Only criticism is games seem more fun to them when NZ are winning and unless your a journeyman like Hammwr or D-Ruck then it would be hard not to show some bias.

I hope for everyone's sake the NBL gets a grand final series going to three games as it isn't doing the league, foxtel or the sponsors any good having only two game series... Last season 3 series went 6 games!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The had already asked the week before they admitted and still got it wrong

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I might be in the minority but I quite enjoy the NZ commentary team. Much more than Dwayne Russell and Tommy Greer pumping up Chris Goulding as though he is the 2nd coming of Steph Curry

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Hope you enjoyed watching him because he won't be in this league next season!!!
;)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Where were the subtitles? I don't understand New Zealandish.

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koberulz  
Years ago

"The had already asked the week before they admitted and still got it wrong"

They started the game pronouncing it correctly. Only reason it changed was a bunch of idiots jumped on Twitter to tell them they were wrong, even though they weren't.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

FFS commentators please just commentate the game and don't worry about twitter and all that other social media bs distracting you.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

koberulz since you are so particular about details I feel the need to point out that the correct collective noun for a number of idiots is not a "bunch" but a "red army"

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koberulz  
Years ago

Except it was obviously Melbourne fans. But nice try.

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Kas  
Years ago

"They started the game pronouncing it correctly. Only reason it changed was a bunch of idiots jumped on Twitter to tell them they were wrong, even though they weren't."

They never pronounced it right for the whole game.
O-DI-GID- EYE????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ccsa0Ipn-0

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Dazz  
Years ago

It's just as well that due to inflation one can nolonger order "Fish and fifty cents of chips."

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