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sky is always about a second or so behind terestrial tv. i remember watching last years cup final in a pub with sky on the big screen and us watching a small telly with beeb on. was brilliant winding the dippers up by shouting every so often, even though sod all had happend. they twigged we were getting the action earlier than them and were going mental every team we shoutd "GET IN!!!" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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pub i watched it on used beeb and i thought motty and lawrenson were a disgrace...they were slagging the game off within 10 minutes and were negatove throughout

Agreed. Granted the first half was poor but they made it worse. I actually switched to Sky they were so bad.

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pub i watched it on used beeb and i thought motty and lawrenson were a disgrace...they were slagging the game off within 10 minutes and were negatove throughout

Spot on, I was getting f*ckin' annoyed with their constant whinging.

I've hated Motson for many years, he's a nauseating tw*t, especially when he starts with his snorting giggle - he needs a good kicking!

Lawrenson is simply an arsehole, probably the least respected of all pundits.

Was is me, or did the crowd noise seem muted on BBC? Just wondered, as before the game everyone was saying how the noise would be kept in the stadium due to it's design - yet the singing seemed very quiet. Shame there isn't an option on TV to mute the commentary but keep the background sound - I could have whacked the volume up to window rattling levels.

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I don't know how the crowd sound levels were there, but I watched it on Finnish television and thought they were pretty loud. Not all the time and not deafening, but I thought they were reasonably loud. It's always tough to say how loud they are, because it depends so much on where the microphones are placed and how loud do they mix the sound of the crowd.

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Tricky choice. The Motty and Lawro Show or the equally strange pairing of studious Martin Tyler and Gorbalistic Gray. To be totally honest, I didn?t much fancy either duo, but needs must when the Devils need driving out of a final, so in the end I settled for the BBC for no other reason than they started coverage earlier and it was to be their last involvement for a while.

It turned out to be a bad move, as the odd couple jumped on the sterility of the early play to prematurely rubbish the contest as a whole, like employees disillusioned with the job in hand, knowing redundancy was just around the corner. Okay, the play wasn?t inspiring, but it didn?t warrant Lawro?s first half comment that [some people had said] this was merely a Champions League third place decider, predictable though this was from someone missing the presence of the Scousers in this The Ultimate in historic occasions.

Motty continued the theme by apologising to his audience for the periods of silence, excusing himself because there was nothing to report and treating us all as if we were blind, as well as stupid. Personally, I thought I?d gone deaf and, if that had have been the case, counted myself as one of the lucky ones, due to a belief that other enthusiastic viewers had long since slit their wrists or phoned the Samaritans. Still, some silences can be golden and in the second half there was an absolute beaut for the Chelsea fan...

These two comedians supposedly trade off each other with banter that is sparked by a Motson comment which is duly met by a Lawrenson riposte. A typical example yesterday arrived just before full time with Motty venturing forth with? ?Looks like we are in for extra time?, whereupon, after the requisite gap that comedians call ?timing?, Lawro comes up with? ?Can?t wait?. They anticipate an audience laughing themselves silly, whereas in practice most punters are throwing things like their Grandmother at the TV screen.

Anyway, deep into the second half Lamps gets on the end of decent move that comes to nothing and Motty proceeds to give his commentary colleague what we all think will be the usual feeder line. The trouble with Motson is that sometimes he can be a bit of a loose canon and he came out with this little gem??You know there are those who think Frank Lampard has had a poor season, but he has scored over twenty goals?? Cue Lawro, teed up perfectly for the snappy response, but answer came there none. Zilch. Zip. Dead air. Lost for words? Of course he was, due to the fact that he had nowhere to go other than Number 1, Praise Street, Tribute City for a Chelsea player he continually puts down and, sure as hell, he wasn?t going anywhere near that complimentary area.

If he ever learns to be more than just a lugubrious pundit who can?t bring himself to be appreciative of certain players due to blatant bias he might find another door opening when the BBC Sport door closes. Somehow I doubt it and, with Setanta beckoning, maybe a transfer would be in the best interests of all concerned. After all, as he would say of many of our players, his chances will be severely limited next season and you need to play whether you are a top class performer or, as in his case, not.

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Don't forget after having a dig at our 4-3-3/4-5-1 formation (the dig being it was not a 4-3-3 at all, purely a 4-5-1 - the argument being there was only one striker, an argument that had me counting the number of strikers Utd were playing..the count went like this. Start Count, One, End Count) Motty asked, 'What is wrong with a good old 4-4-2?'

Cue total silence from Lawro. I did feel embarassed for Lawro at this point and have e-mailed him an answer for the next time he is put on the spot like that - the answer being 'I haven't a clue, that is why I like to criticise managers but have never had the balls to do it' - wonder if he will use it.

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the papers from what i've seen of early monday editions have decided to continue with 'it was Chelsea's' negativity' that was at fault...funny, can't remember seeing united going all out on attack...well we don't want to crush the illusion that utd are the dream team do we?

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