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First post on here, but i feel the need to address Rob Hatch pronunciation which is driving me nuts, I love the Eurosport coverage the commentary with the insightful Sean Kelly, Carlton Kirby and the banter with J H Bass,But Rob Hatch has really gone into overdrive with He's pronunciation, I really noticed it this year at the Giro,as their was no Carlton to give us some respite,Rather than turn the sound off when Robs on i can now switch over to ITV4 as they are showing full coverage ,Please Eurosport get Rob Hatch to dial it down from 11 to perhaps a 5, no more Baarharraan.
 
First post on here, but i feel the need to address Rob Hatch pronunciation which is driving me nuts, I love the Eurosport coverage the commentary with the insightful Sean Kelly, Carlton Kirby and the banter with J H Bass,But Rob Hatch has really gone into overdrive with He's pronunciation, I really noticed it this year at the Giro,as their was no Carlton to give us some respite,Rather than turn the sound off when Robs on i can now switch over to ITV4 as they are showing full coverage ,Please Eurosport get Rob Hatch to dial it down from 11 to perhaps a 5, no more Baarharraan.
+11

:D

edit: btw another +11 to the hr team whatevs who found J H Bass. Perfect voice, flamboyance and panache for his role in commentry just absolutely fabulous :kissingheart:
 
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I'm fine with pronunciations, but Hatch has become much worse in the last year with the forced excitement and exaggerations. (Every rider is in the form of his life!) I assume that's a directive from Eurosport, maybe as part of the GCN product/marketing push?
So, yeah, don't expect changes.
 
First post on here, but i feel the need to address Rob Hatch pronunciation which is driving me nuts, I love the Eurosport coverage the commentary with the insightful Sean Kelly, Carlton Kirby and the banter with J H Bass,But Rob Hatch has really gone into overdrive with He's pronunciation, I really noticed it this year at the Giro,as their was no Carlton to give us some respite,Rather than turn the sound off when Robs on i can now switch over to ITV4 as they are showing full coverage ,Please Eurosport get Rob Hatch to dial it down from 11 to perhaps a 5, no more Baarharraan.
You joined the forum just as the discussion of exactly that was dwindling: https://forum.cyclingnews.com/threads/rob-hatch.36918/
 
If Jon Harris Bass was not there waffling on about food, I'd miss it. It's part of the Eurosport TdF coverage, taking over from CK as the man in the Paris dungeon when CK was suddenly elevated to lead comms in 2013.
 
Yes, well err

I think from this point forward every post in this thread should pay tribute to Kelly by starting with Yes well err
love Sean Kelly, but I am finding he is choking on his words a lot more than usual. A lot of strange gurgling and ululating over the last few days.

+1 for John Harris Bass from here too. The Tour de France is more than a race so big fan of the colour he adds
 
Am I imagining it or did JH Bass once take over lead commentary for a Grand Tour stage because Hatch or Kirby lost audio as well as their co-commentator leaving the Bassman as the only one with workable audio?
More than likely as last year was a bit hit and miss sometimes. Although he was also the continuity speaker when they were transferring between raced like the Giro, Vuelta and Tour of Flanders when they ran at the same time.
 
I assume that Dutch and Danish Eurosport share the pre/post race coverage for the Tour, judging by Orla Chennaoui introductions, etc.

That does lead me to another that is more connected to the presenters than the race they're covering. I know that Orla does the Moto GP coverage sometimes for Dutch Eurosport. Does she speak dutch during that?
 
I assume that Dutch and Danish Eurosport share the pre/post race coverage for the Tour, judging by Orla Chennaoui introductions, etc.

That does lead me to another that is more connected to the presenters than the race they're covering. I know that Orla does the Moto GP coverage sometimes for Dutch Eurosport. Does she speak dutch during that?
She lives in Amsterdam so I assume she can. I’m intrigued as to whether her rural County Derry accent comes through when speaking Dutch (I grew up fairly close to where she did).
 

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