The Full-Time Phone In

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The Full-Time Phone In

Postby The Doctor Is In » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:32 pm

Aid and David Connolly proving that the phone in is dead - a collection of people spouting non stop clichés or idiots who cant string a sentence together.

Colin and Roy Hodgson are the only 2 people that have been on so far who are anywhere near approaching talking sense.
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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby JW90 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:48 pm

Phone-ins really are a waste of time now. They could be useful if they had plenty of lower and non-league fans informing people of their clubs and the situations but too many wailing plastics from the top six spouting the same tired nonsense each week.

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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby Arthur Brutal » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:48 pm

People actually called them in real time, on TS2?
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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby The Ghost of Alex Higgins » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:22 am

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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby Northern Troglodite » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:13 pm

full time fone ins died , the day Baker & Kelly were replaced by Mellor ........god knows how many years ago , they could do a genuine fans call, or dump a nutter & go abstract ala "Any more pie" or the infamous "joanne" calls :D
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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby Champagne and Roses » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:04 pm

One small thing they could do to try to improve the phone-in format is just say upfront they’re taking no calls at all criticising any refereeing or VAR decision, none at all, and if anyone does they’ll be dumped. I’d be intrigued to hear what would be left - let’s go to the phones !
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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby ccreds » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:43 pm

Had a loud tannoy interruption from Brighton I think where Alvin is. Haidy is at Southampton. Could be on clips of the week. That's if they take talkSPORT 2 ones.

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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby The Ghost of Alex Higgins » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:24 pm

Phone ins are always horrific. I don't want to hear any fucking cunt pleb shit on about his issues. Just give me the owl poking fun at authority
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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby Erskine Might » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:27 am

JW90 wrote:Phone-ins really are a waste of time now. They could be useful if they had plenty of lower and non-league fans informing people of their clubs and the situations but too many wailing plastics from the top six spouting the same tired nonsense each week.


I wonder what the breakdown is between listeners at home and those travelling. Because fans travelling home from matches, often facing hours on a motorway, will listen to pretty much anything to combat the boredom, and in that context phone-ins are okay because you'll pick up some gossip from other matches and maybe some amusing anecdotes - you don't want endless moaning but your tolerance levels are still higher than usual.

But if you're listening at home, well, I'm not sure why - most people surely have better things to do. That's one of the reasons I'm sceptical about the hype about 'Game Day'. It's as if Clayton thinks Saturdays are when TS has its biggest audiences. Maybe it does, I haven't seen the figures, but it would surprise me a bit. It probably has its most unusual audience compared to weekdays, as there will be so many travelling fans, but if TS can't top that size of audience during a normal day then that ought to worry Clayton.

How many want to listen to THREE live games in a day? You'd have to tie me to a chair to make me do that. Aside from that it's just chat from around the grounds and a phone in.

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Re: The Full-Time Phone In

Postby Champagne and Roses » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:35 am

On Saturdays I just want Around The Grounds, no commentary at all, I want to be able to switch on while I'm doing something else or in the car and in a minimum of ten minutes find out what's happening, I'd even tolerate Durham doing it because he doesn't have much of a chance to insert his own manufactured opinions and he seems to be at least familiar with most lower league teams. On Sunday or Monday I might listen to a commentary though - this Sunday I listened to Barnsley v Leeds on TS but usually the BBC would be preferred. That's why I think the TS rights package is a disaster - you can see that TS think this too because they shove their second game on a Saturday onto TS2 - I'd like to see the audience size for that, they paid for it but they throw it away. TS audience figures overall are a bigger mystery though - I'm at a loss to explain how some of their output even registers.
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