Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

Steve Beddow - Radio 210
1
4%
Mark Gonella - Various
0
No votes
Chris Maughan - Meridian News
2
8%
Andy Steggall - Meridian Match
1
4%
John Southall - BBC Radio Berkshire
0
No votes
Richard Shepherd - Classic Gold 1431
0
No votes
Dellor - BBCRB
10
42%
**Late edit** Joel Hufford - BBCRB
10
42%
 
Total votes: 24
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Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by floyd__streete » 18 Apr 2016 13:31

With Dellor having deeply troubled our sensitive fanbase of late, got me to remniscing about some gr8 names over the airwaves through the years. Personal favourite was Steve 'At Elm Park for Radio 210 with Horseman's coaches, coaching at its best' Beddow, but I really liked the Maughan-fronted Meridian mid-90s glory days coverage as well. John 'And the referee has blown his watch' Southall was an excellent commentator who went onto better things with the BBC.
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by North Somerset Royal » 18 Apr 2016 13:54

My favourite isn't listed. Brian Roach covered games at Elm Park back in the pre BBCRB days when Radio Oxford covered the Reading area. Great commentator who was also a true RFC fan

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by Sutekh » 18 Apr 2016 14:12

Joel Hufford is also missing. Shambles of a thread.

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by John Smith » 18 Apr 2016 14:54

Sutekh wrote:Joel Hufford is also missing. Shambles of a thread.

I would have voted for Hufford had it have been an option

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by From Despair To Where? » 18 Apr 2016 15:01

You miss Hufford but have twat Steggall in the poll?


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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by Top Flight » 18 Apr 2016 16:37

I voted for Dellor. Even though he talks a lot of nonsense, he does a good job. If he takes on board our criticisms then he can become an even better voice of Reading FC.

I would like him to be more intelligent in his analysis and less short-term and knee jerk. If he can add a bit of balance, understanding and fairness then that would be great.

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by Brum Royal » 18 Apr 2016 16:50

It's a +1 for Hufford here too, used to enjoy listening to him.

TBF Dellor isn't too bad, just gets a bit carried away with his opinions at times (the Vydra case in point), but by and large does a decent job from my somewhat detached viewpoint.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by MoorgateRoyal » 18 Apr 2016 18:35

Chris Maughan for me.

The very mention of his name makes me think of end of season videos after we got promoted.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by OldBiscuit » 18 Apr 2016 18:54

floyd__streete wrote:With Dellor having deeply troubled our sensitive fanbase of late, got me to remniscing about some gr8 names over the airwaves through the years. Personal favourite was Steve 'At Elm Park for Radio 210 with Horseman's coaches, coaching at its best' Beddow, but I really liked the Maughan-fronted Meridian mid-90s glory days coverage as well. John 'And the referee has blown his watch' Southall was an excellent commentator who went onto better things with the BBC.



You missed out Brian Moore off 'The Big Match'.


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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by Royal Ginger » 18 Apr 2016 22:13

I like Tim Dellor. He's a bit of a middle clas pcunt, but so am I.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by genome » 19 Apr 2016 00:03

People will vote Hufford because he's the only alternative to Dellor that most of RFC's 05/06 bandwagon fans will remember.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by biff » 19 Apr 2016 00:09

Joel Hufford

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by Ian Herring » 19 Apr 2016 07:13

Mark Gonella.

But only because his surname reminded me of a sexually transmitted disease.

Did like old Steve Beddow too - fat bugger in a helicopter is all I see when I hear his name.

Very soft spot for Maugham - he reported us well.

Andy Steggles reminded me of a toothsome fire alarm salesman, for some reason.

Quite like Dellor - although he also succumbs a bit to modern day hysteria - a bit like Claire Balding who began life as a quite 'quiet' reporter but has gradually turned into an awful, shouting, crooning, over-emotional, sycophantic ('If it pleases your majesty' :oops: :oops: at Royal Ascot - WTF?) arsehole-like media 'personality', so watch it Tim, just rein it in a bit so that you don't go the same way, yeah?

Anyway, I've gone right off topic.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by Vision » 19 Apr 2016 08:33

It's all about David Bobin, certainly until fairly recently still spotted occasionally on Sky Sports News.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by East Grinstead Royal » 19 Apr 2016 10:09

Jonny Saunders. He was Tim Dellor's predecessor. He was a Brighton fan, but a very good broadcaster. Back in the late 70s, Ralph Dellor often covered Reading for BBC Radio Oxford and was excellent.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by Top Flight » 19 Apr 2016 10:17

Even though I've been quite critical of Dellor, I do actually like him. He does a good job. But if he can harshly criticise our players then I can harshly criticise him. His criticisms of some of our players are often unbalanced and very unfair and by doing that he leaves himself wide open to receive criticism himself.

But overall, especially when you consider RFC coverage of the past. Dellor is fantastic.

I would just like Dellor to be a bit more mature and intelligent than the average fan and not encourage knee-jerk, short-term nonsense which is not in the best interests of the club and the goals of going up. Of course analyse and be critical, but also be realistic and understanding. Don't set ludicrous expectations that cannot be fulfilled by Coppell, Mourinho or Sir Alex let alone our very own Brian McDermott who is a great manager for Reading FC and we are lucky to have him.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by Sutekh » 19 Apr 2016 12:14

East Grinstead Royal wrote:Jonny Saunders. He was Tim Dellor's predecessor. He was a Brighton fan, but a very good broadcaster. Back in the late 70s, Ralph Dellor often covered Reading for BBC Radio Oxford and was excellent.


Hufford was Dellor's predecessor.

Southall covered us briefly when the local station was Thames Valley FM, when the stations reverted to *xf*rd and Berks Southall went off to watch that lot up the road sink into non league oblivion.

Believe "The Huff" was actually the primary reporter for Reading from the move to the Mad Stad onwards.

Off track and for the record, seem to recall that Wycombe Wanderers were also covered by Thames Valley FM until about 1998/99.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by floyd__streete » 19 Apr 2016 12:51

Oof, forgot about Hufford :!:

If this poll was a dog you'd shoot it to put it out of its misery....

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by East Grinstead Royal » 19 Apr 2016 13:03

Sutekh wrote:
East Grinstead Royal wrote:Jonny Saunders. He was Tim Dellor's predecessor. He was a Brighton fan, but a very good broadcaster. Back in the late 70s, Ralph Dellor often covered Reading for BBC Radio Oxford and was excellent.


Hufford was Dellor's predecessor.


Indeed, Saunders was Adie Williams' predecessor.

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Re: Who is your favourite RFC broadcaster of all time?

by East Grinstead Royal » 20 Oct 2016 09:26

So who is the guy (Michael?) on Chris Evans' Breakfast Show today, sitting in for Vassos Alexander in the sports chair, who said he was on BBCRB in the Coppell days (even mentioned the 106 points record and just missing out on Europe)?

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