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Old 15 Oct 2008, 10:08 (Ref:2312889)   #1
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Commentary at Bathurst; David Addison?

Haven't run across this on any of the other threads but I'd like to give a big thumbs up to the Pommy bloke who helped out in commentary over the weekend. I'm sure his name is David Addison. For someone who apparently has only been here twice before (for the two 24Hr races) he did a splendid job.

Had no trouble with pronunciations for a start. (unlike some...)
Knew the recent Bathurst history very well.
Gave plenty of background to the European drivers.
Named the corners correctly.
He just seemed to have a "feel" for the place.
He even took some friendly Pommy bashing on the chin.
How refreshing!

Sorry Barry Oliver but this guy runs rings around you......

Memo to V8SA. Pay Mr Addison's fare out next year.

PS Luke West also did a great job. I thought the on-course PA was the best it's been for yonks!
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 10:15 (Ref:2312893)   #2
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I agree whole heartidly with you Average Punter. It was refreshing to actually hear informed entertaining commentary rather than the usual tripe served up by Barry "only him and his dry cleaner know how close that was" Oliver.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 12:56 (Ref:2313028)   #3
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He's a very good, extremely well-informed commentator with huge amounts of experience both trackside and on TV. A very entertaining manner too. I've been enjoying his commentaries for many years over here.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 13:47 (Ref:2313062)   #4
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while i didn't have the radio on much due to having a TV there when i did i thought he did a good job, accent was broad though.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 19:33 (Ref:2313298)   #5
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I though Addison and Marranelli (sp) were quite good over the weekend.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 20:18 (Ref:2313336)   #6
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accent was broad though.
Interesting comment, since I'd say he's about as well-spoken as you can be without being poncy. I guess it proves that how you judge something depends on where you're starting from.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 21:29 (Ref:2313406)   #7
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I thought he was very good. The commentary team up there was far superior to last years.
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while i didn't have the radio on much due to having a TV there when i did i thought he did a good job, accent was broad though.
So you were the one on top of the campervan at the chase?
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Agree 100 per cent, Average. A great blend of humor, knowledge and enthusiasm. And he didn't insult our intelligence with any of the idiotic drivel we've come to expect from the average Ocker spruikers.

Let's have all the Europeans back.
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Addison is an awesome commentator, whether it be through the tv or at an event. He is not afraid to speak his mind as well, for example openly declaring the Monaros at the 2002 as group 1A, two door v8 supercars
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Glad to see others appreciated David's contribution over the weekend.

As soon as I heard his voice I though, hang on, that's the commentator from the 24Hr races ! He was great at the 24hour races - gave the race an enormous amount of credibility - he has a weath of information, and conveys it to his audience in an interesting way. Often commentators can get too bogged down in detail - Addison gives you heaps of detail but does it in a really professional & entertaining way.

I hope he is a permanent commentator at future Bathursts, he was excellent, I didn't hear him make any blunders, and he was right on the money in terms of knowing everything there is to know about our series!

Well done to whoever got him out here, and make sures he's back next year yeah! It is fairly obvious he loves our Mountain, so I'm sure he'll want to be here!
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well we will get to see more, he is commentating on 7 for bahrain
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Old 27 Oct 2008, 09:30 (Ref:2321658)   #13
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Good news peck. But in place of who????
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Good news peck. But in place of who????
Matty White, he has to stay home now he is in the chair of Today Tonight.
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Old 27 Oct 2008, 09:58 (Ref:2321682)   #15
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Beretta must not have done a good enough job at Winton. But why not Aaron Noonan?
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