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Old 27 Sep 2004, 10:06 (Ref:1108093)   #1
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Leigh Diffey coming home?

Talking to some Trans Am people in the US. I asked them what has happened to Leigh Diffey as he was calling their races on SPEED. All of them said they did not know. The other day on SPEED News , it was anounced that Leigh was going back to Australia.

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Old 27 Sep 2004, 10:14 (Ref:1108102)   #2
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That'd be good, I always quite liked him.
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 10:21 (Ref:1108106)   #3
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I hope he comes back to call the V8's. The duo of Bill Woods and Neil Crompton do a good job but they need a main commentator like he was.
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 12:08 (Ref:1108199)   #4
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He might be coming back to Australia, lets just hope it's not back to the commentary box!
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 12:21 (Ref:1108215)   #5
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Oh no please say it is not true, not back here. If he comes back I really hope they dont hire him to do the V8's and yell at us all again
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 12:50 (Ref:1108256)   #6
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 12:54 (Ref:1108260)   #7
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 17:33 (Ref:1108557)   #8
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Oh no please say it is not true, not back here. If he comes back I really hope they dont hire him to do the V8's and yell at us all again

Quite right colinbond

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Old 27 Sep 2004, 19:30 (Ref:1108726)   #9
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I suppose you people don't like Big Darrell Beefsteak either.
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 20:18 (Ref:1108786)   #10
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NO! Not Diffey! Please let it not be true! Another screamer who has never driven a car! Please nooooo!!!!
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 21:27 (Ref:1108867)   #11
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i am from america, and i am very upset Leigh is leaving! he was THE BEST sportscar commentator we have ever had in over 10 years. Maybe you guys have better guys in oz, but alot of americans(including myself) are very upset over his departure. Leigh is very good, he knows his facts, and does a good, professional job at it. maybe he has changed since he was doing V8 commentary for you guys..
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 22:10 (Ref:1108908)   #12
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I can just see it now, The big Beefsteak and the Diff together in a sound proof box, now what a match! To some it could be as sweet as box of Darryl Lee's!
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 23:08 (Ref:1108939)   #13
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I actually thought Leigh was OK . Bathurst 1997 was one of his better calls.... A Crompton/Diffey commentary team would work well.

Get rid of "Clueless Woods" from the commentary box, put him in a large room where he can fit his big head and DO NOT let him near a microphone!!


Maybe let Woods anchor the telecast, but please don't let him try and call the action
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 23:59 (Ref:1108962)   #14
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What planet are you guys on...

I think we are way too critical of our commentators. To my mind Diffey overcame his natural exuberance to become a pretty informed commentator. No wonder the yanks love him as he would be a cut above most of their guys - former racers included.

I don't think we have too much to complain about here on Ch 10. Bill Woods is remarkably good for a generalist, certainly miles in front of the recently departed Matthew White. Also I think Greg Rust is pretty competent as was Grant Denyer.

As for the ex-racers; no complaints re Crompton and I think that Beattie has improved out of sight.

Now if they could just give "occasional interviewer" Mick Doohan some pointers - he really is cringe material at present, unfortunately.
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Old 28 Sep 2004, 00:47 (Ref:1108982)   #15
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marcus has a real shot at the podium!marcus has a real shot at the podium!marcus has a real shot at the podium!marcus has a real shot at the podium!
I though leigh was a great commentator , yes he yells and screams a bit but thats just his enthusiasm for the sport.

I also met him once and found him to be a really nice guy.

i'd welcome him back thats for sure
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