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GMR "TOP FOR HOCKEY" (not)
Thunderflash has suspected it for some time but a leak from the offices of BBC GMR proves that the station no longer ranks hockey as high as it used to. A draft script for a morning bulletin reveals exactly how important hockey is to the sporting folk at GMR!
As you sit there before you go out in the morning, the sport news fella (who sounds like he's broadcasting from a different planet at times) reads out endless football news from days gone by before moving onto Rugby and anything else that catches his eye. Then he'll always say "Finally Ice Hockey" before reading out the result and pronouncing the names of the players wrong. Not that he has any trouble with the foreign legions in football.
GMRs worst sin used to be when they did live commentary .... they'd take the game until 22.00 .... then end the show with five minutes left on the hockey clock!!!!!!
Sadly they now seem to have abandoned hockey commentary altogether .... which is a shame cos Andy Costigan was fab - even if the presenters knew F*&$ all about hockey!