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A love-hate relationship with FSC
Daily Soccer Fix, October 11th, 2010 2:05AM

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Steve Davis explains his love-hate relationship with Fox Soccer Channel. He cites, "Habitually inaccurate graphics. Chatty and/or corny announcers (who can also be wildly inaccurate). Shoddy camera work or poor direction. Lame quality on talk shows. My God, have they ever cracked the code on how to create lame talk shows."

On commentator Chris Sullivan, Davis writes, "I actually have a whole love-hate thing going on with Sullivan, too. He’s clearly a smart guy who knows the game. But everything is so outrageously over-thought and over-sold. Everything he says is just a tangled tumble of soccer-talk blather. And he’s in love with every player, with every coaching choice, with every formation. I swear, if a manager was suffering from dementia and rolled out a nine-man starting lineup, Sullivan would wax on about how he loves 'the manager’s innovative choices!'"

Kyle Martino’s talk show? Worse than the one it replaced. But, writes Davis: "All that said … no kidding: I love you FSC. I’m glad you’re around."

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  1. Paul Lorinczi
    commented on: October 11, 2010 at 9:33 a.m.
    The first US goal on Saturday was the result of a drop pass by Stuart Holden. Never mind the great pass and/or finish of Jones and Altidore. The play would not have happened if it were not for Holden's back pass.

  1. Paul Lorinczi
    commented on: October 11, 2010 at 9:34 a.m.
    Sorry....quoting Christopher Sullivan - he made the drop pass remark.

  1. Keith Wiseman
    commented on: October 11, 2010 at 10:10 a.m.
    Sadly, our American announcers just don't know what to say or even when to shut up. I'm just glad Seamus Malin retired even though things haven't improved too much yet.

  1. Brian Something
    commented on: October 11, 2010 at 3:05 p.m.
    You could score on a free header from 3 yards out and Christopher Sullivan would rave about that “world class golazo!!” Brian Dunseth has to get paid by the word for how he babbles on non-stop. Their production is poor and even the graphics get screwed up. In addition to the Demerit blunder, a graphic referred to USMNT coach “Brad Bradley” not once but TWICE! Clueless!

  1. Brad Brant
    commented on: October 11, 2010 at 11:20 p.m.
    Why is the picture quality so bad? I was so disappointed to tune into the US v. Poland game with my new LCD TV and discover I could barely determine one player from the next. Does FSC need to hire someone to wipe the camera lens? I happen to like Christopher Sullivan, and I don't mind the irreverent delivery of most of the others, though I must admit I don't watch the talk shows. I just want to hear someone interested in the game, and Sullivan seems genuinely interested.


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