Monday, 16 June 2014

"Phil Neville jokes about his monotone delivery as the BBC receives more than 400 complaints"

From The Daily Mail:

Phil Neville has admitted working as a commentator is harder than he thought after hundreds of viewers complained about his on air performance during Englands World Cup opener with Italy Neville a former player whose career included stints at Manchester United and Everton was criticised for his lack of emotion and monotone style during the game many viewers took to Twitter to criticise him with several joking that England physio Gary Lewin who was stretchered off after injuring his ankle had actually fallen into a coma listening to Neville a BBC spokeswoman said there were 445 complaints after Saturday nights game which pulled in a peak audience of 15.6 million viewers Neville 37 told Radio 5 Live today I think the biggest thing I learned is that co commentary is harder than what I thought it was going to be I welcome all the feedback you get and its a welcome to the social media so you come in after a game youre hyped up its just like playing doing a co commentary youre focused for 90 minutes you turn your phone on and youre getting some lovely messages.