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Post by wayne on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 10:33 am

Hope Brian Moore makes a full and rapid recovery from his heart attack, having gone through the same problems a couple of times in the past, I know how difficult it is to make a full and satisfactory ending, really enjoy the banter between Butler and himself, come back strong Brian.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 10:43 am

Gotta love Brian on the commentary team. I hope he makes a speedy recovery and is able to return to work.

Come on Bri!

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Re: Brian Moore

Post by lostinwales on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 1:50 pm

From his twitter feed

I'm trying to work out whether nearly 5K of likes over the news I've had a heart attack is sympathy or schadenfreude.

He really is good value on twitter

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Post by Gwlad on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 3:36 pm

Interesting specimen. Adopted and seems to have spent his entire career trying to prove there's a reason you shouldn't like him. Fact is he is an awful commentator but somehow we'd all miss the guy if he wasn't there.

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Post by WELL-PAST-IT on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 4:15 pm

Get well soon Brian, you missed your vocation, you could easily have been a stand up.

PITA sometimes you may be, but commentaries would not be the same without you keeping Butler in his place.

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Post by majesticimperialman on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 5:25 pm

Get well soon Brian. Rugby commentating  will not be the same with out you.

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Post by George Carlin on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 6:44 pm

Gwlad wrote:Interesting specimen. Adopted and seems to have spent his entire career trying to prove there's a reason you shouldn't like him. Fact is he is an awful commentator but somehow we'd all miss the guy if he wasn't there.
I don't agree that he is 'awful' - I have seen considerably worse.

What is clear is that he's an excellent orator, articulate and incisive in print and troubled in his personal life.

His autobiography (Beware of the Dog) is surprisingly light on self indulgence from someone who was a professional athlete in a successful team.

As recently proven by the sad demise of Don Rickles, it's the people that there are no substitute for whom we would miss the most.

Get well soon Brian.
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Re: Brian Moore

Post by Irish Londoner on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 9:05 pm

My favourite quote about Moore "The man who was so hard, he could look hard in a Harlequins shirt". Get well soon Pitbull.

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Post by SecretFly on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 10:34 pm

Haven't listened to his commentary for a while, but only this week I happened to listen to two of his Telegraph podcast shows.  A man who obviously has always worn his heart on his sleeve, doesn't suffer fools gladly if the fools are people who don't understand or share his Passion for rugby - spelled with a capital 'P'.

In commentary, he shoots from the hip but I was surprised by how good he was at interviewing other rugby people - more than willing to listen and give the guests time to articulate their thoughts... patient is probably the word but also it's just clear he is in his element when surrounded by rugby people and sharing thoughts with them.

Only just learned he had a heart attack now from 606.  I wish him a quick and full recovery.

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Post by Steve_rugby on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 10:57 am

Gwlad wrote:Interesting specimen. Adopted and seems to have spent his entire career trying to prove there's a reason you shouldn't like him. Fact is he is an awful commentator but somehow we'd all miss the guy if he wasn't there.

He's a brilliant commentator and he keeps Butler in check as well. thumbsup


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Re: Brian Moore

Post by Barney McGrew did it on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 12:52 pm

Great hooker, commentator and Francophile. Get well soon Brian.
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Re: Brian Moore

Post by sensisball on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 2:21 pm

As a scotsman i detested him as an England player, he enjoyed beating us far too much!
As a commentator i have always liked his honesty: if England, or indeed anyone, are playing pants he says so. In addition he stops Eddie Butler from talking utter bolloc#s.
Get well soon Brian.

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Post by Gwlad on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 5:00 pm

Steve_rugby wrote:
Gwlad wrote:Interesting specimen. Adopted and seems to have spent his entire career trying to prove there's a reason you shouldn't like him. Fact is he is an awful commentator but somehow we'd all miss the guy if he wasn't there.

What a tool you are laughing

You have nothing to say about Brian on a tribute thread just a personal attack? At least a tool has a use as opposed to being an empty vessel Rolling Eyes

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Re: Brian Moore

Post by RuggerRadge2611 on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 8:51 am

Hope he makes a speedy recovery, I always liked him, passionate, funny, articulate and not one to shy away from saying what he really thinks.

Get well soon.
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Re: Brian Moore

Post by tigertattie on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10:05 am

He's a panto villain.

Some love him, some loathe him.

It is hilarious when his bias comes though when England are playing bad and he starts screaming at them when they make mistakes.

Get well soon Brian.
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10:17 am

tigertattie wrote:He's a panto villain.

Some love him, some loathe him.

It is hilarious when his bias comes though when England are playing bad and he starts screaming at them when they make mistakes.

Get well soon Brian.

Get well soon Brian.

I have no problem with bias coming out in commentary, especially if it's hilarious - I'd love to see Brian Moore and Jiffy together (assuming someone put a modulator on Jiffy's god-awful screech of a voice), or either of them with Phil Kearns
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Re: Brian Moore

Post by No 7&1/2 on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10:20 am

Hope he gets better soon. Consistently one of the better more entertaining analysts /Co commentators.

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Re: Brian Moore

Post by funnyExiledScot on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 11:04 am

I really like Moore's commentary, it's always refreshingly forthright. His book is a rugby classic as well - stick it on the summer reading list if you haven't read it already.

Wish him a swift recovery.

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Re: Brian Moore

Post by Cyril on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 11:41 am

Genuine guy with a real passion for the game. Get well soon Brian!

I agree with the others that his book is a very good read, both in terms of rugby and as an unflinching account of his personal life.

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