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    Paul Merson

    Following the Gary Lineker thread, now this bloke IS a total tool.
    He's an utter embarrassment on Soccer Saturday. On games he watching he gets the players names wrong and if he gets it right he can't pronounce it, even though it's blazzened right across their backs.
    His vocabulary is extremely limited and even Jeff Stelling and his colleagues either laugh at him or cringe.
    Oh and by the ways it's got nowt to do with him being an ex gooner.
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    Re: Paul Merson

    I agree he isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer but is he really that useless? He entertains, he doesn't do brain surgery. Personally, I don't feel the need to take entertainment that seriously. If he was a leading politician, senior business leader or head of surgery at the local hospital I'd be worried.
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    Re: Paul Merson

    I like him, he's honest with his opinions about the game and he's him, doesn't try to be something he's not.

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    Re: Paul Merson

    Nah, disagree. Being unable to pronounce brings some warranted humour to the show. Its part of the program's appeal for me. If you want nicely nicey then watch Final Score.
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    Re: Paul Merson

    I think he's brilliant.
    I went to see him as a after dinner speaker a few years back,he was hilarious.
    Had a chat with him after & he was spot on.

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    Re: Paul Merson

    I think he brings something to the programme. Yes he's not the sharpest tool and he can't pronounce names but he tells it how it is and isn't afraid to give an opinion, even on Arsenal, that's damming if he thinks it's deserved.

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    Re: Paul Merson

    Its football , the IQ level of the commentator needs to connect with the audience , where is the problem ?

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    Re: Paul Merson

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldj42 View Post
    I like him, he's honest with his opinions about the game and he's him, doesn't try to be something he's not.
    I agree, and I am sure Jeff and the boys love having him on the panel. I would never judge someone by the fact they can not pronounce someone's name. Football programme not mastermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richart View Post
    I agree, and I am sure Jeff and the boys love having him on the panel. I would never judge someone by the fact they can not pronounce someone's name. Football programme not mastermind.
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    Re: Paul Merson

    As an ex Pompey player I try to dislike him.

    But he's game for a laugh, doesn't take it too seriously and is probably the most impartial of them all.

    That may may be down to the fact that he swapped clubs a little more than others.

    id take him over the BBC or Bt sport lot anyday. .
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