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John McCririck (1940-2019)

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:09 pm
by Brock
The legendary Channel 4 racing presenter, who was controversially dropped in 2012:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/48881290

Re: John McCririck (1940-2019)

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm
by RobinCarmody
I was going to start such a thread, but you got in while I was writing at considerable length about someone far less associated with television ;-)

Nonetheless, it doesn't seem all that long since I started Julian Wilson's obituary thread (in which he was an inevitable presence ...)

Re: John McCririck (1940-2019)

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:36 am
by brigham
Back on topic...

John McCririck made televised racing into something more than just 'sports coverage'.
I loved listening to him, and learning from him.
I missed him when he was 'dropped', and racing was never quite the same again.
Thanks, John. Thanks for the memories.

Re: John McCririck (1940-2019)

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:13 pm
by Simon36
He was a shit.

Re: John McCririck (1940-2019)

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:50 am
by brigham
Simon36 wrote:He was a shit.
It looks as though one man's meat is another man's poison.
A good job we don't all think alike, I suppose.