Emma Saunders - Stadium Announcer

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Diamond, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    I don't know who she is or where the club found her, (she sounds to me like the lady who presented at the Olympic Stadium), but I have to say she is absolutely head and shoulders above everything else we've ever had at the Vic, and by far better than anything else I've ever heard at any other football stadium. A lot of things have been changing at our club recently, and I have to say whoever got her on board needs a d*mn big bonus. Professional, clear as day and really good to listen to. I'd always liked Richard Short's style but today made me realise how out of date we used to be.

    Carry on.
  2. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Hard to tell over matchday audio, but I'm almost 100% sure it's Emma Saunders.
  3. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    She was very good. Agreed I thing it woz Emma.
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Seemed to me that some of the audio issues (certainly in the VR End) weren't present today. Saunders and the the half time penalty shoot out guy were as clear as day.
  5. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    I particularly liked the way she read out the teams - she didn't go all over the top shouty or try to imitate a boxing ring announcer when she called out the Hornets' names.

    Very professional
  6. dynamo380

    dynamo380 Reservist

    I think Derek Payne should be the stadium announcer for reading out the teams. We've all come for entertainment after all, might as well start it early.
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  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's Emma Saunders, she works with Jon Marks on Hornet Player and has been around the club for a few seasons now.
  8. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Can someone tell her when announcing the teams it's "substitutes for Watford this afternoon", not "substitutions".

    Otherwise yes, she's better than the dullard who replaced Richard Shout.
  9. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    Emma Saunders is basically a club institution now. She'll have QSF's job next.
  10. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    OK so it's Emma, cheers. Hope she keeps the job.
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Women in football? I'm uncomfortable with this.
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  12. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    The aforementioned Emma Saunders:

  13. UpUpAndAway

    UpUpAndAway First Year Pro

    As much as I like the boxing style announcing she did a very solid job
  14. Hussar

    Hussar Academy Graduate

    At the recent Tales from the Vic night Allan Smart showed some irritation at the added emphasis given to 'at number 11, Tommeeeee Moooooooneeeeee'. So no favouritism shown by our Emma.

    I reckon the best announcer is the chap at Liverpool, you can hear him clearer through the television, than any of the tannoy announcements at the Vic
  15. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    It's definitely Emma Saunders, but I also thought she did Watford commentaries for BBC Radio London as well?

    On another note, why have 2 people disliked Smudger's post?
  16. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Professional but boring and can't hear very well from where I,m sat. An improvement from the bloke we had last season who was a West Ham fan and clueless about our players and our history but I miss the music build up.
  17. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Isn't the point that she is properly trained broadcast journalist, not some self taught local DJ. It's just a sign we can afford to do things properly now, rather than looking for someone local and (basically) £cheap.
  18. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Probably because it includes an image of a nice looking female. Were there images of previous male stadium announcers? I tell you. No!

    It was a shameless attempt by Smudger to treat Emma as a sex object rather than a professional journalist and it deserves all the dislikes it gets.

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2015
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    No protests about getting Richard Short back now?
  20. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Think it's because some of our right-on comrades have decided that posting a photo of the lady is a sexist infringement?
  21. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Was wondering that myself. Bizarre.
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I just don't like anything Smudger posts on a Sunday because it usually follows his weekly thread merging orgy.
  23. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Legitimate enough reason for me.
  24. Ray Bloom

    Ray Bloom Academy Graduate

    She's the great grand daughter of Gladys Protheroe.
  25. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Yep - sort of suggests a lack of familiarity with the game. Rather like the kids who take penalties at half time or Steven Berghuis.
  26. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Yeah but she's a girl! Of average attractiveness. Who can speak proper.

    There ain't many of dem around in watty like
  27. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Isn't that more a description of your own state of mind? The fact you have a tabloid like obsession with believing that people have wrong headed motives?

    Maybe they disliked it because her ti ts aren't out in the picture? I mean that's the mainstream isn't it?
  28. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I did because everyone else did. And that is as good a reason as you'll get with human beings.
  29. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I put forward the only reason I can think of why someone would dislike the post. I have no idea if you are being serious or not because you are so strange.
  30. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    Only were it to ever come about
  31. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I think they disliked it for 'humorous' reasons. And you think I'm strange.
  32. TringOrn

    TringOrn First Year Pro

    I like the way she correctly pronounces players' names. You'd think that'd be a requisite skill for a stadium announcer but clearly not the case with Richard 'Iriney' Short or the bloke last year - "Heroolio Gomes".
  33. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    I preferred it when the crowd announced the names. Although they got bored after a couple of weeks.
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Not really possible these days. We don't know who half of our players are.
  35. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Number 12, Lloyd Ibibiourahouse.

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