Emma Saunders - Stadium Announcer

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

  1. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Emma Saunders’ first Sky assignment is reporting at Forest. She’s taking the opportunity to big up Zinckernagel.
  2. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    How much did you get paid for being the person who works 2 days a week that Jeff Stelling comes to a few times? Surely not enough to live on in isolation?
  3. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    No, it does seem a little bit of an odd sideways move given her journalistic background and former position at the club, as well as role as one of the BBC's England correspondents at the Euros - Jeff Brazier is one of the Sky 'at the ground' blokes, for god's sake.

    Can only assume either it tallies well with being freelance and having plenty of time to do other things, or that it's some kind of deal as part of a progression plan to becoming a Sky Sports News presenter?
  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Yeah must be a pathway I suppose.
  5. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Has she resigned from her Watford duties?

    Some pundits work for multiple broadcasters.

    Can’t she work at Watford on match days and report for Sky when WFC are not playing, like today?
  6. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    All we knew is she was leaving presenting Hive Live and all things tied to it. I would assume she will continue as a stadium announcer - either that or we get Mooney in the role.

    "GET IN!" "1-0 WATFORD" "GET IN"
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well they gave her a big good bye last week so guess she won’t he working for the club anymore.

    Heard she was going to be on Soccer AM too but no idea if that is right ?
  8. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    I’ll miss her ... :(
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  9. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Don't really see why Sky would agree to that, to be honest.
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  10. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Why not?
    It’s not a full time job.
    You see the same pundits working for different broadcasters, BBC, BT etc
  11. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Obviously she wants to advance her career and blurting out teams once a fortnight combined with a weird bunch of old men drooling over her isn’t quite the gateway to the big jobs.
  12. Frankly that's very selfish.
  13. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Obviously our Emma is a nice girl and being a Watford fan I want her to do well in her career, but I don’t really see her having the gravitas to be a presenter of anything that big. She seems a bit wooden and meh to me, obviously people can improve their skills and I hope she does, but seeing her reporting on a Nottingham Forest game yesterday, to me she seemed to be exactly where she should be.
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  14. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    I’ve heard her doing interviews on 5Live and she is very articulate, intelligent questions with some good light hearted banter thrown in.
    I think she can go far..
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  15. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Because they'll likely want to send her where they need to send her depending on demand and availability for presenters each week, and regularly being told 'yeah, sorry, Watford are playing so I'm out mate' probably wouldn't be incredibly edifying/helpful for them, her new employers.
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  16. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    OK, but I’m sure we’ll see/hear more of Emma, not just a score update from the windy top tiers in Bradford, Plymouth etc
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  17. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Keep it in your pants.
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  18. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Blimey, you sound like the missus, she says that to me every night...
  19. Johnny Todd Sings

    Johnny Todd Sings First Year Pro

    And how do you know that it's not the missus?
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  20. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    Bottom line: Like Richarlison, she was too good for us. Glad she stayed this long, we were lucky to have her.

    Given how much more aware people are these days about people's need for role models they can identify with, I think it would make sense for the next stadium announcer to be a heterosexual white man. The vast majority of people who fund the club by attending games are heterosexual white men so I think it would be appropriate for this to be acknowledged in the choice of new stadium announcer.

    I'd really like to see more diversity in the stadium and strongly support the clubs (unfortunately) lame and unsuccessful attempts to achieve this but I do think that given that it's almost entirely heterosexual white men who pay to watch WFC, the next stadium announcer should reflect that. We should be trying to achieve real diversity not tokenism.
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  21. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    OMG :eek:
  22. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    This is one odd post, in the first paragraph she was too talented for us, and then go on to suggest she only got the job because of her gender.
  23. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I’ve more enjoyed the fact that he obviously rewrote the third paragraph with the second but forgot to delete it.
  24. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Any decent pics of her out there?
  25. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The best thing about her was that she wasn't Richard bloody Short.
  26. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I noticed this young lady when we played Tranmere at the Vic. She was stood next to Emma on the sidelines with a clipboard wearing a fur coat. Not sure if she's Emma's understudy? Ironic how they do share the same first name.

    Emma Conybeare

  27. DaveWFC

    DaveWFC Academy Graduate

    I genuinely saw a couple of idiots on Twitter clamouring for his return.

    As if this season wasn't miserable enough already.
  28. That's her girlfriend :)
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  29. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    Um, I was joking about the stadium announcer job. I thought that was pretty obvious!! Hopefully it will be given on merit to the best person for the job. But the point I was making is that almost all the people who pay to watch WFC and cheer them on in the stadium are heterosexual white men. The club talks about community and diversity but that isnt reflected at all in the people who pay to watch Watford. It was hilarious to hear Mike Parkin make his MLK speech on FTRE after the Everton game having just spent his Saturday afternoon in the company of over 35,000 heterosexual white men LOL
  30. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    This made me want to turn gay.
  31. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    Heard it is Doyley replacing her
  32. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Reservist

    Being wooden never stopped Gary Lineker.
    He is not getting older just suffering from dry rot.
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  33. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Never liked her and I'm glad she's going.

    I can see how people could be taken in by her, with that toothy grin and forced bright girlish manner. However, there is clearly something cruel and sinister about her.

    She's got the look and manner of an Arsenic Annie-type poisoner about her. One of those who'd slip you with bit of strychnine in your cornflakes.

    No, no, she made me shudder to look at her. Feels like the sun's come out from behind a cloud now she's going.
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  34. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Reservist

    It appears that he is not happy with the South African style 'quota' employment being forced on all sectors of the media.
  35. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Good luck to her, no one is bigger than the club and Watford FC will exist long after all of us are dead.

    Unless our deaths are the result of nuclear war.

    Plenty of options to replace her too:
    • Promote Mooney to lead presenter. Should get a few years out of him before he is snaffled by Sky too.
    • Mic Sarr up on match day, he has plenty of spare capacity so should be able to present while playing too. Lack of English will be an issue but not insurmountable.
    • A giant, robotic Micah Hyde paid for by selling Sarr in January. Can either be voiced by the real Hyde or an actor impersonating him. Catchphrase will be "you can run, but you can't Hyde!"
    • Sell Sarr to fund the signing of Sky's entire premium presenter line up, leaving serious egg on Emma's face.
    • An unlikely double act of Anthony Hopkins with Tamas Priskin.
    Life goes on and we will go again.
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