A Conversation for Murray Walker - Commentator Extraordinaire

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Post 1

Bagpuss

Let's use this thread to recount other classic Walker-isms.

"Unless I'm very much mistaken... I am very much mistaken."
"With half the race over there's still half the race left to go."


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Post 2

RedHillian

And surely nothing can stop him now... (cue disaster / broken car / runnign out of fuel etc etc...)


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Post 3

RedHillian

And surely nothing can stop him now... (cue disaster / broken car / runnign out of fuel etc etc...)


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Post 4

Bagpuss

Yes, there was the famous time when our Nige went off on the last corner just as Murray was shouting about him winning.


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Post 5

Dave Turner

"And theres just a few more corners for Nigel Mansell to go to win the Canadian Grand Prix...and...he's going rather slow....HE'S STOPPING HE'S STOPPING!"


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Post 6

Megapode

I recall that once Murray asked Martin Brundle what goes though a driver's mind towards the end of the race.

Brundle, in his usual deadpan manner, replied "well we all hope that you're not saying anything about us."


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Post 7

MrsCloud

Another one he was always fond of :

You can visually see the gap


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Post 8

Giford

"And the car in the lead is absolutely unique, except for the car behind it, which is absolutely identical!"

And of course it took him about 2 years to work out that Ralf Schumacher was Michael's brother, not his son ...

Gif smiley - geek


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Post 9

parrferris

I very much miss the endless routine of Murray making some assertion or observation. which would immediately be gently corrected by Brundle's 'Actually, Murray...'


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Post 10

flyingtwinkle

why some are liked more than others?


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Post 11

The STIG

And there's a dry line forming in the tunnel... err... probably because it has a roof

And there's the advantage of having a clear windscreen (subject crashes heavily into an earth bank 1.5 seconds later)smiley - biggrin


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Post 12

Cyzaki

smiley - biggrin

smiley - panda


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Post 13

Beer Elf

I have noted increasing use of the verb "To Murray"
defined as to apparantly cause a good situation to go bad very quickly. as in "You Murrayed the weather there matey" or "I think Henmans doing OK, but I don't want to Murray him"


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Post 14

Moonhogg - Captain Coffee Break

One of my favourite lines wasn't so much a mistake, more a case of brilliant commentary -
Back in the '90s, Toyota had the advertising slogan "The car in front is a Toyota".
In the 1993 Touring Car Championship at Silverstone, Will Hoy, driving a Toyota was hit heavily by his teamate, and his car was flipped, coming to rest on its roof. Murray whooped, and in his usual exuberant style cried "And the car upside down is a Toyota!!"


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