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Eddie Butler

Edward Thomas Eddie Butler (born 8 May 1957) is a journalist, sports commentator, and former Welsh Rugby Union player, who won 16 caps for the team between 1980 and 1984 and scored 2 tries.

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Hype, cameras, action as England down Wales on stellar first night | Eddie Butler via
Eddie Butler sings gospel track Together We Are One as Israel & Palestine rent by the second Intifada.
How I wish I had the voice of Eddie Butler.
Jonathan Davies and Eddie Butler feeling the pain of this game
Finally got Welsh commentary. Eddie Butler, don't know who Saffa is, thank goodness no Brian Moore... but now I have Jonathan Davies.?
Schalk Brits sounds like he's had enough of Jonathan Davies and Eddie Butler already!!!
why is Eddie butler so anti Welsh the man is and English wanna be, rant over
Eddie Butler on Richie McCaw: "Ridiculously good. A legend, a theory-smasher."
New Zealand and Richie McCaw produce old cunning to confound Wales | Eddie Butler: Just when W... Comment
Why does eddie butler seem to take so much pleasure in wales losing? Dread it when he commentates on games
i was looking forward to the autumn internationals then i find out Eddie butler commentating and that ruins my day
Eddie butler is a feckin joke how can he say NZ dominated it get him off commentary the closet English man
Eddie butler is a shocking commentator
is Eddie Butler really welsh? he NEVER has anything positive to say about the Welsh team. Hate him commentating
I do hate Eddie Butler and Brian Moore though👊
Why does Eddie butler sound so pleased Wales have lost the match!!
Eddie Butler really is the worst type of "Welsh"man loves 2 C Wales under achieving.Of course his generation were trailblazers weren't they!
Is Eddie Butler really Welsh because he sounds so smug and chuffed when we re losing
Every time Eddie Butler asks Brian Moore for his man of the match choice, you down a pint
Wish Eddie Butler would stop asking Brian Moore for his man of the match, he hasn't a scooby do!
"Who needs Dan Carter?" asks Eddie Butler. Hear the shouts of "me" across the hemispheres.
Eddie Butler doesn't sound impressed with Brian Moore's choice of man of the match.
eddie butler is PROBABLY the worst commentator on earth
Why do we have Eddie butler commentating on welsh rugby for a so called Welshman he is so negative
Not sure who's more annoying,Eddie Butler or John Inverdale.
Doesn't Eddie Butler's voice just make you want to smash something? ...Preferably HIM!
how much is Eddie butler paid to speak nonsense and call players by the wrong name! Muppet!
Eddie Butler needs to shut the f up
As of its not bad enough - we've still got to listen to Eddie Butler!!
Gr 😡 Eddie Butler really gets on my nerves!!! You'd never think he was Welsh!!!
Completely impartial commentary from Eddie Butler - not! Normal service is resumed
Fantastic try from Barrett. Any chance we could hold on now please? Just to annoy Eddie Butler as much as anything.
Eddie butler "SBW making Roberts look small" Roberts has carried very well today
Is there an app to keep the Eddie Butler commentary but mute Brian Moore?
Eddie butler you are so biased it's untrue you sheep shaggin ***
Eddie Butler having a bit of a bad commentator day today. Calling Jake Ball Charteris and Lydiate Davies and Halfpenny Biggar.
Quick, somebody get Eddie Butler a telescope
Eddie Butler struggling not to be a fan. Again.
get that *** of a commentator eddie butler off my tv!!! He's got more things wrong than uk government!!!
Has guffgate affected Eddie Butler's ability to remember people's names?
There is preference and then there is rampant bias. Eddie Butler should not be allowed to commentate on wales games.
Please can someone tell Eddie Butler what the difference between the Belgium and German flag?
Love the fact Eddie Butler can't tell the difference between a Belgian flag and a German one!
just got in cant wait!!! Eddie if you can do a better card than this i ll b ur butler for the day :)
Be nice if the red button muted Eddie Butler but not Brian Moore
Eddie Butler and Brian Moore are the commentary match made in heaven.
This two games at once business is messing with my head. I'm watching the Irish game but can hear Eddie Butler talking about the Welsh scrum
Does Eddie Butler know that Charteris is on the bench?
can someone please tell Eddie Butler that Charteris is on the bench!
why does Eddie Butler keep mentioning Luke Chartaris ! He's on the bench !! Twice now
Rockies should trade Cargo Tom Murphy Raimel Tapia & Eddie Butler to Phillies for Hamels Brown Bastardo & Revere
“Can't believe Eddie Butler keeps referring to Luke Charteris when he's not playing” U said Biggar kicked when it was 1/2p !
Brian Moore & Eddie Butler do my fecking head in. and Wayne Barnes reffing to top it all!! :-(
Eddie Butler-"Scott Williams calling for Jamie Roberts to come inside him". Yes Scotty, you and 50 daffodil hat slags in tiger tiger later.
Money's in any Howard trade. I want prospects, not savings. But, it's Eddie Butler, David Dahl, and Raimel Tapia.
RHPs Christian Bergman & Eddie Butler have been added to the Salt River Rafters roster.
Big win for Legends Eddie Butler,Ryan Jones,Martyn Williams,Colin Charvis latest signings to the team!
Eddie so is Butler why not suit him up was the best WR we had in Preseason
I can't believe Eddie Jordan asked that question with a straight face
Who will win the league? Eddie Butler "Bath. Or Leicester. Or Saracens. Or Northampton. Or Harlequins. But for no good reaso…
I would not mind Stuart Barnes or eddie butler or Brian Moore. But I like the south african hugh bladen. The game looks good!
bloody *** the only other git we had was Eddie Butler.
Eddie Butler was not at his best (or worst) in Game 1 of Tulsa's playoff series. 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO. 86 pitches, 49 strikes.
Eddie Butler's night is done for the His final line: 5IP, 6H, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 1HBP on 86 pitches (49 strikes).
Eddie Butler leaves after 5 IPs.Tonight was microcosm of his season ;looked good for most part, but undone by few bad pitches
receive 8 straight balls from Eddie Butler, with the 2nd walk with the bases loaded. It's 1-1, top 5.
Eddie Butler walks Kaleb Cowart with the bases loaded. 1-1 T5, 1o
Interesting pitching matchup for playoff opener as Eddie Butler and Drew Rucinski each were in 1 major league game this year.
Stressful day so don't mind if I do
I can't wait to hear ms butler's voice welcoming us back to school tomorrow
Eddie Mair or, at a push, Billy Butler and Wally Scott for me.
Going to have to go to bed despite the dulcet tones of Eddie Butler presenting a documentary on the First World War in Wales.
When did Wales last have its own army? » Eddie Butler on those who've fought for the country.
"terrible reporting by WBOC journalist Tyler Butler"
The will counter with Eddie Butler in Game 1 on Wednesday. Tyler Anderson will start Gm 2 on Thursday.
► Eddie Butler uncovers tales of life in Porthmadog during » Welsh Towns At War. Wales. 10.35pm
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googled Win Butler + Jack Black got pics of Win with Eddie Vedder instead. I really can't complain.
Got a preview copy of Eddie Butler's novel The Head of Gonzo Davies. It's rather good as would be expected from a great r…
Great from Eddie Butler - The unloved regions sums it up. As WRU CEO says - The regions must re-invent & re-launch.
Eddie Butler - "The Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets...are generally unloved. Spectator numbers say so." As uncontroversial as ever!
Two more TV shows to look out for this week. Tuesday at 2235 on BBC1 Wales, Eddie Butler looks at Porthmadog...
What do Eddie Butler, Belinda Bauer & Harry Bingham all have in common? . They're all coming to the 2014 Penarth Book Fest. . How about you?
“Who's one celebrity that you would praise The Lord if their nudes leaked? 👀”Eddie Butler
Excellent rugby season preview by Eddie Butler: Promises/challenges through to the World Cup and beyond
New season promises new challenges through to the World Cup and beyond | Eddie Butler via
Tickets on sale for our autumn events Sarah Waters, Kate Mosse, Charles Spencer, Rachel Joyce, Eddie Butler...
Rockies Prospects: Justin Morneau looks good in rehab start, Eddie Butler ... - Purple Row:
Huw Edwards and Eddie Butler is the commentary dream team.
Eddie Butler, an excellent live commentator, well done BBC. And Huw Edwards, one of the finest broadcasters of his generation.
Looking forward to another classic BBC review, cue Eddie Butler? Let's hope so
Just watching the playback of opening ceremony Huw Edwards tee'd it up perfectly! Eddie Butler usual brilliance w language too
Gary Lineker really can't wrap a match up. He's terrible. I'd rather the BBC got Eddie Jordan or Eddie Butler in JUST to do that.
No kidding. Hard to believe he's only as old as Eddie Butler.
We’re talking and Eddie Butler with George Frazier next!
have Jon Gray, Eddie Butler, and now Kyle Freeland coming.
For Rockies, call-up of top prospect Eddie Butler isn't cut-and-dry: This season is different. Down at Double-...
keeper league, drop Jon Gray for Eddie Butler?
Jon Gray, Eddie Butler and your first round draft should do it!
Johnathan Gray will have a bigger fantasy impact than Eddie Butler in 2014. True or false?
Buzzing for my friend Paul butler I guarantee he will beat stuey hall the weekend an it's no shame as the kids a class a…
Just a reminder, Paul Butler fights for a world title this weekend. Paul turned pro 3 months after Kell Brook first became a…
Jonathan Gray, Eddie Butler, and Dan Winkler from Tulsa Drillers. Randall Grichuk at Memphis. Carlos Correa at Lancaster
fast eddie butler And Jonathan Gray..rox gotta get off their butts and un-prospect them. Also ready to see how hi dahl can go.
If the are about to shake-up their rotation with Eddie Butler or Tyler Matzek, the choice will be murky:
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I try to tell people there is more to the system than just Jon Gray and Eddie Butler.. lol
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Matzek was next in line to replace Morales, but he gave up 8ER in 4.1IP today. Enter Eddie Butler
Any chance Rockies call up Eddie Butler for Franklin Morales or does the super two make them wait?
Just saw where the Cubs would want at least the Rockies prospect, Eddie Butler, who it turns out went to Radford
I have heard in two different places that Eddie Butler will make his MLB debut in Frank Morales spot next week for the Colorado Rockies.
Franklin Morales opened the door wide open for Eddie Butler this afternoon. Tonight, Eddie Butler...had the shortest outing of his season
This is the slowest Eddie Butler-pitched game I've seen. It's taken 1:40 to get to T5, not that it's all his doing.
was actually trying to get to Tulsa for Eddie Butler but my wife tweaked her back and slowed things down.
Eddie Butler any day now? If so, what will his value be like?
It's nice to see pitcher Eddie Butler signing autographs now just before he warms up -- not many starting pitchers do that
Pro baseball: Is tonight pitcher Eddie Butler's last start before Rockies' call-up? via
Gray is obviously off limits (if Shark isn't involved anyway), Eddie Butler another top 50 arm...
do you think we'll see Eddie Butler in the majors this season?
These pre fight montages are epic almost the calibre of Eddie Butler's 6 nations masterpieces
Calling Mr. Butler, Mr. Eddie Butler we have a rotation spot waiting for you.
Paging Eddie Butler or Tyler Matzek or Jamie Moyer . anybody else. down 4-0 with Morales on hill.   10% Off
Hopefully this is Morales' last start and Eddie Butler will take his spot
Is prospect Eddie Butler gearing up for his last minor league start today?
this crazy French commentator is already talking more sense than Stuart Barnes & Eddie Butler
Tours for England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales threaten more madness | Eddie Butler
if morales struggles today any chance Eddie Butler gets called up for morales' next start against the dodgers?
Eddie Butler pitches today, would match up perfect for morales' next start against the dodgers. Any chance that happens?
Prospect Roundup: Tyler Matzek on the verge of being promoted, but is he most deserving? by
🎂happy birthday Eddie!! Have a fabulous day love the Butler's 😄😄😄
If you don't remember Eddie Jones or don't remember that Caron Butler or Lamar Odom were ever on the Heat, you won't appreciate this as much
Ya ' ll remember when Eddie House AND Eddie Jones used to play for the Heat ? && Caron Butler AND Rasual Butler . . . AND Brian Grant ? Okay
If MLB's Super Two deadline is an issue for with Eddie Butler, that date should be mid-June (plus a week to be safe). So not yet...
Is pitching prospect Eddie Butler gearing up for his last start in Tulsa?
Toulon and Munster try to be humble before Heineken Cup semi-final | Eddie Butler: Toulon are going for the Fr...
In the minors. Maybe Jonathan Gray or Eddie Butler can be that guy this summer, Shayne.
The Rockies are so interesting because of their potent lineup and Eddie Butler and Jonathan Gray just a call away
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Their end of year staff should be much more exciting w/ Jonathan Gray & Eddie Butler.
Sounds like Eddie Butler could start the year with while Jonathan Gray begins Key words: start&begins
. really like Jonathan Gray and Eddie Butler. If Colorado threw in Tulo and Gonzalez, would you give them Pablo?
Used to love football, now adore rugby. Transformed England prove themselves poised for World Cup | Eddie Butler
By Tyler Maun / ESPN Denver - Hope to see you soon. That’s the message on the minds of Rockies fans today, as the team announced top prospects Eddie Butler and Jonathan Gray have been sent to minor league camp to finish off their spring training.
Brian Moore used to be similar but Eddie Butler gave him the smack down a few times so he's much better now
If I kick the bucket early I want the tribute written by Alastair Down and narrated by Eddie Butler
Dear Auntie Beeb,could you do us long suffering rugby fans a favour (especially the English) and get rid of that prat Eddie Butler..ta
oh the joy of Philip Matthews and Eddie Butler in one commentary team... What have we done to deserve it.
Jonathan Gray and Eddie Butler. Dude from MLB Tonight compared him to Gerit Cole with nastier stuff.
BBC Sport commentator Eddie Butler narrates some of the thrills and spills from the opening weekend of the 2014 Six Nations.
France finally find mercurial form and run with it to hurt England | Eddie Butler via
Dickerson, Blackmon, Stubbs. Need one to have big year if a primary starter. Eddie Butler or Jonathan Gray in rotation
It's not a montage without the voice of Eddie Butler or Jeremy Irons!
Wales sparkled but the end result is still the same as Australia triumph | Eddie Butler: Wales... Comment
That ref has joined Eddie Butler on "my list"
Quade Cooper had a great game. Almost good enough to make me put up with Eddie Butler for more than a few minutes at a time...
Eddie Butler has called Rhodri Williams Rhodri Jones three times now.
shame that can't be said about the commentator! Why oh why do they persist with Eddie Butler?
"sheer brilliance" geese it's like I'm talking too Eddie butler!
Eddie Butler - not in the team, not in the crowd, not on the b*y telly!
Any chance of being at all unbiased Eddie Butler?
Dear Justin Marshall has been an outstanding commentator, can we get rid of Eddie Butler now?
for those moaning about the Aussie commentator u know how the rest of us feel listening to Eddie Butler & Jonathan Davies!
Aus v Wales amazing game ruined by usual Eddie Butler biased, not knowing the rules crap...
yep like a hero when they come off look a muppet when they don't Eddie butler is commentary is spoiling a class game
Justin Marshall to Eddie Butler, after he pointed out a push: 'Come on Eddie, it's not the round ball came.' Love it.
Fantastic rugby and now Eddie Butler is going soft! Good call Justin :-)
Eddie butler has got to be the most biased commentator on tv. He's shocking.
Eddie Butler is the last commentator you want backing your country when you're down a few points
we need a Welsh commentator for our games dunno where Eddie butler is from but it certainly isn't Wales.
Eddie Butler's voice is like honey.
Eddie Butler does my head in, I'm sure he hates Wales
yet again Eddie Butler is a cheerleader for his team rather than an objective commentator. Sort him out or get rid!
You don't see Eddie Butler being arrogant when Wales scores but then Australia scores and the pig acts as if they just beat NZ or something.
I like Eddie Butler but I'm not sure it's a great trait in a commentator to get tongue-tied at exciting moments.
Impressed at Eddie Butler's and Martyn Williams' discipline. I woild have smacked this biased Aussie commentator in the gob by now.
Eddie Butler just can't bring himself to say anything positive about anyone playing against Wales. So one eyed.
I get aroused when eddie butler says "george north"
Eddie Butler please climb up your own ars and die... You wannabe English ***
I wish would stop doing his aussie impression and start talking to Eddie Butler normally.
Eddie Butler you're a *** You are worse than that one eyed Brian Moore on commentary. Please quit asap.
Who is this Aus commentator?! He's as excited as a football pundit, we don't want any of that in rugby! Eddie Butler's calm tones only pls!
Hi could you be so kind and knock out that twerp Eddie Butler sat next to you!? What a *** !
'Dan Biggar gets it into the Austrailian half and out of play.. Rare moment' - Eddie Butler😂
What a try by word of that is a "brilliant try" from Eddie Butler (as with North's fortunate try)
Oh Eddie Butler, may your terrible "bantah" commentary be banished to the 7th level of ***
Eddie Butler shocked and stumbled there as Justin Marshall asked him a question about Australia
Eddie Butler's commentary is already as ridiculously biased as ever!
Shocking Eddie Butler trying to create BaBas commentary 1973 for George North try. Come on Wales
The match day programme has arrived. It's available at just £3 and includes an exclusive interview with Eddie Nolan. http…
Foking love a montage!.. Especially an Eddie Butler narrated montage!
Ooo an Eddie Butler montage is always top stuff!
These dramatic Eddie butler voice overs make me cringe
I want Eddie Butler to do the intro to our Xmas Dinner.
Eddie butler might aswell be english.. He is such a bell end!
if he doesn't what's the point in watching the game? Can't stand Eddie butler he bores me and then I drink excessively
Eddie Butler in the press room at the stadium getting ready for the match...still does not know who I am lol!
About to preview Wales v Australia on with Ian Robertson & Eddie Butler in the Millennium Stadium.
If they get rid of u then they have to get rid of Eddie Butler, I don't think I can watch the 6 nations without his montages.
Been thinking that Eddie Butler should have narrated The Lord of the Rings trilogy
if it was to get rid of Eddie Butler .
Eddie Butler-Bowdon providing a tour of the Art and Heritage Collection at Amazing!
Among your picks for the Prospect most likely to Break Out in 2014 were Miguel Sano, Gregory Polanco, Eddie Butler, George Springer & more
Caron butler my son Eddie jones , young Haslem wit the fro
Caron butler and Eddie house the biggest names I can think of before d wade came to the heat
I can’t compete, Richard. Eddie Butler drinks in my local, but no news on his lighting-up engagements
I just like Derek Jacobi's voice, nearly as much as Peter O'Toole or Eddie Butler...
No doubt about that. I'd gladly see it be Brian and Eddie Butler. Just wish Bill was still alive to do it!
Don't want to crawl up your *** but you and Eddie Butler are the best combo in rugby commentary on TV.
Yourself and the great Eddie Butler. Best commo team!
yourself Eddie butler and Jeremy Guscott are the best rugby commentators anyone else will be a letdown
Dylan Hartley's exit sets up Tom Youngs for one of those days | Eddie Butler via
People complain about Moore being biased but Jesus wept Eddie Butler is as one-eyed as Abu Hamza
RFU need to give the right back to the BBC or something. Love the banter of Brian Moore and Eddie Butler
New Zealand have set the standard for England and the others to follow | Eddie Butler via
Manu Tuilagi branded 'complete and utter prat' by Brian Moore. Come on Manu, tell us what *you* think of *him*. Eddie Butler already has.
I saw Alan Hanson and Eddie Butler chrome autos in your pics. Maybe you don't have them anymore
Spotted two internationals in two days!. Phil Bennett on the Gower path Monday: Eddie Butler in Haverfordwest Tuesday. Who tomorrow??
Too true. Cannot stand Stuart Barnes he's an absolute tool. Almost as bad as Eddie Butler
Eddie Butler of the Rockies farm system (Modesto Nuts High A) has some nasty stuff.
Stuart Barnes and Miles Harrison. Not quite Eddie Butler and Brian Moore. In fact, some way off.
It's difficult to decide who I dislike more Stuart Barnes or Eddie Butler
Eddie Butler: Clermont Auvergne's Morgan Parra is the smallest player in Saturday's all-French Heineken Cup final but his brain or boot is likely to prove decisive
Totally biased crap from Eddie Butler. And the BBC continues to say he is a neutral commentator?
These Lions for Australia should be roaring with a Welsh accent | Eddie Butler
'Eddie Jordan and Suzi Perry, the newest odd couple of the F1 soap opera' - TV review by Matt Butler:
My column this week features dysfunctional couples. And a dose of casual sexism.
Ever fancied playing ? Check out this course overview with Eddie Butler
Eddie Redmayne and Gerard Butler need to have children.
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My love for Eddie Redmayne and Gerard Butler is soo unbelievable.
Bit like Eddie Butler. Could listen to him for hours.
changed channel from sky. a moment like this needs BBC. wish eddie butler was commentating.
Matt Butler: Eddie and Suzi, the newest odd couple of the F1 soap
Rex Hudler: "If Eddie was a jockey, he would jump on Billy Butler and ride him down the stretch"
Eddie Meaney commented on 'her' own status
Balled all day at the Eddie butler showcase in north jersey
Just raped that Eddie Butler show case. At least that's what the six coaches that came up to me said😏😜👌
Colin Montgomerie is the Eddie Butler of golf broadcasting...
I guess Eddie Butler lines up today. No ER in 2 starts. People are curious.
loads of x egg chasers down there , Kev Mosley Phil may regulars, seen Eddie butler there the other week !
This loss on Eddie Rodriguez. Butler would have scored.
Peter Alliss' commentary is up there with Henry Blofeld, and Eddie Butler as 1 of the current great voices of British sport.
like Eddie implied I am in shock that a stay at home mom can make $6096 in a few weeks on...
I live in a shrine dedicated to Tom Crean, Eddie White, and Bob Knight. So, I am not sure why I follow you.
Is it just me or does Skaldak in Dr Who sound like Eddie Butler??
30 mins. before tee off in See 1st hole for yourself in the company of Eddie Butler
Eddie L. Kain Jr. Nikyra Taylor Jamieson Gilmore Jamila Leary Stephanie Butler who bout day life
To be fair Eddie Butler does an awesome montage!
Eddie Butler (Rockies) and Dilson Herrera (Pirates) added to the 2013 Bowman prospect auto checklist today, courtesy of
Eddie Butler on Prospect Hot Sheet. 2012 Bowman Sterling RC AUTO. Check out his cards
If Jimmy Butler isn't starting next season, I'll file an entire story in Latin.
Comps tend to gravitate towards the successful ones. How about Deon Butler and Eddie Royal?
Eddie Butler is hosting the dealmaker awards. Says he sympathises with Ulster rugby's plight... Hm...
I wonder if dogs do Benji, Lassie, & Eddie impersonations when talking with their friends? "And then I was all "TIMMY'S IN THE WELL!", lol."
Chasing is freaking cheesy as *** but Jay Moriarity is such an inspiration. Butler looks like an Eddie Vetter doppelgänger.
now on website: Thanks to Eddie Butler - the voice of Welsh Sport. What a commentary!
yeh told power and the lads knew, are ye going around with the cup? I'd be embarresed to go around with ye
Asheville (COL) impressed me with good arms, but none better than Eddie Butler, sandwich pick in 2012 draft.
why not have Aled Jones, Shakin Stevens and Eddie Butler to do a bit. Make us taffs proud! X
I wish I had a butler like Jeffery for these late night after the gym meals!
Eddie Butler the rugby commentator?! Never knew he was a teacher! Wouldn't have wanted to get on his bad side!
UGH. refreshed automatically and destroyed all I wrote about how awesome Eddie Butler's start was tonight.
Eddie Butler has just published the most ludicrous Lions squad: - Lloyd Williams? Biggar? One good game is not enough
Only 5 irish players make it in Eddie Butler's squad
Timing is all as Sam Warburton roars back into the Lions reckoning | Eddie Butler via
Used to think Eddie Butler was biased and clueless but Jonathan Davies...What are you on ???
Famous quotes of Eddie Butler: "Pontypool is the home of Gwent rugby." Shouted down by tons of Ebbw Vale & Newport fans.
Why oh why do we have to have Eddie Butler commenting on England Rugby games. Can you imagine the howls of protest from the Welsh if their lead commentator was English, why do we have to put up with this git!!
Eddie Butler & Jonathan Davies I don't think we can cope with that all afternoon!
To overhaul the commentary get rid of Eddie Butler bring back Stammer-Smith 2nd only to the late great Bill McClaren.
Y r people so irate @ Eddie Butler tryin2pronounce French players names correctly wen Dewi Morris on Sky pronounces his OWN name, Dawie?!
Ah, the joy of Eddie Butler's French accent...
It was bad enough listening to Jonathan Davies in the last match, now we have Eddie Butler!! Nightmare
Not only was that a great match, but a match without the commentary of Eddie Butler and half-time and post match analysis of the nauseating Jeremy Guscott. Well done Sam Warburton - Man of the Match.
looked 8 feet tall next to Jonathan Davies there. You always assume the commentators are wee lads (apart from Eddie Butler).
Loving the 6 Nations. Except when you have Jonathan Davies commentating. where's Eddie Butler?
I thought the BBC was meant to be unbiased yet they have the likes of Eddie Butler, Jonathan Davies and Brian Moore.
1st observation of the day - Eddie Butler is still the biggest fanny on the box ! Ooops then up pops Jonathan Davies !
Another weekend of Six Nations Rugby coming up! Predictions.Ireland to beat France: Scotland to beat Wales and England to beat Italy.PS Note the old Twickenham ground in the background along with some notable rugby people in the photo.the great commentator Bill McLaren who makes Eddie Butler look a complete prat and Cliff Morgan - one of the best fly-halves ever: Wales & British the pre-historic myself on the left with hair!
Eddie Butler's Lions squad would have Manu Tuilagi as a right winger
This Saturday The SBCA will sponsor two great events first ,The Annual Tom and Eddie Butler senior salute at St. Monica's church hall. Entertainment will be provided by the Mike Reynold's band and traditional corned beef dinner will be catered by Dominic's. Later on that evening the SBCA along with the SB Special kids and Young Adults will host their annual "Special Shamrocks" fundraiser at the Cornerstone,7PM and preset the Mary "Sissy" Devine award to George Brennan. Please make every effort to attend these events.
This is the sort of rugby review I want to read and not the same old *** kissing cack from the likes of Eddie Butler
should Eddie Butler lose his job after describing Haskell as a pyrenean mountain dog puppy?
If Mickey Rourke pulls out of the Gareth Thomas film, Daniel Day Lewis will step up by arguing with Eddie Butler til he has a stroke
I can add Sam Warburton, Shane Williams and Eddie Butler (not intentional, that one) to my list. Plus a hug off Phill Jupitus.
Brian Moore being dismissive of Eddie Butler is fabby
Depressed and perplexed as usual by how jingoism and prejudice can cloud the facts when watching (and commentating on) rugby. Eddie Butler, Brian Moore and Clive Woodward were telling us yesterday how England completely dominated in the scrums, yet the stats say they won the same number the French and lost one more. The penalties awarded to them when scrums were breaking down in what appeared to be a more spectacular way was possibly because they were going for the 8 man shove instead of hooking (that possibly accounts to them losing the 2 scrums where they failed to shove the French backwards off the ball) but they also conceded more penalties, missed twice as many tackles and made one more error. Make no mistake, England well deserved to win yesterday by playing badly but doing all the right things (especially when St. Andre took off his winning team and replaced them with the numpties that had lost to Italy and Wales). They've a distance to go before they're the finished article but It's the first tru ...
It could have been worse, we could have had "English" Eddie Butler commentating. He and Brian Moore should get a room!!
So you missed Brian Moore complaining that the scrums aren't refereed properly and Eddie Butler's impenetrable commentary
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Commentary of Eddie Butler, Brian Moore, is outstanding and entertaining. Good point - why are France taking off best players
do u think Eddie Butler & Brian Moore should do a job swap with Jim Nantz & Phil Sims? I think would b up 4 it
Having watched the Rugby League World Club Challenge on Sky last night, England v France in the lesser version of Rugby today and a programme on the F1 channel on Sky, I've come to the conclusion that if a commentators Christian name is Eddie, then you are in for a biased, ill-informed and downright crap commentary. Eddie Hemmings on Sky Sports Rugby League programme is biased against any Superleague team playing overseas opposition, be it Club level or International, Eddie Butler is SO anti-English that it's embarassing ( along with his ridiculous attemp at French inflections when pronouncing Morgan Parra's name; more like Officer Crabtree in 'Allo 'Allo ) and Eddie Jordan on the F1 is just a total fool. It's time he acted his age. So there it is; if a sports programme has a commentator or presenter named Eddi, you might just as well turn off.
What was that odd line from Eddie Butler about James Haskell?
I think Eddie Butler has a man crush on James Haskell and it's confused
James Haskell = great Pyrenean mountain dog puppy, according to Eddie Butler.
Brian bloke.why have we got that nob Eddie Butler??
This afternoons Rugby at The Bear England v France. (Kick-off 5.00pm). John Inverdale is joined by Jeremy Guscott, Lawrence Dallaglio and Thomas Castaignede to present coverage of the third match of the championship for both teams, which comes from Twickenham. These sides entered as the favourites to win this year's tournament, and while England have lived up to expectations so far with wins over Scotland and Ireland, the French have suffered disappointing defeats at the hands of Italy and Wales. Commentary by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore
I find Andrew Cotter so, so funny. Eddie Butler and Miles Harrison are then also good at their job- Butler has a great voice.
The art of Sports commentary has sadly gone bad. No longer do I spend a teenage insomniac night in Winter listening to Jack Buck or Hank Stram. Nor do I spend an insufferably mild Summers night with Vin Scully or Ernie Harwell. Coming across this side of the Atlantic - a John Motson 'Zico, oh what a turn!' or a Barry Davies 'Is Gascoigne going to have a crack? He is you know - oh I say!' A remark by Ted Lowe, a witty riposte from Peter Alliss, a Richie Benaud rememberance, a Peter O'Sullevan utterance, a Murray Walker mishap, a Peter Jones comment on an Alan Devonshire mazy run. Today commentators speak with mostly ear-splitting decibel levels. Yes there are exceptions to the rule: Joe Buck, Al Michaels, Jim Nantz, Jon Sterling, Simon Holt, Martin Tyler, Alan Parry, Eddie Butler and ones forgive me, I have temporarily forgotten. That is why I still listen to the Radio. It takes me back to a time when commentators framed the image in your head for you. They talk/ed with clarity of speech and thought. Yes . ...
So a potential leg breaking stamp nothing, and no comment from Eddie Butler. Haskell was slowing the game down deserved yellow
"England flood down this left side" - Eddie Butler but did he mean Toby Flood or general flooding?
Rugby at The Bear Ireland v England (Kick-off 3.00pm). John Inverdale presents coverage of this afternoon's fixture at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, which concludes the second round of matches. The opening weekend's results, which saw the Irish overcome Wales, England defeat Scotland and France suffer a shock defeat in Italy leave this match already looking like a pivotal encounter in deciding the destination of the title. The hosts will perhaps go into the contest as slight favourites, having not lost a Six Nations match against the English in Dublin since 2003. With commentary by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore, and analysis by Keith Wood, Jonathan Davies and Jeremy Guscott
Being at work today has really made me realize how much I want to get this comedy thing going. I know the chances of making a career out of it are slim, but I'm going to try. Hopefully I can get a new schedule soon or find cool people to shift trade with me every now and then *cough* Brittney Clevenger, Eddie Butler and Megan Smith *cough* But
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