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Old 05-10-2007, 08:52
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If Charles Sale is right and she cancelled her trip to cyprus to see spurs over the bywater incident I think it is really poor. It's not her fault he mouthed off and to blame her is wrong. The producers who apparently stayed silent are at fault.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:13
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Eh??

I think a bit more explanation is needed - who is Clare Tomlinson? And if it is about Spurs, should this not be in the Sport section of the forum??
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:24
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And who is Charles Sale?
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:31
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And who is Charles Sale?
I concur!

And whats the Bywater incident?

However I have just found this (clicky) which may give a clue to who Clare Tomlinson is!

Why would someone from Sky go to see the Spurs game in Cyprus when it was Five who had the rights?

I'm really confused now!
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:34
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I'm intrigued about this bywater incident. A google search comes up with a Stephen Bywater who plays football it seems.

http://www.soccerbase.com/players_de...playerid=12359

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Bywater
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:37
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Sky Sports presenter Clare Tomlinson had to cancel a trip to Cyprus to watch her club Spurs in the UEFA Cup yesterday after being called to a meeting with head of sport Vic Wakeling over her part in the C-word fiasco involving Derby goalkeeper Stephen Bywater on Goals on Sunday.
Bywater has previous for making inopportune comments on air, having butted into an interview his former Derby team-mate Paul Peschisolido was giving to Radio Five Live after the 2007 play-off final by shouting 'Go on Dildo, Go on Dildo!'
Clare Tomlinson arrived at Sky Sports ten years ago after a stint as a press officer for Arsenal football club, which is quite bizarre considering she's a fan of deadly rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Clare hit the headlines in 2000 when she was exposed for having an affair with the then-Middlesbrough manager and ex-Man Utd captain Bryan Robson. Clare can neither confirm nor deny that Bryan is a tireless midfield workhorse with an incredible engine...
So that's what it's all about!
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:39
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So, she was disciplined by Sky for doing something that she shouldn't have?
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:40
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Clare can neither confirm nor deny that Bryan is a tireless midfield workhorse with an incredible engine...
That made me smile
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:40
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Storm in a B Cup
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:40
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So this thread in the BROADCASTING section is all about a nondescript Sky Sports "presenter" who could not go on a jolly to the Med to watch a pointless football match, because some footballer with no brains gets regular bouts of Tourettes?

Great.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:42
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So this thread in the BROADCASTING section is all about a nondescript Sky Sports "presenter" who could not go on a jolly to the Med to watch a pointless football match, because some footballer with no brains gets regular bouts of Tourettes?

Great.
But we can link to some gartuitous screenclips of Claire though

http://www.tvnewsroom.co.uk/sportsim...claretomlinson
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:53
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But we can link to some gartuitous screenclips of Claire though

http://www.tvnewsroom.co.uk/sportsim...claretomlinson
Not really my thing, if you know what I mean.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:02
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Hang on, that quote implies Bywater used the C-word ?? So why is CT in trouble?

Totally confused.......
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:18
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Hang on, that quote implies Bywater used the C-word ?? So why is CT in trouble?

Totally confused.......
Presumably because she was hosting the interview? Or perhaps she was alleged to have egged him on, this encouraging him to swear?

We might be close to solving this mystery ....
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:25
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We might be close to solving this mystery ....
Maybe the original poster, who is conspicuous by his absence since making his vague post, would like to make another comment?

Or perhaps a YouTube* clip would help?

(* other video sharing sites are available)
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:17
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So that's what it's all about!
Why is it bizarre that she worked for Arsenal but supports Spurs ? Does that mean she was only allowed to get a job at Spurs (perhaps there wasn't a job available).Does that mean hacks working for the Daily Mail can't read any other newspaper. What a load of old claptrap.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:31
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Whatever this is all about, if Clare T is not happy at Sky she can leave then she can join Setanta Sports.

Like Kelly Dalglish, she'll be Sky's loss & Setanta's (& Virgin) gain.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:45
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Pah! Who needs them when you have Hayley McQueen!
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:55
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taken form Daily Mail web site:

Wakeling spells it out

There is a major inquest going on at Sky Sports over the Goals on Sunday programme, in which Derby goalkeeper Stephen Bywater spelt out the C word during the live show.

Sky supremo Vic Wakeling is furious about the way the incident was handled on air by presenters Chris Kamara and Clare Tomlinson, who let Bywater's unacceptable obscenity pass without comment.

Nor were the pair given any advice on what to do by the programme's producers after Bywater's serious lapse in taste as he tried to describe advice passed on to him by the late Les Sealey when he was Bywater's goalkeeping coach at West Ham.

Wakeling is taking the matter so seriously that heads might roll on and off the screen. A belated apology was given on last Sunday's programme.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:59
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I think perhaps the producers should be held to account....the presenters have a tough job holding things together in these situations, the producers should be ready and able to instruct the presenters if any incident occurs.

However I didn't see the incident so couldn't possibly comment
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:22
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Wakeling is taking the matter so seriously that heads might roll on and off the screen.
Can they do live executions on British TV then?
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:27
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Im not a big fan of Claire T so if she goes im not bothered....I hope she does tho
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:31
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I think perhaps the producers should be held to account....the presenters have a tough job holding things together in these situations, the producers should be ready and able to instruct the presenters if any incident occurs.

However I didn't see the incident so couldn't possibly comment
I didn't see it either so can't comment other than to say it looks from Wakeling's reaction as if his ire is directed at the way she did not react to the obscenities whereas the standard procedure for any presenter is to condemn them at once and apologise, suggesting a degree of inexperience.Sounds like one for OFCOM
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:34
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I think I must be the only one that saw it happen live, here's a quick run through:

Bywater, the Derby goalkeeper was talking about his goalkeeping coach and what advice he gave him.

He said something like "He told me to be a good professional and not to act like a....then he paused for a bit and then spelt out C U N T"

The presenters looked shocked and quickly moved on.

It was Bywaters fault for being so thick, surely if you are on live on TV at 11am you know you can't say things like that. He was shown up for being a real thicko, if anything it should be Bywater that gets a slap on the wirsts.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:51
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It does sound like Bywater was being absolutely stupid, but if Tomlinson and Kamara didn't have the nous to immediately apologise, somebody behind the scenes should have. I'm sure Rob McCaffrey would have handled it better.

Btw, why isn't Kamara in hot water as well?
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