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Old 12-04-2008, 12:11
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Is anyone else getting increasingly irritated by Matt Dawson constantly throwing strops on A Question of Sport whenever things aren't going his own way? He often tries to make out that he is only 'having a laugh', but it comes across as petulance of the highest order, and his team-mates barely know where to look when he goes off on one...

I think the reason why I have noticed it more this series is because opposing captain Tuffers is such an engaging, naturally funny and ultimately likeable character.

In a nutshell - everything that Matt Dawson isn't.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:18
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I cannot stand him on radio commentating on the rugby. He just rambles rubbish from start to finish.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:25
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I found him incredibly irritating when he was a player but have revised my opinion of him now he's a TV personality.

I find his competitive dad thing quite entertaining.

Funny isn't it?
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:50
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I think that many times the team captains on this show have appeared to take the game very seriously, right back to the very early days of the show's history.

Even when I was a kid I watched this show and didn't understand why a team captain would get so angry if they got a question wrong.
It just seemed as though they took the game way too seriously and a hell of a lot more so than the viewers do.
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Old 12-04-2008, 19:16
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Love Matt, Ally's a loss though to the show and they both complemented one another.
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Old 12-04-2008, 19:19
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I don't like Matt Dawson. He irritated me on Strictly Come Dancing as well.

He tries to be amusing but it just falls flat and makes him look like a pr*ck.
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Old 12-04-2008, 19:28
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Is anyone else getting increasingly irritated by Matt Dawson constantly throwing strops on A Question of Sport whenever things aren't going his own way? He often tries to make out that he is only 'having a laugh', but it comes across as petulance of the highest order, and his team-mates barely know where to look when he goes off on one...

I think the reason why I have noticed it more this series is because opposing captain Tuffers is such an engaging, naturally funny and ultimately likeable character.

In a nutshell - everything that Matt Dawson isn't.
Tufnell irritates the crap out of me, always has, but I have to say that you have Matt Dawson spot on. There is nothing wrong with being competitive, but by god when it starts making you look like a spoiled child, it really is time to rein yourself in a bit.

Dawson's true personality was starting to show a little when Ally was on the show with him, but now Tuffers has taken over, it's as if Matt Dawson finds it impossible to hide his true nature anymore.

It's incredibly embarrassing to watch, so I've stopped.
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Old 12-04-2008, 19:41
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can't stand the man and i too thought he was up himself on strictly come dancing.
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Old 12-04-2008, 22:13
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Gobby little so and so when he was a player...nowt changed Good rugby player though.
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Old 12-04-2008, 23:03
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I think the reason why I have noticed it more this series is because opposing captain Tuffers is such an engaging, naturally funny and ultimately likeable character.
Tuffnell's like that when a camera's being pointed at him but, from what i've heard, he's a nasty piece of work behind closed doors.
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Old 13-04-2008, 11:48
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If ENgland never won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Would he have been QS captain?
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Old 13-04-2008, 12:15
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Stopped watching Question Of Sport because of Dawson. I cannot abide him and whats all this with mummy and daddy being in the audince all the time ? (at least they always were til i got sick of the little twerp and gave up)

He has ruined a show I always enjoyed.
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Old 28-11-2008, 19:34
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I watching AQOS at the moment and I can't help but think that Matt Dawson is Paul Daniels love child; the big ears, the thinning hair...now thats magic.
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Old 12-02-2010, 20:42
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nothing in this thread, but yeah he does look like Paul Daniels love child
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Old 12-02-2010, 22:10
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Stopped watching Question Of Sport because of Dawson. I cannot abide him and whats all this with mummy and daddy being in the audince all the time ? (at least they always were til i got sick of the little twerp and gave up)

He has ruined a show I always enjoyed.
Me too. I used to love QOS ever since I was a kid but don't watch now because of him. He was always a gobby git as a player too - even for a scrum half he was bad.
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Old 13-02-2010, 07:52
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He is well known as being a right t**??er. They should get someone decent against good old Tuffers.
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Old 13-02-2010, 14:10
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i cant' stand him. he's only where he is because he won or got to the final of strictly come dancing. he has an army of of fans and a thread with tens of thousands of posts of admiration for him.

find him rude and ironically unsportsman like on the show.
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Old 13-02-2010, 15:20
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Can't stand the bloke. He's been anywhere and everywhere since retiring from rugby, believing himself to be a minor TV celebrity and hugely popular with it.

The final straw came with Strictly Come Dancing - he was completely unbearable (not to mention rubbish, but inexplicably reaching the final ballooned his ego even further).
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Old 13-02-2010, 15:23
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Would this be mr i press the buzzer then think of the answer in the final round, annoys the hell outa me he does
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Old 21-06-2014, 19:09
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Stopped watching Question Of Sport because of Dawson.
He has ruined a show I always enjoyed.

Me too. I wish one of these days Sue Barker would get up and give him a good slap.
So full of himself it comes out of his own ears, always thinks he's right and when he isn't the bottom lip is sweeping the floor. Total cry-baby is my impression of this clown.

However, I too have also heard that Phil Tuffnell is not very nice off camera.
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Old 21-06-2014, 20:11
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Dawson is a bald headed turd.
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Old 21-06-2014, 20:18
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Dawson is a bald headed turd.
And that's been nice
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Old 21-06-2014, 20:47
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Once flew from Gatwick to Newquay, and he was on the plane
He sat on his own at the departure gate, well away from us lesser mortals, and on the plane
A few Tom Cruise "Hi, how you doing" would have not gone astray
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Old 22-06-2014, 03:51
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Is anyone else getting increasingly irritated by Matt Dawson constantly throwing strops on A Question of Sport whenever things aren't going his own way? He often tries to make out that he is only 'having a laugh', but it comes across as petulance of the highest order, and his team-mates barely know where to look when he goes off on one...

I think the reason why I have noticed it more this series is because opposing captain Tuffers is such an engaging, naturally funny and ultimately likeable character.

In a nutshell - everything that Matt Dawson isn't.
I don't think he could be king of the jungle.
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Old 22-06-2014, 04:10
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Once flew from Gatwick to Newquay, and he was on the plane
He sat on his own at the departure gate, well away from us lesser mortals, and on the plane
A few Tom Cruise "Hi, how you doing" would have not gone astray
The idea that celebrities should be permanently on duty to meet and greet people who might recognise them is frankly bizarre. Isn't he allowed any time to himself in public? Have you thought how it could look if he started wandering around the plane saying "hi, how you doing" to everyone? Cynics would say he was desparate for recognition.

I saw Magic Johnson in an airport terminal once. A few people went over to him and said hello, and he appeared OK with that, but he kept himself to himself and most people respected his privacy.
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