Tweet with respect

Tweet with respect

Bumble blogs on Australia's bowling woes - and explains his decision to leave Twitter for good.

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Kathleen Hart says...

Bumble, please come back to Twitter? TV Twoogling just isn't the same without you... It's like being a teacher and giving the whole class a detention because of one twidiot misbehaving.

Posted 13:55 27th February 2011

Paul Robinson says...

I couldn't agree more with Bumble there is no place for bad language on Twitter, I did enjoy his comments during this Ashes Tour on Sky Sports they were excellent, particularly the quote from "Early Doors" about Tommy, when Nasser was sat all alone at the back of the stand at the MCG - glad to see somebody other than what seems like a small group of individuals, like a brilliant Northern comedy.

Posted 15:39 7th January 2011

Alan Wright says...

10/10 - and typical of David that he sticks to his principals. I will miss the comments and the humour and the genuine niceness of the bloke - but he is spot on. The onus is on those who run Twitter to deal with this. Good luck in all you do David, a real gentleman.

Posted 15:32 7th January 2011

Simon White says...

I'm with Sir Ian.....the game of cricket must be played in a certain way with a certain spirit of sportsmanship. So far in this test I'm so disappointed in the way the Australia have conducted themselves. 'No catches' , not applauding Alistair Cook when he was out and walking to the pavilon....etc Not the Austalia that I have admired over the years.There's only been one team in this 'ashes season'....thankfully. I'll be glad when it's over to get some proper sleep. thanks Sky, Sky commentary team.....job well done!.

Posted 23:51 5th January 2011

Graeme Ellisson says...

Bell was out! If one looks at the repay I think you will find the ball scraped the bat at Bell's side as he pulled forward. The scrape was so slight that he probably didn't feel it but he clearly heard it - or something. As the bat comes into view if you wait for the whole bat to see a heat spot then it would have faded out of sight. If you stop the replay just as the bat starts to come into view then I think one will see a very slight heat trace. I have replayed this on a 42" HD picture as that may make a difference. Any one else seen the same??

Posted 22:28 5th January 2011

Dave Halstead says...

Hey Bumble I hav'nt been on twitter long and I just sussed out how to use it properly. I am sad to see you are no longer available to tweet but I certainly understand why and respect ypur decision. If your ever near the OLD TOLL BAR on Accrington road pop into the vault and I'll buy you a pint.

Posted 01:57 28th December 2010

Oliver Cottam says...

I agree with your stance on Twitter. I doubt a full ban will ever happen, but maybe people shoud be able to set up their own account so that no foul language can be used on it. Always enjoy your commentary!

Posted 18:42 26th December 2010

Vic Anderson says...

Start the Jag......Never thought you would be a quitter Bumble, giving in to mindless idiots has given them a victory. I will miss the humour now you have sentenced me to a twittering christmas with Aggers.

Posted 07:45 23rd December 2010

Chris Holmes says...

don`t go Bumble.start the car.

Posted 10:36 13th December 2010

Varun Malavalli says...

Mr.Lloyd, you are a wonderful commentator. You are one of my favourites. I've enjoyed your tweets as much as the commentary and blogs. As one of the readers suggested, there is a way to sort out foul language. Hope you are just on a short break and not moving away from Twittter for good. I respect you immensely for maintaining a funny disposition, yet being serious. It's very difficult to practise. I request you not to desert your followers. Btw England can afford to be over-confident at their own peril. Carry on the momentum lads. Cheers

Posted 15:31 12th December 2010

Garry Keyworth says...

Sorry about the twitter, you can delete these people from your account and block and report them for swearing. Please come back soon we miss you.

Posted 21:24 9th December 2010

Amer Mogul says...

Ah Bumble, I cannot say I blame you. I too have swore far too much on twitter (a big twit @ twitter I have been, lol), and have been a bad lad. I am now trying to reform as I recover from my health problems and get back into the good sporting lad that I am!! anyways, its great to hear Bumble, Beefy, Nasser and Sir Ian together as always down under, and am loving the ashes series so far. Come on England, we can win this thing, without the cussing!! lol Good luck lads, dawn annder, lol ;)

Posted 01:02 9th December 2010

Dave Plant says...

Sorry to hear your leaving Twitter bumble enjoyed your company good luck and hope the boys win by 5

Posted 19:49 8th December 2010

Paul Smith says...

Never use face book or twitter. Prefer to use the old fashioned route of meeting people in the pub. However, though whatever form of communication you use the world will be a poorer place without your views. A true gentleman. Keep up the good work!

Posted 18:51 7th December 2010

Jean Mann says...

Am I the only English Fanatical Aussie Supporter. Australia will come back from this setback, they will not lay down and die, don't know what all the Fuss is about in England, it's only because they don't know how to win at Sport, so when they do win its like they've won the earth, there are still another 3 Tests to go, I do not support England at any Sport only my Aussies.

Posted 12:38 7th December 2010

Tim Blake says...

Am I the only one to think Marcus North was extremely unlucky to be given out on DRS? If his pad hadn't been there it wouldn't have hit the middle stump; it would have hit the middle of his bat. I understand you can be given out lbw if the ball hits pad first but if the contact with the pad does not significantly deviate the ball which then hits the bat anyway, how can that be out?

Posted 00:52 7th December 2010

Richard Tinson says...

If England win in Adelaide will it be like freeing a Log Jam? In the first test they (australia) were all pumped up, this usually fades, I've seen it in so many sporting competitions where the pedigree team comes through to win in the end having weathered the initial storm which in England's case was the first innings of the first test.

Posted 18:16 5th December 2010

Ken Attwood says...

Hi Bumble, I have admired you and your comments for a long time BUT today you have reached new ground for me. I have long been asking the same question about Facebook and it's users. Why can't people express themselves without using foul language. I was walking through Cambridge the other day and three girls in front of me were turning out more abusive language than a gang of navies would use. I was so shocked and amazed that I had to ask them which university had taught them that. So I am glad you have had the stomach to raise the issue. Oh and the crickets not bad, is it?

Posted 08:10 5th December 2010

Gez Morrall says...

loved to twitter watchin the cricket with Bumble. cant believe we have let the fouled mouth animals win. twitter should announce appropriate language usage, or been banned. a campaign is needed

Posted 07:38 4th December 2010

Peter Summerfield says...

Evening David So sorry to read the reports and your decision to leave Twitter. A great shame but I totally understand your decision and respect you for it. Thanks for all the pleasure you have given in the time I have been following you. Thanks also for the book signing at the Lowry 2 weeks ago - read and thoroughly enjoyed. Hope the rest of the tour goes well for you and maybe we'll meet up on our BMW's in the spring when you are back in the UK. Kind regards Peter

Posted 06:49 4th December 2010

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