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Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by -TW- » July 24, 2018, 5:57 pm

After 30 years of service...

'Tireless' Tim Gavel retires from ABC Grandstand after 30 years

Tim Gavel has seen just about everything on his 30-year sporting journey. Three Canberra Raiders premierships, two ACT Brumbies titles, seven Olympic Games, boardroom wars, tears and heartache.

Now the Canberra sports commentator known as 'Tireless Tim' says he'll turn off his microphone for the first time since 1988 and finish his career as an ABC journalist.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zt92.html

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Post by -PJ- » July 24, 2018, 6:09 pm

You've earnt a rest Tim..

Congrats on an outstanding career.
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Re: Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2018, 6:10 pm

Very sad to hear. Congratulations to him on an outstanding career... and hopefully he'll continue to be the voice of the Raiders' calls into the future. Would love to see him stretch it to Saturday Canberra Grandstand as well!
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Post by raiderskater » July 24, 2018, 7:10 pm

Oh, this is very sad to hear. Tim Gavel on Grandstand is an institution. And he's hugely supportive of winter sports and all kinds of "minority" sports - he was always up to mention skating on his show. Big voice calling for the new rink.

Gonna miss him.
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Re: Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by Seiffert82 » July 24, 2018, 7:57 pm

Sad news IMO. :(

All the best for the future Tim. Raiders calls won't be the same without you.

Man I'm gonna miss him on the ABC. Love his banter with Packy and Angel.

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Re: Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by zim » July 24, 2018, 7:57 pm

Grats on a great career Tim.
Hope you're still going to keep up those rage inducing articles on The Roar. The comments are always a good laugh to see who you've rubbed the wrong way this week.

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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2018, 8:00 pm

Isn't that Tim Gore?... Oh, it's a joke!
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Post by zim » July 24, 2018, 8:04 pm

I can't believe I actually got you GE :)

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Post by BJ » July 24, 2018, 8:15 pm

Tim always pushed Canberra Sport from under 8s girls Kanga cricket right up to the Raiders.

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Post by Lucky » July 24, 2018, 8:26 pm

Before I got foxtel I used to have to rely on radio for all my raiders needs.... Tim has played a big part in my life. Well done on a great career mate.

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Post by Lui_Bon » July 24, 2018, 8:43 pm

Lucky wrote:
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Before I got foxtel I used to have to rely on radio for all my raiders needs.... Tim has played a big part in my life. Well done on a great career mate.
Me too. and ditto with the sentiment, I love hearing a properly biased Canberra voice.

Never forget a radio call of a St George game where they scored after the siren. He was ropeable. So was I.

I guess that like me he's been seeing the NRL do us over for decades. However he's far too professional to say so.
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Re: Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by Brew » July 24, 2018, 8:45 pm

Well done on a great career Tim. It will be very strange not to hear is voice on Grandstand when it’s to do with the Raiders.


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Post by bonehead » July 24, 2018, 8:50 pm

congrats Tim, incredible career

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Re: Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by Bay53 » July 24, 2018, 9:51 pm

In my almost 15 years in Canberra he has been the voice of Canberra sport. Not only at the elite level where he has been a great voice for the Raiders but as others have said, right across all Canberra sports.

Sport, and in general outdoor recreation in Canberra does play a big part of our lives and Tim keeps that at the forefront. I don’t want to start another debate on this, but I think generally the ACT government has been supportive of sport in the ACT and I think that is partly because of the profile tans scrutiny that Tim has given it.

I have met him on a number of occasions and he is a really nice guy. He is a genuine Raiders fan.

I am sure he will still be involved somewhere.

Interesting that he listed his 5 most influential sports people during his time. I am very surprised he left out Michael Milton.

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Re: Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2018, 9:58 pm

It was great to see he listed Mal as No. 1 though.
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Re: Tim Gavel to retire from the ABC

Post by EJ » July 24, 2018, 11:34 pm

Onya,Timmy!

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