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Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by The_Wookie, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. The_Wookie

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    Premiered last night, hosted by Sarah Jones. Half an hour of footy news. Wasnt too bad, worthy keeping an eye out for in future
     
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  2. milhouse1

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    It was alright- just found it a bit boring to be honest- kinda thing you turn on but then get distracted by something else. That Jake guy wasn't too interesting but might get better as the year goes on.
     
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    Pretty much what milhouse1 said.
    I think once the season proper kicks off it will find a bit more momentum.
     
  4. SJ

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    It will certainly steal a lot of AFL 360's thunder.
     
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    Yeah I found it kind of an odd choice for that reason, especially given they are having all the coaches on it.
     
  6. Arbuckle

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    Whoever recruited Jake Niall for this must be very nervous about how it's going.

    He was atrocious on the first night (his questions and comments were dreadful, and he couldn't even get a few words out at one point and more or less froze on the spot), and he hasn't got a lot better since. He seems totally wooden and unsuited to television so far tbh.

    Might just be me, but there seems to be an unusually strong concentration on North Melbourne so far, too. No idea what that's all about.
     
  7. Private Hudson

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    Surely they would have screen tested Jake Niall before putting this show on air. He is woeful. He may be a respected journalist etc but he's almost laughably bad on television.
     
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    Nice to have a serious footy program, will probably watch this over 360 as Slobbo is just that bit too whiny for mine.

    Niall needs work but may come on.
     
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    The host is annoying as all ****, and Jake Niall is laughably bad. I love the concept, but the execution and host choice is terrible.

    I didn't mind that bloke who hosted it on Friday, but Niall is beyond bad. If they changed it to old mate from Friday as the main host, and ditched Niall, it'd be an alright show. Content is great, hosts are cringeworthy.
     
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    It's alright, but i found it a little slow and like milhouse1 found it boring. Just really covers the common news that you've heard all day, by which point you're really not interested in hearing it again.
     
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    Jake Niall is actually the only thing that makes it worth watching for the trainwreck value of his interviews. The awkward delivery. The eyes darting off camera. The nature of his questions, e.g. "Menzel and Yarran have left your football club. Have you noticed a change in the culture as a result?" lols

    You sure as hell aren't tuning in for the plastic Sarah Jones or her Ken doll replacement whose name I can't even remember.

    Honestly I'm not sure it will last more than a season or two. It's a news recap that you can pretty much gain from watching regular FoxSports News.
     
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    This post is 100% accurate :p
     
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    Jake Niall - absolutely woeful and you have to wonder how he could get past screening for a TV show. Not suited at all. Why is this show needed with Foxsportsnews?

    What is Tiff Cherry doing these days? A better solution would have been to just leave it at 360, but bring in Tiff for the first 10 mins for an update on the days news - bit like WLF.

    And 360 could then do a revamp too - the guests are just boring and offer the vanilla comments. Get rid of them all - keep the first half an hour the same after the Tiff news, then go to a fan based call/sms/twitter/email in ala WLF for the remainder. The contrast in Robbo and Gerard would be good with odd ball fan comments etc.
     
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    Don't get it but i'll still watch it.
     
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    Did Jake Niall leave The Age to do this show, or are the two events unrelated?
     
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    I think literally the only possible reason he got a gig on this show is because he's at The Age. You'd have to be deaf, blind, and damn ******* stupid to employ him for a TV gig otherwise.
     
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    i saw 15 minutes of this, enough to see woosha interviewed.. man it was hollow. very cold and calculated interview like the whole tone of the show - the light hearted bit after the ad where they showed rocket eade and some of "the boys" (as the host called them) ~joking~ around in press conferences was cringy. nobody and i repeat nobody wants to see some young asshole journalists tell us shit we already know or don't care about.
     
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    Fantastic Show. Just Talks Footy
     
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    My IQ3 refuses to series link this. I guess I have to take that as a comment
     
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    Mine too. ******* annoying.
     
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    Yep ditto. Frustrating that i have to record or go back and download after each episode.
     
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    Yeah he has left the Age.
     
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    He has left the Age.
     
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    Would get more Money on Fox Footy and be lot better Known
     
  25. Sprout

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    Deadset, there are radio stations that would deem Jake Niall not attractive enough.
     
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