Calling AFL games from the studio

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Will this be continuing this year?
Will this be a post COVID practice as well?

And were games called from a studio prior to COVID? For example did channel 7 and fox footy fly up their commentators for interstate games in recent years or let them call from a studio even before COVID?
 

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Hope not if players are allowed to fly in fly out commentators should join them.
Worst case scenario at least have a team in state to call, surely fox could pull that off, Papalias been calling WA games for a while now and bloody good at it.
 

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Worst case scenario at least have a team in state to call, surely fox could pull that off, Papalias been calling WA games for a while now and bloody good at it.
Might work for WA with Papalia, Pavlich + 1 more but harder in NSW and QLD. Much more likely that Papalia or Speed will call from their home state alongside a Vic-based team.

The risks of travelling commentators and having them locked out of VIC, or return and have to quarantine are still too great. I reckon it'll still be the norm this season to have commentators calling off TV.
 

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