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Mr Ripper

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Dec 21, 1999
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Fox's pre-game coverage seems to be degenerating into not much more than a promo for their weeknight AFL programs.
 

footysa

Rookie
Mar 24, 2010
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Watching Footy Classified on Monday night Garry Lyon made a quip that Fox Footy Coverage is best in AFL! Hardly surprising seeing as Nine hate 7 & 10 who have the broadcast rights that they once had. Also doesn't Packer PBL own around 25% of Foxtel? I know that was the case 3 years ago when the rights went back to 7. How about next time he accompanies any such pro-Fox comments with a proviso that his employer is a significant shareholder of Foxtel.

Garry's actually been making this comment quite a bit recently on Classified. Another point to make, Foxtel and Fox Sports have been significant sponsors of the channel Nine football shows in recent years.
 

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MAXIMUM GAWNAGE

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Jan 7, 2010
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http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/sydney-draftee-matt-spangher-looking-for-interstate-success-as-swans-tell-recruits-to-aim-for-senior-football/story-e6frf33l-1225958762203?from=public_rss
Matt Spangher's last memory of the Swans is copping a right hook from Barry Hall, but the draftee is now looking for Sydney success.
No Adrian, that was Brent Staker. Which he does state later in the same article.
Spangher could hardly forget his 2008 AFL debut against the Swans - what he jokingly refers to as that "infamous" game.
It was the match at ANZ Stadium in which Barry Hall flattened Eagles defender Brent Staker with a punch replayed countless times on television.
 

Mr Ripper

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Dec 21, 1999
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Russell Fairfax (ex NSW rugby/league player) on FSN: "AFL legend Nathan Thompson". :eek:
 

GOAUS!

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Apr 20, 2010
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Herald Sun today in their TV lift out section Switched On page 5, under the locker room section Daniel Hoy says "Given the quality of some of the sides in this year's World Cup, expect to see someone make the first one-day international double century. My money is on Chris Gayle...".
 

MAXIMUM GAWNAGE

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Herald Sun today in their TV lift out section Switched On page 5, under the locker room section Daniel Hoy says "Given the quality of some of the sides in this year's World Cup, expect to see someone make the first one-day international double century. My money is on Chris Gayle...".
Great pick-up!
Tell Hoy that Tendulkar says hello.
 

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Silvagnis

TheBrownDog
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Sep 27, 2004
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Worsfold taking new coaching approach Caroline Wilson

Chris Judd might have quit the club but the retreating skipper's insistence that the Eagles receive a decent trade for him was reinforced by Luke Shuey's NAB Rising Star form, Josh Kennedy's emergence and the impressive Chris Masten.
Worsfold taking new coaching approach Caroline Wilson

Judd and pick 46 (Dennis Armfield) were traded for Josh Kennedy plus picks three (Chris Masten) and 20 (Tony Notte) in the 2007 draft.

Luke Shuey was pick 18 in the 2008 draft.

Good work Caro.
 

jabbathehut

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Oct 7, 2007
92
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Carlton
noticed in todays herald-sun the headline "split bench mooted" written by mark stevens and jackie epstein.

the article starts by saying "A switch to 3 interchange players and a single substitute has emerged as an option as debate rages about capping rotations"

ok, fair enough statement.

but then further on in the article "AFL football operations manage adrian anderson did not rule out the 3 interchange/1 substitute option when the herald-sun put it to him, but stopped short of saying it was in the mix ahead of nexts months laws of the game committee meeting"

stevens/epstein "hey adrian, what about 3 interchange/1 sub as an idea?"
anderson "yeah sure mate great idea.......d###head" :rolleyes:
stevens/epstein "omg my idea is in the mix, theres an article in that lol"

you are correct, will never happen
 

ARES

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Apr 6, 2005
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Rebecca Wilson has written this article like she surfs LU

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/david-gallops-television-rights-fight/story-e6frext9-1226047108953


It's true that league is in a rosier position, ratings-wise, than AFL, being marginally ahead on national television ratings and holding an edge on pay television, too.

An astonishing 77 of the top 100 programs on Foxtel are NRL matches
Since when??

I am certain AFL rated better in the GF, finals and round by round...

Everyon eknows Foxtel had the worst games of AFL televised as oppossed to the better games for NRL...don't they take this into consideration?


The network's kingpin, Lachlan Murdoch, is a league nut. Ten is in dire need of advertising revenue and ratings. It has suffered badly this year through its failed foray into news and current affairs. League may well be the answer.
No AR was the answer...
3 breaks ( one major ) in AR as opposed to one major break only in RL
120 minutes of game with adv breaks after every goal as opposed to 80 minutes with adv break only at a try...

The AFL has once again set the benchmark, even though its product, on paper, is worth less than the NRL's.
Not sure what she is on about here...needs elaborating...
 

The Passenger

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i wouldn't worry too much about what league scribes write. how often do you see an aussie rules journo poke his nose into league business?? pretty rare... it's generally a sign of who is more comfortable with their own sports varying positions...

i don't even know why they go on the attack so often. league is a fine position. lets say it was awarded 900mil for 5 years at the next negotiations. if they aren't capable of looking after the game with that sort of money then they are in serious trouble.
 

chardonnay

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Mar 5, 2010
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i wouldn't worry too much about what league scribes write. how often do you see an aussie rules journo poke his nose into league business?? pretty rare... it's generally a sign of who is more comfortable with their own sports varying positions...

i don't even know why they go on the attack so often. league is a fine position. lets say it was awarded 900mil for 5 years at the next negotiations. if they aren't capable of looking after the game with that sort of money then they are in serious trouble.
Facts are Rebecca Wilson holds a unique position in reporting all sport in Australia, she knows what is being said on the inside at News (not just the Aus but also the Herald Sun), at Fox, & at 9.

To suggest she is a league scribe seriously questions your claims.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Wilson#Personal_life
 

CharlieMortdecai

Premiership Player
Aug 17, 2009
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Facts are Rebecca Wilson holds a unique position in reporting all sport in Australia, she knows what is being said on the inside at News (not just the Aus but also the Herald Sun), at Fox, & at 9.

To suggest she is a league scribe seriously questions your claims.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Wilson#Personal_life
Be that as it may, she has always struck me as a very biased RL crusader or apologist as necessary.

Your link shows her work as a panellist on TFS - I can assure you it was not the AFL version, and most of her commentary that I have seen on other football codes has been from the NRL perspective.
 

The Passenger

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half_back_flank

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 16, 2008
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Collingwood
John Ralph article on Leon Cameron.

Begins his piece with:

RODNEY Eade should coach the Western Bulldogs next year because he is an outstanding leader of men who has a proven track record.
Did not know what to make of this line a couple of sentences later, is it a very poor attempt at a joke?

He has brought sexy back at Whitten Oval, keeping a low-profile club in the media day after day.
He then states that Leon Cameron spent 7 years at the Bulldogs as an assistant coach and is now in his first year at Hawthorn, yet then captions his accompanying photo with:

Western Bullldogs assistant coach Leon Cameron is an outstanding leader of men with a proven track record.
He isn't an assistant coach at Western Bulldogs anymore, and repeats word for word what he said about Rocket in his opening sentence.

Then he finishes with a bang, calling Liam Shiels, Luke.

He has been a key factor in the development of youngsters like Luke Shiels, Shane Savage, and Luke Bruest.
Extremely lazy journalism.
 

HongKongRoo

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