Footy has a Mark Robinson problem

Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by master bate, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. deathevocation

    deathevocation Beer. Football. Metal.

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    2014 or 2008. Probably 2008.
    Barely consume any football media these days. Pity but the industry is too incestuous and sanitised to make it interesting.

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  2. ash_78

    ash_78 Club Legend

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    Gerard is a deep thinker and an insightful analyst. He articulates his opinions on complex topics better than anyone in the industry, using logical constructs and clearly expressing his thought process.

    To me, that's why he's such a breath of fresh air.

    But there's a reason he sits quietly and shuts the hell up during interviews - I find he's usually awkward interacting with people, especially footballers who are generally about 3 rungs below him on the intelligence stakes.
  3. TBoyleSuperstar

    TBoyleSuperstar Brownlow Medallist

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    Not at all. Yeah, Robbo can be grating. But Whately is usually good to listen to, I enjoy coaches night and players night. Wednesday withKingy usually gets a quick gloss over as that guy really gives me the s#$ts, then you have Lake and Dal Santo on Thursday who have been good. Have a few good interviews and generally easy to watch.

    As stated before, Robbo and Gerard actually work well. You have Whately that is articulate with thought out commentary on the game, Robbo is just a yobbo who acts like a blubbering fool most of the time. like this week, he was laughing at the spit that came from Stevie Js mought after kicking the winning goal against Collingwood, not realising that that seemed to be a regularly thing forhim to do when ranting about Essendon drug scandal, head knocks etc etc.
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  4. MC_9

    MC_9 Premiership Player

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    I like Robbo.

    Come at me.
  5. IllBeTheJudge

    IllBeTheJudge Premiership Player

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    I quite like AFL360. Whately and Robbo seem a good pairing.

    What I have found, this year particularly, is Robbo is actually getting more out of players / coaches on the show in explaining what they mean by "lost their structure" or other footballing terms that might be well known within the clubs, but largely unknown to someone like me who hasn't played football at any level for 25 years. So I appreciate that he's getting players / coaches to explain exactly what they mean, rather than simply using club insider jargon.
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  6. MC Extra Dollop

    MC Extra Dollop Brownlow Medallist

    Aug 17, 2006
    That may be correct, but having not watched much 360 at all this year, I'd be inclined to put that down to Alan Richardson v Nathan Buckley, who regarded Robinson pretty clearly with thinly veiled contempt. Richardson always seems pretty comfortable in getting his point of view across.

    And whatever your thoughts are of the Scott brothers, I think it's pretty difficult to argue that Chris isn't a perfect coach for that segment. He's pretty candid and he's certainly happy to provide a lengthy and thoughtful answer to any question, rather than the stonewalling you might get from someone like Buckley or Lyon, if he didn't happen to like the line of questioning.
  7. t_94

    t_94 Club Legend

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    When you think about it, it's actually pretty impressive where he's got to considering his lack of intelligence. Anyone know the story of how he got there ? Isn't he an ex detective?
  8. windyhill

    windyhill Brownlow Medallist

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    Knowing he has an allegiance to Essendon upsets me greatly.
  9. dmc333

    dmc333 Brownlow Medallist

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    I'll just leave this here
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  10. the_big_sav

    the_big_sav Club Legend

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  11. Ryz

    Ryz Moderator

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    Lol, sums him up.
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  12. External Inputs

    External Inputs Team Captain

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    Maybe the players/coaches would have gone on to explain it more expansively, but so much time is wasted every segment with Robbo trying to dominate every conversation and predict anyone's response before they've been given a chance to reply properly. He's a compulsive interrupter and Whatley is often reduced to bystander status unfortunately.
  13. tombomb

    tombomb All Australian

    Sep 8, 2007
    Does this not just perfectly sum up the rancid Football media these days. Its like 50 total lightweights working across entire industry in various formats all hoping they will be the next Mike Sheahan. Problem is all of them have completely out of control egos, most of them arent capable of thinking and writing anything other than group-think, and the vast majority are shamelessly biased towards their own team.

    The high point for me was last year Barrett essentially saying (of the retirement of North's older players) 'It's the right decision, I just dont agree with the decision'.
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  14. Saintly Viewed

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    Aug 10, 2015
    Why does he always look like an unkept bed?
    Looks dirty, grotty, very unappealing.

    Besides that a poor writer, poor interviewer, slurs quite a bit.
    Basically no talent.

    Other than that, he's still not a good bloke
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  15. Mr_Bojangles

    Mr_Bojangles Moderator

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    I just wonder how he got the role he did following someone cleaner like Sheahan.
  16. tombomb

    tombomb All Australian

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  17. FantasticShirt

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  18. BEEG

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    Has it out for Collingwood ever since we put him on a media ban.

    Dead set ******.
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  20. choo

    choo Club Legend

    Sep 9, 2006
    Clinic across the road.
    That is disgusting. Hold can he hold a position like Chief Football Writer. Mike Sheahan must vomit.
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  21. PP34

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    Mike Sheahan was a piece of shit too
  22. tazaa

    tazaa Brownlow Medallist

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    Mike Sheahan is a piece of shit too
  23. Zarrix

    Zarrix Norm Smith Medallist

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    Mark Robinson is like Homer Simpson at the nuclear power plant. Holds an important position despite having no competence in his field of choice.
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  24. BartBart

    BartBart Premiership Player

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    Mar 30, 2008
    Why do footy reporters show such blatant hate (or love) for some teams in their work? Surely they'd try for some semblance of neutrality.
  25. Chuckie357

    Chuckie357 Premiership Player

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    Jun 9, 2015
    Homer got him covered for IQ though
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