Footy has a Mark Robinson problem

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

Put it out there
  1. deathevocation

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    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

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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.
     
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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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    I like Robbo.

    Come at me.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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?
     
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    Knowing he has an allegiance to Essendon upsets me greatly.
     
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    I'll just leave this here

    http://globalnews.ca/news/3463547/journalists-brains-function-below-average-study/
     
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    Lol, sums him up.
     
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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.
     
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    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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    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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    I just wonder how he got the role he did following someone cleaner like Sheahan.
     
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