- Dec 21, 2005
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
That was my favorite episode of the year. Great detail.
Hey Alcoa,Great episode guys. You've hit your straps. I was surprised the other day to find out that someone I know who dresses like Jim Kerr C 1982 and studies Latin in his spare time (a true original) is as big a fan as I am. That's broad spectrum appeal. Keep going with the digressions -- the ruminations about 'On the Buses' and the like add a lot of charm, and actually add to the footy analysis. The game has changed radically, just like society, and I love the way you explore the linkages. No one else does that.
Actually, what a year it has been. Highlights: 1) Finey's attempt at rap. Where in this day and age do you hear anything like that? In the finest traditions of Australian auto-piss-taking. More, you bald beast. 2) The Roco rants. Always authentic, well-structured and funny. The wounded note that occasionally creeps in has me in stitches. 3) Damn you for this, but the Andrew's Hamburgers promos. I've just sent my son off to Albert Park from Balaclava in the rain because of you lot. 4) The smarts. In the end, I keep coming back for the analysis and the love of the game. You can't fake that.
Thanks for all the hard work this year. It means a lot to many. Some of the best radio going around.
Hey Wagstaff,Connolly was at the post-match presser? I'm sure he said recently he hadn't been to one in years.
Hi Roco, yes, that's Captain Courageous. One of those really classy Western Australian players who decided (or didn't get the opportunity) to travel East. The Cats could have benefited from someone like him last night.Hey Alcoa,
That's Les Fong in your avatar, right? Anyway, just wanted to say thanks so much for those kind words, really do appreciate it. Without crying poor, we really don't make much (you'd be surprised how little!) out of doing this, and it does involve a bit of work, so just knowing that people are genuinely enjoying it is a payoff in itself. That goes for everyone who takes the time to write stuff on this thread btw, I consider all you guys our barometer of sorts, so thank you all!
Hopefully not Dan Butler! Fun fact, Dan Butlers form slump has coincided with his move from 40 to 7.Hi guys,
The week one finals review episode is UP! We wrap up all the qualifying and elimination finals in detail in Wrap-A-Round, there's the highs and lows in Hot Or Not, and a couple of slightly unhinged rants. We also issue a public apology to those connected with '70s English sitcom "On The Buses". It’s the Footyology podcast – "I'll get you Butler!"
I sort of know where Finey was coming from re On The Couch, because AFL stats analysis is far too jargonistic – but he picked the wrong target in Les Murray. Murray was very much all about social context and culture - the analysis was led by the former pros, especially Johnny Warren (a terrific explainer) and then Craig Foster (granted, a much more technical analyst).Thought the discussion on On The Couch was very interesting as the alienating way they use stats was probably why I disliked it when I watched it a few weeks ago.
Fine's comments on SBS soccer coverage in the Les Murray era was pretty interesting.
Re: the actor on On The Buses whose life ended tragically, I think they were referring to the wrong one as it was the actor who played Stan's friend Jack (Bob Grant) whose life was a dismal and sad one after the show ended.
Agree, great episode and excellent discussion on mental health. RohanConnollyWhat an insightful, mature and open discussion re Spud and mental health. Amongst the over-produced, sanitised crap that most of the AFL media has become it's refreshing to hear two people who are capable of having real conversations.