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RohanConnolly

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Hi BigFooty folk,

Our finals preview edition is up and it's a bumper (and long) show! We talk Taylor Walker and Crows’ captaincy plus a raft of trade speculation. “Media Watch” discusses the latest addition to the game’s expanding archive of quality documentaries, plus cracking the statistical code. There’s full previews of all four finals, and a new competition to have a crack at. Hope you like it.

Cheers,
Rohan

 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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And well done Roco for asking the obvious question at Scott's presser. Honestly, one of the dumbest, most arrogant decisions I've ever seen. I hope you go full rant.
 

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And well done Roco for asking the obvious question at Scott's presser. Honestly, one of the dumbest, most arrogant decisions I've ever seen. I hope you go full rant.
Connolly was at the post-match presser? I'm sure he said recently he hadn't been to one in years.
 

RohanConnolly

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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 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!
 

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Connolly was at the post-match presser? I'm sure he said recently he hadn't been to one in years.
Hey Wagstaff,

Not sure I said years, but if I did, was taking a bit of licence! ;) I always went when I was with The Age and sometimes while doing boundary for SEN or 3AW, but till tonight I hadn't been to one for probably 12mths or so. Didn't really have to be there tonight, but had finished off my match report and knew I'd be waiting forever for car park to clear anyway, so thought might as well. Also, hadn't stolen a bottle of Gatorade off the table for a while, either, so someone had to!
 

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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!
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.

I realise you probably aren't making much cash at the moment at Footyology, but better days surely will come. You've got a winning format and you must already have seen audience growth this year. Good times just around the bend, I reckon.

I'm leaving Australia permanently in about a month, and I can honestly say that walking to work from St Kilda to the city while listening to Footyology and other good podcasts will be a lasting happy memory. Really looking forward to your analysis on Sunday, and am hoping to hear your thoughts on the Chris Scott issue. I think it's fair to say that the majority of the fan base have had enough with the painfully slow defensive game plan. Also look forward to your take on what on earth was he thinking in relation to Rhys Stanley. Stuff up? Arrogance? Or a good idea that went wrong? That pre-match interview where he joked about the weather certainly got up the noses of many.

It would make my day to run across you and Finey at Andrew's Hamburgers before I leave. Here's hoping you can organise another get-together for your listeners at that esteemed institution before October 14!
 

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RohanConnolly

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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!"

 

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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!"

Hopefully not Dan Butler! Fun fact, Dan Butlers form slump has coincided with his move from 40 to 7.
 

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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.
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).

I don't agree that SBS's analysis did anything to alienate viewers - it arguably did the opposite and attracted vast audiences on a network that was otherwise ignored or inaccessible. People who hate soccer and call it boring will always do that - the game just isn't for them (fair enough).
 

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Hi guys,

Sad week for all us footy fans. The week two finals preview episode is up online now. We talk about Danny Frawley's death, not just the news and his legacy, but (on RUOK Day) media reporting of mental health issues in general. It's a serious and at times uncomfortable discussion, but hopefully of some value. There's some trade news as well, extensive previews of two big semi-finals, and some terrific entries for our latest competition.

Cheers,
Rohan

 

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