FoxFooty coverage 2018

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  1. Adz

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    What did we make of last nights?

    Not sure I’m a fan of Roo and Sarah, well the less screen time the better.
     

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  2. brucetiki

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    The new score bugs are out for the AFL - following the NRL and Super Rugby's changeover in recent weeks.

    Think I actually prefer the old score bugs. The old one looked cleaner. Having said that, it doesn't look as messy as the rugby ones.
     
  3. GreekLunatic

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    So is Erin Phillips a boundary rider this year
     
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    Reckon it will be only for a couple of weeks before she returns to Dallas.
     
  5. 010203

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    I'd like to see Neroli Meadows host their pre game coverage on a Friday night at some point. I prefer her to Sarah Jones. There are new score graphics too for their live games.
     
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    Pretty sure Sarah Jones was Fox Footy's Thursday night football host yet Eddie McGuire hosted their Adelaide vs Richmond coverage. Did Ed pull rank or something?
     
  7. 5ammy

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    They must have swapped, Sarah did today’s coverage instead. Hope she continues to do Friday games, the more of her on my screen the better
     
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    Enjoyed Gary Lyon's special comments in the couple of games I've heard him do this year. Unlike Alistair Lynch and ex-employee Tony Shaw who provide the same boring generic comments year after year, he seems really engaged in treating each game on its own merits and providing specific analysis on it.

    As it currently stands, along with Jason Dunstall would be my favourite Fox Footy special comments person atm (Dermott not too far behind).
     
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    Are they contractually prevented from showing replays of dubious umpiring decisions, or is that just for Eagles home games? It was completely ridiculous yesterday.
     
  10. Adz

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    Sarah Jones. Kinda pointless.
     
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  11. 5ammy

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    How do you mean?
     

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  12. Adz

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    She reads off a script and offers nothing other than what she’s told.
     
  13. 5ammy

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    She's just the host, isn't that her main role? The panel members with footy experience dissect / discuss the footy. Nice combo I think.
     
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  14. enzso

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    Yes, that's what a host does.
     
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  15. mr bagcroft

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    Rather look at Sarah than Eddie !!
     
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    Don’t watch AFL much anymore but Christ Sarah Jones shits all over Eddie as a host on Foxtel.

    Keeps the bogan “banter” thing under control pretty well, doesn’t allow Brereton to get out of control with his encouragement of belting blokes or stories about when he hit someone behind play with that fake giggle and all the old cliches n crap like caaarrrllton that no1 under the age of 30 gets.
     
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  17. Trucker Tiger

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    Time to put Sandy Roberts out to pasture. Actually thought Eddie might mercy kill him half-way through the Tigers-Saints game, given how often the old-timer was getting players' names wrong.
     
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    Somebody rang up 3AW's Sportsday last night saying the same thing; Dwayne predictably covered for him but will be interesting to see how long Sandy is maintained if this is a common issue.
     
  19. Private Hudson

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    I like Sandy Roberts but he struggles big time nowadays. Their was a chain of play in that game where he got 5 players names in a row incorrect and this wasn’t in a rolling maul. This was open end to end play.
     
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  20. TheGreatBarryB

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    So everyone else may have already discovered this but if you record a footy game on Fox on non-HD channel you can watch on replay at x2 speed and watch game clearly in half the time. Doesn’t jump like it does it when recording on HD.

    Very very interesting
     
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