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It's very jarring after being used to having no ads during play
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I understand why, Seven pay an absolute fortune so want maximum return but its quite annoying.

Fox Footy's coverage surpasses Seven's on every level, commentators other than Russell are generally good and fit for purpose, the use of graphics is crisp and relevant, no ads obviously and they also don't abuse stupid camera angles like Seven does.
 

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I cannot stand Anthony Husdom yelling all the way through the game.David Scharwtz does it as well.I also cannot stand idiot commentators going on about umpiring decisions they think are wrong but their not Finally the out of control corporate adverting in AFL is out of control.We are the biggest attended sport in the world yet we need corporate money to put sponsers logos everywhere. During a game, there is multiple adds on everthing.The players,umpres,football.goalposts,ground, fence, stands even the ticket to get in
 

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I cannot stand Anthony Husdom yelling all the way through the game.
Hudson has always been vastly overrated as a commentator. As you say, the way he shouts his way through a game is very annoying. His penchant for talking too much and his cheesy, rehearsed one-liners are other things that grate about him.

I've never really got it with him, yet he seems almost universally liked, so maybe it's just me (and you).
 

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I cannot stand Anthony Husdom yelling all the way through the game.David Scharwtz does it as well.I also cannot stand idiot commentators going on about umpiring decisions they think are wrong but their not Finally the out of control corporate adverting in AFL is out of control.We are the biggest attended sport in the world yet we need corporate money to put sponsers logos everywhere. During a game, there is multiple adds on everthing.The players,umpres,football.goalposts,ground, fence, stands even the ticket to get in
In what way? I don't think that's true by any parameter.
 

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Per capita. NFL has average crowds about twice AFL size, but 10 times the population. Bundesliga and EPL are a little higher than AFL with triple the population.
Is that still the case after the Gold Coast and GWS joined the comp? I imagine that's lowered the average by quite a bit.
 

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Is that still the case after the Gold Coast and GWS joined the comp? I imagine that's lowered the average by quite a bit.
The point is AFL doesn't need saturation advertising to survive. Every kid that likes Afl is already branded with Tab ,Telstra ect.You probably dont know any different as you've grown up with it.Have a look at an Afl jumper ,there is 6 different brand names on it.Do you not mind the football is hardly red anymore as its plastered wth adds.
 

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7 can have as many ads provided none are sports betting.
New Chairman of the AFL seems to agree! ... and the good West Australian country boy won't be moving to Melbourne!

...“I was in Melbourne the other Saturday and I was staggered how many Victorians said to me, ‘So you’ll be moving to Melbourne?’ What, because I’m the chairman of the AFL? It’s a national competition!” he says incredulously.

...He’s decidedly uncomfortable about the sport’s “close proximity” to the gambling industry. While live betting is now a thing of the past, the omnipresent nature of the gambling industry concerns him. ...

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wes...s/news-story/0382a4a3e38e91e21857e3b3acb575ee
 

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Pity he didn't see the betting agency ads flogged continually on tv as the first priority.....they concern me far more than the pokies each club may have.
 

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Pity he didn't see the betting agency ads flogged continually on tv as the first priority.....they concern me far more than the pokies each club may have.
Agree.

Half the 18 year old guys I know signed up with a betting agency the minute they turned 18. Easy, download the app, prove your age with driver licence and you have an online betting account and instant betting any time of day or night. Most of these guys are footy players and its exciting with the number of different bets you have available.

Betting adds on TV is not just a footy problem, but govt need to step in I think.
 

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I don't see an issue with Nick being there.......it was always going to happen, so might as well be with Fox Footy.

..and he is going to be with the best....e.g JBrown!:p

Seriously though, I think he'll do a really good job in the media, will be as professional as he was a player..
 
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Hudson has always been vastly overrated as a commentator. As you say, the way he shouts his way through a game is very annoying. His penchant for talking too much and his cheesy, rehearsed one-liners are other things that grate about him.

I've never really got it with him, yet he seems almost universally liked, so maybe it's just me (and you).
I concur.
 

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Best thing Hamish McLaughlin has ever done was the pre-match to this year's GF where is spoke about the trails and tribulations of players from both sides set to the Interstellar soundtrack. Genuinely fantastic television.

His commentary though is really poor.
 
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