Gerard Whateley - Best in the business?

Who is the leading journalist in footy circles?


  • Total voters
    132

(Log in to remove this ad.)

DirtyMuso

Senior List
May 30, 2013
160
89
AFL Club
Carlton
Gerard is by far and away the best footy journo there is. The qualities listed are all spot on. Loved his work on 360 lastnight, and every other night for that matter. Plus his commentary on ABC Grandstand is fantastic, best in the business IMO.
 

Walter H White

Team Captain
Nov 22, 2014
364
523
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Liverpool
I also agree with all of your points completely. I might be biased because Gerard is a Geelong fan like me but he never seems to show any bias at all, great restraint and professionalism.
 

Mr Meeseeks

Premium Gold
Sep 15, 2007
12,945
9,103
AFL Club
Hawthorn
I agree Gerard is very good, one of the best, but what is with the poll options?!

Gerard, a retiree, a gag option, two bin rakers and an drunken idiot.

Its Gerard vs 'Other' for me.
 

Bishop

Club Legend
May 12, 2015
2,450
3,976
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Gerard is awesome, wouldn't even put the others in the same category of him. Does the hard hitting interviews and is well respected by all.
 

Bluelegs

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2012
20,468
33,092
Robbo's sleeve
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Axiom, Greenbay Packers
He believes Hird should have been expecting to answer a string of confronting questions from fellow co-host Gerard Whateley that captured the attention of the football public.

“You can’t go on for a twenty-minute interview and not expect to have some unsettling questions, it was a pretty solid chat,” said Robinson on SEN radio.

“Normally it’s good cop, bad cop and I’m the bad cop.

“I thought Hird handled himself pretty well on his feet, people told me it was really tense but sitting there I didn’t think it was.”
http://www.sen.com.au/news/05-15/robbo-talks-hird-on-360-pickers-irrelevant-tigers

That's a little insulting to Gerard.
 

Sweet Jesus

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 20, 2014
12,341
9,305
Hong Kong
AFL Club
West Coast
Gerard is by far and away the best footy journo there is.
I think what distinguishes Whateley from the rest is that he's a journalist first and a football journalist second.

He brings the same rigour and attention to detail to covering sport that you'd expect from a journalist covering hard news. There aren't too many for whom that is true.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Whiskers

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 16, 2006
5,601
4,037
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
Poll needs fixing to Is Gerard the best journo?
Yes
No
The other options you've given aren't really options.
 

daniel anderson

Senior List
Jan 27, 2015
195
29
AFL Club
Sydney
i think that Gerard is the best play by play guy on radio or tv and so is Adam White and they are both on abc.(you could also add Tim Lane Tony Leonard and Bruce Eva on 3AW but...)
 

Sprout

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 6, 2010
12,254
17,314
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
MCFC, The Exers
Poll options are a joke. May as well have added Humpty Dumpty as an option. Sheahan is retired ffs.

Martin Flanagan is the best football writer going around. Whateley is one of the better ones. Earned points for his grilling of Hird, which was better late than never.
 

Bishop

Club Legend
May 12, 2015
2,450
3,976
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
The big fella has been lined up to go 1 on 1 with Mick Malthouse tomorrow night at 8.30pm on Fox Footy! Wonder how much $$$ Mick is getting
 

tugga

Moderator
May 9, 2006
30,044
43,737
Yid army
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Tottenham,Red Sox,San Antonio Spurs
Looking forward to gerard's interview with Malthouse tonight. You just know he will ask all the right questions.
 

Beetlebum

Premiership Player
Jul 13, 2011
4,780
2,656
Formerly Row UU Block 113.
AFL Club
Fremantle
Love Gerard - for a weedy, nerdy looking bloke who appears to have never played a game in his life, he is well-researched and eminently unbiased.
I don't know about him being unbiased, he doesn't actively barrack for Geelong but if he doesn't like a player, coach or a team he can be just as vindictive as any of the flogs he works with. He's just more eloquent than most.

By and large I agree though, he's one of the few men in football that don't make me want to burst my eardrums listening to them talk about the game.
 

ozgamer

Premiership Player
Aug 7, 2009
4,355
2,586
Perth
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Minnesota Vikings
Not really a contest for Gerard unless Other is the name of some ghostwriter at the The Roar.
 

Jcpdragonx

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 19, 2010
11,011
11,148
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Lakers, Chiefs
his game knowledge is meh. said buckley was coach of the year. probably the worst call ive ever heard on fox footy.
 
Top Bottom