How does Garry Lyon get to take top billing in On The Couch?

Hairydawg

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This show was always about all the guys - Healy, Roosy, Brownie etc. Then Garry Lyon starts, and over a small amount of time, becomes the poster boy, featuring on the promo shots.

Why? What happens behind the scenes to ensure it’s all about Lyon? Is it him, his management, or the marketing people at Fox?

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Shane Heard

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In the show business world, Garry is what is considered as ‘ the talent’.

He’s a shining star who’s brightness never fades.

He’s the Burt Newton of footy.
 

Lolbert

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He's actually not, he's a bigger football media fraud than Robbo, Ricky Nixon and Damian Barrett combined.
He had the chance to put up or shut up, but he never had the guts to become a coach..... it's ok to rubbish them because "media".
And that’s the problem with them all. All ‘experts’ whose whole game is critiquing every missed kick, handball, tackle or trying to explain why they know better than the panel of professional coaches sitting in box on game day. Dont need him in the commentary box either, let alone 6 washed up footballers thinking people actually like listening to them.
 

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He's the best of the awful talent on that show.

Healy can't stop crapping on about umpires, rules, weird irrelevant details or his fascination with the Perth teams.
Brown can barely string a sentence together. Occasionally gets a good thought but it's ruined by the delivery.
Roos has some good ideas but is so stuck in his ways it's hard to engage him on any topic.

Would actually like to see Lyon host the show with only 2 regular analysts on the couch. It's a small pool to chose from but from Fox's lineup I'd go with David King - for all his faults he at least comes up with some independent thoughts and ideally Dunstall. Rotate a 4th person on for something different
 

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Because people in the industry think he’s a great performer with a proven track record

Hosted the footy show and footy classified for years showing he can mix serious and comedy

Was good on 9 doing special comments and on mmm before head hunted to a different network

Was dubbed a coach in waiting so people respect his game knowledge rightly or wrongly

Fox chased him hard when he left 9 so he’d be on a big wicket so they’re getting the most out of him

Plus on the couch he’s paired with
Healy who’s going senile
Brown who’s dumb as dog ****
Paul Roos the personality of a rock

Who else do they promote?

Lastly sleeping with your mates ex wife doesn’t make you bad at your job
 

Frank Gallagher

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He's actually not, he's a bigger football media fraud than Robbo, Ricky Nixon and Damian Barrett combined.
He had the chance to put up or shut up, but he never had the guts to become a coach..... it's ok to rubbish them because "media".
What does him not wanting to coach have anything to do with it? He's the host of the show and as a host he's pretty good IMO.
 

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Brer Bear

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Why doesn't he host Sunday footy show? Would be better than that Tony Jones
 

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Healy can't stop crapping on about umpires, rules, weird irrelevant details or his fascination with the Perth teams.
It's nice to have a Victorian commentator who actually acknowledges and is fairly knowledgeable on us and the Eagles.
Unlike AFL 360 where we have to listen to how crap Carlton is for 20 minutes a night.
 

Benji85

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He's the best of the awful talent on that show.

Healy can't stop crapping on about umpires, rules, weird irrelevant details or his fascination with the Perth teams.
Brown can barely string a sentence together. Occasionally gets a good thought but it's ruined by the delivery.
Roos has some good ideas but is so stuck in his ways it's hard to engage him on any topic.

Would actually like to see Lyon host the show with only 2 regular analysts on the couch. It's a small pool to chose from but from Fox's lineup I'd go with David King - for all his faults he at least comes up with some independent thoughts and ideally Dunstall. Rotate a 4th person on for something different
Honestly if it wasn't for Healy West Coast and Freo wouldn't get mentioned at all, across pretty much any AFL affiliated show. A few years ago Footy Classified dedicated something like 4 minutes in 20 odd hours of one entire season to the Eagles, I know they are different shows but **** I'm glad someone is carrying some sort of flag for us on TV, even if most of it is trivial and lacking proper analysis compared to most of the Victorian teams
 

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A lot of footy discussion is trivial but this is trivial even by footy standards.
 
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