Leigh Mathews is past it as a commentator

Macca81

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Barely 5 minutes into the Melbourne vs Carlton game at the G and Mathews is already coming out with some bizarre comments. Provides no analytical commentary and just says what any aussie sitting in the lounge room could. If it was just that i could tolerate him but the 65yo just criticizes everything. Typical old man brain where we criticizes something and then says "but thats modern footy for ya".

Just stfu Leigh and retire.
 

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AM

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Reckon Lethal has just about reached his use by date as a commentator and agree that Maxwell is on-the-ball. From a consumers perspective it's disappointing that Maxwell's role at GWS precludes him from doing more in the media.
 

Adelaide Hawk

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Barely 5 minutes into the Melbourne vs Carlton game at the G and Mathews is already coming out with some bizarre comments. Provides no analytical commentary and just says what any aussie sitting in the lounge room could. If it was just that i could tolerate him but the 65yo just criticizes everything. Typical old man brain where we criticizes something and then says "but thats modern footy for ya".

Just stfu Leigh and retire.
....... because nobody over the age of 35 should be entitled to an opinion, right?
 

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Agree. Was a good commentator in his first few years post-Lions (as he was in 1996-98 period) but in last 3-4 years seems to have gone onto autopilot and is just going through the motions. That's probably the main reason Ch 7 got rid of him from Friday nights.


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