Best candidate for the role. Man/Woman/Child/Dog don't care. Think he's pretty good, but he's not strong enough to keep Dermie in line. You gotta cut off the anecdotes before they get started otherwise they'll last 5 minutes. He also fell into the trap of being an expert commentator rather than a play by play commentator. I know he does both on triple M, but it's a bit jarring to listen to. Gotta stick to your chosen lane on the night and let the others do their jobs too.I don't hate him as a play-by-play guy... but I do think those jobs should go to professional broadcasters, particularly female and/or diverse commentators, rather than more jobs for the boys.
50% of the population are female. At least 95% of the AFL commentariat are male.Best candidate for the role. Man/Woman/Child/Dog don't care.
What is the percentage difference between men and women in the history of our country who have played an organised game of Australian Rules football?50% of the population are female. At least 95% of the AFL commentariat are male.
This is absolute shitposting.What is the percentage difference between men and women in the history of our country who have played an organised game of Australian Rules football?
What is the percentage difference men and women in the radio/TV audience?
These numbers shouldn't matter as much as your point shouldn't matter. If i'm seeking commentators for the AFL as a current producer, i'm looking for either the most recognisable or the most talented, or somebody who falls in between. In all honesty, I don't believe they do the best job of it. But they also won't be doing a good job of it if they try and fill a gender quota.
Unfortunately Isa Ghua isn't available.
Also, don't mind Montagna.
From a business standpoint, if you run channel 7 and are putting together a commentary team, are you more likely to contact former big names Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson or somebody the majority of the audience hasn't heard of before? It doesn't matter what you or I think is right or wrong from a diversity standpoint. If somebody is running a business they should be hiring the best person to fit their desired role. Anything less than organic growth looks far too forced.This is absolute shitposting.
The lead caller/s should be professional commentators, not jobs for the boys. They don't have to have played. In fact before Taylor, Christianson and Darcy, I don't remember callers ever being former players, this is a new phenomenon.
The listenership is an even less relevant point. You don't think white men should be subjected to listening to women or Indigenous people?