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BuddysBiggestFan

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Since when did this show become the women's sport version of Offsiders?

Today they spent the majority of the show talking about women's soccer, women's cricket, some female jockey and the women's AFL and then in the last few minutes had a quick discussion about the men's AFL and NRL.

They should seriously have two versions of Offsiders, one for women's sport and one for men's sport as the show has become a joke with how much women's sport they shoehorn into the show these days just to appear to be woke and politically correct.
This is why I’ve stopped watching
 

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Depends on the guests for me. Peter Lalor and Gideon Haigh are always must watches. Simon Hill is giving it more gravitas as well. Katherine Murphy is measured and knows her sh*t.

Roy Masters and Caro can get in the bin. Ditto that SMH writer who is in complete denial about the fact that her sport Rugby Union is dying. The excitable ex netballer glamazon is also grating.
 
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Agree that Peter Lalor and Gideon Haigh are pretty good when they are talking cricket and Simon Hill is good with soccer talk but Catherine Murphy is pretty hopeless with her knowledge of sport, not sure why the ABC thought hiring a woman from Ireland to talk about Australian sport was a good idea.

Paul Kennedy and Tony Armstrong are much better when it comes to the regular ABC sports presenters but I guess that makes me sexist.
 

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Yeah, nah.

It was weird having her on the panel and having a discussion about whether fandom matters with sporting club boards, but then not using the opportunity to ask her what her motivation was.

I guess that's Offsiders in a nutshell these days - just keeping up appearances.
 

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BRIDIE O'DONNELL
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Yeah, nah.

It was weird having her on the panel and having a discussion about whether fandom matters with sporting club boards, but then not using the opportunity to ask her what her motivation was.

I guess that's Offsiders in a nutshell these days - just keeping up appearances.

I just assumed she was some mate of the host too. It did seem a bit weird having her on.
 

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First 17 1/2 mins of the episode today was primarily about Covid aspect of Tokyo (should it have gone ahead? no crowds) and the Coates-Premier exchange.

:poo:

Really poor form when the Olympics is already underway and we just secured the 2032 games. Sooooo much to talk about, just really poor agenda item selection today, just not in the right spirit.
 

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Well I thought it was one of the better ones, so there you go, each to their own I guess. I found the whole Coates saga fascinating. Surely even his supporters could see how (at best) clumsy the exchange was, and how someone in that sort of position should be much more aware of what they're doing.
 

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Something tells me Kim Crow wasn’t much interested in the hoopla or hijinks aspect of the Olympic Games experience :sweatsmile:

I did enjoy hearing some genuine disagreement and a range of viewpoints regarding Coates/Palasczuk.
 

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Very surprised that they are still giving the Melbourne Cup oxygen with the reactionary way they cover things on the program. Thought they'd be team 'Nup to the Cup'. Katherine Murphy is posh Irish so of course she still flies the flag for that (and rugby).
 

Minka Beaver

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Very surprised that they are still giving the Melbourne Cup oxygen with the reactionary way they cover things on the program. Thought they'd be team 'Nup to the Cup'. Katherine Murphy is posh Irish so of course she still flies the flag for that (and rugby).

I've become a very selective watcher so I didn't see the Cup episode. Did she do her usual shtick and just reel off a bunch of stats? Good reporter and presenter, but I've never felt that Offsiders is her strongest work.
 

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Very surprised that they are still giving the Melbourne Cup oxygen with the reactionary way they cover things on the program.
That is surprising; normally they offer something along the lines of "its the troika of evil!! - gambling, cruelty to animals and alcohol abuse!!" :rolleyes:
 

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A great love-in for Tim Paine this morning.

The story and its coverage has more holes than Swiss cheese but instead we got the ‘go easy on him’ angle. Fine, but let’s not pretend the panel’s attitude would be the same if it were someone more controversial.
 

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