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Moggy

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2012
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Geelong
I don’t like Brown or Lyon on the show.
Reckon Brown is there to bring the “passion”. He certainly doesn’t bring insight in any other areas. Not sure passion is what the show is about.

Lyon is all opinion and no arguments.

Harley, Roos and Dunstall would be a better group IMO

Brown vs Lyon “banter” is a deplorable waste of screen time in what is generally a high quality show.
 

Tugga27

Club Legend
Jun 19, 2017
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2,534
AFL Club
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Not a single mention of either the WA teams this week. Pretty sure every other team got a mention.
Just watched it and pretty sure a few other teams/games weren't mentioned as well.
Can't recall the Collingwood/Bulldogs game or the Melbourne/Sydney game.

It only goes for 50 odd minutes and it was an ordinary game.
 

Sharks On A Plane

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 12, 2006
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12,807
Y6le
AFL Club
Carlton
Hasn't this show turned into absolute s**t?

So lazy now, all four of them clearly just rocking up for an easy pay packet. All these stupid little segments that they can breeze through without a second thought, the topics for which have probably been picked out for them by the producers/work experience kids.

Embarrassing stuff.
 

Thomas2

Premium Gold
Jul 27, 2015
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8,733
South West
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West Coast
Still my favourite show by a fair margin but the rubbish where Lyon tries to needle Brown every segment has to stop.

One of them has to be swapped, probably Brown even though his ability to articulate opinions at times gets underrated due to his delivery. Wouldn’t mind Dunstall back.
 

wagstaff

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 28, 2001
5,010
2,827
The Sea of Holes
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Melbourne Stars, Arsenal
Hasn't this show turned into absolute s**t?

So lazy now, all four of them clearly just rocking up for an easy pay packet. All these stupid little segments that they can breeze through without a second thought, the topics for which have probably been picked out for them by the producers/work experience kids.

Embarrassing stuff.
Haven't watched it much in recent years but saw a bit of it tonight and was surprised how bad it was.

A discussion on Essendon's woes just seemed to go around in circles without anyone saying anything. A similar issue came up when discussing why WC & Rich had such poor contested ball stats and yet were top 4. Also Healy seemed to be struggling with some of the technical aspects of hosting the show.

If nothing else could do with one less panel member.

Edit: the lack of discussion on this thread this year a sign of how irrelevant this show has become.
 

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citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
16,500
12,037
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan
Format of the show is good, but the cast isn't ideal

Dunstall is a better presenter when he's not buffooning around on Bounce.
I'd replace Healy with him

And Lyon is pretty good

I've enjoyed Goddard on that podcast with Clark, Dixon and Carey. He'd be a good one for recent player insights into the game.

Dunstall + Lyon + Goddard and a guest each week if they need 4.
 

peternorth

Moderator
May 6, 2005
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Richmond
I thought they tried to get lyon to commit to an opinion on a player last night (rioli?). oh yeah, they thought he said willie rioli will be the best of the lot.
 

peternorth

Moderator
May 6, 2005
87,550
43,299
AFL Club
Richmond
When Roos 'analyses' a play, which is essentially him just telling you what he is seeing on the tv - 'this guy goes over there, that guy drops back ... he moves over there ... ', I am constantly reminded of the scene from Wayne's World where Garth is imagining himself in a dentist chair being forced to watch Kenny G.
It's amazing how the experts can predict what's going to happen in vision of a play that's already happened.
 

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