TV On the Couch 2018

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1989

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Too much focus on the nuts and bolts of footy, with analysis pretty much exclusively from ex-players.

Has degenerated from what it started as (basically, Talking Footy with Bruce, Mike and Mal in the mid-90s, then Gerard, Mike and Wallsy, etc).

Needs those Sheahan and Wallsy types and should focus a bit more on wider footy issues, rather than strategy, deep analysis of each game, etc. It was never the show for that.
 

Babylove

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Anyone notice that all the previews for this show are just the panelists bagging out the game, teams and individuals. I can’t recall the last time we had a preview where any of them said anything positive.
 

Babylove

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Might not be perfect but it still s**ts all over 360 which is bordering on unwatchable these days.
Which is sad because the simple fix for 360 would be to get rid of Robbo. Whenever they have had someone filling in for Robbo the quality of the show grows exponentially.
 

reubski23

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Garry is a good host - James is a good host.

I watch OTC and think s**t this show would be significantly better with him as host same as 7’s pre-game on Saturday could b a good show with James hosting same as when he hosted Talking Footy. The networks could make their shows better but a weird sense familiarity maybe loyalty is stopping them
 

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citizen-erased

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i enjoy the monday 360/OTC combo
Though 360 would be better without the coaches spot...or get better coaches, McCartney and Caracella as assistants would be good

Im surprised how much more content OTC can get through in the same time, but the analysis and commentary is pretty dry and thin.
Roosy is not an ideal panelist (couchist?). May have been around the block, but he offers very little in the way of well thought out and constructed insight.
OTC w/ Russell, Lyon & Robbo would be good
360 with Ed & Whately
 

00Stinger

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i enjoy the monday 360/OTC combo
Though 360 would be better without the coaches spot...or get better coaches, McCartney and Caracella as assistants would be good

Im surprised how much more content OTC can get through in the same time, but the analysis and commentary is pretty dry and thin.
Roosy is not an ideal panelist (couchist?). May have been around the block, but he offers very little in the way of well thought out and constructed insight.
OTC w/ Russell, Lyon & Robbo would be good
360 with Ed & Whately
Russell and Robbo to replace Brown and Roos?

Wow. could you have picking a worse combo?
 

citizen-erased

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Gerard just said a team hasn’t conceded 23 goals in a row since the 18th century. I’ve often wondered what footy was like in the 1700s.
Clearly not defensive
Perhaps the afl should have the look of.the game committee take a gander.
Might distract them for long enough to not screw up the 2019 season
 

Arbuckle

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This show would be more worthwhile, and possibly remotely interesting, if they devoted even a fraction of the time they spend discussing Melbourne every single week to the other 17 teams.

It might as well be renamed Demons TV.
 

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