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Channel 7 have announced that their Monday Night footy show “Talking Footy” will not be returning in 2021.

The show was one of many sacrifices in 2020 as the global pandemic took over and the AFL headed into hubs for the season.

Channel 7 opted to remove both Talking Footy and Sunday morning program “Game Day” from its scheduling in 2020, with the former now ruled out of a return for this year.

Managing Director Lewis Martin confirmed the decision on SEN Breakfast this morning, but hinted the network had further plans in store for viewers.


“No (it won’t be back this year), but stand by for a couple of announcements because we’re certainly building into a pretty substantial footy magazine offering across the coverage, but not Talking Footy coming back, no,” Martin said.
 

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Jeez they axed Gameday too? Crazy
That was no big loss, they spent more time on there talking about player's private lives than the football and Hame was insufferable as the host.

I do miss Talking Footy though, it was a good wrap up of the footy on a Monday night.
 

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That was no big loss, they spent more time on there talking about player's private lives than the football and Hame was insufferable as the host.

I do miss Talking Footy though, it was a good wrap up of the footy on a Monday night.
I guess, just growing up it felt like that was the main footy show on Sundays, was always there. Shithouse show compared to the SFS though.
 

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If Channel 7 had a Sunday Doubleheader like they used to back in the day, then a 60 minute/90 minute pre-game type show like Gameday would have worked well.
7 never had a Sunday double header since 2007 unless you count the AFLW. Ch9 used to do the Sunday double header 2002-2006.
 

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It's nuts that the Front Bar is only footy related show on the FTA network that actually broadcasts the game.
And they don't even do the Footy Marathon pre-GF as well. Just reflects change in mindset of the network from the pre-2002 era.

Back in the 1990s, it was clear the network would take great pride in being the footy network and would fill their schedule with footy-based shows, season retrospectives and even an occasional doco.

Since 2007, thats all clearly gone. It's just another product the equivalent of whatever reality show that is dominating their schedule.

Not all of the 90s stuff was great, but it's a shame it no longer exists.
 

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7 never had a Sunday double header since 2007 unless you count the AFLW. Ch9 used to do the Sunday double header 2002-2006.
C10’s Saturday coverage was similar. Delayed arvo game, news, Before The Game, live night game followed by wrap up with Blight and Christian. Was really well done.


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And they don't even do the Footy Marathon pre-GF as well. Just reflects change in mindset of the network from the pre-2002 era.

Back in the 1990s, it was clear the network would take great pride in being the footy network and would fill their schedule with footy-based shows, season retrospectives and even an occasional doco.

Since 2007, thats all clearly gone. It's just another product the equivalent of whatever reality show that is dominating their schedule.

Not all of the 90s stuff was great, but it's a shame it no longer exists.
So true, the marathons and That Was The Season That Was retrospectives were great to watch growing up.


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C10’s Saturday coverage was similar. Delayed arvo game, news, Before The Game, live night game followed by wrap up with Blight and Christian. Was really well done.


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From a coverage POV, that 2002-2006 period with 9/10 was purely the best the game has ever had. The fox coverage is great don't get me wrong, but in terms of FTA exposure it's obviously no match.

I'm pretty sure the Ch10 Saturday 2pm game was live because it led into the news at 5pm, could be wrong though, don't have any old tv guides on me.
 

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C10’s Saturday coverage was similar. Delayed arvo game, news, Before The Game, live night game followed by wrap up with Blight and Christian. Was really well done.


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Yep. We get full live games now I guess, but 7's coverage (moreso the peripheral stuff and packaging) by far the worst when you think about it.
 

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From a coverage POV, that 2002-2006 period with 9/10 was purely the best the game has ever had. The fox coverage is great don't get me wrong, but in terms of FTA exposure it's obviously no match.

I'm pretty sure the Ch10 Saturday 2pm game was live because it led into the news at 5pm, could be wrong though, don't have any old tv guides on me.
It could well have been live, at any rate I totally agree the coverage was at its peak on those days. The 9/10 joint venture was ace.


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