The downfall of Fox Footy.

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peternorth

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No GF marathon. What are they showing? Replays of the parade and Best on Ground. :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

We crap on Ch7 but at least they are showing footy in the early hours of the morning. Replay of Geelong-Collingwood GF from 2011, and last weeks Geelong-Brisbane PF. Get the feeling they wanted a Geelong-Collingwood GF, or at the very least are pro-Geelong?

Should show 2020 GF.
 

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I don’t understand why Fox Footy refused to use local commentators all year (besides Papalia and Pavlich usually being boundary rider), yet we come to the not as popular (I love it, but it isn’t as popular) AFLW, and now we get commentators at the ground in Perth.

Do they really think the football public is craving the same blokes multiple times a eek?
 

Section226

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Watching the Parade and having worked in the media for a couple of decades reminds me of the rule, "Never work with children or animals".

Shoving a mic in front of a kid rarely works and makes you look a git.

And Brad "how do you feel" Johnson should be banned from interviewing.
 

Mr Ripper

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FF programming department absolutely knocking it out the park in the Grand Final eve and traditional Footy Marathon timeslots.

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Section226

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FF programming department absolutely knocking it out the park in the Grand Final eve and traditional Footy Marathon timeslots.
The epitome of laziness.

Everything is now digital so going through the library and scheduling any program / game would be as easy as a Google search.

Can't understand Fox's modus operandi.

More eyes watching throughout the day with better programming = justification for higher ad revenue.
 

Dogs Rule

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Expected some sort of GF Marathon on Fox then looked at the guide and reminded myself this is 2022 Fox not 2002-06 Fox. The Fox that thinks Best on Ground and Bounce are actually worthy of one replay and another one and then another.

As for 7, p*** poor effort again. You've got 60 odd years of your own archives, hell, I would've even watched the 77 or 84 GFs for the millionth time, but no, don't go to any effort.

We're treated so shabbily when it comes to sports broadcasting in this country, it's actually going backwards.
 
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JohnZ

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I don’t understand why Fox Footy refused to use local commentators all year (besides Papalia and Pavlich usually being boundary rider), yet we come to the not as popular (I love it, but it isn’t as popular) AFLW, and now we get commentators at the ground in Perth.

Do they really think the football public is craving the same blokes multiple times a eek?
The current crop of contracts (back in 2016) these guys were signed on were written pre-covid when everyone was based in Melbourne and the status-quo was fly in fly out for games. There was no guarantee that a fox game would be played in any state except VIC on any given weekend.

From 2025, fox will do all 9 games, so they can sign people on for 22 WA games, 22 SA games etc (just as SEN, Triple M, ABC do for radio). No more need for FIFO. Hopefully will lead to a bit of a clear out and restructure of who they use.

Ch7 will keep doing FIFO, because covering 3 games a week (with at least 2 of them probably being in VIC) makes them more flexible.
 

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BEST ON GROUND!
Best ooon ground!
BEST ON GROUND!
Best ooon ground!
BEST ON GROUND!
Best ooon ground!
BEST ON GROUND!
Best ooon ground!
BEST ON GROUND!
Best ooon ground!
BEST ON GROUND!
Best ooon ground!

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Very very poor show. Agree. Straddles bn trying to be serious and trying to be light hearted and does neither very well.
 

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Since when is Fox filled with ads?

What the * is the point of paying for Pay TV only to be served up ads

* off Fox
 

Mentallo

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I switched on FoxFooty and I was hooked!!!

Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat.
Eat sleep FoxFooty repeat......
 

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They just aired episode 1 of AFL Trading Day live at 5pm, now they’re replaying the same episode every 30 mins straight until 10pm o_O

They just aired episode 1 of AFL Trading Day live at 5pm, now they’re replaying the same episode every 30 mins straight until 10pm o_O

You can be sure the beancounters would would have the numbers ($s) this morning to judge the decision.
 

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They just aired episode 1 of AFL Trading Day live at 5pm, now they’re replaying the same episode every 30 mins straight until 10pm o_O

So many hot takes, so many assumptions, so many guesses, so much punditry....all in one night. Over and over and over...

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