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Is the Footy Show still Relevant ?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Is the Footy Show still relevant?

Its a question , many AFL fans , must ask themselves every thursday night ?

A respected panel , of AFL footballers , past and present , and two legends of the game,  Sam Newman and Garry Lyon , are the main presenters of the show.

Sam Newman's Jumper ?

Sam Newman's Jumper ?

James Brayshaw, ex cricketer , and president of North Melb Football Club is a co -presenter .

Segments on teams , playing in upcoming matches , are brief and factual.

The studio audience , is made up of AFL football fans , wearing their teams football jumper , jersey , guernsey .

They are vocal , and hope to glean a snippet of information,  not aired in other media,  through the insights of guest panellist Craig Hutchinson.

Begun in 1994 , it has achieved huge popularity , even winning a Gold Logie .

In recent times has it descended into a second rate entertainment ?

Does it provide enough discussion, on teams and matches , or focus instead on false allegations , racist and sexist taunts , and victimise people on a segment called ," street talk' ?

Love it or hate it ?

The Footy Show

The Footy Show

Football and the Logies

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

There are several TV programs talking about afl football.

Channel 10 screens ' Before the Game " which is on before they televise friday nights match .It is a panel with guest footballers , commentators and comedians.Very amusing , witty and good entertainment , it is generally a light hearted look at the footy.

The more infamous " The Footy Show " is on channel 9 on Thursday night .

It also has a panel made up of ex footballers , cricketers and afl commentators.

Featured are a panel of current afl players and media personnel.

Often controversial, it has won Logies in the past .Recently its popularity has waxed and waned with most footy fans still enjoying the thursday night spectacle.

Panelists support or play for an afl team They wear the football jumper of their chosen club invisibly but their is no doubt as to their clubs allegiance.

The audience participants wear their football jumpers, jerseys , guernseys.
Its a colourful spectacle as they boo , shout and roar when their teams football jumper appears .

Sam Newman's Old Jumper ?

Sam Newman's Old Jumper ?

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