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,Â Sam Newman and Garry Lyon , are the main presenters of the show.
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,Â not aired in other media,Â 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 ?