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I have noticed that whenever I watch the thurs night Footy Show, they always start the show saying how huge it will be but I still find myself feeling dissatisfied by the end as it doesn't have any substance or teach much about the actual AFL game.

This week I was in Sydney and watched the Footy Show rugby league version which I haven't seen in years. While I am not saying it is any better, but would make the following point... Apart from it dragging out over a long time, some token interviews, men in drag jokes etc, there were actually a couple of interesting subjects and discussions raised that did relate to the integrity of the game, which were (1) about one of the key reasons why some of the younger players have issues is that they don't have the "old and bold" players to clip them around the ears like the previous generation and (2) they had some welfare officers as a panel to discuss such issues.

I just observed that the AFL footy show had not actually delved into such issues, but when they did it was just an interview say with someone like ben cousins and then that was it.

Any thoughts on what the Footy Show is missing or am I over-stating the obvious?...

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A brain

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You're watching the wrong show if you want substance.

It's really a variety show these days.

I think it used to be a bit more focussed back in the Eddie days.

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Eddie brought to the show professionalism. It seems to lack some football purpose now. Like Rogue says, more entertainment and "variety".

Footy Classified now contains the "football hardcore" component now, for NINE.

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the marngrook footy show is the way 2 go these days! way better then the original footy show

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I have noticed that whenever I watch the thurs night Footy Show, they always start the show saying how huge it will be but I still find myself feeling dissatisfied by the end as it doesn't have any substance or teach much about the actual AFL game.

This week I was in Sydney and watched the Footy Show rugby league version which I haven't seen in years. While I am not saying it is any better, but would make the following point... Apart from it dragging out over a long time, some token interviews, men in drag jokes etc, there were actually a couple of interesting subjects and discussions raised that did relate to the integrity of the game, which were (1) about one of the key reasons why some of the younger players have issues is that they don't have the "old and bold" players to clip them around the ears like the previous generation and (2) they had some welfare officers as a panel to discuss such issues.

I just observed that the AFL footy show had not actually delved into such issues, but when they did it was just an interview say with someone like ben cousins and then that was it.

Any thoughts on what the Footy Show is missing or am I over-stating the obvious?...

It misses entertainment, decency, respect and aside from Hutchy information.

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thanks for the tips guys.

seems like another case of marketing (ie calling itself the "no 1 footy show") hype not matching the actual content. i shall need to be more careful with my viewing habits (or at least my expectations) not to get "trapped" in future ;)

on the topic of the variety aspects, i did also happen to catch robbo's singing the other night - i give him points for his voice and appearance, performance confidence will grow over time, song choice not so good but perhaps the market audience thought otherwise...

go dees!

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the marngrook footy show is the way 2 go these days! way better then the original footy show

I love that one too - it discusses the games, the players, the issues - without all that rubbish like 'street talk' and all the lame jokes.

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