Jump to content

  • Latest Podcast: Rd 4 vs Sydney      

Whispering_Jack

The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

Recommended Posts

25 minutes ago, old dee said:

I do not dc. have you ever been to a game?

This is a TV sport. At the actual game it is the most boring sports game.

We spoke about it in another thread OD, closer to 11 minutes of actual game play during a three hour broadcast. 

  • Like 1
  • Shocked 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

47 minutes ago, old dee said:

I do not dc. have you ever been to a game?

This is a TV sport. At the actual game it is the most boring sports game.

what i meant was that the game is nominally 4 x 15min (=1hr) but a good part of that clock time is the clock running down with no action. Hence the real action is less than an hour. It's certainly not boring.....the cheer-leading girls are certainly entertaining....lol

yep, been to a game at the now demolished metrodome.....funny thing is all i remember is the cheer-leaders, the food and that the vikings lost and the funny feeling of sitting  in a stadium where it was -30 outside and stifling hot under their membrane roof held up by air pressure

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To me SEN is on the skids.  Hutchy may be shrewd when it comes to the figures ($), but I am not sure his identification of so-called 'talent' is that good.  While I know much of the programming still relies on the summer sports calendar, personally I find most of the programming to be exceptionally boring.  The previous cameo by Dr Turf on KB's morning program was OK, but I just don't believe the chemistry can last for an entire program.  Andy Maher, to me, is extremely tedious, particularly his incessant preambles into inane questions.  Why SEN went back to the future with Maher beggars believe really.  While Finey could rankle, I at least found him entertaining  and particularly enjoyed his segment with Geoff Poulter, interviewing past VFL/AFL stars.

As for Whately, time will tell I guess.  Not that I think Whately is not an excellent sports broadcaster, but the fit with SEN just doesn't seem to me to be the right synergy.

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, iv'a worn smith said:

To me SEN is on the skids.  Hutchy may be shrewd when it comes to the figures ($), but I am not sure his identification of so-called 'talent' is that good.  While I know much of the programming still relies on the summer sports calendar, personally I find most of the programming to be exceptionally boring.  The previous cameo by Dr Turf on KB's morning program was OK, but I just don't believe the chemistry can last for an entire program.  Andy Maher, to me, is extremely tedious, particularly his incessant preambles into inane questions.  Why SEN went back to the future with Maher beggars believe really.  While Finey could rankle, I at least found him entertaining  and particularly enjoyed his segment with Geoff Poulter, interviewing past VFL/AFL stars.

As for Whately, time will tell I guess.  Not that I think Whately is not an excellent sports broadcaster, but the fit with SEN just doesn't seem to me to be the right synergy.

 

I agree with much of this 'iva'...

I would add that to call Watson and Lyon personalities would be an affront to the English language, worse than Maher in my opinion.

However, the station has been on the skids for a while now and Hutchy has to try something.

Seems a bit scattergun at the moment but my guess is that Bartlett is on the way out, Hutch was contractually stuck with his morning crew and he will push for a younger demographic hence the US sport and younger evening hosts.

Whately is the one he is pinning a lot on and he will rise of fall on the level of his guests...they will need some real personality here to balance with Gerrard and I don't think Quatermain is the man for Monday mornings. He needs a loose canon, now if he could get Bomber then that would make things interesting.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, rjay said:

So far, so bland...

Listened on the way into work 9.30 - 10.00, Whately had no one in the studio to bounce off, at no stage did he invite listeners to call in. I was going to say boring but bland will do.

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, loges said:

Listened on the way into work 9.30 - 10.00, Whately had no one in the studio to bounce off, at no stage did he invite listeners to call in. I was going to say boring but bland will do.

 

 

 

I used to listen to KB regularly and liked his show. Occasionally  I would hear the 4- 6pm show and listen to other slots if I was in the car.

I will not tune in for the breakfast lot or Radar as they annoy me intensely. 

At this point it looks like they will loose me in the 9-12 slot for a net loss.

So far I have not heard  anything that would increase my listening however I will give them a little more time.

 

Edited by old dee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there is more philosophical depth in one of my most erratic bowel movements , more profundity,and more wisdom, than their entire year of economic output. And that's being generous.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gerard whately is going to call the Superbowl for SEN. US football is easily the second the best sport in the world running a very close second to Australian football and that's probably just down to my own biases. It is the most strategic game bar none and there is an infinite number of things to dissect and talk about.

Not sure the average Australian audience/SEN listener will care though.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Gerard whately is going to call the Superbowl for SEN. US football is easily the second the best sport in the world running a very close second to Australian football and that's probably just down to my own biases. It is the most strategic game bar none and there is an infinite number of things to dissect and talk about.

Not sure the average Australian audience/SEN listener will care though.

Yes it is down to your own bias

at least you are honest Dr. G!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love the NFL. No idea what Whateley's knowledge of the game is but the calling is easier than the special comments, it is usually an ex player/coach doing that and they talk through what happened and how. If they have some one decent with him it could work, if not it will fail massively. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

46 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

Love the NFL. No idea what Whateley's knowledge of the game is but the calling is easier than the special comments, it is usually an ex player/coach doing that and they talk through what happened and how. If they have some one decent with him it could work, if not it will fail massively. 

Who will listen to radio coverage of the Super Bowl? Bizarre decision. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, iv'a worn smith said:

As for Whately, time will tell I guess.  Not that I think Whately is not an excellent sports broadcaster, but the fit with SEN just doesn't seem to me to be the right synergy.

 

GW is a proven performer, way better for generating advertising revenues. 

Anybody has to be better than that idiot Bartlett he is from a different era and has no concept of modern day football. Bartlett appeals to the dumb-ass, bolted on "fanboys" that just dont understand AFL footy circa 2018.  

However, saying that he does have a good dynamic with DR Turf who does belittle him well. 

I gave up consistently listening to SEN 3-4 years ago, it has so many traits similar to footy forums - Would I listen again 50/50 but not at this stage. 

Edited by DaveyDee
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yes it is down to your own bias

at least you are honest Dr. G!!

Haha I meant that I place Australian football first because I grew up with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, binman said:

Who will listen to radio coverage of the Super Bowl? Bizarre decision. 

People at work? Tradies? Not sure why they wouldn't just get the rights to a US stream

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, binman said:

Who will listen to radio coverage of the Super Bowl? Bizarre decision. 

Better than listen to talk about tennis, golf etc etc

I don't think it will be a ratings winner and agree it's a bit bizarre but he needs to try new things to get people listening.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 29/01/2018 at 11:08 AM, old dee said:

I do not dc. have you ever been to a game?

This is a TV sport. At the actual game it is the most boring sports game.

Just returned from a trip to the states and went to 2 NFL games. One was the Oakland Raiders last home game, and the other the New Orleans Saints for wildcard weekend. Both games were awesome and the atmospheres were far better than any other sporting event I’ve been to.

Definitely not just a TV game for mine and like most USA sports they keep you entertained during the downtime.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Gawn's Beard said:

like most USA sports they keep you entertained during the downtime.

Pity...we used to be able to keep ourselves entertained quite easily.

  • Like 1
  • Love 1
  • Angry 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Gawn's Beard said:

Just returned from a trip to the states and went to 2 NFL games. One was the Oakland Raiders last home game, and the other the New Orleans Saints for wildcard weekend. Both games were awesome and the atmospheres were far better than any other sporting event I’ve been to.

Definitely not just a TV game for mine and like most USA sports they keep you entertained during the downtime.

Wow How'd you score tickets to the wildcard game? That would've been a great game to be at, divisional rivals and went down to the wire.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

Better than listen to talk about tennis, golf etc etc

I don't think it will be a ratings winner and agree it's a bit bizarre but he needs to try new things to get people listening.

Yes, agree. Tennis has to be the worst sport in the world for radio. Just behind motor sports.

I have actually listened to golf on an internet radio stream (majors where i haven't been able to watch on TV) and found it actually works quite well. Sort of like test cricket, but with the hushed tones of green side commentators. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, binman said:

Yes, agree. Tennis has to be the worst sport in the world for radio. Just behind motor sports.

I have actually listened to golf on an internet radio stream (majors where i haven't been able to watch on TV) and found it actually works quite well. Sort of like test cricket, but with the hushed tones of green side commentators. 

can't agree, binman. I grew up in the australian tennis glory days listening to davis cup and grand slams on my tranny. Of course it helped that we had so many winners and there was no tv or it was in its infancy wrt ob broadcasting

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

can't agree, binman. I grew up in the australian tennis glory days listening to davis cup and grand slams on my tranny. Of course it helped that we had so many winners and there was no tv or it was in its infancy wrt ob broadcasting

Backhand. Forehand.. Forehand. Backhand. Winner. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, binman said:

Backhand. Forehand.. Forehand. Backhand. Winner. 

cricket football and tennis were the big sports items back in the radio halcyon days. you shouldn't compare it to radio nowadays.

btw i have little interest in professional tennis these days 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Wow How'd you score tickets to the wildcard game? That would've been a great game to be at, divisional rivals and went down to the wire.

It was surprisingly easy. They have a huge resale market in the USA so got tickets through Ticketmaster resale a couple of hours before the game. Pretty cheap all things considered too. 

 

 

25EAC255-59CC-4F43-AC32-AE2E96A784B6.jpeg

Edited by Gawn's Beard
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/10/2017 at 6:56 PM, Redleg said:

These two guys worked there for 12 and 14 years and were basically told to p-ss off, hand in your pass now and get out of the station immediately. Surely after that long a little more respect is due.

I only just tuned in to SEN for the first time yesterday and was wondering why KB was on in the usual Ox / Marko slot.  I found the afternoon session just turned in to a constant "in house" plug for the greyhound industry after the live rabbit debacle, seemingly being pushed by Marko on behalf of his Dad's interests in the sport.  There were constant advertorials being run every 20 minutes or so.  I switched off after i heard about a weeks worth of that rubbish.

Having said that i can't agree more Mr Leg.  But unfortunately this tends to be the way of the corporate world and has been since the 80s really.  It takes no prisoners once it decides you are no longer worthy of investing in and more often than not will speak with a forked tongue.

I still recall to this day, siting in the boardroom of the CEO of a very well known English insurance Company (Australian HQ) a few decades ago having lunch.   The topic of conversation, raised by the hosting CEO himself (an ex ANZ CEO also), was that if he could have his way he would list human workers on a version of the stock exchange for buying / selling / trading.  Just like a commodity.  When he was quizzed about this he didn't flinch or indicate he was joking in any manner whatsoever.  He was quite serious about the concept!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    MARCHING IN by The Oracle

    The most embarrassing loss of the 2018 season (perhaps aside from the Preliminary Final) for Melbourne was the one it suffered in Round 15 against lowly St Kilda. The Demons came into the game as a red hot favourite but were embarrassed by the Saints' speed and willingness to take the contest right up to them for virtually the full four quarters. It was a defeat that they were to bemoan for the remainder of the season. Their arrogance in going into the game and taking an opponent lightly was a c

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    RELENTLESS by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons returned to the winning list with an emphatic 54 point victory over a limp North Melbourne VFL combination at Casey Fields on Saturday. Smarting from last week’s thrashing at Box Hill, the Demons came out of the blocks intent on redeeming themselves for their embarrassing start to the 2019 campaign.  After a brief early bout of inaccuracy, the goals flowed as a result of relentless pressure applied to the visitors who were constantly forced into error. The pleasing thi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TO A “T” by George on the Outer

    Thursday night football - not something Melbourne FC are accustomed to doing, especially after barely garnering a Friday night game for years. Yet with this opportunity, the Demons soundly beat the Swans at the SCG and put their season back on Track. This was not only a game of mental toughness, since the Demons had so far failed to win a game in 2019 and faced possibly a season ending prospect of 0-4, should they have failed in Sydney.  History was against them, and Buddy Frankli

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SWANSONG by Whispering Jack

    They said that in 2019, the Melbourne Football Club was going to take its game to another level but we were never prepared for the level the club is reaching as it approaches the fourth round of the season holding up the entire AFL ladder in a match that could be its swansong for the year.    We were meant to be premiership contenders, not playing off for a wooden spoon which is what will be the case unless there is a sudden and dramatic turn around in our fortunes!    And whilst there

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A DAY TO FORGET by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons started the 2019 in unimpressive fashion with a 62 point loss to the  Box Hill Hawks at Box Hill City Oval. It was a total contrast to their 2018 opening when they monstered the Coburg Lions but the circumstances were entirely different. Twelve months ago, the Demons were able to go into the match with a large contingent of AFL listed players while yesterday, they went into the game with 12 Melbourne players, mostly inexperienced.  They were also hampered by the AFL sc

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    2019 IS NOT 2018 by George on the Outer

    Seems like an obvious statement doesn’t it?   Yet the MFC coaching staff/team seem to have forgotten to change their calendars on January 1st. A 3 goal loss against the equal bottom side in the competition and now with a 0-3 record for the current season, it should be obvious that things have changed from 2018.  Not so on the field, as Melbourne continue to play the style which got them to a Preliminary final.   Once again the Demons saw 20 goals scored against them for the game.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE NIGHT OF THE TORTOISES by The Oracle

    Friday night sees two clubs of which a great deal was expected in 2019, facing off in the battle of the slow starting tortoises. Both have had calamitous starts to the season and are sitting at 0-2. One of them will, by the end of the evening, be seeing their season slipping away from their grasp.   Both clubs are playing without confidence and without purpose. The Demons, who had the best-performed attack of all clubs last year, managed to convert 73 entries inside their forward 50 metre a

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE CAT RUN by George on the Outer

    It truly became a “Cat Run” with an 80 point win to the home side, an outcome that had us wondering what happened to the Demons of 2018 when they got to a Preliminary final on the basis of their “brand” of contested football?   Well that part hasn’t changed any, since the likes of Clayton Oliver can win the ball 44 times in a game including 15 clearances, Angus Brayshaw racks up 33 touches with Jack Viney chipping in for 27 of this own.  In the ruck Max Gawn had 53 hitouts on the night, and

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    REDEMPTION? by the Oracle

    How much should we be making out of Melbourne’s opening round loss on its home ground against an unfancied team from interstate in Port Adelaide?  The game was barely over before the excuses were coming out that about the lack of preparation of the team, the fact that some players were playing injured or unfit and unable to handle the humidity and the heat, the team’s lack of run and spread, the lack of experience and having too many key players injured or (in the case of Steven May) suspen

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    OVERPOWERED by George on the Outer

    If there was ever a prime example of a team of players not ready for the new football season it was Melbourne in the opening round of 2019.   Throughout the field there was just too much evidence of players who haven’t had sufficient pre-season or players who ordinarily wouldn’t have even graced the field at this early stage.   The Demons also got a lesson on selection with Port Adelaide showing that two ruckmen on the field is an essential for this season.  It was a lesson that should

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE WELCOME GAME by Whispering Jack

    The Melbourne Football Club has moved forward in leaps and bounds since it last met Port Adelaide in a totally forgettable (for Demon fans) season opener on the MCG.  That game, played on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 before a crowd of 22,924, was supposed to be a close encounter between two of the competition’s lesser lights from the previous season when the Power had finished 14th and the Demons 16th (ahead only of AFL newbies Gold Coast and GWS). It turned into a slaughter with Port taking the

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE WALKING WOUNDED by Paddy Gosch

    Forget the fact that Melbourne narrowly missed out on getting the four JLT points on offer for a second consecutive week and the blow to the ego of a supposed top four contender losing ... well almost at home ... to a team that has recently dwelt in the AFL cellar and won a mere five games in 2018. The things that emerged from the horror final JLT outing was that the Demons are a long way from being prepared to take on the rigours of a long tough season in which they have one of the hardest fixt

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...