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#26 Slattery

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

Bathurst was shown in HD this year for the first time so maybe there is hope for a 2012 GF in HD....

#27 wheelz

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:37 PM

I have no doubt that 7 will show next years GF in HD,after all the first one last year was HD

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:20 AM

It was in 3d too! Got it right here!

#29 bomba111982

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

Is Andy Maher going over to Fox footy channel

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:30 AM

Is Andy Maher going over to Fox footy channel

I think he might be doing that soccer show only, a win for football fans Australia-wide

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:32 AM

Ive never understood why they don't rename the channel cricket tv in summer and back to afl after its finished, to me noones going to watch it for 3 months of the year. That's why it went last time I imagine.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:55 AM

I think he might be doing that soccer show only, a win for football fans Australia-wide


I hope he is going across to AFL coverage, becauase he is awful on Fox Sports FC. You can tell he knows nothing about the game. Please bring back Simon Hill!

#33 MattWinter

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:14 AM

Fox Sports believe that 'AFL' is a sport


The AFL believes that AFL is a sport: http://www.afl.com.a...44/default.aspx

And it is. What do you want them to call it - football? That's just gonna be confusing.

#34 doodlefeatures

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:20 AM

The AFL believes that AFL is a sport: http://www.afl.com.a...44/default.aspx

And it is. What do you want them to call it - football? That's just gonna be confusing.

If the sport is 'AFL' wouldn't the league be the AAFLL?
It's been 'football' for 150 years, why would it change now?

#35 doodlefeatures

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:23 AM

I hope he is going across to AFL coverage, becauase he is awful on Fox Sports FC. You can tell he knows nothing about the game. Please bring back Simon Hill!

He doesn't know anything about football (or any other sport for that matter) either, he's on radio here in Melbourne in the morning and he is un-listenable (not that that is actually a word). ONE wheeled him out to host their Super Bowl coverage a couple of years ago too...mind numbing

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:37 AM

If the sport is 'AFL' wouldn't the league be the AAFLL?
It's been 'football' for 150 years, why would it change now?

It is actually called Australian Rules !

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:43 AM

It is actually called Australian Rules !

Australian Rules football
And just like Association football, Gaelic football and American football, it is shortened to 'football' where it is played

#38 MattWinter

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:56 AM

If the sport is 'AFL' wouldn't the league be the AAFLL?
It's been 'football' for 150 years, why would it change now?


You have to ask the AFL that question, because they have encouraged the usage of 'AFL' to refer to the sport. Or ask the general public, because everyone calls the game AFL now - not just Fox.

Edited by MattWinter, 28 October 2011 - 09:57 AM.


#39 doodlefeatures

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:02 AM

This has been done to death, no-one is going to change their views :)

Back to the TV channel - the Hawks have 6 of their 7 non-Melbourne games on Fox, great news (based on the assumption that 'all games will be native HD' actually means all games will be native HD)

#40 wheelz

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 01:09 PM

Yeah im excited, 11 bulldogs games on fox so should all be HD tho not sure the darwin game will be.

#41 laurie

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:31 PM

I'm VERY surprised Foxtel or Seven hasn't picked up Wayne Carey. Now I'm not going to judge a person on his personal life but as a ex AFL player he has a great deal of knowledge about the game. Brian Taylor is now going to Seven from Fox I hope Fox can swing over Gerard Whateley to do a few calls.

cheers laurie

#42 bomba111982

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:12 PM

So the draw came out today it looks like foxtel need 2 channels to cover all the games

#43 HD Sports

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:25 PM

So the draw came out today it looks like foxtel need 2 channels to cover all the games

Fox Sports AFL and Fox Sports 1 will be used.

#44 Aussie Villan

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:57 AM

When does the channel start?

#45 chewygumby

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:11 AM

When does the channel start?

2 weeks before the NAB cup starts

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:47 AM

2 weeks before the NAB cup starts



Early February? Really intrigued to see whether its true HD or just another upscaled fare from Fox.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

2 weeks before the NAB cup starts


Cheers.

Pity it didn't start a bit earlier where they could've shown some classic matches and matches from last season

#48 laurie

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:29 PM

Well last time the channel was active straight after the AFL season ended they replayed the games starting from round 1

cheers laurie

#49 Sambo90

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

I'm VERY surprised Foxtel or Seven hasn't picked up Wayne Carey. Now I'm not going to judge a person on his personal life but as a ex AFL player he has a great deal of knowledge about the game. Brian Taylor is now going to Seven from Fox I hope Fox can swing over Gerard Whateley to do a few calls.

cheers laurie


Well Fox Footy used to have Wayne Carey. He did a Saturday morning show with Jason Dunstall. He might have even done some stuff when it switched to Fox Sports also?

#50 hidefdave

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:35 PM

The Fox footy name has been revived...some may recall the Channel being announced as "Fox Sports AFL". Eddie Everywhere will be the new face of the channel:

This from today's News Limited Papers.

And this from the Fox sports website.

I'm not Eddies greatest fan, but given that he will only be calling one game a week, and he won't call any matches involving Collingwood, I can live with it!

To quote the man himself: "Being a part of the new historic broadcast landscape with Foxtel and Fox Footy is a great opportunity to be able to showcase AFL how we all want it on our television screens - every single game live, uninterrupted siren to siren and in HD. Calling the footy one game a week is something I'm really excited to be doing."

The more I read about this deal, the more I believe every game really will be in HD...and in that respect, I don't really care who the callers are!

For those interested, the following people confirmed so far:

Fox Footy:
Eddie McGuire
Gerard Healy
Paul Roos
Jason Dunstall
Dwayne Russell
Brad Johnson
Alastair Lynch
Tony Shaw
Liam Pickering
David King
Danny Frawley
Mark Ricciuto
Glen Jakovich

Seven:
Leigh Matthews
Bruce McAvaney
Dennis Commetti
Mick Malthouse
Tim Watson
Brian Taylor
Matthew Richardson
Tom Harley
Luke Darcy
Cameron Ling
Hamish McLaughin

D.

Edited by hidefdave, 07 November 2011 - 02:43 PM.