Poll

Yes
91% (20 votes)
No
9% (2 votes)
Total votes: 22
paul

I voted no because I don't think he adds anything to the in-game coverage, he really lacks understanding of the competition these days. However, where I think it would be good to have him involved is doing feature interviews to be shown at half-time etc, I think he does that very well.

billythekid

I think Phil has to be involved as he is one of the last links to the VFA teams and the VFAs history which we all should not forget is the father of all comps in Victoria with every Victorian VFL/AFL Club having come from the VFA.

NorthPort
NorthPort's picture

I'm with Billy on this one.







vfa
vfa's picture

Phil Cleary YES all the way.
Imagine getting a few drongos that have no idea of the VFA background and are pro AFL puppets and call it the reserves. Would be wrong to televise only AFL reserves teams with limited coverage to Port, Frankston, Coburg and Williamstown.
Time will tell on who the commentators are and what time the games are played.

paul

I think Phil talks down VFL-listed players as much or more than any other commentator. I say yes for involvement in the broadcast, but no to having him in the actual call.

footyman

I like Phil but perhaps it's time for a new start. I can't see 7 going down that path.

benchwarmer
benchwarmer's picture

Shouldn't have been a reference to the VFA in the question - the AFL wound it up 19 years ago but somehow decided to steal all of its heritage.

benchwarmer
benchwarmer's picture

But Phil should be there to make it watchable and keep pro AFL nuffies in check as others have said

cobrascorer
cobrascorer's picture

Would Peter Donegan be available for at least some telecasts? He has just done golf for ch7. Maybe he could fit VFL in when not required for AFL on the commercial radio chain. It would be a real challenge.
I expect it will be hard to stop ignorant ravings by some commentators. It could be a case of having the sound off when watching VFL, as I do with AFL telecasts.

Gold

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Phil Cleary YES all the way.
Imagine getting a few drongos that have no idea of the VFA background and are pro AFL puppets and call it the reserves. Would be wrong to televise only AFL reserves teams with limited coverage to Port, Frankston, Coburg and Williamstown.
Time will tell on who the commentators are and what time the games are played.

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I think some of you blokes need to realise that the current VFL competition is a mix of AFL reserve teams and standalone football clubs. The AFL clubs and their players will generally call it the reserves, because that is what it is.

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