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Ron Burger
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Umm....correct me if I'm wrong but this was an AFL telecast by the channel which is only televising AFL matches this year.

What obligation does Fox Footy have to mention where the top up players are coming from?
Given there is a chance many of these players could become Essendon senior players in a months' time, I didn't see a problem.

billythekid

[quote=Ron Burger]

Umm....correct me if I'm wrong but this was an AFL telecast by the channel which is only televising AFL matches this year.

What obligation does Fox Footy have to mention where the top up players are coming from?
Given there is a chance many of these players could become Essendon senior players in a months' time, I didn't see a problem.

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Its called informing the public!Not everyone watching the game would know the special circumstances of the so called "top up " players.

Ron Burger
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No doubt you did, as will those die hard VFL followers including myself.

Unless someone happens to have Fox Footy and is watching from Greenland or Yemen, I'd venture they would have a fair idea of where those players came from already.

What does it matter?

ravenxau
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[quote=billythekid]

Ron Burger wrote:

Umm....correct me if I'm wrong but this was an AFL telecast by the channel which is only televising AFL matches this year.
What obligation does Fox Footy have to mention where the top up players are coming from?
Given there is a chance many of these players could become Essendon senior players in a months' time, I didn't see a problem.

Its called informing the public!Not everyone watching the game would know the special circumstances of the so called "top up " players.

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+1 on the commentator's job to inform the viewers....If they can't do that, then turn to job over to someone who can...Phil Cleary perhaps???

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Ron Burger
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So if I have this right, you would prefer Fox Footy (who hold part of the AFL rights) to employ Phil Cleary for the purpose of informing subscribers who want to watch the 3 Essendon NAB Challenge games of the VFL origins of the top up players?

Interesting concept....

ravenxau
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well....yes, if thats what it takes to ge tthe job done, or have their current commentary team actually do some preperation for their jobs.... but then again, expecting quality from the AwFuL (and by extension, Fox Footy) is unrealistic...

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Wally from Will...
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Fox Footy proudly presented the Foxtel Cup for the past three seasons, you would think that somebody there would have some inkling of clubs and leagues outside of the Almighty AFL, but 95% of people watching a glorified practice match probably wouldn`t give a fat rat`s clacker anyway & would only retain the info for a nano~second in all likelihood ......

Ron Burger
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[quote=Wally from Williamstown]

Fox Footy proudly presented the Foxtel Cup for the past three seasons, you would think that somebody there would have some inkling of clubs and leagues outside of the Almighty AFL, but 95% of people watching a glorified practice match probably wouldn`t give a fat rat`s clacker anyway & would only retain the info for a nano~second in all likelihood ......

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Spot on.

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