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Wally from Will...
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Great old footage of Port n Willi from the 50's at the start of today's broadcast, huge crowd, Port bloke getting carried off on a stretcher, a Willi bloke being assisted around the boundary by two trainers, a glimpse of Gerry the Monster in action, fantastic

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As the Home and Away season is drawing to a close and we are on the verge of Finals footy, I've got to say for their first year covering the VFA/VFL, Channel 7 have put together a really good package.

A couple of thoughts.. I don't mind them bringing in current AFL players as boundary riders, they bring a bit of enthusiasm and have a bit of knowledge of VFL listed players, who they played with in the TAC cup.

The actual production quality is really good. I'm watching the Footscray v Port Melbourne game (up to half time now) and the graphs on win/loss at the intro, covering both clubs has been good too.

My only real complaint is the timeslots when no AFL game is following on directly afterwards. It's already been commented on a few times, but it just doesn't make sense. If anything with an otherwise vacant timeslot at 3pm - 6pm the VFA should get that spot, as so many people would be switching on during that time, just to see what's on.

Both Bennet and Carmody who have been on throughout the season work well together on camera, and are providing an entertaining call.

I don't think I've heard Port Melbourne wrongly called Port Adelaide this entire season, which used to slip in a few times during the ABC coverage, when special guests or others were on.

 


Mustang

Big stink in the WAFL because Channel 7 refuse to broadcast West Perth games as they are sponsored by Channel 9 and carry the NINE logo on their jumpers:

http://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/liam-bartlett-footy-fa...

With West Perth sitting 2nd on the ladder there is a real chance that some finals games and even the grand final won't go to air!

What an absolute crock of garbage. As the article says, imagine the AFL with Toyota as its major partner, refusing to let clubs with other car manufacturers as sponsors be broadcast.

Sounds like the people running the WAFL are just as weak and ineffective as those running the VFL ........

paul

Northport, I imagine the reason they keep the VFL at 12pm even without an AFL game following would be to build consistency with the audience. But given the broadcast games shift between Saturday and Sunday anyway I'm not sure a shift to 2pm a couple of times a year would be that damaging.

vfa
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How has the sanfl gone. Is there still a hatred of the old sanfl supporters of the crows reserves and to a lesser extent port magpies ?

Robbo

For those interested here are the likely game times for finals for Channel 7 games

Finals Week 1: Saturday 12:12pm,Sunday 11:42am

Semi Finals: 11:12am both days

Preliminary Finals: 2:42pm both days

GRAND FINAL: 2:47pm

Thoughts?

Wally from Will...
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[quote=Robbo]

For those interested here are the likely game times for finals for Channel 7 games

Finals Week 1: Saturday 12:12pm,Sunday 11:42am

Semi Finals: 11:12am both days

Preliminary Finals: 2:42pm both days

GRAND FINAL: 2:47pm

Thoughts?

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Where did information come from Robbo? Happy with start times for the prelim & Granny, but would be disappointed if Channel 7 have no afternoon AFL broadcast on the first two weekends & start so early.

paul

Agree. The GF and PF times are good, the week 1 times are understandable given the AFL is still in its final round, but I don't see why the SF weekend needs to be at such early times. Are there AFL finals on Seven at 2pm both days that weekend?

vfa
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The GF times sound good. More drinking time at the Great Western pre game !!
Prelim is ok too as can have a late start to the day.

Wally from Will...
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http://www.afl.com.au/broadcastguide

According to the AFL broadcast guide, Ch7 are broadcasting Lions v Bulldogs 3pm SAT SEP 5 & Collingwood v Essendon 3pm SUN SEP 6, so there is your answer for the VFL finals Week 1. The best outcome for the VFL would be if there is no day games in Melbourne on the first week of the AFL finals & the VFL start time is moved to 2pm or 2.30pm, to showcase the VFL at a reasonable viewing time.

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