The AFL Footy Show

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Thursday 9:30 PM on The Nine Network Premiered Mar 24, 1994 In Season

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The AFL Footy Show serves both as a preview panel show for each round of the Australian Football League Premiership season, and as a variety/entertainment program. The show has four main stars: former footballer Garry Lyon; radio/television personality James Brayshaw (both of whom replace former host Eddie McGuire, see below); 300 game Geelong legend, the often-controversial John 'Sam' Newman; and comedian Trevor Marmalade, who sits 'behind the bar' and makes humourous observations. Each week the show also includes a panel of three AFL personalities. This could include notable media/commentary stars (and often retired players) such as Dermott Brereton and Billy Brownless, and often current players, with regulars including James Hird, Shane Crawford, Brendan Fevola, Nathan Brown, Nathan Buckley, and Jason Akermanis, as well as a whole host more. Aside from discussing news and controversies in the immediate past weekend of football, the show features several variety segments. In 2005 these included: Sam's Mailbag: Sam reads viewer letters and generally abuses the authors for their stupidity. Street Talk: Sam takes to the streets for some vox pops and interviews random members of the public; although these segments begin with a topic of discussion, Sam usually finds "not-quite-with-it" pedestrians who quickly get off topic. Almost Football Legends: Trevor airs and commentates three videos of quality marks or goals, or funny errors from suburban football. Bullet and Gunn: Inane spoof of Starsky and Hutch starring Shane Crawford and Gary Lyon. Screamers: Pop Idol-style competition pitting two people linked to an AFL club against each other - the final prize for the player and club is valued higher than the prize money for winning the AFL Premiership. For its first twelve years the show had been hosted by Channel Nine presenter and Collingwood President Eddie McGuire. However in February 2006 it was announed that McGuire had been appointed to CEO of the Nine Network. Taking this position prevented him from continuing his on-screen roles, which has led to his replacement by Lyon and Brayshaw this season.

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