The AFL Footy Show

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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    • go eagles

      i gota say love footy and i do love watching the footy show but atm my other footy show still out beats the afl one as they show more etc so if the afl footy show brings more and even show more players frome all the teams it be great for real love yas
    • Sometimes it's okay, sometimes it not.

      I don't know whether to like this show or not. When The Footy Show is without Sam Newman it is real enjoyable viewing but when he's on it's not. As a female I'm still angry at Sam Newman for the Caroline Wilson stunt. Even though Sam said sorry eventually for what happened I still don't believe him. Then later in August "Sam strikes again" this time he made a comment about a Tasmanian MP which I won't go into. Anyway under Eddie McGuire as host, The Footy Show lived up to its standards and when Eddie left, the show was never the same. Having two hosts, Garry Lyon and James Brayshaw, I mean you don't need to both of them. Just get Garry to do it. James Brayshaw has no footy experience as he was a state cricketer, but Garry has. It was also the right decision to get rid of Trevor Marmalade. He doesn't get to say anything now. Really, I'll be happy if Sam Newman goes next. For good. The Footy Show, you have some serious thinking to do. Sam Newman- grow up.moreless
    • The start of a new season... I still think it's Changed for the worst....

      So the boys are back again, and this Season without the television rights and of course as well expected they dished it out to channel Seven from how much they spent on buying it, too having good old Maco and Sandy running the calls,We can see that this running joke won't be going quietly in the night. But what i found kind of surprising was by how much they geed up there new best friend, good-old foxtel. Now we all know that nine and foxtel have been in bed with each other for a while but i think you'll see a lot more of the boys here on nine this year as they look at tyring to take out the bidding war together in five years time ...

      A big subject this week was drugs in football, and how badly the Eagles have been effected with that and other bad behaviour the past months by there key players, which was said if continued we'll be no longer with the club. Also Chris Judd has told the club that he will not be looking at new contracts until this season has ended, this has put fear in to the west-coast club as he is remarked as the best player in the comp. And any club would throw as much money at him as they can....

      in posting i must say i still think the footy show has kept on a steady downhill slantmoreless
    • It's actually funny.

      I know over the years The Footy Show has been under a lot of many changes.It's still funny without Eddie McGuire [Because Ed was appointed CEO of Channel 9 because Kerry Packer who died].Now with Garry Lyon and James Brayshaw[J.B] hosting The Footy Show there should just be one but for now they are still good.
    • Entertaining, but could be a lot better.

      I absolutely love just about anything that has to do with AFL, but unfortuantly I can't say that I "Love" this show.

      I watch it every week, and yes it's an entertaining couple of hours, but there are a few things that could be made better.

      First of all, I think channel 9 need to wake up and realise that there are more than just the 10 or so players who seem to be on the panel on a rotational basis. I'm talking about the likes of Buckley, Fevola, Hird, Richo, Akermanis and a few others who are on the panel every third week. There needs to be more variety.

      Secondly, Bullet and Gun needs to go. The AFL Footy Show is the only sports show I know of who have a segment like this every week, and after you see it, you'll know why they're the only one. It's rubbish. Rarely is it funny, and I can honestly say the only "decent" part about it is the perv on Kathy Lloyd :).

      The rest of the Panel as such on this show can be very entertaining. Eddie seems to be a bit of a dead horse up there, but Sam and Trev will keep you laughing for hours.

      When the show returns in the 2006 season, I hope some changes have been made, and be it for better or worse, we'll just have to wait and see.moreless

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