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AFL Footy Show & Footy Classified dumped on WIN HD

By Gungahlite - 6 August 2009 50

Over the past 12 months as an ex Mexican it’s been a delight to be able to watch the Melbourne based AFL Footy Show live each Thursday night on WIN HD at 9.30pm

However, with the launch of WIN’s new ‘GO’ Channel it appears WIN TV have basically told the likes of myself and other local AFL devotees who enjoyed watching Garry, James, Sam and the boys each week live where to ‘GO’ by dumping the AFL Footy Show.

As of this week if us locals want to watch the AFL Footy Show and I understand also Monday night’s Footy Classified also’, it’s back to watching the post midnight replays.

You’d think given the AFL’s push into the Northern States and WIN’s affilitate Channel Nine impending bid for the next five year AFL contract in the near future, WIN would do the right thing and continue to show the AFL Footy Show and Footy Classsified live, even if on ‘GO.

From what I read elsewhere on the net the same will apply on NINE HD in Sydney & Brisbane, where both shows have also been dumped.

Unbelievable !!

What’s Your opinion?


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AFL Footy Show & Footy Classified dumped on WIN HD
Holden Caulfield 10:52 am 06 Aug 09

Seems like a few readers need a can of HTFU.

KB1971 10:48 am 06 Aug 09

Skidbladnir said :

The “Ugh.” was as a “You would not believe how common a question it is, even though its covered in the FAQ.”
http://the-riotact.com/?page_id=6989

Mmm, this sort of thing happens on every forum. It is a part of life, just get over it & be helpful rather than elitist.

Overheard 10:42 am 06 Aug 09

Oh, and while I love all codes of football, they’ll be handing out sweaters in Hades before I insult my intelligence (again) with either Footy Show!

Overheard 10:40 am 06 Aug 09

KB1971 said :

Skidbladnir said :

Ugh. As you post more comments, you go up in ‘rank’. Troublemaker is one of them.

Ok then, just asking, new to the site, less of the “Ugh” angst next time please……

Easy mistake to make, KB. I know I did the exact same thing.

As for the subject matter, to quote an ex-colleague or two: tell someone who cares. Which is meant in a nice way, i.e. tell the station. If they get enough complaints, they’ll do something about it. If not, it was probably ripe for dumping.

Seems that more and more sport is going to be the preserve of the secondary channels (One, Go, etc.) And it’s always great to see the local stuff on channelvision.

Pelican Lini 10:32 am 06 Aug 09

Skidbladnir said :

The “Ugh.” was as a “You would not believe how common a question it is, even though its covered in the FAQ.”
http://the-riotact.com/?page_id=6989

Who reads FAQs or instructions?
What if you don’t want to be promoted?
I much prefer troublemaker or hooligan to rioter, which seems to me to be on the slippery slope to (shudder) Veteran Rioter.
Why can’t you pick your own label?
I’d like “whimsical”.

Pelican Lini 10:21 am 06 Aug 09

I knew it.
Never underestimate the ability of WIN/Channel 9 to demonstrate their pure contempt towards viewers.
To pull The Footy Show off air without warning some two months before the end of the season is a disgrace.
No amount of US crap on Go will compensate for the loss of a homegrown, usually entertaining and informative show about one of the greatest games on earth.
How can they justify taking the show off air tonight when Go isn’t even broadcasting content yet?
Why don’t they replace the boofhead Footy Show, which is boring and unfunny, and catering to a fanbase which can’t even be bothered turning up to games?
Why don’t they dump the repeat of WIN News which is either a spurious attempt to meet local content requirements or a sop to Jessica Good’s ego? I mean is there anywhere else on earth, which broadcasts a repeat news programme?
They can Go Fcuk Themselves.

The Axe Man 10:12 am 06 Aug 09

Why am I not shocked by this?

Footy supporters here are not a consideration at all.

Being part of the affiliate networks is a big problem and one that I don’t think will go away.

Skidbladnir 10:07 am 06 Aug 09

The “Ugh.” was as a “You would not believe how common a question it is, even though its covered in the FAQ.”
http://the-riotact.com/?page_id=6989

Holden Caulfield 9:54 am 06 Aug 09

n00bs are often a bit delicate. 😛

I never remember to watch these shows anyway. Mostly because the only person who is a bigger wanker than Garry Lyon is James Brayshaw. And the only person who is a bigger wanker than James Brayshaw is Sam Newman. And not even Andrew Demetriou is a bigger wanker than him.

KB1971 9:37 am 06 Aug 09

Skidbladnir said :

Ugh. As you post more comments, you go up in ‘rank’. Troublemaker is one of them.

Ok then, just asking, new to the site, less of the “Ugh” angst next time please……

Skidbladnir 9:30 am 06 Aug 09

Ugh. As you post more comments, you go up in ‘rank’. Troublemaker is one of them.

Speedy Cat 9:29 am 06 Aug 09

I doesn’t bother me as I usually only watch League Teams and Before The Bounce on Fox. But the one thing I hate is when Sydney are playing, Foxtel and which ever FTA station usually shows the game at that time move the heavens and the earth so that we all get to Sydney play. The worst one was when Prime showed Sydney V North instead of the Saints and Cats. Luckily over a Foxtel they made the right decision. This really needs to stop.

GO Sainters!

KB1971 9:27 am 06 Aug 09

I just noticed, How come I am a trouble maker?

KB1971 9:26 am 06 Aug 09

AG Canberra said :

Never underestimate WIN in its poor attitude to its viewers.

Almost like Prime showing re-runs of Heartbeat before friday night footy….

Or SBS streaming the Tour de France live at 8pm on the net but not broadcasting it until 10, preferring to show 15 year old re-runs of the Iron Chef.

& this was on their second channel.

AG Canberra 9:16 am 06 Aug 09

Never underestimate WIN in its poor attitude to its viewers.

Almost like Prime showing re-runs of Heartbeat before friday night footy….

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