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The Vicar of Dibley! Channel 7 slaps AFL fans in the face

By Dtrain - 3 September 2010 39

All winter we’ve had to put up with delayed AFL broadcasts into Canberra as Channel 7 decided that Ghost Whisperer was a better prospect.

Now that Finals have come around I was hoping that maybe, just maybe,  Channel 7 would play the game at 8:30 but no – instead we get The Vicar of F*king Dibley!  Surely a Geelong V St. Kilda final would outrate The Vicar of Dibley?

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The Vicar of Dibley! Channel 7 slaps AFL fans in the face
Holden Caulfield 4:18 pm 03 Sep 10

Oh, I also really like the Vicar of Dibley, but it is an insult that a repeat of a show that Prime didn’t have the desire to cover first time around is now put on in place of a football final (regardless of the code).

Holden Caulfield 4:16 pm 03 Sep 10

It’s shit like this that makes me want to punch Nicole Livingston in the face when she craps on about wanting to keep sport on free to air television, haha!

As an aside, I have Foxtel so I have an interest in seeing more sport being allowed to be broadcast LIVE and I’ll be watching the footy tonight in the comfort of my own home anyway.

Unfortunately, chewy14 is right. You “need” Fox if you want decent/acceptable AFL coverage in this town (or NRL too for that matter).

gospeedygo 4:14 pm 03 Sep 10

Swaggie said :

Its like the first sign of Summer isn’t it – an AFL fan spitting the dummy because he cant see his aerial ping pong on television. Get off your fat arse mate and go to a club or better still go to the match itself. Whine whine whine….

…and yet we AFL fans have the grace not to derail topics about other sports over code wars.

It’s Prime and Prime only who are to blame here. When Ten had free reign I believe they showed every finals game live into the ACT. But viva’ la Foxtel for me anyway.

Up the mighty Sainters!

trevar 4:04 pm 03 Sep 10

Suck it up, Dtrain! Sport haters have had to put up with the opposite problem for decades! Some boofhead kicks a ball, and we’re all supposed to miss the next episode of our favourite show to watch the bloody spectacle of their latent homoeroticism!

At the very least, football should be rated M and not screened before 9:30pm. Won’t somebody think of the children?

Swaggie 3:46 pm 03 Sep 10

Its like the first sign of Summer isn’t it – an AFL fan spitting the dummy because he cant see his aerial ping pong on television. Get off your fat arse mate and go to a club or better still go to the match itself . Whine whine whine….

Rollersk8r 3:27 pm 03 Sep 10

It angers me as well – but the broadcast agreement (since 2007 – and until 2011) says Fox owns Friday nights in the ACT. Unfortunately it’s not 100% Channel 7’s fault (even though their national policy is that Better Homes and Gardens takes preference over Friday night AFL).

At least this week I can briefly jump on the Raiders bandwagon – then hop off just in time for the delayed AFL to start…

Mess 3:13 pm 03 Sep 10

There’s only one game of football worth watching tonight and it’s not the AFL. Go the Raiders!

prhhcd 3:01 pm 03 Sep 10

YEY !!! Go Vicar!
Love that show!

KB1971 2:51 pm 03 Sep 10

Aparrently Sydney is “our” team so we get those games at normal times but not others.

chewy14 2:46 pm 03 Sep 10

If you love your AFL that much then get FOXTEL or walk down the local club.

Suck it up princess.

colourful sydney rac 2:26 pm 03 Sep 10

there is no way in hell that the Vicar of Dibley would outrate an AFL final.

DeadlySchnauzer 2:16 pm 03 Sep 10

Yay Vicar of Dibley.

amarooresident3 2:14 pm 03 Sep 10

It’s on live Fox 518 if you want to got to a club.

p1 2:04 pm 03 Sep 10

Personally I’m not a big AFL fan and would probably prefer the Vicar of Dibley. But something about the Ghost Wisperer show irritates me. I think it is because whenever I hear the title, I think of the Horse Wisperer, then wonder why she is talking to dead horses?

kennardly 2:03 pm 03 Sep 10

a mate of mine always goes to Bali this time of year and we always joke that he gets to watch the AFl live there and I don’t – go figure.

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