Petition to keep Marngrook on air

Yvette Wroby has alerted us to the petition “The Cancellation of the Marngrook Footy Show: Put it back on Air”. It doesn’t take long to add your name if you wanted to support the show, which was cancelled by the ABC last week.

You can read more and sign the petition here.

About Yvette Wroby

Yvette Wroby writes, cartoons, paints through life and gets most pleasure when it's about football, and more specifically the Saints. Believes in following dreams and having a go.


  1. Peter Schumacher says

    This is a show which whilst not perhaps a total “must view” is nevertheless is far far more attractive than the other offering which to me must attract viewers with an IQ of less than 100.

    What I do particularly like is that the teams are listed, changes noted and sensible views proffered as to the impact of the changes and the chances of the teams in general.

  2. This is another nail in the coffin of sports coverage by the ABC in it’s dumbing down policy. ABC management prefers nonsense sports programs such as Outsiders hosted by Barry Cassidy.
    Hopefully, the Marngrook Footy Show will either return to the NITV channel or radio 3CR.

  3. I loved watching it because of its genuine humour, they genuinely loved therir footy and they promoted some of the players you do not normally hear from –

  4. Andrew Starkie says

    I love MG because it talks about footy. No bs, no ego, no nastiness. where do I sign.

  5. Marngrook was one of those shows that you could feel that those who loved the game for the game, enjoyed. They had a great panel and some wonderful past players and the discussions could be both funny, engaging and informative. They played live usually Australian music, had great guests, and you could be part of a studio audience without too much fuss. I think they lost some viewers when they fiddled with the time slot. I hate how they put all the footy shows up against each other, because I like Before the Game as well.

    Plus, how many shows do we have on prime time TV that engages the general population on indigenous issues for a start, an an indigenous “viewpoint” for seconds. To put it bluntly, we don’t get to see too many indigenous programs, hosts, and emphasis on mainstream TV about issues the whole country is engaged in…footy.

    I was at the show the night Ross Lyon defected, and the energy and excitement of being at a show where there was breaking, relevant news, was terrific. I got to be thanked by Leon Davis too as I gave up my “guest” seat for him and others several times that night. He was so sweet, up close and personal. This show has great energy and humour.

    Sign up all. There’s about 300 more signed from yesterday….


  6. Andrew Fithall says

    The show is also one of the very few avenues for live Australian music on Australian TV.

  7. All Phantoms have heard the drums and signed.

  8. I love the Almanac community. I really really love you all


  9. Sometimes He comes out of the jungle and walks the streets like an ordinary man. People know him then as Mr Walker.

    Thanks Yvette, for helping remind us that The Game’s not all about the shenanigans of our wouldbe betters.

    Signed up and got a lovely thank you note back from Michele.

  10. Duly signed. Thanks for directing us to the petition, Yvette.

  11. Skip of Skipton says

    Petition signed. There are many shows on the ABC that need to be knocked on the head. Marngrook isn’t one of them.

  12. Cheryl Critchley says

    Marngrook is a really good show that fills a need and provides welcome relief from the over commercialised AFL shows. Why did the ABC poach it if it was just going to dump it. Why does hte ABC now have to worry about ratings? Isn’t it’s main goal quality? I hope the show gets picked up by another network.

  13. Marngrook was the only footy show I watched because it was the only show worth watching.

  14. Good work Yvette. As I’ve said, the loss of The Marngrook Footy show is a real blow to the social and cultural evolution of this great game. And ‘real’ economics will tell you, the public benefits of this show far outweigh the financial costs of putting it to air. Here’s hoping the ABC re-consider.

  15. Have signed. This was by far the best footy show on tv. Not only a great concept, but also informative, and a showcase for great music. The guest list from week to week was also highly impressive.

  16. Come on ABC support this great program! There is no other football show that’s about the footy, the fans and the vibe. Not that commercialised, gambling-obsessed version of vibe you get on the other channels, but an individual’s experience with the game, be it as an AFL player, a school footy hopeful, or the die-hard fan watching the game from the bleachers. Plus it is long overdue recognition of the input that Aboriginal Australia has made to the game we love and the community in general. Bring back Marngrook!

  17. Marngrook is about participation in footy at whatever level – player or fan; young or old; rich or poor; black or white. It is of the game; by the game and for the game. Other shows exploit the game to pick people’s pockets and poison their souls. Long live Marngrook.

  18. I’m in. Great grass roots footy and as someone above said “no bs or ego”, its all about the footy. And Daics is a regular! And I’m hopeful Billy Miller might appear again and sing a few of the old classics from the good old London Tavern Sth Caulfied days in the mid 80s!

  19. PS. I read that it was partly due to “production costs” – shirly they can’t be serious!! How much could it cost to put this show on?

  20. Heard it may get picked up by Foxtel. How much do you love it again??

  21. haha…that is a key Q Budge.
    Never seen the show. It is a packed marketplace. Have heard the radio gig.
    Won’t be on my “yellow button”.

  22. Theyhave lost the plot with the ‘cost of’ arguement. They have just chopped all production due to cost cutting and left Sydney and Melb.

    The cost of production is much cheaper in Tassie but it is all about the big towns of course.

    If you don’t believe me do your sums.

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