Predictable news reports for an unpredictable game

Keith Almond believes TV coverage of football on the nightly news has not improved since the 1960s; in fact if you take colour out of the equation it has hardly changed at all.

Almanac Rugby League – The Challenge Cup: a game I cannot see

The Challenge Cup 2011 (the game I cannot see) This Saturday the Challenge Cup will be played at Wembley Stadium London. The Challenge Cup is a competition based on soccer’s FA Cup, a knockout competition culminating in the last two teams playing the Final at London’s famous Wembely Stadium. Each year 90,000 fans make their [Read more]

Non-Stop AFL?

John Weldon offer some thoughts on the possible future of AFL broadcasting over at the Conversation website.

Trouble at The Cave

by Eric Ellis THERE’s a place, on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, that Demetriou should induct into the AFL Hall of Fame, a sod in his sacred turf of the competition’s haollowed places, a place Where Magic Happens. Its my mate Alex’s basement den, The Cave. We’re drawn – a hard core five of us, Asia lifers [Read more]

AFL overestimate supporters’ attitude to pay TV

It is a disgrace when on a brisk Saturday in May, only ONE game out of FOUR being played today, can be viewed on television. Last weekend when there was no free-to-air televising of any day games, my daughter and I decided to go for a stroll into the ‘centre hub’ of our busy little [Read more]