What happens with footy media?

Getting out of shower and checking Facebook on Wednesday morning, I was shocked to see Marngrook Footy Show wouldn’t be broadcasted on NITV – SBS.


Why does fans’ most popular TV program have to be axed?


The show had great quality as featured footy stuffs more than Front Bar or Footy Show including footy analysis and interviewing players.


Presenters had best knowledge of the sport and viewers loved the program.


I cannot believe the decision SBS had made. Where are fans’ voices?


On the other hand, Macquarie Sports Radio’s current programs will be ceased on Friday while live sports coverages will be still on air.


The radio station tried to broadcast all nation friendly shows, but unfortunately it was not successful.


Listening to David Schwarz (Ox) and Mark Allen (Marko), I didn’t enjoy as much as while they hosted the Run Home on SEN.


On Macquarie’s Drive Show, they talked about NRL more than AFL. Then I couldn’t find interesting as an AFL fan.


And I was unable to find Ox funny on that radio station. I was really happy to listen to fun stuffs when Ox moved back from Breakfast Show to the Run Home in 2017.


His talents couldn’t strength in Macquarie Sports Radio.


As I have parted with SEN, what should I listen to? I hate the big boss of that sports radio and never forgive him because of how he treated Ox and Marko.


I totally don’t understand what media think about their products or presenters including their talents.



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Love, passion and pride are seen on the footy that is the biggest part of my life. 1. St Kilda Club member: I am a passionate and crazy Sainter. Just hope we will win the second flag soon, especially after Dogs and Tigers having ended long premiership draughts. 2. The Osaka Dingoes Player and Public Relations Officer: Player number 44 that I chose to honour Stephen Milne with my wish being like a small forward like him. Lenny Hayes' hardworking attitudes are adopted on my trainings and practices. Nick Riewoldt's great plays are in my player audiobook too. 3. Writing: Here on the Almanac and also on the World Footy News. My skills utilise on great footy websites.


  1. “No One ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American/Australian people” – HL Mencken & Craig Hutchinson.

  2. I watched The Marngrook grand final show and it looked like there was about 20 people in the audience. They used to pack out The Forum for the grand final edition once upon a time but interest has obviously waned in serious football discussion. The Front Bar has killed off the Footy Show and Marngrook it would appear. SBS has stopped televising Rockwiz also so maybe its a budgetary issue also as live shows are expensive to produce.

  3. Thanks for your comments!

    PB – I don’t think Hutchinson is intelligent. If he were intelligent, he wouldn’t treat Ox and Marko in that rude way or ruin Footy Show. I HATE Hutchinson; that’s why I do not listen to f***ing SEN any more.

    Gerry – I heard Coalitions cut off the budget on ABC and SBS. Then Sydney based administration don’t know the great quality of Melbourne based Marngrook Footy Show?? What’s the hell? Even Front Bar has taken some Marngrook Footy Show audience? When I was in Melbourne I watched the CH 7 show and I liked it. Sadly I missed an opportunity to watch Marngrook Footy Show…



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