Footy on Channel 9

OK punters I have been a silent participant up till now but I have a few things to get off my chest about Channel 9 and it’s coverage of Rugby League.

Let me start with the commentary team.  We have Rabs, Gus, Joey, Freddy, Lockyer, Hadley, Sterlo, Vossy and Vautin to name a few.  What the fuck are they thinking! If these are the best they can come up with there is something seriously wrong.

Rabs, the voice of the game, is still in a league of his own when it comes to this bunch of dribblers, is unfortunately starting to show his age, going off in his own little world occasionally, usually due to a stupid comment from Gus mind you.  Rabs is the man but might only have a few more seasons in him. Long live a legend

Hadley, why the hell they got him back has me beat.  The words opinionated, dull and old come to mind.  Well done Channel 9, you just helped the game go back a few steps.  Back to radio Ray, or better still retire. 

Gus, well we all know he is the biggest knob to grace the television since its beginning.  Why on earth Channel 9 boss David Gingell would give this self indulgent wanker, who only cares about his own agenda so much air time, god only knows.  I’m sure you’ve all heard him say the same thing on 3 different shows over the corse of a weekend.  Dig a hole Gus.

Freddy, Joey and Lockyer are three of the modern-day greats and when they talk footy us punters should listen, they know their shit.  The lighter moments of commentary, usually supplied by Freddy and Joey is good for a laugh 60% of the time every time, and is a breath of life in amongst the dull boring wrinkly balled old codgers up in the box with their cup of tea.

Sterlo, one of the best brains in the game still and a dead set legend, chimes in with his expert comments on the flow of the game, if only he could get more air time inbetween Gus’ agenda and the pathetic ads for other shit, yanky tv shows they have to advertise during the game, (as if there isn’t enough ads anyway) we would all be a lot better off.

Vautin has had his day, let’s be fair and say he shouldn’t have lasted the 1st season of the footy show, let alone 15 fucking years.

Vossy would be a good game show host I reckon.  He is the Andrew O’Keefe of the Rugby league world, no one like him but he just keeps popping up everywhere.  Next he will have his own morning show.  No Deal Vossy, beat it mate.

Do us all a favor Channel 9 and get in some new blood or don’t even bid for the new rights deal.  Give the game back to the people, at the moment you are turning them away cause they can’t handle the shit these bunch of muppets put up week in week out.

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  1. Well mate, it has been a long and very silent wait, but your end result is pretty good!
    I agree there needs to be a bit of a flush at 9. Some blokes need to go and some should not have started in the first place.
    I think Warren can write his own retirement date. Much like Richie, this man is an icon of the sport he covers, the game just wouldn’t be the same without them.
    As for your mate Hadley, I don’t know how he got a gig, his voice belongs to radio and the dog track. He’s a loud opinionated arsehole who barrows liberal agends and displays gross amounts of bias daily on his fu#ked up radio show. His garbage and his head has no place in the televising of the greatest game of all.
    But mate, your belting of Philip Ronald Gould is harsh. Many years ago, I, like everyone else thought he was a shit dribbler and an oxygen thief. But as the seasons have rolled past, I have found that Gus has grown on me. He provides good insights into the game and is rarely wrong when expressing his many opinions. In fact, I would go as far as to say that Gus is in touch with the average punter more than the rest of the rabble. And who could hate Gus’s rants under the goal posts before an Origin match? The guy looks as though he’s about to pop a vessel, soil his underwear and take the first hit up for blues. I love it!
    As for Sterlo, Fatty and Voss. I think Sterlo is excellent and can proberbly write his retirement date along with Rabs. But Vautin, on the other hand, is at the helm of a woeful and embarrassing production in the Footy Show, something which ruins not only his credability but also the games. It has truely gone down a hill when there was no hill to go down; he should look for a place to retire.
    Vossy is the man in my eyes, but he’s pissed someone off he shouldn’t have and has thus been shunned to the time-out chair for commentators. Perhaps Vossy’s demotion has something to with Hadley taking up playful residence underneath Gyngell’s desk from time time. We can only speculate.
    And let’s not forget those clowns Freddy and Johns, both of whom think there on a permant Kangaroos tour. It’s just all fun and games, (and proberbly coke, booze and hookers) for those bastards! There’s definite cost savings available in the axing of them two.
    And while we are in the axing mood, make room in the dust bin for Tony Greig, Ian Chappel and Grant Hackett!
    Keep it up champ.

  2. Mr Eldridge 2.0

     /  April 14, 2012

    There’s no doubting that in 2012 there has been a marked improvement with the expulsion of Dell.

    • Your right and i almost forgot, but where the hell has Dill gone from our screens? Was it your spray from last year which gave the powers that be the licience to silence? Was he involved in some sort of double team piss off with Vossy? Where the hell is Dell?

      • Mr Eldridge 2.0

         /  April 14, 2012

        Whatever it is, the silence is golden!

  3. The Senior

     /  April 14, 2012

    Wonderful vitriolic vilification of all things rotten with ch. 9.I am in agreement with most comments,however,I do think that the vexatious Voss does do a decent call.

    Hadley and the rest of the wankers should be pissed off.

    Why do we need a panel of “experts” to explain what we have all seen unfolded on screen?
    Is the viewing public alligned with referees and touch judges who are all blind as bats?

    Have one caller and a back up (Stirling would be ideal) in case of heart attack,the result of a day on the piss or other circumstances which may cause an on air drama,and leave the viewer in peace to form his own opinion of the game.

    Better still hope some other channel gets the rights to broadcast League for the next few years. Perhaps 7 & 10 should combine and share the broadcasts.

  4. tillman1

     /  April 14, 2012

    Mate you could not be more right about Hadley. Who the hell gave him a job. I mean seriously he describes EVERY single thing that happen. MATE ITS NOT THE BLOODY RADIO I CAN SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING SO JUST SHUT UP AND LET ME WATCH. And if that wasn’t bad enough his voice is so boring and dull, I’m am convinced they guy doesn’t have feelings just by listening to him talk. Seriously promote someone who actually enjoys what he is doing instead of this miserable prick.

    • Correct. Over talks, boring, dull, and a giant PRICK!
      I’d rather have Dell back.

      • tillman1

         /  April 14, 2012

        Yeah at least Dell had a bit of pezazz about him and actually tried to entertain.

  5. Stuart

     /  April 20, 2012

    Wake up to yrself Chris. Yr a clown. Pull yr head in! Spose yr the kind of fuckwit that wants fox to have all games. Neck up cunt!

    • Oh Stuart, praise Christ! Someone has finally come and torn a sprayer a new arsehole! Well done! Feel free to rip into anyone or any sprays you see fit.


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