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The Footy Show is a Logie Award winning Australian sports television program, shown on the Nine Network and its affiliates. Image File history File links Footyshowafl1_dvd. ... Image File history File links Footyshownrl_dvd. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Television series redirects here. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ...


There are two versions of the program, the original, which was dedicated to the AFL and Australian rules football, and the franchise concerning the NRL and rugby league. They are officially respectively referred to as The AFL Footy Show and The NRL Footy Show, though they are generally just referred to as The Footy Show. As they are shown in distinct geographical regions, according to areas where one or other sport predominates, there is little room for confusion. The Australian Football League (AFL), formerly known as the Victorian Football League, and sometimes known as the VFL/AFL, is the elite Australian national competition in the sport of Australian rules football. ... High marking is a key skill and spectator attribute of Aussie Rules Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Aussie Rules Football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of football... poo The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... Wally Lewis passing the ball in Rugby League State of Origin. ...

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Scheduling

Each version of the show airs twice each week in the form of a:

  • A Thursday night program, shown at 9.30 p.m. AEST, and
  • A Sunday morning program, shown at 11:00 a.m. AEST

The Thursday night programs are aired at different times. In New South Wales, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, The NRL Footy Show is shown first. In Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania The AFL Footy Show is aired. The "alternate" version of Thursday's Footy Show would then go to air later that Thursday night. The "alternate" show on Sunday is not aired in addition to the regularly scheduled version. Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Governor HE Professor Marie Bashir Premier Bob Carr (ALP) Area 809,444 km² (5th)  - Land 800,642 km²  - Water 8,802 km² (1. ... Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Governor HE Ms Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Area 1,852,642 km² (2st)  - Land 1,730,648 km²  - Water 121,994 km² (6. ... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $10,418 (8th)  - Product... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... Motto: United for the Common Wealth Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Governor Premier Const. ... Motto: Cygnis Insignis (Distinguished by its swans) (not included on official coat of arms) Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Governor HE Lieutenant General John Sanderson Premier Dr Geoff Gallop (ALP) Area 2,645,615 km² (1st)  - Land 2,529,875 km²  - Water 115,740 km² (4. ... Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Area 90,758 km² (7th)  - Land 68,401 km²  - Water 22,357 km² (24. ...


The NRL Footy Show on Sunday usually starts at 11am and is one hour long. It is followed by The Sunday Roast, which is a rugby league discussion show. The AFL Footy Show on Sunday was followed by Any Given Sunday, a show that looked at all sports around the world, as well as previewing the AFL matches for that day. Any Given Sunday has been discontinued as of 2007. The Sunday Roast is a NRL based show on the Nine Network that airs at 11. ... Any Given Sunday is an Australian television program that airs on the Nine Network At the start of the 2005 Australian Football League season, this one-hour panel show was created to air between the Sunday Footy Show and Nines Sunday AFL game. ...


The AFL Footy Show

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The AFL Footy Show had its origins in 1993 when a special Grand Final Edition of the Sunday Footy Show aired on the Thursday night before the AFL Grand Final. The program was then extended and started as a regular program in 1994, and was hosted by former Network Ten reporter Eddie McGuire, and joined by former Geelong champion John "Sam" Newman and comedian Trevor Marmalade. They are usually joined by three current and former football players in a panel format. Part of the pre-match entertainment at the 2006 AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three commercial television networks, available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Geelong Football Club, nicknamed The Cats, is an Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League with a rich history. ... John Noel William Sam Newman (born December 22, 1945 in Geelong, Victoria) is a retired Australian rules football player for the Geelong Cats and is now a local celebrity, television personality and part-time specialist ruck coach. ... Trevor Marmalade (born Jason van de Velde on April 20, 1962) is the stage name of a comedian from Melbourne, Australia. ...


In 2006, after Eddie McGuire's appointment as CEO of the of the Nine Network, he stepped down as host of the program and has been replaced by former Melbourne star Garry Lyon and former state cricketer James Brayshaw. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed The Demons, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... Garry Lyon Garry Lyon (born September 13, 1967) is a former captain of the Melbourne Demons Football Club in the Australian Football League. ... James Brayshaw - JB James Antony Brayshaw (born May 11, 1967 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a former state cricketer and now Australian television and radio personality. ...

The now infamous footage of Garry Lyon on the Stretcher played constantly throughout the 2006 "Footy Show" Season.

The panelists discuss any news stories that arise during the week, review the last round of matches, and preview each match for the coming week including showing the lineups. Before 1999 no footage of any AFL games could be aired by the show as the rival Seven Network held the broadcast rights and refused to allow the show to air footage, in an attempt to stall the program's success. From 2000-2006, Nine had the rights to AFL broadcasts and footage was used liberally during the show. It would seem they will revert to not using footage from 2007, Nine having lost the rights to AFL broadcasting to the Seven network & Ten network until at least 2011. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... Ten Network logo Network TEN so called because it broadcasts on Channel TEN in most cities, is Australias third but possibly most profitable television network. ...


Regular segments include:

  • Almost Footy Legends (by Trevor Marmalade) - Showcases local footy highlights (such as big marks and great goals) Originally started so that some football footage could be shown.
  • Sam's Mailbag (by Sam Newman) - Sam reads and answers letters from the show's fans, often including at least one video email.
  • Street Talk (by Sam Newman) - A satirical take on the vox pop by interviewing and making fun of various characters on the streets of cities around Australia. Shane Crawford or Brendan Fevola fill in as host of this segment when Sam is unable to fulfill his position.

Other segments have included: This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

  • "Fyfe's Footy Flicks" - Cartoonist Andrew Fyfe produced a weekly satiric animation sending up the weekly events in football.
  • Bill's Wheel - Billy Brownless went around to local footy clubs to have a competition where they won what would come up on the wheel.
  • Screamers - An AFL player talent quest competition.
  • House of Bulger - 5-minute parody of daytime soap operas featuring AFL stars such as Shane Crawford (as Hank Bulger) and other guest appearances.
  • Bulger, MD - The sequel to House of Bulger, ending with Hank being shot dead by Dr. Pink (Nathan Brown) on the Grand Final show.
  • Hatchet Jobs - Featured during 2006 towards the end of the show. Footage from coach interviews is chopped up and edited resulting in facetious one-liners.
  • Mastermind - Each week Eddie would quiz someone.
  • Pillow Talk - James Brayshaw interviews a wife or girlfriend of AFL footballers. Started in 2007.

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Sam Newman's Controversial Antics

Sam Newman is the most controversial figure on the AFL Footy Show, and has been the subject of many complaints to the Nine Network. Some of the more controversial incidents involving Newman include:

  • Having his chauffeur reverse his car into Trevor Marmalade's bar, destroying it.
  • Wearing blackface after Aboriginal player Nicky Winmar did not appear as scheduled on that night's program due to car trouble.
  • Publicly humiliating his teenage son in the 1997 grand final special for being a fan of the Adelaide Crows (Newman played for Geelong).
  • Hitting David Schwarz in the face with a pie and being pushed to the ground by him afterwards.
  • Getting punched in the stomach by Shane Crawford.
  • Having his trousers pulled down by Crawford, exposing his genitals live to air.
  • Exposing his genitals to the camera after stripping a la "The Full Monty" live to air.
  • Drinking a full bottle of Jim Beam over the length of a show.
  • Spraying Shane Crawford with a fire extinguisher after Crawford interrupted Sam's Mailbag.
  • Getting sprayed with a fire extinguisher by Shane Crawford after he started discussing a newspaper article about model fire engines. Sam was later showed showering, returning towards the end of the show in a dressing gown.
  • Antagonising guest panel member Jason Dunstall in a "Back to the 80's" special when Dunstall refused to show up in a retro outfit.
  • Referring to James Brayshaw as dressing like a "girl".
  • Chasing Shane Crawford with clear violent intent after Crawford appeared to draw on a Archibald Prize-entered portrait of Newman. It was later revealed to be a fake, much to the relief of the artist (and Newman).
  • Undergoing a "nappy change" by Shane Crawford and Brendan Fevola, when Shane was disgruntled about comments Sam made about him not being a good father. He ended up being covered in talcum powder, and his underwear was doused with water.
  • Annoying co-host Garry Lyon by repetitively showing Lyon writhing in pain on a stretcher after having broken his leg. The clip has aired many times, including being shown on a blimp outside the 2006 Grand Final edition of the show.
  • Trying to simulate sex in a fake airplane toilet (due to the incident between Ralph Fiennes and former Qantas air hostess Lisa Robertson) noting how hard it would be to join the 'mile-high' club. The 'segment' first saw Sam try to "bonk" a mannequin and then a male midget dressed as an air hostess.
  • Starting a 'fake' campaign to "bring the footy home" (back to Channel 9 from Channel 7) as he, believed that Channel 7's coverage of AFL games to be "absolute shocking". Sam had badges and banners to aid his campaign, although he failed miserably in 'raising' funds.
  • Being sprayed with a super soaker by Fevola.
  • Constantly referring to Fevola's poor behaviour on field, which lead to Fevola to throw a fake (albeit real-looking) snake at Sam. Believing it to be real, Sam fled from his seat (to the audience's delight).
  • Annoying guest panelist Jason Dunstall by referring to him as "Uganda's National Symbol" (the Silver Back Gorilla).

Newman has also had a number of well-publicised off-screen incidents that are often brought up during the show.


Sunday Footy Show

On Sunday mornings, the Sunday Footy Show airs, now hosted by Tony Jones and featuring Brian Taylor, Mark Bickley, Danny Frawley and Billy Brownless on the panel. The show discusses the weekend's matches so far, showing scores and highlights, and often interviews players from some of the sides that have played that round. Before the Nine network obtained the TV rights to AFL matches, it was a lighter look at AFL, with a panel featuring the likes of Max Walker, Ted Whitten and Lou Richards. Lou Richards is still a part of the Sunday Footy Show today, through his Lou's Handball segment. This competition now runs every week and features Lou telling a joke before each competition. Anthony Tony Jones is an Australian sports journalist. ... Early Career Brian Dolphin Taylor is a British drummer, whose career started when he gave a friend a lift to audition as bass guitarist, for the Tom Robinson Band in 1976. ... Mark Bickley (born August 4, 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Danny Frawley (born September 8, 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach. ... Billy Brownless (born January 28, 1967 in Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia) is a former Geelong Australian Football League football player. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... The Australian Football League (AFL), formerly known as the Victorian Football League, and sometimes known as the VFL/AFL, is the elite Australian national competition in the sport of Australian rules football. ... Max Walked plays the tall blonde guy on the Canadian television show, 15/Love. ... Edward James Ted Whitten (born July 27, 1933, died August 17, 1995) was an Australian rules football player, considered by many as being one of the greatest players of all time: in 1966, he was the first inductee to the Australian Football Hall of Fame and given Legend status. ... Lou Richards (born March 15, 1923) was an Australian rules footballer, who played 250 games with the Collingwood Football Club between 1941 and 1955. ...


The Sunday Footy Show was the original Footy Show, and following its success in 1993, it was decided to present a special Grand Final edition from the Rod Laver Arena. The success of this special meant that the Thursday night show was to be instilled as a permanent fixture in the Nine schedule. The Sunday Footy show has had numerous formats over the years running over two hours, but currently is one hour. Part of the pre-match entertainment at the 2006 AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ... Rod Laver Arena is a part of the Melbourne Park complex located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and current venue for the Australian Open in tennis. ...


There was controversy on the Sunday edition of the Footy Show on 12 August of 2007, when AFL legend and former North Melbourne Football Club captain and Premiership player Wayne Carey responded to criticisms from Nathan Thompson by mocking Thompson's well-publicised bout with depression. In addition, on returning from a commercial break, he was heard to make references to 'necking himself', to the apparent delight of other members of the Footy Show panel. Carey and the Nine Network were quick to issue an apology over the incident, although no mention was officially made of the 'necking himself' comment. North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed The Kangaroos, is an Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Nathan Thompson (born 14 February 1978) is an Australian rules footballer currently playing with the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League. ...


The NRL Footy Show

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Sydney Footy Show

Following the pioneering success of the AFL footy show, the Nine Network quickly developed a Footy Show for the rugby league market. The NRL Footy Show began in 1994 and was hosted by 'Fatty' aka Paul Vautin, 'Sterlo' (Peter Sterling), 'Blocker' (Steve Roach) and Ray Hadley. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Paul Fatty Vautin(born July 24, 1959), is a former Australian Rugby League player and more famously, a media personality. ... Peter Maxwell John Sterling (born June 16, 1960 in Toowoomba, Queensland), nicknamed Sterlo, was one of the greatest Australian rugby league players and a major contributor to Parramattas dominance of the New South Wales Rugby League premiership between 1981 and 1986. ... Steve Roach (born April 24, 1962, Sydney, Australia), known as Blocker to fans, was an Australian rugby league prop forward of the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Raymond Morris Madley OAM (born 27 September 1954) is an Australian radio presenter. ...


The Thursday night program was, and still is largely entertainment-based, with some football-related content included, such as previews of the weekend's fixtures and interviews with players.


Hadley and Roach did not have a good relationship with the rest of the team, and left by the late 1990s for varying reasons. Hadley had become disillusioned as a result of the confirmation that the Super League competition would take place in Australia in 1997 (see Super League War). This meant that the Footy Show would be required to give fair coverage and discussion of both the Super League and ARL competitions during its broadcast. Hadley had been a stout supporter of the more traditional ARL, believing that Super League's agenda was backed by money and greed and was not prepared to lend his support to the rival competition, thus leading to his eventual departure from the show. Roach, on the other hand, had been involved in an altercation, allegedly assaulting a heckler in a Sydney pub. Channel Nine, not wanting to condone such conduct and wishing to preserve its reputation, were quick to terminate Roach's contract as a result of his actions. Super League is the name of various sports competitions in different disciplines: // Football (soccer) Football Association of Malaysia Swiss Super League Turkish Premier Super League. ... The Super League war was a battle for the control of broadcast rights for the sport of Rugby League. ... Super League is the name of various sports competitions in different disciplines: // Football (soccer) Football Association of Malaysia Swiss Super League Turkish Premier Super League. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... Super League is the name of various sports competitions in different disciplines: // Football (soccer) Football Association of Malaysia Swiss Super League Turkish Premier Super League. ...


For around two or three years, Vautin and Sterling presented the show by themselves, often with guest hosts such as Phil Gould, the Johns brothers (Andrew and Matthew) and Ryan Girdler with his highly popular segment, Their House, the name a parody of the Australian TV program Our House (a lifestyle program). For the drummer Phil Gould, see Phil Gould (musician). ... This article is about the rugby league player. ... Matthew Johns (born July 27, 1971 in Cessnock, New South Wales) is an Australian entertainer who had previously enjoyed a successful career in rugby league alongside his younger brother Andrew Johns. ... Ryan Girdler (born 19 September 1972, Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former rugby league player. ...


In 2001, a contest was held to find a new co-host, via a parody of the hit show Survivor (also shown on Nine), and former Knights forward Paul Harragon, also known as 'Chief', was selected. In 2003, fellow former Knights player Matthew Johns joined as the fourth host, following the success of his appearances as alter egos Reg Reagan and Trent The Flight Steward the previous year. A new character, Randy Discotelli, based upon an American fitness instructor, was introduced in 2005. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... For the recently concluded season, see Survivor: Fiji. ... The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Newcastle, New South Wales. ... Paul Harragon (born Saturday October 12, 1968) is an Australian rugby league player and sports commentator. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Matthew Johns (born 27 July 1971) is an Australian entertainer who had previously enjoyed a successful career in rugby league. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Paul Harragon's introduction to the show brought popular segments such as 'That's Tops', which involves giving the 'thumbs up' sign with both hands simultaneously. 'That's Tops' ran from 2002 until the end of 2004. Mario Fenech also appears often as a host. In 2005 'That's Gold' was introduced, which involves placing an upright clenched fist on an open palm; both gestures have become popular throughout Australia and New Zealand and are often 'performed' at sports venues across the country. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mario Fenech (nicknamed The Maltese Falcon) is a Maltese-Australian rugby league personality. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In May 2005, due to declining ratings, former host Ray Hadley was invited back to the show. However, he declined this offer due to his radio commitments on 2GB. Rebecca Wilson was also invited to be part of the show and she accepted. However, Vautin and Sterling disapproved of this move due to personal reasons, and Wilson appeared for only one episode. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Rebecca Wilson played by Kelly in 1994 Barney video: (Barney Live! in New York City) ...


The show has spawned 3 "best of" video/DVDs, a compilation CD, the Reg Reagan All of Me DVD and the single Am I Ever Gonna See The Biff Again? by Reg Reagan and the Knucklemen (Reagan is a parody of a stereotypical ocker football players from the 1970s). Matthew Johns (born July 27, 1971 in Cessnock, New South Wales) is an Australian entertainer who had previously enjoyed a successful career in rugby league alongside his younger brother Andrew Johns. ...


For a period of ten weeks in 2005, the show was hosted by Matthew Johns, due to head injuries suffered by Vautin while filming a comedy sketch for the show. Vautin returned in September 2005.


The NRL Footy Show is more a variety show than a typical sports program. This is evident through the many games that the members play such as Going, Going, GOOONE! and segments such as Daredevil Dudes. Only one match is previewed in significant depth, it generally being the Friday Night showcase.


In 2007, Peter Sterling has decided not to return to the show so he can concentrate on commentating duties as he was overwhelmed by the considerable wit of his fellow panellists. The show decided to keep the 3 hosts (Vautin, Harragon and Johns), and have 5 regular panellists (2 at the one time). These panellists are Mark Gasnier, Willie Mason, Andrew Johns, Benji Marshall and Luke Ricketson. Mark Gasnier (born July 19, 1981 in Sydney, NSW) is an Australian rugby league player for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League competition and also a representative player for New South Wales & Australia. ... William Marshall Mason (born 15 April 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an Australian professional rugby league player. ... This article is about the rugby league player. ... Benji Quentin Marshall (born February 25, 1985 in Whakatane, New Zealand) is a rugby league player for the Wests Tigers in the Australian National Rugby League competition. ... Luke Ricketson is a former Australian Rugby League player who played for the Sydney Roosters. ...


Regular guests on the show include Mario Fenech, Amanda Flynn, 'MG' (Mark Geyer) and Phil Gould. Mario Fenech (nicknamed The Maltese Falcon) is a Maltese-Australian rugby league personality. ... Amanda Flynn (born 1982, Penrith, New South Wales) is an Australian TV personality and model. ... Mark Geyer (also known as MG or the Rugby League Rebel; born December 7, 1968), was a rugby league second row forward and one of the most controversial players of the 1990s - during which time he was seemingly more often in the headlines for what he did off the field... For the drummer Phil Gould, see Phil Gould (musician). ...


Brisbane Footy Show

The Brisbane Footy Show was short-lived during the mid-1990s and was generally hosted by Chris Bombolas, Peter Jackson, Mario Fenech, Laurel Edwards and Steve Haddin. Today, the Sydney version is shown in Brisbane and Queensland. In 1999, Channel 9 attempted a failed revival. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... For other persons named Peter Jackson, see Peter Jackson (disambiguation). ... Mario Fenech (nicknamed The Maltese Falcon) is a Maltese-Australian rugby league personality. ...


Sunday Footy Show

The Sunday Footy Show is aired on Sundays at 11am. Most of the time, it is hosted by Peter Sterling and a variety of panelists including Ben Ikin, Matthew Johns, Mario Fenech, Phil Gould, Jason Stevens, Paul Harragon and a variety of NRL players. Much like the AFL version, the show discusses the results of the weekend's matches so far and includes interviews with players. There is also a segment called 'Around the Grounds' which is presented by Tim Gilbert and discusses the rest of the weekend's game and injury wrap-up. There is also a 'League of legend' segment showcasing previous greats of the NRL. At the end of the program, there is a 'Brut Big Hits' segment showing 3 of the biggest hits in the previous round. Peter Maxwell John Sterling (born June 16, 1960 in Toowoomba, Queensland), nicknamed Sterlo, was one of the greatest Australian rugby league players and a major contributor to Parramattas dominance of the New South Wales Rugby League premiership between 1981 and 1986. ... Ben Ikin (born February 21, 1977) is a former Australian Rugby League Player. ... Matthew Johns (born July 27, 1971 in Cessnock, New South Wales) is an Australian entertainer who had previously enjoyed a successful career in rugby league alongside his younger brother Andrew Johns. ... Mario Fenech (nicknamed The Maltese Falcon) is a Maltese-Australian rugby league personality. ... For the drummer Phil Gould, see Phil Gould (musician). ... Jason Stevens Jason Anthony Stevens (born January 8, 1973 in Sydney, NSW) was an Australian Rugby League player for the Cronulla Sharks in the National Rugby League competition and also for Australia & New South Wales. ... Paul Harragon (born Saturday October 12, 1968) is an Australian rugby league player and sports commentator. ... NRL may refer to: National Rugby League Namespace Routing Language National Rookie League Numaligarh Refinery Limited US Naval Research Laboratory North Ronaldsay Airport, the IATA airport code Category: ... AFL has a number of references: Football leagues Australian Football League — professional competition in Australian Rules Football. ... Brut can mean many different things: Brutus of Troy (also known as Brut, Brute) was a legendary British character. ...


Immediately after the Sunday Footy Show, there is 'The Sunday Roast' where the less serious Footy Show boys go through all of the funniest footy moments of the week, as well as airing self made movies such as an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.


Also making a large appearance on The Sunday Roast is 'almost football' in which close calls are shown in slo-mo for your viewing pleasure.


The Sunday Footy show is filmed on the same set as the Today Show.


Special editions

Every four years, the AFL Footy Show runs a special edition of their program in London, England, with editions in 2001 and 2005 being the most recent, usually run during the mid-season break in the AFL season. They also hold a yearly episode at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth. London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... Burswood Resort and Casino The Burswood Entertainment Complex ( ) is located on the Swan River some five minutes from the city of Perth, Western Australia, and is owned by the gaming and media conglomerate PBL. The Complex includes a 24hr Casino, seven restaurants, seven bars, a multi-storey nightclub, two international... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


On June 18, 2006, the Footy Show World Cup Spectacular was aired, which aimed at capitalising on the interest in the World Cup 2006. It was hosted by Nine Network CEO Eddie McGuire, and featured panellists Matthew Johns, Paul Vautin, Sam Newman, Shane Warne and Garry Lyon. Anthony LaPaglia and Craig Johnston were also guests on the show. The show featured live performances from Simple Minds (performing Don't You Forget About Me), Live (performing The River) and a duet from Kane Alexander and Tina Arena, as well as a performance from Colin Hay (with Down Under (song)). Some incidents arising from the show include Billy Brownless, a known consumer of alcoholic beverages, discussing "frothies" (a famous term he uses for beer) in many German beer gardens, and Sam Newman punching an Australian cheer squad member in the face after video footage of the Fan spitting at Newman was shown. (see List of Australian rules football incidents). Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the eighteenth instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Matthew Johns (born July 27, 1971 in Cessnock, New South Wales) is an Australian entertainer who had previously enjoyed a successful career in rugby league alongside his younger brother Andrew Johns. ... Paul Fatty Vautin(born July 24, 1959), is a former Australian Rugby League player and more famously, a media personality. ... John Noel William Sam Newman (born December 22, 1945 in Geelong, Victoria) is a retired Australian rules football player for the Geelong Cats and is now a local celebrity, television personality and part-time specialist ruck coach. ... Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria), is an Australian cricketer and the current captain of Hampshire. ... Garry Lyon Garry Lyon (born September 13, 1967) is a former captain of the Melbourne Demons Football Club in the Australian Football League. ... Anthony LaPaglia (born 31 January 1959) (pronounced ) is an Australian actor, best known for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series Without a Trace, a role which won him a Golden Globe Award. ... Craig Johnston (born June 25, 1960 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former football (soccer) player who became the first Australian to make a major impact in the English game. ... Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... Dont You (Forget About Me) is a song written for the soundtrack of the 1985 John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club. ... Live (IPA pronunciation: , rhymes with five)[2] (also typeset as LIVE) is an American alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, comprised of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals and guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass guitar) and Chad Gracey (drums). ... This article is about the Good Charlotte song. ... Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on November 1, 1967, in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Australia) is an ARIA award winning singer/songwriter. ... Cover of the 2003 album by Colin Hay, Man At Work Colin James Hay is a musician who made his mark in the 1980s as a member of the Australian group Men at Work. ... Down Under is the title of a New Wave song of the reggae flavour, recorded in 1982 by the Australian rock group Men at Work, and featured on their album Business as Usual. ... Billy Brownless (born January 28, 1967 in Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia) is a former Geelong Australian Football League football player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Leffe, a Belgian beer, served in branded glasses Schlenkerla Rauchbier straight from the cask Beer brewed from wheat. ... A typical beer garden in Munich A beer garden is an open-air area where alcohol is legally served. ... John Noel William Sam Newman (born December 22, 1945 in Geelong, Victoria) is a retired Australian rules football player for the Geelong Cats and is now a local celebrity, television personality and part-time specialist ruck coach. ... The following is a listing of on and off-field incidents that have received media coverage involving footballers from the Australian Football League. ...


In 2006, to celebrate the NRL State of Origin decider - which was to be held in Melbourne for the first time in years - the two shows were filmed in adjoining rooms, in Nine Network Melbourne's complex. On the AFL Show, Fatty went over from the NRL Show to join as a guest for a few minutes. Upon his return, a quiz was held between AFL Show regulars Billy Brownless and Sam Newman, with Matthew Johns and Peter Sterling representing the NRL side. Most of the questions were about either the Melbourne Storm for the NRL boys, since it was a celebration of Melbourne Rugby League, and the Geelong Football Club who Newman and Brownless both played for in the AFL. The AFL boys won the quiz. Also during the show, Newman showed the two boys what he thought of their 2006 Logie by destroying a (presumably) fake Logie while Fatty was on their show. Players are selected to play for the state in which they played their first senior football, hence the name state of origin. Prior to 1980 players were selected for interstate matches on the basis of where they were playing their club football at the time. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Billy Brownless (born January 28, 1967 in Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia) is a former Geelong Australian Football League football player. ... The Melbourne Storm are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... The Geelong Football Club, nicknamed The Cats, is an Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League with a rich history. ...


Awards

At the 47th Annual Logie Awards held on May 1, 2005, the NRL version of the program won the Most Popular Sporting Program award. The NRL Footy Show successfully retained the award in 2006 and 2007, cementing it as the most popular Australian sports program on television, having long surpassed its AFL rival, despite lower TV ratings compared to the AFL footy show in a larger TV market in Sydney. The AFL version has won several Logies over its existence, but has in recent times failed to match the successes of its NRL contemporary. This is not to cast aspersions on the Sydney viewing public, who are very discerning when it comes to such quality television. Paul Vautin has accepted the awards in 2005, 2006 and 2007. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Criticism

The Footy Show has been criticised for "celebrating" alcohol in sport. The program features alcohol advertisements throughout the program, and alcohol advertising on the set. The AFL version of the program has even included presenters appearing to "skull" alcoholic drinks on-air.[1] The Australian Football League (AFL), formerly known as the Victorian Football League, and sometimes known as the VFL/AFL, is the elite Australian national competition in the sport of Australian rules football. ...


See also

This is a list of Australian television series and television programs. ...

References

  1. ^ The Australian newspaper, March 31, 2007 Story: "The time has come to end glamourising alcohol sponsorship"[1]

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