The best colour commentator going around. Gould does nothing but pander to the QLD market and repeat himself, Lewis is a slackjawed moron who has no idea at all about week in, week out 1st grade football and Daley is like a plank of wood.
At least Fittler can be entertaining, whether intentional or not, every other ex player who now has a announcers gig, are awful.
I don't know if it's intentional but he comes across as being "dummed down" by the network. Like was mentioned above about balancing out a call team but freddy's there to ensure the call has it serious side and it's lighter side. I don't think he does a bad job, better than Joey thats for sure.
Everytime I see him on tv giving his opinion/commentating I just feel for other commentators out there that don't get a run while Fittler does.
Just because you were a good player, doesn't mean you're a good commentator, just look at Daley and Johns as an example. Same as just because you're a good player, doesn't mean you're going to be a good coach.