Its the old story, when the Tigers win, its because the other team had a shocker. It was even the same in 2005.
As far as broadcasters, there are very few worth listening to and the so called ‘analysts’ are even worse.
For broadcasters, Warren Smith gives me ‘entertainment’ value watching a game but that’s about all. He lives it up for TV. You can include Rabs ‘Ive overstayed my welcome by 20 years’ Warren, and all the others in this…they are garbage.
Phil Gould might be in everyone elses wank-bank, but does nothing for me. Flips and flops and usually by the end of the game he tells you how he tipped the upset at the start of the game because he read the body language. What a tool.
Analysts - Anasta, Cronk, Ennis and the rest. I respect them because they made it to firsts, but that’s where it stops. Laurie Daley is a classic example. Great player, ran over and around me many times in rep games as juniors, but the bloke needs to just STFU. Andrew Johns - greatest player I’ve seen in my lifetime by STFU x 100!
Great players do not translate to great analysts. The adage of ‘Ive played the game at the highest level so I know best is complete BS.’ Some of the current coaches, who could barely scratch into grade are great examples. I’ve heard old guys at the pub talk more sense with 3 schooners in them than any one on TV.
Matty Johns is the same. Thinks he knows everyone, friends with everyone, is Mr Knowledge. Just face it, he is an occasional funny presenter and that’s it. Hindmarsh and Fletch the same.
I vomitted in my own mouth when I heard Rothfield on radio this week claim he single handedly organised the Bulldogs signing Phil Gould. FMD!
So the moral of my rant is… it’s Tv. Take it for what it is. Light entertainment. If you want a genuine assessment of the game, turn the sound down and think about it yourself or go to the match. Otherwise these so called personalities and analysts are just paid to be clickbait and get a light giggle, nothing more.