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#503

AFL Nation commentary line-up for Round 11. It is again differentiating 2 commentary teams for the same game.


#504

3AW has 3 main teams-Tim Lane/Tony Leonard being the A team, then Bruce Eva/Dwayne Russell, then Shane McInnes/Matt Granland. For extra games they use Nick Butler or the 6PR call team.


#505

Matt Granland or Shane McInnes sometimes does FNF instead of Dwayne Russell.


#506

Surely Eva, Russell and co are the A team given they do Friday nights?
Shane McInnes, as far as I am aware, hasn’t called a Friday night game this season. He did Good Friday but that wasn’t a night game.
Only two Friday games Tonsils has called instead of Dwayne were round 9 (DR was in China) and tonight (DR is in Tassie tomorrow, Launceston is notoriously difficult for quick turnarounds on flights).


#507

They’re quite ordinary in my opinion. More ears listening on weekend afternoons than Friday night.


#508

I see ABC is listed on both the Essidon-Richmond match and the West Coast-St Kilda match. I guess that means ABC will do the second half from Perth?


#509

I agree that they’re ordinary. I figured Friday night is the alleged “marquee” match of the round so your ‘A’ team would call, that’s all.


#510

Yeah, Lane/Leonard should be doing FNF.


#511

for MMM same thing-Howard/Darcy being the FNF crew, Brayshaw/BT being the Saturday crew then down the line Schwass/Denner, then Cometti/Reid for Perth matches and Dittmar/Yates for SA matches, and Champion/ Hargreaves for QLD matches.


#512

Tonight Matt Granland and Bruce Eva are calling Sydney v Carlton for 3AW.


#513

No coverage of the Melbourne v Bulldogs game?


#514

Yeah I know. I did mention Tonsils calling earlier so that Dwayne doesn’t have to gamble with Launceston Airport.


#515

In Melbourne SEN are covering the Hawks v Power match as their Saturday arvo match, presumably they’ll take this call as well as those stations listed.


#516

Yep that’s right. The games SEN aren’t taking are WB/Mel, Ess/Ric and Coll/Freo.


#517

AFL Nation still had their sponsored half time show (about a minute long) with Scott Lucas and Cam (?) at the ground.


#518

Former Port Adelaide premiership coach and former Richmond assistant coach Mark Williams is providing special comments for Essendon v Richmond match for 3AW tonight. Matt Granland and Matthew Lloyd are working for the second night in a row.


#519

There was a second call team in Launceston today.
I believe the Maher/Heverin/Murphy trio called solely for SEN whilst Peter Donegan, Tristan Foenander and Daisy Pearce called the game for the other stations listed.


#520

I wonder if anyone mutes TV and listens to radio broadcasts these days?


#521

I wouldn’t have thought so. The few seconds delay of digital TV would make it virtually impossible.


#522

Easy enough to pause tv now though.