The Footy Show (AFL)


#528

Nine are trying to sign Foxtel’s Neroli Meadows to co-host the new Footy Show with Lehmo.


#529

Neroli Meadows also did a year with Lehmo on Before the Game.

Neroli a huge get if they can get her to Nine as she has been a real presence on Fox Sports/Fox Footy including Fox Sports News and Fox Cricket over summer. I imagine she would have to leave Fox completely if she took the gig, although Eddie has managed to keep his Fox Footy commitments.


#530

I think Nine are trying to negotiate a contract exemption which would allow her to do both. The Footy Show already cross promote Fox Footy’s coverage so it’s possible.


#531

Just like Neroli was introduced as Fox Footy’s Neroli Meadows on Before the Game.


#532

It’ll be a crazy career move for her to take up the gig if it means she has to leave Fox. I say this because I highly doubt this latest reincarnation of The Footy Show will be successful


#533

Shane Crawford will return to the Footy Show as a semi-regular according to the Sunday Herald Sun.


#534

Confirmed: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/the-score/the-score-fox-footys-neroli-meadows-has-signed-on-to-cohost-the-revamped-footy-show/news-story/c2d6672f00aef8d053cd6e2e68ca4733
And like Eddie McGuire, Neroli will appear on both Nine and Fox Footy.


#535

From not doing testing to ensure the new team has chemistry to inadequate promotion, Nine are repeating the same mistakes they made with Today’s relaunch all over again…


#536

Well Lehmo and Neroli did work together for several years on Before The Game… Not sure how Crawford and Fevola will fit into the mix though


#537

Article on Nine’s WWOS website summarising the changes and previewing Wednesday night’s show


#538

The Australian says that Nine quietly called the media last Thursday on the new line-up, but Fox executives got wind of that and were not happy. High level talks between Nine and Fox Sports followed before a compromise was struck on Friday. Neroli will be introduced as “Fox Footy’s Neroli Meadows” while Fox Footy logo will appear during the show.


#539

How ridiculous if 9 has indeed agreed to this.


#540

That’s how she was introduced on Before The Game as well.


#541

Why would Fox allow contracted on air talent appear on a rival network?


#542

Because the show will cross promote the Fox Footy coverage.


#543

Meadows has appeared on HYBPA a few times.


#544

Social Media accounts have been updated with these. The shows new logo I presume
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#545

Ugly font for “The Footy Show” on the logo. Would much rather they use the “It’s back!” font for the logo.


#546

That looks awful.


#547

Very ordinary logo by the looks of that.