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Channel 7 / pathetic coverage of afl games

1 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Review updated:

Channel 7 should never be allowed to cover the afl season. Today, 3 may 2009, seven is telecasting the round 6 game between sydney and richmond - - from 3pm to 5pm. The game is at time of writing is mid-way through the 3rd quarter. Why isn't the station able to offer live coverage?!? Channel ten do a way better job, and cover the entire event which usually goes on for three hours.

Shame on you, channel seven. If you can only manage a half-baked job, give it up. Even channel nine do a better job than you. Stick to your dancing with the friggin' stars, and let the real stations take care of programming that matters.

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  • Hi
      5th of Jul, 2009
    +2 Votes

    I agree, channel 7 should have the AFL rights taken off them, they have no interest in Queensland 7 office. I have rang them 3 times this year. The pre-season these guys played the Friday night games on the HD channel at 8.30pm, but the real season 11.30. I have rung the AFL and they have said it's completely up to 7 as long asthey put the game on before 11.30. This does not always happen! Maybe if nine get the AFL back they would have rugby on SD and AFL on HD in Queensland and NSW, and the other way round for the southern states. Nobody is happy!!!

  • Si
      5th of Jul, 2009
    +2 Votes

    I agree, whos doing the programming...wally lewis? Shame chanel seven get a frikin clue!

  • Mr
      5th of Jul, 2009
    +2 Votes

    Channel 7 is treating the AFL like their own personal game. First and foremost they should loose the rights to the telecasts, the AFL are not blameless in this either, they should stipulate during negociations that live means live. If you can't do all games live then you replay as soon as possible after the game has finished. Today we missed one of the best games of the year which went down to the final minute before it was decided.

    Andrew Dimetriou don't whinge and whine up here if the second franchise fails in Queensland because of the lack of public support, if you want the public to support the game then you have to support the public by not ignoring them or by giving the broadcast rights to a network who just doesn't give a damn. How can you expect to get market penetration and recognition when the best games of the year are simply ignored by the networks that you appointed. Absolutely bloody deplorable.

  • Gm
      31st of Jul, 2009
    +2 Votes

    Same bull ### this week in Sydney - have to wait until midnight on Sunday to watch Port vs. Hawthorn whilst they broadcast a 2 hr delay of Melbourne v. Richmond !!! Bugger off chanell 7 from footy you're pissing off too many AFL followers in NSW and Queensland with this apathey to broadcasting quality games LIVE!!

  • Fr
      23rd of Aug, 2009
    +2 Votes

    Same again with swans vs collingwood at the mcg. Being replayed at a later time. Why did they buy it in the first place if they dont want to show it?

  • Ka
      14th of Jul, 2017
    +2 Votes

    I am absolutely sick of not being able to see all the AFL games...on a Saturday afternoon you are airing trash that could be pulled in order to show another game. If you are going to have the contract to show AFL, then please show all the games..not just a few of them.

  • No
      12th of Jun, 2009
    +1 Votes

    i am so fed up with the coverage of AFL, if i could justify the expence i would get fox and never watch channel 7 again, maybe thats what 7 wants. its saturday, yes its a split round but the only game on today is being shown at 10.45 tonight, what a joke. saturdays meant to be game day and theres nothing to watch, im so p...ed off and i kow all my friends fel the same way, theres a huge AFL following in Canberra but thats going to be lost to the two other codes because theres not enough live coverage of the best game in the world, get your act together channel 7 and 10. we want footy and we want it now

  • Ro
      4th of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    What are Channel 7 thinking by telecasting the match of the round, and potentially the match of the season, between Geelong and St Kilda at midnight????? Channel 7's own description of this game is below.

    2009 AFL Premiership Season
    11:59pm - 2:35am | Seven Sport
    This is the highly anticipated top-of-the-table, sell-out clash between the benchmark of the competition Geelong and the new challenger, St Kilda. The Cats have the wood on the Saints winning the last three encounters by more than seven goals each, but the Saints have shown an extra edge in 2009. Ross Lyon has them playing a tough brand of uncompromising football. It will be an epic, combative battle.

    Midnight on a Sunday night??!!! Are you people serious. Is this a conspiracy to push viewers in Queensland back to Rugby League?? I'm not a great fan of League but at least I would get to watch the games!!

    How is this debacle possible with 3 digital Channel 7's as well as 7HD and Channel 10, Southern Cross 10 and One HD?

    Sort yourselves out people and let us watch our footy!!!

  • Ad
      23rd of Aug, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Channel 7 is pathetic.

    Watching the Sydney v Collingwood game tonight, that was delayed an hour, just so they were able to place more adds between goals, and then cut the game off as soon as it ended.

    There was no discussion about the game, no interviews of the players or coaches, not even the theme song at the end of the game!

    I officially hate channel 7.

  • Bo
      11th of Apr, 2018
    0 Votes

    Channel pathetic, me again you horrible horrible pathetic piece of * I notice you don't answer any of the comments on your face book site, not surprised at all you gutless thieves. hundreds of comments of how bad your coverage of the comm games, the last olympics and the afl all go straight over your heads, you just don't care do you what people think about your [censor] you televise and try to pass of as coverage of a very important part of the public's right. yes mr pathetic our right, how dare you, you lame brained [censor] thieve our nations right to view international sport at the highest level so you can line your pockets with the filth that your monopoly enjoys so much. looking through your self promotion garbage on your sites about viewing numbers, profits made, new programs ect, ect, ect you believe your own crap, your numbers are falling real quick and you buffoons are the only ones that are not aware how you are pushing people over the edge. I suggest you over paid parasites at the top of the money making scam you run, take a backward step and reassess your basic duty to the public and start acting like part of the human race, get your snouts out of the trough. read the face book comments and respond to them o high and mighty. now lets talk about your so called coverage/theft (same thing) of the afl???

  • Sw
      8th of Apr, 2011
    0 Votes

    my complaint is that people like me who only have an old tv with a set top box cant get coverage on 7 mate. why put the AFL football on mate when it should be on 7 not everyone can afford new tvs

  • Pa
      31st of Jan, 2015
    0 Votes

    I live in a retirement village on the Sunshine Coast. The reception of your programmes is spoilt by serious pixellation. Mainly at night but sometimes during the day.
    Please help

  • Sh
      12th of Jun, 2017
    0 Votes

    Channel football, what a joke you are 7. One game on Sunday, Carl/GWS and you cant broadcast it. Typical? does not have Dockers or Eagles in it so the rest of us AFL supporters can go to hell. You are a clueless bunch at seven, i wonder how your ratings are going on a non footy Saturday afternoon or footyless Sunday, then you got the guts to have full coverage on 7 and 7HD on the following Monday at lunch time for Coll/Melb on a eastern states public holiday here in W.A. Seriously Get out of the kitchen you [censor] you cant cut it. Bring back 9 and 10.

  • Bo
      12th of Jun, 2017
    0 Votes

    Real up to date here 7, Hiding the complaints again i see.

  • Bo
      12th of Jun, 2017
    0 Votes

    Why channel pathetic are there no more recent complaints here?

  • Bo
      6th of Aug, 2017
    0 Votes

    channel pathetic again 2 x games for the whole weekend. dorkers and e girls of course. [censor], pathetic, hypocritical, clueless and pathetic. Next time i ring your pathetic station dont lie by saying its the AFLs fault, i rang them and it is definitely your fault you pathetic [censor]. Cant wait till you get the [censor] and we get some reasonable coverage.We the public are not asking for the world just some Sat/Sun footy to watch.

  • Bo
      29th of Aug, 2017
    0 Votes

    Hey channel pathetic, the new channel ten may just show you biased pathetic peanuts how to cover the AFL properly then i wont have to turn the channel knob to pathetic seven to find out there is no footy on again and again and again. Stick to your cooking shows and dancing crap.The rest of us can go back to watching what we love, Footy.

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