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Not the Footy Show is a podcast on sport with one key exception - we do not cover Aussie Rules. Instead, we focus our stories on other sports that are a little less mainstream. This includes women's sport, disability sport (or ability sport as we like to call it) and more.

Not The Footy Show Ashley Morrison

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    • 4.0, 5 Ratings

Not the Footy Show is a podcast on sport with one key exception - we do not cover Aussie Rules. Instead, we focus our stories on other sports that are a little less mainstream. This includes women's sport, disability sport (or ability sport as we like to call it) and more.

    Podcast #80 – Sport’s Television Future, Where Have The Real Fans Gone and Should Goalkeepers Be Able To Win Player Of The Year Awards?

    Podcast #80 – Sport’s Television Future, Where Have The Real Fans Gone and Should Goalkeepers Be Able To Win Player Of The Year Awards?

    It is great to see both live and local sport here in Australia starting to return, but will the sporting landscape ever be the same again?







    First up there are many sports who are going to feel the pinch as the money received from Television will diminish. Some sports are looking at an Over The Top option to deliver games to their fans. We catch up with John Nienaber who has over 35 years of experience broadcasting sport. He reveals the pitfalls facing those who have opted for the OTT platform, and the cost of delivering what the consumer now expects. Certainly sport’s presence on television or other devices is going to change in the next few years.







    In our topics under discussion John Lee asks where are the real fans? Sport has come back to our television screens, but is being played in empty stadia. Some fans who have never watched these sports are tuning in but many who would regularly are not. Have they been lost to the game forever? Will they return, or only to attend live games?







    Ashley asks why just because many sports have created a Goalkeeper of the Year award these vital players are not included in the running for the Player of the Year Award? Only four goalkeepers have won the Football Writers Player of the year which was inaugurated in 1946/47 and the last to win was Neville Southall in 1984/85! Lev Yashin way back in 1963 is the only goalkeeper to ever be voted the World Player of the Year. There is now a seperate award for goalkeepers in most sports, but should that exclude them for being the Player of the Year?















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    • 50 min
    Podcast #79 – The Art of Skateboarding, How to Shine a Cricket Ball in the Future, and Who Is At Fault for Rugby’s demise.

    Podcast #79 – The Art of Skateboarding, How to Shine a Cricket Ball in the Future, and Who Is At Fault for Rugby’s demise.

    We are finally back together in the studio after the last two shows were done long distance. Interestingly during these times when there has been no sport there have been more podcasts cropping up, so we thank those regular listeners for sticking with us through 15 years and this our 503rd show. Your loyalty means a great deal.







    Skateboarding was due to debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this year, but like other sports that has been put on hold. However we catch up with local artist Marielle Flood who has graduated from a graffiti artist to being commissioned to paint skateboards. Hear her journey and which stars have purchased her artwork, and how she ended up painting an Aston Martin for the premiere of Fast and The Furious 8. She is looking to move into painting surfboards and sporting helmets so feel free to contact her via instagram @marielle150.







    Biggie & Tupac







    In our topics under discussion Ashley looks at what the move to prevent bowlers in cricket using saliva to help shine the ball will affect the game, and what methods will now be open to bowlers. Or is this overkill and something that will be forgotten within months of the sport restarting?







    John then asks what went wrong with Rugby Union in Australia. Was the board fiscally responsible and should those office bearers be held accountable for the decisions that they made that have seen the sport close to insolvency? Clearly decisions relating to the Western Force, David Pocock and Israel Folau have all played a part. The way forward is certainly going to be interesting. Is there a future for SANZAAR?







    Please feel free to share your thoughts and the Podcast. Thanks again for listening.







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    Signed Freddy Krueger Deck as mentioned







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    • 48 min
    Podcast #78 – Ron Smith Discusses The Re-introduction of The AIS Football program, Should Government Be Bailing out Sport, and That Development Conundrum.

    Podcast #78 – Ron Smith Discusses The Re-introduction of The AIS Football program, Should Government Be Bailing out Sport, and That Development Conundrum.

    It has been interesting to see how many podcasts have popped during this period of isolation, we thank all of your who have stayed loyal to us during this period. Remember you that you can subscribe for regular updates of posts and podcasts, just register via our website.







    There have been calls from players such as Mark Viduka for the Football federation of Australia to re-instate the football program at the Australian Institute of Sport, in order to improve the development of young talent. Our special guest on this show is former Perth Glory and AIS Coach Ron Smith, the man who was in charge when the Golden Generation passed through Canberra.







    Ron reveals the issues that faced the AIS when he was in charge and advises that there were state programs underpinning the AIS program. Now it is gone is the view we have of the AIS a romanticised one? The football landscape has changed dramatically and Ron explains with that will come new challenges should a move be made to try and re-instate the AIS program.







    Ron has a wealth of experience as a coach and shares information on his website The Football Centre and he has been appointed one of the FFA’s Starting XI who have been selected to look at how Australia can improve its development of young players.







    In our topics under discussion John asks is it Government’s role to bail out the sports that find themselves in financial trouble. Should this beloved at on a case by case basis? Before receiving funding should they have to get their house in order in terms of management numbers and staffing levels?







    Following on from our conversation with Ron the question asked is whose responsibility is it to develop the next generation of players? Are the pathways that have emerged in fact been more damaging than successful? Hopefully the Starting XI will address many of these issues. A topic that was under the microscope with out guest on Podcast 76, Alex Chiet.







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    • 48 min
    Podcast #77 – Hydrofoil Surfing, Mark Viduka, and Where Has All The Money Gone?

    Podcast #77 – Hydrofoil Surfing, Mark Viduka, and Where Has All The Money Gone?

    Thank you for everyone who made contact after our 500th show, it was greatly appreciated. We now enter a new century of shows and a new era for sport.







    This episode sees John and Ashley recording remotely in line with the Covid-19 isolation rules and so sounds a little different, but as usual both have their views.







    In line with the isolation theme the guest on this show is Scott Fitzpatrick who has thrown away all of his regular surfboards and has become obsessed with Hydrofoil Surfing, or Foiling. Here the surfer floats about the water and travels at some impressive speeds. There is a danger element as he explains but the sport is slowly taking a hold after being around for a while.



















    Former Socceroo Mark Viduka appeared to ruffle a few feathers with his interview with ESPN, but in essence simply spoke the truth, as he has done his whole career. Ashley looks back on the 2007 Asian Cup campaign, and as someone who was there backs up Viduka’s claims.







    Next Ashley and John ask the question where has all the money gone? Since the sporting world has closed down we are seeing many sports and many clubs who appeared to be making hay while the sun shined pleading for money to stay afloat. So where has the money gone? When we come out of this holding pattern are we going to see sports administration streamlined and less top-heavy? Are athletes going to have to accept that the big bucks in some sports will no longer be there?







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    • 44 min
    Podcast #76 & our 500th Show! – Under The Microscope The Failure Of The Sporting Pathway.

    Podcast #76 & our 500th Show! – Under The Microscope The Failure Of The Sporting Pathway.

    Fifteen years and six months since our very first show we have made it through to the magical 500! A big thank you to every guest that we have had on the show and also all who used to phone in.







    The sporting landscape has changed a great deal in that time, and we have seen many sports in many countries across the globe about a “pathway to success.” There have been many who questioned the wisdom of those pathways, but Sport NZ are one of the first nations to push back against it. They found that the pathways were not only failing to produce world class athletes, but they were responsible for reducing the number of people playing sport.







    In this show we talk to Alex Chiet, Sport NZ’s Talent Development Manager about the findings and the changes taking place in New Zealand Sport. How many other nations will follow their lead? (Our apologies that the sound on the interview sounds like Alex is in a box).







    In the topics under discussion Ashley and John discuss the Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup and whether there was enough marketing to support the event, or whether the right venues were used. Bot agreeing though that it was a successful tournament, but one that can be improved on from a showcase perspective.







    Once again we thank all our guests and former co-hosts for seeing us through to 500 shows. Here’s to the next 100…







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    • 46 min
    Podcast #75 – Women in Coaching, ASADA and the FIH Pro League

    Podcast #75 – Women in Coaching, ASADA and the FIH Pro League

    Its been a hell of a journey, this is our 499th show!







    When we set out on this journey the aim was to give non-mainstream sports airtime as well as women in sport, so it is only appropriate that we should feature a female coach that is breaking down barriers in Gridiron.







    Phoebe Schecter, was our guest a few years ago but her career in Gridiron has moved ahead in leaps and bounds since then. With the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl just over a week ago we decided we should catch up with Phoebe again as she had been working with the Buffalo Bills. Gridiron appears to be one sport that is basing its decisions on people’s ability rather than their sex.







    In the topics under discussion Ashley expresses his sadness as to how the FIH Pro League is travelling, and how a tournament that was ‘four years in the making’ can be making so many mistakes in just year two. Will there be a year three?







    While John raises the issue of ASADA (Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority) looks to be granted new powers, powers that will be based on “suspicion” rather than “belief.” These powers could also fall in the lap of one man, as those who are so well versed in sport debate this issue in the senate! If the proposed changes are approved maybe Fun Boy Three’s to 20 hit from the 1980’s could maybe become their theme song. That hit being “The lunatics have taken over the asylum?”







    As always we hope that you enjoy the show, our next show ill be our 500th show and hopefully we will have a very special guest for you….







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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

BundyBoo ,

One of my favourite sports shows

Just pleased that one my favourite sports shows is now on podcast. I love the interviews!

Beatman44 ,

Bleh

It’s a decent podcast not a bad yarn but the chip on the shoulder about AFL is cringeworthy- I enjoy the knowledge about so many factors but why can’t football people coexist with AFL and NRL honestly it’s embarrassing listening to people who believe the world game should be embraced by every soul on the planet

podlove 2.0 ,

Wot no AFL?

Tuned in expecting some AFL. Thankfully there wasn’t any mention!
One for all kinds of sport fan.

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