FOOTY SHOW DOWNFALL: When Fatty left, so did I
THERE has been a lot of speculation and comment about cancelling the Footy Show.
Netball legend Liz Ellis this week came out against the critics of the show who were blaming its downfall on the fact that host Erin Molan was a woman.
I was a loyal viewer of the show during its glory days of Paul "Fatty" Vautin, Matty Johns and Paul "The Chief" Harrigan - the humour was always balanced with good footy analysis.
When Fatty left, so did I.
As the show went through a revamp, the jokes were not funny and there was little to no good footy analysis.
It was not because Molan was a woman but because she had no knowledge of the game and had no passion for the game.
One of Australia's most loved and respected commentators is Fox Sports' Yvonne Sampson.
Sampson's knowledge and passion for the game is obvious.
It is easy to use the "because she is a woman" argument but when you narrow it down, it is not justified.
The main reason I stopped watching was because Molan did not have an extensive knowledge of rugby league.
There was no critical discussion of the talking points of the previous week's games.
It is terrible that the show has come to an end but because of the path it went down, I am not surprised.