Channel Seven today unveiled its AFL commentary line-up for the 2012 premiership season.
As the sole free-to-air TV broadcaster, Seven will show the four best games every weekend during the home-and-away season – on Friday nights, Saturday afternoons, Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
On Friday Nights, which begin at 7.30pm in Melbourne, the iconic commentary team of BRUCE MCAVANEY, DENNIS COMETTI, LEIGH MATTHEWS, TIM WATSON, TOM HARLEY and MATTHEW RICHARDSON will return once again.
Kicking off at 6.30pm, the new Saturday Night coverage will feature the irrepressible BRIAN ‘BT’ TAYLOR, Bulldogs champion LUKE DARCY, Geelong premiership skipper CAMERON LING and RICHO.
On Saturday afternoons, beginning at 3pm, AFL Game Day host HAMISH MCLACHLAN and 7 Perth sports presenter BASIL ZEMPILAS will call the action, with the coaching legend MICK MALTHOUSE and TOM HARLEY providing expert comments and former Swans captain BRETT KIRK the field commentary.
Then on Sundays from 3pm BRUCE, DENNIS and TIM return, joined by either CAMERON LING or BRETT KIRK who will share field commentary duties for the season.
Collectively they represent the most decorated, revered and popular figures in AFL football today. Seven’s team has won 21 premierships, 17 best-and-fairest awards and played or coached in 3315 games.
The Managing Director of Seven Melbourne, Lewis Martin, said: “Like every footy fan we couldn’t be more excited about the season ahead. It was in May last year that we first drew up a list of our dream commentary team. Well, we’ve drafted exactly that dream team, and now they’ve lined up in their positions. We can’t wait for the opening bounce.”
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