YOUR SAY

James Brayshaw is no match for Tony Jones as the Sun­day Footy Show host, but one Nine newsreader is the per­fect pre­sen­ter

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Jones bet­ter than James

from Diana Arter, Brunswick CHAN­NEL 9 have dumped Tony Jones from the Sun­day Footy Show in favour of James Brayshaw, yet an­other AFL club pres­i­dent host. Jones has been a ma­ture, un­bi­ased host and had a sta­bil­is­ing in­flu­ence on the ‘‘boys’’ on the panel and was a thor­oughly lik­able and pop­u­lar per­son­al­ity. James Brayshaw lacks ma­tu­rity. Fur­ther­more, as pres­i­dent of North Mel­bourne, he owes it to the team to be present at their in­ter­state matches on a Sun­day and not ac­cept­ing the host po­si­tion.

Tony en­ter­tained

from Bar­bara Spencer, Ber­wick NOW Tony Jones won’t be host­ing the Sun­day Footy Show, my hus­band and I will no longer watch it. Tony has a great sense of hu­mour and brought true en­ter­tain­ment to our screens. Chan­nel 9 per­sists in alien­at­ing its view­ers with its poor de­ci­sions on pro­gram­ming. Good luck to Tony Jones, and hope­fully Fox­tel or Chan­nel 7 will of­fer him his own show.

They’re just re­peats

from GV, Hamp­ton Park CHAN­NEL 9 shows re­peats and calls them ‘‘en­core’’, Chan­nel 7 shows re­peats and calls them ‘‘bonus episodes’’. Now let’s see what Chan­nel 10 comes up with.

Wendy adds ex­cite­ment

from Bryan Abra­hams, Cran­bourne THERE is a vi­brant, beau­ti­ful news pre­sen­ter on Chan­nel 9 (4.30pm) by the name of Wendy Kingston. She is a plea­sure to watch and re­ally en­thu­si­as­tic about her po­si­tion as newsreader. She does not have the dead­pan look of oth­ers. Ev­ery story is de­liv­ered with real ex­cite­ment. I think the older pre­sen­ters should take a look at her style.

They’re sayin’ it wrong

from Va­lerie, Clifton Springs WOULD Chan­nel 9 TV pre­sen­ters please stop say­ing ‘‘doin’, comin’ and goin’ ’’, it is ‘‘do­ing, com­ing and go­ing’’. It is not a good ex­am­ple for chil­dren.

Poor sport, ABC

from Ro­man Horoway, Mt Martha IT IS great to see Ian Hen­der­son back do­ing the ABC evening news on week­nights, but hav­ing Peter Wilkins con­tinue to do the ma­jor sport sto­ries from Syd­ney is ag­gra­vat­ing to many Mel­bourne view­ers. We still long for the re­turn of An­gela Pip­pos.

In­for­mant ex­cel­lent

from Bar­bara Welsh, Be­nalla WE NEARLY didn’t watch The In­for­mant be­cause of the bad re­views. Now this for­mat could be made into a se­ries. It was sharp, fast-paced and ex­cel­lent view­ing, and fea­tured a fine per­for­mance by William McInnes and the sup­port­ing cast.

Same old tired 3AW

from An­noyed, email WITH a long-awaited change to af­ter­noon ra­dio at 3AW what do we hear? The same old in­ter­views and guests. I thought De­nis Wal­ter would in­tro­duce a new for­mat, new ideas, but he has con­tin­ued along the tired old Sigley af­ter­noons. The rat­ings will never rise with noth­ing more than a new voice giv­ing on-air ads. 3AW should also look at Mr ‘‘Know It All’’ Dar­ren James— the gar­den ex­pert, the fly­ing ex­pert, mo­tor­cy­cle ex­pert— we know all about Dromana— more than we ever wanted to know. Keep quiet please and let the real ex­perts an­swer the ques­tions.

Sheen’s no se­ri­ous ac­tor

from R. Allen, Gee­long West RE­GARD­ING the ar­ti­cle on self­con­fessed drug­gie Char­lie Sheen, you are surely not sug­gest­ing that his lu­di­crously over­paid role in yet an­other for­get­table Amer­i­can halfhour sit­com con­sti­tutes a come­back to se­ri­ous act­ing? Or any sort of act­ing for that mat­ter.

Rest­less fans out-foxed

from Jan­ina Ba­jowski, Al­tona North MYFRIENDS and I have been watch­ing The Young and the Rest­less for more than 40 years. We were dev­as­tated when our favourite show moved to Fox­tel. Not ev­ery pen­sioner can af­ford Fox­tel, so could you please re­verse your de­ci­sion and put The Young and the Rest­less back on Chan­nel 9?

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