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Talking Footy

Talking Footy
Genre Sport
Presented by Luke Darcy
Tim Watson
Wayne Carey
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11
Location(s) Melbourne, Victoria
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel Seven Network (1994-2004)
7mate (2013-present)
Picture format 4.3 PAL (1994-2001)
16.9 576i (SDTV (2002, 2013-present)
1080i (HDTV (2014-present)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1994-2004
26 August 2013 – present

Talking Footy is an Australian rules football chat show appearing on the Seven Network. The show is hosted by Luke Darcy.

New Format

In March 2014 the Seven Network re-instated the series, which now airs Monday nights at 7.30pm on 7mate in VIC, SA & WA. Then the show is shown on Tuesday morning at around 1.00am in NSW & QLD. The show is hosted by Luke Darcy with Tim Watson and Wayne Carey. The show is broadcast from Seven Melbourne Studios HSV7.

Original Format (1994-2002)

It first appeared on TV from 1994 until 2002. The show was hosted by Bruce McAvaney in the 1990s, and included guests Mike Sheahan, Malcolm Blight and Leigh Matthews as regulars. It was screened on Monday nights at 10.30pm, before a switch to Tuesday nights towards the end of its run. Other people to host the show include David Parkin, Terry Wallace, Gary Ayres, and Tim Lane.


In 2005, comedian Andrew Startin appeared on rival network Channel Nine with a send-up of the show on The Footy Show. Gary Ayres was sent up with his catchphrase "at the end of the day" and "You've got your Buckleys, your Hirds, your Ricciutos"; Mike Sheahan with "what do you think?"; and Bruce McAvaney with "Special!".

Theme song

The lyrics to the song are as follows:

The weekend's come and gone,
As we talk up a storm,
'Bout our team, bout our form,
And how it could be.

But when Monday comes around,
Talk around the town,
It's what happened on the weekend in the footy.

Monday nights, we're Talking Footy.

When the show switched to a Tuesday night timeslot (which led to its demise), the lyrics changed somewhat.

In the first season, the theme song was Monday's Experts by Weddings, Parties, Anything.

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