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Fox Footy shows return tonight for new AFL season

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Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson Image - Fox Sports

Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson
Image - Fox Sports

With the AFL season kicking off this week, Fox Footy is returning its full lineup of weekly panel programs beginning tonight with AFL360.

AFL 360
Monday – Thursday 7.30pm – Returns Monday 20 March

Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson’s award-winning AFL 360 will be more impressive than ever in 2017, bolstered by an unparalleled team of star guests and broadcasting from a brand new state-of-the-art set, featuring nine metres of the highest resolution LED screen. AFL 360’s weekly line-up:

  • St Kilda senior coach Alan Richardson joins Geelong premiership coach Chris Scott for Monday’s ‘Coaches’ Night’.
  • Former four-time Premiership winning Hawk, now Demon, Jordan Lewis and Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt headline Tuesday’s ‘Players’ Night’. Beloved Bulldogs’ captain Bob Murphy returns and new West Coast Eagle Sam Mitchell also joins the team as a regular from Perth.
  • Australian F1 superstar and West Coast Eagles tragic Daniel Ricciardo joins the desk on Wednesday 22 March ahead of the Australian Formula One Australian Grand Prix. Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson, David King and Mark Maclure return for Wednesday’s ‘Legends’ Night’.
  • North Melbourne retiree Nick Dal Santo joins the AFL 360 family alongside former Hawthorn and Bulldogs’ defender Brian Lake on Thursday’s to provide their take on the weekend of footy ahead.

Voted most popular AFL program in the 2015 and 2016 Herald Sun Fan Survey and most outstanding program at the Australian Football Media Awards, AFL 360 sets the agenda by looking at every angle of the day’s major issues in footy, four nights a week.

On The Couch
Mondays at 8.30pm – Returns Monday 20 March

Gerard Healy, Jason Dunstall, Jonathan Brown and David King return for their first episode in 2017.
Joining the panel in 2017 will be leading Herald Sun journalist Michael Warner.
The panel are joined by Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones in Episode 1 to discuss the excitement surrounding the Dees with new recruits and a new senior coach this season.
The expert On The Couch team weigh into the biggest debates and issues surrounding the AFL, providing compulsory viewing every Monday courtesy of in-depth analysis into the game.

Open Mike
Tuesdays at 8.30pm
Episode 1 – Open Mike Special: Against All Odds – Tuesday 21 March

Award-winning journalist Mike Sheahan kicks off another huge season of Open Mike with a one-hour special, Western Bulldogs – Against All Odds. Mike sits down with the key people behind the Bulldogs stunning 2016 Premiership victory.
Coach Luke Beveridge reveals his key tactical ploy in the Grand Final, president Peter Gordon says one person was the single biggest reason the Dogs broke a 62-year drought, while senior players reflect on the chaos which hit the club in 2014.
Against All Odds is a warts and all look at the circumstances in which an unfashionable club on the wrong side of the tracks overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to become the 2016 Premiers.

Open Mike – Rewind
Wednesdays at 9.00pm (when there is no Thursday night footy)

Mike relives the most compelling, controversial and captivating Open Mike interviews of all-time, retelling the stories of some of the greatest ever episodes in the show’s eight year history.

League Teams with Derm and Roosy
Thursdays at 6.30pm
Returns Wednesday 22 March (due to Thursday Night Footy on FOX)
Hosted by Dermott Brereton and Paul Roos in 2017, League Teams with Derm and Roosy takes on a new look this season. The refreshed format will see Derm and Roosy within the FOX Footy offices, unpacking team selection changes in a ‘match committee’ style.
Derm and Roosy are joined by a rotating panel of stars consisting of Alastair Lynch, Brad Johnson, Ben Dixon and David Parkin.
League Teams panellists will complement their on-air discussions with new digital and social integration this season, writing regular columns for each week.

Sundays after the footy – Returns Sunday 26 March at 6.00pm

Jason Dunstall, Danny Frawley and Cameron Mooney return this season on Bounce, with a rotating fourth panellist. Australian basketball legend and coach of the Sydney Kings Andrew Gaze will make a guest appearance on Episode 1 and other guest panellists will include Brian Lake and Tegan Higginbotham.
Mooney and Lake will take charge of Yesterday’s Heroes, showing ‘Chief’ and ‘Spud’ how it’s done with more ridiculous and dangerous challenges than ever before.
Bounce will again have a Live studio audience that fans can be a part of each week by registering at

AFL Tonight
Monday – Friday 5.00pm FOX Sports News, 7.00pm FOX Footy AFL Today
Saturday 11.00am FOX Sports News, 1.00pm FOX Footy Sunday 11.00am FOX Sports News, 12.30pm FOX Footy

AFL Tonight is a daily AFL news program to debut on FOX Sports News and FOX Footy. Hosted by a rotating panel of Neroli Meadows and Tom Chadwick and joined by chief AFL writer Jake Niall with and AFL correspondents Julian De Stoop and Drew Jones.
The 30-minute program covers all the latest in AFL breaking news, featuring the biggest name guests and coverage from across the AFL.

Live Match Day Coverage
FOX Footy’s expert commentary team provide the best insight and analysis into what’s happening both on and off the field, with the most experienced names in the business headling the team in 2017: Eddie McGuire, Paul Roos, Matthew Pavlich, Brian Lake, Nick Dal Santo, Jonathan Brown, Dermott Brereton, Jason Dunstall, Sandy Roberts, Mark Ricciuto, David King, Brad Johnson, Gerard Healy, Ben Dixon, Cameron Mooney, Alastair Lynch, Danny Frawley, Anthony Hudson, David Parkin, Mark Maclure, Tony Shaw, Dwayne Russell and Jon Ralph