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How Do Podcasts Compare With The Sunday Game.

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Is the standard of analysis better on GAA podcasts than on the Sunday night television review shows for league and championship?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7445 - 20/03/2023 10:21:10    2465011

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Is the standard of analysis better on GAA podcasts than on the Sunday night television review shows for league and championship?"
what podcast and how?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3549 - 20/03/2023 10:23:46    2465014

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Is the standard of analysis better on GAA podcasts than on the Sunday night television review shows for league and championship?"
How long is a piece of string?
I find some of them very good and others less so. The benefit of a podcast is it doesn't have the same time constraints as live tv. There's also no match footage, which gives much more time for detailed analysis.
It's not really a like for like comparison, but you'd expect a podcast to have more scope on the analysis side.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2092 - 20/03/2023 10:55:27    2465039

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Depends which podcast. The Hurling Pod analysis is way superior to anything on the Sunday Game. But then you have Daly and his crew talking about horses, drinking and who was in Murty O'Briens that weekend.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1202 - 20/03/2023 10:56:54    2465041

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Is the standard of analysis better on GAA podcasts than on the Sunday night television review shows for league and championship?"
First thing any Monday night it's straight into GAA podcasts, brilliant .

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 2040 - 20/03/2023 10:59:51    2465044

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Shane Stapleton's one on hurling can be good, Don't watch enough of them to say really.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2852 - 20/03/2023 11:14:19    2465060

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Shane Stapleton's one on hurling can be good, Don't watch enough of them to say really."
Yeah that's very good, hurling and football pod's on Off the Ball too.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 20/03/2023 11:22:58    2465065

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The hurling and football Pod are very good, our game is really good aswell

Gaawestmeath (Westmeath) - Posts: 76 - 20/03/2023 14:34:46    2465208

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The BBC podcast "the GAA Social" is the best football one iv heard.

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 283 - 20/03/2023 14:35:36    2465209

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "How long is a piece of string?
I find some of them very good and others less so. The benefit of a podcast is it doesn't have the same time constraints as live tv. There's also no match footage, which gives much more time for detailed analysis.
It's not really a like for like comparison, but you'd expect a podcast to have more scope on the analysis side."
True, it' not a like for like comparison. But there are similarities.

The pods can dedicate more time to analysis so should prob have better analysis. Sunday Game is out before most pods too, so they're time constrained to be edited and on air at 9:30. But having viewers watching match footage kinda helps them illustrate their point a bit better whereas pods need to get their point with sound and no vision.

I think it depends a lot on who's doing the analysis and hosting the pod/Sunday Game and their ability to see if it's getting stale during the show and put a bit of debate and humour in their. Joanne Cantwell referred to a midweek Examiner podcast last night so each is aware of the analysis on both formats even if they don't say it. Arguably, the Sunday Game has suffered because some previous analysts are involved in county management this year. Hopefully they'll get a few more good presenters close to the standard of Peter Canavan, who even calls out his own young fella!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7445 - 20/03/2023 14:58:59    2465231

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Not a huge fan of the Football Pod on OTB, but there is decent stuff and analysis on it. The general OTB stuff during the week is fine too, Anthony Moyles is good the Monday after a big football weekend. GAA Hour on Joe.ie is grand too. The GAA Social is the best one out there, not huge on analysis but a quick review of teh week then a big interview. And yes, for me, even the poorer ones are better than TSG for analysis.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 2422 - 20/03/2023 15:05:47    2465234

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "How long is a piece of string?
I find some of them very good and others less so. The benefit of a podcast is it doesn't have the same time constraints as live tv. There's also no match footage, which gives much more time for detailed analysis.
It's not really a like for like comparison, but you'd expect a podcast to have more scope on the analysis side."
Fair point about not comparing like for like. Sunday Game is a professional setup, part time analysts getting a few quid, with all the data, footage and ying yangs to illustrate their points. That's their job. There's plenty of amateur GAA pods trying to illustrate their points with sound an no vision. But, like you say, they have more time to fit analysis in and if their pod isn't out until Tuesday they also have the benefit of watching Sunday Game and listening to other pods to give them ideas for their show. But in common both formats lives and dies on the standard of the host, their analysts and an ability to make it a good watch or good listen for the duration of the show.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7445 - 20/03/2023 15:23:22    2465243

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GAA podcasts are generally good. It's a more unforgiven medium so the ones that last are generally good quality. I find OTB consistently good. Dalo's podcast is good also. Watched some of the Sunday league last night and there's a tone or maybe a moan from the panel that would put you in bad form going to bed.

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1444 - 20/03/2023 15:43:19    2465252

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Depends which podcast. The Hurling Pod analysis is way superior to anything on the Sunday Game. But then you have Daly and his crew talking about horses, drinking and who was in Murty O'Briens that weekend."
Suppose its subjective too, plenty would like the pub talk feel of Dalys pod but i find it a bit hit and miss.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 20/03/2023 15:52:52    2465255

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Suppose its subjective too, plenty would like the pub talk feel of Dalys pod but i find it a bit hit and miss."
Could it be any worse than the Sunday game analysis

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1981 - 20/03/2023 19:02:44    2465348

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