Matthew Richardson joins Seven

By David Knox on November 26, 2009 / Filed Under News 10

mrChannel Seven has signed former Richmond player Matthew Richardson to its 2010 AFL commentary team.

Richardson will work with Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti on Sunday Football, and is also set to join the crew of AFL Game Day.

Richardson, after kicking his 800th career goal, partially tore his hamstring of the bone which lead to his retirement at the end of the 2009 season.

Channel Seven Melbourne general manager Lewis Martin commented on the star signing: “We’ve all come to love Richo for his passion, warmth and humour both on and off the field. He’ll bring a great knowledge and insight into the game that we know fans will love.”

Earlier this month Seven announced former Geelong player Tom Harley would join the network’s AFL team.

Both have been panellists on ONE’s One Week at a Time where Richardson still appears on the official website.

10 Comments »

  1. Damo November 26, 2009 at 8:30 pm -

    Live and Kicking (which was woeful).

    I always thought that they should bring back Talking Footy with Bruce and a new panel (Leigh Matthews, Matthew Richardson and a well-known journalist). And with the huge amount of competition on Monday nights with One Week at a Time, On the Couch and Footy Classified, a Sunday night time slot at 10:30 would be fantastic.

  2. David Knox November 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm -

    Who remembers the name of their last one?

  3. Rob November 26, 2009 at 5:55 pm -

    Common Seven we are praying you can produce a proper AFL football show at 8.30pm on Wednesday night. Get the big fev and you are on your way, that is your only hope to challenge the AFL Footy show. A mixed sports show will never work, wake up to yourself and give the people what they want!!!!!

  4. Ed November 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm -

    Nine’s Footy Show guests are going to be a bit thin now they don’t have Fevola and Richardson. Having said that, One allowed Richo to be on both One and Nine, but I can’t imagine Seven doing the same.

  5. K November 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm -

    Richo, Richo Man, I wanna be, a Richo Man. Legend.

  6. Tim November 26, 2009 at 1:37 pm -

    C’mon Seven, when are you finally going to make a weekday show. They clearly rate,and now with your new talent it should be pretty good. Just please don’t let Ricky Olarenshaw or David Schwarz host it, just kidding, no really please do not even think about that.

  7. Ben November 26, 2009 at 11:25 am -

    Channel 7 really need a weekday footy show….

  8. Jed November 26, 2009 at 10:16 am -

    With Richo and Tom Harley now signing with Seven, does that mean they have finally gotten rid of David Schwarz??? Surely not room for all of them.

  9. DansDans November 26, 2009 at 10:10 am -

    Wow – and the poaching from Channel TEN/ONE continues…

  10. Ryano November 26, 2009 at 4:57 am -

    Richo!!!!
    Seven seem to have enough talent now to start a new AFL talk show, perhaps a mid-week Tuesday or Wednesday program or even a new show to take on Nine’s The Footy Show could be on the cards?

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