The Winners

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This article is about the Australian television shows. For the Julio Cortázar novel, see The Winners (Julio Cortázar novel) .
The Winners
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Original channel ABC (1970s - 1980s)
Fox Footy Channel (2000 - 2006)
Fox Sports (2007 - 2011)
Fox Footy (2012 -)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 1970s - 1980s
2000 – present

The Winners is the name of two Australian television shows that show highlights of Australian rules football matches.

Original show[edit]

The original version was broadcast during the late 1970s to late 1980s on the ABC on Sunday mornings. It was normally hosted by Drew Morphett with a panel consisting of former players and pundits. Two matches from the previous day's Victorian Football League (VFL) fixtures would be screened and the panel would speculate about the games along with the league ladder and the goal, mark and play of the day. The format of the show was comprehensive, yet devoted mainly to matters on the field. Today it appears simplistic when compared with modern football's more saturated and market driven media coverage.

New show (2000-present)[edit]

A new version of The Winners returned on the Fox Footy Channel in 2000, hosted by Clinton Grybas, showing highlights of all eight AFL games from the weekend in a one hour show. From 2007 to 2011, it was shown on Fox Sports on the Monday night following the round. In 2012, the show moved to Fox Footy channel.