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 Rebooted
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Original network ABC (1970s - 1980s)
Fox Footy Channel (2000 - 2006)
Fox Sports (2007 - 2011)
Fox Footy (2015-present)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1970s – 1980s
2000 – 2012
2015 – present

The Winners, currently known as The Winners Rebooted is a long running Australian television series that shows highlights of Australian rules football matches.

Original show (1970s and 1980s)[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 (2000-2011)[edit]

A new version of The Winners returned on the Fox Footy Channel in 2002, 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 was removed as AFL 360 expanded from one night to four nights a week.

Rebooted (2015)[edit]

A new iteration of the show was launched in 2015, known as The Winners Rebooted. Hosted once again by Drew Morphett, the show once again aired on Fox Footy. This version of the show focused on archival footage and extended highlights of historical games rather than as a recap of contemporary football.

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