Network TEN sports personality Andrew Maher will join FOX Sports’ football magazine show FOX Sports FC when it returns to air next week.
Maher has been part of TEN’s Before the Game which has its season finale tonight. Amid rumours that tonight’s episode of the show will be its last, TEN said no decision had been made earlier this week. But it seems probable that the rumours will ultimately prove true.
Ahead of the biggest and most anticipated Hyundai A-League season on record, FOX Sports FC will return with a brand new look and feel with Andrew Maher joining the FOX Sports family to host the weekly program starting Wednesday 5 October.
Maher will join arguably Australia’s best football export and FOX Sports expert analyst Mark “Bozza” Bosnich along with distinguished FOX SPORTS commentator Andy Harper to provide fans with an in-depth look at all the issues and stories affecting the game from around the globe each week.
In addition, FOX Sports News presenter Melanie McLaughlin will deliver a new weekly segment on the show to share all the top headlines in the week of football.
FOX Sports FC will launch next week at a special time of 7.30pm AEDT on Wednesday 5 October before returning to its usual time slot on Tuesday night’s at 7.30pm from October 18.
A sensational line up of guests will headline the opening show with new marquee Sydney FC recruit Brett Emerton and Socceroos superstar Tim Cahill joining the panel ahead of one of the most exciting weekends in Australian football history.
FOX Sports FC forms part of FOX Sports’ extensive football offering which includes Live and Exclusive coverage of all Socceroos matches, every match of the Hyundai A-League, and coverage of all 380 matches in the Barclays Premier League.
Soames Treffry, Director FOX Sports Channels, said the appointed of Andrew Maher to FOX Sports FC will allow chief football commentator and former host Simon Hill to increase his commentary load for the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season.
“We’re delighted to have Andrew on board as the new host of FOX Sports FC. He is a very experienced and accomplished broadcaster and we’re looking forward to seeing him establish a formidable trio with Bozza and Andy Harper,” said Treffry.
“Andrew’s appointment will enable us to utilise our head commentator and the most recognised voice in Australian football, Simon Hill, to call more matches this season,” he said.
“Simon is at the core of FOX Sports football coverage for both the A-League and Socceroos. There is no better voice in the game.”
Wednesday 5 October 7.30pm AEDT
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