Nathan Buckley has revealed his largest commentary stuff-up in an unique interview for information.com.au’s I’ve Received Information For You podcast, and revealed which participant within the league has the toughest identify to pronounce.
The interview comes as Buckley joins the Fox Footy group for the upcoming 2023 AFL Premiership season, coming aboard the On The Sofa program alongside Jonathan Brown and Garry Lyon.
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Buckley instructed podcast host Andrew Bucklow that the participant whose identify he struggles with essentially the most is definitely Fremantle’s Luke Ryan.
Regardless of Ryan having solely three syllables in his identify to take care of, in comparison with the likes of Essendon’s Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (who has the longest identify in VFL/AFL historical past) or Hawthorn legend Robert DiPierdomenico, Buckley stated he “simply forgets” the identify.
“His identify shouldn’t be Ryan, it needs to be Smith, or one thing else,” he joked.
“He will get the ball 30 instances a recreation, so it shouldn’t be that tough.”
Buckley additionally opened up on his predictions for the flag, calling Geelong to go back-to-back.
“It’s fairly laborious to go previous Geelong and everybody’s making an attempt to catch them for the time being,” he stated.
Buckley was additionally requested in regards to the subject of homosexual gamers within the league, noting that in different male skilled sports activities gamers had begun to come back out however the AFL was devoid of brazenly homosexual gamers.
“I feel the surroundings in society, not to mention within the AFL panorama is certainly turning into extra accepting and understanding of distinction full cease, not to mention sexual orientation,” he stated.
“So I feel we’re shifting in the direction of it. However finally, it’s a person alternative about what you wish to share and when, and the way.
“And a part of that may clearly be a consideration of how you’re feeling it will be obtained, and what kind of assist that you’ve got round you.”
Fox Footy’s On The Sofa airs on Monday nights at 8.30pm AEST.