Garry Lyon has thrown his support behind the new-look version of Channel Nine’s The Footy Show.
Comedian Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann, sports journalist Neroli Meadows, former Carlton star Brendan Fevola, wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott and Hawthorn great Shane Crawford form the newly assembled line-up.
Lyon previously hosted the show and was a regular guest on the program during his playing career at Melbourne.
When asked whether the show will be a ratings hit, Lyon replied: “I hope so.”
“I wouldn’t have said The Front Bar would have been, but look at it now.
“Sometimes you’ve got to wait to see the chemistry of the people which is absolute key.
“Lehmo is a warm host, Neroli’s a very warm and embracing host as well. I don’t know Dylan (Alcott) all that well, but I’m told he’s very good.
“Craw’s a beauty and Fev’s a loveable rogue, throw them all in the melting pot and who knows?
“Give it a go I say.”
The show goes to air tomorrow night before the 2019 AFL season officially commences on Thursday evening when Carlton face Richmond at the MCG.