MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Sam Newman the coach of Victoria speaks to Craig Hutchison during the E.J Whitten Legends Game at Etihad Stadium on July 5, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Journalist Craig Hutchison made his debut as co-host of The Footy Show last night and the move had fans divided.

Hutchy took over the role from James Brayshaw after contract talks broke down between Channel Nine and Brayshaw last year.

Fans took to Twitter to share their views on the new set up and plenty did not hold back in their criticism of the Croc Media founder.

However, some fans were more accepting of the change and were impressed with Hutchy’s first episode behind the desk.