MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: AFL.com.au Chief Football Correspondent Damian Barrett is seen during the AFL Trade period final day at Marvel Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

A survey conducted on Damian Barrett and Craig Hutchison’s The Sounding Board podcast has provided an insight over a number of interest footy topics.

Over 1000 people answered the inaugural survey, which included the question “who is the most respected AFL news breaker”.

Somewhat predictably, The Sounding Board’s own Barrett was voted first with 30.3% of votes. Caroline Wilson (16%) and Jake Niall (15.8%) round out the top three.

“In fairness, this was aimed to our Sounding Board listenership, I’d be disappointed if he didn’t win it,” said Hutchison.

Who is the most respected AFL news breaker?

Identity Votes
Damian Barrett 30.36%
Caroline Wilson 16.04%
Jake Niall 15.18%
Sam McClure 9.22%
Michael Warner 8.65%
Tom Browne 5.28%
Tom Morris 4.32%
Mitch Cleary 4.13%
Jay Clark 3.55%
Mark Robinson 3.27%

Another interesting question put to fans was ‘Who is the most annoying AFL media identity’, with Basil Zempilas (18.6%) taking out the honours ahead Cameron Ling (16.3%) and Kane Cornes (15.9%).

Barrett jokingly posed to Hutchison regarding his low placing compared to on the Herald Sun’s ‘most annoying media person’ poll: “You’ve warmed. Do you think on the Herald Sun one (list) you might be a bit more prominent?”

To which Hutchison replied: “Much worse!! Top three finish for sure.”

Who is the most annoying AFL media identity? 

dentity Votes
Basil Zempilas 18.61%
Cameron Ling 16.30%
Kane Cornes 15.90%
Tom Browne 13.08%
Brian Taylor 11.37%
Eddie McGuire 9.15%
Dermott Brereton 6.74%
Dwayne Russell 5.03%
Bruce McAvaney 2.72%
Craig Hutchison 1.11%


Check out the full results of The Sounding Board’s footy survey here.