Crocmedia signs former Socceroos stars to Football Nation

Staff Writer

Crocmedia’s comprehensive coverage of the A-League this season has been given a significant boost, thanks tot the addition of two former Socceroos players.

Melbourne Victory club ambassador and former star forward Archie Thompson and former Melbourne City striker Josh Kennedy will lend their expert commentary talent for Football Nation, joining former players Rocky Visconte, Adam Kwasnik, Clint Bolton, Daniel McBreen, Jon McKain and Steven McGarry to preview, call and dissect key games each week.

The coverage includes a preview, play-by-play call and post-game review of the biggest Hyundai A-League games of the season.

Thompson said he was excited to join the commentary team.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Football Nation team, taking the game right across Australia and being there for all the big games and finals this season, particularly those Melbourne Derbies which I loved playing in, and have such incredible memories of,” he said.

Kennedy, who will make his debut calling the Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers game on Cup Eve next Monday 6 November, can’t wait to get started.

“The standard of football we have already seen in the A-League this season has risen from previous years, the foreigners coming in have been very impressive, so to be joining Football Nation and to help deliver these games into people’s homes, cars and offices is brilliant and I’m looking forward to seeing all 10 sides battle it out for a spot come finals time!” he said.

Football Nation is currently broadcast in all five capital cities and via the online platform, which collectively broadcasts around 100 Hyundai A-League matches, plus additional calls of Caltex Socceroos & Westfield Matildas home matches and Westfield W-League games across the year.

Broadcast partners include Fox Sports, Talking Lifestyle 1278AM, the Super Radio Network, which includes 2SM in Sydney and 21 regional stations across NSW and South East Queensland, FIVEaa, Sport FM ,4BC and Coast FM.

Crocmedia Director Chris Giannopoulos said he was excited about signing on the former Socceroos stars.

“We are thrilled to have Archie Thompson and Josh Kennedy join the Football Nation commentary team, bringing their expert knowledge and experience to deliver the play-by-play action to our audience of fans,” he said.

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