Just when you thought the number one AFL call team on radio couldn’t get much better, Triple M Footy today announced former Fremantle and St Kilda coach Ross Lyon will join the team in 2020.  

Lyon, who played for Fitzroy and Brisbane before going on to coach over 300 games at the top level, joins Dale Thomas and Bernie Vince as Triple M Footy talent who have recently departed the AFL coalface and are ready to provide Triple M audiences with an unprecedented insight and analysis of the game.

On stepping into the commentary box, Lyon said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Triple M Footy team, it will be a new challenge for me and I’m very much looking forward to it.

“The Triple M coverage is one I’ve always tuned into, it’s insightful and funny, and I’m keen to contribute in 2020!”

Lyon’s first fixture with Triple M Footy will be Hawthorn v Brisbane, live from the MCG on Sunday March 22 from 1pm. He will be joined by Wayne Carey, Nathan Brown, Mark Howard, Jay Clark, Michael Roberts and Ash Chua.

Triple M’s Head of Sport, Ewan Giles, said: “Ross Lyon will be an excellent addition to the Triple M Footy family. His footy acumen is first class – and I know our fans will love getting to know the other side of him.”

Listen here to Lyon’s chat on the Rush Hour last night.

Triple M Footy 2020: James Brayshaw, Brian Taylor, Wayne Carey, Chris Judd, Luke Darcy, Damian Barrett, Dennis Cometti, Mark Ricciuto, Nathan Brown, Billy Brownless, Dale Thomas, Mark Howard, Ross Lyon, Leigh Montagna, Simon Black, Bernie Vince, Andrew Embley, Jude Bolton, Dom Cassisi, Chris Dittmar, Rhett Biglands, Greg Blewett Michael Roberts, Jay Clark, Tom Browne, Tony Armstrong, Barry Denner, Dr Rohan White, Ash Chua, Lachy Reid, Tania Armstrong, Sarah Olle, Brenton Yates, Kate McCarthy, Richard Champion, Belinda Mellen, Liam Flanagan, Troy Luff, Brett Thomas, Brad Seymour and Mark Cometti.

Source: GfK Radio Ratings. Survey 3-6, 2019. Melbourne / Adelaide. Triple M Network.