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1 hour ago, Jack son 5 said:

Not a chance. All we will hear, is what a complete success it was.

 

Gil,  "It exceeded our expectations in a number of areas and will be in our planning going forward, our game goes from strength to strength. The AFL is at the forefront on important issues, multiculturalism, women in sport, marriage equality and now we show leadership in making the  X in AFLX mean something"

 

 

Edit:- This is me tongue in cheek not Gil - sorry Jack son 5 should have made it clearer.

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7 minutes ago, ManDee said:

Gil,  "It exceeded our expectations in a number of areas and will be in our planning going forward, our game goes from strength to strength. The AFL is at the forefront on important issues, multiculturalism, women in sport, marriage equality and now we show leadership in making the  X in AFLX mean something"

I enjoyed watching some of the kids get a fair crack at some game-time - not sure if this format is 100% right yet for Australian markets, still some tinkering needs to be done. However, certainly looks like the best product we have ever had for the export markets. I could see during finals times teams that dont make finals - play this game on an international level to promote the game. 

Im looking forward to watching how our kids perform tonight. 

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34 minutes ago, ManDee said:

Gil,  "It exceeded our expectations in a number of areas and will be in our planning going forward, our game goes from strength to strength. The AFL is at the forefront on important issues, multiculturalism, women in sport, marriage equality and now we show leadership in making the  X in AFLX mean something"

He probably pre scripted that 3 days ago.

Im looking forward to tonight. Attendance and ratings will be higher being a Friday night. Good exposure for the MFC.

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2 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

Anyone know what kit Melbourne will be wearing? 

Hopefully a Rugby style top ala Geelong. I thought the contrast of the Rugby top, playing a botched version of AFL on a Soccer pitch made for good viewing. Port really got into it, matching their jumper with the silver ball. 

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The traditionalists will never like it, but it is what it is I watched the 1st two games last night and didn’t mind it but got over it and decided to watch something else, like the season proper I will watch the dees tonight and hope for no injuries, get a look at some kids and not care about the result 

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I lasted the first half of the Freo v Geelong game, turned over to something else, and didn't go back. 
Goal posts were useless for a 'twilight' match, and tbh auskick games at half time were more enthralling than most of what I saw, and that damn announcer at the game in the background of the game coverage (which was horrible with BT) sounded like a sideshow alley person on a megaphone. 

Could not care if I saw it ever again,... 

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24 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

He probably pre scripted that 3 days ago.

Im looking forward to tonight. Attendance and ratings will be higher being a Friday night. Good exposure for the MFC.

Sorry Jacko, that is not a real quote, I made it up. 

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A complete schamozzle.

Felt for Watts, he put on an engaged face but deep down you could tell he was dead inside.

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I was underwhelmed by the whole thing. It just goes one way then the other. The game might be "fast" but it lacks any sort of tension, I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat. I think this is mainly the result of the lack of any strong defensive pressure in the concept.

The inherent lack of excitement was underlined by the perceived need on the part of organisers to play continual music and blabber endlessly over the PA. I just hate that intrusive rubbish.   

And Channel 7 should ditch the mid-game split-screen interviews that disrupt viewing of the play.

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From what I saw last night more akin to Netball. An absolute Farce. Dreadful Hybrid game. Im with Crawf on this.

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For the purists its a dead duck.

Similar to the Big Bash it is a business decision, and introducing a new product, attracting new customers, and widening the revenue base. 

Oh, and the AFL's forlorn hope that they can export this product to the Asian market. 

Footy is now business or business is now footy. 

No longer do we live in a world where decision makers are happy with the status quo.  No, we need continuous improvement every year, we need progress and and development of market opportunities.  Depressing really, but sport has now become totally exploited by business forces and collective and individual enrichment. 

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15 hours ago, Jack son 5 said:

Most are bagging it, but 90% of the posters here will watch it tomorrow night.

Fair point Jack, but I'll be watching tonight because I'm a 'one eyed  demon', and therefore keen to get a glimpse of how some of our skills, and the youngsters are tracking at this time of the year.  I won't be watching to see a 'spectacle'. It's very unlikely that I'll watch any X game where Melbourne is not participating, but on the other hand, I expect to watch all of the JLT games live.

 

 

 

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You are right in many ways Hemingway but that's progress.  Impossible to ignore too. 

Dealing with it all or not dealing with it all becomes an irrelevancy (as individuals)

Related is popular opinion ... often hard to predict or even understand but always a very real thing.

T20 had the support of India and its huge population so it was/is always going to succeed.

Where AFLX goes is anyone's guess but my gut feeling is that it will be popular enough to be a going concern  ... although I could be wrong

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59 minutes ago, hemingway said:

For the purists its a dead duck.

Similar to the Big Bash it is a business decision, and introducing a new product, attracting new customers, and widening the revenue base. 

Oh, and the AFL's forlorn hope that they can export this product to the Asian market. 

Footy is now business or business is now footy. 

No longer do we live in a world where decision makers are happy with the status quo.  No, we need continuous improvement every year, we need progress and and development of market opportunities.  Depressing really, but sport has now become totally exploited by business forces and collective and individual enrichment. 

100% agreement Ernest it is the sad reality of sport in 2018. If it was not for my blind devotion to the Dees I would have nothing to do with it.

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40 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

Fair point Jack, but I'll be watching tonight because I'm a 'one eyed  demon', and therefore keen to get a glimpse of how some of our skills, and the youngsters are tracking at this time of the year.  I won't be watching to see a 'spectacle'. It's very unlikely that I'll watch any X game where Melbourne is not participating, but on the other hand, I expect to watch all of the JLT games live.

And it would be fair to say that the supporters of the clubs last night watched their teams for the same sorts of reasons, but in the end, I don't think any of them would like the format any more than we will.

This format is pretty much a training drill for the players selected, and the intensity would be reflected in that.

I'm amused at the notion that coaches were even required to be present. It would be better just to have the fitness staff monitoring GPS numbers and bring players on and off according to loads.

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Stupid format. 

 

Excited to see the Dees play tonight.

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

No longer do we live in a world where decision makers are happy with the status quo.  No, we need continuous improvement every year, we need progress and and development of market opportunities.  Depressing really, but sport has now become totally exploited by business forces and collective and individual enrichment. 

Maybe worth considering another way to look at it -  

Exciting really, but sport has now become totally professional, where business forces work for collective and individual enrichment of the whole game. Where all stakeholders i.e. players, coaches, umpires, administrators etc concerned are properly financially rewarded. 

 

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12 hours ago, leucopogon said:

What odds will someone give me for Gil coming out and admitting that they got this one completely wrong? That was just an abomination, wasn't it?

I disagree. This will go down as the biggest change the game has had since the national league was created.

Aflx address all the concerns the AFL have. 

1. There aren’t enough ovals for local leagues to utilize

2. Local leagues are struggling to get enough players to play. 7-8 aside is easier to form

3. It will open the game to more pjayers who would have retired post 30. Both in local and professional  leagues.

4. As the game is less physical it will open the game up to those that don’t want to get a battering every weekend 

5. Parents would more likely get their kids to play this game than the full vgame version

6. If the game is ever going to get traction overseas then this version will be it.

This is a master stroke from the AFL and shows why it’s the most successful sports operation in the country 

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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

For the purists its a dead duck.

Similar to the Big Bash it is a business decision, and introducing a new product, attracting new customers, and widening the revenue base. 

Oh, and the AFL's forlorn hope that they can export this product to the Asian market. 

Footy is now business or business is now footy. 

No longer do we live in a world where decision makers are happy with the status quo.  No, we need continuous improvement every year, we need progress and and development of market opportunities.  Depressing really, but sport has now become totally exploited by business forces and collective and individual enrichment. 

With this assessment you would have been happy to have an all Victorian league where players are part time and venues are sub standard.

every successful organization continually improves and tries things to get better.

if you don’t progress in today’s world then you go backwards and die out. 

Kudos to the AFL for having the guts to try new things 

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11 minutes ago, bandicoot said:

I disagree. This will go down as the biggest change the game has had since the national league was created.

Aflx address all the concerns the AFL have. 

1. There aren’t enough ovals for local leagues to utilize

2. Local leagues are struggling to get enough players to play. 7-8 aside is easier to form

3. It will open the game to more pjayers who would have retired post 30. Both in local and professional  leagues.

4. As the game is less physical it will open the game up to those that don’t want to get a battering every weekend 

5. Parents would more likely get their kids to play this game than the full vgame version

6. If the game is ever going to get traction overseas then this version will be it.

This is a master stroke from the AFL and shows why it’s the most successful sports operation in the country 

And like last nights games, kids can also play it in a cow paddock.

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44 minutes ago, Sroberts1982 said:

I have 4 free tickets if anyone wants to use them please contact me before 5pm

Welcome to Demonland. Good luck. I already have tickets.

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Does this mean we'll see some yellow sherrins with Xs drawn on with a sharpie.

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