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Bye After a Darwin Game?

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1 minute ago, martin said:

Apologies, 8v6. Still not  good enough. You're comfortable with that? Warm in AP exacerbateds  the situation.  Regardless,the bigger issue  is the lack of a bye afetr the sapping conditions and travel to Darwin. Jackson suddenly thinks it's an issue.

Especially at that stage of the season, just a hop step and jump into September.   We need the best conditioning we can, leading into the finals.

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Listening to the age podcast this week Caro stated MFC would like to get out of selling games but because we are beholden to the AFL they won't allow us to move (or MFC are unwilling to for fear of repercussions from head office). Similar issue Saints have with being shunted to China next year.

The sooner we have our finances in order and can tell the AFL to get stuffed the better.

We owe the AFL currently, and we are re-payed home games for members ?

So I'm OK with it, as long as they work the fixture to help Re our loss of condition, from Darwin.

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1 hour ago, DV8 said:

We owe the AFL currently, and we are re-payed home games for members ?

So I'm OK with it, as long as they work the fixture to help Re our loss of condition, from Darwin.

Selling games is our own problem. 

We won’t be given assistance. The sooner we break these crap deals the better

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1 hour ago, martin said:

Apologies, 8v6. Still not  good enough. You're comfortable with that? Warm in AP exacerbateds  the situation.  Regardless,the bigger issue  is the lack of a bye afetr the sapping conditions and travel to Darwin. Jackson suddenly thinks it's an issue.

Do you honestly believe he hasn’t raised the issue privately and strongly.

 

I get the impression he has tried that to no avail, now he’s on the way out he’s taken the last route possible and making his case through the media 

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29 minutes ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

Do you honestly believe he hasn’t raised the issue privately and strongly.

 

I get the impression he has tried that to no avail, now he’s on the way out he’s taken the last route possible and making his case through the media 

No i don't. He has been a massive advocate for NT games and has scoffed at suggestions that it has in any way detrimental. In fact, in an interview, he st ated that Demon supporters should be more than satisfied with two replacement games for NT matches.Also,he was quizzed at consecutive  AGM's and was dismissive of the subject  Peter gas done great thibgs for this club. This ain't one of them.

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However Jackson was keen to point out that the cessation of games in Darwin would not necessarily mean Melbourne would play more at the MCG, where the Demons are only contractually obliged to play nine home games a season. He said games moved from the NT could become home games at the newly renamed Marvel Stadium.

 

IMO this would be the reason why we continue to play in the NT. we need to negotiate the two games back at the MCG, reasons why we are unable to get them on the G would be Carlton and Essendon wanting games extra games there

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Surely  other teams which gets stuck with the Darwin game want a following bye too and would support us in this?  Or are we now such a threat that they'd be overruled by other clubs. (if only)

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Two interesting things in the article. First, the deal is between the NT and the AFL, not the MFC. If the AFL wants it to continue, then it probably continues. 

Second, the comment that we are “contractually obliged” to play 9 home games at the G. I’ve never heard of this before. Is this a maximum or a minimum? If it’s a maximum, where did it come from and why doesn’t it apply to Richmond? 

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