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On 12/13/2018 at 10:12 AM, Sir Why You Little said:

Please stop this rubbish. Nobody wants it or needs it. 

A topline player will get injured sooner or later. 

For what purpose?

Absolutely pointless and the MFC should take a stand. The 'reserves' competition was once more meaningful as a pre-game updater for fans and as a better competition where cyclic changes were minimal but included transfers and injury returns for players normally in the firsts. What is more - fans coming to the MCG, in particular, arrived far earlier in the day to specifically take-in the reserves comp players' progress and potentials for upgrading to the firsts. I'd follow the progress of Brett Bailey, Rod Grinter and many others across over 20 years of fanatical interest, for example. From 12 noon until 5:00 pm the tide, swell and level of football action was HOT>boiling and fans really thought that they got their money's worth for the day (around $1.80 entrance fee, plus drinks :-)....

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15 hours ago, Demonland said:

But wait there's more. 

Loads of cash for the players and super hero themed teams. 

You can't make this stuff up. 

 

Codswallop stuff to re-merchandise our children and youth. 

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49 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Absolutely pointless and the MFC should take a stand. The 'reserves' competition was once more meaningful as a pre-game updater for fans and as a better competition where cyclic changes were minimal but included transfers and injury returns for players normally in the firsts. What is more - fans coming to the MCG, in particular, arrived far earlier in the day to specifically take-in the reserves comp players' progress and potentials for upgrading to the firsts. I'd follow the progress of Brett Bailey, Rod Grinter and many others across over 20 years of fanatical interest, for example. From 12 noon until 5:00 pm the tide, swell and level of football action was HOT>boiling and fans really thought that they got their money's worth for the day (around $1.80 entrance fee, plus drinks :-)....

Totally agreed. This AFLX is designed to flood every weekend with AFL of some sort, they just cannot stomach any vacant broadcasting time. 

Sometimes it is better to actually wait for something. To build excitement. The AFL refuses to acknowledge that fact. The Broadcast rights were sold at a very high price, and this is one off shoot we are thrown  

A player will break a leg or do a knee for a BS game  

Take note Gill

Flooding the market can be dangerous

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4 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Totally agreed. This AFLX is designed to flood every weekend with AFL of some sort, they just cannot stomach any vacant broadcasting time. 

Sometimes it is better to actually wait for something. To build excitement. The AFL refuses to acknowledge that fact. The Broadcast rights were sold at a very high price, and this is one off shoot we are thrown  

A player will break a leg or do a knee for a BS game  

Take note Gill

Flooding the market can be dangerous

I thinks it's more a reaction to the success of BBL cricket and the AFL trying to cash in on that concept. I think that the AFL has failed to see the bigger picture as to why BBL is a success amongst the demographic that it is geared towards and that is the other forms of cricket aren't as appealing to that audience where as there is very little wrong with our game. Long form of cricket as a televised spectacle for todays audiences was broken. Our game is not. If it aint broke don't fix it.

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5 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I thinks it's more a reaction to the success of BBL cricket and the AFL trying to cash in on that concept. I think that the AFL has failed to see the bigger picture as to why BBL is a success amongst the demographic that it is geared towards and that is the other forms of cricket aren't as appealing to that audience where as there is very little wrong with our game. Long form of cricket as a televised spectacle for todays audiences was broken. Our game is not. If it aint broke don't fix it.

Fair points. But the AFL want product on all through the year. The want to crush other sports if they can. Yes AFLX is a BBL equivalent, it is also broadcast at the same time of year

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31 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I thinks it's more a reaction to the success of BBL cricket and the AFL trying to cash in on that concept. I think that the AFL has failed to see the bigger picture as to why BBL is a success amongst the demographic that it is geared towards and that is the other forms of cricket aren't as appealing to that audience where as there is very little wrong with our game. Long form of cricket as a televised spectacle for todays audiences was broken. Our game is not. If it aint broke don't fix it.

T20 was born in England county cricket and remained there for a while before being introduced as a state based comp here in the form of BBL and of course the IPL.

It was well and truly tried and tested before it moved to the top tier.

The game needs to be trialled and perfected a lower levels with the public then demanding the game at the higher level. You can't force it on people.

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What a waste of time and money.

Why don’t they have a state of origin competition instead. 

Normal rules but shortened games of two 30 minute halves?

Then you’d have something to Barrack for , and of genuine  interest.

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I can barely contain my disinterest.

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No Melbourne no interest. I agree with dee zone SOO would be so much better. Don't get injured boys. Just a Marvel marketing exercise.

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okay.. let's turn this thread on its head and ask why in the hell the AFL would go for this.

In the world of the so called "thought bubble" this would not last for a millisecond.

We're all missing something.

First there is the game itself... okay it's not the best and needs some work but in these days of "fast sport" and the need to play on smaller ovals (rectangles) another version makes some degree of sense.

But why turn a fiasco into an utterly unbelievable piece of#$%^.

My only explanation is that they actually want to spoof the whole thing up (think World Championship wrestling).

I'm lost.. the AFL are dumb sometimes but they are never this dumb.

 

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36 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

okay.. let's turn this thread on its head and ask why in the hell the AFL would go for this.

In the world of the so called "thought bubble" this would not last for a millisecond.

We're all missing something.

First there is the game itself... okay it's not the best and needs some work but in these days of "fast sport" and the need to play on smaller ovals (rectangles) another version makes some degree of sense.

But why turn a fiasco into an utterly unbelievable piece of#$%^.

My only explanation is that they actually want to spoof the whole thing up (think World Championship wrestling).

I'm lost.. the AFL are dumb sometimes but they are never this dumb.

 

It’s all about TV Coverage and Media Coverage before the season starts. The AFL refuse to rest the game at all between seasons. 

They are obsessed with themselves

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37 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It’s all about TV Coverage and Media Coverage before the season starts. The AFL refuse to rest the game at all between seasons. 

They are obsessed with themselves

Agree..  but they had they had that with the format from last year.

This is entering the theatre of the absurd.

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I didn’t mind it last year as a night out for the kids and the fact the Dees were there but I wasn’t so thrilled with the whole lighting show, noise and BYO bean bag. 

The only way they’ll get me back there is if Wonderwoman has a team.

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The powers that be have completely misread the situation. The AFL is a competition of 18 tribal clubs and the fans will either follow them or a state based competition in the pre-season. I’m highly skeptical about them going for this concept and predict it will end in complete failure. 

Compare this with what they had earlier this year - a basically simple format of the game in a short form. They should have worked on its weaknesses and come up with a better game but within the club concept. The clubs, in turn, would have presented teams that showcased some established players and some recruits who supporters are eager to see at this time of year. Remember Bayley Fritsch kicking three goals in one of the games?

This simply  will not generate any interest and, in turn, that will signal the end of AFLX.

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16 hours ago, Demonland said:

I thinks it's more a reaction to the success of BBL cricket and the AFL trying to cash in on that concept. I think that the AFL has failed to see the bigger picture as to why BBL is a success amongst the demographic that it is geared towards and that is the other forms of cricket aren't as appealing to that audience where as there is very little wrong with our game. Long form of cricket as a televised spectacle for todays audiences was broken. Our game is not. If it aint broke don't fix it.

Yep, this. T20 is popular because brings cricket back to the length of other sports, rather than the other forms of cricket which are one day minimum. Many people don’t have the time or inclination to sit down all day, or several all days, to watch a game. 

There is no need for a “fast” version of our sport, the main event is already the fast version.

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13 hours ago, Biffen said:

I can barely contain my disinterest.

What a magnificent concept - we can all empathise with your struggle.

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