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Here are the numbers for last Friday night ... AFLX way down the list but the event went for 3 hours as opposed to the other shows being of much shorter duration.

Don't know what to make of the figures but people reading this thread shouldn't expect anyone to come on here and say that they watched it and liked it.  But those numbers far outstrip the numbers that watch 'AFL' in the Northern States. 

At a guess,  I'd say the numbers are big enough for AFLX to continue on ... after all,  it's one night only,  rather harmless and despite what a few here are saying,  it's obviously not a threat to AFL nor is the injury factor a concern at all.  Let others like what they want to like I say. 

I found it to be utterly boring but that's just me ... my opinion is a singular one.  I don't speak on behalf of the rest of all others. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Can anyone with young children in their family who watched AFLX report on their level of enthusiasm? In particular did the new format increase or decrease the level of excitement for those who also watched last year? It's clearly a product not aimed at rusted on AFL followers. But if it can't generate interest in the young...surely the AFL will have to start thinking about whether it's worth persevering with.

Oldest liked following certain players; and was just happy to cheer footy.  The next got frustrated at the lack of tackling and pressure - which made the footy confusing and annoying. The youngest asked what he did wrong to be punished, and said he would give up Fortnite for the weekend if he could leave.  All of them were constantly asking what happened or why they did that.  To quote, "how come no-one ran up to grab the ball of the ground from the place kick" and then "isn't it play on when the ball touches the ground" to "how can another player hold the ball, is that play on or illegal disposal" with "It's time out - when the ball is placed on the ground but doesn't it need to be picked up to re-start" and many more questions which I found myself being asked - and dodging by blaming the rabbits (thinking of the "great wall is to keep the rabbits out!!!" answer in some long ago forgotten ad).

but then again my kids play football, so maybe they to were the wrong target audience!!!!

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1 hour ago, Dee Zephyr said:

We had it on as background noise LDC, the two eldest occasionally looked up at the TV. 12yr old girl’s enthusiasm perked up only when Fritta appeared as he’s become her favourite, 10yr old boy was totally confused with all the rules and basically tuned off. Their words “ this is silly Dad.” 

They were a lot more involved and excited in our ladies’ match yesterday. 

A night out last year for the family at AFLX was a lot more entertaining as the team was running around then. Big fail in my opinion this year.

The AFL have deliberately gone away from the traditional teams to these 'Marvel' type teams much like CA went away from the State based teams to City based teams in the big bash.  Huge opposition at first but now mostly readily accepted DZ.

But the thing that stood out for me was how much the players seemed to embrace the whole concept ... you'd expect as much with the broadcasters,  the AFL and those others that are connected to the idea but the players seemed to treat AFLX as a bit of fun and their attitude seemed to fit in with what it is.

Not that they were fair dinkum as we saw almost no tackling,  zero sledging,  no hard hits or anything that even resembled real footy.  But that's the whole idea - the concept is a deliberate foreign concept much like t20 is to Test cricket. 

They are looking for a different audience - 2 bites at the cherry with AFL being the other way of attracting a younger audience.  I don't like it but it doesn't bother me either.

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On 2/22/2019 at 7:17 PM, brendan said:

Special comments by tex walker, it’s like listening to a grunting camel 

It is absolutely not like a grunting camel - the IQ demands of a camel who can serenade are far greater than Tex with a microphone.

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