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They only get Anzac Day with Pies

We get Anzac Eve with Tiges

we get QB with Pies

Hawks get Easter Monday with Cats

Tiges get R1 with Carlton 

Recently GF has been Roos v Dogs  Roos pushed for GF for years “RCH game”

trying to justify/tie it to RCH.  North and Footscray were two suburbs nearby the hospital  

for some reason this year, Dogs (don’t think they were seen as good enough for potential showcase game) replaced by Essendon - logical replacement given proximity of RCH to both clubs.

 

Several fans could ask why we get QB ( birthed from 50s folk lore)

 

 

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Because they have the third or fourth biggest following and Collingwood cannot be everywhere.

We had three prime time evening slots in a row and stank on two of them.

Guess who the public want to see.

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Why did both Collingwood and Essendon get 7 and 6 day breaks respectively for ANZAC day and us and Richmond only get 4 day breaks. We should have been given Thursday/Friday games. 

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Actually most significant days are September. So long as we are there and not Essendon. 

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Just now, Diamond_Jim said:

Why don't Essendon play in Darwin ???

.....permanently.

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9 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Darwin Bombers?

may not go down well in some circles.

As an aside it was amazing how the story of Darwin was a classified war secret for so long.

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Why don't Essendon play in Darwin ???

Baghdad.

1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Darwin Bombers?

Baghdad Bombers,  flying high on injected Nitrous

57 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

may not go down well in some circles.

As an aside it was amazing how the story of Darwin was a classified war secret for so long.

 

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1 hour ago, radar said:

They only get Anzac Day with Pies

We get Anzac Eve with Tiges

we get QB with Pies

Hawks get Easter Monday with Cats

Tiges get R1 with Carlton 

Recently GF has been Roos v Dogs  Roos pushed for GF for years “RCH game”

trying to justify/tie it to RCH.  North and Footscray were two suburbs nearby the hospital  

for some reason this year, Dogs (don’t think they were seen as good enough for potential showcase game) replaced by Essendon - logical replacement given proximity of RCH to both clubs.

 

Several fans could ask why we get QB ( birthed from 50s folk lore)

 

 

You forget the Dream Time Game against Richmond & The Farm Game against Jeelong

Essendrug have a dream run considering the past few years

bastards should have spent 10 years in the amateur league as far as i am concerned

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Essendrug have lost their time-honoured mojo. The AFL is attempting to bring it back after recent years of public disgrace. No stone will be left unturned. Hark, the herald angels (fans) sing (complain). Returning silence is appeased and compensated by payments from the AFL. This will assist the Bummers to meet their pharmacology costs, nudge, nudge ... wink, wink. In the meantime, nothing is happening and it is their time to sip freely from the pig's trough. 

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The trouble with these dedicated slots is that they distort the draw generally and can lead to poor matches depending on how the 2 teams are travelling at the time - there may be much better matched teams to play in the slot and often this will be predictable by the end of the preceding year. (Of course this is not foolproof, but has to have a higher probability of getting it right than just playing the same 2 teams every year). 

It is hard enough to arrange a draw without these extra constraints (no matter whether the criteria for the draw is be nice to big clubs or one of the other many aims the AFL or supporters may have).   While it may be fairer to the clubs which are not already getting these 'featured annual' slots, if the AFL keep on adding more of these annual events it will all get even harder. 

To produce a better overall draw over the entire season, maybe it would be better to drop the lot of them - even from a commercial point of view.  Won't happen though.

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Same reason as why Collingwood hasn't played at Geelong for 20 years and we seem to get that honour every season - it isn't a level playing field 

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6 minutes ago, Sydee said:

Same reason as why Collingwood hasn't played at Geelong for 20 years and we seem to get that honour every season - it isn't a level playing field 

Essendon,Collingwood,Richmond, (usually) are spared the handicap of playing at Geelong,the venue that Victorian taxpayers funded, but only Geelong members can fit in.

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30 minutes ago, sue said:

The trouble with these dedicated slots is that they distort the draw generally and can lead to poor matches depending on how the 2 teams are travelling at the time - there may be much better matched teams to play in the slot and often this will be predictable by the end of the preceding year. (Of course this is not foolproof, but has to have a higher probability of getting it right than just playing the same 2 teams every year). 

It is hard enough to arrange a draw without these extra constraints (no matter whether the criteria for the draw is be nice to big clubs or one of the other many aims the AFL or supporters may have).   While it may be fairer to the clubs which are not already getting these 'featured annual' slots, if the AFL keep on adding more of these annual events it will all get even harder. 

To produce a better overall draw over the entire season, maybe it would be better to drop the lot of them - even from a commercial point of view.  Won't happen though.

Why don't all the prime slot Games get put into a hat before the start of the season, and before the draw is done and every club gets their name put into the hat, and a draw takes place. Then the rest of the draw for the season is built around who, and who doesn't have their name drawn out. This is called fairness. I realize that  this would be a possible loss of revenue, but surely it could be made up by a small deduction in Salary.......

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1 minute ago, willmoy said:

Why don't all the prime slot Games get put into a hat before the start of the season, and before the draw is done and every club gets their name put into the hat, and a draw takes place. Then the rest of the draw for the season is built around who, and who doesn't have their name drawn out. This is called fairness. I realize that  this would be a possible loss of revenue, but surely it could be made up by a small deduction in Salary.......

Are you serious?

A Blockbuster game is that because people want it and watch it

it also makes the Broadcasters a lot of revenue

Good Friday is a strange one, Nought Melbourne are such a sterile entity, if not persistant

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7 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Are you serious?

A Blockbuster game is that because people want it and watch it

it also makes the Broadcasters a lot of revenue

Good Friday is a strange one, Nought Melbourne are such a sterile entity, if not persistant

Isn't the mere malaise of "winning at all costs" bad enough.

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44 minutes ago, Sydee said:

Same reason as why Collingwood hasn't played at Geelong for 20 years and we seem to get that honour every season - it isn't a level playing field 

It isn't?

But isn't the AFL all about fairness, inclusiveness and equality?

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1 hour ago, radar said:

I always felt the Anzac Day game should between the two highest finishing Vic teams from previous season. 

 

Dont think “Birds of Tokyo” appropriate in any way shape or form

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-australia-47796046

It will get even worse if they do a cover of OMD’s ‘Enola Gay’

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1 hour ago, willmoy said:

Why don't all the prime slot Games get put into a hat before the start of the season, and before the draw is done and every club gets their name put into the hat, and a draw takes place. Then the rest of the draw for the season is built around who, and who doesn't have their name drawn out. This is called fairness. I realize that  this would be a possible loss of revenue, but surely it could be made up by a small deduction in Salary.......

Now this is why players, coaches, administrators, etc etc, should never read anything on the internet.

Imagine the anxiety and depression this irresponsible idea could induce in someone like Gil McLachlan if he saw it. It's like a living walking nightmare!

Gil: if you're reading this: the rest of us want double header blockbusters 8 times per season, Collingwood & Essendon every Friday night, and you can f*** off low drawing clubs to Darwin, Shepparton and Hobart permanently. Do this and we in turn promise to watch every match every week on TV including all ads. Chin up mate.

To Mr willmoy: sorry, your concept of "fairness" (interesting word: it apparently means "impartial and just treatment or behaviour without favouritism or discrimination" ... going to be a long night on google for me) has no place in this modern entertainment experience sporting competition.

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52 minutes ago, Redleg said:

It isn't?

But isn't the AFL all about fairness, inclusiveness and equality?

The AFL is all about crowds, TV ratings, sporting hegemony, women's rights, racism (anti, in case you were wondering)., LGBTQI (pro), cheaper pies and chips, indigenous rights, millenial relevance, China, social inclusivity, cancer (anti), disease (anti), drugs (anti? to be determined), diggers, peace, dignity, justice and truth. There may be a sporting competition involved but that's not as clear.

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....and all of this ironically under the heading  topic of TWSNBN 

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