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9 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Where's my violin

Try asking at Carlton.  They're fond of a fiddle.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

Best of 3 Grand Final again ...

 

Why on earth would they consider a best of 3 grand final series this year when they'll be lucky to sneak in 5 weeks of footy at the back end of the year.

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7 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Why on earth would they consider a best of 3 grand final series this year when they'll be lucky to sneak in 5 weeks of footy at the back end of the year.

Money......

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18 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Why on earth would they consider a best of 3 grand final series this year when they'll be lucky to sneak in 5 weeks of footy at the back end of the year.

The season will end up being a glorified Preseason comp with the winner having a giant asterisk next to their name.

11 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Money......

Bingo.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

I think he is right and that the AFL have been handed an opportunity.

The current competition isn't sustainable...what a sustainable model looks like I don't know but I do know this isn't it.

Having said that, I can't see them changing anything macro in the short term.

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4 hours ago, DubDee said:

I don't believe taking money from individuals is the best way to cope with this crisis.  We need a broader strategy

I think we need a broad-spectrum approach to this CoVid19 issue,  and the complications of this attached to economical issues,  such as our reliance on globalised trade,  and our outsourcing of most of our manufacturing industry.

 

Its plainly obvious,  that reliance on one or two major offshore producers of the worlds manufactured commodities,  is a bad idea.  And how that leaves us all, at a real vulnerable position.

We rely on personal safety equipme3nrnt cars and car parts.  As well as trucks,  and other heavy machinery required for our localised uses.

So this brings back the CEO's and directors,  Who are taking far too much money from our,  now struggling companies,  who should be paying their taxes locally here in Australia,  to underpin Australia's revenues.

Revenues required to pay for the running of our emergency services,  hospitals and medical industries.  Our roads maintenance, and general road and rail services.

 

With a reduction of international trade due to these changes to international trades,.  then the stock-market and generally globalised industries,  who have chosen in the past to offshore their businesses,  they better high tail it home,  whilst they can,  still call Australia HOME.!

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Just looked up the length of the current media deal and as signed goes through until the end of 2021.

What I had not realised is that the AFL were close to getting a 2 year extension out of Channel 7 in February this year (2020). Channel 7must be thanking its lucky stars that the deal was not signed.

Would not be surprised to see an extension agreed however at a "fair price." You would not be wanting to go to the media market early 2021.

PS: According to this article they were close to extending the deal as recently as two weeks ago.

https://wwos.nine.com.au/afl/league-set-for-tv-broadcast-deal-extension-despite-shortened-season/605c74fd-6de4-4ca1-95a7-14a74f251bc9

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22 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Perhaps getting a better cut of the mountain of cash that the MCC bathes in from MCG games 

Get the AFL to build a Boutique stadium around Dandenong, similar to Adelaide's,  maybe smaller initially,  to become an alternate home base for games against our interstate rivals.

Allow the Bulldogs, Bummers, Carlton, Pies & Roos to play at the Dome,  and make this NEW boutique Stadium to serve the Dees, Tiges, Saints & Hawks,  for the smaller crowd pulling games.

This in turn,  will have the effect of giving the cubs better bargaining power,  to gain stronger, more realistic financial outcomes from their Victorian games.

 

And the Dandenong locality will serve the whole of the Eastern half of our state Victoria. 

Better serving the much maligned Gippsland patrons.

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1 hour ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

I think we need a broad-spectrum approach to this CoVid19 issue,  and the complications of this attached to economical issues,  such as our reliance on globalised trade,  and our outsourcing of most of our manufacturing industry.

 

Its plainly obvious,  that reliance on one or two major offshore producers of the worlds manufactured commodities,  is a bad idea.  And how that leaves us all, at a real vulnerable position.

We rely on personal safety equipment,  cars and car parts.  As well as trucks,  and other heavy machinery required for our localised uses.

So this brings back the CEO's and directors,  Who are taking far too much money from our, now struggling companies,  and of which these companies should be paying their taxes locally here in Australia,  to underpin Australia's revenues.

Revenues required to pay for the running of our emergency services,  hospitals and medical industries.  Our roads maintenance, and general road and rail services.

 

With an ongoing reduction of international trade due to CoVid-19,  and reductions to the stock-market, Globalised industries  who have chosen in the recent past to offshore their businesses:  they better high tail it home,  whilst they can...  still call Australia HOME.!

 

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Breaking News - The AFL will consider any half arsed idea to get some money out of a season which is clearly done and dusted.  winning a 'flag' under these bizarre scenarios would not mean anything

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Wilcard rounds? Best of 3 GF's? This from a governing body that wanted to do away with GF replays? I think someone needs to call for a time out before this three ring circus starts to grow legs. 

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

Breaking News - The AFL will consider any half arsed idea to get some money out of a season which is clearly done and dusted.  winning a 'flag' under these bizarre scenarios would not mean anything

Honestly I wouldn't be against the AFL just creating a one time style of premiership, don't call it a premiership flag or any of the usual terminology, perhaps call it the AFL Championships (particularly if they're going to go down a US model play off system). By the way anyone that feels it's a selfish idea of the AFL to be trying to create a way to be able to maximise what little they can get out of the year, it's ultimately going to be beneficial to the competition and the clubs (ie us). So if a best of 3 Grand Final is a way to do that, then so be it.

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1 hour ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Wilcard rounds? Best of 3 GF's? This from a governing body that wanted to do away with GF replays? I think someone needs to call for a time out before this three ring circus starts to grow legs. 

It's just the AFL/Media pulling out every trick in their kitbag to try and stay relevant and in the news while there are no games being played. Anything to generate discussion. Mergers? Private ownership? Wildcard Round? Best of 3 Grand Final Series? Night Grand Final? Christmas Day Grand Final? Well at least that's a new one!

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-31/coronavirus-afl-nrl-clubs-desperate-to-keep-fans/12103818

But even if our appetite for sport remains voracious the cost of attendance has risen sharply over the years for families who might now consider club membership a discretionary item rather than a necessity.

As we've observed previously, AFL clubs particularly have come perilously close to shaming supporters into purchasing membership over the past 25 years with campaigns that created the underlying assumption that "You are not a real supporter if you are not a member".

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"AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan is committed to the league retaining all of its 18 clubs in their current composition when the competition shutdown ends."

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-will-emerge-from-hiatus-with-18-clubs-mclachlan-20200331-p54fjc.html

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2 hours ago, hardtack said:

"AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan is committed to the league retaining all of its 18 clubs in their current composition when the competition shutdown ends."

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-will-emerge-from-hiatus-with-18-clubs-mclachlan-20200331-p54fjc.html

Can’t say much else really 

what actually happens in 6 months could be very different 

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