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On 5/15/2020 at 7:39 PM, Demonland said:

 

He has chosen to close his borders for incoming teams. He could have chosen to have all players tested and any with virus to be isolated.

He can choose to deny his state involvement in a national competition. Maybe there is no economic advantage for being in the national competition in which case he can organise his own competition.

i thought we were all in this together.

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13 hours ago, Demonland said:

Or you can read the 40 page document here. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

So Jeffrey want to bring back relegation.

How about we relegate every side, once they are out of contention.  Then we can start a new competition with better rules, and less interchange players.!

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So if SA teams stay for their inter club match for round 2 the logical thing would be for WA teams to do the same. Add in Sydney and Qld teams in their respective states. Seems to be logical and gives everyone the same lead in and start to the season.

Now I will absolutely dummy spit if we end up playing Geelong at Kardinia Park in round 2.

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31 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Now I will absolutely dummy spit if we end up playing Geelong at Kardinia Park in round 2.

 Bring it on! 🙂 Not the dummy spit of course. When’s the fixture actually released?

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I wonder if the AFL is going to look at any scratch matches being played between clubs in order to give players not selected a bit of match fitness.

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NRL are about to sign a new broadcasting deal. Around $2 billion.

Interesting:

  • It's almost the same dollar value as the present deal :
  • Channel 9 have a right to exit in 2022. Foxtel is the pay TV broadcaster until 2027;and
  • No details on digital rights which increasingly is where the money is (Kayo etc)
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On 5/20/2020 at 1:30 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

NRL are about to sign a new broadcasting deal. Around $2 billion.

Interesting:

  • It's almost the same dollar value as the present deal :
  • Channel 9 have a right to exit in 2022. Foxtel is the pay TV broadcaster until 2027;and
  • No details on digital rights which increasingly is where the money is (Kayo etc)

Will Foxtel exist in 2017?

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1 minute ago, rjay said:

Will Foxtel exist in 2027?

It'll be a streaming company with Kayo and its new product Binge most likely.

The Foxtel Box people will continue (albeit declining) as there are many who like its convenience (not sure why).

Mind you they have to fix the digital rights issues that require Kayo to take the Ch 7 feed.

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13 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It'll be a streaming company with Kayo and its new product Binge most likely.

The Foxtel Box people will continue (albeit declining) as there are many who like its convenience (not sure why).

Mind you they have to fix the digital rights issues that require Kayo to take the Ch 7 feed.

they will continue to do so so that they don't have to have a separate production

look at big bash as an example - in the first season of fox having cricket rights the entire bbl was done as a separate production, and then to reduce costs fox started taking the ch 7 feed rather than creating their own

that'll definitely continue as they look to continue to reduce overhead costs of broadcasting

kayo (sport), binge (drama, comedy, premium tv etc.) and eventually lifestyle will be three separate streaming services available

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On 5/15/2020 at 8:38 PM, Pates said:

Interesting, if they're going to be playing more matches with shorter turnarounds I can't imagine why they wouldn't increase the bench to provide better abilities to manage players through this truncated season.

I don't discount the possibility that the AFL plans to reduce numbers on the bench in 2021 as a way of managing smaller list sizes as well as a tactic to try to prevent flooding. If that's the case, keeping the bench at four for the remainder of this season could be seen as an "increase" albeit over an unannounced future change.

I'm all for reducing the bench. I have felt for sometime that the interchange bench with the current high cap on rotations is the primary cause of the crowded field. 

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8 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

Pay wall, so I can't read the content, but IMHO if restrictions ease to the point of enabling contact sport at an amature level by say mid July/ early August, I think these leagues should consider playing a shortened season of more or less social games to give all the young guys out there a kick and keep some sort of club cohesion and continuity together.  Govenment grants should be used to assist with the finacial side of things.

Social ties and people are what keep clubs and competitions going and I see a real need to keep that aspect together for the health of the game going forward.

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4 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Pay wall, so I can't read the content, but IMHO if restrictions ease to the point of enabling contact sport at an amature level by say mid July/ early August, I think these leagues should consider playing a shortened season of more or less social games to give all the young guys out there a kick and keep some sort of club cohesion and continuity together.  Govenment grants should be used to assist with the finacial side of things.

Social ties and people are what keep clubs and competitions going and I see a real need to keep that aspect together for the health of the game going forward.

Time to think out of the box. The Community leagues should be running simple athletics program or the like with emphasis on team work. Get the young out and about and if contact etc is allowed go from there.

Even dare I say it...no tackle AFLX

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Eddie Everywhere has done it again.

Insensitive comment on radio re Jack Stevens

What did he say this time, DJ?

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Eddie Everywhere has done it again.

Insensitive comment on radio re Jack Stevens

he really is a ghastly person

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