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75% Crowds may be short lived. 
I certainly don’t want another Lockdown in Melbourne, but i am a little vworried. 
the virus ? is still around and the vaccinations are dreadfully slow

 

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22 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Damn. I'm crossing my fingers that our game in Hobart is on the Saturday to work with the flights I've booked. 

The way North are playing, 4:40 Sunday.?

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35 minutes ago, Marty said:

The way North are playing, 4:40 Sunday.?

Hope not Marty. It's always been a Saturday afternoon up until now. We had booked tickets with the credits we had from last years cancelled game down there with the return flight being the last service back on the Sunday night but just a week after booking they cancelled that flight and now have us coming back at around 4pm on the Sunday. Not that I mind too much because there's sod all to do in Hobart on a Sunday with most places closed. 

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

75% Crowds may be short lived. 
I certainly don’t want another Lockdown in Melbourne, but i am a little vworried. 
the virus ? is still around and the vaccinations are dreadfully slow

 

How is it possible that a nurse in a Brisbane hospital is working without being vaccinated when everyone else is and vaccine is available? Just incompetence IMO. Anyone who thinks this is over is kidding themselves.  

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18 minutes ago, Demon_spurs said:

Looking to go to the Alice game, already missed cheaper flights due to the fact I don't know what day the game is on. Makes it hard to plan.

Stay home and safe some money. I am on the gold coast and just a week ago I thought it would be fine. Looking at returning tomorrow. Sadly having a holiday outside of your state is just too risky. Victoria for me for the next couple of years. Fortunately at my age I have done a lot of travel so staying in Victoria is no big deal. 

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Saw somewhere the delay was HQ hoping Essendon and Carlton would start winning so marquee timeslots could be justified.

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

Stay home and safe some money. I am on the gold coast and just a week ago I thought it would be fine. Looking at returning tomorrow. Sadly having a holiday outside of your state is just too risky. Victoria for me for the next couple of years. Fortunately at my age I have done a lot of travel so staying in Victoria is no big deal. 

OD, I get it and I do weigh up the risks, but you can't live under a rock (ULURU) for ever. (see what I did there?)

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13 hours ago, Demon_spurs said:

OD, I get it and I do weigh up the risks, but you can't live under a rock (ULURU) for ever. (see what I did there?)

Well it has cost me a fortune to leave at 7am tomorrow. So it is Victoria for the foreseeable future for me. 

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Might be a blessing in disguise (the delay)

We've got another game (against GWS) to stake a claim for prime-time TV slots.  Win & win well and the Ch7 execs could deal us a good hand

Included in the 6 round block (R7 - R12) are match-ups against a rejuvenated Sydney, a backs to the wall Lions and a well performed Bulldogs outfit ... all likely candidates for FTA

Lose against the Giants and we'll blow our chances.

So there's a lot to play for

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3 hours ago, Macca said:

Might be a blessing in disguise (the delay)

We've got another game (against GWS) to stake a claim for prime-time TV slots.  Win & win well and the Ch7 execs could deal us a good hand

Included in the 6 round block (R7 - R12) are match-ups against a rejuvenated Sydney, a backs to the wall Lions and a well performed Bulldogs outfit ... all likely candidates for FTA

Lose against the Giants and we'll blow our chances.

So there's a lot to play for

Win against GWS and another 5/10,000 through the gate vs Cats !!! 

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6 hours ago, 58er said:

Win against GWS and another 5/10,000 through the gate vs Cats !!! 

I am way less concerned about crowd sizes during Covid - the actual effects & residual effects of Covid will continue on for this season and next (especially re the walk-ups)

So those monitoring crowds will need to temper their expectations and take a more realistic approach.  The 21k we got for round 1 doesn't look too shabby when we look at all the other crowd numbers for the other games

North 13k, Sydney 20k, Bulldogs 21k etc etc ... the big match-ups has seen a big drop in numbers as well

Crowds are down right across the board so the new 60k is more like 45k or 50k

But prime-time free-to-air is a way different story ... we've got a chance to state our case so in my opinion, we need to win well (and impress) in order to give ourselves a good chance at getting a few prime time TV in the next block of games

The value in securing these games is invaluable ... sponsorship, corporate dollar, membership and gaining new supporters and more exposure is front & centre

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you'd think in the next block...

  • rd 7 vs north - fox sports
  • rd 8 vs sydney - channel 7
  • rd 9 vs carlton - toss up but you'd think fox sports
  • rd 10 vs adelaide crows - fox sports
  • rd 11 vs footscray - channel 7
  • rd 12 vs brisbane lions - fox sports
  • rd 13 vs collingwood - channel 7
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14 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

you'd think in the next block...

  • rd 7 vs north - fox sports
  • rd 8 vs sydney - channel 7
  • rd 9 vs carlton - toss up but you'd think fox sports
  • rd 10 vs adelaide crows - fox sports
  • rd 11 vs footscray - channel 7
  • rd 12 vs brisbane lions - fox sports
  • rd 13 vs collingwood - channel 7

Brisbane winning tonight increases the chances of our game against them being a FTA game ... of course the game is at Alice Springs but last year the game was played in the evening

Agree with the rest of your assessment ... Ch7 do like putting up Carlton games so you never know. 

I heard somewhere that they might announce 2-4 rounds only ... makes sense in terms of the Covid situations & maximising audiences

That sort of thinking is here to stay I believe which won't please those who like to plan in advance

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16 hours ago, Macca said:

Brisbane winning tonight increases the chances of our game against them being a FTA game ... of course the game is at Alice Springs but last year the game was played in the evening

Agree with the rest of your assessment ... Ch7 do like putting up Carlton games so you never know. 

I heard somewhere that they might announce 2-4 rounds only ... makes sense in terms of the Covid situations & maximising audiences

That sort of thinking is here to stay I believe which won't please those who like to plan in advance

I think there's a hybrid possibility, whereby games are locked in for the entire season but with certain Saturday games eligible to be swapped into the Friday night slot, or the Saturday night slot, something like 2 or so weeks in advance.

Largely allows flexibility but then avoids dud games getting prime time slots.

As to the Round 7-12 block, our problems are:

  1. In Round 8 we play Sydney but we'll have to compete with Richmond v Geelong and the Showdown
  2. In Round 9 we play Carlton but Port plays the Dogs, St Kilda plays Geelong and Sydney plays Collingwood
  3. In Round 11 we play the Dogs but Collingwood plays Geelong
  4. In Round 12 we play Brisbane in Alice Springs, but it's Dreamtime at the G that week too. If we and Brisbane remain OK, would they put that game on a Friday night? Would be great, I think.

But as you say, if we win and hopefully look OK doing so this Sunday, we'll give ourselves our best chance of getting good timeslots on FTA. Carlton and Essendon continuing to struggle will help us too, as it should mean they aren't in serious contention for those slots.

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it is pretty rare for ch 7 to air two interstate sides against each other as a fta broadcast

thinking about it further and factoring in the games set for the same round, i think the one against the bears might be a chance for the 3.20pm spot on sunday from the alice, and sydney far more likely to be fox but it could also be the sunday fta spot

  • rd 7 vs north - fox sports (sunday at 1.10pm)
  • rd 8 vs sydney - fox sports (sunday at 1.10pm)
  • rd 9 vs carlton - toss up but you'd think fox sports (saturday afternoon at 2.10pm 1.45pm)
  • rd 10 vs adelaide crows - fox sports (saturday night at 7.25pm)
  • rd 11 vs footscray - channel 7 (saturday night at 7.25pm or sunday arvo at 3.20pm)
  • rd 12 vs brisbane lions - channel 7 (sunday arvo at 3.20pm)
  • rd 13 vs collingwood - channel 7 (monday at 3.20pm)

a lot may factor in to how we go in the next round or two and whether they actually only do up til round 10

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11 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

I think there's a hybrid possibility, whereby games are locked in for the entire season but with certain Saturday games eligible to be swapped into the Friday night slot, or the Saturday night slot, something like 2 or so weeks in advance.

Largely allows flexibility but then avoids dud games getting prime time slots.

As to the Round 7-12 block, our problems are:

  1. In Round 8 we play Sydney but we'll have to compete with Richmond v Geelong and the Showdown
  2. In Round 9 we play Carlton but Port plays the Dogs, St Kilda plays Geelong and Sydney plays Collingwood
  3. In Round 11 we play the Dogs but Collingwood plays Geelong
  4. In Round 12 we play Brisbane in Alice Springs, but it's Dreamtime at the G that week too. If we and Brisbane remain OK, would they put that game on a Friday night? Would be great, I think.

But as you say, if we win and hopefully look OK doing so this Sunday, we'll give ourselves our best chance of getting good timeslots on FTA. Carlton and Essendon continuing to struggle will help us too, as it should mean they aren't in serious contention for those slots.

The Sunday arvo free-to-air slot is more of a probability (but that is so much better than the early Sunday or late arvo Saturday slots on cable (or streaming) 

A pointer might be our R4 & R5 games - Cats & Hawks Ch7 3pm Sunday slots.  A proving ground?

My bet is 1 prime time & 2 Sunday arvo free-to-air games in the R7 - R12 allotments but we might get 2 prime time games

That would make it 8 FTA games out of 13 if we ink in the QB clash.  And that's a good result if augers well

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On 3/30/2021 at 7:11 PM, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Hope not Marty. It's always been a Saturday afternoon up until now. We had booked tickets with the credits we had from last years cancelled game down there with the return flight being the last service back on the Sunday night but just a week after booking they cancelled that flight and now have us coming back at around 4pm on the Sunday. Not that I mind too much because there's sod all to do in Hobart on a Sunday with most places closed. 

I’m sure you’ll be right Rab D! 1:45 Saturday, makes the most sense, West Coast v Freo would be the late Sunday game. Hoping for a better result this time!! I drive the round trip from the North West coast. It would be quicker to fly to Melbourne from Burnie then catch a flight to Hobart? But then I wouldn’t be able to pick up my Mad Melbourne Supporting Mum from Launceston on the way. After that atrocity rd23, 2019. Which was 2:10 on Saturday!! We vowed never to go to another game in Hobart!! This year we can’t wait to go watch Benny Kick 10. How things change!!

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20 hours ago, Macca said:

The Sunday arvo free-to-air slot is more of a probability (but that is so much better than the early Sunday or late arvo Saturday slots on cable (or streaming) 

A pointer might be our R4 & R5 games - Cats & Hawks Ch7 3pm Sunday slots.  A proving ground?

My bet is 1 prime time & 2 Sunday arvo free-to-air games in the R7 - R12 allotments but we might get 2 prime time games

That would make it 8 FTA games out of 13 if we ink in the QB clash.  And that's a good result if augers well

Agree re: the Sunday 3.20pm slot.

Our destiny is in our hands TBH. If we can maintain good form through the first six rounds (beating GWS and Hawthorn, meaning we're 4-2 at the worst, is critical), we give ourselves the best chance of a Friday or Saturday night slot (or a Thursday if those persist).

The Round 8 Sydney game is surely a chance if we can both keep our early season form up.

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