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In a rare case of common sense, it looks like the AFL will return to Thursday night announcement of teams (story on their website) which I expect will be met with widespread approval among Demonland posters.

They surveyed 13,313 fans and 94.5% voted for a return to a long-standing tradition in our game.  

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Now for the survey on EAR SPLITTING ROCK MUSIC and INANE GROUND ANNOUNCEMENTS before games & between quarters.

In a rare case of common sense, it looks like the AFL will return to Thursday night announcement of teams (story on their website) which I expect will be met with widespread approval among Demonland p

Good to see the AFL is at least in touch with 5.5% of fans.   


It's only minor but that is a nice bit of (rare) common sense from the AFL.

And agree on the above re music at the ground. I think a survey on that would yield very similar results. But I assume that may be on the home club as much as it is on the AFL?

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Gerard Whateley predicted a couple of weeks this would happen by Round 8. The sooner the better. 

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29 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Now for the survey on EAR SPLITTING ROCK MUSIC and INANE GROUND ANNOUNCEMENTS before games & between quarters.

ill take a lifetime supply of the day grand final whilst ur handing out logical ideas

3 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

This one I disagree with. I find I'm not ready on a Thursday night for a game of football.

 

ditto, doesn't suit the ammo footballer who always trains on a thursday night right in the timeslot

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6 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

couldn't find a link.  does this apply from this week?

I don't think it's been officially decided. Rather, someone in the media has found out the results of the survey and assumed (wisely? unwisely?) that the AFL would respond to the 95%. 

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43 minutes ago, demonstone said:

In a rare case of common sense, it looks like the AFL will return to Thursday night announcement of teams (story on their website) which I expect will be met with widespread approval among Demonland posters.

They surveyed 13,313 fans and 94.5% voted for a return to a long-standing tradition in our game.  

Great news!!

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1 hour ago, demonstone said:

 94.5% voted for a return to a long-standing tradition in our game.  

I and three of my friends just completed the survey, but only 2 of us voted yes for Thursday night team announcements.

Based on that, does the percentage go up or down? 

Asking on behalf of @Sir Why You Little

Edit: removed appalling grammar 

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3 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

Myself and three of my friends just completed the survey, but only 2 of us voted yes for Thursday night team announcements.

Based on that, does the percentage go up or down? 

Asking on behalf of @Sir Why You Little

More information please. Was your mass increasing or decreasing?

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Here’s the link, no confirmation but it does point to it likely happening. 
https://www.afl.com.au/news/607851/push-for-thursday-night-teams-reveal-gathering-ceo-steam

Definitely agree with this for a number of reasons; firstly this gives us a much clearer picture to tip with, secondly this gives the media something to really discuss, finally it’s more engagement for the fans through the week. Glad they’ve come to their senses on this, I don’t think the coaches will be pleased though. 

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3 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

I and three of my friends just completed the survey, but only 2 of us voted yes for Thursday night team announcements.

Based on that, does the percentage go up or down? 

Asking on behalf of @Sir Why You Little

Edit: removed appalling grammar 

Did you vote in the second round of votes, or the 50th?

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Would like to see all teams posted 2 days before games.

Being a team that usually gets the Sunday slots, we are most of the time, waiting on the eve of the game to know the selections. This leaves hardly any time to discuss, analyse and criticise. Instead, we spend too much time hypothesising.  

Thursday games post Tuesday 6.30 pm, Friday games could post Wednesday 6.30pm, may be problematic, though the Sunday team would know who it is selecting on the Friday night.

I hope they make logical decisions about team postings and adjust with more than the Thursday night announcements.

Addit, they propose that Sunday teams be announced on Friday, Thursday would be squad posts.

Would love, more time to hear the social network brain trust's thoughts on match ups, wrong selections, possible rearrangements, the game plan, and the general expectations of the team.

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