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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

Carlton back on the Friday night table. 

Dees play North at Marvel & then Freo at the G. 

Which timeslots will they give us?

Any time during day please! I need to go to a game please.

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29 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Carlton back on the Friday night table. 

Dees play North at Marvel & then Freo at the G. 

Which timeslots will they give us?

Freo at the G will be prime time. We both are doing well. Norf will surely be Sunday. 

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19 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Freo at the G will be prime time. We both are doing well. Norf will surely be Sunday. 

If Carlton play Sydney on the Friday night at Marvel as expected, then we could actually play North on the Saturday given there's only two games at Marvel that weekend.

But yeah - North v Melbourne are mostly Sunday games.

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49 minutes ago, old dee said:

Any time during day please! I need to go to a game please.

Agree.

While it's great to have heaps of prime time games for the coffers, it would also be nice to get a few traditional Saturday afternoon games during the year.

The Saints round 8 game is our only genuine day game in Melbourne for the foreseeable future, and that's on Mother's day.

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There's too many teams chasing too little silverware, and too many dead-rubber games of no consequence. To mis-quote No 2 from Austin Powers', "The Spy who shagged Me", the home and away games represent an unnecessarily long chase scene. We could go undefeated through the season and still get beaten by a team that has lost 10 games.

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At least it will, (hopefully) get the Bulldogs off the Prime Time/FTA screens. 

In the first 9 rounds they have had 8 FTA games: 6 stand alone Prime Time, 1 Saturday night game and 1 Sunday afternoon game.

I doubt any other team has had anything like that level of FTA saturation, not even last year's Premiers...😐

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Success is a bit of a catch-22 for time slots:

Prime Time, night FTA great for sponsors and fans to watch on tv.  Perhaps not so good for gate revenue as families and those averse to crowded public transport/covid risk/no mcg parking are less likely to attend.

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Its quite funny to see that our supporter base prefers non prime time spots.

Maybe years and years of comfort with the 2:10 slot have made it preferable and easier to get home in the country?

Reckon we will get our best crowd in terms of crowd expectation against the Saints in the Sunday 1:10 slot.

I don't care, Id be there if it wax an 11pm game coz I'm crazy.

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

A night game against Freo would be a big gamble for the AFL.

My guess is a twilight game for TV marketing back west.

Collingwood v Carlton and Saints v North are more likely candidates for the two Round 11 night games in Melbourne

Wouldn't a night game in Melbourne be a better time slot for WA viewers than anything earlier? 

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8 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Yes but I doubt the AFL/Ch 7 will waste a night game on Melb v Freo...max crowd 35k and little viewer interest

It could be the second night game telecast by Fox/Kayo. Whether we like it or not, Fox will expect to be given some Melbourne games to show in prime time, even if it is scheduled against a theoretically more tantalising the free-to-air game.

Who knows, by Round 11 it is conceivable that it could be teams 1 and 2 on the ladder.

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rd 10:

  • richmond v essendon seems like for friday night
  • carlton play sunday 3.20pm in rd 10 so their game v sydney would make more sense for saturday night
  • our game vs north screams as a 'bury it on saturday twilight / sunday early' clash; probably the latter as we'll be coming back from a late game on sunday twilight vs meth coke over in wa

rd 11:

  • think it'll be a case of tigers getting ANOTHER big friday night exposure game; this time away vs sydney
  • melbourne v freo at the g is every change of being a saturday afternoon game you'd think, which could be a novelty in a year in which we SHOULD be a prime time regular, despite us strangling sides defensive and thus them not being high-scoring affairs and thus double unattractive for channel 7 who ideally want big teams playing high scoring games with lots of ad breaks
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Couple of day games, great i can get the kids along.

I said to the better half I’m off to the Saints game May 8th with the boys… she stared daggers at me.. “you do know what day that is don’t you?!” 
 

A Sunday?

”MOTHERS DAY HUSBAND….”

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