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Not sure about this

No preseason games but an extra round " so 23 games" with one round with all teams playing on the same ground" 

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/more-football-in-2023-afl-floats-nrl-style-magic-round-at-ceos-meeting-20220920-p5bjgu.html?fbclid=IwAR3g1TNrCf8HVAp4t-XAGg276axQGwXRSJnAlbfBYKgHn_ezGKp-b7PqXM8

 

In the NRL’s magic round, all fixtures are played at the one venue. The concept is seen as possible in the AFL after its experiences during the pandemic, playing multiple games at the same venue. The round would include a festival of football in the state where the game is played.

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2 hours ago, Mr Steve said:

Not sure about this

No preseason games but an extra round " so 23 games" with one round with all teams playing on the same ground" 

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/more-football-in-2023-afl-floats-nrl-style-magic-round-at-ceos-meeting-20220920-p5bjgu.html?fbclid=IwAR3g1TNrCf8HVAp4t-XAGg276axQGwXRSJnAlbfBYKgHn_ezGKp-b7PqXM8

 

In the NRL’s magic round, all fixtures are played at the one venue. The concept is seen as possible in the AFL after its experiences during the pandemic, playing multiple games at the same venue. The round would include a festival of football in the state where the game is played.

Ahhhhh the old Moneyshot! Gotta love the avarice of the AFL and the fat cats involved!

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If they are really going to do this why not pick one state each year and play the nine games all around that state. If Victoria play a game at Warrnambool Mildura Bendigo etc. Call it the peoples round. 

And play a local game as the support. Make it the first round and you could play the grand final replay of the towns local league.

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2 hours ago, Fat Tony said:

Playing all the games in one place makes no sense unless the AFL has a large number of shares in Qantas.

AFL is exclusively conracted to Virgin.

Qantas kept losing McLuggage.

58 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

No thanks we'd draw Cairns or similar

Note it's one State not one ground or city

(AFL want States to bid for the rights)

Ahhhh.... there it is, they figured out a way they could make someone pay for it.

Like Tasmania, the new  'Sure, you can have an AFL team if you build us a billion dollars worth of facilities.'

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1 hour ago, layzie said:

Expect a new CBA from the players then. They aren't gonna play another game for free. Not while Danger is running things. 

Is that the  Dangerfield that wants shorter seasons and shorter games for more money? 

On that basis alone, I can't see another game introduced.

 

1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

No thanks we'd draw Cairns or similar

Note it's one State not one ground or city

(AFL want States to bid for the rights)

If the magic round was in WA or SA where else would they play games other than Optus and AO respectively?

The 2020 COVID season/festival of footy showed that the AFL had no real interest in playing games at never before used venues for points, in favour of flogging Metricon Stadium with 4 games in 2 days.  

Can definitely see this happening in Sydney where they can use the SCG, Giants Stadium, and Accor Stadium.

SE QLD could combine games at Metricon and GABBA.

 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Is that the  Dangerfield that wants shorter seasons and shorter games for more money? 

On that basis alone, I can't see another game introduced.

 

If the magic round was in WA or SA where else would they play games other than Optus and AO respectively?

The 2020 COVID season/festival of footy showed that the AFL had no real interest in playing games at never before used venues for points, in favour of flogging Metricon Stadium with 4 games in 2 days.  

Can definitely see this happening in Sydney where they can use the SCG, Giants Stadium, and Accor Stadium.

SE QLD could combine games at Metricon and GABBA.

 

It's no different to NT paying for two matches to be played at grounds that hold only 10k or Victoria paying the Bulldogs to play at Ballarat except that a State forks out for 9 games on a weekend.

WA would jump at a game for Bunbury or Port Headland is my guess

Does Kalgoorlie have an oval?

Then there are the suburban grounds.

Each State has its Events Dept and it's very big money

The loser would be the MCG as Victoria would be unlikely to bid big as it already often has five games on a weekend

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Good idea if it gets rid of pre-season matches, as is proposed.  So the players won't be affected.

Now watch Gil give it to Tassie in the first year.....and we get allocated Queenstown as the ground to play at:

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-18/queenstown-gravel-oval-why-was-it-built/11499186

 

Queenstown Oval | More from 1993. The AFL football oval in Q… | Flickr

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5 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Yes please.

More footy the better.

And also bring in a wild card weekend between round 23 and week 1 finals.

7 V 10 and 8 V 9.

The week off sucks.

they should just get rid of the week off. it heavily favours the bottom half of the 8 who come into semi/prelim finals with heaps more footy under their belt compared to sides that win qualis from the top 4. if teams wanna ross lyon the last round with 11 changes they've earnt the right to, why should the afl tell them how to pick their sides, its hardly tanking given they've not going to stop trying for a flag the next week

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