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5 hours ago, old dee said:

That covers it DC. The AFL is addicted to money they will do anything that increases their coffers. 

The betting agencies of course will be in seventh heaven. One more opportunity to exploit problem gamblers (of course, gamble responsibly)! 

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10 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Great! That will guarantee attendances will be non existent at 7 other games. Or if Port play Adelaide....at 8 other games!

And my MFCSS says it will be a "Home" game for us

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6 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Great! That will guarantee attendances will be non existent at 7 other games. Or if Port play Adelaide....at 8 other games!

No way they can play the showdown on that weekend. Port and Adelaide surely have to be playing interstate teams. Make them play Collingwood and Carlton on those weeks.

Can we play our Kardinia Park game against the Cats that weekend?

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10 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Great! That will guarantee attendances will be non existent at 7 other games. Or if Port play Adelaide....at 8 other games!

They won't waste a showdown for Magic round. 6 of those games are slated for Adelaide Oval.

The other 3 game will involve GWS, GC, Norf, etc, 1 will be at Norwood Oval, 1 in the Barossa Valley and the other is still not known, maybe south of the city Noarlunga Oval or regional SA (Riverland, McClaren Vale etc.

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I wouldn't mind heading to Adeliade for the weekend except the prices for everything will be through the roof

And in terms of location wouldn't it be better to select a host city in a state you're trying to grow the game. Or Sydney or Brisbane to stick it to the NRL. I suppose the main reason Adelaide was chosen is because they offered the most money to host

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2 hours ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

They won't waste a showdown for Magic round. 6 of those games are slated for Adelaide Oval.

The other 3 game will involve GWS, GC, Norf, etc, 1 will be at Norwood Oval, 1 in the Barossa Valley and the other is still not known, maybe south of the city Noarlunga Oval or regional SA (Riverland, McClaren Vale etc.

Is the old Football Park still in existence?

1 hour ago, layzie said:

You mean they are actually going ahead with this garbage?

🤮 and what is the term "magic" all about?  Trying to sell it to pre-schoolers??

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Whenever changes are mooted for the rules of the game, there are plenty of posters critical of the proposals. I'm generally less fussed. However, I'm much more concerned about tinkering with the fundamental structure of the game. There is no need for a "magic" round or a 23rd game per season for each team. 

Furthermore, if the AFL wants to see how not to run a professional sport, watch what cricket has done. By ignoring the "less is more" concept (more appropriately called "scarcity" in economic terms), cricket has devalued its product to the extent that the TV networks seem to have minimal interest in the broadcast rights any more, other than for Australia v England Test Matches. The AFL runs the risk of losing its audience if it changes the competition without good reason. (A good reason would be the introduction of a Tasmanian team, for example).

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We have room if anyone needs to a place for the weekend.

But some of our SANFL grounds would not be up to AFL standard; I would not be surprised if there are some games scheduled in Port Lincoln or Mount Gambier.

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3 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

haven't met a single person in favour of this

afl is another universe sometimes......or a univer$e

The magic round is effectively replacing a week of practice matches that would've been shown only on KAYO with C grade commentators.

I'm sure most football fans will come around to the idea.

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4 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Great! That will guarantee attendances will be non existent at 7 other games. Or if Port play Adelaide....at 8 other games!

And my MFCSS says it will be a "Home" game for us

I don't think it matters if it's a home or away game for us.

We'll still have our 11 home games (10 at the G/ 1 in NT) and all clubs will get an equal distribution in the magic round regardless of home or away team. 

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4 hours ago, daisycutter said:

haven't met a single person in favour of this

afl is another universe sometimes......or a univer$e

Pretty sure channel 7 and Foxtel would've loved the idea when the AFL told them about an extra round of games just prior to signing off on the new tv rights a couple of months back.

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4 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I don't think it matters if it's a home or away game for us.

We'll still have our 11 home games (10 at the G/ 1 in NT) and all clubs will get an equal distribution in the magic round regardless of home or away team. 

It's a neutral round, so club's still get 11 home, 11 away games plus 1 neutral game

Oh except for Adelaide and Port who now get 12 home games 🤪

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9 hours ago, Demonland said:

I’m assuming we share $500,000 and not each receive $500,000 as this poorly worded tweet suggests. 

 

It's $500k each

Originally they mentioned $1M per club

Used to head for Adelaide a lot for work. During the annual Test Match accommodation was hard to find and very expensive. No reason to think this would be different

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