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This makes complete sense, they want an equal comp with no home ground advantage so they play this extra round in one state.

I assume the rest of the fixture is balanced and fair yeah? The draw will be random with teams pulled out of a hat??

Pies playing at Kardinia park next year?

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The AFL are turning our sport into a circus. Just create a fixture as fair and even as possible please!

What is a magic round? how is it magic? playing on B grade ground with no crowds and getting injuries? 

People say it replaces practice games?  We will just have more intraclub games, we still need to prepare the players for AFL footy.

I find it embarrassing.

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

The AFL are turning our sport into a circus. Just create a fixture as fair and even as possible please!

What is a magic round? how is it magic? playing on B grade ground with no crowds and getting injuries? 

People say it replaces practice games?  We will just have more intraclub games, we still need to prepare the players for AFL footy.

I find it embarrassing.

Practice makes perfect, but not dollars so ...... be gone!

So transparently greedy by the AFL.

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16 hours ago, Demonland said:

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

 

I don't think the ambiguity about the $500,000 is the biggest crime against the English language in Tom Browne's tweet. By my reading, the Magic Round was played in SA yesterday afternoon. Where's the write up of the result of our game?

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2 hours ago, Palace Dees said:

Practice makes perfect, but not dollars so ...... be gone!

So transparently greedy by the AFL.

It’s all about the media PD. With an extra round added the GF will be decided by the team with the best injury luck / planning. 

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* each team will play 23 games over 24 rounds next season.

* It will add at least $500,000 to each club’s coffers with some of that money to be used to boost the soft cap on football departments while players, who have agreed to play the extra game, will also receive a slice of the revenue generated. It remains unclear whether the players will be paid from club coffers or the AFL will provide the additional income.

* Matches will be held at several venues, with Adelaide Oval the primary base.

* The extra round means there will be one less meaningless pre-season game, a boost for players worried about injury heading into the season proper.

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4 minutes ago, Demonland said:

* each team will play 23 games over 24 rounds next season.

* It will add at least $500,000 to each club’s coffers with some of that money to be used to boost the soft cap on football departments while players, who have agreed to play the extra game, will also receive a slice of the revenue generated. It remains unclear whether the players will be paid from club coffers or the AFL will provide the additional income.

* Matches will be held at several venues, with Adelaide Oval the primary base.

* The extra round means there will be one less meaningless pre-season game, a boost for players worried about injury heading into the season proper.

On my first reading, I thought this meant that each player would have a choice as to whether they would be available to play the game. On a second reading, I think it's meant to mean that the players as a group have given the AFL their consent to proceed with the structural change of abolishing one pre-season game and replacing it with an extra Home and Away round. 

No wonder Tom Browne's earlier tweet had syntax problems. He must have gone to the same school as whoever wrote the above. 

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5 hours ago, DubDee said:

This makes complete sense, they want an equal comp with no home ground advantage so they play this extra round in one state.

I assume the rest of the fixture is balanced and fair yeah? The draw will be random with teams pulled out of a hat??

Pies playing at Kardinia park next year?

I for one will spew up 🤮 If we again play Jeelong at Jeelong!!

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22 minutes ago, picket fence said:

I for one will spew up 🤮 If we again play Jeelong at Jeelong!!

It's almost guaranteed that we play them there.

We will most likely play them twice and they won't have a home game against us at the G because we are a small club.

It will also be the usually late in the season game against them because their pub ground is unavailable until round 10.

Only chance of us not going there is if the AFL sends one of essendon or Hawthorn down there.

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Round 5 for the abracadabra round according to reports and one assumes that Round 1 is now a week early.

Listen to the whinging if a team draws Adelaide or Port.

We haven't heard as to how the additional round impacts the loose formula for top six playing each other twice etc

Also will the AFL "waste" good games on suburban venues and low crowds

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This will be one of the most epic boys long weekends ever. 
Fly over from Perf and hire a bus.  
Cheap and nasty accommodation in the burbs somewhere. 
Beers. 
Non-stop Footy. 
 

😂😎💪🍺

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Do the teams get to wear novelty jumpers and pocket some additional dollars selling related merchandise to impressionable toddlers, or are the gimmicks limited to the fixturing?

I hope the theme songs are re-recorded by whichever flavour-of-the-month pop star is in the country at the time, and the umpires are all dressed like circus clowns.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, poita said:

Do the teams get to wear novelty jumpers and pocket some additional dollars selling related merchandise to impressionable toddlers, or are the gimmicks limited to the fixturing?

I hope the theme songs are re-recorded by whichever flavour-of-the-month pop star is in the country at the time, and the umpires are all dressed like circus clowns.

 

 

and the goal umpires will be wizards and signal scores with wands rather than flags

goal posts will be flexible and fitted with anti-collision detectors thus eliminating any posters

ch7 will run harry potter repeats between games

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Now that there are 6 double up games, I wonder if the AFL will change the way they work out the fixture.

The easiest way would be every side plays 2 sides from the top 6, middle 6 and bottom 6 to keep it fair.

My view is they should go even further and schedule the first 17 rounds with no double ups. Then at say round 13 or 14 they can work out who each side is playing a second time based on a weighted average to try keep the draw as even as possible.

It was obvious the Cats were extremely favoured by the draw last year getting to play two of the statistically worst sides in history twice, giving them four guaranteed wins and by an average margin of 69 points.

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

* The extra round means there will be one less meaningless pre-season game, a boost for players worried about injury heading into the season proper.

And one more meaningless Home and Away game, a hindrance for players worried about injury heading into the finals

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2 hours ago, poita said:

Do the teams get to wear novelty jumpers and pocket some additional dollars selling related merchandise to impressionable toddlers, or are the gimmicks limited to the fixturing?

I hope the theme songs are re-recorded by whichever flavour-of-the-month pop star is in the country at the time, and the umpires are all dressed like circus clowns.

 

 

 

1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

and the goal umpires will be wizards and signal scores with wands rather than flags

goal posts will be flexible and fitted with anti-collision detectors thus eliminating any posters

ch7 will run harry potter repeats between games

As you can tell by my avatar,  I'm already dressed for the occasion 🤡

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More footy and more money for the club and people still complain.

We're 10-5 at Adelaide Oval, so this could be a win for us as well quite possibly.

We're spoiled in Melbourne with a semi-Magic Round most weeks, spare a thought for the footy loving fans of SA and WA who usually only get 1 AFL game a week, they'll be rapt with this.

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Got to acknowledge the AFL leadership for their one true skill.

Finding out ways to make stakeholders pay for something that was previously a public good.

Now every year the states can get into a bidding war.

I'm glad Gil isn't in charge of the electricity grid or we'd be paying to lean on a street post by now.

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