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39 minutes ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

Sorry to sound like a pain in the proverbial, but the word in the topic heading should be "extension", not "extention".

It's like when people have bad memory retension.

Demonstone out!

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12 hours ago, Demon_spurs said:

The empty stands was a really bad look for the Mel v Ess game, as lots of tickets sold for the double header (port v Bullies) and people didn't show up until after half time. Plus how many Mel/Ess fans denied entry because the tickets went to the later game. i

 

 

 

No one was  denied entry.

Melb and ESS  fans had ample opportunity to purchase tickets once they were on sale. Ultimately due to Port playing the both games made it a sellout.

Name any Melb supporters that genuinely missed out ?  If they did it was because they were too slow to get tickets once they were on sale. 

Let's not try to spoil a good story with untruths. 

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11 hours ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

Sorry to sound like a pain in the proverbial, but the word in the topic heading should be "extension", not "extention".

It's either been changed or you are way off the mark!  It's extension correctly in both places. 

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2 hours ago, 58er said:

No one was  denied entry.

Melb and ESS  fans had ample opportunity to purchase tickets once they were on sale. Ultimately due to Port playing the both games made it a sellout.

Name any Melb supporters that genuinely missed out ?  If they did it was because they were too slow to get tickets once they were on sale. 

Let's not try to spoil a good story with untruths. 

I can’t name them - well, literally I could, only I’m not stupid - but the Demon Army ticketing wait list wasn’t down to zero like it should’ve been.

Point is, @Demon_spurs wasn’t “trying to spoil a good story with untruths.”

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2 hours ago, 58er said:

It's either been changed or you are way off the mark!  It's extension correctly in both places. 

It’s since been amended. However, your choice of words is very telling. Ease up on people. 

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15 hours ago, Demon_spurs said:

The empty stands was a really bad look for the Mel v Ess game, as lots of tickets sold for the double header (port v Bullies) and people didn't show up until after half time. Plus how many Mel/Ess fans denied entry because the tickets went to the later game. i

 

 

The tickets were for both games, your seat was for both matches. I intended to stay for the Port/Bulldogs game but I left at half time when I got drenched. 

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15 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Apparently after the three years in SA, Gather Round will go “on the road” and the other states will have the opportunity to host. 

Couldn’t agree more because it’s unfair for the two teams who have to play them. No doubt that’ll be us one day.

 

It won't be Collingwood. 

 Just saying.

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So the out going CEO of the afl has saddled us with going to SA for the next umpteen years. I might add he should have been gone mid last year. A couple of years in the future this will be like state of origin no one will  want to do it.  e.g. the MFC 3 interstate games in 4 weeks. Bombers were in melbourne the three weeks prior to Saturday.  The Dees  looked jaded on Saturday I wonder why. 

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2 hours ago, Demonsone said:

What’s the compensation for all the other teams since both SA are getting an extra home game, let’s hope for integrity( which the afl needs to look up the meaning) sake that the adjustment to the draw is made by the afl 

The grand final is at the MCG every year, our home ground for the foreseeable future.  Compensation enough?

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14 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Not totally unjustified though.

Despite being described as a *raging success there’s things that need to be avoided at subsequent Gather Rounds. For example: neither local team should be part of a double header. Or if they are, there should be much more time between the two games. Last night when our game finished, trying to leave the ground was bedlam, at our exit anyways. Confusion and bottlenecking created huge problems. Some gate staff were making ppl scan to get out regardless of whether or not they were returning for game 2, and some staff were only scanning those who said they were returning.

Teething problems will happen. But surely this wasn’t unforeseen.

For those of us who’d been in the cheer squad bay this was compounded by the stress of having just been made to pack up all the gear (in the rain) and vacate the home CS bay in less than five minutes, with the Port CS literally breathing down our necks. We were rattled af as it was.

* depends on one’s definition of a raging success. All games sold out, sure. But the SA govt. buying many of the tickets and giving them away for free shouldn’t be included in the rate of success, imo. 

The AFL will overhype their product anytime. I don't think the gather round was a certified success, not saying it was a failure, but we need to see how it evolves in the next couple of years.

I do not like the idea of hosting the round in SA for 3 more years, I'd prefer for it to be rotated including TAS.

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5 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

The AFL will overhype their product anytime. I don't think the gather round was a certified success, not saying it was a failure, but we need to see how it evolves in the next couple of years.

I do not like the idea of hosting the round in SA for 3 more years, I'd prefer for it to be rotated including TAS.

guarantee it'll be in tasmania in 2027 to coincide with the introduction of the 19th team

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The whole concept of Gathering round CAN work, however in the current climate with the way the AFL fixture works, it just makes an already unfair fixture all the more unfair by giving Adelaide and Port an extra home game on everyone else and two unlucky teams (Carlton and Bulldogs this year) an extra away game.

Reduce the season to 17 Rounds (everyone plays eachother once) and Adelaide play Port in Gather Round and it works perfectly. Everyone gets 8 home games, 8 away games and a neutral gather round match. But we know that won't happen.

Few (realistic) changes I'd like to see for next year.

1. No more double headers. Restrict Adelaide Oval to a maximum of 4 matches, one each day from Thursday to Sunday.

2. Move the Mt Baker match to somewhere in the Barossa Valley. I think this is already in the works.

3. By getting rid of the Adelaide Oval double headers, play two games at Glenelg. It has a larger capacity then Norwood, has lights and is in a popular tourist area of Adelaide. I'm amazed it wasn't used before Norwood.

4. Ensure whoever is unlucky enough to draw Adelaide and Port Adelaide receive fewer interstate trips than everyone else. Only way to make it remotely fair.

5. If it's in Adelaide for the next 3 years, then Gather Round 2027 should be in Tasmania with Tassie to enter the competition in 2028. Play 3 games at Belleville Oval, 3 games at York Park, 2 at KGV Oval (Glenorchy) and 1 at Devonport Oval.

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1 minute ago, DubDee said:

In other news Gill has just purchased a 50 foot yacht with money from an anonymous source in the SA government

Dont forget his 18 million dollar mansion he allegedly purchased recently.  How much does he pay himself every year. Has the AFL ever been audited? I think sport admin and the church might be exempt.

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9 minutes ago, MadAsHell said:

The whole concept of Gathering round CAN work, however in the current climate with the way the AFL fixture works, it just makes an already unfair fixture all the more unfair by giving Adelaide and Port an extra home game on everyone else and two unlucky teams (Carlton and Bulldogs this year) an extra away game.

Reduce the season to 17 Rounds (everyone plays eachother once) and Adelaide play Port in Gather Round and it works perfectly. Everyone gets 8 home games, 8 away games and a neutral gather round match. But we know that won't happen.

Few (realistic) changes I'd like to see for next year.

1. No more double headers. Restrict Adelaide Oval to a maximum of 4 matches, one each day from Thursday to Sunday.

2. Move the Mt Baker match to somewhere in the Barossa Valley. I think this is already in the works.

3. By getting rid of the Adelaide Oval double headers, play two games at Glenelg. It has a larger capacity then Norwood, has lights and is in a popular tourist area of Adelaide. I'm amazed it wasn't used before Norwood.

4. Ensure whoever is unlucky enough to draw Adelaide and Port Adelaide receive fewer interstate trips than everyone else. Only way to make it remotely fair.

5. If it's in Adelaide for the next 3 years, then Gather Round 2027 should be in Tasmania with Tassie to enter the competition in 2028. Play 3 games at Belleville Oval, 3 games at York Park, 2 at KGV Oval (Glenorchy) and 1 at Devonport Oval.

That's right, it's made an already fundamentally flawed fixture ever more flawed. 

I was also shocked that they didn't Glenelg as a venue, that's a great footy ground. If doing it for the community and boosting the economy was really the true motive for Gather Round then they missed a big opportunity. 

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46 minutes ago, Deebauched said:

Yeah  , dont forget Hawthorn theyre a protected species going right back to the 1970's.  Stkilda and Melbourne will probably get the two ADL games next season.

I've gotta say the Saints have the best fixture in the comp this year for some reason. 

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