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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby DOC » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:05 pm

Dutchy wrote:Why not send all teams to Melbourne, and play a game at Marvel every night for the foreseeable future, and put it on FTA TV. It no longer matters where or when the games are played until crowds are allowed back in.

At least keep the TV networks and sponsors happy, who pay the majority of the bills.


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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Wedgie » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:08 pm

Dutchy wrote:Why not send all teams to Melbourne, and play a game at Marvel every night for the foreseeable future, and put it on FTA TV. It no longer matters where or when the games are played until crowds are allowed back in.

At least keep the TV networks and sponsors happy, who pay the majority of the bills.

Great idea but probably a better idea to send them to a place with a lower population like the NRL are considering with North Queensland. Maybe Perth or Adelaide.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby LMA » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:32 pm

whufc wrote:
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Dutchy wrote:Why not send all teams to Melbourne, and play a game at Marvel every night for the foreseeable future, and put it on FTA TV. It no longer matters where or when the games are played until crowds are allowed back in.

At least keep the TV networks and sponsors happy, who pay the majority of the bills.


This proposal would work short term only, if it was to be long term you may as well call it VFL and have a 10 team comp for the year. This only benefits the Victorian clubs with twice the travel for interstate clubs.


Would there be much of an advantage if games were in an empty stadium

Surely the crowd play somewhat of a part in the ‘home ground’ advantage.


It's not the ground it's the constant travel that would be a disadvantage, not to mention how the clubs would pay for doubling their travel expenditure.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby whufc » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:43 pm

LMA wrote:
whufc wrote:
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Dutchy wrote:Why not send all teams to Melbourne, and play a game at Marvel every night for the foreseeable future, and put it on FTA TV. It no longer matters where or when the games are played until crowds are allowed back in.

At least keep the TV networks and sponsors happy, who pay the majority of the bills.


This proposal would work short term only, if it was to be long term you may as well call it VFL and have a 10 team comp for the year. This only benefits the Victorian clubs with twice the travel for interstate clubs.


Would there be much of an advantage if games were in an empty stadium

Surely the crowd play somewhat of a part in the ‘home ground’ advantage.


It's not the ground it's the constant travel that would be a disadvantage, not to mention how the clubs would pay for doubling their travel expenditure.


Will be to interesting to see if we see a higher than usual level of away teams winning in the early rounds
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Dutchy » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:22 pm

LMA wrote:
Dutchy wrote:Why not send all teams to Melbourne, and play a game at Marvel every night for the foreseeable future, and put it on FTA TV. It no longer matters where or when the games are played until crowds are allowed back in.

At least keep the TV networks and sponsors happy, who pay the majority of the bills.


This proposal would work short term only, if it was to be long term you may as well call it VFL and have a 10 team comp for the year. This only benefits the Victorian clubs with twice the travel for interstate clubs.


How is there extra travel if they are all in Melbourne?

Put all the Victorian teams in a hotel also to make it a similar experience for all, surely by having teams travel all over Australia to play at empty stadiums someone is going to be infected sooner rather than later.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Booney » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:15 am

How do they put Fremantle, Sydney, Geelong, Port, Brisbane and Melbourne through 4 airports, 2 flights, 4 coach trips and then expect them to be 100% clear the following week to play? Only needs one person from either club to show symptoms and they're all going to have to isolate.

What sport I watched over the weekend in front of empty stadiums didn't seem like it was worth playing. There's no way AFL footballers can arouse themselves* to the point of peak performance without the atmosphere generated by the supporters.

Calling it now, there will be no games this week.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:19 am

All sport looked like practice matches

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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Spargo » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:31 am

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:All sport looked like practice matches

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Well we know Adelaide United aren’t taking things seriously...
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Booney » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:25 am

The VFL has been suspended indefinitely.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby mots02 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:20 am

Booney wrote:How do they put Fremantle, Sydney, Geelong, Port, Brisbane and Melbourne through 4 airports, 2 flights, 4 coach trips and then expect them to be 100% clear the following week to play? Only needs one person from either club to show symptoms and they're all going to have to isolate.

What sport I watched over the weekend in front of empty stadiums didn't seem like it was worth playing. There's no way AFL footballers can arouse themselves* to the point of peak performance without the atmosphere generated by the supporters.

Calling it now, there will be no games this week.


Agreed - I can't see how it can go ahead at the moment
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby LMA » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 am

Dutchy wrote:
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Dutchy wrote:Why not send all teams to Melbourne, and play a game at Marvel every night for the foreseeable future, and put it on FTA TV. It no longer matters where or when the games are played until crowds are allowed back in.

At least keep the TV networks and sponsors happy, who pay the majority of the bills.


This proposal would work short term only, if it was to be long term you may as well call it VFL and have a 10 team comp for the year. This only benefits the Victorian clubs with twice the travel for interstate clubs.


How is there extra travel if they are all in Melbourne?

Put all the Victorian teams in a hotel also to make it a similar experience for all, surely by having teams travel all over Australia to play at empty stadiums someone is going to be infected sooner rather than later.


Was thinking you meant play all games in melbourne not be based there. Surely you wouldn't expect players from Vic clubs to stay in hotels. Where would the 8 interstate clubs train?
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Spargo » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:19 am

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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:51 pm

Heard on radio that Tom Browne reporting that the season may be postponed and catchup matches on monday/tuesday/wednesday etc...

That will cause fan fatigue, and people stop tuning in....

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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Booney » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:53 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Heard on radio that Tom Browne reporting that the season may be postponed and catchup matches on monday/tuesday/wednesday etc...

That will cause fan fatigue, and people stop tuning in....



Fan fatigue? No chance, but I'll be needing more beer, pringles and late starts the following day!
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:55 pm

Booney wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Heard on radio that Tom Browne reporting that the season may be postponed and catchup matches on monday/tuesday/wednesday etc...

That will cause fan fatigue, and people stop tuning in....



Fan fatigue? No chance, but I'll be needing more beer, pringles and late starts the following day!
Be buggered if im watching a blockbuster Carlton v Suns on a Tuesday night

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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Booney » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:58 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:
Booney wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Heard on radio that Tom Browne reporting that the season may be postponed and catchup matches on monday/tuesday/wednesday etc...
That will cause fan fatigue, and people stop tuning in....

Fan fatigue? No chance, but I'll be needing more beer, pringles and late starts the following day!

Be buggered if im watching a blockbuster Carlton v Suns on a Tuesday night


Be buggered if I'm watching anything else if it is.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby David Brent » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:02 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:
Booney wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Heard on radio that Tom Browne reporting that the season may be postponed and catchup matches on monday/tuesday/wednesday etc...

That will cause fan fatigue, and people stop tuning in....



Fan fatigue? No chance, but I'll be needing more beer, pringles and late starts the following day!
Be buggered if im watching a blockbuster Carlton v Suns on a Tuesday night

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Would you watch that if it was on in its normal time slot anyway? Most likely not so it changes nothing.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby mots02 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:11 pm

At least Josh won't have to wash his hands if he plays ;)

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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby Booney » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:25 pm

David Brent wrote:Would you watch that if it was on in its normal time slot anyway? Most likely not so it changes nothing.


No, I wouldn't normally watch so there is certainly a change.
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Re: AFL 2020 Season

Postby LMA » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:45 pm

Spargo wrote:Billet them out!


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