Yeah? ........... Nah!Given we have returned to a traditional fixture (1 game per week) there is absolutely no need for an increased bench (or shortened quarters)
Around 7 minute mark Mackers talks about sharing info with Brisbane Broncos guys. I assume there will be more discussions when we are based the SE Qld Hub in june and July.
9 did the Thursday night, Friday night and Sunday game and Foxtel the other games. I saw Thursday and Friday nights and they seemed to have a good balance. Where the other games similar? Better? Worse than those 2?I posted the following comments in the NRL thread but they are worth a mention in this thread.
I watched most of the NRL games on the weekend and
Coverage wise the crowd noise effects worked well. It is probably more effective in the NRL as the action tends to be confined to a smaller area on the field and the cameras can be focused inside of the touch lines and you do not see the empty stands until the ball goes out of play or is kicked. I reckon with AFL footy it may not be as effective as the stands and outer are normally visible for longer periods as the ball moves more quickly over a longer distance.
The FOXTEL production team used the crowd noise quite well as they were able to modulate it to suit the on field action. The result was louder cheering as tries were scored etc. There were times when I actually forgot there was no crowd, hopefully the AFL works as well.
Not sure the cardboard cut outs were as effective as they looked what they were. Still cardboard cut outs are probably going to be more knowledgeable than a stadium full of Crows fans. That said the NRL cut outs were a bit of fun and probably raised some cash for the NRL.