- May 13, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Brumbies, Socceroos
Maybe the thinking is that the first round is going to get decent crowds regardless, so not a bad strategy to keep your powder dry.http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-10-27/afl-reveals-opening-round-fixture-for-2019
Hard to accuse the AFL of trying to maximise crowds on the basis of this. One marquee game that seems certain to be lopsided and then virtually no big games for the rest of the round. What happened to the Collingwood/Melbourne game that was requested? Much more enticing than any of those games.