2019 AFLW Season

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A nice bit of wishmaking from a Doggies supporter.

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Six Things I Want To See In The AFLW In 2019
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Number 1 – Brisbane To Win It All

Yes I would love to see my Bulldogs win back-to-back flags, but the second team I'd like to see win it all is the Brisbane Lions. Having lost the previous two Grand Finals, surely the cliché 'Third time is the charm' is applicable to Craig Starcevich's group. They're a bloody good football team, the game plan is solid, there's still a solid group of players, even after North Melbourne pilfered four of them. The talent is still there.

They still have their best ball-winner in Ally Anderson, along with the likes of Emily Bates, Lauren Arnell and Emma Zielke. They still have the best key defender in the league in Kate Lutkins and they still have forward weapons in Jess Wuetschner, Sabrina Frederick-Traub and Kate McCarthy. They will also have young guns such as McKenzie Dowrick, Paige Parker and Lauren Bella ready to go come round one. There's no reason why Brisbane can't go all the way in 2019.
 

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Bloody stinker today in downtown Yeronga, if it's as hot as it was today between 3pm and 5pm tomorrow the girls are going to get a hell of a workout.
 

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Watched the 1st 3 quarters and it got too bloody hot for me even standing in the shade. They were getting flogged, 5 goals down and lucky to be that close. Very scrappy affair, lot of easy dropped ball and clangers by the Lions, the Giants looked cleaner and with more run.

In saying that they're doing well just to be running around in this heat.
 

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#10
How the mighty have fallen, compare this thread to 2 years ago same time.

No one cares about AFLW now the novelty’s worn off
I'm not a big fan of the women's game either BP, the skills are pretty ordinary except for a few of the elite players, they dead set have a red hot crack though. I think given a few more years (5-10) we will start to see a decent standard of footy. The one thing I am strongly against is how quick they have rushed into expansion which further dilutes the talent pool.

The interest in the game is there IMO, I was surprised by the size of the crowd yesterday for a practice match, not an expert but Yeronga was packed, crowd? 1,500 to 2,000.
 

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How the mighty have fallen, compare this thread to 2 years ago same time.

No one cares about AFLW now the novelty’s worn off
What a poor attitude. It was a practice game. Huge turnout. Possibly the highest crowd for a practice compared to any other year.
Don’t like it. Don’t post about it.
 

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How the mighty have fallen, compare this thread to 2 years ago same time.

No one cares about AFLW now the novelty’s worn off
A lot of numbers show it’s going from strength to strength.My question is if your being honest with yourself why do some people like yourself want aflw to fail.?A study which revealed the reasons would be an interesting insight into many males psyche.
 

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Im very much a strong supporter of women’s sports. One of the questions you have to ask if you’re really wanting to understand it’s “popularity” at the pro / semi pro level is what those attendances are like if everyone is required to pay the same entry fees as anyone does attending the equivalent men’s sports. I’m not sure you’d get the same interest particularly if you’re comparing those same sports TV ratings which let me tell you, are abysmal for women’s sports, and you can see why the networks never release such figures because they’re pretty damning.
 
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The unfortunate problem is that the AFL doesn't even care about AFLW, as evidenced by the paucity of any sort of advertisement of the practice games on the weekend; you wouldn't even know the season starts in two weeks. Even the latest promo campaign - "This Is..." - is one of the worst promo videos I've ever seen.

It gets worse when you realise that all the promo for the initial season that really drew people in was done by a volunteer not even associated with the AFL. Since then it has all been coordinated in-house, and it shows. They put next to no money into promoting it, improving player welfare, or even adding extra games with the inclusion of new teams, and quite frankly, it is pathetic from the AFL.
 

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I'm not a big fan of the women's game either BP, the skills are pretty ordinary except for a few of the elite players, they dead set have a red hot crack though. I think given a few more years (5-10) we will start to see a decent standard of footy. The one thing I am strongly against is how quick they have rushed into expansion which further dilutes the talent pool.

The interest in the game is there IMO, I was surprised by the size of the crowd yesterday for a practice match, not an expert but Yeronga was packed, crowd? 1,500 to 2,000.
Yep the push to increase teams so quickly is madness. It is really weak leadership from the AFL.
 

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The unfortunate problem is that the AFL doesn't even care about AFLW, as evidenced by the paucity of any sort of advertisement of the practice games on the weekend; you wouldn't even know the season starts in two weeks. Even the latest promo campaign - "This Is..." - is one of the worst promo videos I've ever seen.

It gets worse when you realise that all the promo for the initial season that really drew people in was done by a volunteer not even associated with the AFL. Since then it has all been coordinated in-house, and it shows. They put next to no money into promoting it, improving player welfare, or even adding extra games with the inclusion of new teams, and quite frankly, it is pathetic from the AFL.
It is strange. You’d think they’d want it to gain popularity so it is then able support itself.

You’d think they just want to look like they’re doing the right thing when they’re actually happy for it to fail.
 
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