The AFL has a responsibility to look after every team that is part of its comp. and help it to try and get better gate receipts and sponsorship. This is a big part of getting clubs to stand alone financially. The only way to do that is fair and equal fixture. 18 Teams should all have an equal share of Friday, Thursday night, Saturday night/day and Sunday games. For instance, there is no reason why Adelaide v Port Adelaide can’t be on FTA on a Friday night game or Brisbane v Gold Coast on Thursday night. Why should it be the successful or the up and coming clubs only?When you are a terrible performing team year in, year out, that's what you get
Collingwood have received these handouts for decades and surely any logical person can see the incompetences in the fixture or even the manipulation towards some teams. For instance a team like Collingwood will never receive a fixture Carlton has received!