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RussellEbertHandball

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Rd 7 Sydney will get Ch 7 game

Saturday, May 1
Collingwood v Gold Coast at the MCG, 1.45pm AEST
Adelaide v GWS Giants at Adelaide Oval, 1.40pm ACST
St Kilda v Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Sydney v Geelong at the SCG, 7.25pm AEST
Brisbane v Port Adelaide at the Gabba, 7.25pm AEST

Round 8 - No Friday night showdown and Sydney will get Ch 7 game

Saturday, May 8
GWS Giants v Essendon at Giants Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
Gold Coast v St Kilda at Metricon Stadium, 2.10pm AEST
North Melbourne v Collingwood at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Melbourne v Sydney at the MCG, 7.25pm AEST
Port Adelaide v Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST
 

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Mr Experience

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All of this inconvenience and complication could have been saved with the simple rule of "we're never, ever putting Carlton on Friday night again".
 

Chewy316

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Am I trading this right?

We finally get some Saturday night games and neither of them are stand alone?

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Saturday night games are never standalone in the AFL. The difference though is that one is televised nationally on Channel 7, whereas our two Saturday night games against Brisbane and West Lakes are televised by Foxtel and are only shown on Channel 7 in their local markets (QLD & SA for round 7, SA only for round 8).
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Am I trading this right?

We finally get some Saturday night games and neither of them are stand alone?

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I might have jumped the gun as they haven't officially announced the broadcasters, but a Sydney v Vic team is more appealing to 7 Melbourne based executives than a showdown. If Sydney 7 executives get involved then even more so.

If Brisbane v Port is a 7 game then 7 in Sydney/NSW don't show it they get to put on the Sydney v Geelong game.

Same with the showdown, 7 in Sydney/NSW don't show it they get to put on the Sydney v Melbourne game.

Its good we go into the Melbourne in both examples above, but MG and KFC would pay more if they knew we would get shown in Sydney more often.
 

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I might have jumped the gun as they haven't officially announced the broadcasters, but a Sydney v Vic team is more appealing to 7 Melbourne based executives than a showdown. If Sydney 7 executives get involved then even more so.

If Brisbane v Port is a 7 game then 7 in Sydney/NSW don't show it they get to put on the Sydney v Geelong game.

Same with the showdown, 7 in Sydney/NSW don't show it they get to put on the Sydney v Melbourne game.

Its good we go into the Melbourne in both examples above, but MG and KFC would pay more if they knew we would get shown in Sydney more often.
The AFL Broadcast Guide - AFL.com.au doesn't go past Round 5 yet but I think you are spot on.
 

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For broadcaster information:

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ROUND SEVEN

Friday, Apr 30 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST


Richmond vs. Western Bulldogs MCG (SEVEN) 7:50pm

Saturday, May 1 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST

Collingwood vs. Gold Coast SUNS MCG (FOX) 1:45pm

Adelaide Crows vs. GWS GIANTS Adelaide Oval (FOX) 2:10pm

St Kilda vs. Hawthorn Marvel Stadium (FOX) 4:35pm

Sydney Swans vs. Geelong Cats SCG (SEVEN) 7:25pm

Brisbane Lions vs. Port Adelaide The Gabba (FOX) 7:25pm

Sunday, May 2 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST

North Melbourne vs. Melbourne Blundstone Arena (FOX) 1:10pm

Essendon vs. Carlton MCG (SEVEN) 3:20pm 3:20pm

West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Optus Stadium (FOX) 4:40pm

ROUND EIGHT

Friday, May 7 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST


Richmond vs. Geelong Cats MCG (SEVEN) 7:50pm

Saturday, May 8 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST

GWS GIANTS vs. Essendon GIANTS Stadium (FOX) 1:45pm

Gold Coast SUNS vs. St Kilda Metricon Stadium (FOX) 2:10pm

North Melbourne vs. Collingwood Marvel Stadium (FOX) 4:35pm

Melbourne vs. Sydney Swans MCG (SEVEN) 7:25pm

Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide Crows Adelaide Oval (FOX) 7:40pm

Sunday, May 9 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL

Hawthorn vs. West Coast Eagles MCG (FOX) 1:10pm 1:10pm

Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton Marvel Stadium (SEVEN) 3:20pm 3:20pm

Fremantle vs. Brisbane Lions Optus Stadium (FOX) 4:40pm 2:40pm

Carlton, Richmond, Sydney, and the Western Bulldogs receive two free-to-air matches.

Essendon, Geelong, and Melbourne receive one.

Thrilling, as usual.
 

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RussellEbertHandball

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Nobody in Sydney is watching though.
You'd be surprised how many people are watching at clubs and pubs on a Friday or Saturday night that are never counted in official ratings stats. Not so much on Saturdays and Sundays.

Plus if CEO's, marketing managers, etc of our sponsors, who live in Sydney, can flick on the TV and see us regularly, they are going to be happier when regular meetings with Ports and contract extension negotiations take place, compared to if they rarely see us.
 

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We were never going to get the Friday night games those weeks looking at the fixture from the weeks before. Round 6 we play Sunday night so pretty unlikely they were going to get us to play Friday night at the Gabba for Round 7, and round 8 there is a grand final rematch which clearly Ch7 were going to want as the Friday night game.

The "floating fixture" was supposed to be used to reward the better performing teams but you can pretty much look through the whole year and guess which games will get Friday night treatment already. We might get lucky enough to sneak a Round 9 home Friday night against the Bulldogs but I'd wager it'll be Richmond v GWS instead. After that we'll probably get a Thursday or Friday Round 13 game against Geelong during the bye rounds and that'll be it in terms of primetime nationally broadcast games. We might get a few Saturday night Ch7 games but they'll have to be against big Vic teams for Ch7 to care and won't be broadcast into every state.
 

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