But we don't know what it is based on.It is obvious from that chart that something drastic needs to be done with GWS and GC, both down to near VFL levels of support.
would we get that much for a port game in melbourne?If we were to use the average of the 5 other home games (China the major outlier here) that average would be around 28,780. Hawthorn's number surprised me.
Hard to say. Last time we played them in Melbourne was 2013 when we had bottomed out and we got 15,000 to that game. I'd say we should be able to get over 20,000 in Melbourne. Not 28, but more than 20.would we get that much for a port game in melbourne?
hawthorn have a very soft underbelly. they go well when on top. when not it falls away further than us i reckon.
we got less than 20k for our game vs north last year and slightly more than 20k for the game vs the dogs but it was a pretty bad year. plus port and us are both doing better.Hard to say. Last time we played them in Melbourne was 2013 when we had bottomed out and we got 15,000 to that game. I'd say we should be able to get over 20,000 in Melbourne. Not 28, but more than 20.
You are probably spot on with Hawthorn.
Yeah no way the AFL let the media talk this much without it happening.
The real question is if they put a 3rd team in Perth or do the right thing and leave it a 19 team competition*.
19 teams. 18 games over 22ish rounds with each team having a couple of bye weeks.
Everyone plays once (9 home and 9 away) and reverse the fixture the following year.
More rest for the players.
Blockbusters actually mean something.
It's win-win-win all around.
*Yes, I know the AFL will put in 20 teams and play Thursday night every week to max attendance and TV exposure. Yes I will hate it. Yes I will keep watching just to pay attention to the players for my Ultimate Footy cash league team.
Tassie has never been given an opportunity. Gold Coast has. Tasmania's turn.Would be disasterous for poor/unsuccessful Melbourne clubs, and the 3rd WA side would be a flop. Tassie is never going to work.
It's more for equality. Playing 22 games means you get some teams taking advantage of favorable double ups.No idea why fans continually ask for the AFL to shorten the season. I think 22 games is fine. 18 games against everyone else, 4 against a rival or for the marquee match. Personally would love to see the season go a bit longer, 25 games perhaps. Have the AFL mandate each player on the team must be rested for 4 games throughout the year to make up for the extra games.
The standard of footy would be vfl standard if that happened. It’s bad enough as it is. Also doubt either state could support a new side especially wa.
Haggars so take it with a grain of salt but my mail is Tassie and a 3rd WA side is happening. Tassie first then WA after.