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kangatime

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Just wait till the season and contenders start to take shape......the season will be "cooked" like never before.
its hard cause the AFL needs to hang on to as much cash as possible from the broadcasters. The AFL has to give something and unfortunately its our cost.

May I see it, Neutral people watch Thurs/Friday games because they are stand alone and the start of the round so everyones keen to watch. Come Sunday most people have watched a couple of games, along with having played or watched kids play. So alot of people have had enough footy by Sunday. If we played Friday people would watch and then if Big clubs play Sunday they will still get good viewership because of their support. AFL could look at this as a way to get smaller clubs more exposure but broadcasters are to narrow minded.
 

LB2Snake

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Aug 16, 2009
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Unless we prove ourselves and turn into a contender then we may see some come our way


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Hmmmmm. Yeah that's kinda my point.....I'm totally suss on the AFL and their manipulation of any situation. If we are travelling well in the season, I'd expect to see us hit the road for a month....perth, brisbane, adelaide, perth and gold coast for example.
They will want Tigers, Pies, Hawks, cats, west coast, Essendon, Sydney and GWS as their top 8.
Let's see what unfolds.
 

the Ziebull

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Nov 14, 2010
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Fly in for the giants 1pm will be brutal
Ground is like 30mins-1 hour away from the Sydney airport and usually players get to the ground at least 2hours before a game So would need to land by 10am latest, fly out 8ish in the morning latest
 

WayneShimmiesTheBush

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I'm so shocked, you could knock me over with a feather. I can't believe Geelong have been given such a difficult 4 week period. Whoever said Steve Hocking had any influence, shame on you.

Regarding our draw, if we can get a win up there against GWS, it could set us up beautifully for the season, as our next three games I have us as favourites for them.
 

sbdan

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Apr 26, 2005
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This is a brilliant fixture. GWS stinks, but that could be the hardest game of the year, which get out of the way early. We are an excellent chance in the next few.

4 & 1 from the first 5. I'll have that.
 

shintemaster

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its hard cause the AFL needs to hang on to as much cash as possible from the broadcasters. The AFL has to give something and unfortunately its our cost.

May I see it, Neutral people watch Thurs/Friday games because they are stand alone and the start of the round so everyones keen to watch. Come Sunday most people have watched a couple of games, along with having played or watched kids play. So alot of people have had enough footy by Sunday. If we played Friday people would watch and then if Big clubs play Sunday they will still get good viewership because of their support. AFL could look at this as a way to get smaller clubs more exposure but broadcasters are to narrow minded.
I may be different but for myself I rarely watch neutral Thu / Fri games anymore. Just got tired of watching the same handful of teams all the time. FWIW I think the fixturing rig is to the long term detriment of the game and is a big mistake.
 

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Rod Stroker

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Surely with the shorter fixture, we ain't still playing 4 home games in Tassie this year, when we only get 8 in total. I get that it doesn't matter WHERE games are played, but it doesn't mean we should still send them to Tassie 4 times, if they don't need to and they can reduce travel. Although cue the moaning from the WA and SA teams who have to spend at least a month in a QLD hub.

 

Passmore

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I may be different but for myself I rarely watch neutral Thu / Fri games anymore. Just got tired of watching the same handful of teams all the time. FWIW I think the fixturing rig is to the long term detriment of the game and is a big mistake.
It’s beyond me how anyone can watch the Thurs/Friday games for any period of time. The commentary is nauseating. After 5 mins I want to stab myself in the eardrums.
 

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