Rumour Blues investigating selling games to PNG

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A lot of recent dialogue in Canberra about potential travel bubbles in the pacific region opening up has throw a real curve ball out there for the AFL.

Apparently COVID hasn't been too kind to the blues from a financial standpoint with a lot of their off field interests not being able to run effectively.

As a result they have been in close discussions witt the AFL and PNG government about running a trial in 2021 where they sell 3 home games per year to be based out of a stadium that will be built in Port Moresby

There's an existing fan base for the game PNG but this one really makes no sense whatsoever for me.
 

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A lot of recent dialogue in Canberra about potential travel bubbles in the pacific region opening up has throw a real curve ball out there for the AFL.

Apparently COVID hasn't been too kind to the blues from a financial standpoint with a lot of their off field interests not being able to run effectively.
Interesting comment, especially as the club have come out and said they haven't had to draw down on any money from the AFL this season.
 

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Interesting comment, especially as the club have come out and said they haven't had to draw down on any money from the AFL this season.
What people say publicly vs the reality are very different things. Blues are in real strife financially.

Source: my mate who is an auditor for one of the big 4 who is analysing the books now
 

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What people say publicly vs the reality are very different things. Blues are in real strife financially.

Source: my mate who is an auditor for one of the big 4 who is analysing the books now
Right......so a club would come out and say everything is fine and dandy financially only for it to come out months later that they are stuffed.

Pretty sure if you know about it then the media would know about it and they woudn't be sitting on a big story about Carlton.
 

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Right......so a club would come out and say everything is fine and dandy financially only for it to come out months later that they are stuffed.

Pretty sure if you know about it then the media would know about it and they woudn't be sitting on a big story about Carlton.
Believe what you want to believe, no need to shoot the messenger.
 

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Doubt,
-they built a new stadium in Port Moresby 2015, holds 15,000, Wont even fill a quarter of that
-Country is also flat out broke, They had piss poor return bringing over the bushrangers a few years ago. Which was a commercial blunder, for a sport the locals actually play

If they go over there it's not for money, Because there isn't a dime to be made. I don't doubt however they;'ve had discussions to do some workshops and get access to a zone which could be great for them
 

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A lot of recent dialogue in Canberra about potential travel bubbles in the pacific region opening up has throw a real curve ball out there for the AFL.

Apparently COVID hasn't been too kind to the blues from a financial standpoint with a lot of their off field interests not being able to run effectively.

As a result they have been in close discussions witt the AFL and PNG government about running a trial in 2021 where they sell 3 home games per year to be based out of a stadium that will be built in Port Moresby

There's an existing fan base for the game PNG but this one really makes no sense whatsoever for me.
You've never been there have you?
 

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A lot of recent dialogue in Canberra about potential travel bubbles in the pacific region opening up has throw a real curve ball out there for the AFL.

Apparently COVID hasn't been too kind to the blues from a financial standpoint with a lot of their off field interests not being able to run effectively.

As a result they have been in close discussions witt the AFL and PNG government about running a trial in 2021 where they sell 3 home games per year to be based out of a stadium that will be built in Port Moresby

There's an existing fan base for the game PNG but this one really makes no sense whatsoever for me.
It isn't going to happen