Norm Smith Medallist
- Sep 6, 2003
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Essendons contract at Marvel expires in 2025 - they'll probably be looking for a 7-4 MCG-Marvel split at that pointIf Tasmania gets its own team...
Given the AFL own Docklands they’ll definitely want more higher drawing games at that stadium.
More Big 4 and Hawthorn games likely at the expense of Dogs, North and Saints games
Given our Docklands crowds are actually pretty good (even if you take out the Hodge and Roughead farewells) we would definitely be in line for more games. So best we embrace the stadium and negotiate a favourable stadium deal.
Richmond and Collingwood crowds are probably too big to play games at Docklands, Essendon has the sweetheart deal (and could push for MCG games) and Hawthorn (and Carlton) are probably the perfect size.
We should look to lock in 11 home and away MCG games (6 or 7 home games) and the remainder at Docklands
If we are to leave Tassie the AFL will want us to have a 7-4 MCG- Marvel split too
IMO there's no chance we'll get 9 games at the MCG, and even if we did we still need to embrace all our home games
If we don't attend our home matches then it hurts the clubs bottom line and that can result in us having to cut some costs such as letting go an HFC employee or two
So when you don't attend our home matches that makes our CFO upset and when you make our CFO upset...