Mate, you seem to be taking this all very personally. Is there any reason you feel the need to be an asshat?This is a perfect example of a post that is factually incorrect and then wrongly attributing the intent to VicBias.
- It wasn't an AFL led commission. It was a political inquiry into Victorian football to determine how to best support football in Victoria moving forward. This stuff happens all the time. WA Parliament is currently looking in to WAFC and how they spend their government funding.
-COVID restrictions were clearly stated as being an equaliser before WA lifted restrictions. 3 weeks later VIC allowed all teams to train in full, however the AFL made them train in line with restrictions in other states.
- West Coast get a lot of media attention in Melbourne. By far the most of any Non-Victorian team, and more than some Victorian teams. Every single show I watch mentions the Eagles, every single one. You obviously don't live here, so you're just guessing.
You're actually paranoid and delusional. All the years of when Vic bias was actually a thing (like back in the 80's , 90's and early 00's) has gotten stuck in your head. Now all you want to do is melt constantly about how unfair it all is. Quite pathetic really.
I felt I was being quite respectful of your views. I actually agree with a lot of your points. Not too sure why I’m getting lobbed with the paranoid and delusional tag as I don’t think I’ve said anything to offend.
I lived in Melbourne when the inquiry into Victorian football was established, but I will admit my recollections may not be accurate. It was a bad period to be a West Coast supporter in that town, with the Eagles going completely off the rails with the drugs saga. I will admit that experience has coloured my view of the AFL and how it interacts with the media. I know I’m not an impartial observer and I fully admit that.
But there is an imbalance that exists in the AFL and my contention is that the way to fix it is through the media. I don’t care about whether they pay us sufficient lip service after a big game or when we’re challenging for premierships. What I want, what we all want, is a fair and balanced competition. One that doesn’t send us to Tasmania while the Pies play their 5th straight game at the G; one that doesn’t put profit above integrity in the game; one that acknowledges and celebrates the achievements in football all over Australia and ESPECIALLY in the footy heartlands of WA, SA, TAS, and NT. Not just Victoria.
But the AFL is never held to account for its Victorian gaze because footy’s fourth estate holds a matching perspective. In my opinion, the competition will remain compromised and skewed until a more national and diverse AFL media can shine a light on the plight of non-Victorian clubs. That’s not paranoid mate, that’s reality.
Yes, there is 150 years of VFL history and only 30 years of AFL but this year has shown that the AFL is capable of change, but instead it continues to tinker around the edges, trying to make the game more “attractive” and bring higher ratings.
I know, this has all been said and I’m sure you’re finding it very tedious. So it makes me wonder why you’d even bother visiting a thread whose content and title is essentially the exact opposite of your own view. To start an argument? Tell us all how very wrong we are? How delusional and pathetic perhaps?
Plenty of other threads mate. If you feel like you need to begin calling people names, it might be time to bugger off to another one.