MCG Grass Installed at GABBA

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Xtreme

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Aflx?


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Close but trekking a piece of grass from one state to another is far worse than watching Alex Rance look ridiculous riding around on his skateboard pre AFLX match :p
 

Roobs321

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Night game? Tick. Shortened quarters? Tick. Suspect weather? Tick. Meh teams? Tick. MCG attention seeking, bypassing quarantine, violating the Gabba surface? Tick tack.

This turf idea is the most triggering AFL HQ clanger of 2020. You’d struggle to invent a more trash move. Next they’ll introduce one-off GF side loan ins for a few starz from other clubs
 
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Cleavy

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Wowee.. so its not even on the playing surface?

Did they only figure out when it got there that you can't just roll out turf and play on it straight after?

Imagine if someone rolls an ankle on that piece of turf when it slides out from under them.

This is honestly the stupidest thing I've ever seen from a corporate entity. Let alone from the AFL.
troublesome, especially if they're expecting rain and/or dew
 

Bungeye

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It looks suspiciously look like a blend of couch and rye grass rolled out for the GOAT (Dusty) to feast on.

Hes gonna have a field day on that patch grass.
 

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Plugger35

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I thought the entire thing was a publicity stunt for Rebel Sport? Not really anything to do with AFL House
So the AFL allowed the turf at the Gabba to be compromised due to a publicity stunt for a sports company? It's a bad look for the AFL whichever way you dice it.
 

Taylor

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So the AFL allowed the turf at the Gabba to be compromised due to a publicity stunt for a sports company? It's a bad look for the AFL whichever way you dice it.
The high traffic areas of both the Gabba and Metricon have been replaced quite a bit this season without previous issue.
 

TP86

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It’s probably tickled some marketing types that don’t even watch the games but do control $ so it may end up being worth it.

At times I also think the AFL does these things to stoke outrage in its hardcore fans, so that execs and media in ivory towers can tsk tsk about how all the peasantry whinge no matter what they try.

I reckon they’re enjoying every minute.
 

Wojcinski

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This whole little stunt sums up Victorians perfectly. So laughable. Unbelievable, yet, totally believable.
It makes me laugh how often Vic posters on here call the other states parochial when we have cringeworthy sh*t like this going on in the league.
Hey now, it's a Victorian owned league so we do what we want, thank you very much
 

Shane Heard

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This whole little stunt sums up Victorians perfectly. So laughable. Unbelievable, yet, totally believable.
Yeah...because prop guns, combat knives and players tied to trees as teammates hurl personal abuse at them is what we all really want to see at this years GF..isn’t it petal?
 

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