Night Grand Final

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by Kram, Sep 30, 2016.

Put it out there
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Would you prefer a later/night GF?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Kram

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    Would you prefer if the game was played later in the day at either night or twilight or just happy with the way it is? It's surely not a matter of if the AFL makes it happen, but when. Personally living in WA I hate it starting just past noon.
     

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  2. mike91

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    As a Melbournian I think leave it alone.
     
  3. Tbonefreo

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    You would have to get up real early to start drinking
     
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    The missus normally organises stuff for the evening or late afternoon.
     
  5. Kram

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    Can't you just spend the morning assembling your IKEA flat-packs instead :)
     
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    If it was night time I'd be passingthe hallway all day long until it starts.

    Day time for me
     
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    Only do stressful activities (like assembling flat-packs with the missus) AFTER watching footy. I actually want to enjoy the show :)
     
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    It will change. The NRL Grand Final has more viewers than the AFL Grand Final solely because of the timeslot. Prime time viewing is a more valuable commodity than 2.30 Saturday Afternoon. (Regular season games are whipped by the AFL).

    When the "tradition" started shops closed at noon on Saturday. With the move to longer trading hours the amount of people who are shut out of watching the GF increases every year.

    Should and will change.
     
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    No. Imagine the Saturday of the game. The anxiety and nerves would be immense waiting that long, let alone for the fans.
     
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    I am still coming to grips with no Friday night footy for months:'(.
     
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    I like the idea of a 5.40pm est start time (like WA's Sat night games) so the game starts at 3.40pm over here.
    Yep, a lot of people these days have to work on Saturdays.

    I think it will be one of those things that when announced all the 'traditionalists' will kick up a big stink about, but after a couple of years less and less will be bothered by it. Then in the years afterwards people will wonder why the hell the AFL took so long to try it out in the first place.
     

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    If the public choose to go shopping instead of watching the footy then they are really not that interested and will find another excuse not to watch the night final.
     
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    Its the workers i am more concerned about.
     
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    Happy for it to change or stay. Prefer change, I play sport on weekends.
     
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    Would rather it on at night especially those who play cricket on saturday arvo miss out on being able to watch it
     
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    I reckon it's time to move to an evening Grand Final.
     
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    Day time, traditional but also I think the standard of footy during the day is an incy bit better.
     
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    I think night is inevitable. The whole spectacle of fireworks, performances etc is better at night.
     
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    Sounds Hollywood yuk
     
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    Don't care.
     
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    Remember alcohol is a social vehicle with unsocial outcomes.

    You guys need to understand that there is more to life than just numbing your senses with grog.

    Please listen to me when I say that alcohol may appear to be the answer or at a minimum a supporting social partner of many, many significant cultural events but it is not the total answer.

    That's why I'll enjoy a beer on GF day but will not forget to smoke a bong too.

    It's about balance.
     
  23. Kram

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    I haven't smoked in many years but watching footy was the worst thing to do on it for mine. After a while you start to think wtf are all those guys out there doing out there, this silly game doesn't even really make any sense!
     
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    Hollywood makes a lot of money. And that's the point.
     
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    leave it as it is, if people wanted to be watching the grand final they would watch it whether its at midnight 2pm or 740 at night, footy is played best in the daytime and it finishes not long before sunset anyway so the fireworks show can start with the presenting of the team with the premiership cup. Why change something that aint broke
     
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