Scheduling

Schedule

  • 2 x Friday Nights

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • Play night games within 10 minutes of each other

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Early and Later Night Games

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • Keep as is

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • Thursday Nights

    Votes: 10 62.5%
  • Monday Nights

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • No games starting within 1 hour of each other

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • No overlapping!

    Votes: 5 31.3%

  • Total voters
    16

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Rioli2Gunstall

BF Hawks SC Div 1 Champ 2012
Mar 19, 2010
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Why they continue to have multiple games starting at the same time or within 20 minutes of each other is really grinding my gears. Its becoming a real bone of contention.

Heres how i would schedule games:

Fri: 710pm, 8.45pm
Sat: 110pm, 230pm, 445pm, 720pm, 845pm
Sun: 145pm, 445pm

Not a fan of thurs and monday games they interfere with supercoach too much.

Thoughts and votes!
 
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Senor M

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Oct 16, 2016
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Why they continue to have multiple games starting at the same time or within 20 minutes of each other is really grinding my gears. Its becoming a real bone of contention.

Heres how i would schedule games:

Fri: 710pm, 8.45pm
Sat: 110pm, 230pm, 445pm, 720pm, 845pm
Sun: 145pm, 445pm, 650pm

Not a fan of thurs and monday games they interfere with supercoach too much.

Thoughts and votes!

Only Western Australia and South Australia (at a stretch) would be able to host 8:45pm games due to the time difference.

Does this mean even WCE, Freo, Port or Adel game is played on a Fri or Saturday night for the season?
 

Rioli2Gunstall

BF Hawks SC Div 1 Champ 2012
Mar 19, 2010
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Only Western Australia and South Australia (at a stretch) would be able to host 8:45pm games due to the time difference.

Does this mean even WCE, Freo, Port or Adel game is played on a Fri or Saturday night for the season?
Any team can play the late game im sure the players can stay up an extra hour or so.
 

Senor M

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Any team can play the late game im sure the players can stay up an extra hour or so.

It’s not just the players you need to take into consideration.

An 8:45pm game isn’t fan friendly (either to attend the game or on TV). Making games start 60-90 minutes later has an impact.
 

Rioli2Gunstall

BF Hawks SC Div 1 Champ 2012
Mar 19, 2010
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It’s not just the players you need to take into consideration.

An 8:45pm game isn’t fan friendly (either to attend the game or on TV). Making games start 60-90 minutes later has an impact.
Id say its more fan friendly (TV) than having 2 games scheduled within 10 minutes of each other on saturday nights.
 

Senor M

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Id say its more fan friendly (TV) than having 2 games scheduled within 10 minutes of each other on saturday nights.

You’re using the assumption that all supporters watch the majority of games.

That’s not true—- the majority of fans watch one, maybe two games a week. Moving games to less fan friendly times is more likely to turn the “average fan” away because they won’t watch a game if it’s going to finish at 11:30pm
 

Big Sauce 21

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Oct 31, 2013
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Fridays should be brought forward to 7.20 Sunday twilight 4.10. Overlapping doesn't bother me but late finishes do.
 

Howard Littlejohn

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May 30, 2006
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For the average weekend (no public holidays, etc). Eastern times.
Fri 7:30 (8:10 eastern when in WA)
Sat 1:20 (no WA teams play), 2:30, 4:10, 7:10, 7:40
Sun 1:10 (no WA teams play), 2:30 x 2
Second Sunday game could be later if in Perth. Twilight east coast for TV, but keeps it afternoon for WA. No games played in Sunday twilight. That should not mean WA sides playing Sunday all the time just for television (but we know it would, because money is more important than the sport).

Long weekends:
Fri 7:30 (8:10 eastern when in WA)
Sat 1:20 (no WA teams play), 4:10, 7:10
Sun 1:10 (no WA teams play), 4:10, 7:10 (actually Sunday NIGHT on long weekends, seems obvious even if it would screw with whatever renovation dance outdoor cooking song "reality" prime time programming is poisoning the airwaves at the time)
Mon 1:10 (no WA teams play), 2:30
Early Saturday and Monday game moves to Thursday night and Friday afternoon for Easter.

No Thursday or Monday in regular rounds.
 

M Malice

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Aug 31, 2015
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Not a fan of thurs and monday games they interfere with supercoach too much.

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deck

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Aug 7, 2004
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Not a fan of thurs and monday games they interfere with supercoach too much.

Thoughts and votes!
If supercoach ever plays any part on if or when the AFL schedule games then football will be officially finished.
 

Lensen

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Feb 23, 2003
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If supercoach ever plays any part on if or when the AFL schedule games then football will be officially finished.
you mock, and I say this as someone who doesn't play fantasy, but as the actual games get shitter and shitter an increasing percentage will just watch for gambling and/or fantasy purposes; it's not to be close to the main consideration but it should be in the mix