Rumour The aftermath when Demetriou flew to Adelaide in 2010

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halalsnackpack

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The AFL basically own the rights (jumpers, nicknames, colours, history etc) to all 18 teams. There is definitely a clause saying they can't move to another league
 

Thomas2

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I watched Nathan Bock in his second last game it was at Subiaco and the bloke could hardly move. Not suggesting at all that this happened but it would have the best scenario for him to “cut a deal”, he was cooked as an AFL player because of his leg.
 

yaco55

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Sounds likely. I think his injury still hadn’t repaired (even after the magic cream) so he wasn’t going to play on anyway. ASADA should have still gone after him which would have stopped him from working within the industry for the duration of the ban.
How could ASADA go after Bock when Robinson had immunity from prosecution ? Impossible !
 

Godzke

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Re Ricky Nixon tweet on TV rights, probably observing how hard Optus have gone at soccer coverage and thought they'll do the same for AFL. they've got plenty of time to sort out their infrastructure requirements before the next deal comes due.

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NoobPie

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The super league would have nothing to do with the AFL, rather Australian rules football (the sport)
And it would be the mother of all disasters

In a very tribal sport it would have none of the tribes

In a country with limited stadia it would have no access to all the major oval stadia

It would need to pay well overs to get any of the good players where TPP is over a quarter of a billion $

It is clearly nonsense in some Alt reality
 

Silent Alarm

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Amazon could just buy the exclusive rights for like, what, a fifth of the cost of setting up a six team league.

Plus recoup a lot of that. You get subscribers to Amazon AFL, you could sell games to free-to-air, you also advertise your brand and as you'd probably get Prime as part of the cost you're roping in regular Amazon sales too.
 

ghostbat12

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I think a lot of people outside Victoria would say thats a good thing

At the end of the day Packer won everything he was after. He made his money back in triplicate
Yep, we do.

There is vic-centric imbalance which has held AFL back and allowed this to happen. AFL does everything to prop up poor clubs and a shrewd entrepreneur can see that AFL can go to new level if baggage can be cut off. That’s the poor clubs. Also:

Sick of having my team to travel to tassie to prop up Victorian clubs.

Sick of victorians describing their clubs as some sort of heavenly created thing when they are only surviving by making people addicted to gambling.

Sick of seeing Victorian clubs begging afl to play Collingwood at home each season (doesn’t affect my club, but it’s embarrassing).

Sick of unequal draw.

Sick of decisions being made about grand final with victorians working behind the back of everyone else. And for what?

Sick of afl boys club.

Don’t worry about colours and names and all that. After everything settles down, all those sorts of things will go back to their original clubs. I also don’t know how AFL house can actually exist without clubs....if no clubs, no large pay packets for the boys club.

If this heats up and clubs are looking to leave, you can also bet that location of GF could change as part of negotiations to get them to stay.

Most Non Victorian fans need this to happen (at least SA and WA).

Take our GST, be take your game biatches!
 

Slartibartfast

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Yep, we do.

There is vic-centric imbalance which has held AFL back and allowed this to happen. AFL does everything to prop up poor clubs and a shrewd entrepreneur can see that AFL can go to new level if baggage can be cut off. That’s the poor clubs. Also:

Sick of having my team to travel to tassie to prop up Victorian clubs.

Sick of victorians describing their clubs as some sort of heavenly created thing when they are only surviving by making people addicted to gambling.

Sick of seeing Victorian clubs begging afl to play Collingwood at home each season (doesn’t affect my club, but it’s embarrassing).

Sick of unequal draw.

Sick of decisions being made about grand final with victorians working behind the back of everyone else. And for what?

Sick of afl boys club.

Don’t worry about colours and names and all that. After everything settles down, all those sorts of things will go back to their original clubs. I also don’t know how AFL house can actually exist without clubs....if no clubs, no large pay packets for the boys club.

If this heats up and clubs are looking to leave, you can also bet that location of GF could change as part of negotiations to get them to stay.

Most Non Victorian fans need this to happen (at least SA and WA).

Take our GST, be take your game biatches!
But you must realise you are only an invited guest to a Victorian party.
 

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