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Thursday Night Footy in 2019 - 12 games on the agenda

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Macpotata, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Macpotata

    Macpotata Premiership Player

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  2. TheEnsign

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    I'm a big fan of Thursdays. Admittedly I'm not that keen to go to a game on Thursday, but it's a much better tv slot than Sunday twilight.
     
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  3. Billy ray

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    Im all for it. Suns wont get one. Haven’t had a friday night game in 8 years so far.
     
  4. deck

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    They maybe a chance considering no team can have no more than 1 5 day break. I'm sure that rules out 4 teams from the 5 extra thursday night slots.
     
  5. Ilkka Sinisalo

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    Pretty much everyone commenting on the AFL tweet about this is saying “why, there are too many already?” or “nobody wants this.” Well, the answer to “why” is obviously “money” and if people didn’t like Thursday nights, then ratings would be abysmal and the AFL would stop holding games those nights. The BBL plays pretty much every night for 2 months, FFS.

    I get that some people don’t want to stay up that late on a weeknight (solution: don’t watch), or don’t want to go to a match if they’ll get home really late (solution: don’t go), but if it’s increasing TV revenue then obviously the AFL is going to do it. The players want to make more money and so do the clubs. It’s kind of a no-brainer.
     
  6. Ilkka Sinisalo

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    Meanwhile we get to see Carlton getting belted on a Thursday or Friday night like 10 times a year.
     
  7. Billy ray

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    But the tv money is already locked in as its year 3 of a 6 year deal. No new extra money for the afl.
     
  8. JohnZ

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    Expect to see most Melbourne Thursday night games at Marvel stadium. A packed out docklands is better than a half empty MCG.
     
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    They are good.

    1. Kind of feels like weekend started early
    2. Something to watch on a work night
     
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    You act like that's a bad thing?
     

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  12. Rabman

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    Ratings on Saturday have been abysmal especially when games are running at the same time as one another, no doubt a ratings decisions to give games more clean air plus more FTA games, can't complain. As an Adelaide fan love Thursday night games.
     
  13. It Just Is

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    Expecting Thursday’s to be allocated between interstate clubs, predominantly WA & SA, and Friday to become the sole domain of Victorian teams.

    It’s what Channel 7 would want.
     
  14. Dazzler10

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    Next tv deal
     
  15. blitzer

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    This should be rectified in 2019. I don't think its right for a team not to have had a Friday night game. Especially considering the ludicrous amount of Friday night games that Carlton have got whilst being genuine cellar dwellers. Surely Gold Coast should get one.
     
  16. Blackhawk42

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    Stoked. Love footy on a Thursday night. Something to look forward to at work all day then something to talk about at work the next day.
    Even the casual footy fans I work with would tell me how much they enjoyed having the footy to watch on Thursday nights during that mid-season stretch.
    Probably another nail in the Footy Show coffin too.
     
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    Im a fan.. I will just book leave days at work on the Friday after all the Crows Thurs games. nothing worse than fronting up to work 9 hours after a thurs night... I need much more time to digest the result of the game before fronting up to work. especially after a loss.
     
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  18. Bazza97

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    Yep I like this. It's a nice change having the footy on a night earlier during the week in some rounds. No complaints from me.
     
  19. mr bagcroft

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    One every second round?
    Sweet, Ill take it.
    WTF else you gunna watch on a Thursday ? :)
     
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    Ok with it, as long as teams have no more than 1 Thursday home game each, and no more than 2 total.
     
  21. SirKarl0s

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    Bring it on. Thursday night games are the only ones I can watch properly. Work gets in the way on weekends.:thumbsu:
     
  22. Billy ray

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    carlton will get 4 Friday nights and 4 Thursday nights :rolleyes:
     
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    Not since Methuselah has something taken so long to die.


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  24. Power Raid

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    loved it

    and looking forward to more
     
  25. YippeeYiYeo

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    Can’t help but read the thread title in Whateleys voice ☹️
     
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