What would happen if a season was cancelled ?

tonygeeks

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This is not a thread to discuss Corona virus per say but what would be the repercussions for the game if the AFL had to call off a season for any reason ?

Interested to hear your thoughts
 

kane249

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Depends on the reason why the season got cancelled. If it was say for the coronavirus, zombie apocalypse, nuclear war or something of that magnitude, then I daresay the world has bigger things to worry about then getting their footy fix.

If it was for another lower level reason say a players strike, then the AFL could be liable for a lot of money (broadcast, sponsorships etc) depending on how their contracts are structured.
 

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PorcelainBus

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If there was a Zombie apocalypse which team do people think would improve?? Or maybe - which player on your list would a Zombie be a vast improvement on?? It's late . . . . . . . .
 
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dylan93

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It'd have to be something pretty intense. I mean they played through both previous world wars, even if it was in a reduced capacity with less teams?
 

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Gavin Excell

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It'd have to be something pretty intense. I mean they played through both previous world wars, even if it was in a reduced capacity with less teams?
Indeed they did which was a subject of much discussion re appropriateness. Geelong didn’t field a team for a couple of years WW2 because of transport restrictions
 

Wallaby

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I think the only thing that would stop a season is if Melbourne itself was under direct attack - say, invasion (cue interstate whinging - 'Waah! Vic Bias!! We want to be invaded, too!!':cool:). If Australia was fighting in a serious overseas war, I think the football would still go on to keep some semblance of normal life in the general population (as it did in WWI & II.).
In the case of a severe disease and massive quarantine restrictions on travel, the afl could put together teams of players who were certified non-infectious and play televised games behind closed doors. Similar in the case of a severe earthquake that destroyed roads and train lines. Transport may take a few months (or more) to get back to normal, but information networks could (and would) be restored in a few days.

So basically - we might cancel crowd attendance at games, but we'd still play them.
 

JeanLucGoddard

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Untrue, as it would just provide even more opportunity for riveting main board threads like:

"The fucthure AFL make up when it restarts:

- Merge North, Dogs and Kilda Saints to form the Inner Melbourne Coffe Cups
- Two new teams on NSW Central Coast - sorry Meburou fans but footies biggerz than yor little club!!!!!!
- Games played on moons of Saturn"


Such crucial contents is clearly the lifeblood of BF.
 

Chief

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Untrue, as it would just provide even more opportunity for riveting main board threads like:

"The fucthure AFL make up when it restarts:

- Merge North, Dogs and Kilda Saints to form the Inner Melbourne Coffe Cups
- Two new teams on NSW Central Coast - sorry Meburou fans but footies biggerz than yor little club!!!!!!
- Games played on moons of Saturn"


Such crucial contents is clearly the lifeblood of BF.
 

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