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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Fixture 2024
Soccer grounds are soccer grounds, AFL uses cricket grounds mainly.
Have you got enough money to build and more importantly maintain grounds only/primarily  for AFL use ?

It's only an additional six rounds. Considering those six rounds will give broadcasters more content and more negotiation power to broker a deal at a much higher rate in next TV deal. Where funding goes to where it is required most - a nationalised state league and premier division in each state for development. We are seeing 19-25 year olds in state leagues far exceeding pick 30s in recent years but don't have the platform to showcase their wares due to poor competition structure.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Fixture 2024
I think the intensity of AFL football is a good deal higher than soccer. I think the season is too long, given the list sizes. I would be either increasing playing lists or cutting the number of games. Being on current list sizes, I would have teams play each other once only, then top four plays finals. Less injuries, less wear and tear, players are fresher for longer, they have longer careers, and the end result is better quality football IMO. I've floated this idea in the past, and it's been about as popular as a severe dose of the clap. Still, i remain undaunted.

Yes but the players are also built differently.

Pre season should be December to February imo.. main season should be stretched out to November with more byes/breaks sometimes stretching out two weeks like in soccer with international matches.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Fixture 2024
Opens the door for more football to be played in future.

Players in Europe play 40 games per year and their off season is two months.
We have a 22 game competition with five month off season (too long off season shouldn't be longer than three months).

There is no doubt in my mind that if I was a broadcaster I would demand more content and bang for my buck.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Fixture 2024
Awesome fixture - would have like a couple of Saturday night games we like going to the pub after the footy on Friday nights etc.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Fixture 2024
Getting the toughest game of football out of the way round 1 is not a bad thing from a team point of view.

Especially if we win it.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Fixture 2024
Don't mind it - our fixture is going to be tougher this coming season than last season so lets get stuck into it.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Jack Silvagni - The Ultimate Medical Sub
He's in our top 25-30 imo.

I don't think he is a sub but a starting talent tbh - his best position would be a link-man between defence to forward with his endurance and work rate. He's a hard match up for a half back flank and his skills are excquisite.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: 2023: A review
No problem kicking it long quickly to one on one and back in our guns to win the contest.
The problem is kicking it long to smalls when they are outnumbered in a zone.
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Nah pure hate for this guy we had two businesses and had to close them due to his authoritaniasm and we will never be compensated for his zealousness of delusions of grandeur in WEF style. He has turned the state in a Woke dystopia and we are left holding the bag. HATE HIM.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL 2023 Preliminary Final Carlton vs Brisbane Post Game Prognostications
Anyone that has played semi professional sports in a knock out situation whether in a cup game or final after a loss it's devastating I would have though the media with their back ground would understand that. No professional sports team celebrates losses.... they may have been relieved they made it this far to prove a point to themselves but they are in no way shape or form happy with losing no professional sports team is.