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Re: Fixture 2024

Reply #30
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.

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 ?
Let’s go BIG !

Re: Fixture 2024

Reply #31
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.

Re: Fixture 2024

Reply #32
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.

You missed the point of his post.

The AFL season starts when it does because there are no grounds to play on earlier than that.
Pre-season games are played out bush half the time just to find a ground.

Re: Fixture 2024

Reply #33
You missed the point of his post.

The AFL season starts when it does because there are no grounds to play on earlier than that.
Pre-season games are played out bush half the time just to find a ground.
The problem is only going to get worse with the growing demand for women's sporting facilities, compounded by the AFL and it's stupid game schedule policy, but it's not just a footy problem.
The Force Awakens!

Re: Fixture 2024

Reply #34
The problem is only going to get worse with the growing demand for women's sporting facilities, compounded by the AFL and it's stupid game schedule policy, but it's not just a footy problem.

problem solved, reinstate ikon park and get vfl park ready!
"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

Re: Fixture 2024

Reply #35
problem solved, reinstate ikon park and get vfl park ready!
It would help. It's also without mention until now, that every AFL grounds, bar none, are shared by several cricket teams during their season too.