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AFLX?
Yep, it's crap
45%
 45%  [ 34 ]
It's pretty average, not interested.
22%
 22%  [ 17 ]
It's ok, I can watch it.
24%
 24%  [ 18 ]
I like it, they shoukd keep it!
6%
 6%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:53 pm
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A counterpoint to the views of the sport-business guy quoted above:

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/time-for-the-afl-to-grow-up-be-careful-what-you-wish-for-20180305-p4z2wc.html
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But maturity can be viewed in other ways.

Maturity should be far less about following the herd than being able to identify which new, overseas innovations to embrace, and which unique historical quirks of our game to uphold.

We should also tread very carefully when observing the common practices of overseas sports, for their markets are very different to ours. In America, itís not overly uncommon for franchises to be sold right from under the nose of the loyal fans and relocated to new markets. Players can be transferred from one team to another with the click of a finger. Is this the blueprint of maturity?

Part of what makes the AFL the countryís biggest football code is its historical connection to the grassroots. The tribalism, the passion, the enduring sense of loyalty that leads many players to knock back bigger contract offers from rival clubs to stay at the club they love. Itís part of what keeps some of the gameís oldest clubs in the competition alive today.

If we want to link maturity to the complete, unfettered commercialisation of sport, we should be careful of what a fully mature AFL might look like.

For a start, a fully matured AFL most probably wonít have nine clubs in Melbourne. No, a commercially mature organisation would be expected to stand on its own two feet. As such, the AFL would more likely take on a more economically rational model that would see just a few teams in each major market of Australia.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:30 pm
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On Lynch...
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McLachlan said that, as a "romantic'' he preferred one-club players.
"I am old school in the sense that I love one-club players ..."
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A few days earlier...
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AFL chief Gillon McLachlan has declared the radical AFLX experiment a success and has flagged the prospect of a November tournament being staged in Hong Kong in the future. ...

ďIt was completely new and there was a lot of young talent playing from a standing start, but the footy got better as the weekend went on and people bought into it and there are things we need to change but I reckon thereís something to work with there,Ē McLachlan told 3AW on Friday.
ďI think the future is enormous, whether itís international [or not] I think you can have it as a distinct product potentially with different owners and you can involve past players like in the BBL [Big Bash League] who might be able to play..."
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Gil, old boy, you're sounding a tiny bit two-faced, and it's no longer January.
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