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Will NBL21 be going head to head against footy?

With the delays to the AFL/NRL seasons, is it likely that NBL21 will be going head to head for coverage.

How do you think we will do?

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My guess is the nbl will start late October, so yes there could be some overlap.

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footy is a question mark - think there will be a slight drop off from the footy traditionalists in attending the footy if an unusual season presents - basketball should not go head to head against AFL - needs smart programming so you do not have an AFL home game in the city that the NBL game is being played - or in Melbourne's case not the same time slot.

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lot of kids play footy / basketball now - rather than footy / cricket from 50 years ago. So it will be interesting

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Cricket is insignificant.
Basketball and AFL can co exist it just takes careful scheduling to avoid clashes.

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^Except the AFL wouldn't care about avoiding potential clashes with the NBL.

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By season end and football finals start a lot supporters teams are out and continue to drop out and don't care to much for other sides.

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The football coverage never stops anyway. With a late finish looking likely, the NBL should look into a very late season start - maybe November and have a shorter season just to get through this one and avoid clashing games at the very least.

Come back bigger and better the following year. Theres been too many distractions and hurdles to overcome to make this coming season any good.

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Not looking forward to the season atm, not just cotton leaving it's the unknown part I'm not looking forward to.

I was surprised cotton even lasted this long in the nbl but with all this COVID-19 crap it's a flip of a coin scenario for the nbl and supporters.

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