Two weeks ago

NH: AFL is back

Finally confirmed for June 11th as the first cab off the rank. Mixture of hubs and testing. Does this pave the way for other sports.

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Two weeks ago

First? NRL restarts on 28th May.

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Two weeks ago

Well yes second. But I don't hear anything about NRL being from Melbourne. We have a whole news dedicated to the return tonight.

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Two weeks ago

I'd question how much the AFL has to gain from returning. A bastardised season in the form of shorter qtrs, no crowds, shorter fixture, inequity from some teams unable to train and play at home. Not a great product. All the while it’s not a good look having teams play while people are losing jobs and lives. I guess the answer is money. But i wouldn’t have thought it’s good marketing or PR.

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Two weeks ago

The 2020 AFL season is dead to me.

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Two weeks ago

What do they have to gain? They get to keep their broadcast $$

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Two weeks ago

Well, yes it won't be like previous years, but it’s better than nothing!

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Two weeks ago

Yeah, the answer is TV money.

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Two weeks ago

Chances that this all runs smoothly without clusters of positive tests running through teams, is minimal.

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Two weeks ago

Money money money.
They'd also be terrified that they may lose players to basketball,lol

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Two weeks ago

They're only just planning to begin group/team trainings aren’t they?

And only in some states.

Team game. Players restricted to mostly individual training. Game feel, knowing your team mates. I want to believe that footy and basketball will be back producing competitions worth watching. But still. Shortened "pre-season". Mmmmm. I can’t see any game quality problems here

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