A League to move from Summer

Discussion in 'Australian Football' started by RECKY, Feb 2, 2020.


  1. RECKY

    RECKY I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit

    So Bozza gets on his soap box , rightly so in this case, about Player welfare and shifting the whole comp to winter , he also stated that at this point in time , it’s not Fox controlling kick off and boz also blames the officials for the 36 deg game starts....Laurie Mc said they had a drink break every 15 mins in Scumcastle yesterday so it was fine ....(not sure about that ex fearless leader).....
    Now to moving the whole comp lock stock and etc etc ....is their enough grounds of suitable quality to handle HAL, NRL, AFL and Rugby union, there is no doubt that in some cases, two games of various codes will be played on the currently used grounds every weekend for the whole season ...will the pitches hold up?, will crowd numbers hold up ?, given current pricing , families won’t be able to go to ,say, a NRL and a HAL game in the same weekend....sure the NSL co existed with the Winfield cup back in the day but there was no AFL in Sydney or Brisbane for a large percentage of that time ....it’s gonna be a conundrum alrighty
     
  2. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Bozza is a f**kwit.
    Apart from us and Perth, where does he propose ckubs play?
    ALF and that NRL havw them all booked
     
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  3. RECKY

    RECKY I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit

    That’s what I was thinking FFC
     
  4. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    Far more plausible having sensible scheduling and maybe a Thursday night game if necessary. Look at today, why was that at 4pm? Could have been a disaster for heat we just got lucky with weather changing. Winter doesn’t make sense, it would kill the comp IMO.
     
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  5. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    Geez, imagine the crowds at Gosford when everybody who would attend is still playing their own matches?
     
  6. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Compared to rhe crowds now?
     
  7. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    A cold winters night on Brisbane water is a tougher sell than a few beers on a summer evening if you want to get casuals along. Same with kids minus the beer of course.
     
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  8. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    With the crowds we would likely get we would probably play at a cold Pluim Park
     
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  9. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Home of CCU? Nope, find somewhere else please, we all like a cold winters night at Pluim with some beer and decent football
     
  10. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    Also, winter in Melbourne is just nasty.
    I know other codes manage fine in winter, but I reckon it absolutely would hurt us.

    And cold winter nights with the icy wind off the water at Gosford just isn't anywhere near as appealing as the palm trees on a balmy evening with a late sunset
     
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  11. MagpieMariner

    MagpieMariner Well-Known Member

    If it was a winter comp they wouldn't need to play at night would they?
     
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  12. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    Would a broadcaster want daytime games? The competition wont survive without broadcast money. I'd expect at least 2 out of 6 games would be at night.
     
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  13. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    Lack of suitable stadiums will mean that there won't be a move to winter. However. Later games look to be the way we will go.

    Starting the season earlier in September, after many grounds become available, with games kicking off after 6pm. Two games on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

    A break with an alternate 'BBL' style shortened time comp from mid December through end of January should be considered using extended squads may need to be considered.
     
  14. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    You don’t even need to go that extreme. It’s not the full duration of the comp that’s problematic it’s more the summer rounds say round 10-22 that need to be focused on. Two of those rounds could be spaced out with games most days between 24/12 and 10/1.
    For the other 10 smart fixtures particularly around Perth and Nix scheduling, a Thursday/Monday night game to accommodate the extra game coming next season and IMO it’s doable.
     

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