TOPIC: Someone's feeding Caroline

Awake Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #1

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From: Clickety
"The AFL has suffered some substantial financial losses in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis.
Wilson said a full review by top brass might include looking at whether or not 18 teams is too many for the league to survive. Wilson suggested the likes of Gold Coast, GWS, St Kilda and North Melbourne could be on the chopping block, claims fellow journalist Sam McClure described as a “bombshell".
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shane Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #2

shane
After midnight? I think that ship sailed.
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shane Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #3

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The AFL cut up the turf from the goal square at the MCG and shipped it to Queensland to lay it at the Gabba for the grand final "so the ground can be part of the big day".

If they're worried about money, it's hard to see it from here.
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hypen Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #4

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I think if they will ever reduce the numbers of teams it will be now. and I think its plausible, but there is no way the two latest expansion clubs are getting the chop. I could see North Melbourne and possibly St Kilda merging with them both though.

On the the MCG turf thing, would the AFL considered how it looks to every supporter outside of Victoria? To me it was so deflating, a symbolic way of saying the grand final will never move under ordinary circumstances.
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shane Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #5

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It's like the Mike Brady singing thing. It's an overbearing reminder about where the power lies in football. It's weird and it's money they could have used to pay the volunteer dancers.

Which also ties into why the likes of Caroline always think they Gold Coast and GWS will get chopped. She can't fathom that a club could grow without the seed being planted in Victoria.

But no one would notice if either of the teams with Melbourne in their name vanished from the league.
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Walter the baker Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #6

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I havent seen that mentioned in the media but Im assuming that you are serious with that comment regarding the MCG turf Shane. If that is the case the AFL should be ashamed of themselves. Who's idea was that and who approved it? Appalling stuff. Not only does it reinforce the league's Vic bias, it is a slap in the face for all the club staff across the league that have been laid off in order to make savings for the AFL.
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shane Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #7

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Drubbing Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #8

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I'm surprised they don't make all interstate GF ticket holders pay an MCG membership as well.

Bugger. Gil doesn't read this does he?
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DS Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #9

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Unless you get quoted by Polo Monthly you should be fine Drubbing.
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Morgan Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #10

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First, Caro, it’s an honour not to be nominated.

Second, the turf thing is ridiculous, but I don’t think the AFL is (specifically) behind it – it seems like a dream cooked up by a bored curator at the MCG and a sponsor. From the MCG’s website: “Taking a piece of the field from the MCG to The Gabba to keep the tradition alive for the fans, the players and for the game we all love, is something rebel could not be more proud of.”

My favourite thing about this is there is someone whose job title is Executive Manager of Turf.

I also like that they went to some pains to set out the logistical and horticultural challenges (temperature controlled trucks and whatnot) thinking people would be more impressed by it. It was months in the planning, and no-one thought to mention it’s a laughably bad idea?

It’s brilliant.
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Raglan Matt Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #11

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Has Steve Rosich got a new job as Executive Publicity Manager for the AWFL? It certainly looks that way from where I'm standing.
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Raglan Matt Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #12

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The Swans management complaining about overspending,
Speaking on Footy Classified on Wednesday night, veteran footy journo Caroline Wilson explained how Sydney Swans chairman Andrew Pridham has urged the league to consider cutting costs.
is a bit rich, isn't it?
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hypen Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #13

hypen
He does have a point though, Raglan. Its amazing what you can make do with in business when you keep things simple.
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shane Someone's feeding Caroline 1 week 4 days ago #14

shane
The problem is that the AFL is all bloat, and that's exactly how they want it to be.

Did they get around to coming up with a title for Brad Scott yet?
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