TOPIC: 22 round season

fradonjan 22 round season 1 week 1 day ago #1

The AFL could delay releasing its 2021 fixture until February as it navigates the challenges of a COVID-19 affected world.

But league boss Gillon McLachlan has confirmed next season will revert back to 22 rounds, instead of the 17 in 2020.

Also looking at 18 min quarters .
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Corporal Agarn 22 round season 1 week 21 hours ago #2

Corporal Agarn
So why 18 mins? Just make it up as they go.
I'd be interested to know if there is another sport anywhere that has so many constant changes to it's rules and format.
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goodie, cletus, slammen, Down on down said You Beaut

shane 22 round season 1 week 21 hours ago #3

Why 22 rounds? Just because that was the last time they spun the wheel.
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Raglan Matt 22 round season 1 week 21 hours ago #4

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CA, marbles in the school playground.
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Alvin Prpl, pollyanna, Corporal Agarn said You Beaut

purple kit 22 round season 1 week 20 hours ago #5

purple kit
22 rounds because that’s what they sold to the broadcasters, I am sure they’ll push for more if they can get more $$ from their existing agreement. Hence the potential for shorter qtrs. I did note that the recent amendment to the player’s agreement included them getting a slice of the pie if the afl earned more than their forecast.
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jezzaargh 22 round season 1 week 16 hours ago #6


broadcast rights reign supreme down at AFL House. The rest is spin and snouts in troughs
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Straddo 22 round season 1 week 17 minutes ago #7

It's not just more games and longer quarters that they want. The reason that the AFL wants higher scoring games is that more goals = more advertising opportunities. Ultimately that's what pays the bills. That's why when you look at some of these rule changes, they're all about moving the ball quickly or creating more scoring opportunities. The problem has always been that traditionally the only time to show ads has been when a goal is scored and the field resets. The next phase will be the introduction of rules that mean more resets during the game, like this zones proposal they'll be trialling next year. It will require a pause while people reset, maybe 15 sec will be enough to slip in a sneaky ad.

Maybe they could stop tampering with the rules and just randomly introduce 2 minutes of ads per quarter. That would make it easier on the players and would remove all the pretense about the rule changes being about "improving the game".
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Raglan Matt 22 round season 6 days 22 hours ago #8

Raglan Matt
Or maybe they could get really innovative, and put the adds on during the entire 1/4, 1/2, & 3/4 time breaks so we don't have to listen to the idiots sorry, expert commentators waffling on about their personal favourites.
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Stacksonthemill 22 round season 6 days 21 hours ago #9

Yeah, but what about Kingy's "lab"?
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Raglan Matt 22 round season 6 days 19 hours ago #10

Raglan Matt
Feed it some Pal and tell it to sit in the corner. He doesn't need it until he needs to walk home.
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Blue1red1, Down on down, Stacksonthemill said You Beaut

Blue1red1 22 round season 5 days 21 hours ago #11

How long before we have to down load an app at the ground and hit like and subscribe or risk getting turfed out?
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