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TV Rights, err Wrongs

When the 2012-16 AFL TV rights deal was announced the consensus was positive: a deal had been done that was going to deliver a bucket of money to the AFL. The negotiators had even managed to secure guarantees of live coverage for non-Victorian teams’ games into their home States.

Supposedly this was a great deal for the fans. Especially fans of struggling teams whose existence was now virtually guaranteed by the AFL’s need for 9 games per week.

I disagree.

2011 R3 Tigers v Hawks

It was going to be a wet night …

What they should do …

What they should do when Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney join the AFL is …

AFL: 1997 v Today – Rule Changes

Footy has changed since 1997. In particular the AFL keeps tinkering with the rules. Some changes are good, but some add nothing to the game.