How would you make AFL a less embarrassing looking game?

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Re: How would you make AFL a less embarrassing looking game?

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Fred wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:37 am I hear it achieved most of what port set out to do... sponsors. In saying that thought it was stupid lol
Gilligan told me that too , and he should know. If it wasn't for Gilligan Know one would have known the match was a sell out :bounce:


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Re: How would you make AFL a less embarrassing looking game?

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lots of good ideas here & above .... I do think penalties for violent behaviour need to be much, much higher, and maybe either have the points scored in the last 10 mins count double OR make it into two games with win points for each half and then the 2nd half starts as 0-0


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Re: How would you make AFL a less embarrassing looking game?

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Is funny how AFL fans are actually responding to this admitting their sport is a national embarrassment.


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Re: How would you make AFL a less silly looking game?

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AFLcrap1 wrote: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:20 pm Of course. You'd say that Fred p the knight in shining armour rides in to defend the idiot who just keeps digging himself deeper & deeper .

According to him all Rl is in VIC is expats who follow the storm .

I suppose asking for some proof of this is out of the question . Can't have a Rl poster asking a lying fumbler for some proof .
Int that’s your loopy ideas of the swans fans in Sydney and any team that flys over to nsw or Qld to play the local team based there
All expats and the interstates team fans fly as well and watch the team play :)))


Rl in Melbourne, there are next to no rl leagues set up in Vic due to low demand
Fr Minnowbourne Storm or nrlol as a whole has had like one player from the state play in the pas30 odd years!


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Re: How would you make AFL a less silly looking game?

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notaleaguefan wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:06 pm
AFLcrap1 wrote: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:20 pm Of course. You'd say that Fred p the knight in shining armour rides in to defend the idiot who just keeps digging himself deeper & deeper .

According to him all Rl is in VIC is expats who follow the storm .

I suppose asking for some proof of this is out of the question . Can't have a Rl poster asking a lying fumbler for some proof .
Int that’s your loopy ideas of the swans fans in Sydney and any team that flys over to nsw or Qld to play the local team based there
All expats and the interstates team fans fly as well and watch the team play :)))


Rl in Melbourne, there are next to no rl leagues set up in Vic due to low demand
Fr Minnowbourne Storm or nrlol as a whole has had like one player from the state play in the pas30 odd years!
Can someone please translate this garbled nonsense .


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Re: How would you make AFL a less embarrassing looking game?

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I will

Rl as a code has very little presence in Melbourne or Victoria. For instance ...1 league for entire state I think and about 13 clubs....


I will say this though. It is growing very slowly and Melbourne Storm have built up a loyal niche market. There is no real fervent “opposition” to rl per se... it’s just another minor sport ... as in there is no fervent opposition to baseball, basketball, hockey, Gaelic football etc. all of which are far bigger.


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It's pretty hard to make AFL less embarrassing TBH. I mean you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig!!!!!! The problem is the very basic fabric of the game makes it an ugly grovelling mess. The constant fumbles. The ball rolling around uncontrolled on the ground with 10 match sticks bumbling and stumbling to pick it up. Just low base ugly stuff!!!

The poor 'ol girls game got a memo before the 2018 season begging the coaches to somehow make the game more attractive. It didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!

The men's game was getting so bad fumblehouse made an incredible 9 rule changes before the start of the season. They wanted more open play, less congestion, a more fluid contest. It didn't work. The scoring was lower than ever. The mess continued. The GF being exhibit A. It was the embodiment of embarrassment.

I really don't know what Gilty and the boys can do. It's really hard to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear. I mean its hard to turn something so ugly into something anywhere approaching attractive.

Do our fumbling friends have any ideas????


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Terry wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:59 pm It's pretty hard to make AFL less embarrassing TBH. I mean you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig!!!!!! The problem is the very basic fabric of the game makes it an ugly grovelling mess. The constant fumbles. The ball rolling around uncontrolled on the ground with 10 match sticks bumbling and stumbling to pick it up. Just low base ugly stuff!!!

The poor 'ol girls game got a memo before the 2018 season begging the coaches to somehow make the game more attractive. It didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!

The men's game was getting so bad fumblehouse made an incredible 9 rule changes before the start of the season. They wanted more open play, less congestion, a more fluid contest. It didn't work. The scoring was lower than ever. The mess continued. The GF being exhibit A. It was the embodiment of embarrassment.

I really don't know what Gilty and the boys can do. It's really hard to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear. I mean its hard to turn something so ugly into something anywhere approaching attractive.

Do our fumbling friends have any ideas????
How about pull down grandstands & replace with catering tents .
The mythical missing 5 k in China seemed to work out very quickly that eating for Afew hrs was preferable to watching the mess .


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AFLcrap1 wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Terry wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:59 pm It's pretty hard to make AFL less embarrassing TBH. I mean you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig!!!!!! The problem is the very basic fabric of the game makes it an ugly grovelling mess. The constant fumbles. The ball rolling around uncontrolled on the ground with 10 match sticks bumbling and stumbling to pick it up. Just low base ugly stuff!!!

The poor 'ol girls game got a memo before the 2018 season begging the coaches to somehow make the game more attractive. It didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!

The men's game was getting so bad fumblehouse made an incredible 9 rule changes before the start of the season. They wanted more open play, less congestion, a more fluid contest. It didn't work. The scoring was lower than ever. The mess continued. The GF being exhibit A. It was the embodiment of embarrassment.

I really don't know what Gilty and the boys can do. It's really hard to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear. I mean its hard to turn something so ugly into something anywhere approaching attractive.

Do our fumbling friends have any ideas????
How about pull down grandstands & replace with catering tents .
The mythical missing 5 k in China seemed to work out very quickly that eating for Afew hrs was preferable to watching the mess .
Now back on topic 🚽
How’s that the Minnowbourne Storm and league have had like one player play nrlol in 30 odd years. A dozen or so local clubs!

Then you try and tell us league is making ground and afl isn’t in Qld and nsw :mrgreen:


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Do you ever stop lying .
Please show where I've said that .


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notaleaguefan wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:07 pm
AFLcrap1 wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Terry wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:59 pm It's pretty hard to make AFL less embarrassing TBH. I mean you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig!!!!!! The problem is the very basic fabric of the game makes it an ugly grovelling mess. The constant fumbles. The ball rolling around uncontrolled on the ground with 10 match sticks bumbling and stumbling to pick it up. Just low base ugly stuff!!!

The poor 'ol girls game got a memo before the 2018 season begging the coaches to somehow make the game more attractive. It didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!

The men's game was getting so bad fumblehouse made an incredible 9 rule changes before the start of the season. They wanted more open play, less congestion, a more fluid contest. It didn't work. The scoring was lower than ever. The mess continued. The GF being exhibit A. It was the embodiment of embarrassment.

I really don't know what Gilty and the boys can do. It's really hard to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear. I mean its hard to turn something so ugly into something anywhere approaching attractive.

Do our fumbling friends have any ideas????
How about pull down grandstands & replace with catering tents .
The mythical missing 5 k in China seemed to work out very quickly that eating for Afew hrs was preferable to watching the mess .
Now back on topic 🚽
How’s that the Minnowbourne Storm and league have had like one player play nrlol in 30 odd years. A dozen or so local clubs!

Then you try and tell us league is making ground and afl isn’t in Qld and nsw :mrgreen:
Ummm pal.......you might need to scroll to the top of this page. The topic is "How would you make AFL a less embarrassing looking game." So I agree......get back on topic!!! If you have trouble understanding this go get mama to help!!!!


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He's just not very bright .
.
Or truthful


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Fred wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:09 pm I will

Rl as a code has very little presence in Melbourne or Victoria. For instance ...1 league for entire state I think and about 13 clubs....


I will say this though. It is growing very slowly and Melbourne Storm have built up a loyal niche market. There is no real fervent “opposition” to rl per se... it’s just another minor sport ... as in there is no fervent opposition to baseball, basketball, hockey, Gaelic football etc. all of which are far bigger.
A minor sport that got 91,000 at the mcg for State of Origin hey Fred. A far bigger crowd than AFL has ever gotten in NSW or Qld :wink:

Gaelic Football, Baseball and Hockey are far bigger than Rugby League in Melbourne you claim? Where are the televised commercial coverages for these local sports in Melbourne?

Any players getting paid 800k a year to play for a Gaelic Football club or Baseball Club in Melbourne Fred? Like the Melbourne Storm has payed players?

Sounds like Fred needs to do a little fact checking :lol:


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notaleaguefan wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:07 pm
AFLcrap1 wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Terry wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:59 pm It's pretty hard to make AFL less embarrassing TBH. I mean you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig!!!!!! The problem is the very basic fabric of the game makes it an ugly grovelling mess. The constant fumbles. The ball rolling around uncontrolled on the ground with 10 match sticks bumbling and stumbling to pick it up. Just low base ugly stuff!!!

The poor 'ol girls game got a memo before the 2018 season begging the coaches to somehow make the game more attractive. It didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!

The men's game was getting so bad fumblehouse made an incredible 9 rule changes before the start of the season. They wanted more open play, less congestion, a more fluid contest. It didn't work. The scoring was lower than ever. The mess continued. The GF being exhibit A. It was the embodiment of embarrassment.

I really don't know what Gilty and the boys can do. It's really hard to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear. I mean its hard to turn something so ugly into something anywhere approaching attractive.

Do our fumbling friends have any ideas????
How about pull down grandstands & replace with catering tents .
The mythical missing 5 k in China seemed to work out very quickly that eating for Afew hrs was preferable to watching the mess .
Now back on topic 🚽
How’s that the Minnowbourne Storm and league have had like one player play nrlol in 30 odd years. A dozen or so local clubs!

Then you try and tell us league is making ground and afl isn’t in Qld and nsw :mrgreen:
91,000 at the MCG for State of Origin looks pretty good to me. More than any AFL game ever played in NSW or Qld.

And how many people turned up for the Giants pre grand final fan day in Western Sydney?
About a thousand for a team that is said to have a presence in two major cities. Sydney and Canberra.
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Terry wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:59 pm It's pretty hard to make AFL less embarrassing TBH. I mean you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig!!!!!! The problem is the very basic fabric of the game makes it an ugly grovelling mess. The constant fumbles. The ball rolling around uncontrolled on the ground with 10 match sticks bumbling and stumbling to pick it up. Just low base ugly stuff!!!

The poor 'ol girls game got a memo before the 2018 season begging the coaches to somehow make the game more attractive. It didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!

The men's game was getting so bad fumblehouse made an incredible 9 rule changes before the start of the season. They wanted more open play, less congestion, a more fluid contest. It didn't work. The scoring was lower than ever. The mess continued. The GF being exhibit A. It was the embodiment of embarrassment.

I really don't know what Gilty and the boys can do. It's really hard to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear. I mean its hard to turn something so ugly into something anywhere approaching attractive.

Do our fumbling friends have any ideas????
The lipstick on a pig analogy rings very true.
They did try to play on a Rugby League field with AFL X. So they have been trying :lol:


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