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I think the days of the concept of “new teams” joining the “VFL” via “licence fees”, is long since passed Micko. All footy States have put their collective weight (and finances) behind developing a national comp – at the expense of their own premier leagues – and a national comp it should reflect.
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It’s been 35 years.

'I don't think anything should be taken for granted': AFL keeping options open for future grand final start times

And at the same ground too! For the next half a century anyway.

'I don't think anything should be taken for granted': AFL keeping options open for future grand final start times

Probably back to standard afternoon games at the G next couple of years, for no other reason than to give fans a sense of security re a return to normalcy. Beyond that, yeah later starts are probably where the GF will end up. Perth put on such a remarkably successful twilight show, hard to see it going in any other direction in the not-so-short term.

'I don't think anything should be taken for granted': AFL keeping options open for future grand final start times

Heading to the Show tomorrow. Apparently they will have a two hour period during the day where all sound will be turned off, including the rides and in the arena. Seems like an address of sensory issues/triggers for some in the community. That will make sideshow alley an interesting experience for sure!

A joyful XI of players who made me fall in love with cricket

I’m thinking there have been 20+ GFs in the last 30 years where fans of non-Vic teams have been unable to get to Melbourne for the GF. Ever tried booking a flight to Melbourne, leaving aside accommodation, let alone then getting a ticket to the ground, with 1 to 2 weeks advance notice that your team will play in the GF?

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

If it’s at the MCG, there are plenty of Melbourne supporters Australia-wide that can’t get to the game. If it’s in Perth, there are plenty of Melbourne supporters that can’t get to the game.

Why delegitimise the event because the game’s not played in Melbourne?

Is it a national comp or not, with supporters of all clubs located nationally (albeit Victorian clubs have more supporters based outside of Victoria, than non-Victorian clubs do outside of their own States, given the history of the comp’s development)?

It would be rich to suggest a Melbourne fan located outside of Melbourne, would be any less passionate for their team than a Melbourne fan who is located in Melbourne. Same could be said for supporters of Richmond, many of whom living outside of Victoria are just as passionate as their Victorian-based cousins.

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

Sounded good on a yacht once though. For a few weeks.

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

So “fake” supporters then?

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

Has probably been good to have the MCG break and set the challenge for improvement next time.

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

Yeah. Actually, he wasn’t quoting Twitter. He was quoting Dane Swan, who used Twitter as his platform to make the statement.

Next you’ll be telling us “do you always quote letters?” 😂 😂

Best to think think these things through first 👍

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

So it’s a nothing-rant story then?

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

Probably would have been helpful to move towards the mic in the moment then, rather than away from it.

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

Ironic.

You were responding in a way that highlighted your own prejudices. If you can’t take a balanced perspectives on matters, fair enough. But don’t then label others due to your own myopic viewpoint.

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

Brain fade Shaun. Or caught in two minds.

WATCH: Lloyd Pope somehow gets Shaun Marsh out with the biggest pie you'll see

4 down, 100 lead and two sessions to play on day 4 was looking iffy. Safe now though.

A joyful XI of players who made me fall in love with cricket

Yeah, 31 runs from wides is outrageous. I didn’t watch the match, but the scorecard shows 19 wides accredited to all the bowlers, so presumably 3 (or would it be 4?) of those 19 were big enough sprays to run down to the boundary.

More no-ball drama as India surge home to end Australia's winning streak

Kiwis certainly punch above their weight in their sports of choice – rugby, cricket, netball, sailing.

Who gives a toss? Part 2: When sending Australia in backfired spectacularly

The first series of the year that they lost to India was completed 👍

Starc expecting ‘super-strong’ England team for Ashes

Is WA going to lose this game?

A joyful XI of players who made me fall in love with cricket

Why does being objective equate to having a chip on one’s shoulder?

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

The England squad may very well go on a crash diet of carrots, broccoli and pulses before landing. Spinach could also help. I recall reading – or watching – somewhere when I was younger, of the super-strong properties spinach can bring. Exposure to kryptonite is something they should however be wary of; will be a balancing act I imagine.

But a good chance the super-strong England team way well be called into service while on tour to lift some collapsed walls or remove peoples from under car wrecks.

Starc expecting ‘super-strong’ England team for Ashes

WA Cricket is pushing for a revamp to the Ashes schedule.
Now wants the Perth Test as one of the first three matches, including potentially the Boxing Day slot.

A joyful XI of players who made me fall in love with cricket

Brayshaw had quite a few years in South Australia too yeah?

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

They know on which side their bread is buttered 😂 😂

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

It’s ironic given their birthplace. But they clearly play towards their perception of what they think “the majority” want to hear. (And obviously Victoria draws the most ratings eyeballs). Which really just goes to my earlier point about the quality of their commentary- they just throw out sound bytes based on being vanilla populists, not objective commentators.

'Basil cooked that': Footy world outraged over incredible grand final presentation oversight

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