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171,000 on a secondary channel isnt bad at all. 82,000 on Fox is well ahead of most AFL preseason ratings.

AFL X-cess: That's too much, man

“mindlessly zealous”

God forbid anyone should think positively about anything.

AFL X-cess: That's too much, man

You should check to see what else was on during the match compared to last year.

AFLW is its own game that needs to evolve naturally

Ikon Park is also the training facility for Carltons mens side, Northern Blues, and Carlton VFLW. Whitten Oval, Casey and Olympic Park have similar usage needs. Norwood Oval is used for SANFL games, and as Norwoods senior, reserves and under 19s training facility.

Dockers defeat cold Pies in front of record AFLW crowd

Cat, The AFL is directly responsible for the state footy in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, Queensland and Northern territory – each of these are direct subsidary bodies of the AFL

AFLW is its own game that needs to evolve naturally

No it didnt. Its going to be closer to 12-13 million. Half of that 25 million from the league its entitled to under its franchise agreement – just like every other club in the league.

The A-League needs expansion before it's too late

Never is a long time. The Swans took 30 years to be successful. The AFL wont have forgotten that – which is probably why they announced a generational, 20 year plan at the start. Not a 6 year or bust plan.

The A-League needs expansion before it's too late

Close. The Swans were sold to private enterprise with the VFL/AFL covering losses and repossessing licenses until 1993 when the license was permanently returned to the AFL, where it remains.

The A-League needs expansion before it's too late

point is – it happens – and these were AFL footballers.

Rain and rotten luck can't keep Carlton from securing AFLW win

Presumably someone from the AFL. Official crowd was 4,952.

Rain and rotten luck can't keep Carlton from securing AFLW win

Tasmania is hardly the Rome of the AFL. its more like the Emporer is fiddling while a small town in the south of italy is burning.

Footy in Tassie at crisis point

The AFL doesnt have a responsibility to womens sport. The AFL has a responsibility to Australian Football, and its own grass roots.

If you want to see how girls and women have been inspired then by far the biggest part of AFLW is its impact on grassroots community clubs – 700 new club teams for girls and women in 12 months, and near on 1,000 since AFLW was announced. 76% increase in registered club players alone last year. Those figures dont include Auskick, social footy or school participation either.

Rain and rotten luck can't keep Carlton from securing AFLW win

“forced”. Like the AFL owes other sports any kind of leeway. The AFL isnt responsible for the negligence or incompetence of other codes in promoting their own. Hell, even Netball rebranded and is actively using AFL clubs as a booster for their comp.

Rain and rotten luck can't keep Carlton from securing AFLW win

1991 at the Western Oval, Carlton kicked 1.10 for the game. The only goal scored by Mark arceri late in time on in the last quarter.

Rain and rotten luck can't keep Carlton from securing AFLW win

yeah BBL matches rating a million a session wont have hurt AFLW at all right

Five quick takes from AFLW Round 1

if the mens league went for half the time, it would be entirely possible.

Lions get their revenge in AFLW Grand Final rematch

depends on the household. clearly not yours.

Two big questions that will determine the future of AFLW

With the AFL covering the costs of everything – no tv rights revenue, no gate revenue and who knows how much is covered by sponsors at the moment – its a little hard to tell whether women are being paid fairly or not at this juncture.

Its ridiculous to believe that the attention on womens footy would remain at the tempo set last year when it was brand new launch event (which incidentally is why AFLX is getting coverage at the moment).

Womens season launch was held the week of the competition starting. The same thing happens for the mens H&A series and the finals series. Some club coverage has been below par though – Adelaides coverage has been excellent, Carltons has been good, Brisbanes has been ok. At the other end though, Melbourne and the Dogs have been disappointing, Collingwood has been very scattered in its AFLW coverage.

Two big questions that will determine the future of AFLW

Theres at least 20 years before we get another Sydney or NSW team – and Im not convinced we ever will have another team at that..

WA3 is a non started while the WAFL hold AFL licenses. The AFL wont hand them another, they dont really want the WAFL holding the ones they have.

Where should the AFL expand to next?

AFL Committees have reported at various times since the early 80s that they dont believe a national team is feasible financially in the AF:L

Where should the AFL expand to next?

Clubs and coaches are the reason for the condition that gameplay currently finds itself in, specifically countering flooding tactics, the “rolling maul” and similar things. The AFL is trying to keep the game free flowing and leading to much criticised rule changes designed to keep the game free flowing, but are foiled at every attempt by coaches who want to bog the game down. Its about winning ugly, even as their clubs need people to watch.

The problem with appointing an independent party as keeper of the code is that the AFL will simply ignore it – much like the VFL did with the NFL before the VFL simply took over the NFL in the mid 80s.

Bear in mind that not only does the AFL Commission run the AFL itself, but it directly controls state football in every state and territory except WA and SA, and both those states are reliant on AFL revenues (whether its at their stadiums or their clubs) to survive in the future. Theres simply no one to stand up to the AFL Commission any more.

Am I not pretty enough? The AFL needs to look in the mirror

They didnt act like it either. The AFLs mistake was that they did promote it properly – this was noted on twitter by several current and former Mathildas during the opening Carlton v Collingwood game.

I mean god forbid that a sports organisation with the resources of the AFL would actually use those resources to promote a womens competition,.

League, union or AFL: Which is Canberra's sport of choice?

The AFL have never claimed to do any of these things.

League, union or AFL: Which is Canberra's sport of choice?

Some say Lawson has been bought off. Rubbish. League folks say it. No one else gives a damn.

And its not unheard of for someone who writes a report to be bought on board to implement its recommendations.

Is AFL in Sydney finally seeing sustained growth?

or you can keep believing the league press about afl figures. Because that aint going to be biased at all.

Yes, there was some issues with participation figures reported for AFL Sydney in 2011 & 12 – there was a report issued then and those figures were addressed afterward.

A comparison of AFL growth in non-heartland states