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The AFL" weekend off"

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    In an interesting move the AFL dont play this weekend, giving their finals sides a rest before the big games start next week.

    As an aside tonight's Storm v Sharks " shootout for the minor Premiership" is the only football game of any kind in Melbourne this weekend.

    It's doubtful the NRL would ever do this but you have to say it's an interesting concept.
     
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    • manlywarringah

      manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I thinks it's a risky move. Not only are they giving the NRL a leg up tonight but they also face the top 2 winners next week having another week off before the preliminary finals.

      I know a Swans fan who is usually nervous after a week off as the Swans apparently struggle and is not happy about the bye this week...especially if they do win as expected and then face another week off.

      I also doubt the NRL would do this. There's a build up to the finals that you just don't want to tamper with.
       
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      • The Who

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        Hasn't Channel Nein/the NRL given the Donkeys a few extra days rest for their first finals match by scheduling their last round game on Thursday night?
        It looks like they will have two more days to recover than their opponents, which ever team that turns out to be.
        Gee I hope the Donkeys get knocked out of the finals early.
         
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        • Harry Smith

          Harry Smith I think I'm actually a bloody sea eagle

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          Although i reckon it'd be an overrated match it'd still be better then that of any gayfl match, right? Haha it's not too hard to accomplish that.
           
        • Harry Smith

          Harry Smith I think I'm actually a bloody sea eagle

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          Can't believe the Broncos scheduling this year... Week after week they play on a bloody Friday night I don't think the nrl is trying to help them, they just want the $$$ in ratings. Yet this means the donkeys will get a good draw each year it's bloody ridiculous.
           
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          • Frank

            Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            The NRL is a shambles. The AFL could take a month off between rounds and the NRL would still fail to capitalise.
             
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            • Brookie Brawler

              Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              The NRL is to conservative to even have stand alone weekends for origin and would rather just show 8 weeks of sub-par footy as oposed to making the integrity of the competition the priority. This isn't a bad idea IMO but would probably be even further down the list of priorities.
               
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