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Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

thepokey posted:

I love how mad Essendon fans are getting over the eSports team. So many "this is why we can't win premierships anymore, we spend all our time on computer games!" and when Raz played a game against a pro there were lots of "great strat by the club, playing games rather than being out on the park practicing goal kicking". How do people not stop to think "ok I'm sure players are allowed to have some down time and don't train 24/7, and we haven't won a flag in 18 years, and the esports team has been around for 6 months, so it's probably not the reason we haven't been winning flags".


Also, the esports logo looks better than our main logo



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Shmoses
Nov 5, 2004

OH GOD I LOVE RADIOHEAD THEY'RE SO TALENTED AND HOT AND UNNG!!


Colin Sylvia has pleased guilty to stealing credit card information which he used to pay for two brothel sessions, pornography and a $4k deposit into a sports betting account

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

Shmoses posted:

Former Fremantle Dockers player Colin Sylvia has pleased guilty to stealing credit card information which he used to pay for two brothel sessions, pornography and a $4k deposit into a sports betting account

Cloud the Cat
Apr 21, 2010




He was in the local paper the other day and apparently he is now coaching one of the country teams around Mildura. Can't wait to see how far south that goes, not sure if he is player coach or just coach.

"Sylvia looking for a clean start after turbulent AFL career".

From the article (bolding mine). AFL players can literally kill someone and people won't care so long as they can "get the W" huh.


"The knowledge of the game and experience he can provide for 2018 at the Roos will be next level," Meringur coach Toby Quirk-Meeks said in a statement on the club's Facebook page.

Cloud the Cat fucked around with this message at Jan 22, 2018 around 00:52

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

I struggle to think of an ex player less suited to coaching than Sylvia tbh

Shmoses
Nov 5, 2004

OH GOD I LOVE RADIOHEAD THEY'RE SO TALENTED AND HOT AND UNNG!!


Solemn Sloth posted:

I struggle to think of an ex player less suited to coaching than Sylvia tbh

Warwick Capper?

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007


friendship is magic
in a pony paradise
don't you judge me

gay picnic defence posted:

I've been told Kurt Tippett will be gone next week. Supposedly the official reason will be that his body is hosed but it's really because he's a lazy fuckhead and Longmire hates him.

Gone

https://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news...nces-retirement

sydneys salary cap

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches


His contract ran out this season anyway lmao it originally did, then they extended it again in 2016

NTRabbit fucked around with this message at Jan 22, 2018 around 05:59

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

Don't get my name wrong,
If you want to touch me there.

Given he is contracted for 2018, do the swans still pay him, even though he is not playing?

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



i thought if you retire then you arent entitled to the full amount of your remaining contract? or maybe it depends on the terms of each contract

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches

snaeksikn posted:

i thought if you retire then you arent entitled to the full amount of your remaining contract? or maybe it depends on the terms of each contract

Sure, but it depends on whether you actually retire or the club just says you have, and Tippett doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who'd forgo 3 years of free money for the good of the team

Brown Paper Bag
Nov 3, 2012



https://twitter.com/jakeniallfox/st...315507204210688

https://twitter.com/jakeniallfox/st...316989349609473

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Tippett wasnít a free agent so his salary wonít count in their cap (after this year) afaik

gay picnic defence
Oct 5, 2009

If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - What would you tell him?

To Shrug.


Yeah, that source is usually on point with Sydney rumours

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



demons have found some retro inspiration to replace their white clash strip



i don't hate it at all, and its the same jumper as my first footy club the aranmore cardinals

the dees will also retain the redback strip they picked up from the womens team, marking a rare occasion where all 3 of the clubs strips are pretty sweet. plus we've had a good record with the indigenous round jumpers as well on top of that.

snaeksikn fucked around with this message at Jan 22, 2018 around 09:20

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

snaeksikn posted:

demons have found some retro inspiration to replace their white clash strip



i don't hate it at all, and its the same jumper as my first footy club the aranmore cardinals

the dees will also retain the redback strip they picked up from the womens team, marking a rare occasion where all 3 of the clubs strips are pretty sweet. plus we've had a good record with the indigenous round jumpers as well on top of that.

Doesnít look the same without a tooheys logo on the front imo

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

no get out of here trix rabbit



snaeksikn posted:

demons have found some retro inspiration to replace their white clash strip



i don't hate it at all, and its the same jumper as my first footy club the aranmore cardinals

the dees will also retain the redback strip they picked up from the womens team, marking a rare occasion where all 3 of the clubs strips are pretty sweet. plus we've had a good record with the indigenous round jumpers as well on top of that.

That would clash pretty badly with the Bulldogs home jumper.

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



We'll be wearing the redback design against the dogs and eagles, with the royal blue clash strip used in all other away games

cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!


Huh, 74 games for Sydney but 178 overall? I didn't realise he'd reached 100 games for the Crows!

I look forward to a young Tippett joining the Crows as a F/S recruit with his father acting as manager again!

gay picnic defence
Oct 5, 2009

If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - What would you tell him?

To Shrug.


According to the guy who told me about this, no cap space is getting freed up. They're paying him 600k a year to 'help out around the club'

The Deadly Hume
May 26, 2004

Let's get a little crazy. Let's have some fun.

Solemn Sloth posted:

Doesnít look the same without a tooheys logo on the front imo
Doesnít look the same without Little Robbie Flower in it

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

The Deadly Hume posted:

Doesnít look the same without Little Robbie Flower in it

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

no get out of here trix rabbit



gay picnic defence posted:

According to the guy who told me about this, no cap space is getting freed up. They're paying him 600k a year to 'help out around the club'

Which means that Tippet didn't want his contract torn up (since he's still contracted for 3 years) or the AFL are enacting no buyers remorse.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007


friendship is magic
in a pony paradise
don't you judge me

Channel 7 being dicks

https://twitter.com/Lyndzzz/status/955365919273844737

quote:

Less than two weeks out from the start of the second AFLW season, itís been confirmed that the majority of the free-to-air telecasts of AFL Womenís matches will be shunted by the Seven Network to one of its secondary channels, 7mate.

In the inaugural AFLW season, free-to-air games up to and including round four were broadcast on Channel 7 into the main football markets of Melbourne and Adelaide, with Perth (due to its time zone) and the non-traditional football markets of Sydney and Brisbane receiving the game on 7mate.

From round five, Saturday night matches were relegated to 7mate in all markets, and as a result viewing numbers dipped to around or below 200k free-to-air viewers, down from the figures of around 500k and 350k in the first two rounds.

This is despite the quality of football increasing considerably in the back half of the season.

They got the rights for free, are only airing 1 game a week nationally (two in SA and WA) and have decided to bump it to the secondary channel. Last season it only cost them staff wages to broadcast the matches and they got a shitload of free advertising dollars. This season with most matches in the afternoon or evening they're all in even better timeslots for broadcast.

Hopefully another network bids for aflw coverage rights when they go up for auction in a year or three. I mean, the ABC could have used that $30m government bribe to Foxtel to 'help promote womens sport' and aired the aflw instead.


Watch them air a cooking show instead or a saturday night movie with ads every 4 minutes.

drunkill fucked around with this message at Jan 23, 2018 around 05:14

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.

What? AFL games are usually on 7Mate here.

Schlesische
Jul 4, 2012



Was about to say that even in Victoria, a bunch of games end up on 7mate for whatever reason; outside Victoria that's the main channel for AFL afaik.

cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!

Are the other games airing on Foxtel or something? Surely all games are being televised somewhere.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches

I got an email because I'm a member asking if I'd be interested in being in the guard of honour for round 1, if so fill out the form and you might be chosen, so here's hoping

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Do you get to do the crowbot power stance!?

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches

Don't think it's actually possible for me intimidate Erin Phillips, nor do I really want to

Schlesische
Jul 4, 2012



cmndstab posted:

Are the other games airing on Foxtel or something? Surely all games are being televised somewhere.

I think afl is streaming them for free.

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.

I can actually watch them this year since I'm in the right country! Hooray!

Windmill Hut
Jul 21, 2008


drunkill posted:

They got the rights for free, are only airing 1 game a week nationally (two in SA and WA) and have decided to bump it to the secondary channel. Last season it only cost them staff wages to broadcast the matches and they got a shitload of free advertising dollars. This season with most matches in the afternoon or evening they're all in even better timeslots for broadcast.

Hopefully another network bids for aflw coverage rights when they go up for auction in a year or three. I mean, the ABC could have used that $30m government bribe to Foxtel to 'help promote womens sport' and aired the aflw instead.

Blame the AFL for giving 7 the rights for free? At the end of the day they are a Ch7 commercial entity and if the viewership numbers don't stack up then it makes sense to push them to 7Mate.

That person on twitter is ignoring that WBBL games are all held in the arvo, not primetime like many AFLW games. Also, her quotes about viewership figures have holes in it. She mentions viewership in the first two rounds (500k then 350k), then suddenly quotes round 5 when figures were 200k? What happened before then? It sounds like the viewership may have dropped significantly up to round 5 and then the call was made to move it to 7Mate...

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

I don't really understand why it matters which digital channel it is on. We all get 7mate don't we?

hiddenmovement
Sep 29, 2011
I AM A MORON WHO DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOW ROADS WORK

The secondary channels get way less ratings overall and it will definitely have an impact on the potential ratings of the AFLW. Channel 7 probably want to see if the ladies games ratings hold up on last year, and if so, are the projections enough to justify putting it on the main channel or would they be better off playing old reruns of Frasier.

Periphery
Jul 27, 2003
...

I hate to admit it but I've found it almost impossible to get into AFLW without having a Saints team to follow. It's just not the same when you have no skin in the game.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007


friendship is magic
in a pony paradise
don't you judge me

footy footy footy footy footy

https://www.facebook.com/bumpfooty/...04126026302656/

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

Periphery posted:

I hate to admit it but I've found it almost impossible to get into AFLW without having a Saints team to follow. It's just not the same when you have no skin in the game.

This is why finals are garbage and should be abolished

Periphery
Jul 27, 2003
...

Solemn Sloth posted:

This is why finals are garbage and should be abolished

Only if the season becomes an endless series of games with the Flag only being handed out to the first team to reach 1000 wins. At which point the win count resets and it instantly starts all over again. No off season, only football. All the time.

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drunkill
Sep 25, 2007


friendship is magic
in a pony paradise
don't you judge me

Periphery posted:

I hate to admit it but I've found it almost impossible to get into AFLW without having a Saints team to follow. It's just not the same when you have no skin in the game.

Try this while you wait until the saints join in 2020.

Also the AFLW app was launched today, it should just be apart of the AFL app but whatever. Finally, some stats and a match centre, plus match streams: http://www.afl.com.au/womens/aflwapp

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