anchorman

Will any one be watching the experimental new game, AFLX?
I will, but not sure just what to expect from it.
I will need to watch it before making comment.
We will see some of the new recruits from all clubs show us what they have.
I am certainly going to be watching our new boys with interest,especially Mitch Crowden.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Goby
It's really difficult to see how the young guys can showcase what they have, if they are playing a game that doesn't resemble AFL. 

7 players on the rectangle field? 

What's that? 

No idea what that is 


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anchorman

Yep different for sure Goby. But the kids will still have to win the ball . kick the ball, hand ball the ball, shepherd the opposition.All the things that get done in a real game of football.
Yep different shaped ground, but so is the ground that they play International rules.Maybe even the same size.That works.

Have a squizzy and see, you may just like it.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Uncle Wally
Well, I struggle to take T-20 cricket seriously, so I doubt very much I'll be able to embrace the watered down version of Australian Rules.  I should try watching it some time I suppose, but I can't see myself going too far out of my way to do so.   I'd rather watch the real thing.  I don't know why sport administrators are so hell bent in trying to dumb down their wonderful codes of sport.  It's been tried with tennis and also netball.  What next?  Will pro-golfers be playing putt-putt?
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anchorman
Golfers have payed modified versions of their game for many years .Even tennis has played around with their scoring rules etc.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Bobc12
Actually I'm looking forward to watching this new concept. I expect to see all the flashy and freaky skills of the games highly skilled players. I don't know if the game will catch on but the thought of being to produce an aspect of the game to take internationally is something I embrace.
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Goby
What's the end game

Will it ever rival soccer internationally?  What sport market is the AFL trying to muscle into?  

How does taking a different game internationally translate back to people watching AFL?

If by some chance AFLX is highly successful internationally, and people start playing it. How does the AFL plan to develop Australian teams to compete. What does that mean for our traditional game? 

America had soccer try and infiltrate their space and they squashed it.  Their traditional game is watched all over the world and remains the most watched sport in the USA. The AFL in my opinion need to start learning lessons from NFL. 

The end game seems to be to change the traditional game played in Australia and attract a bigger slice of the pie internationally, 

If the AFL start diluting the traditional game in effect they may produce a product that is weaker in their own back yard. 

At the moment they are dipping their toe in the pond.  
 

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Goby
The size of the pitch is similar to soccer, so playing in that space should be familiar to many people. 

The arch is 40m which is an achievable distance for women 

7 on the field set out the same as netball with one goal shooter, one goal defence, one centre, two wing attacks and two wing defenders. 

Suited to medium height players who have speed.

Great mixed gender sport.  Just get rid of tackling to even it up. 

Just thinking out loud
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