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Finals Series - What would you like to see?
With a final played in every week except for the Grand Final, I reckon that Football Victoria should look into costings for a short term Video scoreboard. More and more these screens seem to pop up as temporary things for events around Melbourne. Can you think of other changes that might improve the 2007 finals series. One other is that the scaffolding for the ABC Cameras should be repositioned so that they are right on the wing, not in their current location.
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Bring back the Dandy Dollar Dash and Norm Yemm !!!
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[quote="David"]With a final played in every week except for the Grand Final, I reckon that Football Victoria should look into costings for a short term Video scoreboard. More and more these screens seem to pop up as temporary things for events around Melbourne. Can you think of other changes that might improve the 2007 finals series. One other is that the scaffolding for the ABC Cameras should be repositioned so that they are right on the wing, not in their current location.[/quote]Agree on the video screen, crazy to think they haven't done it before. And yeah the ABC cameras should be right on the wing.
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I've got another (slightly more crazy) one. Do a deal to bundle a footy record in with the Herald-Sun on the Friday, with a free entry token as part of the cover. You couldn't bundle the amount that the Herald-Sun would sell, but maybe the bundles that go to 7-11s or petrol stations.. Something that when the reader opens the paper, a footy record lands in their lap, which states 'free entry' !






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You are a true ideas man, Ons.
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[quote="David"]I've got another (slightly more crazy) one. Do a deal to bundle a footy record in with the Herald-Sun on the Friday, with a free entry token as part of the cover. You couldn't bundle the amount that the Herald-Sun would sell, but maybe the bundles that go to 7-11s or petrol stations.. Something that when the reader opens the paper, a footy record lands in their lap, which states 'free entry' ![/quote] Have a token in the Paper that gets you a free footy record upon presentaion maybe?
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GROUND DIMENSIONS: Queen Elizabeth Oval – 168 x 124m Windy Hill – 159 x 130m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 169 x 151m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 169 x 151m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 163 x 123m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 169 x 115m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 165 x 140m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 169 x 127m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 165 x 134m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 160 x 122m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 177 x 125m GROUND DIMENSIONS: 178 x 137m [b]Average[/b]: 167.583 x 120.75 [b]Port Melbourne:[/b]: 165 x 134m Have wanted to do this for sometime now, and today finally had some afternoon quite time to get round to it, the grand final is a showcase of the talent and gameplay that clubs in that league display, so according to who is Port Meblourne too small? 2 metres is hardly worth ranting and raving over. It is how most of VFL footy is played, tough close, able to break lines and run when opportunity arises. WHy is Port Melbourne thought to be too small for VFL grand Final when it matches the average VFL ground?
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[quote="David"]With a final played in every week except for the Grand Final, I reckon that Football Victoria should look into costings for a short term Video scoreboard. More and more these screens seem to pop up as temporary things for events around Melbourne. Can you think of other changes that might improve the 2007 finals series. One other is that the scaffolding for the ABC Cameras should be repositioned so that they are right on the wing, not in their current location.[/quote] A Final 5 or 6? :lol: Serously,what about this...i know its an off field idea however:: A team on TV from ABC (dont care what timeslot!!!! dont care who hosts it) They could review and preview of finals played every week for the whole of the 4 weeks then a big Grand Final show,lets say the previews & tips for the upcoming finals and a bit of a summary and review of last weeks finals,some interviews with players maybe a couple of guests,say coaches and players not participating or even participating in finals,and how about some highlights of finals gone by?? if it was semi final week then they could show highlights of semi finals gone by,if it was prelim week then ditto...etc..etc.. The program would only have to go 30-60 minutes tops. You know come to think of it something mid week every week should be done like this,similar to the old World of Sport,people who follow VFL will simply watch it no matter what - it bridges the gap during the week between the game and it can support the live coverage that is produced every Saturday,the 2 shows could easily work together. All the local comps have their own dedicated hour on ch31,surely the main comp in Victoria could???? Thoughts?
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[quote="IMA_VFLMAN"] Serously,what about this...i know its an off field idea however:: A team on TV from ABC (dont care what timeslot!!!! dont care who hosts it) They could review and preview of finals played every week for the whole of the 4 weeks then a big Grand Final show,lets say the previews & tips for the upcoming finals and a bit of a summary and review of last weeks finals,some interviews with players maybe a couple of guests,say coaches and players not participating or even participating in finals,and how about some highlights of finals gone by?? if it was semi final week then they could show highlights of semi finals gone by,if it was prelim week then ditto...etc..etc.. The program would only have to go 30-60 minutes tops. You know come to think of it something mid week every week should be done like this,similar to the old World of Sport,people who follow VFL will simply watch it no matter what - it bridges the gap during the week between the game and it can support the live coverage that is produced every Saturday,the 2 shows could easily work together. All the local comps have their own dedicated hour on ch31,surely the main comp in Victoria could???? Thoughts?[/quote] I know this is off-topic, but to respone to IMA_VFLMAN a similar idea was raised about 7 years ago. At that stage nearly every metro league (and Geelong) had a show on C31. The idea (and I think it was a combined idea of Stoney's and Justin from the EFL - don't quote me on that) was for a whole 2 to 3 hour block every week reviewing the round of local footy across the state, including the VFL. I think the VFL didn't come into the picture because of the ABC (not sure, hard to remember after 7 years), and with the metro leagues sadly Egos ruled there and not common-sense, thus each league continued to do their own thing. It would have been great to tune in 9am on a Sunday morning and watch 2 hours of footy from across Victoria, the switch to Ch9's Footy Show at 11? NOW back on subject, if the VFL didn't use an AFL (or Ex-AFL) venue for the Grand Final... how do you think a system similar to America's superbowl ground arrangements would work? That meaning, each club would host a Grand Final on a rotation basis. Say this year at Coburg, next year at Box Hill, then Sandringham, etc... In a late brainwave, how would Whitten Oval go as a VFL Grand Final venue after the redevelopment - afterall it's right next door to West Footscray Train Station. Peter Holden.
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There have been some good suggestions, particularly like George's of a return of the "Dandy Dollar Dash". Personally, I think we need to be playing the Grand Final at a smaller venue. It appears the days of getting 25-30,000 people at a VFA/VFL Grand Final are beyond us, so thus we should play the showcase game at a stadium of best-fit. Port Melbourne would be perfect. I still enthusiastically recall the 1997 battle between Sandy and Frankston, with a packed TEAC Oval, providing an atmosphere that was electric. Just to maybe boost the crowd a little, because it probably could be done, could temporary stands be erected on the Ingles St. side of TEAC Oval? And maybe work it in with the ABC TV gear out that, just to maybe boost the overall crowd by 1000 or so? I mean TEAC Oval is just a suggestion, you could choose from a few different venues in and around Melbourne. Definitely agree that probably a final 5 is best. If the comp goes to 16 teams next year, then a final 8 will be fine, but while we've got 13, then a final 5 would suit. There's been talk in the past about AFL teams getting no real tangible reward for finishing top during the home-and-away season, well the final 5 provides that, as the team that finishes top is the only team that gets a break during the first week of the finals. Just on Peter Holden's suggestion of rotating the venue of the Grand Final each week, that idea isn't bad, the only problem that I'd have with it is that some of the VFL grounds at the moment, in my opinion, don't have the right facilities for fans to cater for such a big event. Such as the grandstand at Coburg not being fixed, etc. But, if these other VFL venues had some money spent on them and were fixed up, then it would be good to rotate finals, and nobody could complain about Port Melbourne having any sort of advantage, etc. Just a last, slightly self-indulgent one, I'd personally love to see the return of a young female streaker. There hasn't been one of note since 1989 Grand Final, there's been plenty of guys, but no females, so any fairly attractive young females out there, please feel free to indulge us hetero men.
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[quote="Radio1611"][quote:d17cbec7a8="IMA_VFLMAN"] Serously,what about this...i know its an off field idea however:: A team on TV from ABC (dont care what timeslot!!!! dont care who hosts it) They could review and preview of finals played every week for the whole of the 4 weeks then a big Grand Final show,lets say the previews & tips for the upcoming finals and a bit of a summary and review of last weeks finals,some interviews with players maybe a couple of guests,say coaches and players not participating or even participating in finals,and how about some highlights of finals gone by?? if it was semi final week then they could show highlights of semi finals gone by,if it was prelim week then ditto...etc..etc.. The program would only have to go 30-60 minutes tops. You know come to think of it something mid week every week should be done like this,similar to the old World of Sport,people who follow VFL will simply watch it no matter what - it bridges the gap during the week between the game and it can support the live coverage that is produced every Saturday,the 2 shows could easily work together. All the local comps have their own dedicated hour on ch31,surely the main comp in Victoria could???? Thoughts?[/quote] I know this is off-topic, but to respone to IMA_VFLMAN a similar idea was raised about 7 years ago. At that stage nearly every metro league (and Geelong) had a show on C31. The idea (and I think it was a combined idea of Stoney's and Justin from the EFL - don't quote me on that) was for a whole 2 to 3 hour block every week reviewing the round of local footy across the state, including the VFL. I think the VFL didn't come into the picture because of the ABC (not sure, hard to remember after 7 years), and with the metro leagues sadly Egos ruled there and not common-sense, thus each league continued to do their own thing. It would have been great to tune in 9am on a Sunday morning and watch 2 hours of footy from across Victoria, the switch to Ch9's Footy Show at 11? NOW back on subject, if the VFL didn't use an AFL (or Ex-AFL) venue for the Grand Final... how do you think a system similar to America's superbowl ground arrangements would work? That meaning, each club would host a Grand Final on a rotation basis. Say this year at Coburg, next year at Box Hill, then Sandringham, etc... In a late brainwave, how would Whitten Oval go as a VFL Grand Final venue after the redevelopment - afterall it's right next door to West Footscray Train Station. Peter Holden.[/quote] Peter, I like your idea regarding having a television show on Channel 31. Do you think it would receive enough financial support and that sort of thing to get it off the ground?

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