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Robbo
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Channel 7 Games Rounds 16 to 20

Round 16 Footscray vs Essendon (Sunday game)

Round 17 Collingwood vs Northern Blues (Saturday game-1 hour delay)

Round 18 Footscray vs Port Melbourne (Saturday game)

Round 19 Collingwood vs Richmond (Saturday game-1 hour delay)

Round 20 Werribee vs Footscray (Sunday game)

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blackrocker
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AFL 2's dominate this schedule; why am I not surprised.

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Round 17 Collingwood vs Northern Blues (Saturday game-1 hour delay)

Got to be the game of the year. Maybe the greatest game ever seen.
Collingwood v Carlton seconds ??? Riveting stuff.

Seriously the pick of the remaining games for Ch7 might be the unpredictable Werribee v Footscray.

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Let's be honest, the AFL clubs are less impacted by the rotten starting times for these TV games. I'd love to know the VFL clubs stance on starting games at 11.30 on a Sunday, or Midday on a Saturday and the impact on the attendance, bar sales etc. Also no good having clubs reserves teams starting at 9am.

I think next year the VFL need to sit down with Channel 7 and make sure on the six occasions there are no Saturday/Sunday afternoon AFL matches on Free to air that the VFL game starts at 2pm.

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Whilst the coverage has been good it's disappointing to be in the top few and only get televised once this year. Especially when there's been a couple of ripper matches against Footscray and Werribee that would have made great television. I understand wanting to engage in AFL supporters, especially year 1 but it does make the old VFA clubs poor cousins again.

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[quote=Yellow Black Blue]

Whilst the coverage has been good it's disappointing to be in the top few and only get televised once this year. Especially when there's been a couple of ripper matches against Footscray and Werribee that would have made great television. I understand wanting to engage in AFL supporters, especially year 1 but it does make the old VFA clubs poor cousins again.

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It not as if there isnt enough AFL football on the TV already
You would think viewers might like a bit of diversity with different teams to look at not the same old same old they get all weekend!

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Channel 7 TV Games club by club (Rds 1-20)

6: Footscray

5: Collingwood,Richmond

4: Essendon,Port Melbourne

3: Box Hill,Geelong

2: Williamstown,Nth Blues

1: Casey,Coburg,Frankston,Nth Ballarat,Sandringham,Werribee

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This means 60% are AFL stand alone teams, 22.5% AFL Aligned teams, 17.5% VFL Stand Alone teams (50% of that figure are Pt Melb games).

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In some ways it most likely been good for the Zebras to not be on TV

The games are mostly at the non friendly time of 12 noon on Saturdays and I know Sandringham would rather play on Sundays at normal football starting time.This gives the club a better settled schedule without all the chopping and changing due to the early TV times

The Zebras will get plenty of exposure during the finals if the Zebras finish top 4 with potentially more viewers watching finals footy esp if Ch 7 promote the games properly

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If those were all the best games I wouldn't have a big issue with it being mostly AFL sides, but they have ignored a number of really good, finals-relevant games that are the type of contests likely to sell the VFL to fans, and that's disappointing.

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The cynic in me now concludes channel 7's R&D department determined the clubs with the highest number of members who engage in sports betting (to the extent that they would punt on VFL footy) are Footscray, Collingwood, Richmond, Essendon and Port Melbourne.

That, combined with ease of transportation to grounds located within 10km of the CBD, would be the most obvious explanation for the stark contrast in number of games per club.

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