I doubt the heavly in debt CH 7 will have the money to do any VFL matches.2
You would have to go back to 1966 without tv involvement for vfa. From 1967 to 86 ch0-10, from 1987 abc with ch7 in recent years. From 82 to 86 not all rounds were telecast just last few rounds and finals. Then you can add c7sport 2000 and 2001 plus Foxtel cup. The peak was from 1968 to 1978 when 2nd div was televised. In the early 70s even some practice games were televised like Preston v eaglehawk 1971. This year ch7 televising games with lack of fund and no afl involvement not much chance. Some games likely to be streamed though by clubs. Ch7 could possibly televise just the state league grand finals in sa,wa and vfl. Abc also televised some games in early 60s.
Still I would be happy just to see the vfl comp go ahead and being allowed to attend even with strict guidelines. We have all been waiting very patiently. Been a long past couple of months for all of us.
For all those who think V'Landys think he is fantastic He has shown his true colours Just another snake oil salesman snake in the grass NEVER to be trusted and wether you hate the AFL or not they control the destiny of every Australian Football club in the Nation and the TV deal is what supports them massivly.
Beating the AFL to the punch in resuming its season, ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys attempted to ram home the NRL's dominance by sabotaging the rival code's broadcast rights deal.
"The Herald can reveal the NRL, led by V'landys and interim chief executive Andrew Abdo, requested a "most-favoured clause" in its five-year extension with Foxtel that would have prohibited the pay television provider from striking a better deal with the AFL."
Ten years after me Bearsman along with all other Murdoch's rags !!
We might be from the bush. but we ain't green
I havent bought any Murdoch rags for 20 years Ive always been an AGE reader since my teens.
It is also going downhill since CH 9 bought Fairfax.In fact I see a time not too far away that most print newspapers wont be printed daily maybe just on weekends.
I do read News Corp papers online which I dont pay for just to see what crap they are printing.
I don't think you should rule out channel 7 coverage in some form. They will surely look for games to go on TV especially when Foxtel have broadcast rights. I'm hoping that ch 7 think that people will be starved of sport and really have an appetite for it.
Talking about Lack of income from no ticket sales, what about clubs trying to counter that by creating a pay per view event for their games streamed over the net. Most clubs I imagine already record their games anyway therefore it would be cheap expenditure and potentially could have hundreds purchasing their match to watch live.
It's been done in semi professional environments in the past therefore putting it in the too hard basket may not be a legitimate reason to not proceed.
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THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!
I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!
Hoping there will be positive announcement by the end of week
channel 7 will still cover a game per week
I like the idea MegaA. Maybe $5 per week on top of your membership. Clubs could promote merchandise and events during breaks.
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