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AFL Indigenous Round - lessons to learn

Post by jedski » June 2, 2014, 10:43 am

This last weekend was the AFL's Indigenous Round. It looked good, with all 18 teams wearing indigenous jerseys, and more importantly, all 18 wore them on the same weekend.

Compare this with the rabble at the NRL, where not all 16 teams have special jerseys, and half of the ones that do don't wear them on the actual weekend because they'd prefer to wear it at home. Likewise the women in league round, half the jerseys get worn on another weekend just so they can be at home.

We had the incoming AFL CEO come in to speak at our office last week. From just a half hour chat, you could see that he has a clear idea about the direction that the game should go. I know the NRL tried poaching him a few years back before they had to settle for Dave Smith, but they could still do a lot worse than to look at his (and the AFL in general) as an example of how to run a sport.
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Post by dubby » June 2, 2014, 11:52 am

Yep. Jersey design is a serious issue in the game today.
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Post by Lucy » June 2, 2014, 11:56 am

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Post by dubby » June 2, 2014, 11:58 am

It's the perfect competition. Nothing ever goes wrong, all the players are well behaved and it runs like a well oiled machine.
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Post by jedski » June 2, 2014, 12:03 pm

dubby wrote:Yep. Jersey design is a serious issue in the game today.
I'm not saying that at all. My point is that the AFL holds a special round, and has the balls to stand up to the clubs and tell them what to do. Compared to the wishy-washy administration we currently have that doesn't properly promote things, then lets the clubs walk all over them simply because they don't want to cause waves.
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Post by greeneyed » June 2, 2014, 12:50 pm

The clubs are just doing what the NRL tells them, which is that only the home team gets to have the special jersey.
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Post by -PJ- » June 2, 2014, 4:16 pm

Why did we wear our home jersey at SFS the other night ?
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Post by Lord Funkington » June 2, 2014, 4:19 pm

Why did we wear a sponsors jersey at home, but the 'heritage' Jersey away?
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Post by greeneyed » June 2, 2014, 4:26 pm

green94 wrote:Why did we wear our home jersey at SFS the other night ?
The Raiders can propose to play in the home jersey when away, up to the NRL to agree or not.
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Post by -PJ- » June 2, 2014, 4:46 pm

greeneyed wrote:
green94 wrote:Why did we wear our home jersey at SFS the other night ?
The Raiders can propose to play in the home jersey when away, up to the NRL to agree or not.
good answer GE but the u20s wore white. do you know why ?
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green94 wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
green94 wrote:Why did we wear our home jersey at SFS the other night ?
The Raiders can propose to play in the home jersey when away, up to the NRL to agree or not.
good answer GE but the u20s wore white. do you know why ?
Based on a comment from one player, I'd say it was player driven to play in the green.
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Post by -PJ- » June 2, 2014, 4:51 pm

greeneyed wrote:
green94 wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
green94 wrote:Why did we wear our home jersey at SFS the other night ?
The Raiders can propose to play in the home jersey when away, up to the NRL to agree or not.
good answer GE but the u20s wore white. do you know why ?
Based on a comment from one player, I'd say it was player driven to play in the green.
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Post by jedski » June 2, 2014, 4:58 pm

greeneyed wrote:
green94 wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
green94 wrote:Why did we wear our home jersey at SFS the other night ?
The Raiders can propose to play in the home jersey when away, up to the NRL to agree or not.
good answer GE but the u20s wore white. do you know why ?
Based on a comment from one player, I'd say it was player driven to play in the green.
Maybe they listened to the fans for once?
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Post by Schifty » June 2, 2014, 9:24 pm

Warriors have 10 jerseys these days.

No idea how the NRL allowed that.

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Post by Dr Zaius » June 2, 2014, 9:58 pm

They haven't been sighted on FTA for several years, so no one noticed.
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