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    Monday Night Footy

    Post by Pieman on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:01 am

    Can someone tell me why they are getting rid of it?
    I hate that they are getting rid of Monday Night Footy. Sometimes just knowing that a game of footy is on later that night gets me through the Monday depression.

    Whats the plan now? Thursday and two friday games again?
    Wasnt the two friday night games thing a massive failure?

    I was always under the impression that the Monday night game was the highest rating besides the friday night and sunday arvo...

    Also.... the season is too fucking long IMO.
    They need to cut it down to 18 games or something like that.

    Play a shortened season.
    Play state of origin.
    Then play the tests.

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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by No Worries on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:14 am

    No crowds
    More free to air
    9 don't want Monday night game.
    More people have Friday off than have Tuesday off.
    Thursday people are looking forward to the weekend and will go out
    Monday people are thinking fuck my life I have a week of this shit to go and don't go out

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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Pieman on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:22 am

    So shit Crowds is the answer?
    I thought they didnt care as long as the TV numbers were good
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by SI on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:45 am

    Actually quite devastated it's finished up.  Was always nice to have one more game left after Sunday.  Shit crowds as No Worries said a big part of it you'd think.  You'd think Parra would have got a better turn out than that last night as an example with the last game there, regardless of their situation and the opposition.

    Footy 5 days a week was pretty unique to our code and loved it.  I'd prefer 2 Friday/3 Sat/2 Sun/1 Mon personally.  But if it's going to be 1 Thur/2 Fri/3 Sat/ 2 Sun I can live with that.
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Pieman on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:49 am

    If the second game on a friday is live and not riddled with ad's, I would be ok with it. I loved only having 2 nights without a game on though
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Milchcow on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:52 am


    As pieman said, whilst the crowds were shit, that won't be the reason for killing it.

    The NRL makes very, very few decisions with the aim of increasing crowds in mind, so I don't see why they'll start now.

    Basically with the advent of Thursday night football, Monday night's have become too problematic from a scheduling point of view. Playing 5 days of the week just makes it too hard to get a draw together without screwing some teams over with short turnarounds. So they've had to pick Thursday or Monday and gone with the former.

    From a selfish point of view, I think Thursday night football screws with fantasy planning. Thursday afternoon is too early to be locking in decisions for the fantasy week. Rolling lockout makes it better, but there are a few things that just stuff you around. More than once this season I've been caught with last week's captain because I've forgotten to change it over before Thursday kickoff.
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Revraiser on Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:01 am

    So the Bermuda game will be back in play next season ?

    That 2nd friday game reduces the games on the weekend by one. Who watches that ? Delayed and ad riddled. Not i.

    We need to bring back ABC saturday avo footy with Warren Boland. Gees i loved that as a kid, especially as it seemed the sharks had a mortgage on the timeslot.
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Pieman on Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:04 am

    @Revraiser wrote:So the Bermuda game will be back in play next season ?

    That 2nd friday game reduces the games on the weekend by one. Who watches that ? Delayed and ad riddled. Not i.

    We need to bring back ABC saturday avo footy with Warren Boland. Gees i loved that as a kid, especially as it seemed the sharks had a mortgage on the schedule.

    It doesnt because they are getting rid of the monday night game

    Surely they are not bringing back the dreadful second game on a friday

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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Oz Sport Mad on Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:55 am

    Good riddance I say.

    Monday night footy will now be on at 6pm on a Friday (meaning back to back live games) which is heaps better IMO, particularly given they are retaining the Thurs night footy which meant it was always too short a gap between Monday and Thurs which effectively fucked up the NRL's already shit scheduling.

    Basically Fox won't be losing out because they will be swapping MNF with FNF but in regards to one of the earlier points and something I have been saying for a while now is that the TV rights companies should be caring about the crowd numbers as it certainly translates to the viewing experience and it would surely translate to ratings (to what extent is anyone's guess I suppose).
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Milchcow on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:02 am


    The biggest financial hit caused by Monday/Thursday night football would be to season ticket sales

    Its hard to justify cost for a ticket if you are one of the non-Ch9 friendly clubs that gets heaps of shitty timeslots.

    Fortunately for me Tigers had a good draw this year, and rounds 20-26 that weren't scheduled at season ticket buying time turned out to be scheduled as good as you could hope for
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Pieman on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:08 am

    @Oz Sport Mad wrote:Good riddance I say.

    Monday night footy will now be on at 6pm on a Friday (meaning back to back live games) which is heaps better IMO, particularly given they are retaining the Thurs night footy which meant it was always too short a gap between Monday and Thurs which effectively fucked up the NRL's already shit scheduling.

    Basically Fox won't be losing out because they will be swapping MNF with FNF but in regards to one of the earlier points and something I have been saying for a while now is that the TV rights companies should be caring about the crowd numbers as it certainly translates to the viewing experience and it would surely translate to ratings (to what extent is anyone's guess I suppose).
    Well, if they are going to 6pm fridays they certainly do not give a flying fuck about crowd numbers.
    Most people in sydney are flat out getting out of work before 6pm let alone getting out at 4pm in order to get to a footy game.
    Throw in picking the kids up after school, getting them ready, waiting for the mrs to get ready... not a fucking chance in hell of getting decent crowds at a 6pm game on a friday of all days.

    The traffic in brisbane will be fucking atrocious from 3pm onwards if they have 6pm games.

    What a horrible decision.

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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:20 am

    @Pieman wrote:
    Well, if they are going to 6pm fridays they certainly do not give a flying fuck about crowd numbers.
    Most people in sydney are flat out getting out of work before 6pm let alone getting out at 4pm in order to get to a footy game.
    Throw in picking the kids up after school, getting them ready, waiting for the mrs to get ready... not a fucking chance in hell of getting decent crowds at a 6pm game on a friday of all days.

    The traffic in brisbane will be fucking atrocious from 3pm onwards if they have 6pm games.

    What a horrible decision.
    I don't understand why the Broncos don't get more Sunday arvo games. Best day of the week for it IMO, especially for families as they have plenty of time to get all the kids ready and whatnot (plus they can make a day out of it). Average crowd figures would increase also.
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Pieman on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:24 am

    Because they rate on friday nights apparently.

    Also, if there is a 6pm game that basically rules anyone out who lives more than an hour or so away.

    Means people will have to take half days at work or take the day off - which is a ridiculous expectation

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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:32 am

    Rebecca Black could release a new hit song about Fridays.


    Seven a.m., waking up in the morning
    Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs
    Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal
    Seein' everything, the time is goin'
    Tickin' on and on, everybody's rushin'
    Gotta get down to the bus stop
    Gotta catch my bus, I see my friends (My friends)

    Kickin' in the front seat
    Sittin' in the back seat
    Gotta make my mind up
    Which seat can I take?

    It's Friday, Friday
    Gotta get down on Friday
    Everybody's lookin' forward to the footy, footy
    Friday, Friday
    Gettin' down on Friday
    Everybody's lookin' forward to the Friday night football

    Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
    Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
    Fun, fun, fun, fun
    Lookin' forward to the Friday night football

    J-R, James Roberts
    Havin fun in the front seat (In the front seat)
    In the back seat (In the back seat)
    I'm drivin', cruisin' (Yeah, yeah)
    Fast lanes, switchin' lanes
    With' a car up on my side (Woo!)
    (C'mon) Passin' by is a school bus in front of me
    Makes tick tock, tick tock, wanna scream
    Check my time, it's Friday, it's footy time
    We gonna have fun, c'mon, c'mon, y'all
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by Honeysett on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:42 am

    I enjoyed having 5 days of footy because it meant you didn't have a lot of shit footballless days.

    Friday at 6 works for me though because I finished work at 4 on Fridays.
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by SI on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:50 am

    @Revraiser wrote:So the Bermuda game will be back in play next season ?

    That 2nd friday game reduces the games on the weekend by one. Who watches that ? Delayed and ad riddled. Not i.

    We need to bring back ABC saturday avo footy with Warren Boland. Gees i loved that as a kid, especially as it seemed the sharks had a mortgage on the timeslot.
    Love  Warren Boland  Love
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by SI on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:54 am

    @Honeysett wrote:I enjoyed having 5 days of footy because it meant you didn't have a lot of shit footballless days.

    Friday at 6 works for me though because I finished work at 4 on Fridays.
    One of the few bonuses of being League nuts over in WA is the fact we get the games at decent times.  It's never been that hard for me to watch the 2nd game because it's still a decent hour-regardless if it's always the Broncos and always Hadley. 

    By the way, is Hadley still on?  Aside form Origin, I have only had to watch 1 Nine game all year  Very Happy
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by No Worries on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:56 am

    Bren wrote:Rebecca Black could release a new hit song about Fridays.


    Seven a.m., waking up in the morning
    Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs
    Gotta have my bowl,

    It's Friday, Friday
    Gotta get down on Friday
    Everybody's lookin' forward to the footy, footy
    Friday, Friday
    Gettin' down on Friday
    Everybody's lookin' forward to the Friday night football

    Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
    Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
    Fun, fun, fun, fun
    Lookin' forward to the Friday night football

    J-R, James Roberts
    Havin fun with the bowl (with the bowl)

    Check my time, it's Friday, it's footy time
    We gonna have fun, c'mon, c'mon, y'all

    Dude has more speed than Oxford St on a Friday night.

    More like Matty B than Rebecca Black

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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by SI on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:58 am

    @No Worries wrote:
    Bren wrote:Rebecca Black could release a new hit song about Fridays.


    Seven a.m., waking up in the morning
    Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs
    Gotta have my bowl,

    It's Friday, Friday
    Gotta get down on Friday
    Everybody's lookin' forward to the footy, footy
    Friday, Friday
    Gettin' down on Friday
    Everybody's lookin' forward to the Friday night football

    Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
    Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
    Fun, fun, fun, fun
    Lookin' forward to the Friday night football

    J-R, James Roberts
    Havin fun with the bowl (with the bowl)

    Check my time, it's Friday, it's footy time
    We gonna have fun, c'mon, c'mon, y'all

    Dude has more speed than Oxford St on a Friday night.

    More like Matty B than Rebecca Black

    I am the OG Matty B  Very Happy
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    Re: Monday Night Footy

    Post by code delta on Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:08 pm

    @Pieman wrote:
    Well, if they are going to 6pm fridays they certainly do not give a flying fuck about crowd numbers.
    Most people in sydney are flat out getting out of work before 6pm let alone getting out at 4pm in order to get to a footy game.


    You're missing who the target audiences is here.
    Blokes in pubs and clubs having a beer after work get exposed to Fox. They pull up stumps and want to still watch Fox for the second game when they get home (Fuck ch9, didn't realize how good Fox was), subscribe.
    It was Fox that pulled the maneuvered to get 6pm Fridays after all.

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