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All Giants, All The Time

By johnboy - 29 April 2011 9

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The Greater Western Sydney Giants (that’s Canberra’s AFL team for those who have forgotten) have proudly announced what they’ve gained from the new AFL TV rights deal:

The club applauds the efforts of the AFL and the broadcasters to reach a deal which will provide improved access to all supporters at this critical time in the code’s expansion.
In NSW and the ACT:
— All 42 matches involving the GWS Giants and the Sydney Swans will be broadcast on free to air television, either live or on delay.
— All home matches will be broadcast near live on free to air and live from Fox Sports on Foxtel and Austar.
— A minimum of four matches per week to be broadcast on free to air, with all matches to be shown live.
— Every match of every week through the premiership season, as well as all matches through the Toyota AFL — Finals Series, will be available live on Telstra’s mobile platform.
— All nine matches per week live from FOX Sports on Foxtel and Austar
— No matches lost to blackspots on Saturdays or Sundays, with all matches broadcast live into the state from Fox Sports on Foxtel and Austar.

Because if you’re not watching live, you can’t place a bet on it.

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All Giants, All The Time
Kerryhemsley 10:13 am 06 May 11

Chop71 said :

Kerryhemsley said :

Home team? When did Manuka become part of western sydney?

Well $50+ for a reserved seat sounds very much like Sydney prices to me.

More like Canberra prices. Canberra Sadium is one of the most expensive grounds top watch the rugby codes in Australia. Western sydey teams like Penrith struggle for paying fans even when they are performing well. Average income in those areas is a lot lower than Canberra

Chop71 9:58 am 06 May 11

Kerryhemsley said :

Home team? When did Manuka become part of western sydney?

Well $50+ for a reserved seat sounds very much like Sydney prices to me.

Kerryhemsley 9:15 am 06 May 11

Home team? When did Manuka become part of western sydney?

Snarky 8:30 pm 05 May 11

Loviatar said :

Seems like a bit of a waste to me. From what I hear, GWS is a terrible team

They need a bit of work before they’ll be any sort of a team. There are more than a few talented youngsters on board, but they aren’t a “team” in any real sense yet. Still, they’ll get there.

Having said that, I signed up last year as one of the “founder members” to get an AFL team here at least part time and don’t regret it a bit. Watching the first few games reminds a *great* deal of going to watch the Swans when they first landed in Sydney in ’81. Appalling to watch and a standing joke in the league for the first few years, then maturing as a team, picking up a few choice players and growing a few of their own under a really great coach, and they turned into giant-killers (hmm, perhaps not the phrase I really want here!) For me it’ll be a long-term commitment but I’m looking forward to it. How good will it be in 6-7 years to lob down to Manuka Oval and watch a champion home team play?

Ian 7:24 pm 05 May 11

Not quite true re GWS, #3. They were always scheduled to start next year in the AFL, after the Gold Coast this year. Having said that, unless they do some seriously good recruiting, next year I think they are going to make Gold Coast look like absolute champions.

Golden-Alpine 7:04 pm 05 May 11

Loviatar said :

Seems like a bit of a waste to me. From what I hear, GWS is a terrible team (apparently didn’t make the cut to start this year, and if Gold Coast can, GWS must be insanely bad), and I honestly don’t see them having a big supporter base, especially here in Canberra where the majority of people follow league or union. It was bad enough when they started televising all the Sydney matches (imagine, you could watch 2nd play 5th, or you could watch sydney play 14th). If the broadcasters are looking to make money/get viewers, maybe they should consider showing the more interesting games, and at better timeslots, because no one wants to watch a game starting close to midnight

They were never planned to join the competition this year, it was always planned for next year. In relation to Gold Coast, they have to start somewhere. New teams are not going to be finals contenders in the first couple of years in the modern game.

Loviatar 5:13 pm 05 May 11

Seems like a bit of a waste to me. From what I hear, GWS is a terrible team (apparently didn’t make the cut to start this year, and if Gold Coast can, GWS must be insanely bad), and I honestly don’t see them having a big supporter base, especially here in Canberra where the majority of people follow league or union. It was bad enough when they started televising all the Sydney matches (imagine, you could watch 2nd play 5th, or you could watch sydney play 14th). If the broadcasters are looking to make money/get viewers, maybe they should consider showing the more interesting games, and at better timeslots, because no one wants to watch a game starting close to midnight

Growling Ferret 6:12 pm 29 Apr 11

Because if you’re not watching live, you can’t place a bet on it.

JB – Its not rugby league, with the centrebet odds jammed down your throat, the Keno replay, the Coogee Bay Hotel Token Pissed Fan of the Week and the Eastern Suburbs Serial Domestic Violence award handed out each week.

ps – Go Pies. And go Giants.

Holden Caulfield 3:29 pm 29 Apr 11

And from the previous TV deal they got eleventy squillion draft picks and the right to steal a player form each club. Go Jabba!

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