Outrage at poor sports screening decision

toriness 18 June 2008 48

Does anyone know where the Carlton v Essendon game is being shown LIVE on a big screen at a pub or club this Sunday at 2pm?

It is a pay per view Foxtel game and it was with serious outrage that I read the reply I received from my usual footy viewing haunt, the Ainslie Football Club this morning – telling me that they were only showing the REPLAY at 7:30pm! What are they showing at the time Carlton v Essendon (2 of the best supported and fervently followed clubs in the AFL) in on – Swans v Melbourne *yawn fall over dead from boredom*!!!! A game which is being played at Manuka Oval so anyone remotely interested in watching it (and I guarantee this dull game will be undersold) will actually be going to!!! Shame on you AFC.

Please please please can someone tell me where I can go to see the almighty Blues crush the skanky Bombers – LIVE.


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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:48 am 09 Apr 09

ant said :

I don’t give a crap about football on TV, there seems to be at least one night per week which is completly ruined by various sorts of football and you have to watch DVDs (or even SBS), BUT this is a very amusing thread I must say.

I hope you weren’t watching SBS this morning, haha.

I was, suck on that Liverpool.

toriness toriness 7:03 am 09 Apr 09

Reprobate said :

Very close to Flame Of The Week Toriness – just press CAPS LOCK next time and replace a few “the”s with “teh”s…

Better still, build a bridge.

sorry reprobate, i will start a fascinating thread next time about how crap canberra radio is and wah wah wah about that instead rather than plugging in my mp3 player and choosing my own music shall i?

ant ant 12:01 am 09 Apr 09

I don’t give a crap about football on TV, there seems to be at least one night per week which is completly ruined by various sorts of football and you have to watch DVDs (or even SBS), BUT this is a very amusing thread I must say.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:35 pm 08 Apr 09

vg said :

What channel does the AFC show the men’s sports on? Sounds like their Fox is dedicated to a girl’s game

You prefer sticking your head up another man’s arse I see, haha.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:34 pm 08 Apr 09

I’d say they’re doing it in honour of old boy James Hird. The Bombers are going to get fking smashed, hahahahahahahaha!

GO BLUES!

bigfeet bigfeet 10:08 pm 08 Apr 09

vg said :

The one where fish-like people launch at the sight of anything that resembles a lure

Wow, you hardly had time to set the drag before you got a strike. Keep playing, I’m sure you will land it.

But I don’t think you are going to be scoring any records at the weigh-in with what you have hooked. Quite a light-weight I think.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:40 pm 08 Apr 09

vg said :

The one where fish-like people launch at the sight of anything that resembles a lure

Muck in your gills?

vg vg 6:39 pm 08 Apr 09

The one where fish-like people launch at the sight of anything that resembles a lure

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:17 pm 08 Apr 09

vg said :

What channel does the AFC show the men’s sports on? Sounds like their Fox is dedicated to a girl’s game

Yeah, because girls can’t play sport.

What kind of territory have we waded into now, VG?

el el 5:47 pm 08 Apr 09

Gold VG.

But seriously, it sounds as if there’s at least 2 people annoyed by the lack of coverage of this particular *cough* ‘sport’ so nothing short of a Royal Commission into this matter will be satisfactory.

vg vg 5:38 pm 08 Apr 09

What channel does the AFC show the men’s sports on? Sounds like their Fox is dedicated to a girl’s game

Reprobate Reprobate 4:51 pm 08 Apr 09

Very close to Flame Of The Week Toriness – just press CAPS LOCK next time and replace a few “the”s with “teh”s…

Better still, build a bridge.

chewy14 chewy14 4:14 pm 08 Apr 09

I can’t believe they would show a team that has an affiliation with Canberra, over two Melbourne teams. The AFC really could have done with the $50 all those Carlton and Essendon supporters would have brought into the club.

I’m truly shocked.

toriness toriness 2:25 pm 08 Apr 09

totally an odd and unbusinesslike choice – why screen a game which people can simply watch on free to air tv in the comfort of their own homes??? the carlton v essendon game is only screened live on foxtel – and even then you need the sports package added to your foxtel subscription to see it – so way more fans are ‘forced’ to venues screening fox sports game to see their team play.

not to mention carlton and essendon fans are far more passionate about their teams than fairweather swans and brisbane (ok so maybe not so much brisbane) supporters – and far more likely to piss the afternoon and night away aside from just watching the footy game itself. ainslie football club obviously doesn’t care that much about making money it would appear???

rant rant rant.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 2:12 pm 08 Apr 09

Pretty rubbish decision by AFC there

toriness toriness 1:24 pm 08 Apr 09

would you believe the AFC are being shitecakes again this year with the exact same game???? stupid swans FTA game being shown on their afl-dedicated big screen instead of the carlton-essendon game!! wtf!!!

GROUNDHOG DAY!

BOO TO THE AFC!!!!

Aurelius Aurelius 11:49 am 20 Jun 08

The Ainslie are showing the Collingwood/Footscray game Sunday arvo, as well as the Swans/Demons (lord knows why!)
The Essendon/Carlton game is still planned as a delayed broadcast from 7.30pm Sunday.

toriness toriness 11:05 am 20 Jun 08

holden, i emailed the foxtel main event people yesterday in vain hope of good news – but my hopes dashed cruelly to the ground this morning as i read the reply from them saying the afl website had incorrect info on it. *sob*

i have written an angry email to the afl broadcasting people and foxtel about the injustice of it all. not expecting any reply from them. sigh.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:23 am 20 Jun 08

Well, this puts an end to my ant is Mark Carmody theory. Sure, Carmody sometimes stumbles over his words, but he a) has a job, b) seems to have a full set of teeth and c) doesn’t spit on Virginia when he finishes his weather report. Damn!

tori, I checked the Foxtel EPG for 518 on Sunday afternoon and there’s repeats of a Jeff Fenech doco call “I love youse all”, of course.

I live in hope that the game will be on 518, but I don’t expect it will be.

ant ant 8:57 pm 19 Jun 08

This is Collingwood’s year. They’re just lulling Carlton into a false sense of security then they’ll murder them at the final. As for Geelong, huh, a fluke.

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