Wednesday, November 27

Stop Making AFL Happen

You’ve gotta admire those who drive the agenda at AFL House.

In order to make sure footy remains front and centre of the sporting universe, the good folk at AFL House like to throw around the most ridiculous concept that stirs up punters and makes sure they remain front of mind when it comes to sport in the Summer months, like this one:

Last year it was the proposed “best of three Grand Final series”, this year it’s allowing players to ask for score reviews on the ground.

These are all terrible ideas. 

The AFL knows that.

It gets the AFL on the back page of the Newspaper, people logging on to their website, Sports Talkback radio’s phone lighting up like a Christmas tree and the social media ratio is in full swing in the off-season.

Even if the national draft is upon us, it’s best something else football related – like this stupid idea is dominating the headlines. 

We all take the bait. 

But just remember, these stupid ideas are just like Fetch – it’s not going to happen. 

THREE STATE TRIPLE PLAY

He’s got the Warwick Farms out, the most on the Gold Coast and the Lowdown on Sandown features his best bet for today.

The Profit Prophet is all over Irish Butterfly in Race 7

“Irish Butterfly will take good improvement into his second campaign start at Sandown Park this afternoon and is primed to win. The four-year-old son of O’reilly recorded two impressive wins from as many starts last time in and understandably jumped the favourite when resuming at Bendigo this time; storming home and just missing. He’s drawn well in barrier 7 and will take beating with Ben Melham engaged to ride.”