Originally Posted by GOLLUM
My perceptions living in Melbourne are that whilst not perfect by any means, the AFL just seems to be more professionally run and the players in general better coached/educated etc. in terms of how to handle the media than their Rugby counterparts. What is your take on this aspect?
Having very little to do with AFL I can't really comment on that. On the surface it would appear that the overall management of the code is probably more competant and efficient. As far as players being better coached and educated, I think it's probably a level playing field. I see just as many controversies dogging AFL players as NRL players. I think the truth of the matter is that ninety-five percent of players in both codes are decent, upstanding men, and the other five percent give the rest of them a bad name...
Originally Posted by Tanga
Its would be nice though if QLD actually telecast AFL matches, unless things have changed, the last time I was in QLD the only time you could see an AFL match was very very late at night, if at all.
Wow, that sounds like paradise! Actually, some weekends there's probably more live AFL on than NRL. Nine shows one game of league live and one delayed on a Friday night, then another delayed game on Sunday. I believe the AFL is on live both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and occasionally Saturday nights if the Lions are playing (delayed if they are at home). Don't quote me one that, but it seems like every weekend whenever I'm channel surfing AFL is on somewhere. Even old games on Seven Two!