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One Day In September?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:58 am
by grassy1
Being the early part of the year,I had a browse on the Calendet that showed the National and State Public Holidays up until the end of 2021.

One particular one that caught my attention was Grand Final Friday,one that preceded the AFL Grand Ginal.

Instead of the Public Holiday and subsequently the Grand Final Parade being on the last Friday of September,it is scheduled to be on the 1st Friday of October.

This year and every year for the next 3 years after 2018.This mightn't be news to you guys in Victoria,but it certainly got my attention when I checked the next 3 Calenders until 2021.Nithing showing yet for 2022 and beyond,but I suspect the next time the Saturday falls on October 7,that's when the AFL WILL schedule it.

Is it me,or are the AFL Commission(named AWFULL by Your's Truly)bloodymindedly determined to piss off the Victorian Thoroughbred Industry Forevermore?!

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 am
by Crazyman
grassy1 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:58 am
Being the early part of the year,I had a browse on the Calendet that showed the National and State Public Holidays up until the end of 2021.

One particular one that caught my attention was Grand Final Friday,one that preceded the AFL Grand Ginal.

Instead of the Public Holiday and subsequently the Grand Final Parade being on the last Friday of September,it is scheduled to be on the 1st Friday of October.

This year and every year for the next 3 years after 2018.This mightn't be news to you guys in Victoria,but it certainly got my attention when I checked the next 3 Calenders until 2021.Nithing showing yet for 2022 and beyond,but I suspect the next time the Saturday falls on October 7,that's when the AFL WILL schedule it.

Is it me,or are the AFL Commission(named AWFULL by Your's Truly)bloodymindedly determined to piss off the Victorian Thoroughbred Industry Forevermore?!
Didn’t mistake it for NRL Grassy? :lol:
This year I nan understand with Comm Games on though not sure about the others, maybe clash with cricket means we don’t get access to grounds as early?

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:34 am
by grassy1
No mate,it's a Victorian Hoiday on Friday October 5.

I haven't double checked this year's AFL fixtures,but I assume this year's Big One is Saturday October 6.

When the AFL started encroaching into October before(not counting the 2010 Replay),it brought a protest from the Victorian Thoroughbred Industry and it seems AWFULL are at it again'

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 am
by grassy1
Well,whoever put that holiday as such needs shooting,because the AFL Grand Final this year is still on That One Day in September.

So AWFULL is in the clear.Doesn't mean they won't try putting the GF on the 1st Saturday in October next year though

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:35 pm
by boncer34
We've had October Grand Finals before.

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:54 pm
by grassy1
Much prefer that Last Saturday in September,Bonce.

So does Racing Victoria and the Melbourne Racing Club.

They got teed off at the AFL Commission about such encroachment and will do so again,if October Grand Finals become a bad habit.

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:21 pm
by s'dreams
Its in October so they can have two byes... one midyear and the other between H&A and the finals.

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:57 am
by boncer34
grassy1 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Much prefer that Last Saturday in September,Bonce.
Why?

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:50 pm
by grassy1
Because unless the last Saturday in September finishes on the 24th(making it understandable the Grand Final is October 1)footy should generally finish in September,allowing Cricket and Spring Racing to be the sports fan’s main focus.

Footy encroaches on Cricket season enough in March.When was the last time Victoria had a home Sheffield Shield Final at the MCG?

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:32 pm
by boncer34
You could count on one hand the amount of people that follow domestic cricket outside of the Big Bash in Australia and spring racing isn't religiously followed.

I personally have no dramas with football stretching out, its number 1 by a mile in this country.

Re: One Day In September?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:00 pm
by grassy1
It’s a Fair Bet,that those in the Racing Industry would reckon the AFL would stretch the end of the season,just to be complete pricks,as opposed to having scheduling problems.

They can remove that Ridiculous Bye before the Finals for starters.