From writing this post over a week ago detailing that the AFL are not going all in on promoting AFLX, well we now have progress. The AFL have finally done a bit more on the AFLX front. Posting this nice clean, modern video with glitch effects going over the rules
not only the video but rejoice! the fixture with times has been released..
GROUP 1 Hindmarsh Stadium, Thursday, February 15 POOL A: Fremantle, Geelong, Port Adelaide POOL B: Adelaide, Collingwood, West Coast 6.10pm – Port Adelaide v Geelong 6.38pm – Adelaide v Collingwood 7.06pm – Geelong v Fremantle 7.34pm – West Coast v Adelaide 8.02pm – Fremantle v Port Adelaide 8.30pm – Collingwood v West Coast 9.03pm – Grand Final ** Times Central Daylight Savings Time GROUP 2 Etihad Stadium, Friday, February 16 POOL A: Carlton, Melbourne, North Melbourne POOL B: Essendon, Hawthorn, St Kilda 6.40pm – Carlton v Melbourne 7.08pm – Hawthorn v Essendon 7.36pm – North Melbourne v Carlton 8.04pm – Essendon v St Kilda 8.32pm – Melbourne v North Melbourne 9.00pm – St Kilda v Hawthorn 9.33pm – Grand Final ** Times Eastern Daylight Savings Time GROUP 3 Allianz Stadium, Saturday, February 17 POOL A: Brisbane, GWS Giants, Richmond POOL B: Gold Coast, Sydney, Western Bulldogs 4.10pm – GWS v Richmond 4.38pm – Sydney v Western Bulldogs 5.06pm – Richmond v Brisbane Lions 5.34pm – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast 6.02pm – Brisbane Lions v GWS 6.30pm – Gold Coast v Sydney 7.03pm – Grand Final ** Times Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Ideally I would have thought very early January the AFL would have got on the front foot and have been promoting AFLX by all means. All over social media, Billboards and TV ads but no they have been laid back dropping some little details here and there but nothing to get the hunger in fans going wild.
Well the AFL CEO thinks it will work…
I think there’s a strong chance it will take off. Just because it’s unique, it’s short and different but with all the best bits of our game.