Thursday, 9 August 2018

21. GAFFE

Not that Gaff. That's been well covered, and poorly covered, by others already.

No the ongoing public relations gaffe (or series thereof) that emanate out of the Docklands HQ on an almost daily basis.
In fact it is now approaching a World Cup benchmark time scale.
Really Gillon?
"The World Cup only lasts for 4 weeks so (justifies very badly some poorly thought through policy)"

Sack your spinners, and then yourself.


Here, sourced from the Rebecca Hayne blog, are three "well worth your time reading posts on just how badly they are managing their message and their 'product'.


Something sweet to throw away….

For reasons best known to them, Gil McLachlan chose this to float an off broadway thought bubble than “dead games” could be used to trial some of these exciting new rules (a fast goal square! AMAZING!) in the middle of one of the biggest weeks of the season was an awful piece of communication.


I look to you and I see nothing…

But something has happened along the way (to building and growing the AFLW), and it ties back to reputation management we’ve covered a lot of this leagues travails along the way. The lack of care and attention to the All Stars game, the missed merchandising opportunities, the accursed memo, the lighting budget, Kane Cornes hosting a show on Womens Footy, Bec Goddard leaving the sport…
Each individual action has chipped away at the reputation of AFLW – through no fault of the players at all. While the league has been happy to take kudos for the social capital of the league, they have mis-managed the day-to-day running of the league to an appalling degree.


The Wash Up

Survival weekend. When most games looked so close on paper (not that the League told you), then getting a decent 7 was like getting a 9, only not.

PREDICTIONRESULTRANKING PT CHANGES
Richby12pts59Richby3ptsRich-3Geel3
Hawtby5pts54Hawtby4ptsHawt0Esse15
Nortby2pts49Nortby3ptsBris0Nort2
Portby5pts46Adelby3ptsAdel3Port-7
St Kby4pts54W Buby35ptsSt K-14W Bu14
Sydnby16pts63Sydnby2ptsSydn-25Coll9
GWSby31pts27GWSby105ptsCarl-29GWS25
Melbby66pts91Melbby96ptsMelb18Gold-13
Westby34pts75Westby58ptsWest8Frem-18

Thoroughly decent MAE as well this week of 22.2, well under the season running average. Nice.
Also the Monash points are coming in thick and fast now in charateristic late season FMI fashion. Would be 5th.

Look at the Rankings!
Hello Dees! Now the second best team in the AFL. Well, leading a very tightly packed 'peloton' that extends from 2nd down to 7th anyway.

AFTER ROUND20ptstable
1Richmond1390-30
2Melbourne1282181
3Geelong12773-1
4West Coast126281
5Sydney/SMFC1232-25-1
6GWS1231251
7Collingwood12229-1
8Port Adelaide1193-70
9Hawthorn117900
10Adelaide115730
11Essendon1142150
12North Melbourne111720
13Brisbane Lions97600
14St Kilda939-140
15W Bulldogs/FFC922141
16Fremantle892-18-1
17Carlton742-290
18Gold Coast707-130


No real joy at the foot of the table too, with all bar one of the bottom 6 gaining any ground.


The Week Ahead


HOME AWAYVENUEPREDICTION
EssendonvSt KildaDockEsseby20pts66
HawthornvGeelongMCGGeelby10pts42
Gold CoastvRichmondCarrRichby56pts13
Port AdelaidevWest CoastAdelPortby5pts54
CollingwoodvBrisbane LionsDockCollby37pts77
GWSvAdelaideManuGWSby7pts56
North MelbournevW Bulldogs/FFCDockNortby19pts65
MelbournevSydney/SMFCMCGMelbby17pts63
FremantlevCarltonPertFremby27pts70


Another interesting round of footy coming, with some close ones to keep you entertained. 
A few games that 'must be won' by a few teams to cement credibility.

Good tipping!

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