Topic archives: AFL

How the Seven Network is failing the AFLW

February 9, 2018 11

After a big ratings dip, AFLW coaches are being asked to overhaul the game. With huge crowds and massive interest in the game, is that really the only factor at play?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 4, 2017 2

Gareth Evans' not-quite-tell-all ... Sophie Monk's Canberra connection ... AFL app problems ...

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

October 2, 2017

The AFL wins the overall weekend battle of the Grand Finals, while the NRL dominates the regional areas.

Why the obsession over the AFL’s stance on marriage equality, when other sports have already said Yes?

September 22, 2017 7

Just about every sporting code in Australia has endorsed the Yes vote for marriage equality, so why is the AFL copping all the flak?

Why are ticket scalpers so damn successful?

August 30, 2017 7

Crikey has a look at the scalping phenomenon and how secondary ticket markets make their money.

Broadcasters worried new online competitors will steal their plays on sports broadcasting

August 17, 2017

Seven CEO Tim Worner says sports broadcasting is at a "tipping point" in Australia, but new online invaders Amazon and Netflix are just following Murdoch's lead.

The simultaneous rise and fall of the Fahour brothers

July 6, 2017 1

Ahmed Fahour quit his role at AusPost after a public outcry, while Ali Fahour is now unemployed and banned from playing football for life.

Mayne: how gambling, sport and gender issues intersect

April 21, 2017 2

There are six separate but related questions where major decisions are pending.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

March 17, 2017 1

What we're reading: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death, legal dispute hinges on an Oxford comma, buried negatives from a Nazi-era photographer, AFL season launch film, how 4Chan’s trolls pulled off the heist of the century, and who stopped McCarthy?

Equal pay and health insurance? I’d like to see that

January 25, 2017 4

The AFL Women's league is drawing crowds, but the players will be paid only a fraction of what their male counterparts are, writes freelance journalist Angus Smith.