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1 hour ago, Paul01 said:

Simon Hill to call A-league for that bastion of AFL SEN radio.

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56 minutes ago, Burgerman said:

I heard on the backpage that bozza is gone from fox and a league commentary could have mixed sports guys. Abc will also broadcast free to air 1 game a week again and be dictacted by foxtels choice. 

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Does anyone know whats happening about members being able to attend matches yet. I contacted the club a week and a half ago, and they said an announcement was coming last week? 

The first home game is in seven days, yet we are non the wiser about this. NRL and AFL continue to have crowd attendance, im mean the stadium is huge, surely we have get a crowd, especially on a Wednesday. 

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18 minutes ago, stavup said:

Does anyone know whats happening about members being able to attend matches yet. I contacted the club a week and a half ago, and they said an announcement was coming last week? 

The first home game is in seven days, yet we are non the wiser about this. NRL and AFL continue to have crowd attendance, im mean the stadium is huge, surely we have get a crowd, especially on a Wednesday. 

Tsatsimas said in the latest club email (yesterday) they are working with authorities on how to get people to games and will announce details shortly for the three remaining home games. No specific time frame mentioned though.

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37 minutes ago, Carns said:

Tsatsimas said in the latest club email (yesterday) they are working with authorities on how to get people to games and will announce details shortly for the three remaining home games. No specific time frame mentioned though.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the updates to their 2019/20 Hyundai A-League fixtures. 

The Wanderers will now kick-off the season restart against Central Coast Mariners on Monday 27 July at Central Coast Stadium before returning home to play Wellington Phoenix on Friday 31 July at Bankwest Stadium. 

The following Tuesday, the Red & Black will face Perth Glory at Bankwest before travelling to Nestrata Jubilee Stadium for a Friday night fixture against Western United.

The Red & Black will then wrap up the regular season on Wednesday 12 August hosting Melbourne Victory at Wanderland.

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18 hours ago, tardotz said:

With the crowds we were getting there should be a spot for all members

With the current spike by the time 31st comes along it may well not matter, and IF goes ahead how many will risk attending?

if today i'll go.....next week.....who knows.

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  • 2 weeks later...

From The Age

Football or soccer? Crocmedia takes argument to the law ... and loses

Football or soccer? The argument over what to call the world game in Australia has been going on for decades but rarely, if ever, has it played out in a legal setting.

That was until Craig Hutchison's Crocmedia, which runs the "AFL Nation" network, tried to block a Melbourne soccer internet radio station known as "Football Nation Radio" from registering its name as a trademark because the two might be confused.

Crocmedia essentially tried to argue that in Australia the name "AFL" is synonymous with the term "football", and that the public would not be able to distinguish between the brands "AFL Nation" and "Football Nation Radio" (FNR) and the two different sports they cover.

However, hearing officer Robert Wilson – a delegate of the Registrar of Trade Marks in Australia – recently ruled otherwise.

Wilson has allowed FNR to trademark its name despite Crocmedia's protestations.

He also ordered Crocmedia to cover FNR's legal costs.

Crocmedia argued that the name FNR was: "Likely to cause confusion among consumers or potential consumers of [FNR's] services provided under and by reference to the 'AFL Nation'.

"First, consumers are likely to confuse 'Football Nation Radio' as a service that provides commentary about Australian Rules Football," Crocmedia's lawyers argued.

"This is because Australian Rules Football is widely reported as the most popular sport in Australia and one which has attracted more overall interest among Australians than any other sporting code."

To support this argument, Crocmedia's lawyers pointed to the fact the 2017 AFL grand final had 8.4 million viewers (according to Roy Morgan research) and the 2017 A-League grand final about 553,000.

However, the judgment ruled that there are "a number" of football codes in Australia such as rugby league and union, Gaelic football and American football and that ultimately "in my view, the term 'football' is not equivalent to AFL".

Interestingly, Crocmedia uses the name "Football Nation" to brand its A-League radio broadcasts, which some might consider more similar to the name FNR than "AFL Nation" is.

This was not argued by Crocmedia, however.

Crocmedia has been contacted for comment.

 

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47 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

AFL is so scared of the real football.

 

47 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

AFL is so scared of the real football.

 

48 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

AFL is so scared of the real football.

They just lost their court case regard football calling.

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Back in the UK in the early 80s I'd taken an interest in Aussie films. One which caught my eye was "The Club" which I genuinely thought was about the World Game. I was a tad surprised when I watched it that it was Aussie Rules but still a bloody good film !!

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