The AFL’s supposed crisis is not turning away fans

The AFL’s supposed crisis is not turning away fans

Posted May 04, 2018 04:57:54 Photo: As much as people complain about the playing style and the game’s management, the fans continue to show up in large numbers. (AAP: Julian Smith) Related Story: Hinds: Spreadsheet football takes soul out of AFL — but romance remains There is no hash tag, …

AFL’s data-driven approach takes the soul out of football, but romantics shouldn’t give up hope

AFL’s data-driven approach takes the soul out of football, but romantics shouldn’t give up hope

Updated March 23, 2018 06:07:33 Photo: Richmond’s drought-breaking premiership in 2017 gave struggling clubs reason to hope. (AAP: Julian Smith) Over the past three decades the Australian Football League has charted a relentless course to national sporting pre-eminence. The inevitable consequence is that, at times, the competition can seem as …