I’m writing to you about the unrelenting scheduling of the Carlton Football Club on Friday nights.
Even before the season started this was a strange thing to do, after all Carlton haven’t been relevant since the 1990s. You might as well be scheduling NBL games; the ratings would be similar.
I can only assume this is some sort of psychological warfare against footy fans, something the AFL has specialised in for some time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good comedy on a Friday night as much as anyone, the problem is, I’ve seen this one a lot.
The jokes are getting old; the bit where Gibbs and Murphy go missing, Mick’s angry press conference, Steven Trigg.
The only logical reason you could be doing this is that you want us all to go out on a Friday night and have a social life. Perhaps you’ve bought some god-awful nightclub venue.
Well I won’t do it. Although, watching the Blues play each Friday is the closest I’ve ever come to wanting to leave the house.
So, AFL, let’s do some of your much loved tinkering. Let’s look at the remaining rounds, pick some interesting matchups and move them to Friday nights currently occupied by Carlton.
I’ve checked with everyone in Australia and they’re more than fine with it.
Oh, don’t worry about Carlton; this is an act of mercy. In fact, embarrassing someone on a national stage every week like this is possibly workplace bullying.
So let’s get some footy back on Friday nights and let Carlton fall apart in the privacy of the twilight Sunday night timeslot.