Former premiership participant Kane Cornes has by no means been afraid to talk his thoughts and on Sunday morning he delivered once more.
The Port Adelaide star turned media character used his phase “Vol-Kane-O” on Channel 9’s Sunday Footy Present to ship a shot proper between the eyes of Collingwood president Eddie McGuire.
Cornes took purpose at McGuire’s feedback surrounding the return of the sport and the way the Pies boss needs the sport shortened to appease the scenario the world is at present in.
“I feel what we have been placing a bandaid on a bandaid. Now we will rip them off and say what’s it we wish this sport to seem like within the subsequent 10 years. Shortening the quarters,” McGuire mentioned throughout the week.
“Again to what Peter (V’landys) mentioned. I do not suppose you possibly can truly ask individuals to spend 4 hours on the soccer today, going there in the course of a Saturday afternoon on a weekend.”
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The criticism of these feedback got here in thick and quick from the previous tagger who couldn’t imagine what he was listening to out of one of many greatest names concerned within the sport.
“It is senseless. Why would we shorten the most effective sport on the earth by 20 per cent,” Cornes mentioned.
“The likes of Shane Crawford, Robert Harvey, Ben Cousins and Nathan Buckley made a residing out of grinding 120 minutes and doing their greatest work in pink time and in time on. I do not get it.
“A number of the greatest moments we have ever had in Grand Finals, a number of the most well-known moments within the sport have are available in pink time of Grand Finals.
“These three moments would by no means have occurred within the sport if we go along with Eddie’s principle he needs the sport shortened by 20 per cent. It wouldn’t occur. I do not know why we’re shortening the sport by 20 per cent this 12 months.
“The thought was the schedule will probably be flipped about. Seems to be largely regular now. Put the sport again to what it ought to be. Soccer does not need to compete with Netflix. Does not have to finish with eating places TJ. That is stay sport.
“NFL in America goes for 4 hours and it’s the preferred sport in America. I do not get it. Drastic rule modifications for the sake of it as a result of there is a virus makes completely no sense to me. That is a ridiculous suggestion.”
McGuire made the headlines days in the past when he implored the AFL to money in on a first-rate time viewers and host the Grand Last at night time following the Cox Plate in October.
“Soccer, whether or not it’s rugby league or AFL, has to compete in opposition to Netflix, it has to compete in opposition to the cinema, in opposition to eating places,” McGuire instructed Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon on Channel 9’s At this time.
“There’s solely so many hours in a day, a lot disposable earnings, so how can we match into it?
“How does soccer match into our life-style? How does it match into TV?”
“So far as the night time grand remaining, there’s little question that has to return in, I imagine,” McGuire added. “I feel there’s an opportunity it’ll occur this 12 months, and if solely as a result of we have to be prime time … for the most important sport of the 12 months.
“Channel 9 and rugby league and Fox Sports activities do a improbable job with the NRL as a result of it’s on a Sunday night time, so for those who’re in Melbourne and also you don’t observe NRL, you watch it as a result of it’s a giant occasion.
“You’ve bought to see it as a result of there it’s in prime time on Channel 9 and also you’re watching it.
“Now the AFL are doing it on a Saturday afternoon. We’re spending a fortune in Queensland and NSW – everybody’s out on the harbour on a Saturday afternoon. Stick it in prime time.
“It’s known as prime time as a result of extra individuals are obtainable to look at it so I feel it’s a little bit of a no brainer to do this going ahead.”
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