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New Zealand take the Cup
Authored by: Brett Northey on Monday, August 15 2005 @ 08:38 am ACST

I intend doing a story summarising the good and the bad of the tournament, but without going into too much detail here, having seen the Cup first hand, I don't think the AFL did a bad job of promoting it. There was paid advertising, the draw went out in 10s of 1000s of AFL Records, Adrian Anderson's weekly press conference was held at the opening to force the media there, and there was reasonable media coverage in terms of print media articles, and I believe there were snippets on free to air TV and quite a bit on FOXFooty. The reality appears to be that the majority of Melbourne football supporters aren't interested if it isn't the top AFL level. Sure the AFL good do more, but they have other competing interests that want money. Anyway, I'll discuss my thoughts in more detail later.


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Brett Northey - Co-founder of WFN, Chief Editor and Editor for North America and Africa

New Zealand take the Cup
Authored by: Brett McGeorge on Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 10:37 pm ACST

Is there any word yet as to when a full replay of the match will be available either over the internet, on DVD or on Fox Footy? I was one of the Goal Umpires who umpired the Grand Final and it was an experience I enjoyed very much.

New Zealand take the Cup
Authored by: Helga Cunning on Wednesday, August 17 2005 @ 08:04 am ACST

Thank you to all those reporting on the games and providing us back at our respective homes around the world with match reports, photos and even audio and video clips. The World Footy News website has been a tremendous source of information on the entire tournament. Kudos to all involved. Great job and thanks again.