Why is there a bye before the first week? It’s time to boot it

Outgoing AFL CEO Gil McLachlan loves the bye, saying recently: “We have the fittest teams available; we’ve got a great build up.” He reckons it’s good for TV ratings, good for crowds, good for the standard of the finals, good for the integrity of the competition.

He would probably forward any anti-bye mail to St Kilda coach Ross Lyon. When leading Fremantle in 2013, Lyon rested star players in the final round after working out that a win or loss wouldn’t change the Dockers’ ladder…

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