The good people who pay for the TV rights will pay less if there are less weeks filled with games. The sponsors get less exposure with less games/tv that will reduce the amount they are willing to pay. The people who pay for the grounds will get less revenue and will therefore demand more per game played on the ground to compensate. One would think that = less revenue which eventually will mean less for players.
Heres an idea, move the end of season bye somewhere where it isn’t an absolute pain in the ■■■ and gives the players another week off in the season. Kill the preseason comp that no one cares about and just roll into the season.
The only way to reduce preseason is to lengthen the season. Players will just do their own individual training if preseason is cut or play low profile grudge matches if pre season matches are cut. Didn’t Sydney play GWS a few times in the preseason?
Danger just wants to be a celebrity footballer/ fisherman/ surfer on good coin and never win a premiership.