It was AFL mandated to keep it even. and then ensure our win, but with a margin not big enough to deflate Nth Melbourne supporter.
Called it to a T prior. It gives them everything they want.
A) Close exciting game for FOX and audience. = Good product.
B) Essendon win with a slight % boost as they go about ensuring us in finals… good money spinner,… TV audience + EFC M/ships sales … (also part of the “deal”}
C) Nth supporter signs up again for next year with hope & positivity about it.
Tick Tick and Tick.