AFL Boss Gillon McLachlan Has Backed Calls For A Friday Night Showdown

But final call rests with Channel 7

AFL Boss Gillon McLachlan Has Backed Calls For A Friday Night Showdown

Each year, the Showdown serves some of the best footy of the season.

And calls are increasing to have the Port Adelaide vs Adelaide clash on a Friday night in 2019, to be broadcast nationally.

The suggestion has been given the tick of approval by AFL boss Gillon McLachlan.

Speaking to the Advertiser, he says the final call rests with Channel 7.

“Generally, Channel Seven prefers the two teams (on Friday night) to be from differing states - to engage different audiences."

“But the quality of the football in the Showdowns could bring forward a different view.”

“If Seven came to us saying they want the Showdown on Friday night, we would do everything to make it happen.”

Both Showdowns were decided by less than a goal last year.

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By Ben Madden

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