what do you mean by 'fan friendly'? tv fan or attending fan? many folks seem to want total live coverage of footy but that's what affects attendances the most. the AFL have realised what comprehensive and live coverage of games on television is having on their attendance. it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that if you give the punter the option to stay at home to watch the game as it happens, many will take it. Ch 7 have only recently (last couple of years) started broadcasting the friday night match live into Melbourne and its effect on the gate is evident. in contrast, the NFL and EPL protect their live attendance with blackout, delayed coverage, and simultaneous kick-off policies. Most importantly, most games in the round are scheduled during the day. They seem to do ok.