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AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou Says League Must Re-Think Ticketing System

04 / 23 / 14

Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou has admitted that the league "must go back to the drawing board in a bid to rebrand and simplify its complex and wildly unpopular variable ticketing system," according to Caroline Wilson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Conceding the league "had failed to...

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Putin Signs Anti-Hooligan Bill Into Law

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