Former Saint and Roo Nick Dal Santo has had enough of Thursday night footy for one season.
The AFL has scheduled matches on Thursday nights for the last five weeks, with tonight’s game set to be the last one for the year.
“Thank God it’s the last one. I’ve had enough of Thursday night football,” Dal Santo said on SEN Breakfast.
“I like it as a feature every now and then. At the start of the year I don’t mind it, particularly with Carlton and Richmond starting the season, I just think it’s a bit much.
“When you have more days of football on than you have off, I just think the balance is out a little bit.”
Dal Santo thinks Thursday night footy takes away the excitement leading up to the weekend.
“I love the build-up to a weekend. I love reviewing a game and dissecting what happened, but I just feel because the cycle is so quick, I think it loses a little bit of its attachment at times,” he said.
“I feel like we don’t get to take a breath before we’re already talking about next week and as I said, I don’t mind it as a feature every now and then.”
On the flip side, SEN host Jack Heverin sits in favour of the extra night of footy each week.
“One of the reasons I love it is I feel it removes that one game per week that happens that no one knows anything about because there’s double-ups and overlaps,” he said.
“It sort of removes one of those games out of that slot.
“I wouldn’t have it on a week where we have a Monday game. Leave it at four days.”