The AFL are scheduling Monday Night Footy again for season 2013 . Saints play the Blues tonight at 7.40pm in Etihad Stadium . The experiment proved popular last year and has left fans hankering for more night games . Happy to please the AFL have pitted the Cats against the Bombers in a traditional Friday night blockbuster at Etihad .
Interestingly there is only one game on this weekend at the traditional Saturday afternoon time slot when the Lions play the Eagles at the Gabba . All other games , including interstate games are at various timeslots including twilight , Â night or early afternoon . Is it a bold marketing initiative by the AFL Â ? Or is it simply a clever merchandising ploy to get Â people to as many games as possible ? Â It could just be to meet the media requirements of televising , recording and broadcasting all games . Possibly there are Â a myriad of reasons but fans are the winners and they love getting to the footy wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , and cheering their team to victory .