The AFL publicity machine , has gone into overdrive , publishing articles on all of the above topics , in newspapers , TV and radio broadcasts .
Even the Melbourne Herald Sun , trotted out the tired old line on Ben Cousins , “I still think about drugs everydayÂ ” , over the weekend .
It is almostÂ Summer , traditionally , the off season for football .
Rugby and cricket are in the news , with Australian teams playing in the UK , and at home in Australia .
The AFL , even in the off season , have managed to generate interest in footy .
A former Hawk , now aÂ new recruit to the Gold Coast Suns , has been employed , to write a column on his transition from a Hawk to aÂ Sun , and the difference in training regimes .
A list of the new young guns , the draft picks for 2011 , and the probableÂ team , they will be picked to play forÂ , has been published in the daily press .
Another article features VFL players who are to be offered AFL places . Finally an article on , Jack Riewoldt , ofÂ the Richmond Tigers , and the Leagues 2010 leading goalkicker . His finger surgery , has been detailed , and it explains , it is to repair , a broken finger .
Footy fans , are keen to hear news of their teams , and readers are being treated to a feast of media exposure , compliments of a cleverÂ marketing team at the AFL .
It would appear that ,Â news of their teams , and football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , are never far from the footy fans thoughtsÂ .