Yeah the AFL players can be a bit of a double edged sword really. Great when they're on song but you can't build a whole game plan around them as you never really know when they are going to be there or not. Then form comes into it as well. If they come back to WAFL level in indifferent form they can be a liability especially if they push a player in good form out of your team because an AFL club/coach wants their player in your league side. We may have more AFL listed players on the list at Claremont but I'd argue the ones at East Freo and West Perth are at least as good quality even though fewer in number. As far as this whole league cup thing is concerned. It's kind of meaningless as the best SA clubs aren't in it. I have found it awesome to watch Claremont playing on the national stage but there is no reason to get too carried away with it all. Availability of AFL listed players has also made this comp a bit more complicated too. Claremont went up against the Bullants which to my understanding are Carltons reserves team and they did it with very few AFL listed players from memory too. Should we get past Port in a week or so then we have to face Williamstown who I think are the Western Bulldogs reserves team and have some very handy players. I have my doubts about this on Claremonts current form, even though we seemed to find some drive and desperation late in the game against West Perth. We have some injury concerns too.