It's not necessary, the main attraction (which is AFL) isn't dying off in fact it's doing better than anyone in the country. Unlike cricket which was losing numbers and needed to revitalise itself with a new format to lure new fans in who detest test cricket.
The AFL has only looked at the cash...
i'm making the assumption that some people in Adelaide might follow Port Adelaide.
Also the move to the oval has been good too, Port were hurting at West lakes bundled with awful performance at the time
Norwood is probably one of the highest attended sides outside of the AFL, and were originally asked to join but decided to stay loyal to the sanfl, until Port made it's attempts creating Adelaide with them later joining. It just seemed right to have an old and respected side join rather just...
18 clubs is good for the moment i reckon. ask me again in 2020.
None of the destinations named could really support an AFL side. NT and camberra wouldn't pull enough, you might be just lucky with Tassie. Not to mention NT is already hard as it's played during there hot season, holding one game...
Won't Geelong want to play at the MCG a week ahead of grand final day, wouldn't that aid them?
Also with GWS, there won't be much crowd difference if they held their game at spotless or at ANZ compared to Geelong getting a lesser crowd at a under construction Kadinia park
Only likely ones i could imagine would be promoting Williamstown or Port Melbourne to the AFL, and to be honest i couldn't imagine one joining the AFL without the other.
Not going to lie, it'd be pretty cool. But of course it would never happen
I would like a reserves team purely because the AFL have made an absolute mess of the VFA filling it with reserves sides.
However i get the sad feeling without the reserves sides the VFL would loose a lot of support with just stand alone clubs.