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  1. Walshawk

    AFL Officiating that contradicts itself.

    There was a free kick yesterday Blues game two players going for a mark eyes on ball. One going backwards, one stationary looking forward. The collided, minimal contact, not high, the stationary player got the free. What rule gives either player more rights to go for a ball in dispute?
  2. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Correct. There is a bye week as well. Will be interesting to see how Box Hill without AFL players go against weaker stand alones Coburg and Frankston.
  3. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Box Hill and Casey would fold immediately without their AFL partner. And without the exposure from also being the AFL reserves, and VFA would struggle for sponsors.
  4. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Seven rounds. Two week top 4 finals is what I heard. A few EFL players will join Box Hill.
  5. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    COVID19 restrictions means no one else can use Casey main ground or facilities while Melbourne training there.
  6. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    No Werribee? Got a link?
  7. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    That is how it has always been. If you want to give it another crack if you are not drafted, you need to move to Melbourne.
  8. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    None of the suburban or ammo clubs want to be part of any new league. It would have no support and would send them broke.
  9. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Horrible idea. Goes against saving costs. And without a ladder, might as well just organise their own practice matches. Note the only club chiefs to back this so far are GC and Swans.
  10. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Just add them to next year’s VFL.
  11. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Would be a two week top 4. Semis 1 v 4 and 2 x 3 then the GF on Oct 10.
  12. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Queensland:- Drop the five NEAFL sides back to the QAFL. Add the top three QAFL sides and you have an eight team league almost as strong as the NEAFL but without all the travelling. NSW is a hard one as the standard is not high enough for AFL listed players. Perhaps a six team league with the...
  13. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    1. Only allow 18 years olds to be drafted in the first two rounds. So only the elite get drafted at 18, the rest at 19. 2. Make the NAB league U19. 17yos play with their junior club. 3. Align the NAB league and VFL as above, with nine clubs + Tasmania. Allow the U19s to play VFL if they are good...
  14. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/eight-teams-could-be-enough-for-vfl-to-restart-20200517-p54toe.html
  15. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Football here is nothing like SA. The VFL is essentially a development league already. Most players are 19 - 22. There are hundreds of ‘state level’ players spread around suburban and country clubs. For example, at Box Hill there is a large turnover - most players leave by 22/23 to get more cash...
  16. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    VAFA means no pay for players and no beer at games. Not an option for Port. Port and Will are ancient rivals and need to keep playing each other. How about a premier league of the best clubs in the WRFL and and EDFL containing Port, Willie, Werribee, Coburg and possibly Preston, plus the five...
  17. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Port would be a powerhouse for a year or two, but once they lose the exposure that being part of the VFL affords, they will find it harder to attract players or sponsors compared to other suburban clubs that have hundreds of juniors and their families. Sponsors at suburban level are usually...
  18. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    The old VFA clubs would be gone within a season or two if they split from the AFL reserves. A comp with just the old VFA clubs would have no coverage or profile. Players would leave for more money at big suburban clubs or more exposure as AFL reserves top ups. Furthermore, the old VFA clubs lack...
  19. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    VAFA is amateur and relies on the old boy private school network. It is mainly eastern and southern suburb based. Port would not be able ato attract any players if they can’t pay them. VAFA is not as strong as the EFL, for example. Plus you can’t drink at VAFA matches.
  20. Walshawk

    Second tier football

    Actually Box Hill Hawks (aka Hawthorn) do a decent job of recognising Box Hill’s history. AFL Vic need to recognise what these clubs have done for footy and give them a hand (short term funding) to decide their future. Interesting times ahead.