- Mar 2, 2015
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
I actually hate this about other sports leaguesA club in finals contention could then trade in players from non-finalists , then trade them back after the finals finish.
Would make the finals much more of a best-of-the-best.
It's just bullshit that cashed-up clubs in premiership contention can bolster their list by adding a star player on a short term deal
e.g the f**kin Yankees adding the star pitcher to their roster from one of the minnows who need the cash. That sucks...
The premiership should be a test of list/club/player supremacy for the whole season.
I grudgingly accept late additions via the mid-season draft because these involve fairytale stories for overlooked lesser players who can get onto an AFL list to fill a gap caused by an injury or an unforseen retirement. Shaun Grigg & Marlion Pickett was a great story. I'm sure there will be others.
But imagine in 2016 if the Bulldogs were denied their first flag in 60 years because the top-of-the-ladder Swans signed Nat Fyfe for a 3 month/$30,000 deal and he went on to dominate the finals and then returned to Freo once he was done. F**k that. It just cheapens the premiership, IMO.