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2015 QFA North

Discussion in 'Queensland Footy' started by Sir G, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. switchingplay

    switchingplay Team Captain

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    You know it, i know, blind freddy knows it, but that would be just to easy! The south comp dont want a change and i can understand that, but its coming at the expense of north comp.
     

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  2. BigE

    BigE Team Captain

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    I agree 6 team comp is not ideal. Minimum of 8 teams or 1 large comp is the obvious choice. Having a QFA comp split by region was always going to be hard to manage
     
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  3. Lensen

    Lensen You've ruined the act, GOB

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    Other problem AFLQ has is if they decide to go 2 x 8 team comps, the 3 you'd think are contenders to go north - Kenmore/Coorparoo/Yeronga - are 3 of the stronger teams in the south comp, which is already probably weaker than the north comp
     
  4. QAFL_Fan

    QAFL_Fan Club Legend

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    The south comp is far stronger in terms of depth, but the top 2-3 sides in the North are much better.

    Kenmore/Coorparoo wouldn't want to go North because they would consider themselves premiership hopes in the South, whereas they wouldn't get near Mayne or Maroochydoore if they go North even though they would still both play finals in either comp
     
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  5. From the boundary

    From the boundary Cancelled

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    It would be a nice gesture if big footy created threads for 2016 using Sir G profile
     
  6. Johnny Demon

    Johnny Demon Debutant

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    I wonder if the Alpha Sports pre season comp structure is a better reflection of the QAFL/QFA/QAFA comps and where teams sit and should sit. Pool A - QAFL, Pool B - Div 2 QAFL (Add in Noosa), Pool C - Div 3 QFA and Pool D - Div 4 QAFA
     
  7. Blocker Roach

    Blocker Roach All Australian

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    Problem with that Johny D is that some clubs won't be at full strength with players still committed to cricket and other sports and some clubs will tank to be put in a competition where they think they are chance of winning a premiership .

    The sooner all comps are sorted the better and maybe a relegation and going up rule put in place might work.

    To many clubs been down the bottom of their respective competition is not good for anyone.
     
  8. sportsfan123

    sportsfan123 Draftee

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    Is there a forum set up for the QFA North 2016 season yet?
     
  9. Danny3

    Danny3 Senior List

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    AFLQ pushing ahead with six team comp. Unbelievable.
     

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  10. Toucan Soup

    Toucan Soup Senior List

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    Gosh! That is genuinely disappointing.
    And 16 rounds for 6 teams?
    In a year when the Lions have been allocated an unprecedented number of Saturday afternoon homes games, clubs of all grades will have to get creative with their own games (particularly for the clash games of Hawthorn, West Coast, & Carlton).
    There is a risk that both the Lions and the local clubs will suffer as a consequence.
     
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  11. From the boundary

    From the boundary Cancelled

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    Absolutely disrespect to clubs and players
    If you go six teams 15 rounds but should be a min of 8 teams but then again AFLQ have other priorities
     

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  12. Johnny Demon

    Johnny Demon Debutant

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    I think they took the easy option. They would have had a 7 team comp until Nambour dropped out.
    They new last year that Nambour was pulling out and did nothing.
     
  13. joshooaa

    joshooaa Senior List

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    Can anyone who is unbiased give me an idea of where what the standard of footy is like in this league, compared to various suburban or country leagues.

    Would be greatly apprieciated.
     
  14. joshooaa

    joshooaa Senior List

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    ...sorry i neglected to say compared to Victorian suburban or country leagues.thanks.
     
  15. swamp13

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    Hey mate. I played the first half of last year with Noosa, and the second half down in the BFL for Barwon heads. They are very similar in skill. There are two differences but. Vic leagues are more physical but the qld leagues are fitter. Hope that helps.
     
  16. BigE

    BigE Team Captain

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    The problem i see is AFLQ are asking south teams to come across. They need to be telling them they are joining the comp. Especially when it will be 1 comp in season 2017
     
  17. Danny3

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    Do you know this for sure?
     
  18. Twinkle_Toes

    Twinkle_Toes Team Captain

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    From what I heard early last year, coorparoo offered to go to the nth div and the league knocked them back!! Can't blame the Sth sides for this ridiculous situation.
     
  19. BigE

    BigE Team Captain

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    That's the direction I believe they are heading. Couple of sides to drop out of south and then have 1 Qfa comp
     
  20. BigE

    BigE Team Captain

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    If that's correct surely coorparoo should come across for 2016.
    If shoe was on the other foot. Sth comp would be pushing for Aspley and Mayne to come across
     
  21. Twinkle_Toes

    Twinkle_Toes Team Captain

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    Who are these 2 sides to drop out?
     
  22. damochandler

    damochandler Brownlow Medallist

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    They really botched it didn't they
     
  23. Johnny Demon

    Johnny Demon Debutant

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    I think they have too. If the QAFL QAFA and QAFAB comps are based on the capabilities of the clubs and teams, why is the QFA comp regionally based?
     
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  24. smy1305

    smy1305 Premiership Player

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    I would say a few clubs botched it too Damo - cant blame headquarters if clubs insist on playing in a certain division only to be shown that their infrastructure was never going to stand up. Dont worry, I think that there needs to be a bit of steel in the decision making but for every decision made, there will always be someone / some club that is grossly unhappy. For instance I'm not sure the south comp (of which none of this is their making) would be overly happy if a couple of their best sides were to be parachuted north, and maybe some of their players wouldnt either? eg, if kenmore came across then a few blokes nick off to Yeronga.
    The bottom line is we are slowly moving back to a model from the mid 90's where the best few sunshine coast teams will play with the 2nd tier Brisbane sides (BAFL) and the gold coast will become one again. The major difference bn then and now is that the gold coast can afford to run their own comp without too much weakening of standard due to the enormous population growth in that region from Beenleigh south. This is an area that is the 7th largest population region in Australia.
    The other major difference bn then and now is that the drive between Bris and sunshine coast is significantly faster / easier than it was in the 90's. With toll roads, road widening and the Gateway, most grounds are no more than 90min from each other (Noosa add another 30min). Not sure this is a massive disincentive for players when it occurs less than 1x/mth in the main.
    The sooner the 2 comps, nth and sth are combined the better. Should have had wheels in motion at the end of 2015 season but not enough will and with Conlan moving on and changing of the guard, maybe it wasnt a priority, but it is absolute common sense. The AFLQ have made good ground with the QAFL (albeit UQ are still there) but the next tier down needs restructuring which will in turn provide greater strength to the divisions below.
     
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  25. Danny3

    Danny3 Senior List

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    Yeah, let's cannibalise our game by pitting the professional and amateur grades against each other, and forcing supporters to choose. Brilliant! More proof that the VFL brains trust have no idea how cutthroat the market is up here.
     
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