- Oct 10, 2007
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- Port Melbourne (VFL)
Makes sense as Sandy still had a link to have St.Kilda players with them so without those players that needed to fill the gap there from somewhere.Northern Blues to join Sandringham for 2020 VFL Season
players they would have been playing for now defunct Northern Blues have been given the opportunity to play for SandrIngham for 2020 VFL season
It will stay as SandringhamThe Northern Blues/Sandringham partnership is a great stop gap solution, as it means Sandy don't have to scramble to find available players and the Blues players have a lifeline to stay in the VFL and hopefully form the core of a revived stand alone Preston for 2021.
I wonder if they'll stay branded as Sandringham or form some sort of merged identity.
This assumption will end up being wrong as forgot at time, that unlike Preston no longer around, Casey have not closed down as a club for good and sound like will continue in the standalone comp this season when it starts up in late July or early August.I assume something similar might happen with Box Hill getting some Casey players eventually.
When you say you’d “maybe” support Coburg however, that’s the issue with the whole independent VFL thing. Very few actually actively support them. You have your local club and you have an AFL club. Something in between where the clubs no longer have much connection with their communities, just doesn’t draw any support.The idea of a totally independent VFL is appealing.
Ideally I'd like to support Brisbane in the AFL, Fitzroy Football Club in the VAFA and maybe the Coburg Lions in the VFL. Supporting an AFL reserves side by paying a membership to a "VFL club" has never really grabbed me.
May support a VFL club financially. The VFL competition as a whole didn't hold much interest when the competition was essentially an AFL reserves. I was an active member of the Coburg-Fitzroy Lions in 1999-2000, but gave it away when the club effectively became the Richmond reserves as the "Coburg Tigers'. I wasn't particularly interested in helping support Richmond with my membership dollars.When you say you’d “maybe” support Coburg however,
That is true. But if the VFL can find its own niche as an top level Victorian competition independent of the Melbourne AFL clubs then it could generate more interest. I certainly wouldn't be interested in supporting an aligned club such as Box Hill and the stand-alone clubs for the most part struggle against those sides that have AFL listed players. That also doesn't really generate an interest either.Very few actually actively support them. You have your local club and you have an AFL club. Something in between where the clubs no longer have much connection with their communities, just doesn’t draw any support.