Tier 1 WW Player
- Jan 11, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
This is the reason Outer East pulled the pin.With nearly all local footy (including VAFA where players also weren’t being paid) now cancelled, I very much doubt crowds will be permitted at an VFL game (if they actually proceed.
Sorry but Willy v Old Scotch / Xavier etc. doesn't do much for me.I said years ago, it would have been best for the VFA/VFL standalones to 'jump ship' before they were pushed.
By jumping ship (especially as a block of clubs) you have a little power to neogitate outcomes, then when you are shown the door (like North Ballarat).
I know some favour Port going to the Southern league, Williamstown to the WRFL, Coburg to the EDFL, etc, but personally I would prefer if the likes of Port, Willi, Coburg, Frankston, Sandy and Werribee neogitated a 'merger' into the VAFA.
Merge those 6 into the VAFA Premier A, have a 16 team division for one year, relegate the bottom six into Premier B after the first season (with 2 allowed up from Premier B), then relegate the bottome 4 the second season (with 2 allowed up) until you smooth out the Divisions to equal numbers.
Those old VFA clubs with the bigger VAFA clubs would provide great rivalries.
I agree with this. The old VFA sides are community clubs, while the bulk of VAFA sides are private school old boys. The two comps have virtually nothing in common other than the fact they play the same code.Sorry but Willy v Old Scotch / Xavier etc. doesn't do much for me.
No offence to those great old school teams, they are very good, but they have nothing in common, culture or structure wise with Willy, Port and the rest of the old VFA.