- Dec 1, 2016
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Cleveland Cavaliers, Arsenal
Instead of bringing back State of Origin, what if the AFL started a european champions league type tournament which goes for a few weeks throughout the season with the ‘final’ to be played just before the start of the finals series. It would work like this:
- Top 12 Teams from season before qualify for the tournament, the bottom 6 don’t compete.
- They are split into 4 groups, A, B, C & D. The groups would be A: 1st, 5th, 9th. B: 2nd, 6th, 10th. C: 3rd, 7th, 11th. D: 4th, 8th, 12th
- In the group stage each team plays each team in their group once. There would be 3 rounds (1 bye each) which you could space out a month inbetween each round (similar to european soccer).
- 4 points for a win. If game is a draw then they play extra time then golden goal if required.
- The winner of each of the 4 groups goes through to the semi-finals, the rest are eliminated.
- The 4 teams remaining are seeded by how well they went in the group stage (if equal on points, % decides the best team).
- In the semi-finals no.1 seed hosts no.4 seed at their home ground & no.2 seed hosts no.3 seed at their home ground.
- The 2 semi-final winners face off in a final to be played at a random stadium. One idea is that city’s/clubs bid for the right to host the final or the winner from the previous years tournament could host the final?