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Why would it be a conspiracy if it were true?Makes sense
Adelaide dominated 2019
Split them of the nt
And if you give it to the weakest club off field, you can make their women’s stronger potentially bringing in new fans and growth of the suns.
I don’t want it. But I wouldn’t be shocked if there’s some behind the scenes meddling being done by the afl to weaken the crows after last season.
Ps. I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist but this one makes sense. Why have 1 team dominate when there’s such parity in the league and adelaides didn’t really lose anybody from their premiership team.
never going to happen now.The when if ever, Sam Kerr struts her stuff in the AFLW is getting further away, currently playing the US, the Euros are chasing her & their season clashes with the Aus season thus putting pressure on the FFA.
Football Federation Australia has tabled a new deal to try to keep Matildas captain Sam Kerr in the W-League, amid interest from European clubs.theworldgame.sbs.com.au
*Small typo there. 18 teams by 2024 (not 24 by 2024).SEN Radio is reporting the AFLW will expand to 18 teams by 2024- new teams will start to be added in 2022.
Also, season 2020 is likely to be 8 games, plus a 3 week finals system (2019, 7 + 2 weeks)
The AFLW competition committee met recently.www.sen.com.au
On SEN Radio 22.8.19, Daisy Pearce said (paraphrasing) that a BIG majority of players want the AFLW season to be extended in 2020, with more games- there is dissatisfaction with the 2019 short Conference system. They are training as semi-professionals, & want a longer playing season to improve their skills. AFLW player parents wil, shortly,l campaign publicly on this issue for a longer season (implying players fear negative repercussions from the AFL if they publicly argue for a longer season).
Players also want the 2020 season fixture to be announced ASAP!, They need to plan for their job commitment, etc. (virtually all have jobs).
Pearce also said the AFL & the broadcasters are reluctant to expand now, until "the entertainment product improves"- but said how can their average skills improve if the actual no. of games is so short. She also said there is a satisfactory market, & acceptance for tough, competitive AFLW matches: most fans know & understand the AFLW is not, yet, comparable in skill levels to the AFL. Having a longer AFLW season will encourage MORE girls & women to play AF- which will contribute to raising standards more quickly.
Pearce expressed no views as to when the AFLW season should be played.
The AFL has performed admirably with creating the AFLW in 2017, & boosting enormously female GR AF nos. With 14 teams in 2020, IMO, the AFL will expose itself, rightfully, to scorn from the players & a public backlash if it doesn't extend the 2020 season- at least by an additional 2 weeks cf 2019.
Every AFL club will have an AFLW side by 2024 if a recommendation by the AFLW competition committee is ratified by the AFL executive and commission.www.theage.com.au