AFL Women's Thread

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proman_x

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The viewpoint of the SANFL, and the other clubs, whether right or wrong, is that we can't be both an AFL club and an SANFL club. They have taken the position that we no longer have a right to field teams in any SANFL competition as per other SANFL clubs, only an AFL reserves team. We have no right to women's teams, juniors, men's reserves, and even the local primary schools that would come down and represent the club in the mini league at half-time was pulled from us. We are an AFL club that plays its reserves in the SANFL competition, that's it. Being a foundation club of the SANFL is no longer a care-factor of the SANFL and its clubs. Let's not forget that they voiced their viewpoint of Port during our dark years struggling for money where the papers described the SANFL bailing us out with their money. Bohdan Jaworskyj opposed the bail-out having written to North's members to remember that upon joining the AFL "we (Port) danced on their graves". These clubs don't believe we have a right to succeed in the SANFL and be the strong club that we once were. The current president of Centrals said to me years before 2014, "You know what will happen when the Magpies become the Power reserves. We will take away all your juniors. We will destroy your culture". Note how he used 'we', that doesn't mean Centrals alone, all the clubs had this planned for some time. They are bitter and it will never change. They view Port as the club that left them to die and they don't want any further traces of Port Adelaide success in their league.
We are talking about a group of wanna be muppets who changed their name to include “National football league” while doing sweet fu** all to actually achieve that. The longer term will see most of these clubs evaporate.


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backtozero

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The viewpoint of the SANFL, and the other clubs, whether right or wrong, is that we can't be both an AFL club and an SANFL club. They have taken the position that we no longer have a right to field teams in any SANFL competition as per other SANFL clubs, only an AFL reserves team. We have no right to women's teams, juniors, men's reserves, and even the local primary schools that would come down and represent the club in the mini league at half-time was pulled from us. We are an AFL club that plays its reserves in the SANFL competition, that's it. Being a foundation club of the SANFL is no longer a care-factor of the SANFL and its clubs. Let's not forget that they voiced their viewpoint of Port during our dark years struggling for money where the papers described the SANFL bailing us out with their money. Bohdan Jaworskyj opposed the bail-out having written to North's members to remember that upon joining the AFL "we (Port) danced on their graves". These clubs don't believe we have a right to succeed in the SANFL and be the strong club that we once were. The current president of Centrals said to me years before 2014, "You know what will happen when the Magpies become the Power reserves. We will take away all your juniors. We will destroy your culture". Note how he used 'we', that doesn't mean Centrals alone, all the clubs had this planned for some time. They are bitter and it will never change. They view Port as the club that left them to die and they don't want any further traces of Port Adelaide success in their league.
What the clubs think is ******* irrelevant. They have no power and shouldn't have a say in how we do anything while they still rely on AFL gate receipts to keep their doors open.
 

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What did the SANFL clubs want? Us to stay in their league, winning every second or third flag, in front of half full ovals at the most, whilst they still get pillaged by the AFL yearly? They can hate us as much as they want but the best chance they ever had to experience something they could call success, is with us focusing our attention elsewhere. Central doesn't win a dozen flags with us still being a SANFL club.
 

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What the clubs think is ******* irrelevant. They have no power and shouldn't have a say in how we do anything while they still rely on AFL gate receipts to keep their doors open.
Obviously they do have an influential say and power. They stripped us of everything so swiftly and we didn't or couldn't fight. I believe that we sought support from the afl but didn't or couldn't get it.
 

backtozero

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Obviously they do have an influential say and power. They stripped us of everything so swiftly and we didn't or couldn't fight. I believe that we sought support from the afl but didn't or couldn't get it.
The clubs didn't strip us of anything.
 

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Rucci actually replied to me! I have removed his reply as requested. Still, I must publicly recognize that he has been an apologist of our China endeavour.
 
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We are talking about a group of wanna be muppets who changed their name to include “National football league” while doing sweet fu** all to actually achieve that. The longer term will see most of these clubs evaporate.


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Not defending the arseclowns at the SNAFL but "National" was added to "Football" to show that it was an Aussie Rules football league and not Association Football, Rugby Football or Rugby League Football. It had nothing to do with any national ambitions at that time.
 

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Not defending the arseclowns at the SNAFL but "National" was added to "Football" to show that it was an Aussie Rules football league and not Association Football, Rugby Football or Rugby League Football. It had nothing to do with any national ambitions at that time.
I think it was the 1920s. Most state footy leagues added national to their names. VFL was the only one to not add it. WANFL changed back after a few years
 

proman_x

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Not defending the arseclowns at the SNAFL but "National" was added to "Football" to show that it was an Aussie Rules football league and not Association Football, Rugby Football or Rugby League Football. It had nothing to do with any national ambitions at that time.

Interesting, wonder why no other footy state added it ?
 

Duckimus Prime

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Interesting, wonder why no other footy state added it ?
They have added it in the past.

What is currently known as the WAFL has also had the below names in the past.
West Australian Football Association (1885–1907)
Western Australian National Football League (1931–1979)
Western Australia State Football League (1990)
Westar Rules (1997–2000)
Also for the Queensland Australian Football League:

Previously known as the Queensland Football League (QFL), Queensland Australian National Football League (QANFL), Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) and AFL Queensland State League (AFLQSL), the QAFL is the premier semi-professional competition in Queensland.
Its actually just the Vics that never used "National Football".
 
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RussellEbertHandball

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I think it was the 1920s. Most state footy leagues added national to their names. VFL was the only one to not add it. WANFL changed back after a few years
Yep it started in 1927 after the Australasian Football Council became the Australian National Football Council after they kicked out New Zealand. The former was set up in 1905 and NZ competed in the 1908 carnival, first carnival series, to celebrate 50th anniversary of inventing the game. WA were the last to change about 5 years later.
 

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Tayla Harris asking for 150k per season. At 9 games a year that's normalised to 366k for 22 games a year. Not to mention the shorter pre-seasons and not full time conditions.

Insane demand at this stage, surely.
She'll probably get it too, as undeserved as it may be, given the current zeitgeist.
 

Duck Farmer

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Tayla Harris asking for 150k per season. At 9 games a year that's normalised to 366k for 22 games a year. Not to mention the shorter pre-seasons and not full time conditions.

Insane demand at this stage, surely.
When normalised, that's 75% more than an entire team's salary cap in the self-proclaimed 2nd best comp in the land.
 

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