The AFL gives so much money to clubs they'll just force them to bid with the AFLs own money to save face.
Gil and Hocking are a cancer to our great game. He's so out of touch and is just chasing the almighty dollar
IMO the problem is AFLX should be the format the women play (AFLXW) The AFL can't change it now because the feminists would be up in arms...AFLX for the blokes is nothing more than a novelty for traditional fans. Gil is trying to leave his mark on the game with an everlasting legacy of his time as the chief! He sees AFLX as the format of the game that might just achieve that and obtain overseas involvement as a result? Footy fans don't give a fat rats tossbag until Round 1 each season and that will never change!
It looked a good bit like the international combined rules stuff and so 3 teams from each country (or 2 from Ireland and beg NZ to come and play) and its two lame birds with one single mercy killing stone.