Any father-son/father-daughter picks coming up in the near future?

kane249

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But the child and player would have no biological connection.
It's a different set of parameters though if it's a same sex relationship for obvious reasons.

Denying them the right to be a mother - son/daughter pick could almost be seen as discrimination.

So only real qualifier you can put in is that the couple were together before the partner had a child.

Similar to the mens where a footballer couldn't marry a lady who already had a child, and then claim that kid as father son/daughter if they had no biological connection to them.

Essendon tried something similar to this a few years back when they used to allow club administrators as part of parent/son, and one of their admin tried to adopt Richard Cole. In fairness to her she had played some part raising him I think, but the league still knocked it back. Cole eventually ended up at Essendon anyway, but he was a spud so it was all moot.
 

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Not going to get many if playing 50 games is the qualification mark for the ladies.
Don't want to make it too low a number such that every (wo)man and dog qualify.

I think 50 would be about right. If the competition expands and the number of games per season increases then 50 may not be enough. Approximately 5 x number of games in a season pretty close to what should be aimed at.

There wouldn't be many qualified at the moment, but the comp is only just getting going, and within a couple of years 50 games will be quite common.
 

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Don't want to make it too low a number such that every (wo)man and dog qualify.

I think 50 would be about right. If the competition expands and the number of games per season increases then 50 may not be enough. Approximately 5 x number of games in a season pretty close to what should be aimed at.

There wouldn't be many qualified at the moment, but the comp is only just getting going, and within a couple of years 50 games will be quite common.
So under what you are proposing then, Daisy Pearce, Erin Phillips and Chelsea Randall kids wont be eligible, I think that is flawed.

I have no problem reviewing it when they play more games.

All players get injured but say a hammy injury is 5-6 weeks, for the guys thats a quarter of their season, the gals ping a hammy after week 3 then thats a season ending injury, that seems disproportionately harsh.

50 seems to high IMO.

Agree to disagree.
 

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AFL footy is so weird, like in any other context you'd be some horrific eugenicist for being like, looks like good genes, athletic build - good offspring on the way.

When Sam Butler and Nat Medhurst had a kid my first thought wasn't good for him, after a marriage breakup, that's lovely - it was, look at those genes! Now that's a good bloodline - lock 'em in for 200 games.
 

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AFL footy is so weird, like in any other context you'd be some horrific eugenicist for being like, looks like good genes, athletic build - good offspring on the way.

When Sam Butler and Nat Medhurst had a kid my first thought wasn't good for him, after a marriage breakup, that's lovely - it was, look at those genes! Now that's a good bloodline - lock 'em in for 200 games.
I'm assuming Ms Medhurst was more durable than Sam "12 games a year" Butler?
 

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