Norm Smith Medallist
- May 21, 2017
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
- Other Teams
Nobody know what will happen , i will look at other sport like soccer and NBA (world sport) before making my prediction on AFL. AFL is just a national game. Messi taken 70% paycut equal to the whole best 22 players wages.If the AFL is going to change as much as Caro and Niall are writing about, I don’t believe we’re going to see any more Neale or Worpel type picks any more, because the draft won’t go that deep any more.
It looks like we’re in for some pretty big changes beyond list sizes being cut, and the draft possibly only going 2 rounds.
AFL clubs aren’t going to have reserve teams any more, because the list size won’t allow for it.
We (the northern clubs) won’t be able to develop our kids in the NEAFL any more.
Clubs are going to want high end first round picks, because those kids are not only more talented, but they’re also often able to contribute early in their careers, even if their bodies are fully developed for AFL yet.
The second round, we’re more likely to see older players drafted out of the State leagues. Players who have spent one or a couple of years developing before they get their chance. This is where the Neale and Worpel types will end up after their U18 year.
It’s possible the AFL adopts a system similar to Rugby League, where senior squad players who don’t make the best 22 for that weekend drop back and play for a NEAFL side they’re aligned to.
We might need another NEAFL team QLD, on the Gold Coast or Logan, and two more in NSW.