Could we see a super league start for australian footy?

greatwhiteshark

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It's not the 1970s, though. My old man grew up in the 50s and 'back in myyy dayyy' you played footy in Winter and cricket in Summer. Girls played netball and there was a bit of field hockey and tennis. Basketball? Soccer? Maybe if you'd been stationed in the Pacific with some US soldiers or just arrived on a boat from Greece.

These days junior participation in soccer outstrips Australian rules 2:1. Footy is about on par with netball and basketball. Auskick is about the only thing the AFL does right in getting kids into playing the game and it not costing parents a fortune. FFA have totally dropped the ball on this and junior rego fees for soccer are high. Rugby union is just played by private school kids as it always has been and rugby league will end up only being played by islanders and kids big for their age group.

Where junior sports has gone wrong is the ******** not keeping score everyone is a winner nonsense. I remember playing school footy when I was about 7 or 8 years old on a muddy oval and there was a winner and a loser. Didn't stop us wanting to play.
No issue with any of that, junior footy in the 70's was auskick today. Just junior footy. The AFL have not come up with some magic idea here.
And they are still not producing any more talent than they did back then.
 

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Carringbush2010

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You are now not even listening to me and seem to be getting emotional and putting words in my mouth. I have already stated numerous times that a super league or breakaway league isnt viable. The hopes of those who support the idea lay in reforming what we have.

If you cannot move beyond this and want to childishly continue to imply I've argued anything else then the conversation becomes entirely moot. If you are ready to grow up then read on.

The biggest market for AFL is Victoria by a clear margin but being the biggest is not the same as having an overwhelming majority.

Virgin are a company that fly- they want to advertise to customers who want to fly and the footy is a nice tie in for that so long as the game is national. Even if they remained a sponsor do you seriously think the sponsorship amount would remain tje same if they are paying for a state market rather than a national one?

Similarly for national TV deals - do you think a network will pay as much if the competition was confined to a state?

Money coming into the AFL declines then the money the AFL can spend declines. It really is quite basic.

If you cannot see that the AFL needs Victorian teams AND interstate teams then you are beyond help. Now if you want to read my previous posts then you will understand the context from which I say that and no, it isn't bitterness or a pissing match.
Whoa take a chill pill bruh!

You did state that a Vic league wouldn't be viable and I replied in opposition, no need to get on the defensive or labelling me childish. Maybe you should be clearer in your posts as to what you actually mean.

As far as Virgin are concerned I agree that flying for ties in with a national and I'll concede they'd prefer a national comp. However IF it did come down to a VFL vs superleague I'd argue that the VFL would have more market and therefore still attract national sponsors.

You quoted this in your reply:

"If you cannot see that the AFL needs Victorian teams AND interstate teams then you are beyond help. Now if you want to read my previous posts then you will understand the context from which I say that and no, it isn't bitterness or a pissing match"

Uh yeah we agree, however IF it did come down to a VFL vs superleague I'd argue that a vic comp would stand alone as the comp with the most external interest because it is the biggest market and would therefore be able to stand alone as a comp.

Apologies if you took offence to my points in my previous reply.
 
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WillHayward

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Young players not good enough for the top level and older players well past their prime? How could that not be a huge success? I'm on-board the hype train.
As if there arent already enough hacks running around in the actual AFL.

When I read the OP title I was thinking it was going to be the opposite.
A thread about the top 11 teams having a break away and playing each other twice with a 20 game season plus a top 5 in finals.

Get rid of financial dead weights like GWS, Suns, North, Saints, Dogs, Demons, Swans.
 
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