http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-11-14/foxtel-cup-faces-the-chop Disappointing if true. The competition had significant potential in the long-term if it was structured and promoted the right way. Sadly it hasn't been such as playing games at large empty neutral AFL stadiums rather than at the home grounds of these state league clubs where locals could easily attend not being far from their homes. If the AFL had waited until 2016 then it could have looked to organise an earlier season start (early March) of state league comps. as well as the AFL and then have designated 'bye' weekends in the comps during which the Foxtel Cup could be played. Have more state league teams as well including reserve AFL sides which would attract more public interest. Earlier rounds could be knockout games played between clubs in the same league (they could even be normal league matches that double up as Foxtel Cup games so there's not more workload on the players) and then have cross over inter-league matches for the quarter finals, semi finals and Grand Final.