Are you young or something? Obviously being thoughtful is something you have trouble with.So basically you have nothing but paranoia.
For what?
Screw over? More like abolish/scale down a poorly thought out academy system that's been heavily criticized over the last 12 months.So just so I’m clear...you think the AFL will willingly screw over clubs like the Pies & Hawks, with their giant money-printing fan bases and extremely outspoken, influential presidents who go to war whenever there is an inkling their club may be disadvantaged, just to ensure the Western Bulldog’s NGA prospect will somehow make his way to the Gold Coast?
I think you need to adjust the tin foil old mate.
What's Eddie going to say? "It's an absolute disgrace the AFL has taken away our access to a player we've barely developed" ?
The AFL site and other outlets have been writing about this all year, with articles like "Will 2020 be the most compromised draft ever?", and it's going to become more prevalent in 2020. If the AFL were prepared to strip GWS of their priority access to Marshall, Brander and Spargo, it's not unreasonable to expect them to come out and say "NGA access will only be accessible outside of the first round" or something similar.
The Gold Coast thing was just a passing remark.