I'm shattered for Freo. and our girls. It's bullshit!Just wanted to say I'm gutted for you guys almost as much as for my own team. The fact that we didn't play you in a Grand Final this week is an excusable fu**up from AFL House, and the next in a long line of horrible AFLW administration decisions that's really hurting this league and both our teams.
Are your girls up for a Blue Mountain State style "Corn Field" game to settle premiers? It'll never be official, but always in our hearts.
Well, the afl found a way.Hi folks - sorry for the intrusion - but just wanted to offer a bit of solidarity.
I don't have that much of an issue with the straight shootout approach - it's basically what AFLW has used since inception (and as we both know from last year that can suck when you have to travel away to a team with a far inferior record - in our case, or don't even make the finals - in your case). I think finishing top of the conference and having home ground advantage in the semi and prelim is a reasonable reward for topping a conference in a short season. Given that - I think it's a disgrace that your semi final is not being played at Arden St.
Anyway, good luck with your finals and I genuinely hope its a Freo vs North final in three weekends time because then the clear two best teams over the season can go head to head (but am waiting for the existential crisis in the AFL when it comes to where they play the final because somehow they need to find a way of screwing both Freo and North as usual!!)
Girls out of contract in April, with jobs and the like. It's probably not a viable option to have them train at the current load for 5 or 6 months for a game that may not happen. And it's presuming no player movement, which could happen with both teams. Start of next year the teams are different; players are older, new players have been drafted and game-plans have changed. No guarantee a Freo-North matchup in 2021 is anything like the one they would have had this year.Why crush hope? Why not postpone 10 weeks like the AFL?
It's a bit dumber. They used an AFLPA vote to justify the decision.PurpleThunder dropbear101 this is what you get when 2x non-lovechildren topping the conferences.
Every man, woman and their dog knew this possibility was coming.
That absolute logical option was to play off the conference leaders. Everyone knew it.
So instead they don't even cut to a 2 round final series but a ****ing 3 round final series. Knowing it was flawed as all ****.
Then do everything in their power to get Collingwood and Carlton through.
Now both clubs after doing everything right don't even walk away from the season with a loss to the other worthy contender (ie conference leader) to show for it.
Gutted. Never change AFL.
Here is the Team Of The Year.Genuinely felt we would beat dockers if we played them. They had a pretty thin midfield bar bowers, Antonio is ok also but not really a centre square mid
anyway another solid year and a finals win and we were still in the hunt when they canned the year
hopefully they announce a few Roos like Kearney riddell ashmore Garner in the AA team