Sheedy disappointed Hocking gets the credit for inventing history.Oh yes, fully understandable Steve, thanks for clearing that up...
Why is the new VFL called the VFL?
The new VFL is a mash-up of the old NEAFL and VFL, with 22 teams from three states.
Non-Victorian teams weren’t thrilled by the league retaining the VFL name, but Hocking says it stacked up.
“It’s just the rich history of the VFL name. It has got an unbelievable history and so we have retained that for that very reason. We understand there is some other version we could have come up with, but we have got a competition that is going to be really strong as far as the eastern states at an elite level and it’s going to support the AFL well.”