Norm Smith Medallist
- Feb 15, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Orlando magic
Well I haven’t thought about it in detail as much as yourself but I would have the top division between 16-20 teams and keep the top 8 finals system. Probably more towards 16 teams playing everyone home and away for a 30 game season.I appreciate the support, honestly.
But if you don't believe in 4 divisions of 12 teams, can you please propose an alternative, based on pro/rel divisional system?
Then only a 2nd division with preferably the same amount of teams as division one but doesn’t have to be.
I think a 3rd and 4th national division would lose interest so for a Third tier I’d go down to state leagues. With stronger regional teams say in Victoria Bendigo, Ballarat, Shepparton, Albury/Wadonga aiming to become state champions and earn a spot on the national stage would make the VFL more appealing to watch. Like wise in Queensland, clubs from Maroochydore, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton along with clubs in Brisbane (Aspley) and the Gold Coast (Southport) interest in the game will grow. Its up to those clubs to grow the game in that region if they want to be on the national stage.
I’d also keep the salary cap, I don’t think we want super clubs winning the top division every year but I wouldn’t have a salary floor. The lower leagues would abide by the same salary cap as the top division so potentially an investor could put money into a club/region and build them up.
No drafts, I’ve said this in other threads I’m not a fan of them. Players getting picked up by random clubs that they had no choice over, basically putting their career in other peoples hands.