- May 23, 2016
- AFL Club
- St Kilda
- Other Teams
- Port Melbourne; Redan
The VFL clubs simply won't do alignments any more, the AFL clubs want too much control and usually demand a change of colours/nickname/ground to fit their brand. Port and Willi at least are far too proud of their own history to shack up with an AFL club again, and Frankston can't constitutionally.My prediction is no comp in 2020.
2021 will see the current league contract in size as a result of more VFL/AFL club alignments, because that’s a cost saver for AFL clubs.
Wouldn’t be surprised to see AFL clubs looking to ditch their reserves team and align with Port, Frankston, Coburg, Willy, Werribee.
St Kilda, Melbourne and Hawthorn already have this arrangement. God knows what Carlton is thinking, they’ll need an alignment more than ever in 2021.
Expect a 10-12 club comp in 2021.