- Mar 2, 2015
- AFL Club
What about the SA and WA teams? Do we just need to invent our own advantages?And what good do the academies do? Equalsation for every other benefit VIC clubs have over us. It's fair, and the fact that it exists proves it.
And with the whole narrative thing. That means the AFL is rolling the dice where a team can end up massive winners with f/s and others don't get a sniff for what? A narrative? Is that it? That's a bit of a wild spanner in the works if you ask me and asking for trouble. Atleast you know what you're getting with the academies, and the reason why it has been implemented is clear and logical.
Don't do it then. No one is forcing you to. WC and Freo pay royalties to the WAFC who administer footy in WA. I don't see you complaining about having Warner, McDonald and Franklin on your list.So we don’t get the kids we want and put the resources into...why would we plonk millions of dollars into a programme to get a second rounder talent at best
F/S is not a fair and equitable system, but it's not designed to be. With or without bidding there is no way of knowing who it will benefit.Please enlighten me. You're yet to answer any of my questions. Please for the love of God tell me how f/s is a fair and equal system. Answer it logically and you win
Your Almost got it Right......To sum up
Advantages for Victorian teams:
Guaranteed home grand final regardless of ladder
Can allow players to develop in non-traditional states and snap them up later when they miss mum
Have a larger pool of local talent in any given draft
Can offer more media based incentives for players to offset costs
Advantage for Sydney:
Pays for an academy
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Swans fans are making a lot of straw man arguments.
Most posters are NOT saying to get rid of the academy.
Most posters are saying that what the Swans gave up to get top end talent was very little.
We learned long ago that we aren't in the comp to be respected. The AFL give us your so called "leg up" to keep 6 nonviable Vic clubs from going under by helping provide $$$$$$$$$ for the TV rights that inevitably is the only reason the AFL exists.Nobody will ever respect the Sydney Swans while they continue to play by different rules to everyone else and receive leg-ups from the AFL
Your players (& supporters) need to learn the rules.Umpire 32 killed it for Sydney yesterday. They've found one.
4th rising star nomination?
He took how many steps? He can grab it out of the ruck, but Hickey played on.Your players (& supporters) need to learn the rules.
Basic ones too such as taking the ball from the ruck which was changed at the end of the 2018 season.
"A ruckman who takes direct possession of the ball from a bounce, throw-up or boundary throw-in will no longer be regarded as having had prior opportunity.
Ruckmen are now free to grab the ball out of any ruck contest with the benefit of the same prior opportunity as every other game situation across the ground."