The AFL wants 22 teams. Name your next four.

LordLucifer

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 20, 2002
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18,386
Mosman Village
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Carlton
Actually I completely forgot about a big problem with a 21 round (or for that matter, any odd numbered) season - it makes for an unequal number of home and away games, thus also providing another element of "unfairness", as well as providing problems for clubs with less home games than others selling their memberships. I think these reasons alone will kill off any odd numbered length season (not including byes obviously). I also think any draw will also continue to include 2 local derbies for the non-Victorian teams to mitigate the travel factor (which can be seen as another element of unfairness)
This year you play 11 home games, next year you play 10, the year after that is 11, the year after that again is 10.

Stop trying to offer up flimsy reasons to hose down the 21-round season.
 

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Professor Knowall

Club Legend
Sep 24, 2006
2,664
1,343
Wimmera
AFL Club
Collingwood
So every season will have clubs with differing home game numbers? Inherently unfair. The league and its clubs won't go for this - the clubs in particular won't like having to offer short changed membership packages every second year.
 

Gigantor

Brownlow Medallist
May 13, 2012
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4,767
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Brumbies, Socceroos
So every season will have clubs with differing home game numbers? Inherently unfair. The league and its clubs won't go for this - the clubs in particular won't like having to offer short changed membership packages every second year.
Yep, on the one hand, people complain about the unfair draw, and then as their solution, offer up something which has its own unfair aspect about it (or is completely unrealistic).
 

COOGRE

Rookie
Oct 1, 2019
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166
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Southampton FC, New Orleans Saints
Canberra Senators
New Zealand Kiwis (we need more bird teams)
West Perth Falcons (once again we need more bird teams)
3rd Sydney team
3rd Queensland team
Newcastle team
 

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