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MRobbo

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Yeah. I'd have expected Geelong and Melbourne to have had a scratch match in Adelaide as well. Port's side would have played SANFL, and there'd be a scratch match between Essendon/Dogs and Sydney/GWS probably
Geelong and Melbourne now in quarantine in Perth, Port Adelaide had the week off in SANFL play final round next weekend.
 

HedgeFund

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My two cents worth.
No aligned AFL Clubs, added Casey Zebras as i unaligned both and merged them.
Geelong United is G&DFL, GFL, C&DFL and BFL it is basically their reps side.
Ballarat is BFL, CHFL, RDFL, H&DFL and MFL, same as GU
Goulburn Valley is made up from GVFL, K&DFL and P&DFL, same as GU
AW or Murray Border is made up from OMFL, OKFL, T&DFL and UMFL

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You’ve got a better chance of shooting Gil McLachlan to the moon with a cannon than getting this one off the ground.

Which country leagues are going to buy into this? Who is going to fund it? What’s the incentive for bush players to travel to a melbourne every second weekend?
How the hell do you turn Fitzroy from a B grade amateur side into a state level unit?
 

fumbler

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You’ve got a better chance of shooting Gil McLachlan to the moon with a cannon than getting this one off the ground.

Which country leagues are going to buy into this? Who is going to fund it? What’s the incentive for bush players to travel to a melbourne every second weekend?
How the hell do you turn Fitzroy from a B grade amateur side into a state level unit?
So much angst.

It’s purely a gtfo of dodge or the VFL.
I’m sure there would be plenty of people and rich benefactors that would love to see opposition to the always changing sporadic AFL Vic.

Also it doesn’t have to have Country teams in it and I’m sure there’s heaps of support for Fitzroy if they ever did step up.
 

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HedgeFund

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So much angst.

It’s purely a gtfo of dodge or the VFL.
I’m sure there would be plenty of people and rich benefactors that would love to see opposition to the always changing sporadic AFL Vic.

Also it doesn’t have to have Country teams in it and I’m sure there’s heaps of support for Fitzroy if they ever did step up.
Looks like it’s exceptionally well planned and I look forward to the execution. 🙄
 

The Victorian

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With the Bulldogs coming to QLD this week would the AFL take the opportunity to play a GF v Southport this weekend?

tough on the other finalists but the Covid situation in Vic means finals footy down there is highly unlikely
Surely they can. Southport deserve to be part of the finals given their stellar season.
 

HedgeFund

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With the Bulldogs coming to QLD this week would the AFL take the opportunity to play a GF v Southport this weekend?

tough on the other finalists but the Covid situation in Vic means finals footy down there is highly unlikely
VFL listed players aren’t allowed out of the state. Bulldogs can’t field a team of more than 17 or 18 with their AFL list
 

HedgeFund

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they could top up with players up here.

to me it’s either do that or just cancel the season
Interesting.

The idea of playing a grand final with “top up players from another state” who have no involvement with the Bulldogs is….one of the more astonishing suggestions I’ve heard in the past couple of years.

Where do you suggest they get these “top up players” from?
 

eth-dog

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Interesting.

The idea of playing a grand final with “top up players from another state” who have no involvement with the Bulldogs is….one of the more astonishing suggestions I’ve heard in the past couple of years.

Where do you suggest they get these “top up players” from?
They have a 43 player list, 39 fit. So half a dozen players needed. I'd assume the players who played for Essendon earlier in the year would be available as well
 

GUMBLETRON

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Interesting.

The idea of playing a grand final with “top up players from another state” who have no involvement with the Bulldogs is….one of the more astonishing suggestions I’ve heard in the past couple of years.

Where do you suggest they get these “top up players” from?
Given the lack of top-level opportunity they've had to impress ahead of the draft, give the best Queensland academy kids a run.
 
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Interesting.

The idea of playing a grand final with “top up players from another state” who have no involvement with the Bulldogs is….one of the more astonishing suggestions I’ve heard in the past couple of years.

Where do you suggest they get these “top up players” from?
Travelling teams regularly used local top up players this season. Hardly anything new.

for example a couple months back nab league players were used to top up Suns GWS Swans VFL sides when they played in Vic and QLd top ups used fir Essendon. Plenty of handy young players potential draftees would jump at the opportunity
 

HedgeFund

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Travelling teams regularly used local top up players this season. Hardly anything new.

for example a couple months back nab league players were used to top up Suns GWS Swans VFL sides when they played in Vic and QLd top ups used fir Essendon. Plenty of handy young players potential draftees would jump at the opportunity
So if the Bulldogs played (which I seriously doubt they would) and won the match against Southport using those top up players then the top ups become VFL premiership players! 🤣🤣🤣
 

2010premier

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So if the Bulldogs played (which I seriously doubt they would) and won the match against Southport using those top up players then the top ups become VFL premiership players! 🤣🤣🤣
in a word yes.

unfortunately the bulldogs were unable to get permission to bring their whole list I’m hearing.

apparently vfl likely done for the year but a glimmer of hope if bulldogs AFL win this week that next week a VFL GF could be played in a neutral state where both clubs can travel to ( and yes this is unlikely but if it happens local top ups would be used)

southport coach signed a contract with extension announced today till end 2024that signals their intent to remain in the comp I teckon
 

Walshawk

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So much angst.

It’s purely a gtfo of dodge or the VFL.
I’m sure there would be plenty of people and rich benefactors that would love to see opposition to the always changing sporadic AFL Vic.

Also it doesn’t have to have Country teams in it and I’m sure there’s heaps of support for Fitzroy if they ever did step up.
Fitzroy would have no interest in this idea, nor would any other clubs not currently in the VFL. And 100% no country leagues would be interested in something that would destroy country leagues. It would be a hard pass from all parties you mention.
 

The Victorian

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Very disappointed. No reward for effort

They need to seriously think about starting earlier next year not in late April. This virus tends to get bigger over winter so the sooner the comp can get underway the better to get ahead of COVID..
 

MRobbo

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Very disappointed. No reward for effort

They need to seriously think about starting earlier next year not in late April. This virus tends to get bigger over winter so the sooner the comp can get underway the better to get ahead of COVID..
They couldn’t start until late April because a deal had been done to extend the cricket season between AFL Victoria and Cricket Victoria due to last year’s Covid outbreak.

they are already planning for 2022 comp to hopefully start late March with 23 rounds 21 teams (1 bye plus a general bye)
 

The Victorian

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They couldn’t start until late April because a deal had been done to extend the cricket season between AFL Victoria and Cricket Victoria due to last year’s Covid outbreak.

they are already planning for 2022 comp to hopefully start late March with 23 rounds 21 teams (1 bye plus a general bye)
They can start earlier- just play at grounds that don’t have cricket or use Marvel for Vic games?
 

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