Its disappointing but if lists are cut to 38 over the next few years then its hard to see the point of a VFL team anyway. Most AFL teams by midyear have atleast 7-8 players out injured. Then if the VFL play before the AFL side or the team is traveling then they hold players over or take extra interstate. It would leave many teams with only 5 or so AFL players playing a lot of weeks. So without clubs having alignments it will be difficult to get it to work.Also with list cuts potentially happening we may not have the players to make up a team. Ie if lists go down to say 38 that leaves only 16 outside best 22, you get injuries even less playing in a reserve team.
I think it’s a case of us making the money we do have last as long as possible. Going all in on the AFL & AFLW teams. It’s disappointing for sure.