What you mean a fairer draw? Those lost games? And as for bankrolling the competition pfttt
Never even mentioned a fairer draw? You seem a bit obsessed about that, wonder why?
The point I was making was that if the comp had two less teams playing then the AFL would lose potentially 11% of the TV rights deal $$. Unless the remaining 16 teams played a longer season and made up the shortfall in games having two less teams. Season would need to be longer with less teams.
Nothing to do with fair. In fact it would be very unfair as the 16 remaining teams would need to 'work longer and harder'.
And again, if you don't think WA is a cash cow for the AFL you don't know your history.