- Jul 30, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Gunners & Steelers
Agreed, but it wasn't us 'Victorians'. It was the AFL that killed it. The AFL isn't representative of anything but themselves. What happened was that the moment that Sth went to Sydney and started playing Sunday games the bells began to ring. Then they took over any other times slot they could. Also they got rid of the reserves, only to co-opt the VFA a couple of years later and then gradually allow stand alone teams to push into the comp until all the older teams were dead, taken over, or - astonishingly - like Port alive but competing with teams that have a multi multi million dollar football budget. It is no different to the SANFL or the WAFL. Maybe in different ways, but the AFL has relegated them all into relative obscurity, and as the last of the rusted on fans die off they will all just be footnotes in a history book.Off topic, but I've been watching a bit of VFA footy from back in the day on Youtube recently.
I reckon you Victorians did footy in your state a bit of a dis-service letting that comp go by-the-wayside. It was pretty good, crowd sizes were often decent too.