I think the only way to make a completely fair draw is to play everybody twice, One at home and one away.
That makes 34 games.
To combat the extra games
- I would scrap the NAB cup, straight into the real thing. Clubs to organise there own practice games if they want them.
-Play footy seven days a week (AFL would love this) with teams only getting 5-6 day brakes
-Increase the team list size too say 50-55 with a player only aloud to play around 25 of the 34 home and away games for the season. Clubs would have to learn how to manage their lists, rest good players against weaker sides (might make for a few upsets).
-probably make for larger number of bad games but every sporting comp in the world has bad games.
-still doesn’t fix the problems with dead rubbers.
Probably a bad idea but I like footy, the more the better:)
Note- I’m not a word smith so please excuse my spelling and grammar.