Jump to content

  • Podcast:     

  • Podcast:     

Eddie's Bold Plan for 20 Team Comp



Recommended Posts

 

  • Each team plays each other once
  • Plus an extra rivalry round
  • 200 H & A games vs 198 current
  • Final 12 = 15 Finals vs Current 9
  • A minimum $20M more on current rights
  • 1 Team from Tasmania (Tassie Devils) & 1 Team from NT/North QLD (Northern Crocs)
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 51
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Possibly the stupidest idea since someone suggested that we shouldn’t have sung “grand old flag” after last Sunday’s win against GWS.

So this is step 1 in Eddie's image rehabilitation campaign.  He's just saying a bunch of popular (to the lay-person) but largely impractical things. It's a PR piece for Eddie and that is all.

Maybe it is time to dramatically strengthen the second tier of Australian football, instead of imagining that only the official 'AFL' level matters and coming up with yet more hare-brained ideas to fi

1 minute ago, Demonland said:

 

  • Each team plays each other once
  • Plus an extra rivalry round
  • 200 H & A games vs 198 current
  • Final 12 = 15 Finals vs Current 9
  • A minimum $20M more on current rights
  • 1 Team from Tasmania (Tassie Devils) & 1 Team from NT/North QLD (Northern Crocs)

A final 12? Good God what a bloody awful idea.

 

And NT/Nth Qld combined or a choice between the 2?

Cairns would be ok. Only a 8hr drive to see a game. That's a short distance up here.

Link to post
Share on other sites

After watching am not finding much i dislike about it.

20 teams playing each other once would be great.  It would finally be an even competition with no major advantages to clubs like Collingwood(home games) & Geelong.   There is a lot of luck involved currently as you happen to play twice on any given year.  Some of these teams are so much more likely to play finals due to these advantages.

Even a top 12 is not too bad if out of 20 teams.  Could be as simple as 11th and 12th are effectively wildcards.  It would stop a lot of teams from tanking as more would be in contention for these spots.

Overall i hope the competition goes down a similar path to this hypothetical one that is outlined.  It would create a more exciting and fair competition....Something we have never had even close to!

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

20 round season - ok, whatever 

Final 12 - terrible

Nt / FNQ team - unfeasible 

‘Breakthrough team’ - a joke

40 million combined funding annually - ridiculous 

Brand new stadium in Hobart for 7 games a year - lol

Brand new stadium having a roof because its cold outside - jump in the Derwent 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Maybe it is time to dramatically strengthen the second tier of Australian football, instead of imagining that only the official 'AFL' level matters and coming up with yet more hare-brained ideas to fit the mammoth plug in the guinea pig holes?

 

The second tier doesn’t interest me, but grass roots footy does.

I’d invest in regional areas and work place laws so that people still have weekends and still live in the country. So many fewer young blokes play footy these days because they don’t have the time, money or inclination. 

Eddie’s plan on spending probably close to a billion dollars in the next decade for a Tasmanian AFL team is crazy. Imagine if that money was spent on country schools, country hospitals, country jobs in Tasmania. And a few bucks directly on ovals and change rooms. 
 

I get they need a team but the team should grow from the grassroots up, not from monumental investment. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Spirit of '87 said:

How would the Melbourne Demons react to a team called the Tassie Devils coming into the competition? 
 

Shades of the Prison Bar jumper debate.

Eddie is ok with it as long as it doesn't clash with Collingwood.

Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Maybe it is time to dramatically strengthen the second tier of Australian football, instead of imagining that only the official 'AFL' level matters and coming up with yet more hare-brained ideas to fit the mammoth plug in the guinea pig holes?

 

The VFL is a sad joke now, completely ruined. Why would anyone want to play their guts out in that comp? It means nothing 

purely a development league with extra players to make up numbers...

Link to post
Share on other sites

The competition is already has too many teams and the talent is spread too thin IMO.

Moreover, how many clubs are truly sustainable without significant AFL support?  Probably 6 in Victoria, 2 in WA, 1 in Adelaide and 1 in Sydney. It makes no sense to be adding two new teams to be on the teet.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

The competition is already has too many teams and the talent is spread too thin IMO.

Moreover, how many clubs are truly sustainable without significant AFL support?  Probably 6 in Victoria, 2 in WA, 1 in Adelaide and 1 in Sydney. It makes no sense to be adding two new teams to be on the teet.

A New Zealand team can't be too far away.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not against expanding to 20 teams but not in the timeframe being suggested, I don't think, given COVID.

I am 100% overwhelmingly against 12 finals teams, or any situation in which more than 50% of sides make the finals. The myopic stupidity of thinking that more finals sides = more finals = more money will eventually be realised to be stupid when half the finals are meaningless "wild card" games whilst the quality of the finals, and subsequent interest/attendance at them, takes a hit.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Spirit of '87 said:

How would the Melbourne Demons react to a team called the Tassie Devils coming into the competition? 
 

No argument from me providing they wear white & black vertical stripes.(not black & white). What do you think Eddie? 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    MOGGIES MASTERED by George on the Outer

    They say that herding cats is an impossible task but not for the Melbourne Demons who through relentless pressure, scored a commanding 25 point victory in Round 4 over Geelong at the MCG. The team that missed the AFL finals only once in the past dozen years were shown up by the new Demons of 2021 who have recorded their first 4-0 opening to the season in 21 years! Melbourne knew what was coming, and it was Geelong who were shown up for their inability to adapt to the 2021 style of foot

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    UNDER MY SKIN by The Oracle

    The story goes that there’s a certain player from Geelong who has been seen in Moorabool Street crooning the old Sinatra classic, “I’ve got you under my skin.” His name is O’Connor and he’s been tasked to achieve one thing on Sunday by his coach, Chris Scott: to get under the skin of a Demon midfielder on Sunday and thereby tag him out of the big contest at the G. The idea behind the tactic is to not only blunt one of the team’s most destructive weapons but to distract them all from producing th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MAX IN SPACE

    Demon skipper Max Gawn is one big unit at 208cm and lately he’s been standing even taller. We already know that he’s unstoppable in the air when going for a mark but with three consecutive victories to open the season, you might say that he has his head in the clouds.  And that is literally true thanks to a fan at Demonland.com who recently arranged for our big ruckman to go even further than the clouds but way beyond to the edge of space and into the stratosphere. And this photograph of Ma

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 25

    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT by George on the Outer

    A 34-point win in the nation’s capital has seen the Demons kill the Giants hopes early in the 2021 season. It wasn’t only the scoreboard, but a succession of injuries to major players for GWS that has put paid to their aspirations. The winning result wasn’t just due to the opposition losing players, but also to the relentless pressure from this 2021 Melbourne side that put them in the winners circle. In past years, a 16 point deficit at the first change combined with a rampant Toby Greene w

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    POWER AND THE PASSION by Whispering Jack

    The Demons ran out for their Qualifying Final match against the Fremantle Dockers at Casey Fields as the sounds of Midnight Oils’ “Power and the Passion cascaded over the mainly friendly pro-Melbourne crowd. It was a far cry from the season opener at Carrara in late January where few of their fans were in attendance in high 20’s heat and humidity and silence greeted every score from the slow-starting Demons. They ran away from the lowly Suns, won comfortably in the end and followed that with ano

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BREAK OUT by Whispering Jack

    Despite the chaotic events occurring in Canberra over the past few weeks, one thing is for certain. This weekend’s game at Manuka Oval in the nation’s capital between the GWS Giants and Melbourne will decide which of Scott Morrison or Leon Cameron is the most under the pump at this point in time.  This time twelve months ago, the Giants were coming off a season in which they had played off in a grand final. They opened up their 2020 campaign with a resounding 32-point victory in round 1 aga

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MARVELOUS PRESSURE by George on the Outer

    Is this a new form of Melbourne which has suddenly emerged in 2021?  In the past, whenever the pressure was applied, the team would falter early and as a consequence, it would more often than not, be forced to confront its own self-inflicted failure. But perhaps not so this year. The match at Marvel Stadium against the Saints provided an insight into how creating pressure, actually relieves it on the club, players and coach. Right from the start, Melbourne was there to make a stat

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    STUCK IN THE MIDDLE by The Oracle

    Throughout the off season, St Kilda was touted as an improver and a possible challenger for a top four position mainly off the back of another good trade and draft period at the end of last year. Then in Round 1, the undermanned Saints made a shaky start and almost succumbed to the Giants but they managed to come home from a wet and woolly Sydney with the four points intact. For Round 2, they have a couple of handy players returning so they come into the the game at Marvel Stadium choc

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A SCRAPPY, SLOPPY SUCCESS by George on the Outer

    After what seemed like an eternity without Footy in Melbourne, the Demons and their fans produced a scrappy, sloppy yet successful return to the MCG. Yet is was against an interstate team from the furthest reaches of the country, but the 21K fans who made it through the gates, was way below expectations for numbers.  Sure it can’t have helped with all the difficulty that Ticketek imposed just to get a ticket, and since you just couldn’t walk up, perhaps the number wasn’t that surprising.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Whispering Jack

    The Melbourne Football Club has unfinished business with Fremantle after that unexpected loss in their previous clash at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns cost it a place in last year’s finals campaign.   Back then, the tired Demons spluttered listlessly through the humid conditions in tropical far North Queensland playing in and losing two games in the space of four days and against two lowly clubs. The end result was much more than an embarrassment for the club given what was at stake at th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    PRACTICE PUMMELLING by George on the Outer

    Was this a practice for what lay ahead for the Demons in 2021 or was it an outcome to expect because it was used as a true practice game? Those of us on the outside will never know, but a 39 point loss to the Western Bulldogs was a pummelling in anyone’s language. We can draw some consolation from the players that Melbourne put on the field, with Toby Bedford, Jake Bowey, Kade Chandler, James Jordon and Tom Sparrow each getting a guernsey whereas they probably would not normally be in the f

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    A WALK IN THE PAST by Whispering Jack

    On Monday night, the Melbourne Football Club handed out four life memberships. Two of those awards went to men who are long gone. Charles ‘Chubby’ Forrester and James ‘Jas’ Byrne played for the club in the 1870s, even before the Victorian Football Association was formed. The other two are current skipper Max Gawn and swingman Tom McDonald, who almost left the club at the end of the pandemic-affected 2020 season. Some fans might have raised their eyebrows and wondered whether the emphasis on hist

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports


×
×
  • Create New...