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  • 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)
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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.

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Would mean that the pies would still not play in Tas and NT. Before we add more teams perhaps the likes of Collingwood should play in Tas, Canberra, Geelong and Alice before bringing in more teams.

 

Was it just me or did it look like an interview for Gill's job?

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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?

 

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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!

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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 

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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. 

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? 

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