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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? 
 

Do the Tasmanians get any say in what their team might be called? Or do they have to live with the parochial assumptions of mainlanders? 

 

Or, maybe they want to continue the latest trend of naming new AFL clubs after American "franchises". We could have the Tassie Jazz, or the Tassie Dodgers.

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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


3 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Do the Tasmanians get any say in what their team might be called? Or do they have to live with the parochial assumptions of mainlanders? 

 

Or, maybe they want to continue the latest trend of naming new AFL clubs after American "franchises". We could have the Tassie Jazz, or the Tassie Dodgers.

or tassie vikings .........someone must have found evidence that tassie was first visited by vikings 😲

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2 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

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

Well played BA

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14 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

or tassie vikings .........someone must have found evidence that tassie was first visited by vikings 😲

The Tassie Penal’s 

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i've always been an advocate to reduce the competition to 14 teams (goodbye northern franchises, saints, north) or 12 and everyone plays each other home and away in a 26- or 22-round season

it won't happen tho

the fact that ed is promoting a 20 team competition is in keeping with the whispers out of docklands for the last five or six years that the afl is more focussed on expansion than contraction

as others have said, his entire statement is high on popular statements and low on realistic outcomes - all about 'rehabilitation of ed' than anything else

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

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

Little known fact: Prior to WWI, there were 114 Aussie Rules teams in NZ....

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45 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

or tassie vikings .........someone must have found evidence that tassie was first visited by vikings 😲

Hu Jintao claimed the Chinese explored Aus and traded with indigenous people for many years...... Tassie Totalitarians???

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3 minutes ago, Grr-owl said:

Hu Jintao claimed the Chinese traded with indigenous Australians for many years...... Tassie Totalitarians???

so, the "red devils"?

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Well, for what it's worth, I kinda like the idea. Eddie's energy and ideas, diligence, and maths for that matter, are optimistic and bold. But that's the kind of thinking that makes Western societies dynamic. 

Only thing is I reckon the talent is already spread thin. A country of 25 million, 2/3 of which play the game, can only produce so many elite athletes. One relocation and one closure would do it, or two relocations and a combine. Sure, either of these options are gonna hurt, but they've been done twice and we got used to it, especially once those teams experienced success...

Teams have come and gone. Anybody still mourning University?  Happens all the time with relegation in the EPL, recognising that fortunes wax and wane with talent and energy and ideas and application. 

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I’m all for a more evenly fixtured comp and the 20 team idea would give us just that. The current biased draw sets up all kinds of inequities that I hate!  i grew up with 12 teams and  22 rounds , one home one away vs all teams. I still miss the sense  of justice in that. 

Top 12 is daft. Just go for a top 10. Don’t think teams below half way on the ladder should be included in finals. 

Tassie deserve a gig. not sure where the other team come from. maybe a third from WA or SA? 

Anyway I seem to be one of the few that likes this whole idea in general. 

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2 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

I’m all for a more evenly fixtured comp and the 20 team idea would give us just that. The current biased draw sets up all kinds of inequities that I hate!  i grew up with 12 teams and  22 rounds , one home one away vs all teams. I still miss the sense  of justice in that. 

 

yes, 19 rounds gives you that.........but why did he add a 20th round "rival match" which then destroys the fairness?

looks like he just did that so home/away games just marginally exceeds the current home/away games

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18 teams, 34 games home and away. Whoever finishes on top wins the league and are crowned premiers. No finals and no bye. 7 games are played midweek and the grand final takes place on a Saturday afternoon on the last Saturday in September. 

Alternatively 20 teams, 38 games and no mickey mouse pre-season competition. 

 

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4 hours ago, NeveroddoreveN said:

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!

You may have missed it but the proposal is not fair and even, it has an extra 'rivalry round' for some reason. so whether that team is 1st or 20th could decide your season. They finally have the chance to have an even and fair draw at least hypothetically and they blow it. 

And the 12th team out of 20 making finals? finals should be the best team playing off. not team that have lost more games than they won. I get he wants to make more money for the AFL with more finals but finals would lose their appeal and significance

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56 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

given tassie's colours are bottle green, yellow and maroon (with bottle green being the predominant colour),

how about the tassie bottleos

Tassie Stubbies?

or Tassie Explorers with a map of Tassie on the jersey

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8 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

18 teams, 34 games home and away. Whoever finishes on top wins the league and are crowned premiers. No finals and no bye. 7 games are played midweek and the grand final takes place on a Saturday afternoon on the last Saturday in September. 

Alternatively 20 teams, 38 games and no mickey mouse pre-season competition. 

 

you can take the boy out of Scotland....

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14 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

why did he add a 20th round "rival match"

Who do posters think might be our and other sides' natural "rival"?

Traditionally for us it was Collingwood, but a lot of other clubs would probably think the same.

I could see the interstate teams playing each other, maybe Hawthorn v Geelong and North v Bulldogs but as for the rest?

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What about all 20 teams make the finals?  the AFL would make so much money then

or maybe just 18 teams so north and the bombers can miss out

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how about for fairness and inclusion we calculate the ladder positions differently

we add an extra column call the the"joan kirner woke inclusion factor" which is the number of premierships won,

then the game points are divided by this factor to determine the ladder position

simples, guaranteed to even out the competition 

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Just what we need....another 2 teams who can't support themselves. 

$30M p.a. going to GWS, similar to GCS, with St.Kilda and North being held up by the AFL as well.  With more teams on welfare, it just means less to be returned to grass roots levels, and the teams which are currently providing the income of the AFL. 

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37 minutes ago, DubDee said:

you can take the boy out of Scotland....

Wha's like us ? Gey few an' they're a' deid ! 

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