NON-MFC: AFLW FINALS in AFL National Women's League Posted 1 hour ago 2 hours ago, sue said: I'll probably get caned for this, but I think the standard has gone right down and it is hard to watch. Over recent years the skill levels have improved a lot, but suddenly they have fallen away. I suspect that increased pressure is why. I noticed that today. Tackling has come on in the finals which brought us undone this finals campaign as our fantastic run and carry game got smashed through pressure. Today's game was all about tackling and pressure but you could say the same about our granny win last year. The women's game is progressing really well. It's just not in a straight line as coaches finesse their game plans and players adjust. Give me a close, hard fought grand final any day. Even if it's scrappy.