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The mid-season draft is the AFL's worst idea yet

https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/05/06/the-mid-season-draft-is-the-afls-worst-idea-yet/

What are people's views on this mid-season draft, which is looming, and its effect on club's premiership aspirations and the VFL as a whole? Will it make life even tougher for the stand-alones? 

 

digs

Don'y like it myself Wal. 

It's typical of AFL not to give stuff about VFL clubs & others developing their players for sucess, only to have their good players snatched from under their noses.

How many players do they want & are they wanting to put the second layer comps out of business after the elimination of the VFL development league competioion.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

Bearsman
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All drafts should be at the end of the year. This is just the AFL raping the state league clubs once again, taking their best players with very little compensation. I believe compensation to the club is 50% of sign on money. Its unlikely any drafted players will go straight into an AFL side, they are there as emegencies essentially.

This is the AFL's 'explanation' of how it works...

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-02-07/midseason-draft-when-is-it-and-how-will-it-work

MegaA
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It is another low blow towards stand alone clubs and yes another example of not caring for our clubs. I seriously doubt that picking up a player mid season will have any benefit for a AFL club. Chances are that by the time they get to the required level of fitness and get to a reasonable enough level to play in the seniors - it will be season over. Very unlikely that they are just going to pick a player and they are going to go into their seniors list the next week.

What if a club is having a exceptional season (like Port was in 2011) and mid season a few players are poached, and therefore with the majorly depleted side they do not end up winning the premiership. Why should a ex VFA club be punished when they have a exceptional side ? Fairness factor - None at all - AFL care factor - also none at all !

17 PREMIERSHIPS, 33 x GRAND FINALISTS, 21 X Runners up

THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!

billythekid

Is anyone surprised at what the AFL do?Most of the players drafted will be fodder for the AFL seconds /VFL non stand alone clubs and could cruel the standalone clubs with some of their players playing against  them for the rest of the season and finals.

vfa
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Another garbage idea by the arrogant football league. These mid season players drafted from vfl clubs won't even be playing afl. It will derail and destroy all the hard work by the vfl standalone clubs. Lowson will hurt coburg big time if drafted. If drafted and not picked in afl team should still be allowed to play for original vfl club before drafted in mid season. That is the least the moronic pig headed afl clowns should allow to happen.

MegaA
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Am I correct in saying that clubs  are not allowed to top up their list if one of their players is taken ? 

17 PREMIERSHIPS, 33 x GRAND FINALISTS, 21 X Runners up

THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!

billythekid

Gary Ayres didnt need to worry about losing players as no VFL players were considered good enough to play AFL seconds footy.

MegaA
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No vfl players from any club or just Port ?

17 PREMIERSHIPS, 33 x GRAND FINALISTS, 21 X Runners up

THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!

CGull

None at all, just a storm in a tea cup.

MegaA
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So is this just to replace players who are injured in the AFL that wont be playing for the rest of the season?

17 PREMIERSHIPS, 33 x GRAND FINALISTS, 21 X Runners up

THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!

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