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Robbo
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VFL Reserves Finals Format revealed!!!!

This year's VFL Reserves finals is a top 6, 3 week knockout series

WEEK 1 Elimination Finals
Game A 3rd vs 6th
Game B 4th vs 5th

WEEK 2 Preliminary Finals
Game C 1st vs Winner Game B
Game D 2nd vs Winner Game A

WEEK 3 Grand Final
Game E Winner Game C vs Winner Game D

(Grand Final to be played at Port Melbourne on VFL Senior Preliminary Finals Weekend)

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NorthPort
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Didn't they try this with the TAC Cup a year or so ago? I was pretty sure they decided it was no good and reverted back to the traditional :) final 8 system.







footyman
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They tried it in the TAC Cup last year.

The Reserves finals format has been tired for some time, at least they're trying something new.

Now all we need is the TAC GF at 1.30pm, the VFL Ressies at 4.30pm and the VFL seniors at 7.30pm on Grand Final Day. The 2s boys deserve better than playing their big game at TEAC Oval.

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[quote=footyman]They tried it in the TAC Cup last year.

The Reserves finals format has been tired for some time, at least they're trying something new.

Now all we need is the TAC GF at 1.30pm, the VFL Ressies at 4.30pm and the VFL seniors at 7.30pm on Grand Final Day. The 2s boys deserve better than playing their big game at TEAC Oval.[/quote]

Spot on Footyman.

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iceman
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The final 5 is the fairest and most rewarding system, the final 6 doesn't do it for me, agree that all 3 should be on the same day... when though?

StatsMan
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Kinda on topic, where will the TAC finals be played this year? Thanks.

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This ridiculous format (a 3 week Finals series!) gives teams 1 and 2 a huge advantage with a week off and free passage into a Preliminary Final, so each only has to win 1 game to make the Grand Final.

At this stage Willy and Box Hill are looking very short odds to finish top and 2nd (even though Willy has lost 2 in a row) so we could see these 2 teams play off in the Reserves Grand Final for the 3rd time in 4 years.

Box Hill's Development Team (I know some hate that term but it does have some good points) is playing some great football at the moment, the demolition job performed on Port today was something to see.

footyman
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I'm prepared to give it a year, I've not been impressed with the VFL Reserves finals structure for a few years now so they may as well try something new.

The TAC Cup knock out series last year was flawed because it didnt reward the top team(or teams) in a meaningful way whereas at least this structure gives the teams who finish 1 and 2 a week off.

I won't back away from the suggestion that the Reserves Grand Final should be played at Docklands though. For 2010 I think they we should have a triple header. A game at TEAC doesn't cut it for me.

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Anybody care to explain this one?

From yesterday's Herald Sun, talking about the TAC Cup finals format from 2008:

"AFL Victoria operations manager John Hook said the knockout format had to be axed. "We Just thought last year was a bit severe. Last year the Bushrangers finished on top and could have got knocked out in the first week" Hook said"

I nearly choked on my wheaties when I read that. In case he hadn't noticed, Mr Hook also looks after the VFL reserves competition where he has introduced a knockout finals format this year. How comes it was deemed a bit severe for the TAC Cup, yet when it comes to the VFL reserves it is no problem? AFL Victoria seem to make their rules on the run, and the inconsistencies that come out of that place are astonishing.

Perhaps one of our media friends like Paul Amy or Kain from Casey could seek clarification on the issue cos I honestly can't see how he can justify it wasn't good enough for the U18s but its ok for the VFL ressies.

The consequences of a knockout finals series in the VFL ressies are severe. Let's say Sandringham's seniors miss out, but their reserves qualify in 6th and play Box Hill in the first week of finals. The Hawks finish top, have their senior team still playing, yet face a Sandy side who can drop back qualified players to their reserves side. How unfair would that be??

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[quote=footyman]Anybody care to explain this one?

From yesterday's Herald Sun, talking about the TAC Cup finals format from 2008:

"AFL Victoria operations manager John Hook said the knockout format had to be axed. "We Just thought last year was a bit severe. Last year the Bushrangers finished on top and could have got knocked out in the first week" Hook said"

I nearly choked on my wheaties when I read that. In case he hadn't noticed, Mr Hook also looks after the VFL reserves competition where he has introduced a knockout finals format this year. How comes it was deemed a bit severe for the TAC Cup, yet when it comes to the VFL reserves it is no problem? AFL Victoria seem to make their rules on the run, and the inconsistencies that come out of that place are astonishing.

Perhaps one of our media friends like Paul Amy or Kain from Casey could seek clarification on the issue cos I honestly can't see how he can justify it wasn't good enough for the U18s but its ok for the VFL ressies.

The consequences of a knockout finals series in the VFL ressies are severe. Let's say Sandringham's seniors miss out, but their reserves qualify in 6th and play Box Hill in the first week of finals. The Hawks finish top, have their senior team still playing, yet face a Sandy side who can drop back qualified players to their reserves side. How unfair would that be??[/quote]

The whole bloody competition is UNFAIR

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