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ABC local radio Ballarat this morning announced that North Ballarat will not be fielding a DL side next year. Fitzy said it was unsustainable, and that players not required for the Roosters could play in their local teams. No mention in Ballarat Courier.
No mention of this was made during the "Inside Mail" program on 3RBA 102.3, by announcer Paul Taylor, Fitzy or the Ballarat FL bloke, Liam Brady. I expected comments as to how the Roosters having no DL team will affect Ballarat and other leagues.

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[quote=blackrocker]

All of them

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Mail is that there may well be another development team missing next year, making it an even greater dog's breakfast than what it is, with the whole comp having limited time to survive .
Could well be only 6 clubs with development teams next year. !!

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

Who would that be????
I would have thought that it was an imperative to have a successful seniors.
By the way doe anyone have the voting results for the magoos?

Have belief for the path to victory has been well worn however seldom do we arrive at the destination.

I'd say Coburg?

VFL,s treatment of the Development Competition is a joke. Take last nights Liston Medal no vote count not even the last round just the results, Myles Dorman kicks 58 goals not even a mention or Award. Very ordinary , not even a comment about Port v Willy and Northern v Box Hill this week. This is the heart beat of the Competition

[quote=Borough1874]

I'd say Coburg?

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Borough, You may well be right, but that's not who I was referring to.
If thats the case well it will spell doom for the entire development league competition, which I think is on its last legs.

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

A tad closer to home digs? I understand there was a meeting held pretty much on the door step of this season where a number of clubs agreed to pay their dv games as the curtain raiser to geelong etc. Without this the dv was pretty much not going to go ahead. Can only hope the dv continues because it great honest footy played by young blokes who value bettering their career rather than the bank balance.

Footy is the winner

A tad closer to home digs? I understand there was a meeting held pretty much on the door step of this season where a number of clubs agreed to pay their dv games as the curtain raiser to geelong etc. Without this the dv was pretty much not going to go ahead. Can only hope the dv continues because it great honest footy played by young blokes who value bettering their career rather than the bank balance.

Footy is the winner

[quote=digs]

Borough1874 wrote:

I'd say Coburg?

Borough, You may well be right, but that's not who I was referring to.

If thats the case well it will spell doom for the entire development league competition, which I think is on its last legs.
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I've heard a murmur about a push to have lists shrunk to just 40-45 players and the scrapping of the Development League.

Just a wild idea (off the top of my head), what would be the odds that the 'proposed' Women's State League might act as curtain raisers to the VFL?

I do hope it's not the Roosters Digsy! That would not be a good start to 2014 especially with you blokes on a hat trick!

[quote=gullible]

A tad closer to home digs? I understand there was a meeting held pretty much on the door step of this season where a number of clubs agreed to pay their dv games as the curtain raiser to geelong etc. Without this the dv was pretty much not going to go ahead. Can only hope the dv continues because it great honest footy played by young blokes who value bettering their career rather than the bank balance.

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You may be a little warmer Gullible.
I also agree that something has to give. You can't have a competition with only a third of the teams fielding development sides & playing each other every second week.
It will be a shame if it happens & I think that the VFL teams will lose all the benefits of having a club atmosphere & envioronment.

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

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