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AFL National Reserves Competition?

interesting perspective on the state of SA football but equally applies here, the comments at the bottom are interesting also 

http://www.footyalmanac.com.au/afl-national-reserves-competition/

Heath_eld

Agree, but the question does remain, what would be left in the VFL without them? 

 

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The crowds are not what they use to be in both sanfl and wafl. They still got their hardcore base supporters but gone are the halycon vintage days of state footy. With the afl teams mixed into the local teams its a bit of a mix and match. Peel thunder and east perth should be standalone like the other wafl teams.

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When I lived in Perth in the early 1980's they used to get crowds of 20,000 to the East v South Fremantle derbies, and my local club West Perth would regularly get crowds of 7-8,000 to a home game. From what I see on TV nowadays the crowds at WAFL games are very poor, the SANFL appears to be still relatively strong crowd-wise.

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Adelaide crows lost 10.8 to Sturt 15.13

So much for the domination of the crows in the SANFL

The double blues were a power a few decades ago winning 5 straight flags between 1966-70 

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can't seem to start a new thread so thought i would drop it in here as its on a similar subject, the state of second-tier football in Australia  State of the footy nation: time to address a few issues about good ordinary football at the second tier

http://www.footyalmanac.com.au/state-of-the-footy-nation-time-to-address...