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NorthPort
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VFL poll regarding AFL listed players.
The current poll on the new VFL website is: [quote]Should there be a limit on the number of AFL Listed players playing in VFL teams each week?[/quote] I was surprised to see that 68% of people do want a limit on AFL players playing in a VFL team on a weekly basis. I wondered what people thought? I personally would like a limit of 10 or 11 AFL players in VFL sides. That way, the club is fielding half or more than half the team, and therefore developing their own players. The remaining 10 (or so players) would play in the VFL reserves side, where Im sure their leadership could have a huge influence on VFL fringe players. I should mention that Port Melbourne had a policy when they had Sydney players coming down each weekend. Initially 10 in the first year, however it became 12 in the final year, so the side was more Sydney than Port Melbourne. Thoughts?
Syko_DJ
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Assuming that the AFL side is playing on the same weekend there should be NO restrictions as to the numbers allowed in the VFL side. It would be rediculous for a player who is on a senior list at an AFL club to be denied a game simple because there are to many fit and able players at the club and a limit applies on how many can play VFL. Rediculous utterly stupid. Face facts the VFL is the reserves side of for the majority of AFL clubs. I know from personal experience that Box Hill have had in the order of 16 AFL players in the 22 leaving room for just 8 actual Box Hill Players. That's life. They play VFL seconds and the guys who miss out on a seconds game can be released to a EFL (or equivalent) side.
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I wasn't suggesting they had to sit out the weekend. but the remaining 5-10 or so, who weren't playing VFL seniors would play in the VFL reserves side. If that means that VFL listed players are without a spot in either side, then they play in their local metro comp.

 


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rico
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Dave , although syko is right in his numbers , it's also important to point out that Box Hill has a history of not being afraid to play inexperienced or out of form AFL listed guys in the ressies. It's my understanding that this will continue and perhaps increase under new coach Andy Collins. I have to admit though , that I doubt a maximum limit in the seniors would work....just cant see the clubs wearing it.
Shamus
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Go back to the VFA and let the AFL have their own reserves competition. You cannot expect senior VFL players to drop back to the VFL reserves and play for peanuts, while some crock from the AFL, fills his spot.
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NorthPort
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Shamus, what did you think of the competition in 2000, where the majority of AFL clubs fielded their own side in the VFL, and rougly 18 clubs competed? I can't see the Victorian AFL clubs playing in their own competition again, and I think that media coverage (such that it is) on the VFL would be drastically reduced.

 


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

Shamus
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Onslaught, The AFL clubs are using the VFL to reduce the cost of fielding a reserves side. During season 2000 the AFL clubs used top up players, from the suburban competition, but they found it more efficient to merge (take over) VFL clubs. Come finals time the VFL teams are swamped with AFL players, this does not encourage, aspiring VFL players, to remain in the competition, unless they go to a stand alone VFL club.
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[quote="Shamus"]...Come finals time the VFL teams are swamped with AFL players, this does not encourage, aspiring VFL players, to remain in the competition, unless they go to a stand alone VFL club.[/quote] I couldn't agree more on that one.. As with recent years a few of Ports decent players are heading down to play with Frankston this season.

 


* It's time to restore the VFA name.