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I can only speculate. Pretty sure football was only semi-professional until not long before Brisbane and West Coast were added to the VFL.
There seems there was desire to win more than the state league. There was the championship of Australia (only just learnt of this one). Also the SoO. Which was the ultimate… prob why everyone but the vics hate it when they desecrate it’s memory.
Most older blokes over here will tell a story about how their team wanted to join the VFL first and the other teams wouldn’t allow it. They can also rattle off a few of their favorite players that left for the VFL, often for money (as Rowdy alludes to) sure some went to play with the other best players.
I think you will find most “whingeing” comes from people who think the AFL is great. Can’t wait till it’s back. I’d be happy enough if the AFL stayed exactly how it is. Lots of things will change/evolve though.
I did have a laugh with your article mate 👍 If I could write as well I’d give some topics a go. Might try a vic-bias-centric one about the fixturing of rounds 7-11 rounds 😛

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

😊 You don’t hear them complaining because there is nothing intentionally “wrong” with the fixtures in those national leagues. You would hear them talk about the odd short turn around between games if you listened closely enough – it’s common to hear from most sports leagues overseas too. Apparently recovery is important for professional athletes. Good point about the anchors, only there’s 2 Fremantle teams that have won plenty of WAFL flags, best we don’t add to the woes of our local league.

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

Why do swimmers aim for Olympic medals rather than just state titles?

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

You seemed to have tied yourself in knots there old mate. Remember your article, we’re ALL living in “Melbourne sporting culture” bubbles.

Vic clubs must fold or merge to make room for interstate expansion

Sure would be tempting to catch the Shinkansen down on a weekend the eagles were away. Wouldn’t complain about a sunday arvo game after visiting breweries all weekend 😛

Vic clubs must fold or merge to make room for interstate expansion

Great article. Never too early to plant seeds. A third and fourth team in Perth would probably do better in a 2nd division to begin with…

Vic clubs must fold or merge to make room for interstate expansion

A) Wants to see the game thrive – get bigger and better – do more good.
B) Wants to be able to go see his team play every week. Does something else if expansion team or bottom 8 non-vic team visits. OR C) Vic dinosaur.

The Vic-centric AFL discriminates against WA clubs

Or we can just keep collecting “their” cups. They will fold to the “whinging” it’s how things progress.

The Vic-centric AFL discriminates against WA clubs

So just keep doing whats always been done? How will he sleep.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

Robbed of a few percentage points, shouldn’t be costly. 😛

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

Pretty sure teams that play at an away venue within a few weeks of each other usually do well. I have no stats to prove this mind you haha

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

True Joe. There is still home ground advantage, just not amplified by a crowd. It looks like some teams will have to accept having played on a ground more recently as there only “advantage”. Unless the AFL plans on evening out the neutral ground games.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

C-graders very important. Look at Richmond.

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: West Coast Eagles

Nearly the whole back line is or will be All Australian. Its a bummer we will miss willie from the forward line. Even with JK gone we have a top 5 forward in JD. Only gap i see is could do with a few more up and coming mids, only thing is they wouldnt be getting a game ahead of shuey, gaff, kelly, yeo etc

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: West Coast Eagles

Where does Stephen Michael place in your top 5 Jonboy? 😉

AFL returning on June 11 with use of Gold Coast hub

I think 2006 was peak freo. The first season they won both H&A games vs eagles. Thought Adelaide and Freo were more dangerous than Sydney (until they beat us 1st week).

When was your team the undisputed best in the AFL? Part 2

You were always going to get swarmed there Peter. Is the poll still open? Cats by 40+ at the cattery with Hawkins and Duncan playing.

When was your team the undisputed best in the AFL? Part 2

😂 Richmond went 1-4 away from Melbourne in 2018. A win @gc makes that years highlights.

When was your team the undisputed best in the AFL? Part 1

Got about as long as each other left. Looks like they’ve planned for it though.

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: Richmond Tigers

Reiwouldt is older than JK? Do tigers have anyone like Allen coming through to be that second tall forward?

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: Richmond Tigers

Big fan of Hartlett. Is scary how good Rozee could be.

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: Port Adelaide Power

This must be the oldest list so far?

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: Geelong Cats

I think we mostly agree 🙂 to say they are “deliberately” bias is parochialism. As would be denying they have at times made poor decisions that (could) give this impression. Appreciate your replies. Look forward to reading your comments when we have some actual footy to talk about mate.

Rockliff takes aim at AFL’s Vic bias

Have you not heard of the new dice league pete 😂

Are the two WA clubs victims of the AFL's Vic bias?

I don’t know, have heard of some rewatching last years grandfinal.

AFL legitimately announces 'Australian Dice Football League'