How is it that every other sport in the world essentially has stayed the same.
And our game has constantly been dicked around with.
Leave the god damn game alone. If you need fixture equalization, make it an 18round season! If tanking occurs who gives a ■■■■, it's the bottom teams right to position themselves accordingly and if that means blooding kids well so be it, will help them in years to come.
Every rule change & every consideration about the fixture is about $$ and the bonuses of the AFL executive.
Better spectacle. More attendances. More people viewing on TV. Larger TV rights deals. More sponsors. More profitability = bigger bonuses.