It seems the AFL has been listening to fans and battling clubs about how unbalanced the fixture has been in recent years.
So it has come up with a 17-5 proposal.
Everyone plays each other once after 17 rounds.
Then, the fixture rolls around somewhat, whereby the ladder determines the last 5 matches.
To use an example, I’m going to use the current ladder and a possible grouping of teams per tier and a potential round 22.
Top tier: Fremantle, West Coast, Collingwood, Sydney, Adelaide, GWS
Middle tier: Bulldogs, Hawthorn, North, Port, Essendon and Geelong
Bottom tier: Richmond, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Gold Coast, fark Carlton and Brisbane.
Fremantle v West Coast
Collingwood v Sydney
Adelaide v GWS
Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn
North Melbourne v Port Adelaide
Essendon v Geelong
Richmond v St. Kilda
Melbourne v Gold Coast
fark Carlton v Brisbane