It means nothing, but none of the three pre season games we’d usually play did either.
In all three of the old system we’d play abut half bestish 22 and then half of the rest as well, I reckon.
Sure this is a bullshit marketing ploy by the AFL and it doesn’t deserve to be respected, but we need the balance of getting a good run into everyone and a look at every player.
This is a good mix. There aren’t any of the top shelf older players. We’ll get a good look at recent draftees in an actual football match and get run into some players who we know exactly what they’re going to offer during the year.