Miscellaneous VFL comments and articles


#1

This discussion was created from comments split from: Semi Final vs Footscray, 2:40pm Sunday 11 September at North Port Oval.


#2

Ben Long, cousin of Jake has kicked the lazy 6 in the prelim for the doggies. Looks the goods.


#3

Dogs are gonna win the VFL final.


#4

I’m at work. Whats the score?


#5

Uber-choke by Casey. From a low-scoring tie at half-time they lost the third quarter 0-52.

Must be some Footscray fans missing this game in Grand Final queues — in a week’s time they may regret that!


#6
I'm at work. Whats the score?

87 - 46 footscray. 10 minutes in last qtr.


#7

Damn. 2 years running we fell just short in the finals against the eventual premiers, both of which won their remaining games comfortably.


#8

Yep…had them on the fkg canvas, couldn’t finish them and now they win the flag in an absolute canter…seeing us play a GF at Etihad would have been unreal


#9

Only ourselves to blame, you should win when you’re 3 goals up at three quarter time.


#10
Only ourselves to blame, you should win when you're 3 goals up at three quarter time.

Yeah! Same as last year. Willy came from behind shafted us and went on to win the flag.
It takes the eventual Premier to knock us out!
2017, our year?


#11
  1. Flag. Lock it in.

#12
Only ourselves to blame, you should win when you're 3 goals up at three quarter time.

That was relevant the week before as well.


#13

Frankston Dolphins have been removed from the VFL.

http://trib.al/wL92HNa


#14

THE final siren appears to have sounded on the debt-hit Frankston Football Club.

The administrator handling the VFL club’s affairs today confirmed AFL Victoria had terminated the Dolphins’ licence to play in the state league.

A statement from Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants said Paul Burness and Con Kokkinos were called in to a meeting with AFL Victoria this morning.

“At the meeting they were advised that the club’s licence to compete in the VFL would be terminated imminently. As a result, FFC will not be able to compete in the VFL competition into the future,’’ the statement said.

It said the decision “concludes any prospect of a club restructure and the voluntary administrators will now turn their efforts to an orderly closure through an inevitable liquidation of the club’’.

“It’s a very disappointing outcome for a club with a history dating back to 1887. The proposal to creditors, which we recommended, would have seen the club continue into the future and would have provided the best possible outcome for staff, creditors, members, and supporters,’’ Burness said.

“As a business operating in Frankston, I am acutely aware that the club’s closure will have far reaching consequences for the local community.

“I would like to thank the players, coaching staff, employees, the board, sponsors, and supporters for their help and dedication throughout this difficult period.”

The statement said it was believed that AFL Victoria had concerns about “non-financial matters such as the historical on-field performance’’.

The club went into voluntary administration four weeks ago with debts of more than $1 million.

“While we are disappointed with the decision, we were not in a position to give any assurances on matters such as the future performances of players,’’ Burness said.

“As voluntary administrators our role was limited to dealing with the financial issues facing the club.”

The administrators said they would not tell creditors and stakeholders that a liquidation of the club was inevitable.

The liquidation is expected to be confirmed at a meeting of creditors next Monday, October 3.

Leader sent AFL Victoria spokesman Anthony Stanguts questions relating to the Dolphins this morning. Stanguts has yet to respond.

Frankston Dolphins members and supporters packed a meeting held by administrators to discuss the financially stricken club’s future.


#15

That’s sad.


#16

Good thing we’ve transitioned to getting our half-back flankers from Essendon VFL instead.


#17
That's sad.

It is. Some of the old VFA clubs have more suppporters than the expansion clubs. If the VFA remained it would have been a welcome alternative to Gil’s league.


#18

The AFL has progressively just eaten the VFA alive for years. Very sad to see clubs with such a rich history die.


#19
The AFL has progressively just eaten the VFA alive for years. Very sad to see clubs with such a rich history die.

Yep. No money for grass roots in Frankston


#20

The afl stole the VFL, destroyed the VFA and ruined interstate football.