Miscellaneous VFL comments and articles


#21

There’s a lot of interesting theories concerning Frankston’s sad demise. Of course, ultimately it all comes down to the fact they ran out of dough. How? Well, you might first ask who stands to benefit most from this outcome and work out the how from there.


#22

This is a club that has been kicked from pillar to post in recent years.

It started with no AFL Reserves linkage. The nearest AFL club - St. Kilda - decided to side with Sandringham and the murmurs there is that will almost kill off the Zebras by staying there (very unhealthy alliance).

Then the burning down of that beautiful stand on the southern side of Frankston Oval. The cost of re-building the stand would have been massive.


#23

Would love a tasmanian team to join the league again


#24

VFA/VFL history ever changing.
Between 1958 and 1966, new clubs were added in Dandenong, Geelong West, Mordialloc, Sunshine, Frankston, Waverley and Werribee.
Mordialloc, Kilsyth, Berwick, Geelong West and Camberwell returned to suburban football;
Yarraville, Moorabbin, Northcote and Caulfield were suspended;
Sunshine, Brunswick-Broadmeadows and Waverley all folded.
Not to mention Oakleigh, Brighton, Sunshine etc etc.
Preston now disguised as Northern Bullants,
Add Bendigo (now gone), North Ballarat.
Add AFL reserves teams.
Etc Etc Etc
The more things change the more they… change ! !


#25
VFA/VFL history ever changing. Between 1958 and 1966, new clubs were added in Dandenong, Geelong West, Mordialloc, Sunshine, Frankston, Waverley and Werribee. Mordialloc, Kilsyth, Berwick, Geelong West and Camberwell returned to suburban football; Yarraville, Moorabbin, Northcote and Caulfield were suspended; Sunshine, Brunswick-Broadmeadows and Waverley all folded. Not to mention Oakleigh, Brighton, Sunshine etc etc. Preston now disguised as Northern Bullants, Add Bendigo (now gone), North Ballarat. Add AFL reserves teams. Etc Etc Etc The more things change the more they.... change ! !
That's actually really interesting love a history lesson

#26

Hadn’t seen it said anywhere, will hardingham play in our vfl team next year?


#27

My ultimate VFL-TAC Cup Structure:

In light of the recent development and undertakings prior to that, I have decided to come up with a future VFL-TAC Cup formula.

Box Hill and Eastern Ranges
Carlton to leave Preston behind, forming the Carlton Blues on their own, with Bendigo Pioneers as the feeder.
Casey Scorpions and Gippsland Power
Collingwood VFL and Murray Bushrangers North-East
Coburg and Calder Cannons
Essendon VFL and Dandenong/Southern Stingrays
Fitzroy gets the vacant licence but shares it with Preston under a combined Northern Bullants set-up (returning football full-time to Cramer St. Oval) linked to Northern Knights.
Footscray VFL and Northern Territory
Geelong VFL and NSW/ACT Rams
North Ballarat Roosters and North Ballarat Rebels
North Melbourne VFL and Queensland
Port Melbourne and Oakleigh Chargers
Richmond VFL and Murray Bushrangers North-West
St. Kilda VFL and Tassie Mariners
Sandringham and Sandringham Dragons
Williamstown and Western Jets
Werribee and Geelong Falcons


#28
Hadn't seen it said anywhere, will hardingham play in our vfl team next year?
He wasn't intending to do so this year, before the bans hit.

#29

Hardingham is going to be captain coach of Pascoe Vale in the EDFL.


#30

Oh well, less byes now with Frankston out and even numbers?


#31

NOB!


#32

Welcome back NOB!


#33

The EXODUS continues.

Destination club.


#34

I was hoping he might get a crack on a senior list somewhere.

Happy to have him in our VFL side though.


#35

Damnit, I thought we’d escaped byes in 2017…

THE VFL competition could lose its second club in little more than two months, with North Ballarat set to decide whether it continues in the state league at a board meeting on Monday night.

North Ballarat’s looming board vote follows Frankston’s expulsion from the VFL in late September, when the state league’s governing body, AFL Victoria, terminated the Dolphins’ licence after they were placed under financial administration.

North Ballarat entered the 2016 season as a standalone club after ending an eight-season partial alignment with North Melbourne that yielded three consecutive VFL premierships from 2008-10.

The Roosters finished second last this year – ahead of only Frankston – after notching just three wins.

It is understood they are now considering focusing solely on the Ballarat Football League, where they field a team, North Ballarat City, amid concerns about the mounting costs of fielding a VFL team.

North Ballarat chairwoman Jenny Bromley did not return calls when contacted about Monday night’s vote, but AFL Victoria released a brief statement to AFL.com.au.

“AFL Victoria has been informed about a board meeting at the North Ballarat Football Club on Monday night, and will await the result of that meeting before making any further comment,” AFL Victoria said.

If the Roosters vote to leave the VFL, the competition will be reduced from 15 to 13 teams next season.

It would also mean Eureka Stadium would be left without a VFL tenant as it nears the end of a major redevelopment ahead of the venue’s first scheduled AFL game, between the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide in round 22 next season.

The Victorian State Government contributed $15 million to the stadium’s redevelopment.


#36

Would be funny after pumping so much money into ballarat


#37

Sad seeing the death of stand alone clubs


#38
Sad seeing the death of stand alone clubs

As is the AFL’s wish.


#39
Sad seeing the death of stand alone clubs

As is the AFL’s wish.

Yup
It’ll be like the 90s all over again in a couple of years


#40
Sad seeing the death of stand alone clubs

As is the AFL’s wish.

Yep, we are seeing it over here in the SANFL. The introduction of the AFL reserves side has had a huge negative impact and I fear proud clubs such as Norwood with over a century of tradition won’t exist in 10 years time.
The AFL has already threatened to remove some funding if we don’t come under their banner and become AFLSA. In more recent times they have also looked at taking over all the junior programs at SANFL level and running them. The AFL won’t be happy until they own or run every state comp