Plan For AFL Teams To Play Each Other Twice Per Home And Away Series

Plan For AFL Teams To Play Each Other Twice Per Home And Away Series

Greater Promotion Of Cross-Town Matches And Reduced Travel Costs For Clubs

Victor P Taffa

For many decades AFL/VFL Teams played each other twice per season in the Home and Away Series.

Only time that there were Bye Rounds was when an uneven number of teams were in the competition.

Problems with Byes are that teams try harder before the Bye and lose momentum and performance after the Bye.

When the competition expanded beyond 12 teams the idea of teams playing each other twice per Home and Away Series was thrown out the window to the detriment of Teams, Players, Supporters and Fairness.

Currently some teams are playing each other twice before have played a team once in a season.

In correspondence to the AFL of which Editor Victor P Taffa received a reply the 18 Team AFL Competition can have all teams playing each other twice in a Home and Away Series by the following formula:

 

New South Wales has 2 Teams

  • Greater Western Sydney (GWS)
  • Sydney

Queensland has 2 Teams

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast

South Australia has 2 Teams

  • Adelaide
  • Port Adelaide

Western Australia has 2 Teams

  • Fremantle
  • West Coast

Victoria has 10 Teams

Victoria has 10 Teams as the competition began as the VFL

  • Carlton
  • Collingwood
  • Essendon
  • Geelong
  • Hawthorn
  • Melbourne
  • North Melbourne
  • Richmond
  • St. Kilda
  • Western Bulldogs

 

Editor Victor P Taffa has put to the AFL the following:

  • Teams from New South Wales Plays each other twice in same week
  • Teams from Queensland Plays each other twice in same week
  • Teams from South Australia Plays each other twice in same week
  • Teams from Western Australia Plays each other twice in same week

Teams from Victoria Plays each other twice spread more evenly in the season

Victoria Blockbuster matches spread more evenly in the season

Victoria Blockbuster matches involves:

  • Carlton
  • Collingwood
  • Essendon
  • Richmond

These 4 Clubs had the highest attendances at Home and Away matches in season 2017.

Under this Plan there would be 34 Rounds rather than 34 Weeks of AFL

Under this Plan there would be No Byes at all.

This Plan enables greater opportunities for promotion of Cross-Town matches.

This Plan reduces Travel Costs for all 18 AFL Clubs.

As they say Football is the Winner under this Plan.