From Adelaide Advertiser
Reported by Andrew Capel
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FORMER Crow Nathan Bassett wants SA's AFL teams to stay out of the SANFL.
Reigniting the Crows/Power/SANFL debate, the Norwood premiership coach says allowing Adelaide and Port Adelaide to field teams in the local league - either at league level or in the reserves - would rip the heart out of the competition.
Bassett says the Crows and Power should field seconds teams in the VFL, describing the estimated annual cost of $350,000 for travel and accommodation as "a pittance in AFL terms".
"They don't belong in the SANFL," Bassett said.
"I think they should both be in the VFL.
"If they want to field a reserves side, play in a reserves competition where it won't affect our league.