A report on the Age website says that after 2 years North Melbourne will no longer go stand alone in the VFL. They are looking for an alignment for 2021 and beyond.
Looking for another alignment. Back as the Murray Kangaroos?
It's hard to see the alignment option getting up again. Werribee have to a great job of getting themselves into a strong standalone position. Perhaps we will go towards the system where there is a draft for AFL listed players to VFA/VFL clubs. Or even a composite team with Carlton (if the Bullants don't get up.)
The house of cards Aussie Footy industry is built on is starting to crumble.
St Kilda who are $12 - 14 Million in debt and hopefully no finals again will be also desperate to keep the Zebras deal you would think!
Murray Kangaroos , Port Melbourne, Tasmania, North Ballarat, Werribee and back to North Melbourne.
Basket Case !!!! Maybe they should play games in Darwin can call themselves Northern Darwin Dingoes, maybe be based at Birdsville and be called Birdsville drongos. What about Cooktown kangas and be far away from everyone else.
Better still merge with West Melbourne and take the North Melbourne name out. Turn the clock back over 100 years ago reform West Melbourne dreadnoughts LOL !!!!!
Hearing rumours that North Melbourne May not be only AFL club looking for an alignment
Who is the other club Robbo ? Footscray, Essendon or Geeloing at a guess ??
They can forget about Williamstown, Port Melbourne, Werribee, Coburg and Frankston as they ARE standalone VFA clubs and doing fine. No options left unless they try to get Preston back. Maybe North Melbourne and St Kilda can join forces and call themselves the VULTURES.
They wont get an alignment with any VFL clubs as the League is now unless one of the AFL clubs with an affiliation wants to break their partnership and field a reserves team, but thats highly unlikely in the current financial environment. I guess it may happen when the League is restructured, but as VFA said...who would want them?
As Bearsman and VFA said Kangaroos wont get a allingnment with the current stand alone clubs and word on the street is that other clubs are looking to abandon their 2nds sides and get involved in a allignment. That pretty much means that the AFL reserves competition won't be going ahead next year.
If North is after a allignment they should act quick and approach Preston, thats their best bet but where does it leave the other clubs that are looking to play their reserve players ? Would it be likely that we have those clubs get involved with regional sides? Could we once again see allignments with Ballarat, Bendigo etc ?
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It will be very interesting to see what the AFL come up with to fix this mess that is the VFL. Whatever they decide, lets hope the five VFA clubs remain and escape being collateral damage in the wash up.
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