Re: Carlton AFLW Review
Reply #12 –
Just on the player retention aspect...Player retention is for the most part on the AFL. They made it open slather instead of a controlled, slow burn for the new clubs. They allowed 3 of our best players to be pilfered in the one year (two to the same club). They should have put a rule in place that only one or two players from each club could be pilfered in any say 3 year block, first in best dressed. Coaching aside, by allowing this to happen, they set us back years.
It is an important issue, and to be honest one that has affected my interest in the side's progression.
But until we had a full complement of sides this movement was always going to occur as new teams entered the competition.
It's something the review should address, but it will be more of a concern if it's still occurring in three to four years time.
We lost (to name a few):
Harris (good riddance)
Thats akin to loosing from the mens side say:
H or Charlie
There are others but do that to any side and they are cactus. This is another large reason why I completely lost interest.