Re: 2019 & 2020 Thoughts Reply #30 – August 28, 2019, 07:57:33 PM Quote from: kruddler on August 27, 2019, 06:14:36 PMI've said this a few times, but the AFL has half-ar$ed copying the NFLs 'system' in all things. Our draft, free agency etc is all based off that. Any problem we have here, they have already solved. Rather than follow it warts and all, we drag our feet and make things harder for ourselves.Recent changes of a 2nd signing period just before the AFL season which i think was given the green light recently is yet another baby step in the right direction....and one the NFL took years ago.In regards to specifically free agency and top teams benefiting....NFL has a rule that the top 4 teams can't get in any free agents unless they lose some first. Tada, translate to AFL and problem solved.FWIW, NFL also have a trade period which extends to week 6 (or week 8 ) of the season.....which is our next step.How strong is the "player union" (for want of a better word) over there Kruds.One of the big stumbling blocks if the AFL want to bring in restrictions to destination clubs would be the AFLPA.