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General sports discussion => AFL => State Leagues => Topic started by: nrich102 on September 15, 2014, 05:40:38 AM

Title: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: nrich102 on September 15, 2014, 05:40:38 AM
Pretty simple really, which state league is the best? I don't think other or NEAFL will get too many votes.

Btw. First topic O0
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Ricochet on September 15, 2014, 08:08:30 AM
2013 WA defeated VIC by 17pts
2014 WA defeated NEAFL by 85 pts

 8) :P
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Tominator on September 15, 2014, 09:58:43 AM
For juniors, the TAC Cup.  For the big boys, the SANFL. No question IMO
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Mr.Craig on September 15, 2014, 10:50:16 AM
Oh great, here we go.

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Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Mailman the 2nd on September 15, 2014, 11:22:50 AM
Obviously the NEAFL
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Mat0369 on September 15, 2014, 11:56:23 AM
The VFL. They have the most AFL listed players of any state level competition and Port Melbourne has arguable been the strongest stand alone team of any other in the country
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Nige on September 15, 2014, 12:02:10 PM
The VFL. They have the most AFL listed players of any state level competition and Port Melbourne has arguable been the strongest stand alone team of any other in the country
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Mr.Craig on September 15, 2014, 12:17:35 PM
The VFL. They have the most AFL listed players of any state level competition and Port Melbourne has arguable been the strongest stand alone team of any other in the country

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Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: ossie85 on September 15, 2014, 02:05:12 PM
Other?

There is only 1 other!

The TSL
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Mat0369 on September 15, 2014, 06:24:36 PM
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Considering what he has done with that side I am surprised no one has come knocking to get him back into the AFL
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Spinking on September 15, 2014, 06:37:49 PM
Lol. How has this thread not exploded yet.  :o

Would like to see a State of Origin comp, minus the AFL players...
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Ringo on September 16, 2014, 08:12:09 AM
Why not a knock out competition of all the League Premiers to decide the Overall Premier.

Would be interesting to see the result as in the NEAFL we saw a Team of virtual no names  Aspley Hornets defeat the Swans Reserves containing a number of players that played first grade this year.

Taking it further maybe reorganise the draws of these leagues to enable the above to take place with the GF played as the curtain raiser to the AFL GF.

Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: ossie85 on September 16, 2014, 08:13:57 AM
Foxtel cup pretty close to that Ringo
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Ringo on September 16, 2014, 08:23:40 AM
agree Oss but I just think that with player movements from the clubs it is not necessarily a true indication of the previous season hence my suggestion. Aspley Hornets will go into the Foxtel cup next year but already 2 players have retired including their Captain "Bushy" Copeland.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Ricochet on September 16, 2014, 08:27:49 AM
A knock out comp of all the league premiers is the same though, being based on the previous year's results.
Foxtel Cup is probably the closest we will ever get in the near future.
I really enjoy the comp, it adds a bit more for the boys and fans.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Toga on September 16, 2014, 09:16:58 AM
Yeah Foxtel Cup kind of does that already, but it's not really ever going to be a true indication of which team is the best because a lot of the clubs just take in second-rate teams
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Ringo on September 16, 2014, 09:33:21 AM
Ric was envisaging clubs deciding Premiers earlier and then running the KO competition over 4 weeks with the Final on AFL GF Day so all in the one year,
Foxtel Cup can continue as is.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Ricochet on September 16, 2014, 09:40:45 AM
Can't see clubs wanting to continue to play after winning their GF sorry mate
Might be a bit too much in the one season as well
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Justin Bieber on September 16, 2014, 10:07:21 AM
Ringo, Aspley were in the Foxtel Cup this year and got spanked.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: ossie85 on September 16, 2014, 10:25:36 AM
Ringo, Aspley were in the Foxtel Cup this year and got spanked.

Yes but a Tasmanian team (a new team actually, but its previous incarnation were the premiers of the state the year before) defeated West Adelaide and made final 4

http://www.tasmanianstateleague.com.au/foxtel-cup-west-adelaide-v-western-storm/

That was a tremendous effort from a league with 0 active AFL players.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: nrich102 on September 16, 2014, 02:36:46 PM
What about a soccer style knockout competition (FA Cup like)
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: ossie85 on September 16, 2014, 02:48:48 PM

I could see it working as a preseason comp
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: JBs-Hawks on September 16, 2014, 02:50:23 PM
What about a soccer style knockout competition (FA Cup like)


Would be good but would need big cash incentives for progressing each round and overall winner other wise teams will just send reserves.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Master Q on September 16, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
What about a soccer style knockout competition (FA Cup like)
People will only be interested when AFL teams line up against each other which is really no different to the NAB cup of old.

There'd be a few 100 point whoopings...
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Jukes on September 16, 2014, 08:43:32 PM
The VFL. They have the most AFL listed players of any state level competition and Port Melbourne has arguable been the strongest stand alone team of any other in the country

WA has two AFL teams. Victoria has 10 AFL teams. Do the math.

WAFL is the best, hands down. Best clubs, best history, best current teams, best attendances all-time...
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Ziplock on September 16, 2014, 09:55:04 PM
The VFL. They have the most AFL listed players of any state level competition and Port Melbourne has arguable been the strongest stand alone team of any other in the country

WA has two AFL teams. Victoria has 10 AFL teams. Do the math.

WAFL is the best, hands down. Best clubs, best history, best current teams, best attendances all-time...

Just because it's obviously going to be the case doesn't really have an impact on whether it's true or not.

Basically the point is
- The VFL has the most AFL listed players
- While the WAFL may be better (although I doubt it), based on the non-AFL players, the AFL saturation in the VFL should logically make it a stronger competition
- Ignoring all else, statistically speaking the VFL should be drawing from the larger population size, so should have the most talented players


but seriously, NEAFL FTW.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: quinny88 on September 16, 2014, 10:02:23 PM
Wait till tbag gets a whiff of this  ;D

Like others have said though it's simple.. 10 AFL clubs filtering through the VFL makes it clearly the strongest.
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: Mat0369 on September 17, 2014, 02:13:23 PM
WA has two AFL teams. Victoria has 10 AFL teams. Do the math.

WAFL is the best, hands down. Best clubs, best history, best current teams, best attendances all-time...

I did the math hence

The VFL. They have the most AFL listed players of any state level competition and Port Melbourne has arguable been the strongest stand alone team of any other in the country

Zip also makes my point

Basically the point is
- The VFL has the most AFL listed players
- While the WAFL may be better (although I doubt it), based on the non-AFL players, the AFL saturation in the VFL should logically make it a stronger competition
- Ignoring all else, statistically speaking the VFL should be drawing from the larger population size, so should have the most talented players

The best comp is going to be the one with the highest quality of players running around on the park. That is the VFL. Also the WAFL has Bootsma now, enough said
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: SydneyRox on September 17, 2014, 02:25:58 PM
2013 WA defeated VIC by 17pts
2014 WA defeated NEAFL by 85 pts

 8) :P

BAM.

Close the voting, it aint needed.

 8)
Title: Re: Which state league is the best in the country?
Post by: elephants on September 17, 2014, 03:25:50 PM
2013 WA defeated VIC by 17pts
2014 WA defeated NEAFL by 85 pts

 8) :P

BAM.

Close the voting, it aint needed.

 8)

Hell yeah!