As we move closer to the end of the trade period the
rules committee have been talking about any possible
improvements that can be made to the AFR. Although
we believe that the AFR is the best fantasy football
competition in Australia we're always looking what
can be done to improve the comp - keeping in mind
that simplicity is often the best.
As everyone knows (except maybe Naomi) last season
we introduced the "Project Player" (you can keep a
player who has played
less than 10 games AFL
games at the end of the home and away season.
So your delist last season could have looked like:
10 Players + 1 Rookie + 1 Project Player.
So how will the delist look now?
We've now changed the ruling to allow you to choose
what you'd like to keep ... however still keeping
your delist to a maximum of 12 players, for example
your delist this season could look like: 10
Keepers + 2 Rookies or 10 Keepers + 2
Veterans or 10 Keepers + 2 Project Players. Of
course you can still keep one of each if you wish.
Why bring in this rule?
To be honest we're not sure why we only made it one
"special" player, however this new ruling will help
managers that are trying to rebuild their team. This
will allow teams like the BU to continue to rebuild
and keep both Rioli and Kreuzer, the same with the
Marvels to keep Kreuzer and Cotchin. Also, if you
think that you'd like to pick up some older players
and then keep them and make another run for the flag
... go for it!!!
We thought that we should advise everyone of this
rule change before any trades are finalised before
Andrew Caple & Steve Watson