Over the past few weeks there
has been some serious discussion about some of the
rules that we have in the AFR, out of this
discussion some interesting comments were raised.
Most of them were laughed at ... however one of the
changes we think is a good idea. So ... as of the end of
the season a delist rule will be
introduced. So what is it I hear you ask.
Don't you hate it when you draft a gun player and
then they go down in round 3 with a knee!! Then to
make it worse they come back with 2 rounds to play
and gun it .. do you keep them or delist them. The
new AFR rule may be able to help you. Basically the
new rule is this, you can keep a player who has
played less than
(AFL games at the end of the home and away season).
For example players like: Nathan Buckley and Brendon
Goddard would be eligible to be kept under the
So how will the delist look?
Although we are allowing an extra player to be kept
on your roster -- still a maximum number of 12
players can be kept:
For example: you'll be able to keep 10 Players + 1 Rookie + 1
1 Project Player
Why bring in this rule?
We believe that injuries should "hurt" a team, however, if you have
a player that is just having a shocking season and you hold onto
them (so effectively playing the season with 19 players) we think
that you should have the chance to keep the player at the end of the
season. In theory, this could also increase some trades -- as
injured players now have some value ...
I hope this makes sense to everyone, if you have any questions at
all please contact us. Once again this is coming into effect for the
end of season delists, starting this season.
AFR Rules Commission