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Anniversary Reflections 1966 4 years 7 months ago #86262

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This again highlights what a farce that supposed "elite national comp" is when sides like St Kilda & also Footscray are involved and what a joke it was by WCE to jump into it in 87.
Could only win 1 premiership in over 100 years involvement in what was just a Melbourne suburban comp.
As Swandog has posted before if only you could go back in time and start up a proper national competition from scratch with the best clubs from ALL OVER AUS and not the VFL with a few other sides tacked on!

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Anniversary Reflections 1966 4 years 7 months ago #86279

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Beasley Hutton wrote: This again highlights what a farce that supposed "elite national comp" is when sides like St Kilda & also Footscray are involved and what a joke it was by WCE to jump into it in 87.
Could only win 1 premiership in over 100 years involvement in what was just a Melbourne suburban comp.
As Swandog has posted before if only you could go back in time and start up a proper national competition from scratch with the best clubs from ALL OVER AUS and not the VFL with a few other sides tacked on!

Makes me wonder why I barracked for a Melbourne club instead of just Claremont. Also why did most top WAFL players want to play for a Melbourne club. It was because the old VFL was the top grade & players got paid what they where worth.
Next we will want the Perth Cup as Australia's premier two mile race.

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Anniversary Reflections 1966 4 years 7 months ago #86301

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Leather Stops wrote:

Beasley Hutton wrote: This again highlights what a farce that supposed "elite national comp" is when sides like St Kilda & also Footscray are involved and what a joke it was by WCE to jump into it in 87.
Could only win 1 premiership in over 100 years involvement in what was just a Melbourne suburban comp.
As Swandog has posted before if only you could go back in time and start up a proper national competition from scratch with the best clubs from ALL OVER AUS and not the VFL with a few other sides tacked on!

Makes me wonder why I barracked for a Melbourne club instead of just Claremont. Also why did most top WAFL players want to play for a Melbourne club. It was because the old VFL was the top grade & players got paid what they where worth.
Next we will want the Perth Cup as Australia's premier two mile race.

From your previous posts I have noted you are a little wet behind the ears but just from your post above-
a) the VFL clubs were feckin broke and were offering money to WA players they couldn't afford (Swans are still waiting for the transfer fees for Beasley, Narkle & Sidebottom from SK & F 35 years later)
b) the Perth Cup is run over 2400m which is actually only a mile and a half not 2 miles
Anytime you would like a history lesson on that era of footy and or racing feel free to give me a yell champ. :whistle:

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Anniversary Reflections 1966 4 years 7 months ago #86304

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Beasley Hutton wrote:
This again highlights what a farce that supposed "elite national comp" is when sides like St Kilda & also Footscray are involved and what a joke it was by WCE to jump into it in 87.
Could only win 1 premiership in over 100 years involvement in what was just a Melbourne suburban comp.
As Swandog has posted before if only you could go back in time and start up a proper national competition from scratch with the best clubs from ALL OVER AUS and not the VFL with a few other sides tacked on!

Agreed.

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