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Changing Clubs? The AFL Needs To Grow Up

With the AFL’s Trade and Free Agency period now well under way one thing has become patently clear, the system is a mess.  I say it has ‘become’ clear but that isn’t really accurate, it’s been clear it was a mess from the moment Free Agency was first implemented in Australia’s indigenous game a couple of years ago.  The issues were largely passed off then as ‘teething’ problems that would be ironed out over time, but they haven’t been and in fact are getting worse as clubs look to exploit the gaping loopholes available.

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