In February, the AFL announced that a deal would be struck to create a new professional football league in Melbourne.
The agreement was the first major development in the AFL’s plans to establish a new AFL franchise in the country.
The deal was signed by AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan, AFLPA chief executive Richard Coates and the chief executive of the Queensland Government, Mark Dodson.
But it has been criticised by a range of players, including Collingwood midfielder Nathan Jones.
We’re going to have to make some decisions about our own players, our own coaches, our kids, what our role is, and I think it’s going do more damage than good. “
It’s going to change the face of the game in Australia, I think.”
We’re going to have to make some decisions about our own players, our own coaches, our kids, what our role is, and I think it’s going do more damage than good.
The AFL will now be a league that is run like a traditional AFL competition, with a team to play, which is really what the AFL is.
“Jones said he was disappointed the AFLPA had not been consulted about the proposed changes to the game, which would see players move to the AFL for life and the players’ union had not spoken to him.”
It would have been a really good deal for the AFL, but there’s no way that they would have given it the time of day,” he said.”
I’m disappointed they haven’t been consulted.
It’s not a great deal for me and it’s not going to benefit the AFL.
AFL players, coaches and the union have all made it clear to me that this is going too far.
I just don’t think it will be the best for the game.
“Jones’ comments came after the AFL made a number of big-ticket decisions in February.
The AFL had been planning to change its format of the finals and the finals in 2018, which had been announced as the finals of the AFL Premiership and AFL Grand Final in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
The changes, which were to be rolled out this season, were criticised by some players, particularly Collingwoods midfielder Luke McPharlin, who said: The changes were not made in good faith.
They were made in a way that was not good enough.
Players are getting hurt and they are getting injured and they’re getting in trouble.
We have to change it and make sure we change it in the right way.
McPharlins’ comments have sparked criticism from other players who believe the changes have had a negative impact on the game.
Former Collingwater midfielder Matthew Lloyd said: “I don’t believe the AFL has made a decision that has gone to the right direction for the players, but I don’t have any issue with them making the changes.
Collingwood’s Matthew Lloyd says the AFL have made the changes to their finals system in 2018 too soon.
If you want to change things you have to be consulted with the AFL.
“McPherson has been among the players to voice his concern about the AFL changes.
He told AFL Network’s The Drum: It is very difficult for AFL players to work with coaches, it’s difficult for the teams and it is difficult for players.
They have a lot of things that go into being an AFL player and the games and I don.t think we are getting that right.
Mackay said it was a “bad idea” for the changes not to have been consulted: I think they have been made in bad faith.
I think they’ve gone in the wrong direction.
This is not going in the way that the players want it to go, it is not good for the sport and it isn’t good for AFL.
McPhary’s comments have also been criticised on social media.
Fellow Collingews star Nathan Hrovat tweeted: This deal is a bad idea.
We need to stop paying players so much money.
But Collingbrook’s Jack Frost responded to Hrovats tweet, saying: Its just the same old AFL and the same AFL.
He then followed up with another tweet, writing: Good luck.
Hrovat has since deleted the tweets.
Meanwhile, in response to another tweet about the new arrangement, AFLWA president David Swann said: It is a big step forward, a great step forward.
However, the players have not been happy about the changes, and the game is not yet back on track.
As well as the AFL moving from its current home in the United States to a new venue, the games would be moved to a smaller stadium and the teams would be rotated out.
The new AFL would play at Adelaide Oval, which has a capacity of 12,000.
The AFL had previously said the games were not on schedule.