Earlier this year
Big V / Youth League
Want to get people's thoughts on two aspects of this.
1) What are people thoughts on players switching between their senior and youth sides for multiple years. I say this because I've seen players play significant and meaningful minutes for their senior teams, while still playing for their youth teams. And this is over a period of seasons, not weeks. Once a player has played a certain amount of time with the seniors, should they then have to stay up? Does it not just take away from the point of a development league, when the player is clearly good enough to play seniors, but keeps going back?
2) I've noticed more and more clubs celebrating players getting their 150 & 200 game milestones while in their very early 20's, because they play both youth and seniors so much ? To me it's like counting VFL games against your AFL games tally.takes some shine away, when someone has played their 200th game, only to find out 150 of those were spent in Youth League 2.
Arbitrary I know, but takes away from those true greats who have battled it out for 10-15 years at the senior level.