#816 sorry I was the person you were responding to in #804
My point about the best player, I wasn't meaning nationally, sorry for the confusion, I was meaning the best vic metro player, if that was me, I’d want to play with the best team I could to give myself the best opportunity to win a national title, cause as stated many times before, it’s rare that a team (vic metro included) that a national title gold medal match and even semis are won in absolute canters, so splitting the teams "evenly" surely dilutes both teams, even a little.
Sure a B team could conceivably win the national championship, but I’d say this would be pretty rare, and would be an indictment on the A coach
I don’t think a geographical split would work as it would have to be changed nearly every year as different teams make up VC, and the talent could come from different years on a yearly basis, and is it geographical by the club or by the players home address, as we all know of players that play for clubs that aren’t exactly in their geographical zone!!
And I’ll be clear, I don’t see the problem with it being a massive win for Vic Metro, cause if the power base changed to nsw, sa, wa, tas, qld, act or nt, I’d advocate for that state to have another team too, but at this point in time, and as history has shown, Vic Metro is the dominant program hence to even up the comp, they should have a 2nd team, and a B team at that.
Surely this also benefits our junior Australian squads and coaches by allowing another 10 players the opportunity to play at an elite national tournament