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Major League Aussie Rules to hit the US Scene
Authored by: wheels on Wednesday, July 13 2005 @ 07:44 pm ACST

I think this is great forward thinking on behalf of people in the West, but to date the USAFL Executive board has not been contated to support this idea...what doesn't help the promotion of the game in any country is two organisations thinking they can promote the same game...

Major League Aussie Rules to hit the US Scene
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Thursday, July 14 2005 @ 01:20 am ACST

I was curious about that. Is there an official USAFL line on what the deal is?

Major League Aussie Rules to hit the US Scene
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Thursday, July 14 2005 @ 01:39 am ACST

I would have thought it pretty disrespectful to the USAFL to call themselves Major League when they are looking at a minor scaled down version of the game, especially without consultation.

Major League Aussie Rules to hit the US Scene
Authored by: WFN Administrator on Thursday, July 14 2005 @ 02:22 am ACST

For what it's worth, I was under the impression that the USAFL were across these plans. Footy politics get nasty - we all know this. Hopefully there aren't any serious clashes coming about.

Major League Aussie Rules to hit the US Scene
Authored by: Brett Northey on Thursday, July 14 2005 @ 05:02 am ACST

Hopefully it'll be a good development to help spur things along in the western US, and can be done in conjunction with the USAFL.

In terms of the name MLAR, I guess on the one hand it could be seen to be undermining the USAFL brand, but on the other they're obviously looking for something catchy to sell the game.

Hopefully the guys at MLAR can have a good constructive chat with the USAFL and everyone will be happy. And remember compromise is important.



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Brett Northey - Co-founder of WFN, Chief Editor and Editor for North America and Africa