With the new Gold Coast team entering the competition in 2011, the AFL is looking to overhaul the current pre-season structure to implement a cricket type approach which will see shorter games played in quick succession.

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The birth of the Twenty20 game in cricket worked wonders, attracting people with fast, exciting matches and since its inception the popularity of the shorter game has soured bringing new fans to the sport.

Now the AFL is planning to cash in on the new innovation adapting the pre-season competition to include the new Gold Coast club as well as the Greater Western Sydney team that will also join the league in 2012.
The AFL had brainstormed a number of options to introduce the 17th team into the NAB Cup competition but struggled to come up with a fair system for all clubs and therefore decided that adding the upcoming West Sydney team into the…

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