Following a marathon meeting yesterday, the AFL has decided the what the season ahead looks like for both the men’s and women’s leagues in 2020.
The men’s league is set to kick tonight as scheduled, with the traditional Carlton vs Richmond MCG match raising the curtain to what looks like a shortened 17 round season, at this stage.
AFLW has been condensed too, with the women’s league moving straight into finals this weekend.
Unfortunately, for Erin Phillips and her Adelaide Crows, that means that her team’s season has already ended, with the reigning premiers missing out on the 2020 finals.
Erin told Soda this morning that she’s feeling disappointed in the season’s outcome.
“I just became so shattered. Even though I knew, what I thought was going to happen,” Erin told Soda on Mix 102.3 this morning.
Listen to the full chat with Erin Phillips here:
“Personally, I feel like, you know, I feel massive failure that I’ve let the team down. I’m a harsh critic on myself. I feel like I could have performed much better in the two games that I did play.”
“I think there’s going to be a lot of reflection over the next couple of weeks amongst us and the team and try and figure out what went wrong. Because I think as a whole it’s disappointing, we did under perform as a team.”
However, when Soda asked her if she feels as this the 2020 premier will forever have an asterisk next to their name denoting the abbreviated season, Erin was was not so forgiving.
“Look, if potentially it was just the grand final this weekend maybe. But given the fact the AFL are giving those top teams an opportunity to play finals, it does still feel very real.”