OVENS and Murray boss Aaron McGlynn yesterday said the league’s finals qualification policy could be tightened.
Players are required to play only one senior home and away game for the season to qualify for finals.
It means clubs could sign high-profile names on a one-game deal and then use those players during the finals series.
McGlynn said while there would be no change this season, it may be considered in future.
“It probably needs to be looked at,” McGlynn said.
“There’s a bit of talk in the public at the moment about it but whether that’s the case from clubs, we haven’t seen.
“I’m sure every club has used it to their advantage at some point.”
McGlynn also weighed into the grand final venue debate, saying Wangaratta hadn’t hurt its chances of staging the event with the success of Saturday night’s NAB Cup clash between Essendon and Richmond.
But he said the board wouldn’t rush into a decision.
“I obviously don’t know what the board is thinking but you’d certainly think it hasn’t hurt,” McGlynn said.
“There was always a perception that holding a crowd might be an issue but they clearly demonstrated they have the potential.
“I’d imagine a decision won’t be made until a fair way closer to finals,” he said.
“Officially, a tender still has to be put out and there will be a few other things that will be taken into consideration.”