Battling clubs should receive more points under the player points system.
Almost a third of the 40 players polled (13) believe those in the bottom half of the table should be boosted with more points.
All clubs are allowed a maximum 38 points.
“I don’t think there’s a quick fix, like the only quick fix they they (officials) can do is use the levers within the rules,” Corowa-Rutherglen coach Marc Almond said.
“There’s rules within the points system to give the bottom clubs more and reduce the top clubs, that’s the point everyone keeps missing.
“There’s a by-law in there that says they (governing body) can take points off for sustained success.
“That’s what they should be focusing on, not so much about giving the lower-placed teams more points.
“If you’ve played off in nine or 10 grand finals, like an Albury, and this isn’t picking on Albury and Yarrawonga, who’ve had sustained success, you say, ‘how many points are you on now’?
“If they say 32, you tell them ‘you can’t recruit for next year’.”
The other issue raised by the players – incoming district league players should be less points – gained 10 votes.
“They’ve got to fix the problem with country players costing three points,” Almond said.
“Cody Parker came to us as a four-pointer from Rutherglen.
“He’s hardly played any footy for three or four years.
“Three years ago he played a few lower grade games with Albury and because he’s had three transfers in three years, he’s four points.”
A left field suggestion was splitting the O and M and Goulburn Valley into a Super League-type format, with relegation and promotion.