No Issue…I actually think that is a bad example.
Andrew Shore playing for Parnell’s Inter team (AFL 5 at the time) is probably more to the point…or the Ted/Keaney examples.
Again, as I mentioned above, these higher profile players are the ones that people remember/ recognise…the issue is more-so when a team gets 5 or 6 fringe (or league) senior players, that no one really knows, but are clearly a step above the Inters. This is a particularly bitter pill to swallow when said team lose some of these later in the year and are a shadow of that team come Sept.
On a side note, would the big clubs take pride in being the best 2nd teams (3rds and so on), i.e. a sign of the strength and depth of your adult football as a whole.
I always marvel at how well clubs like Pat’s D have done when their 2nds are in AFL 8/9 (not likely to get players stepping up from there to play AFL 1/2!!).