AFL football operations boss Steve Hocking has sent a memo to the eight AFLW clubs pleading with them to increase the spectacle of women's footy.
Concerns have been raised by men on talkback radio that the AFLW isn't very good because women aren't very good.
Others have contended, however, that since there has only been 33 games of women's professional footy, the standard can not be the same as men's AFL and it is ridiculous to expect that.
As one observer noted, "I'm not sure the men's game in the 1870s was too crash hot."
The Hocking memo called for AFLW clubs to insist on keeping players in virtual zones on the oval, a request never asked of men's AFL team, not even of Ross Lyon.