MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Daniel Harford the coach of the Blues talks to his players during the round nine AFLW match between the Carlton Blues and the Gold Coast Suns at Ikon Park on March 06, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Carlton AFLW coach Daniel Harford has, once again, hit out at the league over the still unconfirmed AFLW dates, just three months out from the reported start of the season.

With Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations still ongoing, the league is yet to set dates for the upcoming list management period, something that Harford, and several players, has continued to take issue with.

"At some stage, if anyone's listening, a timeline would be nice for the competition, even just for trade and list management and that sort of stuff," Harford said while on RSN.

"I've got no idea about anything, no one's saying anything, which is very difficult. I know there's negotiations for the CBA and between the players and headquarters is to-ing and fro-ing and they're having those little moments, and you probably can't do too much without that.

"But seriously, if it's going to start in August, we'll be starting training in June, and we're in early May. So we'll start training in five weeks, if we're going to start the August timeline, and we don't actually know who's playing for us yet.

"There's no draft timeline. It's a bad outcome. It's a very bad outcome. Just tell us. I'm not sure too many competitions will be running like this around the globe."

The former Hawk and Blues' chagrin comes within the same week as comments he made on the same station on the same divisive subject.

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The AFLW trade period can't commence until the Collective Bargaining Agreement has been agreed upon, leaving the league in a tight spot, but some players are less than happy about the delay.

"My leave without pay has already been approved for term 3 and 4 in preparation for an August start that may not happen," Collingwood's Steph Chiocci wrote on Twitter.

The four expansion clubs will be hoping the situation is resolved sooner rather than later, unable to complete their lists until trade dates are set, with training for the new season set to commence in just over a month.