Tasmania & their own AFL Team.

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Tasmania & their own AFL Team.

Post by Ben W on Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:44 pm

I happened to catch a section of the 5AA sports show where they interview Caroline Wilson, which for me is one of the segments that I like the best on their radio programme, I dont always agree with what she says but like the way she brings up different issues and is a driving force in the media.

Anyway she brought up for discussion the current situation where there is no AFL club allotted to Tasmania along with a discussion on the new deal with Hawthorn for another five years of exhibition home matches. In the discussion she suggested that the current increased flow of $$$ indicated that the AFL could easilly support a side in Tasmania and made a good comparision with GWS who are funded and run by the AFL to exist in the western suburbs of Sydney where there is scant interset in Australian Rules Footaball.

Largely I tend to agree. If the AFL can put their hand in their pocket for a side in the Western Suburbs, it is not unreasonable to suggest that they might do the same in Tasmania, a traditional football state that draws reasonable crowds to the matches they already host.

Thoughts?
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Re: Tasmania & their own AFL Team.

Post by Scrappy on Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:39 pm

Yes agree BW
The next 2 teams in the AFL considerations morally should be teams in :
Tasmania
Northern Territory

That would make make it a truly national comp
Most certainly Tasmania , maybe Northern Territory
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Re: Tasmania & their own AFL Team.

Post by UncleHuey on Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:23 pm

Not sure if they will go to a 20 team comp. There just aren't that many good players.

I would either move Gold Coast and all the money the AFL gives them, or a basket case like Melbourne to Tasmania. Give them some Tasmanian drafting concessions and the same hand outs as GWS gets for 5 years and they would not only be viable but successful.
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Re: Tasmania & their own AFL Team.

Post by Paul on Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:17 pm

Bound to be a team based in New Zealand within the next decade.
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