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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    Ah, work should be fun tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    Ah, work should be fun tomorrow
    No doubt a similar sort of fun, as being amongst Queenslanders, the day after they suffer a rare State of Origin loss. I call it, 'inhaling the scent of roasting martyr'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloods05 View Post
    The roots of Australian Rules (as distinct from 'AFL') in Tassie are every bit as deep as they are in any of the southern states. If the AFL was prepared to invest the squillions they have in western Sydney and the Gold Coast, I have absolutely no doubt it could be successful. The problem is that they are obsessed with imperial expansion, the clearest example of this being the preposterous China thing.
    China is stupid, and it's even more stupid that an expansion club like the sun's have to leave their expansion area to go to another expansion place. Madness.

    Tassie probably could have supported a team 25 years ago when the VFL branched out. But today, you need too much money to run an AFL club. The Tassie gov should not be propping them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    Tassie probably could have supported a team 25 years ago when the VFL branched out. But today, you need too much money to run an AFL club. The Tassie gov should not be propping them up.
    I am ambivalent about the idea of a Tasmanian team, but the idea of the state government providing financial support is surely a good investment. They obviously did it with the Hawks, and bringing people to the state has to be high on their priorities (which football would continue to do in an expanded fixture).

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    The Tassie gov should not be propping them up.
    So maybe the AFL could prop them up, like they're doing for GWS and the Gold Coast.

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    Itís a huge middle finger from the AFL to Tasmania . Two teams in Qld, NSW, games in the Alice, Darwin, China and NZ .
    Tassie has had a Sheffield shield team for over 40 yrs and still no AFL team .
    What the ..... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotpotato View Post
    Itís a huge middle finger from the AFL to Tasmania . Two teams in Qld, NSW, games in the Alice, Darwin, China and NZ .
    Tassie has had a Sheffield shield team for over 40 yrs and still no AFL team .
    What the ..... ?
    9 teams in Melbourne is your unbalance. If you think about Tassie team would work, move a Melbourne team. Like the BBL hurricanes, most of the players could live in Melbourne.

    How many current sun's players so you think would move to Tassie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    Ah, work should be fun tomorrow
    Hopefully you meant on Tuesday. Or isn't the Queens Birthday celebrated today in the City of Churches?

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    The 2 Tassie clubs, North Melbourne and Hawthorn should merge and move to Tassie.

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    They can call themselves the Kanga Poos

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Hopefully you meant on Tuesday. Or isn't the Queens Birthday celebrated today in the City of Churches?
    I work the public holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    9 teams in Melbourne is your unbalance. If you think about Tassie team would work, move a Melbourne team. Like the BBL hurricanes, most of the players could live in Melbourne.

    How many current sun's players so you think would move to Tassie?
    9 clubs in Melbourne reflects the population and level of support for footy there. None of them are in really serious financial trouble. A few are struggling but a bit of success and good management will turn that around very quickly.

    As for the number of Suns players who would move to Tassie, that's not really the issue. There would certainly be a period of adjustment, and they would be crap for a few years, but if it was well managed, there is no reason to suppose it wouldn't work in the medium term. The Gold Coast is a graveyard for sporting teams. It is an ephemeral, rootless place and the performance of its sporting teams reflects that.

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    Where do you think a Tas team should be based? Iíve read people say that people in Hobart wouldnít support a Launceston team, and vice versa. Sounds silly to me - but then I donít Ďgetí interstate rivalries much less intrastate ones.

    Given small population of Tas, to be successful there a team would need to win popular support across Tasmania.

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