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W.A. is taking the sensible approach saying it will re-open borders w.r.t. to prevailing conditions NOT pure time lines.WA is refusing to say when they will open borders with any state
Are you comprehension-challenged or something.how can they have a bubble if opening borders isnt on their agenda??
So you support the border lockdown, say it will end when conditions allow it, but are pissed no bubble involving wa exists because of East coast?W.A. is taking the sensible approach saying it will re-open borders w.r.t. to prevailing conditions NOT pure time lines.
Are you comprehension-challenged or something.
Opening the borders is definitely on W.A.'s agenda but it is based on prevailing conditions NOT an irrelevant time line.
W.A.'s borders would be open NOW if the right conditions prevailed.
So you support the border lockdown, say it will end when conditions allow it,
No. where have I aid that?are pissed no bubble involving wa exists because of East coast?
What are you going on about? I'm talking TASMANIA NOT MAINLAND EAST COASTWhy would anyone negotiate a bubble with wa when for now wa won't let anyone in?
tasmania has a closed border except for workers.No. where have I aid that?
What are you going on about? I'm talking TASMANIA NOT MAINLAND EAST COAST
You have the comprehension of that below a child. I'll simplify it for again.
W.A. to Tasmania DIRECT. Cmprendez. verstehen sie.
You really are a neddy aren't you.when the traffic is minimal under normal circumstances?
So they should just fly empty planes?You really are a neddy aren't you.
Haven't you noticed that things aren't normal.
Haven't you noticed that Qantas has heaps or planes laying idle.
Haven't you noticed what I have been saying, that in essence business cannot sit around waiting for things to return to 'normal'.
Businesses have to constantly adjust and airlines are just another business.
neddy, neddy, neddy the complete neddy.So they should just fly empty planes?
Yes, I'm saying there are not enough people able to go to tassie from Perth given both states are locked off from the rest of the countryneddy, neddy, neddy the complete neddy.
Airline routes are based patronage and airlines fly all the time to Tasmania as you should well know.
Seemingly you don't, otherwise you wouldn't have answered in such a pathetic way.
So you are saying that a weekly service from Perth to Tasmania would not be patronised under the prevailing circumstances?
IMO a weekly service from Perth to Tasmania would be patronised under the prevailing circumstances?
Are you playing at being a complete idiot or are you just a tiresome idiot?
What difference is bigger?I agree there should be a 3rd WA team (and probably a 4th in time), but the argument against is usually that there is nowhere to put it, although if people think a team can be based across the entirety of Tasmania, then I don't see why a team can't be based across the entirety of Perth (or WA more generally).
It would run into big opposition from the vested interests though...The WA clubs of course (and their fans) who are afraid of competition, but it would also run into issues with the dynamic between WAFC & AFL over ownership, finances and control (both of the club and the game).
BTW...700K per team in Perth V 600K per team in Vic...You're comparing a state to a city...the difference is even bigger.
IMO, on that subject of bubbles it would have been discussed internally some time ago w.r.t. N.T. and S.A.Actually Marky Mark did mention he doesn't want a bubble with any other state on 6pr when interviewed by Ollie Peterson a couple of weeks back.
Correct, boil it down and dissect anyway you will the WA gov. is keeping it's border up. Not really anything an outside entity like the AFL can do.IMO, on that subject of bubbles it would have been discussed internally some time ago w.r.t. N.T. and S.A.
but the N.T. and S.A. weren't up to keeping the Eastern staters out.
Tasmania and N.Z. are out because Qantas doesn't provide a service.
Yeah Port Adelaide Power Have the Port Magpies connection when they started. Yes John Cahill coached the Port Magpies to many Flags in the 1980s and 1990s.Port also started in the AFL with largely Port personnel (Cahill, Wanganeen) and continued with Port personnel (Williams, Tredrea). Seems like Fremantle didn't have a strong Fremantle connection until Bell and McManus were leading them. And of course, Fremantle were in the bottom 5 for their first 8 years, whereas Port won a premiership in their first 8 years.
Heres the thing. I do agree with Parts of your post.A long line of incompetence and running away from their own heritage. Going off a sourced statement from Wikipedia, the WAFC deliberately tried to avoid any South or East Fremantle people being involved, because they wanted the club to appeal to people outside Fremantle too. This resulted in them being run by hockey players, politicians and Cameron Schwab, who you might recall had already been mediocre at Richmond. And as mentioned above, the coach and captain were from Claremont.
To this day I don't think they've had a single coach from South or East, and I think Bell is the first administrator to be from one of those clubs. And now they're based in Cockburn and chose to align with Peel Thunder over either South or East. So it seems to me they've never really had a big connection with the Fremantle identity outside of playing at Fremantle Oval. Ironically the Eagles probably had a bigger influence from South and East (John Todd, Worsfold, Mainwaring, Sumich, Matera, Jakovich).
Port Adelaide is defined as being a north western suburb. Salisbury and Elizabeth are and have been Port strongholds for decades in terms of support and Salisbury was one of our recruiting zones for the longest time which is how we got Wanganeen and Hodge in the first place. It only stopped being our recruiting zone because of the merger when we had to give them up. Both Wanganeen and Hodges were die hard Port fans growing up as well.-Salisbury isnt a Port Adelaide Area. Port Adelaide and Alberton oval is in the Western Suburbs.
Salisbury is in the Northern Suburbs and its Near Elizabeth oval. If you are from Salisbury or in Elizabeth, you are Part of Central Districts zone in the SANFL.
I’m no expert but I think two teams in WA is enough and that it would be financially very difficult to establish and maintain a second club - especially these days (it was a massive effort for Fremantle to achieve admission).---bump----
Ive never been to Perth, is someone able to give me a summary on the football dynamics in Perth, without me going thru the 39 pages,
1. If Perth was 'allowed' to make an entry, would it be a WAFL (owned) initiative, or other?
2. Considering the Eagles exist, why would people support Perth? Is there a demand?
3. Does Perth Stadium 'sell out' for every Eagles home game? If so, how many Eagles supporters miss out on a seat (estimate)?
Were the eagles a "State" Side? Yes they were. Did they have access to all WA talent? No they didnt. They didnt get the likes of Mark Bairstow, Nicky Winmar and earl Spalding in 1987.jokes aside, i thought they would kill it because they have a historic footy culture unlike the eagles.
both the eagles and crows however showed the power that comes with being set up as the "state" team
Thank you.I’m no expert but I think two teams in WA is enough and that it would be financially very difficult to establish and maintain a second club - especially these days (it was a massive effort for Fremantle to achieve admission).
Despite that, West Coast have a massive waiting list for membership and sell out most games if not all. Not sure about Fremantle - faring less well but surviving.
The other issue would be the fact that WAFL support is very minimal here now since the establishment of West Coast. Both clubs have established clear identities, divisions have been drawn, and any tokenistic affiliation to the WAFL Perth Demons would unlikely have any influence in garnering support.
I reckon I would probably follow them though as it’s a nice thought (albeit an unrealistic one).
here's my take on it. Some fans will jump on board, even some eagles and dockers fans will sign in to help prop them up.Thank you.
Ok, so working on the membership backlist for Eagles, if games are not accessible for many supporters, would you see opportunity, if a license was available, to start a new club?
If so, would it be founded by the WAFL, or more likely by an opportunistic privateer?
But boy oh boy, West Coast is a superpower. They need some of that energy dispersed into a future Perth team.
Forget the AFL for a second, if Perth was to enter a team, would supporters jump on board?