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TheCount

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I don’t understand why you use the Crows as the other team as opposed to a badly supported/followed team. You get 5000+ crows supporters at the G. You would be lucky to get 500 GWS supporters.

As a Crows supporter living in Melbourne it reduces the games I can get to!
It's not our decision, the AFL goes with the Adelaide based teams because they know it will mean a "big" vocal crowds due to the support they have in NT, combined with the support we've generated playing there for so long now.

It's a smart business decision for them, but makes it pretty ordinary for us obviously.
 

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Gysberts2Bate

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I don’t understand why you use the Crows as the other team as opposed to a badly supported/followed team. You get 5000+ crows supporters at the G. You would be lucky to get 500 GWS supporters.

As a Crows supporter living in Melbourne it reduces the games I can get to!
Maybe because there's no point playing teams no one cares about up there
 

Gysberts2Bate

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It's not our decision, the AFL goes with the Adelaide based teams because they know it will mean a "big" vocal crowds due to the support they have in NT, combined with the support we've generated playing there for so long now.

It's a smart business decision for them, but makes it pretty ordinary for us obviously.
The attendance at the game was 6,000 people. If a professional sports team is seriously affected by a minor difference in levels of support from crowd noise (at a ground bigger than the MCG) it should just fold.
 

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Maybe because there's no point playing teams no one cares about up there
With a crowd of 6000, does it really matter?? If they want a game or two of AFL for premiership points, then they get the games they are given. The only team that should matter is ours as we are the home team and we are doing the hard yards. So who we play shouldn't matter to the locals. We should be playing the expansion teams there. The Giants are a gun team, so why wouldn't NT want to see them play live?
 

TheCount

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Doesn't the other team have to agree to play there, too? Hence we end up playing teams at other grounds where they have more than a vestige of support?
Like we agree to play in Hobart and Geelong every year?

Nope, the clubs we play have no consultation in it
 

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Like we agree to play in Hobart and Geelong every year?

Nope, the clubs we play have no consultation in it
I thought we might with Hobart, given we've had a fair few Tassie Dees float through the club in recent years. I don't pay much attention to the formulation of the draw, obviously.
 

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