Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 23, 2006
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- New England Patriots
Never going to happen. Not in a million years.Nor me.
I wonder if many of the people here remember what Fitzroy's last few years were actually like?
They had no money. They had no players. Every good player they had left the club because Fitzroy had no money to match anything near other clubs offers. Roos, Lynch, Lyon, Pike, Molloy, Osborne just to name a few... all flew the coop.
They had a revolving door of home grounds. Princes Park one year, Whitten Oval the next.
They had pathetic attendances and no members. Sure, some will point out that GWS and GC have bad crowds, but they hadn't been in the league for nearly 100 years.
The AFL were propping them up year after year until they said "enough". Merge or fold.
Seems people are overly sentimental about Fitzroy. Yes it's a shame they were forced to merge with Brisbane, but if they didn't then they'd just be an endless charity case for the AFL, or worse yet, they would have folded.