General TSL Talk

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Draftee
Mar 20, 2018
15
2
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Garland gives plenty to developing young players even if you dont hear about it. If you think how good the two Launy sides, Lauderdale and Kingborough will be next year having Garland as a target forward and bringing on their young guys is essential with all the players Clarence have lost.
 

jj15

Team Captain
Jan 10, 2008
376
125
Tasmania
AFL Club
Geelong
Clarence finally come out and said it. The league is done. Taskforce has proper stunted the end of it. Taskforce a bunch of people who have no idea about the local game. This hopefully is the last year, and even more hopefully it doesn’t get up at all this year.
 

madmug

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 17, 2009
19,086
13,633
Hobart
AFL Club
Collingwood
Clarence finally come out and said it. The league is done. Taskforce has proper stunted the end of it. Taskforce a bunch of people who have no idea about the local game. This hopefully is the last year, and even more hopefully it doesn’t get up at all this year.

You mean the Guy who more than anyone else F--d up the TSL, decides its F--d up.

Wow!!!
 

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Gersman

Senior List
May 10, 2017
246
116
AFL Club
Carlton
Yes saw that article in the paper today.
Upshot of it was that the Clarence footy club's official position going back to the previous administration before Scott Wade became president of the club is that unless a coastal club is brought into the TSL then the club will be pulling out of the competition at the end of the 2023 season (will the TSL last that long?) to return to regional football.
A few things 1) How's East Devonport's bid to join the TSL coming along?
2) Will the SFL and its clubs approve Clarence's application to join should they drop back?
Past history suggests it would be hotly disputed and probably not a lay down misere, 20 years ago AFLT threatened to block supply of umpires to the SFL and other sanctions to get North, Glenorchy and the Roos into it when the state league collapsed the first time.
I'm surprised Wade agreed with the previous Clarence board's position given he was one in particular who stuffed up the TSL when it was in reasonable shape early on!
 

Hawkboy

Team Captain
Mar 25, 2009
328
53
North West Tasmania
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Disappointing to hear of the situation at Glenorchy, they are one of the states traditional clubs and by the sound of it re-joining the SFL may be a good option for them. I know that up the coast here when Burnie and Devonport left the TSL it all started the same way, with players walking away from the 2 TSL clubs for a number of different reasons. I know East Devonport have put their hand up to try and join the TSL but in my opinion it will be extremely difficult for them. This will be the second year in a row they are unable to field teams in the NWFL and I am not knocking them for their TSL aspirations but it is a massive challenge. East currently have no players and would need to get 8-10 players from each of the current NWFL clubs to be able to field 2 teams in the TSL. In the unlikely situation that coastal teams join the TSL again the best scenario has always been a team from the western end of the coast and one from the eastern end. Both Burnie and Devonport were competitive in the TSL and besides both teams having a strong local rivalry it saved a lot of travelling for players getting to training etc. If there had of only been one team the travel situation would have been much worse because that team would be travelling to either Hobart or Launceston every second week. I have no idea what will happen to the TSL but in many ways it will be a shame if it comes to an end but it is going through a very difficult time at the moment.
 

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