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Opine

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Despite being one of several of CFC's main rivals, perhaps the greatest enemy of all, what a friggin relief it is to play against a real team this week; rather than another of the AFL's plastic creations. Respect to the Pies. Bounce it.
 

Elmer_Judd

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Kill off the GCS; leeches
Nah. It's good to have a team up there, not just for experts but to increase the talent pool of the juniors coming through, even if we won't see the tangible benefits for at least 20-30 years.

Absolutely flummoxed why you have such a bee in your bonnet about The Suns. The VFL and it's club's would have died/gone the way of the dodo if we don't go National in the 80s.
 

Opine

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Nah. It's good to have a team up there, not just for experts but to increase the talent pool of the juniors coming through, even if we won't see the tangible benefits for at least 20-30 years.

Absolutely flummoxed why you have such a bee in your bonnet about The Suns. The VFL and it's club's would have died/gone the way of the dodo if we don't go National in the 80s.
You're either confused or being deliberately misleading regarding my position on this issue. Sure, I'm a proud Victorian, but that doesn't mean I'm opposed to the national competition. Have I called for the Lions to be killed off? or WC? or Port? , or Sydney who I dislike with a passion? No, I'm not against a national competition; rather, I'm against seemingly unlimited social handouts without reasonable prospects of return, and the impact on fairdinkum clubs. GCS are drain on clubs, talent pool, and supporters.
 
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Elmer_Judd

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If the AFL was truly serious about a National Competition, Tassie should have been given a license before GWS or GC
Tassie IMO have not got a sustainable population or corporate growth down there to justify having a full time independent team there now, esp after this COVID19 has crippled the entire economy of all industries, perhaps for decades to come.

Unpopular opinion, bringing teams in Gold Coast and Western Sydney was the right call, it's only a question of whether they were brought in too soon to each other and/or they receieved to many draft concessions ans academy zones.
 

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Tassie IMO have not got a sustainable population or corporate growth down there to justify having a full time independent team there now, esp after this COVID19 has crippled the entire economy of all industries, perhaps for decades to come.

Unpopular opinion, bringing teams in Gold Coast and Western Sydney was the right call, it's only a question of whether they were brought in too soon to each other and/or they receieved to many draft concessions ans academy zones.
if, as you imply, GCS have better prospects for success due to their more sizeable supporter catchment, they may be doing a poor job of converting their potential into membership numbers. Sounds like they could well do with the assistance of a membership sales guru; I know just the right person to help em out.
 

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Tassie IMO have not got a sustainable population or corporate growth down there to justify having a full time independent team there now, esp after this COVID19 has crippled the entire economy of all industries, perhaps for decades to come.

Unpopular opinion, bringing teams in Gold Coast and Western Sydney was the right call, it's only a question of whether they were brought in too soon to each other and/or they receieved to many draft concessions ans academy zones.
AFL brought those teams in to target the NRL supporter base, they will cease to exist if they aren't competitive

Tassie may not be a growing population, but it is a true AFL heartland.

If they had a team based there, attendances/memberships would double what GC or GWS average in a 12 month period
 

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if, as you imply, GCS have better prospects for success due to their more sizeable supporter catchment, they may be doing a poor job of converting their potential into membership numbers. Sounds like they could well do with the assistance of a membership sales guru; I know just the right person to help em out.
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Elmer_Judd

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AFL brought those teams in to target the NRL supporter base, they will cease to exist if they aren't competitive

Tassie may not be a growing population, but it is a true AFL heartland.

If they had a team based there, attendances/membershios would double what GC or GWS average in a 12 month period
FWIW the AFL put The Giants in the Western Sydney belt to try ward off Soccer (plenty of Migrant/First Generation families up there)

Sadly I feel like Kevin Sheedy and Eddie McGuire really hurt our game and The Giants brand up there by making some racially prejudicial about Soccer and the background of Soccer fans, when the Western Sydney Wanderers came in soon after the Giants.

How they made a racist bigot like Sheedy a legend in the Australian Rules Hall of Fame is a disgrace 👎👎👎
 

Opine

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FWIW the AFL put The Giants in the Western Sydney belt to try ward off Soccer (plenty of Migrant/First Generation families up there)

Sadly I feel like Kevin Sheedy and Eddie McGuire really hurt our game and The Giants brand up there by making some racially prejudicial about Soccer and the background of Soccer fans, when the Western Sydney Wanderers came in soon after the Giants.

How they made a racist bigot like Sheedy a legend in the Australian Rules Hall of Fame is a disgrace 👎👎👎
To suggest that Kevin Sheedy is an unworthy HOFer is unfounded over-emotive nonsense . He's given more to the national game, and the AFL generally, than most. He has been one of the champions of indigenous involvement and development in the AFL. Racist my arse Elmer.
 

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To suggest that Kevin Sheedy is an unworthy HOFer is unfounded over-emotive nonsense . He's given more to the national game, and the AFL generally, than most. He has been one of the champions of indigenous involvement and development in the AFL. Racist my arse Elmer.

Fossie says it far more eloquently than I ever could.
#SheedySux
 

Opine

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Fossie says it far more eloquently than I ever could.
#SheedySux
Try not to be so overly fatalistic Elmer, we can all improve; even you. Peace out.

Unless referring to GCS; no reasonable prospect of sustainable success there.
 

katmanblue

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Nah. It's good to have a team up there, not just for experts but to increase the talent pool of the juniors coming through, even if we won't see the tangible benefits for at least 20-30 years.

Absolutely flummoxed why you have such a bee in your bonnet about The Suns. The VFL and it's club's would have died/gone the way of the dodo if we don't go National in the 80s.
Good word that: flummoxed.

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Nah. It's good to have a team up there, not just for experts but to increase the talent pool of the juniors coming through, even if we won't see the tangible benefits for at least 20-30 years.

Absolutely flummoxed why you have such a bee in your bonnet about The Suns. The VFL and it's club's would have died/gone the way of the dodo if we don't go National in the 80s.


The Suns have added zero to the national competition apart from costing the league millions and diluting the talent available to other AFL teams. Both the GWS and GCS were just stupid additions to the league.
 

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AFL calling for submissions from States to host this extended preseason’s GF, as if to
put it out to private auction, is plainly disrespectful to traditional footy States; SA and WA. Both of those States have fed our game, with talent and fairdinkum footy fans, for decades. Affording seemingly equal opportunity to the plastic non-footy States to host this year’s last game is cheap and nasty. I’m rooting for SA; but WA is just as deserving..
 

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