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Nastyfish

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Outstanding piece of sleuthing what a story it tells. FMD west coast have done well. But we need to acknowledge the work of our various leaders and teams who righted the ship after the merger days.

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3rd for total revenue
3rd for operating profit
4th for total profit
5th for sponsorship
8th for gate reciepts
4th for merchandise
17th for AFL distribution (West Coast is 18th)
2nd for assets (West Coast is 1)
1st for cash at bank (
2nd for member equity (West Coast is 1)

We will do just fine without Tasmania
 

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tommyk72

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3rd for total revenue
3rd for operating profit
4th for total profit
5th for sponsorship
8th for gate reciepts
4th for merchandise
17th for AFL distribution (West Coast is 18th)
2nd for assets (West Coast is 1)
1st for cash at bank (
2nd for member equity (West Coast is 1)

We will do just fine without Tasmania
There's actually a lot there to say that Jeff, and the management more broadly, have been doing a pretty bloody good job.
 

Ned Ryerson

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There's actually a lot there to say that Jeff, and the management more broadly, have been doing a pretty bloody good job.
Nobody here is arguing that the club is financially mismanaged through. We just think that a soon to be 73 year old who says ludicrously stupid and disrespectful things about a club we’re passionately supporting can kindly give up his position as the figurehead of the club.

More to the point - with the strong financial position being so clear in those figures, why is he such a genius for suggesting we relocate to a state he said in the same interview wasn’t viable for an AFL club to be located for a multitude of economic reasons.
 

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To a state that has an entire population less than the two most populated Melbourne LGAs no less. Brilliant economic move!
If anything we should be discussing cultivating the outer east of melbourne. screw tassie. of only there was a ground out there we could repurpose. Soccer picked the site near Dandenong which I identified. Sandown would have been perfect
 

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Could the Tasmanian government look to buy the Saints games on the cheap and hedge their bets re a relocation?


Would he ironic given they followed us down there, left and we took their remaining games
Or that they didn't support Dickers plans to retain waverley, took the 'magic beans' from the AFL

I think they wanted to press their advantage being a dry weather team at the dome (leaving Tassie)

THAT went well in two wet grand finals
 

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Could the Tasmanian government look to buy the Saints games on the cheap and hedge their bets re a relocation?


Would he ironic given they followed us down there, left and we took their remaining games
Frankston "south"

BTW anyone notice how close Dingley is to their heartland?
 

Hawkk

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If anything we should be discussing cultivating the outer east of melbourne. screw tassie. of only there was a ground out there we could repurpose. Soccer picked the site near Dandenong which I identified. Sandown would have been perfect
I don’t get the want to play games in regions:

Playing games in Dandenong won’t attract more fans, members and it’s unlikely going to bring us more sponsors.

We need to play as many games as we can in the city, servicing the whole of Melbourne (like Coll, Rich and Ess)
 

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I don’t get the want to play games in regions:

Playing games in Dandenong won’t attract more fans, members and it’s unlikely going to bring us more sponsors.

We need to play as many games as we can in the city, servicing the whole of Melbourne (like Coll, Rich and Ess)
Agreed. But it would be more useful than Tassie
 

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AFL's response to the Tassie Premier;
  • Independent consultant to lead a detailed review of the Tasmanian team submission
  • Review to be completed late 2021/ early 2022.
  • AFL continues to commit to elite matches in Tasmania
  • AFL proposes to deal directly with Hawthorn and North Melbourne regarding any implications for them in 2022
The AFL has this afternoon written to the Tasmanian Premier, the Honourable Peter Gutwein in relation to his recent correspondence regarding a stand-alone Tasmanian AFL team.

The AFL Commission had begun to consider the Taskforce report on a team based in Tasmania last year when that work with clubs was placed on hold, due to the impacts of Covid-19, which had a far greater impact on our season and overall health of our game than could have been expected or predicted.

The AFL competitions and community football face uncertainty and risk again in 2021 with restrictions on mass gatherings and cross broader travel, in-turn creating financial and investment uncertainty as well.

Understanding the importance of Tasmania to our code the AFL Commission believes the taskforces report warrants a detailed review by the AFL.

An independent consultant, to be appointed, will lead this review for a Tasmanian team with support from the AFL Strategy team to provide a detailed response.

This work will aim to be completed by late 2021 / early 2022 when the AFL hopes to have a clearer picture of its own financial position and that of the wider AFL community.

Equally, the AFL respects and understands the impact that this might have on the Tasmanian Governments ability to progress the arrangements with the Hawthorn and North Melbourne Football Clubs, and if that remains an issue, the AFL would propose to deal directly with the two clubs and the implications for them in 2022, as well as for Tasmanian football.

As always, the AFL is committed to providing elite content for football supporters in the state and are equally committed to continuing to increase investment in community football and to promoting participation in our football across Tasmania.

The AFL supports AFL matches played in the state and the need to find a solution that works for Tasmania, and for football.

AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan spoke with both the Tasmanian Premier and Tasmanian taskforce chairman Brett Godfrey via phone today before formally writing back to the Premier.
 

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