Expansion Joondalup Falcons in the AFL?

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Roylion

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the Bears weren't poorly performing - the exact opposite - they did very well for a reserves team.
The Brisbane Bears made finals in 1995 and 1996 (and were knocked out in the preliminary final in 1996 by eventual premiers North Melbourne)
 

Goomba1973

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Would it need to be in Perth or could somewhere like Bunbury have a team. I guess infrastructure would be the issue.
Bunbury would make sense , there are direct interstate flights to and from Busselton airport now (1hr drive from Bunbury) and outside of Perth, the region is the most populated area in WA .... Melbourne is the hub of AFL , WA has two sides, NSW has two sides and Qld has two sides. They all have the population and infrastructure to make that work.
In the interest of being fair and it being a national comp... Darwin should really be the spot for the 20th team not WA or anywhere else.
 

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AJMLaird

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I was (and am to this day) a Fitzroy FC shareholder. Your reasoning that "the VFL/AFL killed off Fitzroy in the comp so the Brisbane Bears could have some success" is not correct.
How do you become a shareholder of a footy club?
 

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Bunbury would make sense , there are direct interstate flights to and from Busselton airport now (1hr drive from Bunbury) and outside of Perth, the region is the most populated area in WA .... Melbourne is the hub of AFL , WA has two sides, NSW has two sides and Qld has two sides. They all have the population and infrastructure to make that work.
In the interest of being fair and it being a national comp... Darwin should really be the spot for the 20th team not WA or anywhere else.
They can but they'll need to upgrade or build a new stadium and $60m start up capital.

I'm all for Darwin getting a team, they have the highest rate of participation per capital for Aussie Rules, but they only have around 10k registered players. Compare that to WA with 100k+.

Only Canberra has less registered players.
 

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AFL expansion to 24 teams

19 - Tasmania Devils
20 - Canberra Griffins
21 - Perth Falcons
23 - South Adelaide Panthers
24 - New Zealand Warriors (shared brand with NRL team)
 

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I’m sorry you hate free speech

I love free speech. it's the irrelevant, the cryptic nonsense and dumb trolling that gets me.
Professional sports revolves around money and large population centres.
Most capitol cities are large from historic reasons.
I think it's laughable that the NRL has "national" in it's title.
I think it's laughable that the NRL implies a rugby (union) league not a rugby league league.
I think it's laughable that the NRL reserves players are called "league" players.
but that's just me.
 
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Cubs2Lions

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Cubs2Lions how much do you reckon it would cost to buy SAFC?
Elon Musk, is that you behind the computer screen :eekv1:

Really though don’t have much clue on any general estimates, but I reckon the AFL would probably have more issues in trying to buy them off the SANFL itself, then the actually true price it would cost IMO.

Would be a financial and geographical disaster for the SANFL, if South Adelaide was promoted to the AFL though.
 

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It's the irrelevant, the cryptic nonsense and dumb trolling that gets me
but it's the personal attacks that show I've clearly won
because the person hasn't no logical answer.

To be saying I’m being cryptic and trolling is what made you a psycho, the internet broke you
 

dustysnecktattoo

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It's the irrelevant, the cryptic nonsense and dumb trolling that gets me
but it's the personal attacks that show I've clearly won
because the person hasn't no logical answer.

Also to think you’ve “won” something here is very odd, there’s nothing to win, makes you being a psycho a true statement

Very very odd
 

RedV3x

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Also to think you’ve “won” something here is very odd, there’s nothing to win, makes you being a psycho a true statement
It's the irrelevant, the cryptic nonsense and dumb trolling that gets me
but it's the personal attacks that show I've clearly won
because that person hasn't no logical answer.
 

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