- May 13, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Brumbies, Socceroos
1991?Ok thats not really true - it was fairly keenly followed up until at least 1991. Post AFL interest definitely dropped
Well, my memory of interstate footy goes back to the mid 1970s.
In comparison to club footy, Melburnians have never given a damn about interstate footy.
Sure, every now and then you get some reminiscing about the big V, but there's no massive clamour to get it back.
It's gone, and on the whole, Melbourne footy fans don't actually care all that much that it's gone.
To quote wikipedia:
Interstate football was less popular in Victoria than it was in the other states. ... At its lowest, interstate games in Victoria during the 1930s could sometimes fail to draw 10,000 spectators – less than the average home-and-away crowd ... Eventually, due to these lower levels of public interest, less interstate football came to be played in Victoria: and for the majority of the 1980s, when State of Origin football was at its peak, the Victorian team did not play a single match at home.