News NMFC & Tassie (the mass debate re our future there, the academy, attending advice)

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Egga

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The socio-economic report released by the City of Hobart and Events Tasmania earlier this year indicated North Melbourne’s three-games in Hobart this year generated $43.7 million to the local economy. City of Hobart spends $1.1m and gets $43.7m back into the local economy. I would have though that's a pretty good deal for Hobart.
 

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We could show we want it by offering to play 7 home games there?
Maybe change our name to "the Islanders?"
We could use the NHL team of the same name as our inspiration, it's only one extra colour on our uniforms.
 

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It is just political posturing, council would waste more money on paperclips than on what they would chip in to the football games. Now that we are playing in Hobart they see an opportunity to maintain the benefit without having to pay, a similar move made by the business council previously.

The solution is quite simple, we eliminate the profit sharing out which wont need the council's support (so Cricket Tasmania and AFL Tasmania are the ones that miss out if Hobart doesn't want to pay) and we get to develop our own sponsorship arrangements with local businesses, those that sponsor the club get promoted by the club for supporters to encourage to use sponsored businesses rather than the other businesses and services who want the benefit without contributing anything towards the arrangement.
 

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I'm pretty sure the Windies v Australia Test at Blundstone will struggle for patronage (bye bye future Test matches for a while as an end result)..... which makes AFL Football, a critical revenue stream for Cricket Tas to re-coup some of the monies spent on their new re-development. I love the games in Hobart, great fun :thumbsu:
 

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The socio-economic report released by the City of Hobart and Events Tasmania earlier this year indicated North Melbourne’s three-games in Hobart this year generated $43.7 million to the local economy. City of Hobart spends $1.1m and gets $43.7m back into the local economy. I would have though that's a pretty good deal for Hobart.
The City Of Hobart council are so small minded that the very people they are representing are the ones that benefit greatly with AFL games being played in Hobart, the inner city services industry. Typical council really, squeeze those they represent and provide the bare minimum. ******* campaigners.
 

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We could show we want it by offering to play 7 home games there?
Maybe change our name to "the Islanders?"
We could use the NHL team of the same name as our inspiration, it's only one extra colour on our uniforms.
Hmmm......new apparel making sense now.
 

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If the council have signed a contract, they honour it, or see you in court, if not TT Line to pick up the slack, either way, we will stay.
Quite recently one of the Formula 1 Grand Prix promoters made overtures to renegotiate a long term deal with Bernie Ecclestone. Bernie apologised for his age and fading memory, but asked them to confirm whether there was a contract in place. When they agreed that there was, he simply said that perhaps it would be best for all concerned if they stuck to the terms of the contract. End of discussion.
 

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Have decent word that private investors may pony up the money if the council pulls out.
Isn't the first time this discussion has come up.

They can see the benefits Hobart is receiving and want that to continue with or without the councils help.

The Windies vs Aus attendance will tank, but mainly because the windies got knocked over by a second string CA-XI team and noone will want to go see them stomped.
 

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The socio-economic report released by the City of Hobart and Events Tasmania earlier this year indicated North Melbourne’s three-games in Hobart this year generated $43.7 million to the local economy. City of Hobart spends $1.1m and gets $43.7m back into the local economy. I would have though that's a pretty good deal for Hobart.
Hopefully in the next deal we can squeeze $21.85 million from them.

I'm not happy with only getting 2.5% back. 50% sounds fair to me!
 

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AFL: Tasmania's long-term future looks headed for a significant shift
The AFL's long-term future in Tasmania looks headed for a significant directional shift should the competition accept the conclusion drawn by its own review recently completed by former Western Bulldogs chief Simon Garlick.

Despite the state having committed to a new five-year 20-game deal with Hawthorn from 2017 and being on the verge of a new five-year agreement with the Kangaroos, the AFL Commission last month tabled the Garlick report and its preference for a one-team model.

It also recommends that one AFL club — which looks certain to be North Melbourne — gains the rights to young talent across the state and establish a multicultural football academy with the virtual doubling of staff at AFL Tasmania which has been under-resourced in terms of game development and community support.

Gillon McLachlan's response to the review remains pivotal to the game's future in a traditional football state where emerging talent numbers have dwindled over recent decades and which looks to be crying out for leadership in unifying the three regions.

On the eve of his appointment to the top job McLachlan too stated his preference for a one-team model. Whether it was too difficult a battle, strong advice from his departing predecessor Andrew Demetriou, opposition from nervous Tasmanian politicians or heavy pressure from an angry Hawthorn; McLachlan did not act.

That he reportedly remains determined in his view that one AFL club should play out of Tasmania and now has support for that view on paper should set the stage for an intriguing test of his leadership. Because the report does hedge its bets in suggesting two teams currently serve the state well.

One key casualty of the AFL review into the highly volatile and divided football state was its CEO of the past 16 years Scott Wade.

Although removing Wade was not suggested in the report his swift departure was "negotiated" this week with head office.

Just weeks after Wade told colleagues he was looking forward to implementing the recommendations from the report — which the AFL has not released and which remains on the hands of the Tasmanian Government — came his sudden resignation.

In fact Wade was pushed largely because of his perceived difficult relationship with the Hawks. The reigning premiers of the last three seasons remain anxiously possessive of its long-term partnership with Launceston and the state whose government fund the Hawks to the tune of $3.8 million annually.

Because Wade and his former state football board — disbanded by the AFL which now rules Tasmania from head office — pushed for years for just one team to play home-and-away games across Hobart and Launceston the Hawks always regarded him as obstructive, a thorn in their side.

Wade has said previously his preference was for Hawthorn to expand their relationship but the club refused to extend its annual deal beyond four games a season. The Hawks preferred to run their own race in Tasmania.

Not only has Wade been pushed but his two key football lieutenants have left in recent months leaving AFL Tasmania rudderless and in the part-time temporary hands of one of McLachlan's most trusted senior officials Grant Williams.

Wade's replacement remains crucial to the future of the game in one of football's traditional homes, a home which no longer provides champions with the regularity it once did. And which boasts among Australia's worst unemployment numbers.

Tasmania, whose government sponsors two AFL clubs to the tune of close to $6 million a year, is crying out for a significant financial increase in AFL support. And, while a unifying one-team solution might lay five years away, it has McLachlan's full attention and his sharpest negotiating skills over that time.


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