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Its because its against gws,they can't get a decent crowd for this game anywhere,it has nothing to with Tasmania.
Hobart only has 4 games per year. You’d think people who love AFL should want to attend all 4 regardless of who is playing. Giants may not any supporters in Hobart but they are a top 4 side and have the current leading goal kicker playing for them. I would have thought it’s much more attractive than watching Carlton play.


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Hobart only has 4 games per year. You’d think people who love AFL should want to attend all 4 regardless of who is playing. Giants may not any supporters in Hobart but they are a top 4 side and have the current leading goal kicker playing for them. I would have thought it’s much more attractive than watching Carlton play.


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The last two occasions Carlton played in Hobart and Launceston the crowds were 15800 earlier this season and 14100 last year,so that shows Tasmanians are a lot more interested in seeing Carlton play than Gws.
 

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The last two occasions Carlton played in Hobart and Launceston the crowds were 15800 earlier this season and 14100 last year,so that shows Tasmanians are a lot more interested in seeing Carlton play than Gws.
But not that interested in seeing North Melbourne play. :stern look
 
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Hobart only has 4 games per year. You’d think people who love AFL should want to attend all 4 regardless of who is playing. Giants may not any supporters in Hobart but they are a top 4 side and have the current leading goal kicker playing for them. I would have thought it’s much more attractive than watching Carlton play.


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Yeah tell me again, what's the argument for a Tasmanian team playing 11 games on the map?
 

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A welcome opinion.

It's extremely strange to forget reality and it annoys me.
I have a vested interest in Tassie.

You can be unhappy about playing games down there without pretending there isn't real passion for their own side down there.
 
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I'd assume if it was a choice you wouldn't choose to take 4 games away from your heartland.

You have to because you need the coin.
Your "assumption" is incorrect. So you can better understand, it is like when Essendon chose to introduce systematic doping into its organisation to gain a competitive advantage. They didn't have to. They just chose to. :stern look
 
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People in Melbourne talk about Tasmanians not supporting the team enough,well why don't mainland supporters attend the games in Hobart in bigger numbers,I'm told the numbers of people coming over for the games is low.You would think they would also support this venture,considering what the team gets out of it,the Hawthorn games in Launceston have always had high numbers from the mainland.
 

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People in Melbourne talk about Tasmanians not supporting the team enough,well why don't mainland supporters attend the games in Hobart in bigger numbers,I'm told the numbers of people coming over for the games is low.You would think they would also support this venture,considering what the team gets out of it,the Hawthorn games in Launceston have always had high numbers from the mainland.
Would cost me $500 plus for airfares and accom for a night. Cost you Tassie folk a lot less and you don't go. Hmmmmm - really think you could support your own AFL team? Not seeing much love for the game at the elite level in Hobart.
 

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People in Melbourne talk about Tasmanians not supporting the team enough,well why don't mainland supporters attend the games in Hobart in bigger numbers,I'm told the numbers of people coming over for the games is low.You would think they would also support this venture,considering what the team gets out of it,the Hawthorn games in Launceston have always had high numbers from the mainland.
LOL. So you're told that the number of people coming from the Mainland to attend these games are low. So who told you? And if true it seems somewhat stupid that so much Tasmanian Money is being pumped into this venture. Doesn't sound like great bang for your buck. :stern look
 

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People in Melbourne talk about Tasmanians not supporting the team enough,well why don't mainland supporters attend the games in Hobart in bigger numbers,I'm told the numbers of people coming over for the games is low.You would think they would also support this venture,considering what the team gets out of it,the Hawthorn games in Launceston have always had high numbers from the mainland.
What a cop out. What the team gets from it? How about what the Melbourne based supporters lose out on instead??
 

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People in Melbourne talk about Tasmanians not supporting the team enough,well why don't mainland supporters attend the games in Hobart in bigger numbers,I'm told the numbers of people coming over for the games is low.You would think they would also support this venture,considering what the team gets out of it,the Hawthorn games in Launceston have always had high numbers from the mainland.
What ******** logic. If we are that concerned and have money to burn, we would be better off donating the cost of a weekend away to the map, straight to the club, or buying memberships for the Huddle. That will go further to securing our future in Melbourne, than wasting money on flights and accomodation, while propping up Hobart attendance figures.

And stop pretending you are a North supporter, you only post about Tasmanian crowd numbers.
 
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People in Melbourne talk about Tasmanians not supporting the team enough,well why don't mainland supporters attend the games in Hobart in bigger numbers,I'm told the numbers of people coming over for the games is low.You would think they would also support this venture,considering what the team gets out of it,the Hawthorn games in Launceston have always had high numbers from the mainland.
Why should we support something that the vast majority of us don't actually want to continue or (heaven forbid) to expand?

Also, if any campaigner gets the stupid idea that a relocated North Melbourne would attract thousands of North supporters to travel to Tassie every second week to support the Tasmania Kanga-Devils, well let's just remember that none of us are jumping on the Spirit of Seasick now and we certainly wouldn't be for a relocated team.
 
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Hawthorn have a lot of supporters that travel over for the games they play in Tasmania,north supporters don't seem to be willing to travel when they play games interstate.It is well known that north supporters have always been poorer at supporting their team and that includes in Melbourne.
 

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Hawthorn have a lot of supporters that travel over for the games they play in Tasmania,north supporters don't seem to be willing to travel when they play games interstate.It is well known that north supporters have always been poorer at supporting their team and that includes in Melbourne.
I went to the Swans game

You call that a football crowd?

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Mr Taswegian you're killing me here! I'm a proud Tasmanian and I LOVE North Melbourne, but respectfully, in my opinion, Hobart people don't tend to be the best at attending sporting events. I'm heavily involved in the big sports here in Tas, when ever we discuss events/venues.... we cringe when Hobart pops up.

And we all know how the government are thinking here, they wan't a team that isn't a relocated team, and the conversations I've had with people involved, love the Hawthorn/North model, but it's coming to a mutual end within a few years. Tassie has served it's purpose as such, but North Melbourne is NORTH MELBOURNE.

Anyway, continue on....
 

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Mr Taswegian you're killing me here! I'm a proud Tasmanian and I LOVE North Melbourne, but respectfully, in my opinion, Hobart people don't tend to be the best at attending sporting events. I'm heavily involved in the big sports here in Tas, when ever we discuss events/venues.... we cringe when Hobart pops up.

And we all know how the government are thinking here, they wan't a team that isn't a relocated team, and the conversations I've had with people involved, love the Hawthorn/North model, but it's coming to a mutual end within a few years. Tassie has served it's purpose as such, but North Melbourne is NORTH MELBOURNE.

Anyway, continue on....
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Hawthorn have a lot of supporters that travel over for the games they play in Tasmania,north supporters don't seem to be willing to travel when they play games interstate.It is well known that north supporters have always been poorer at supporting their team and that includes in Melbourne.
they got 11k to their port adelaide game, we got 13k to our sydney game. Don't see that much difference
 
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