- May 4, 2009
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Scunny, Furth
So you are against a Tasmanian club because we wouldn't be able to give 35 footballers a full-time job to live in Hobart and play football.......We are going to get 35 Cam McCarthys who are so homesick by an hours travel that they refuse to play for the club.I was surprised to read only today, that one of the SA kids the Suns drafted was wanting to go to the Suns all along because he's a keen surfer and loves the Gold Coast. He can't be the only 18 year old out there who would love to live on the Gold Coast, in fact, SEN interviewed an 18 year old kid who was hoping to get drafted, but missed out, where was he? Holidaying on the Gold Coast.
It remains my firm opinion that you are much more likely to be able to attract 18 year olds to the Gold Coast than you are to Hobart.
This is precisely why the AFL's long term plan for Tassie is to have a club like North play games in Tassie, but have them located in Melbourne, because you're not going to get a list of 35+ footballers moving to Hobart.
Nothing against Hobart, I've visited many, many times and love it, but it's not about you and I.
Not only insulting but one of the stupidest thing I have ever read. Pack up your bags and bats. Silk, Doran, Mcdermott, Rogers, you guys don't exist. No professional sports player, especially any young males, wants to live in Hobart. Indeed, i just walked down the street and found no young males whatsoever. You might be right...
The AFL is not a free market anyway, so your point is moot.