the live on:True but I’d offer the ‘lesser/smaller’ clubs don’t have the reserve we have/had.
Despite their crowds I suspect they are closer to the wind than AFL, and the clubs themselves, would like.
Just on crowds - did I read somewhere crowd numbers are down on historical averages? If so, the noose just got a little tighter for some.
Charity, and / or
PS - TV pays most of the bills not mum and dad going to the footy