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Should a Victorian team move part time to Gold Coast?

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  1. Tedeski

    Tedeski Brownlow Medallist

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    Carlton should move to GC.
     
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  2. speedpeck23

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    Agree in principle with OP. Simply more Victorian clubs should play more often in Qld and NSW to help make expansion work. Matches could be played in Newcastle (both Swans + GWS involved) and Sunshine Coast (likewise Brisbane and Gold Coast) against Victorian Clubs.
     
  3. Consolaçao

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    So many ideas, so little thought. Have you considered a career in politics? Alternatively, perhaps once Gil’s left the post you could slot in?
     
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    All teams that finish in the bottom two twice in a row AND experience a drop in crowds should be forced into a merger with the geographically nearest rival team, provided they also have a losing record. At the end of the process, which should take 25-30 years, the one remaining team shall be declared the winner.
     
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    Why shove down teams down Gold Coast public’s mouth when they are not interested? They don’t care about the Titans and Suns.
     
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    They need to do a total reboot if they want any success. The AFL needs to intervene and assist with the replacement of key people up there, as they did to revitalize Brisbane, and the club needs to be re-branded entirely, new jumper, new colors & new mascot.
     
  7. Bloodied52

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    They don't care about North, Carlton or the Saints either. Time to reduce AFL to 16 teams.

    Carlton to merge with GoCo. Saints and North to merge and move to Tas.
     
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  8. Tedeski

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    I think Carlton should take full advantage of their Academy program & move to NSW & merge with GWS.
    It will consolidate their recruiting program where they seem to be infatuated with talent from GWS.

    Gold Coast may be too risky on second thoughts.
     
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    I can't see that working. A Tasmanian team is behind the 8 ball from a revenue, sponsorship and support point of view already. No party involved with a hypothetical team (AFL, Tasmania, Government nor indeed the other clubs who would have to finance a compromised team) would want the competition for support. This team would already have competition from Tasmanians that support current teams in the short to medium term.
     
  10. Mofra

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    North and South will never see eye to eye on Tassie, it would be a disaster.
     
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    No.

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    Many see it so. To be blunt, if that's the case they will never have a full time team. It is completely unsustainable under the current funding and revenue paradigm if it can't even compete for the support of the 500k Tasmanians without fracturing it before starting.
     
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    So it makes sense to merge and transfer two poor Melbourne clubs . They can split games between Lonnie and Hobart.

    The Tassie Blue Roos could be successful.
     
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    The AFL would lose far more in membership revenue and sponsorship dollars (plus TV rights) than they could hope to gain with Tassie.
    That proposal makes no sense.
     
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    Be careful what you what you wish for. It would create a super club with strong support in Melbourne and nationally. In the short term merging the lists with the largely mature takent on our list and the young takent in the Blues list we'd be dominant.
    The Swans would disappear into obscurity in our wake.

    It'll never happen of course. Carlton are too big and strong a club to contemplate giving up even a part of their identity, and our future is mapped out on a different path.
     
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    Axe the hated Sunday twilight game. The Blues Roos would be supported by most Tozzies .Current Blue and North fans would sign up for a minimum of one Geelong and five Melbourne based games.
     
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    I remember the good old days when I'd hit the piss well before lunchtime too.
     
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    Tips my beret in your direction, tho not yet Campari time!
     
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    Essendon and Gold Coast lifestyle would suit perfectly
     
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    Ridiculous
     
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    What would rebranding help?
     
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    Wonder if would have been a better idea to promote Southport?
     
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    The difference being?
     
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    Southport a club based on the gold coast since 1961, has a strong culture and identity, has produced talented players for the AFL, financially very stable. Clubs made numerous bids to get into the AFL since 1996.
     
  25. General Giant

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    That's like saying promoting the Rams or Goannas in Western Sydney would of been a better idea.

    Dont think it would of been.

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