Yes its not South melbn, I know their was a lot of animosity when SM left, I'm told by footy friends in Melbn & Sydney that things changed slowly after 1996 GF loss. So I believe all the Swans supporters are more comfortable with the situation. Its about 'the bloods'. Its SM history is respected even though its now Sydney.Not the same as south Melbourne......though, in reality, given the main likelihood of north melbourne relocation, it could still turn out analogous
A NM move may end up like that in 50 years I suppose. remember Tassie is a mature footy state. Shoving NM here wouldn't gain huge support as most people would remain supporters of various clubs, sure some would by memberships, like with Hawthorn & NM now. Just token support. It'd take generations to develop properly. The current AFLW NM/Tas team is viewed with scepticism by a lot of people here.