Tasmania set to apply for a provisional AFL licence (aiming to enter competition by 2025)

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JohnZ

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Still think a 24 team, 2 division comp is the way to go.

Proper AFL reserves, each list would need to be about 60 players. Stack the teams full of under 25yos and pay them $80k each. Bottom 4 (Div 1) relegation, Top 4 (Div 2) promotion system.

Div 1 plays a top 5 finals series over 4 weeks, Div 2 plays a top 4 finals series over 3 weeks. Gives both divisions a proper Saturday grand final in clean air. Div 2 can be played at the home of the highest team, Div 1 stays at the MCG for tradition.

6 new teams, pick from:
*Hobart
*Launceston
*Canberra
*NQLD
*Auckland
*SA3
*WA3
*NT/Darwin

Melbourne needs a smaller "boutique" stadium for Bulldogs/North/Saints. E-gate would have been perfect. Hawthorn/Carlton/Essendon to move all home games to Docklands. Leaves the MCG to the 3 true/historic tenants, Melbourne, Richmond and Collingwood.
 

Kwality

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Go to 16 a side, less congestion, less players on a list (-4 per club), less money spent of player salaries and those 70 odd players can be split into the two new clubs. That being said i would prefer a victorian club relocated to stay at 18 as once you get too many clubs it means more teams stuck in the wilderness at the bottom of the ladder for longer.
Clubs would cut their good players, no, only the duds.
There is a cute idea that the new clubs would get a priority pick of the duds.
16 a side :thumbsu:
 

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Jazny

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It looks it will be a long time before we get a team if you look at the response from the AFL today.It is obvious the AFL have little interest in a Tassie team and it will probably take a change of ceo before it is ever considered.
We should go all in on an A League team. The 8 million dollars we spend on Hawthorn and North would go a long way.
 

Rob

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We should go all in on an A League team. The 8 million dollars we spend on Hawthorn and North would go a long way.
I'm sure the 23 interstate visitors that an A League game would attract would go a long way to recouping that money.

They'd be better off funding an NRL club if they want to go down the spite route.
 

Rob

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It looks it will be a long time before we get a team if you look at the response from the AFL today.It is obvious the AFL have little interest in a Tassie team and it will probably take a change of ceo before it is ever considered.
So....was it all a bluff by the premier? Will they have the balls to withdraw all funding to Hawthorn and North?

I hope he goes through with it.
 

Mr Taswegian

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So....was it all a bluff by the premier? Will they have the balls to withdraw all funding to Hawthorn and North?

I hope he goes through with it.
It would be great to see him stick to his word but it would be a very unpopular decision in Tassie so it is very unlikely to happen unfortunately.
 

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I'm sure the 23 interstate visitors that an A League game would attract would go a long way to recouping that money.

They'd be better off funding an NRL club if they want to go down the spite route.
They dont have to spend it anywhere is more the point.
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I can see Tas working with Kennett to stick it up the AFL/Gil in a rejigged deal with the Hawks.
 

Tasmanian saint

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So....was it all a bluff by the premier? Will they have the balls to withdraw all funding to Hawthorn and North?

I hope he goes through with it.
He has to now otherwise nothing will ever change with the afl cancel both deals take back the running of all Tasmanian football locally fund it ourselves that way they have absolutely nothing over us anymore
 

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Mr Taswegian

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Looks like the AFL have now committed to a year long review. To be completed just after the 2022 fixture will come out. Funny that.

It's like something out of Yes Minister.
Yet they have had our business case for a year and now need another year for their own review,just another delay tactic because they don't want tell Tassie they don't want a team here.
 

Verdun

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36-people-on-a-field victorian bushleague will be irrelevant in a few decades anyway. Go the Jack Jumpers :)



Gutwein has thrown money at the Jackjumpers (I'm relatively happy as basketball tragic and also want investment in grassroots hoops) almost like he is sticking his finger up at Gil.

Do not believe we (Tasmanian taxpayers) should continue to fund North and the Hawks.
 

big_e

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Yep vast majority do not see the sense of paying millions of $s to an interstate footy team to play here and would agree it is time to actually pull the pin on subsidising the AFL.
Subsiding your tourism industry. That's why you do it.

If he pulled the pin on North and the Hawks at the end of this year, it's a decision of his government, not the AFL. And when tourism operators start getting shirty as their income declines, they would be best to remember that.
 

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Our current premier is probably the most popular in our history do you think his worried about loosing a couple votes from north and hawthorn supporters
Next minute

‘But I’m tots fine with the Tasmanian government throwing a lifeline to my very little, broke football club’

Double standard much?

Just hope they don’t bail again (like 2006) and go back to the afl for another guarantee (like 2008) :)
 

Mr Taswegian

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Well it definitely looks like it could be the end of Hawthorn and North in Tasmania with the Premier confirming this afternoon no contracts will be signed until we have a date set on Tassie entering the league.This may not be known for at least a year but the contracts need to be signed very soon,I think not resigning these contracts is the best thing Tasmania can do.
 

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