Victoria gains, but Vic clubs still have massive AFL taxes (AFL members, stadium deals, etc) which go towards funding other states (including Tas)Well you keep coming up with the 'poor bugger me Victoria' attitude when they've gained by far the most benefit from nationalising a full professional Australian rule football league. Tasmania as a football state has lost the most.
1/12th or 1/13th. so tell me how strong are the 8th, 9th & 10 Vic clubs? We've had this argument before. The division of finance & membership or whatever, is NOT divided equally amongst the 10 Vic clubs. It never will be.
Having one team will focus the attention of the state, its businesses & government. Anyway the AFL task force will see what comes. If its no, then footy will die off.
Perth has 40% of the population of Melbourne but pro rata nowhere near the same representation of teams. That doesn't seem to worry you either.
Equity is not your strong point.
No, support in Vic isn't divided equally, but even the small clubs gain from being in a larger market in ways a Tas team wouldn't....Tas wont be hosting another local team in around half their home games for example.
I've suggested on several occasions adding 2 more WA teams. I'm even OK with adding another SA team.