Everything is negotiable.Most of them involve long term minimum games contracts
Im sure that players and coaches break contracts too nowadays.Sure the MCG mandates 45 games a year, Adelaide Oval and Perth stadium require 22 home games a year - the ecomomics of these stadiums are built around it.
Wildcard would throw travel a curve ball.Could a 19 round season (ie 27 less games) be offset in a media rights sense by 19 thursday night games?
and perhaps additional friday night final for what they call a wildcard game?
Higher chance of hell freezing over than the afl cutting 5 weeks of the season off, and massively reducing revenue, clubs will lose a shit load of money and players will get paid a lot less...He said 17 rounds,which will obviously be a good whack on AFL revenues,so that's why I find it hard to believe.
I think (hope) the AFL would dismiss the self interest of both NM & Hawthorn in any decision they make.1. The Mercury 4.12
Hawthorn (& NMFC?) is challenging T. Lane's apparent views that Tasmanian c. $75,000,000+ total taxpayer funding for Hawthorn & NMFC would be more effectively spent (in terms of the Tasmanian AF Disaster) on improving & promoting AF structures within Tasmania.
2. D. Barrett, who should have a good understanding of the AFL's current priorities, as he is the main reporter on the AFL's own website, obliquely refers to the AFL's increased interest in expanding AF in Tasmania.
"While it was Gold Coast last time, it is Tasmania this time, when it comes to the AFL's geographical plans"
The arrival of three new faces in key posts coincides with the Kangaroos being in a vulnerable place - again. Damian Barrett delves deep into the club's latest turmoilwww.afl.com.au
I think there is virtually zero chance of NMFC relocating to Tasmania. It is financially sound, & the members would overwhelmingly reject it (as they did when it was suggested that NMFC- when it had some major problems in 2008- should relocate to the GC).
Also, the Tas. govt. & fans want their own team, with a jumper having the famous map, & myrtle green, gold & primrose colours.
The problem for the AFL is they may be asked to pick up the shortfall.I think (hope) the AFL would dismiss the self interest of both NM & Hawthorn in any decision they make.
I'm not so sure any Tas team should wear what was/is a purely state representative jumper.
I think a predominantly dark green jumper would be great. Maybe with some black or grey. Others may have a better view on that.
Clearly must be because of the Kimberley team in the AFL right?4. The remote Kimberley region, sparsely populated, in NW WA is becoming an AFL recruitment phenomenon.
Halls Creek, population 3000, has alone provided 9 AFL drafted players.
What comparisons & lessons can be drawn from it, when Tasmania gets its own team?
With increasing numbers of Kimberley players reaching AFL level, locals want to ensure the right structures are being put in place.www.abc.net.au
So they added 40 000 members in a year?. re C. Wilson, who "...revealed a figure which the naysayers would prefer remain hidden. It was this: the number of Tasmanians who are currently paid up members of AFL clubs is 91,000".
(Was this 91,000 figure really hidden until recently, by whom & why?
Also, the AFL revealed, for the first time AFAIK in 2018, c. 50,000 people living in Tasmania were AFL club members. Why the delay in releasing this crucial info.?)
As per my post #1419, the AFL have said (probably the first time it has ever provided any details on this) in 2018 there are c.50,000 Tasmanians living in Tasmania, who are members of AFL clubs.So they added 40 000 members in a year?[No]