Tasmanian AFL team

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Slartibartfast

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Jan 16, 2016
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I just hope Gil is not still stalling and something concrete comes out of the current discussions . That is my worry.
The AFL is not sincere and they know the answer now to “is tassie going to get a side”
 

baldandbroke

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Oct 17, 2020
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Yep, complete Whats.In.It.For.Me situation. How does it help Gil? Does it help the big Vic clubs in any way?

It is not a discussion or decision based in what is best for the game ... or what is best for Tassie.

Look back at how the Eagles, Crows and Power got into the AFL - basically saved a failed product from going bust. Was the only way they were going to "include" us in their reindeer games.

I'll cross my fingers but fully expect a new "plan" to include more North games until they are the pseudo Tasmanian team. North just hired someone in Tasmania to increase the "local connections".
 

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HPKS

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Apr 6, 2012
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Thought I would start a thread here to discuss the current bid for a afl license. Without the trolls who have overtaken the main board thread
Not a bad idea. You’ll at least have a better moderator here I’d imagine unlike on the footy industry board that would destroy any good conversations. It’s why he’s hating a thread on the MB.

The thing that stands out to me with a tassie bid getting up is we should see better junior development, more involvement from a community level, better professionalism at a local level, basically a better structure.
 

jj15

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Jan 10, 2008
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Not a bad idea. You’ll at least have a better moderator here I’d imagine unlike on the footy industry board that would destroy any good conversations. It’s why he’s hating a thread on the MB.

The thing that stands out to me with a tassie bid getting up is we should see better junior development, more involvement from a community level, better professionalism at a local level, basically a better structure.
We won’t see any of those things. The AFL will eat up the local comps, there will be less volunteers and less players. Yes maybe more kids will play until the age of realising they aren’t good enough and then will just watch AFL games rather then involve themselves with a local community club. This happens already but would be worse with an AFL team
 

Tasmanian saint

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Apr 24, 2018
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Not a bad idea. You’ll at least have a better moderator here I’d imagine unlike on the footy industry board that would destroy any good conversations. It’s why he’s hating a thread on the MB.

The thing that stands out to me with a tassie bid getting up is we should see better junior development, more involvement from a community level, better professionalism at a local level, basically a better structure.
Let me guess wookie?
 

HPKS

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Apr 6, 2012
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We won’t see any of those things. The AFL will eat up the local comps, there will be less volunteers and less players. Yes maybe more kids will play until the age of realising they aren’t good enough and then will just watch AFL games rather then involve themselves with a local community club. This happens already but would be worse with an AFL team
Depends how the restructuring is embraced. Change has to happen imo because atm footy is dieing a very slow death down there.

It will never ever go back to what it used to be just like every league throughout Australia. Embrace the change and make it work for you.
 

Gersman

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May 10, 2017
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What's the point of an AFL team?
The base underneath is almost completely dead.
Too late now. And the rest of the presidents don't want 19 teams in it. Not enough talent anymore.
 

fumbler

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Jun 28, 2012
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I think Eddie is on the right track with his rant about what needs to be done to get a Tassie team by 2028 except for mostly what he said.

No matter where or who or what gets the money for the backing the whole state needs to get behind them (and the relocated Taswegians also), who really cares where they are located as long as they make you feel like you are a part of it.

Wouldn't it be fantastic to see a Tasmanian team running around in their own state instead of a team that's done nothing since playing down there and another team use it to prop themselves up.
 

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