The AFL wants 22 teams. Name your next four.

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Tasmania
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I can also see some Melbourne teams having a relocation or partial relocation to places like Ballarat & Bendigo. Especially suited to if and when that fast train is up and running. Probably in August 2085. Bookmark it.
Riverena team incoming in that case.
 

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So my thinking is that currently there needs to be less teams not more, but thats a whole other discussion. So if there were to be four new teams, and none should be relocations they should be:

1: Newcastle; the current largest Australian city without a team. And has the Hunter Valley around.

2: Tasmania; Hobart is just as big as Geelong. And Tasmania would have as many people behind one team, as the ten Victorian teams have when dividing Melbourne/Geelongs population each. Games would be split with two thirds in Hobart and one third in Launceston.

3. Northern Australia; based in Darwin, with one game a year played in each of Alice Springs, Cairns, Townsville and Karratha, with all others in Darwin.

4. Nowhere else. But if it had to be pushed, either a third Perth team; Canberra properly with GWS focusing on Sydney; or Chatswood to focus on northern Sydney.
 
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If the comp is to be national, this is the way to go. Can't see a new team either than a 3rd WA team being added for at least 10 years though.
This, but maybe swap NT for NZ.

Really it's hard enough to win a premiership with 18 teams - now 22??. You'd have to have legitible conferences, with conference champions to at least have more to play for.

Id actually prefer to see a super league style comp set up with Less teams, more money for the stars, real h/a fixture. AFL needs to stop acting as if they own the sport.
 

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The AFL looking for financial growth will probably go
Perth
North Shore
Sunshine Coast/North Queensland
NZ

While it seems like Tasmania is inevitable I am not sure if it will ever get a side as economically it doesn’t grow the game
 

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The AFL looking for financial growth will probably go
Perth
North Shore
Sunshine Coast/North Queensland
NZ

While it seems like Tasmania is inevitable I am not sure if it will ever get a side as economically it doesn’t grow the game
It would be sunshine coast (unlikely) before north Queensland and Newcastle before north shore I suspect.

Swans have a strong presence on the north shore already they wouldnt want cut in to
 

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It would be sunshine coast (unlikely) before north Queensland and Newcastle before north shore I suspect.

Swans have a strong presence on the north shore already they wouldnt want cut in to
I would suspect North shore is more likely Manly is in the gun with the NRL. If they go the North Sydney Bears have gone it opens up a big area that has no pro team. Also I have stated in a different thread I would see a North Shore team developing a secondary market in Newcastle.

Newy is to small and to rusty on to league to support a team on its own. The Knights almost died and they are the only team in a RL strong hold
 
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