Rumour The North Ultimatum

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Feb 16, 2021
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Word getting around that an official document has been sent to the North Melbourne football club hierarchy stating that if the club doesnt improve its membership and attendance to games by 2023 then the AFL will have no choice but to relocate them to Tasmania due to on going pressure.
The numbers spoken about are membership tally of 45,000 and a general improvement of crowd numbers of up to 20,000 for home games.
The Tasmanian government have been incridibly forth right about aquiring a team and have stated they will pour a great amount of money into this endeavour. It is understood that the AFL wants a team in Tasmania at some point, but dont wish to expand to a 19th team if possible.
 

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Mar 29, 2010
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arent you a bit precious. This is my only account, i shut down my last account years ago. Bit touchy on this subject are we?
Not really. I know it's not going to happen so couldn't care less what other people speculate. Just don't be a coward and hide behind a new profile.
 

Walshawk

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Mar 24, 2017
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Word getting around that an official document has been sent to the North Melbourne football club hierarchy stating that if the club doesnt improve its membership and attendance to games by 2023 then the AFL will have no choice but to relocate them to Tasmania due to on going pressure.
The numbers spoken about are membership tally of 45,000 and a general improvement of crowd numbers of up to 20,000 for home games.
The Tasmanian government have been incridibly forth right about aquiring a team and have stated they will pour a great amount of money into this endeavour. It is understood that the AFL wants a team in Tasmania at some point, but dont wish to expand to a 19th team if possible.
North's Marvel home crowds are well over 20K and the average is only dragged down by low crowds in Tasmania - which does not bode well for a relocation to Tasmania.
 

Walshawk

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Its a fair point. However im only pointing out what im told. Unfortunately unless they improve their numbers, they will be in the gun
Whoever is the smallest Vic AFL club will always be 'in the gun'. Currently that is North. If North go, then the media and ignorant people like you will pick the new 'smallest Vic club' to turn on.
Whatever the size of North Melbourne compared to Collingwood, West Coast or Richmond, they will still be bigger, stronger, more profitable, more passionate, of more economic value and better for football than GWS or Gold Coast for at least the next 50 years.
North Melbourne does not want to relocate to Tasmania, and Tasmania does not want North Melbourne as their team. It is not going to happen.
 

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Taylor

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Jul 16, 2009
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Can North give a free membership for every existing member to gift to a friend like Carlton are allegedly doing?

Do those membership numbers count?

I actually think it's a great gimmick, because chances are some of those people will take a slight bit more interest in footy and like it enough to pay money next season.
 

#gosaintas

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The AFL use the draw to minimise North's attendances and therefore memberships for the benefit of the "larger" clubs and then hold them over a barrel due to poor attendance and membership numbers. North have done well to stay solvent but staying relevant is also part of the struggle and they're not doing too well at that.
 

The 747

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Word getting around that an official document has been sent to the North Melbourne football club hierarchy stating that if the club doesnt improve its membership and attendance to games by 2023 then the AFL will have no choice but to relocate them to Tasmania due to on going pressure.
The numbers spoken about are membership tally of 45,000 and a general improvement of crowd numbers of up to 20,000 for home games.
The Tasmanian government have been incridibly forth right about aquiring a team and have stated they will pour a great amount of money into this endeavour. It is understood that the AFL wants a team in Tasmania at some point, but dont wish to expand to a 19th team if possible.
Oooooh an "official document". Please post a photo of a phone text to verify.