- Oct 17, 2000
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
- Other Teams
- Fitzroy Football Club
Yes? And? Where did I say that wasn't the case?Yes it is personal, if compromise if preferable then good for you. What can't be argued is IF any club(s) are merged they are not the same and it IS a concession / compromise.
Mergers don't happen just for the hell of it. To merge two sporting clubs is a contentious, emotional and difficult decision for many on both sides. I've seen that personally too.That is admitting a defeat, the idea of competition is to be better than your competition, a merge is a joining of two clubs conceding that the club(s) on it's own is not as good as its competition.
Many have never had to seriously consider it, so it's easy to come out with strong idealistic opinions. If I had a dollar for every Fitzroy supporter that said they would never entertain the idea of supporting Brisbane in the AFL, well I'd be retired in the south of France. When reality hits though, many are more pragmatic than they realise and in that I'm speaking from experience.Best to leave it in my book, going by the opinions on these board I'd imagine the majority would not accept a merger.