- Sep 15, 2011
- AFL Club
- West Coast
If we agree there’s more money to be made in a truly national competition, then forgoing it in favour of where the dollars are today is precisely short term thinking. I understand why it is the way it is too. It’s still bad business in the long term.I'm not arguing they should or would I'm arguing they are already. Thought that was pretty evident, given the bulk of the teams are centralised in one state.
I'd agree IF and WHEN the population outside of vic outstrips vic, currently the vic population is larger than all other footy states and territories combined and likely always has been and by more than a million people.
And that's why we don't have an equitable national comp - it's catered to the bulk of the market.
This has nothing to do with short term dollars, even more pronounced chasing $$ in rl states in seeming futility - that's long term stuff right there.
Moves like taking the grand final on the road would absolutely build interest, fans and dollars. Forgoing that for some shekels now is silly.