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One more, I promise (and I really do think it's great there'll be a Tassie team. I've spent a good chunk of my life in that magical place):

For Hobart's famous funky art gallery:

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15 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

I have a question for you. 
You’re a Melbourne supporter and I assume member of some type? Would you switch to support Tassie? Will they be your second team? Will you buy a membership? 
 

I am just really curious what will the Tasmanians who already have a strong bond to an existing club will do. 

Hi Jaded,

Really good question, and something that I have been thinking about over the last couple of weeks. Would be interested to hear @Clintosaurus thoughts too.
 

I will buy a Tassie membership yes. Would my allegiance swap, I don't really know, but overtime, I suspect that it would probably.  That said, knowing that we had so many Tassie players (or tassie born players) being stars for the Demons over my years, it's pretty incredible to think that Lyon and Neitz were both Tassie born, we had the Febey twins, Andy Lovell, Russell Robertson, Ben Beams, Brad Green, Jeremy Howe, Garland, Lamprill. But there were players before that like Ray Groom, Stuart Spencer, Ivor Warne-Smith, MaX Walker, Bob Johnson...
Our club has had a strong linkage with Tassie players, as has St Kilda, Richmond and many of the Melbourne Clubs in truth. Riewoldt x 2, Peter & Paul Hudson, Alistair Lynch, Richo, ... 
Anyway, I don't think I'd lose the fondness for Melbourne, but I think I would grow a strong attachment to the new team (plus working a 5 minute walk from Macquarie Point) is certainly appealing.

 

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I think we should lobby the entire country for the removal of the ‘Tigers’ from Richmond and for it to be allocated to Tasmania. 

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2 minutes ago, Orion said:

But the team isn't named after the mythical devil, it's named after the animal

Correct, but the animal is named after the "devil" so the team is, indirectly I guess ... so I see where Beetoota are coming from. Gave me a chuckle anyway 🙂

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The AFL have done an excellent job here.  They got the team up, they got all the clubs to agree, they got a new stadium and managed to get state and federal governments to pay for most of it.  Well done Gill.

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The Tasmanian Greenbacks? Predominantly green and white possibly a Huon pine silhouette. Personally I think the mighty Demons should stand strong and defend our daemonic namesake, 

I can’t imagine these similar examples being tolerated,

Saints / Angels, 

Blues / Navy

Bulldogs / Dogs 

Suns / Solar 

Power / Bolts, Volts 

Eagles / Sea eagles 

Demons / Devils, it takes away from our brand, fight it !!

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