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37 minutes ago, Ouch! said:

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.

 

Thanks for your reply. 
I would also be interested to hear from anyone else on Demonland who is Tasmanian regarding the same question. 
Will you swap teams? Will you buy membership to one or both clubs?

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Anyone see/hear anything that could be construed as disturbing from tone of conversation on AFL 360 last night in regard to the slotting in of future pioneer coaches at TS devils?

With the inevitable cupboard placement of the Hawthorn Debacle....etc

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2 hours ago, Ouch! said:

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.

 

I will always be Demons #1 but will be buying a membership for the Hobart games, and will be supporting the Mariners (that is what I hope the name is) in every game they play except against MFC.

Hopefully ferries are in full effect by the time 2027 comes around so I can walk 15 minutes to the local jetty and boat up and back. Consuming a few frothies on both trips of course.

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I'm hoping we will get a nice looking traditional jumper and avoid Gold Coast levels of eye sore.

 

We already a have a few teams with vertical stripes, yolks/chevrons, sash's and central emblems. Therefore I thought the doggies two horizontal stripes template could be utilised. Was bored last night at work so found a page to play around with. I'm no graphic designer so go gentle on me. Will be interested to see what other people come up with over the coming years.

 

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As an impartial football fan I think this is the most exciting announcement for the AFL since Adelaide joined. This is a genuine football state, that has provided some of the stars of the competition for a hundred years, finally getting the team they deserve. 

I can't wait to go there and see a game. I genuinely wish it nothing but financial and cultural success, not just for the people of Tassie, but also to show the AFL that it should look after the communities that already support it - before chasing after speculative communities.

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14 minutes ago, Sideshow Bob said:

Oh Bob what a load of old [censored]. Me thinks a few around the AFL in Tassie have been imbibing of the local whisky.

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3 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

As an impartial football fan I think this is the most exciting announcement for the AFL since Adelaide joined. This is a genuine football state, that has provided some of the stars of the competition for a hundred years, finally getting the team they deserve. 

I can't wait to go there and see a game. I genuinely wish it nothing but financial and cultural success, not just for the people of Tassie, but also to show the AFL that it should look after the communities that already support it - before chasing after speculative communities.

It's all about the media rights and there aren't many eye balls in Tassie. They are going to struggle, the go home factor will be large. Imagine 20 year olds sent to Tassie wanting to stay past 2 years. Qld and WA 20  year olds already want to go home now. 

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51 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

You’d hate to suck in 2025-2030 

We need to be really smart here given that the core of our group is already around 27 years old. We certainly don't want to be out of our premiership window and bottoming out in the middle of compromised drafts (again). Hopefully we can bring in some serious talent this year with what is a strong draft hand, and extend that window as long as possible.

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3 minutes ago, poita said:

We need to be really smart here given that the core of our group is already around 27 years old. We certainly don't want to be out of our premiership window and bottoming out in the middle of compromised drafts (again). Hopefully we can bring in some serious talent this year with what is a strong draft hand, and extend that window as long as possible.

Yep makes the gift of Freo sucking even more important.

Perhaps we won't try to bundle early picks and take our chances with a couple of good first round picks that would help balance our the list's demographic. 

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14 minutes ago, old dee said:

It's all about the media rights and there aren't many eye balls in Tassie. They are going to struggle, the go home factor will be large. Imagine 20 year olds sent to Tassie wanting to stay past 2 years. Qld and WA 20  year olds already want to go home now. 

How is Tasmania different to Geelong? It's got twice the population. If they get their internal culture right, they could become a very sort after destination. Kozzie doesn't want to go home - because the culture of our club is strong.

Everyone goes on about eyeballs. There's a lot of eyeballs in Western Sydney - but less than half of a percent of them turn up for a game of AFL there. It's not as simple as population, or else everyone would be starting teams in Tokyo and Shanghai. It's also about culture.

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2 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Thanks for your reply. 
I would also be interested to hear from anyone else on Demonland who is Tasmanian regarding the same question. 
Will you swap teams? Will you buy membership to one or both clubs?

The vast majority of my WA born and bred mates switched to the Eagles only when the AFL was formed in 1990 rather than 1987 when they entered the VFL. Not many of them cared much for the VFL and were more interested in the WAFL. I think it varied in the sense that if you were a football player in that era you would support the State league, versus an observer and supporter who jumped at the chance to support a WA club in the VFL due to parochialism more than anything.

Some then even changed from the Eagles to Freo when they entered the league in a ‘south of the river’ vs NOR mentality.

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21 minutes ago, old dee said:

It's all about the media rights and there aren't many eye balls in Tassie. They are going to struggle, the go home factor will be large. Imagine 20 year olds sent to Tassie wanting to stay past 2 years. Qld and WA 20  year olds already want to go home now. 

Old Dee, you are exceptionally negative... and wrong. 

I was going to attempt to dispute or sway your perspective, but I've come to realise there is no point,. you appear to love wallowing in negative & pessimistic thoughts.
Hope the significance of today, and the joy of the AFL community doesn't disrupt your day too much. 

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46 minutes ago, old dee said:

It's all about the media rights and there aren't many eye balls in Tassie. They are going to struggle, the go home factor will be large. Imagine 20 year olds sent to Tassie wanting to stay past 2 years. Qld and WA 20  year olds already want to go home now. 

Will we see the introduction of a reverse COLA allowance, a COSA, cost of staying allowance. 

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22 minutes ago, Ouch! said:

Old Dee, you are exceptionally negative... and wrong. 

I was going to attempt to dispute or sway your perspective, but I've come to realise there is no point,. you appear to love wallowing in negative & pessimistic thoughts.
Hope the significance of today, and the joy of the AFL community doesn't disrupt your day too much. 

All of his points are very valid.

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On 4/29/2023 at 1:37 PM, deva5610 said:

I mocked up a jumper. Have at it! :D

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I reckon a version of this should get a look-in: dispense with the V and have a simple fat T, its 'cross' being a Fitzroy-type yoke(?) and it's 'down' being a StKilda-type middle stripe. Colours as determined for the club (the above seem the go...)

Anyone want to mock this up?

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5 hours ago, Orion said:

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

Which in turn was named after the mythical devil lol

( edit : just saw your post 31 ...  ;) )

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