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2 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

They redeveloped and expanded Giants Stadium/Showgrounds in 2012. 

I’m sure a Tassie team could spend just as much on Blundstone or UTAS and have a similar magnificent stadium, vs being told to spend $750M!

Just a furphy from the AFL to take eyes of the main question. Team or no team in Tassie?

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On 3/13/2022 at 10:47 PM, Stiff Arm said:

I reckon Gil/AFL exec wants North or Saints to go to Tassie.

Still call them NM or StK for a year or two, claim it's just playing home games there for $. Then it becomes permanent and the name changes. Tassie Kangas or Tassie Saints. A lot of detail and nuance to play out, but there's something in the air 

Gil is a Saints man isn't he? Doubt he wants his club to go to Tassie.

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As one who hates the totally iniquitous  bye bye bye in VFL I hope that we never again have an odd number of teams. 
How about merging StKilda, North and Hawthorn and sending them to Hobart. 
16 teams - less dilution of talent, and ridding us of three teams I dislike intensely. (If they added Geelong and Footscray too then 14 teams even better). The Tasmanian ferry now goes from Geelong so that would suit them, and a new or a nuanced stadium in Hobart could be a proper size and shape. 

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On 6/16/2022 at 12:01 PM, Dwight Schrute said:

To me it does make the most sense that a smaller Victorian team re-locate to Tasmania, ultimately it's a national competition and we have 3-4 excess Victorian teams that are in debt, heavily reliant on the AFL just to run and fairly irrelevant in terms of on field success. 

Going to Tasmania for one of these clubs has the clear potential to greatly improve one of these clubs in terms of financial standing and relevance, and i understand the history behind clubs and why they don't love the idea, but surely from a practical standpoint it's a pretty straight forward one.

When you say 3 or 4 mate, who is the 4th we're referring to? North, Bulldogs, St Kilda and?

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Q1  Will a Tasmanian team make the comp more enjoyable or not to its current and future consumers?

A1   For 2% of the Australian population (count the heads and divide by two)  they may well enjoy a home team.  For 98% of the Australian population, the bye will be very annoying and the extra team will be another one to keep track of although we don't care if they live or die e.g. Port, Freo, GC.

Therefore, no Tasmanian team!!

Note, these figures assume that the Northerners will see the error of their ways and enbrace the true faith.

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If I were a cynic I would view this as. My god we are in trouble on multiply fronts do we have a rabbit and a hat? Oh good news let's give Tassie a team. That will stop people thinking of troubles. 

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