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International clubs in AFL by 2032?
Authored by: Rory Slater on Monday, July 04 2011 @ 08:26 pm ACST

It should not be the AFL's or it's supporters brief, to fund our code internationally, certainly NOT at the expedience of local footy demographics.  

The USA have equivalent home brands these codes are played all over the world and any country is free to embrace them which they do with gusto.  I do not expect the NBA would subsidise any Australian whim to have a piece of the American elite pie at any local expense. 

I don't believe NZ or any other country should be entertained in this respect either, not at the most esteemed tier the code offers which would be prematurely fake to be quite frank.  The only reason NZ are afforded this sort of privilege is geographical proximity and commercial potential, which is all very well however, since they have absolutely no footy cred of any significance in respect of Australian Footy, how can anyone advocate their presence in the AFL AHEAD of the many more deserving, long suffering and loyal demographics lining up for recognition.

I cannot be more succinct than that.

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