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International clubs in AFL by 2032?
Authored by: Brett Northey on Monday, July 04 2011 @ 08:27 pm ACST

Nice try Rory.  Make it sound like I'm denigrating Canberra the city by saying your worthwhile Australians etc.  But clearly I keep pointing out that I'm sure it's a nice place ON A PAR with much of the rest of Australia, i.e. you're trying to elevate its status above others, I'm saying to many of us it's no better, no worse.

> Your rhetorical quip re Canberra pollies is not original and smacks of prejudice from my perspective.

Sorry Rory but it is not a dig at Canberra it's a dig at your overblown view of it.  It's one of many cities in Australia, yes it's the capital in political terms, but that hardly endears it.  I just don't think that's it's political status particularly pushes it ahead of Tasmania or Newcastle or Auckland. 

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International clubs in AFL by 2032?
Authored by: Brett Northey on Monday, July 04 2011 @ 08:29 pm ACST

As for the push for Canberra to get an AFL side, I'm just telling you what I've heard about it, which is not much.  Perhaps within Canberra's bubble it is better known.  Like I said, you'd better get out there and push it so the rest of the country knows.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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International clubs in AFL by 2032?
Authored by: Brett Northey on Monday, July 04 2011 @ 10:03 pm ACST

Perhaps rather than focusing on why others do not deserve an AFL team, perhaps we can look at why you think Canberra does.  In terms of heritage (how old are the leagues, where have they stood in interstate comps, what are the great clubs), what kind of population base is there, what kind of allegiance do they have for footy versus other sports, are there local businesses like Ford at Geelong or what are the other options (these days most AFL clubs are indeed not geo located with their sponsor), has local government talked about supporting the long term goal, etc.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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