TOPIC: Gold Coast

hypen Gold Coast 1 month 1 week ago #29

hypen
Get Brian Cook into Gold Coast, Alistair Clarkson up there, and get four or five blokes like Touk Miller in terms of character and watch them thrive. I just feel like they are throwing the wrong resources at the problem.

And the other thing I want to say is if the LA Lakers had four more LeBron James' in its team would it be four times better? Or does LeBron need players who will block and sacrifice their game so he can do his stuff? These two expansion clubs went out and got the five best midfielders in the country (and in multiple drafts) and then they all want to play like LeBron James. And its just not the way football is played.

The narrative is the AFL cant afford to provide much more valuable resource to the Gold Coast and my point is they don't have to.
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dddocker Gold Coast 1 month 1 week ago #30

dddocker
The success of Brisbane drives the interest in AFL not GC which is barely in Queensland. It's a place where retirees from Victoria see out their superannuation. Not a place for developing an AFL team.
Tassie is the place in spite of the weather during winter months (footie is a winter sport - check out snow at Premier League games in the UK). Anyway build a stadium with a roof if required.
Call the team the Southern Stormers!
PS You can tell I have soft spot for Tassie!.
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The_Yeti Gold Coast 1 month 1 week ago #31

The_Yeti
No way, dddocker, Southern Stormers? That's awful.

Tasmania is just begging for a team called the Southern Siberians. They can play their games in hip deep snow. To seal the deal, they'd be able to name their home ground, The Gulag, which is pretty catchy.

Could be onto something here.
Egurls Suck!
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dddocker Gold Coast 1 month 1 week ago #32

dddocker
Yeti, indeed the team would have support from the whole Russian Republic and Putin in particular!
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pollyanna Gold Coast 1 month 1 week ago #33

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Half of Tassie could front up for a game and you would only get 12,000 through the gates - which is a problem. But on the other hand, if you did a head count you could get 24,000 at a game.
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Raglan Matt Gold Coast 1 month 1 week ago #34

Raglan Matt
Shane, there is no way Nate is going to take a haircut and a paycut in the same decade, pay more for your water you tight bastard. (At least Gil Ol Jung has got them to flavour it with beer, not lime or apple).
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The_Yeti Gold Coast 1 month 1 week ago #35

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Yeah but Polly, most of that crowd would get in on a single family ticket.

No profit in that
Egurls Suck!
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Blue1red1 Gold Coast 1 month 5 days ago #36

Blue1red1
I still don't understand why the AFL has not set up a team in Lithuania? The Miele PLRBRS are just waiting to launch!
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Snail Gold Coast 1 month 5 days ago #37

Snail
North must be the team for Tasmania...they'd get a crowd of over 50 in Launceston.....call them the Tassy Devils and with a bit of facial growth they'd fit right in!
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Raglan Matt Gold Coast 1 month 5 days ago #38

Raglan Matt
If they still had B Harvey, the temperement would fit right in too (along with the size.)
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shane Gold Coast 3 weeks 6 days ago #39

shane
Never change, hypen. Never change.
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hypen Gold Coast 3 weeks 6 days ago #40

hypen
Tasmanian Tigers. Just hear me out.....we get Brian Cook and LeBron James...
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