Two months ago
NBL v AFL in TAS!
Heard on the news this AM that AFL going to hold 2 of its prelim finals in TAS.
I believe that this could be the start of something big, to quote the song.
Now that the NBL have cracked the TAS famine of national sports teams, the AFL have really upped their focus on AFL in TAS.
Last week, discussions of relocating or starting (a brand new) a team there re-started in earnest and now this final's announcement, both within months of the new NBL franchise's moment of glory and just weeks after the Boomers greatest achievement, ever.
Coincidence, or are they actually planning this against the NBL?
A bit of David and Goliath?
Ordinarily, I am not a conspiracy theorist. But, for the NBL to have cracked TAS sports after years of effort by the AFL to do the same, is frankly, egg on the AFL's collective face and their CEO, Gillon McLachlan, is no doubt feeling the heat from HIS organisation.
We are all very aware that AFL have been chasing this dream for a long time now. So no gripes re the plan, just the increased effort to try to take the sting out of the NBL's feathers-in-the-cap moment.
Is it worth concern (what can we do anyway?) or only more of the same from the AFL?