Leigh Matthews just made a MASSIVE call about the future of footy in Tasmania
Leigh Matthews thinks a Tasmanian AFL team is “inevitable”.
Lethal told Macquarie Sports Radio Mornings the long-term viability of the expansion clubs is not guaranteed, and one may have to move south.
Just 9,253 watched GWS’ match against West Coast on Saturday, while Gold Coast pulled a crowd of only 6,060, although that game was at the Gabba rather than their home ground.
Leigh said the AFL will persist with the two clubs for at least “a couple of generations”, but the time will come when their validity comes under serious scrutiny.
“For the first time, I’ve started to think a team based in Tasmania is now inevitable,” Lethal said.
“The ongoing viability of the Suns and the Giants will be on the agenda… towards the end of this next television rights agreement, in the next five or six years.
“The thought has to be asked: do we still keep going with this experiment?”
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