dimitri said:where were all these swannies "supporters" when they were coming last and getting crowdsof 2000
A lot of people in Sydney go for sides other than the Swans because they were following the game due to a live coverage of VFL up here on a Saturday afternoon before the Swans moved up here. I myself support Carlton and love Aussie Rules but do not go to the Swans games as much I would if it was Carlton up here.
I can tell you now having lived in both cities the AFL presence up here is far far far superior to league down there.
It all comes back to the people in charge of VFL/AFL having a far greater knowledge of how to promote there game then we do ours.
We still don't give the Non League states a live game on free to air TV every week. We are aboput 10 years behind the AFL in most areas.
We copy everything they do.
State Of Origin
McIntyre system (which is a joke because we had the better one to start with)
They had a brownlow Medal night for B&F so we decided to run with the Rothmans.
AFL started with the ritzy TV commercials for there game, so we followed.
As I said we are so far behind them.