I don't like the whole playing games away from home, whether it be townsville, Cairns, China or Northern Territory. Suns need to focus on their local market. Everything else is there on the GC re: Australian Rules Football - strong and numerous leagues, growth in numbers playing, (could do with a few more grounds actually) they just need to have their team doing well and get more supporters behind them and to games. I can almost guarantee (see what I did there notaleaguefan to stop the pendents - "almost") that crowds would be significantly larger and the so so supporter would be going to more games - look at the lions. So why the hell they would play the game away from home in a market that they are trying to gain a better foothold in astounds me. Bad decision I reckon.
In saying that - I think the recent trade period has been a good one for the Suns. Some good recruits in some mature players and the signing of King sends a great message. Be interested to see what Jack Martin does now that he wasn't traded?
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