“North versus South” screamed the Mercury newspaper Headline,Â in downtown Hobart . A local was heard to remark ” I can’t believe those people in the North .They are so parochial not wanting Hobart to have footy . ‘
Such is the passion that AFL Footy ignites , its not even interstate rivalry but intercity rivalry , causing squabbling between the two as to who plays where and when .
NMFC, are to play in Hobart , Hawthorn , are to continue to play in Launceston . Will the locals see a team of 22 professional Footballers , pull on the new Tasmanian Football Team Jumpers, to take their place in the expanded national AFL Competition ?