Yeah, agree. For all the stuff you hear about Auskick numbers and local league participation, yada yada yada, a true connection with a footy club runs so much deeper than that.I feel sorry for stars who play for these soulless clubs. Nobody cares. They are not connected to a community.
I never understood why GC wasn't effectively an extension of Southport, for that very reason. And it's why I think so many supporters can't understand why Tassie is yet to have a side—that fan base will be fanatical and will genuinely and authentically add to the fabric of the competition.