Friday, 16 July 2010

Real political football

What about us, they are crying in Hobart, as the Tasmanian Government sets out to renegotiate its $16.4 million deal for the Hawthorn AFL side to play four matches a year in the north of the state at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium. The capital city southerners want games at their own Bellerive Oval and the push is causing political problems. Relations between two Liberal party candidates for the forthcoming federal poll have become testy with candidate for the southern seat of Franklin Jane Howlett sayingthat playing games at Bellerive is a worthy idea while the candidate for the north-eastern seat of Bass Steve Titmus said those who want AFL games in Hobart should “pull their parochial heads in”.
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