At what point did Aussie Rules football move from being a tough resilient blue-collar game to a ‘spoilt rich kid’ in the penthouse that needs pampering?

That’s what the AFL is looking like by holding the state of Tasmania and the newly formed Tasmanian Devils to ransom over a stadium: if you don’t build, you don’t play.

Unless I am missing something, a state-of-the-art brand-new piece of infrastructure is not going to improve the standard of the on-field competition or integrity of the sport – rather catering to the game’s corporates and sponsors at a business level. I feel that’s what this is really all about.