If it became all about promoting them in their new location, where ever that may be, at the expense of where they originated from, my connection with the club would dwindle very quickly. You lose interest in your old fans they will lose interest in you.
Sydney Swans are a good example - its all about Sydney now.
After 69 years of following Balmain and then Wests Tigers - I could not follow them if the relocated or became another team etc.
As was said - it may not count but we have already merged and done our bit to reduce teams in Sydney.
Now it is Souffs and Rorters or Eela and Pamfers turn to merge or maybe relocate Manly, Sharks and Canterbury to somewhere else.
Hopefully it won’t happen to the Tigers.
As a Magpie fan since I was 10, I tried following Parra back in the dark days before the merger to see if I could feel good about winning. The Eels weren’t winning either but I just couldn’t do it. I was always looking for some sort of good news on the Maggies in the paper and I was miserable. I guess I’m pretty welded on to this team regardless of how they perform. We all feel the ups and downs as much as the team does. Have you ever tried to follow another team? I’d stick with them I’m pretty certain.
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