Should ever a stoic group of individuals, whose cause is bigger than just winning premierships this year, feel more robbed of losing one they were entitled to it was the team from Windsor Park.
Launceston proved to be the benchmark throughout the 2019 TSLW season.
The 16 straight victories are a testimony of that.
Until the tragedy of that three-point grand final loss to Clarence where everything conspired against the Blues.
Even when the tricky wind turned around against their favour, as rain only poured when it favoured the Roos.
But in the background of all that Launceston felt an obligation to turn it on for the good of the women's game.
Leading into what promised to be the largest crowd to witness a TSLW match at that point, Blues coach Angela Dickson had no hesitation in seeing the bigger picture.
"To prove a point to those who just don't think women's footy has a place," she said.
The occasion was the so-called curtain-raiser for the TSL semi-final and those who arrived early had the chance to watch Launceston dispose of rivals Glenorchy.
She threw some names out there, expecting stars Daria Bannister, Abbey Green and Georgia Hill to lift to show a thing or two for those eyes not used to women hard at it.
The Magpies scored some junktime goals, but the 20 shots to nine should have demanded the minor premiers won by more than 16 points.
Dickson reckons the TSLW - and women's football in general - has come a long way from playing in front of a few dozen family and friends.
"Just to see how quickly it's developed is great," she said.
"I can remember, because I have been around for just on nine years now, when I first started, sure, girls wanted to win, but it was all about the friendship and the social activities that happened after the game - things like that."
That is let alone the difference of the past two years.
Launceston won the 2017 TSLW flag, but this Blues team is substantially better.
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"Since the TSLW started, you can see a difference and not just the competition but of the players," Dickson said.
"I look at a few of our players that were in the premiership side and to where they are now, I just think, 'wow, this is the development we have had in 2-3 years - and it has been just outstanding.
"With all the pathways that are happening now with the Devils, it's just really exciting for women's football in Tasmania at the moment."
And the football world is paying them more attention.
Though some of Dickson's teammates may not appreciate the compulsory ice baths straight after a winter slog.
"That's what I think has been really the biggest thing - especially in our team - is understanding what mental and physical commitment it takes to prepare yourselves to play football," she said.
"Two years ago we were a successful team, we were quite prepared, but we still kind of winged it a little bit.
"Where this year the girls within our team and the club as part of our culture is making sure that we're prepared in every aspect to play footy rather than rocking up."
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