Tasmania's footy community is bracing as the AFL Commission considers the eagerly-anticipated Colin Carter report.
Over the course of a two-day meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, the Commission will analyse the report, which reviews Tasmania's case for a standalone AFL team.
It is unclear when the report will be released to the public, however, a number of sources, including SEN chief reporter Sam Edmund, say the state's prospects of securing a team are looking positive.
"Tasmania's bid for an AFL team is a matter of when and not if," Edmund told SEN Breakfast on Wednesday.
"Colin Carter's review is really positive and validates the Tasmanian taskforce's submission pre-COVID and now it'll be put to the league and eventually the (club) presidents for a conversation.
"They are really confident that they will get the timeline they have been after for so long.
"Peter Gutwein the Tasmanian Premier has been pushing for (the report) to be released immediately, but there's no indication that they'll do that at this point."
Carter's report comes after an eventful start to 2021 as Gutwein threatened to drop the state's North Melbourne and Hawthorn deals should the AFL not provide a timeline for when Tasmania could have its own team.
A final decision on a Tasmanian team is expected to be made at the end of this year.