Opinion

Tassie footy going off the rails long before latest train smash

Rob Shaw
Updated April 15 2024 - 1:19pm, first published 11:51am
North Launceston players leave the ground at half-time in Saturday's State League match against North Hobart. Picture by Craig George
North Launceston players leave the ground at half-time in Saturday's State League match against North Hobart. Picture by Craig George

When Gillon McLachlan strolled out onto North Hobart Oval on May 3, 2023, fresh from persuading Tasmania to build him a third elite stadium, he chose not to describe the historic moment as "standing on the precipice of a cavernous pit of catastrophe".

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Rob Shaw

Rob Shaw

Sports editor

Heralding the impact of Tasmanian sport without saying "punching above its weight" is not as easy as it sounds.

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