Hi Shifty. The AFL are hell bent on making inroads into Sydney and Queensland in an attempt to nab the rapidly changing demographics there. They have quite rightly recognised western Sydney and the Gold coast as areas that are in all reality there for the taking, and in the case of Western Sydney, the only true holding area for soccer. ( Sorry Football with a soccer ball). If they can get a foot hold into these two areas and tap into the talent pool within these areas, it will be a huge win for them supporter wise, and there I say it, Internationally. If one of these kids makes it in to the big time AFL, then you can imagine how much interest will be created back in their home countries, (sorry, as they are naturalised this is their home, I meant country of origin). As you can see this is the devious thinking behind the AFL's push into these areas. However, as you have quite rightly pointed out, it should not be done at the expense of the core supporter group. I am still strongly supportive of expansion in the AFL to the NT and to Tassie, before any state secures a third team into their area, and I believe that this should be done by relocation rather than creation. We do not realistically have a population large enough to support an endless creation of new teams. I did not get to see any live games this season due to my geographical disability, so I cannot help you with the survey part of your question, but I hope what I have provided you with helps somewhat. Cheers Shifty.