Tassie did have the inclination, hence their support for both Hawks and North down there. The problem with any Tassie team is where to put them. If they go down to Hobart then the north of the state won’t bother supporting them. If you place then in Launceston then Hobart won’t support them (where more of the money is).
The money situation wouldn’t be any worse than the AFL currently has with the Suns, GWS, Sydney, Saints and Bulldogs.