Outspoken Gold Coast chairman Tony Cochrane insists his club will be a part of the AFL for the foreseeable future, dismissing criticism from “Melboring”.
Speaking with Damian Barrett on the In The Game podcast, Cochrane was resolute in his belief that the Suns would continue to exist in 150 years time.
“I can absolutely say the club will reach 150 years,” Cochrane said.
Barrett suggested that view was not consistent with many others in the AFL, but Cochrane remained confident the Suns are building something special in Queensland.
“I think that’s alive and well in ‘Melboring’,” he added.
“I don’t really think that’s true. If you take an Australian view. The last time I looked it’s called the AFL, the ‘A’ stands for Australia and within Australia, Queensland’s a state.
“I don’t think that’s the view in the north at all. We’ve done a lot of really good things, we’ve built on a lot of terrific success.
“The three of us working together and building a tremendous football legacy in that state.”
The Suns have never finished above 12th in their eight seasons in the competition and Stuart Dew’s side have won just three games in 2019 and are bottom of the ladder.