Brisbane Bombers Bid

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  1. Perth Red

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    As there is no thread specifically for news stories etc for the Bombers bid I thought I'd start one to go with the other bids threads.

    Story from the Bombers on the need for another Brisbane team for TV

    Not having an NRL game in Brisbane every week is handing AFL and Super Rugby a free kick, according to the Brisbane Bombers expansion consortium.
    Broncos fans had just one home game at Lang Park in the first month of the premiership and will only be able to watch their team at home twice in seven weeks between rounds nine and 15.
    "It will be easier to see an AFL game or a Super 15 (Rugby) match at times throughout the year than it will be to see Brisbane's number one code," Bombers consortium chairman Craig Davison said.
    The Bombers are one of several consortiums bidding for an NRL expansion licence if the new ARL Commission gives the green light to more teams.
    "It's a no-brainer. You have to have a rugby league game on in Brisbane every weekend," Davison said.
    He said the big television audience tuning in to watch the Broncos play every Friday night was irresistible proof Brisbane rugby league followers wanted more.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-24/tv-figures-back-second-brisbane-nrl-team/3970076?section=sport
     
  2. AlwaysGreen

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    Even though I'm all for a 2nd team from the Brisbane or South Queensland this stuff about giving AFL or rugby a free kick by not having a game every week is a bit of a myth. The afl had their 'Q clash' or whatever they call it last weekend when no league was played and got 21000. That indicates to me that league fans without a game won't go to see an afl game just because there's no league. Union as a spectacle and with its image, true or otherwise, as a game for upper socio economic classes will always struggle to convert league fans to it.

    The bonus of having a game in Brisbane each week is that it strengthens leagues position as the dominant code in Queensland.
     
  3. Jankuloski

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    There will always be people in between.. The trend is that more and more fans are like that.. The days of the dedicated one-code / one-club fan are past us IMO
     
  4. docbrown

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    It's actually the other way around.

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  5. Perth Red

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    The Brisbane Reds do get 30K+ crowds though so wouldn't hurt to have another NRL team to try and take some of that audience?
     
  6. gyallop

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    Interesting graph...is that from some official member survey of casual supporter survey? You would expect casual supporters to be sports fans rather then specific one team one code supporters.
     
  7. Dogs Of War

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    From that graph I assume that are only seeing what AFL supporters from 3 clubs attend. So are they saying that Swans fan attend more NRL games than AFL games?
     
  8. Perth Red

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    Gallop last week apparently stated in an interview that a 2nd Brisbane team is a certainty.
     
  9. gyallop

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    He means another team playing out of Suncorp I think from his previous comments. Down south they Ipswich is part of Brisbane.
     
  10. Smiley

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    The bid has a new website.

    http://www.brisbanebombers.com.au

     
  11. newman

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    I hate everything about this bid. I hate the name, hate the colours, hate the vibe. It sucks. I hope another qld bid gets the nod over it.
     
  12. gyallop

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    With WA in the news what are the odds of another fantasy land "look at me" statement from the Bombers after origin finishes?
     
  13. dimitri

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    the colours are the only thing i do like

    i do agree though, i think the west-corridor and CQ bids would be favourites over the bombers, with WCP the other favourite
     
  14. adamkungl

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    What newman said. Minus the bit about another QLD bid.
     
  15. Perth Red

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    Not so sure, I reckon the Bombers have some heavy hitter corporate backing to roll out, ultimately that is what the ARLC will be looking for from a Brisbane2 bid, someone who has the financial clout to challenge the Broncos. Western Corridor have yet to show anything in terms of financial backing or supporters.
     
  16. adamkungl

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    Why the f**k would anyone go for them though? They aren't the anti-Broncos. They are a carbon copy of the Broncos.
     
  17. Perth Red

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    I'm amazed neither of the Brisbane bids can show any evidence of potential support. You'd think this will matter in the bid process.
     
  18. WayneBennett

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    Everything is going for this bid except for the name. Terrible name.
     
  19. parraparraparra

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    WOW I cant believe wayne bennett posts on lu!
     
  20. WayneBennett

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    Of course I do. Who doesn't?
     

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