?? G.C. bears for 2017 ??

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  1. herbert henry1908

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    From what I've read they've got two wealthy businessman in on the bid. Some guy from Sydney & a Gold Coast local.
     
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  2. t-ba

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    If Norths can actually fund this thing it a complete goer imo.

    Great story tbh. Plus they'll continue to win nothing because the Gold Coast breeds loser sports clubs. Match made in heaven.
     
  3. BuffaloRules

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    We are talking about the Mangement of a competition here that gave the green light to Nathan Tinkler's money...

    As if that was going to work in the long term...
     
  4. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    It wont really be enough until there is a formal sttement on the new regional spread...

    The appearance of commitment is just as important as the commitment itself.
     
  5. Emu01

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    Any idea when the Nrl will hand down their decision on the Gold Coast sale?
     
  6. taipan

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    It's the NRL.Response will be ,"work in progress ,will keep the public informed".
    Or in layman's language"stuffed if I know."
     
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  7. Emu01

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    I don’t understand why it takes so long to make a decision. Maybe they will wait until the World Cup is over as to not steel their thunder.
     
  8. taipan

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    In all seriousness think that ME guy who owned Salford ,must have offered big bikkies to get the club,as probably did the Bears.As opposed to the local business people(including Frizzell/Kelly who may be offering less, but has the local knowhow.
    Think we can discount the Pommy guy, and I have a gut feeling by end October the locals will get the chocolates.
    The sale has to get it right, there can be no more NRL club stuff ups on the GC.Another one would just about kill off an NRL club in that region.
     
  9. Perth Red

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    I hope koucash gets it just for the shts and giggles that will happen. The guys a nutter and doesn't give a sht serving it to the organising body through the media. Grant will choke on his cornflakes every morning he picks up the paper if Marwin isn't happy lol
     
  10. taipan

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    Grant is finishing up early next year,so won't be choking on anything.
     
  11. Perth Red

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    Is he leaving the commission or just stepping down as chair?
     
  12. taipan

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    Leaving commission.New Chairman to be appointed and new commissioners ditto.He has seen out his tenure.
     
  13. Diesel

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    OT: Grant hanging around for another 12 months has been nothing but an ego trip.
     
  14. Diesel

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    I don’t know if the locals deserve the club TBH, they’ve shown nothing over the past few years that have improved the GC club
     
  15. Stallion

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    The juniors do!
     
  16. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Half of the Sydney clubs would be ahead of them on the list of "the undeserving"...
     
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  17. Stallion

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    Agree that the clubs have been lazy however laziness can be changed into proactiveness! Annihilation is permanent. No 2nd chance in this market. Although I have a feeling if due diligence was done by North Sydney Bears and the league in assessing the Central Coast option then that may provide an example of 'coming back from the dead'.
     
  18. Perth Red

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    This narrow view of "being dead" ie if you're not in the top flight you are dead, is unjustified and disrespectful. Bears as a grass roots RL organisation are doing fine. They have a good jnr club base, they have elite pathways in HM, SG, U20 and reserve grade sides, through to feeding an NRL club, they are financially sound and they are providing a local region of Sydney a RL presence and system of game development. Bears are a great example of how being relegated out of the top flight is not the end of the world. They are just as important to the fabric of RL as any NRL side, clubs like Bears, Wentworthville, Jets, Mounties etc are critical to the strength of RL in Sydney and don't need to have an NRL side to achieve this.
     
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  19. siv

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    And how does Newtown look ?
     
  20. Perth Red

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    Competitive in the NSW cup and financially sustained. Considering the changing demographic of their region they are doing pretty good.
     
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