Petition to save the Titans

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  1. Perth Red

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    As soon as GC was chosen over Gosford, bears should have been on the phone to the WARL but they were too arrogant and thought the nrl would eventually give them a spot in Gosford. Now it's clear that's never happening they are like a vulture hovering over any potential carcass in the hope of consuming it.
     
  2. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    Once Perth actually starts getting properly looked at by the ARLC, you know the Bears are gonna be all over that too...

    Not interested in doing the hard yards on a legit location, just looking to swing in for an easy win late in the processes.
     
  3. davi

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    Petition gets some media attention. Well done!!!!! :D

    PETITION TO STOP BEARS TAKEOVER


    Passionate Gold Coast supporters have set up a petition to stop North Sydney from taking over the club.

    The NRL have put the Titans up for sale and the Bears are one of a number of prospective buyers considering splashing the cash.

    Some fans have expressed their concern that a North Sydney takeover will result in the Bears taking the club away from the Glitter Strip.

    “I wanted the fans to have an opportunity to have a say before it’s too late,” petition creator Brad Newman told Channel Nine.

    “My biggest fear is the Titans may suffer a change of ownership and brand and it would just undermine what we’ve built over the past decade.”

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...r/news-story/9c3d5d90562f0b32a29daec6f262405c
     
  4. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Michael Searle was an idiot.
     
  5. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    You are correct that the connection between the titans and the older GC clubs is purely illusionary, but people believe the illusion and the club has only promoted this idea with their heritage jumpers being the Seagull design in new colours...

    As long as they maintain this connection to these older clubs, this stink of chaos and death will be attached to them as well (personally, i put the biggest connector down to the name "Gold Coast". Ive said before, call the team "South Queensland". if youre going to establish an association with a dead club, the Crushers is the far better choice)

    Again, i think you bring the perception on yourself.

    The name "Gold Coast" will forever be attached to the 4 defunct clubs. Of course the Titans always cop the "when will the 5th team die?" headlines.
     
  6. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    ALL sport is about perpetuated myths...

    Look at any club 20 years ago; more often than not there will not be a single player, coach or admin person still there. The only thing stays is the name, the jumper.

    Yet it is these stories and history of this old club that make this team popular and has the fans turn up to watch every week.

    Whether they keep the titans name as is or change some parts or even all of it, the goal will be to write the more appealing myth possible.

    One is a VFL team that still exists under a different name, one is a soccer club Clive Palmer drove into the ground and 2 are from a minor sport that would struggle anywhere in the country.

    Meanwhile the GCRL clubs introduced in 1988 (not considering the bloody name changes) in the end only died thank to SuperLeague.

    The GC can hardly be considered a "graveyard".
     
  7. The Great Dane

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    Firstly the connection between the Titans and the older clubs isn't myth making by the club, it's a false equivalency by journos trying to create a story for clicks.
    And no I don't see the Titans heritage jerseys as a nod to the Seagulls, just a cash grab, if the jersey was produced as an exact replica colours and all, or at least had advertising push the Seagulls connection, then you may have a point, but it's not an exact replica and no such advertising exists as far as I know, so its just an excuse to produce another jersey for sale.

    Secondly, I think you're projecting your experiences onto everybody else!

    Myth making is a part of sport (and every human activity) to a degree, and it may be that the myths around RL is what interests you and keeps watching but that doesn't mean that everybody is interested in that element of RL (or sport in general) to the same degree that you are, I certainly am not, and in my experience most peoples main interests in sport isn't the sports/clubs myths and legends so much as it's an interest in the sport or a particular club/player.

    And frankly all of the Gold Coasts clubs existences have been so well documented, and frankly uneventful (well unless those events are negative), that it's basically impossible to create (positive) myths about them that are worth trying to sell, so unless you're talking about reintroducing the GC market to older stories from a pre-Giants era, which is possible (the WSW have done it well in the A-league), then their aren't really any myths to tell.
     

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