Discussion in 'NRL Expansion' started by broncos2010, Aug 13, 2014.
I think the Roosters should be moved to the CC.
For me they offer nothing to Sydney.
To me the nrl clubs are the problem, it's amazing to me that they have so much power when the nrl keeps them alive with cash, well most of them anyway. Roosters need to go, maybe either the panthers or the west tigers ?.
I think we do need to kill off at least 2 Sydney clubs, add 2 more to Brisbane, another Kiwi team, SA and Perth.
Someone mentioned about the GC stadium being ages away from anything, agreed.... it's a problem and wasn't thought out. Stadium locations are a problem, I'm guessing it's a problem in Sydney, I went to origin in Sydney at anz like 4 years ago, what a hassle, no wonder no bulldog fans attend games lol.
Suncorp is nicely located with pubs and restaurants a 2 min walk away, I know that helps me and friends go to bronco games, because it's not just spending an hour on a train or in a car in shit traffic to attend a game, it's a meal first, game... then drinks,
THe clubs are weirdly united at this point, i just dont see that continuing long term....
I think the big mistake the ARLC has made so far is not playing them off against each other. Do we really think clubs will stand united if the ARLC held out a carrot for only the first few teams to agree on any position. Its pretty basic game theory.
With the clubs in charge, i do think rationalisation/relocation is likely once the "big" clubs really solidify their positions. ATM i think it is a fear of a slippery slop that has the teams united ("if the bottom team is moved on, i am one place closer to that bottom rung"), but once that is gone, i think the big clubs will turn on the little ones.
Its the sydney clubs who have most to benefit from lest sydney teams (more fans, sponsors, etc to go around). The ARLC should be trying to stir that self interest....
So this weekend the Lions have Brisbane to themselves.
Your welcome AFL.
The Qld Cup games would outdraw them easily
A second NRL team would probably kill them.
Good point mate. The reds and lions are really struggling for crowds and attention at the moment. A second NRL team could slip straight into second place in the Brisbane sporting market from day 1.
Yep. The Lions have been a shambles for 15 years and RL has done nothing to lay the boot in.
Seem to have a good following in Adelaide
Just need to add a splash of yellow to the white
Port Adelaide Roosters has a nice ring to it too
Based on what I have seen recently .A 2nd Brisbane side and an Adelaide side(only 1/2 hour away timewise) who rolled up in their numbers instead of Perth.
It's a sad state of affairs. Everybody's sticking to thier sports code like it is an election. Like your life will be different whether one's more successful than the other?? Or your only allowed to pick 1 and watch 1 ??
The biggest thing that I find a massive turnoff is when so called fans use business analysis. Like it's a contest or who can make the most money.... if the people in position ever really just loved the game it would be massive..many games have done this..our so called competition.. but there success was born out of a pure love for thier game.
I think you are conflating two different things, yes there are the code warriors out there, but most people who do those sorts of business analysis, participation comparisons, etc, do so not because they hate AFL, RU, etc, but because they love RL and they find it sad that the people that run RL in this country are allowing it to be drowned out by other sports (such as AFL) all over the country because they're either to scared to back it or are to selfish to allow it to grow for fear of losing their control of it.
To be honest the only time I think about AFL is when I find out that Andrew Barr and the ACT government are further undermining sport in the ACT by effectively subsidising Aussie rules in Western Sydney using ACT taxpayers dollars.
I honestly wouldn't have a problem with the ACT government spending that money on an AFL club if that AFL club was based in Canberra (I should say that I wouldn't have a problem with most of that money, there're some dodgy dealings going on that I'd still have a problem with, and I'd expect the Raiders, Brumbies, Capitals, etc, grants to be raise to the same percentage that the AFL team gets, but that talk is for another time), just like I don't have a problem with the money that they spend on the Brumbies or any of the other ACT based teams.
So it's not really about the sport it's self it's about the stuff that goes on in the background, and more often then not the people doing these comparisons are doing it to show their anger at the NRL, the people that run RL, and the people that report on RL, not at any other sport or the people that run it.
It's not the 60's, nrl is a $600million a year business not a pub comp!
I see the sloth is on a "cut a Sydney team for a new Brisbane team" agenda lol
G'day Phil.You sure get around.
Do you have 2 usernames? or are you answering questions directed at other people?
I hate the Roosters so yeah get rid them. Where the relocation takes place I couldnt give two f**ks.
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