Your Perfect NRL

Discussion in 'NRL Expansion' started by BuderusIsaBeast, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. BuderusIsaBeast

    BuderusIsaBeast Juniors

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    With expansion sadly looking far away, imagine if the NRL had gotten it right in the past. If you were able to redo where the NRL clubs are located what would your NRL look like?

    4 teams in Queensland
    Brisbane Broncos
    Brisbane Tigers
    North Queensland Cowboys
    Gold Coast Titans

    6 in NSW
    North Sydney Sea Eagles
    East Sydney Roosters
    South Sydney Rabbitohs
    West Sydney Eels
    Newcastle Knights
    Illawarra Dragons

    4 in other parts of Australia
    Canberra Raiders
    Melbourne Storm
    Perth Panthers
    Adelaide Sharks

    2 in NZ
    Auckland Warriors
    Christchurch Bulldogs

    For me that's the best looking the NRL could be from and expansion perspective
     
  2. mozza91

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    No Manly or Brisbane. Pure bliss.
     
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  3. taipan

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    And the AFL applauds that program.Suggesting SL couldn't have done it better.Great entrees to Sydney's West and South.
     
  4. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    I think the original Super League proposal was pretty spot on...

    They just needed a better spread of Sydney teams and a few BRL teams for the local derbies in heartland.
     
  5. siv

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    24 team PreSeason Cup (best 4 NSW/QLD Cup plus NZ Cup and PNG Cup winners) Top 8 first Round bye

    18 teams - Sydney 9 team conference Regional 9 team conference
    8 team finals
    National RG
    National U23s
    all play on match days

    Worldwide Standalone Rep Fortnight in season with SOOII and SOO III

    ESL and NRL GFs on 1st weekend Oct

    Worldclub Challenge Thu 3rd Week Oct

    6 Nation series 3rd/4th week Oct-Nov
    6 Nation Euro Cup
    6 Nation Pacific Cup

    14 team Southern Tier 2 League with NSW Country regional teams and a U23 lower grade
    14 team Northern Tier 2 League with NT and a U23 lower grade
    10-14 team NZ Cup

    All NRL and Tier 2 leagues to field teams and play 9 round U20 U18 and U16s juniors
     
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  6. Perth Red

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    I thought you said afl was a non entity despite all the money spent?
     
  7. taipan

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    They are ,but they won't be if we do the rationalisation as suggested above.Who will all the fans of the clubs flicked or relocated follow?Seriously champ, it's fair to say fans have more allegiance to their traditional clubs than the game as a whole.
     
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  9. Barkley

    Barkley Juniors

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    NSW

    1. Sydney Roosters
    2. South Sydney
    3. Canterbury Bulldogs
    4. Western Sydney (Parra and Penrith)
    5. St George Illawarra


    NSW Other

    6. Canberra Raiders
    7. Newcastle Knights
    8. Central Coast (Manly Sea Eagles)

    QLD
    9. Brisbane Broncos
    10. Ipswich/Wests
    11. Gold Coast Titans
    12. NQ Cowboys

    Other

    13. Melbourne Storm
    14. Adelaide (Cronulla Sharks)
    15. Perth (Wests Tigers)
    16. NZ Warriors
     
  10. BuffaloRules

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    NSW

    Hunter Central Coast Mariners
    Northern Sydney Bears
    Wests Tigers
    Parramatta Panthers
    Southern Sydney Sharks
    Sydney City Team
    Illawarra Steelers playing 4 games a year in Canberra.

    QLD

    North QLD Crocodiles
    South QLD Crushers
    Brisbane Titans playing 4 games a year at GC

    Others

    Melbourne
    Perth
    Auckland
    Wellington

    14 teams very high standard of competition
     
  11. BuffaloRules

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    Laughable suggestion...

    The architects of Super League the Broncos weren't sharing Brisbane with anybody.
     
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  12. I Bleed Maroon

    I Bleed Maroon Coach

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    RIP NRL
     
  13. Panfas

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    Sydney (6)
    Sydney Roosters | CBD & East | Allianz Stadium
    South Sydney Rabbitohs | Inner West Sydney | ANZ Stadium
    Canterbury Bulldogs | South West Sydney | ANZ Stadium
    Southern Sharks | Southern Sydney | Shark Park
    Parramatta Eels | Western & North West Sydney | Parramatta Stadium
    Manly Sea Eagles | Northern Sydney | Brookvale Oval (upgraded)

    Regional NSW (4)
    Canberra Raiders | ACT & Southern NSW | Canberra Stadium
    Newcastle Knights | Hunter & Northern NSW | Hunter Stadium
    Illawarra Dragons | Illawarra & Southern Highlands | WIN Stadium
    Western Panthers | Penrith/Blue Mountains/Central West | Pepper Stadium

    QLD (4)
    Brisbane Broncos | Brisbane & surrounds | Suncorp Stadium
    Brisbane 2 EXPANSION | Brisbane & surrounds | Suncorp Stadium
    Gold Coast Titans | Gold Coast & Northern NSW | CBUS Stadium
    North Qld Cowboys | North QLD & NT| New Townsville Stadium

    NZ (2)
    Auckland Warriors | All NZ | Mt Smart
    Wellington EXPANSION | All NZ | Wellington Stadium


    VIC (1)
    Melbourne Storm | Victoria, Tas & South Australia | AAMI Park

    WA (1)
    Wests Tigers | All WA | NIB Stadium
     
  14. Stallion

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    My National competition would be:

    East Sydney Roosters
    South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
    Central Coast Bears(Bears fans are regained and a big regional area is also gained with derbies as well!)
    Paramatta Eels
    Balmain Campbelltown Tigers(The iconic Balmain name is regained with a western Sydney growth area!)
    Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
    Penrith Panthers
    West Coast Pirates or West Coast Magpies(linked to Wests Magpies club in Sydney)
    Brisbane Broncos
    Brisbane Dolphins
    North Queensland Cowboys
    Auckland Warriors
    Welliington Orcas
    Melbourne Storm
    Newcastle Knights
    Canberra Raiders
    St George Illawarra Dragons
    Adelaide Dingoes
    Gold Coast Titans
    Pacific Islanders?(not sure how this would work? but is gets us to 22 teams with no bye.)
    (Note: Possibly delay Orcas & Islanders teams if 20 is good in the medium to short term)
    22 team comp which is what the NRL should have now except the Super league fiasco occurred!
    Excuse my imagination but we all have imaginations. Lol. (But you get what I'm on about I hope)
    These teams can be divided strategically and geographically into conferences of 11 teams whereby they play each other twice and then play the other conference teams once. Top four for each conference make the playoffs. And so on. Perhaps a wild card round for teams that just miss out to spice things up a bit ?The more the merrier in my books. This minimalist/defeatist policy supported by News Ltd and poor NRL administrators is hurting the code no end as it stands today!
    International games to be played two weeks or three after the National grand final is played in every season.
     
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  15. T-Boon

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    Parramatta Eels (Parra)
    Sydney Ducks (SFS)
    Sydney Pinks (SFS)
    Sydney Bears (SFS)
    Sydney Martians (Parra & ANZ)
    Wollongong Dragons
    Newcastle Knights
    Canberra Raiders
    Western Panthers (Perth & Parra Stadium)
    West Coast Tigers (Perth & Parra Stadium)
    CSA Sharks....Cronulla Sharks of Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Melbourne Storm
    Australian Rabbitohs (Melbourne & ANZ)
    Queensland Titans
    Brisbane Broncos
    Brisbane Red Bulls
    Nth Queensland Cowboys
    Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles
    Auckland Warriors
    Canterbury Bulldogs (NZ & Parra Stadium)
    Wellington Roosters
     
  16. Stallion

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    LOL. Yes. I'm right! We all have imaginations!
     
  17. T-Boon

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    Haha, its good to have a bit of fun with these threads. But seriously my idea is great. Relocate all of the Sydney teams (except my team Parra) and bring in 5 new Sydney teams.
     
  18. The Charlatan

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    16 incarnations of the Wests Tigers just to shit that coward punching merkin alien.
     
  19. Sans Souci Sainter

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    Get rid of that ridiculous 6pm Friday game, and bring back Monday night football.
     
  20. The Great Dane

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    Lets be honest with ourselves in a perfect world Illawarra wouldn't be in the NRL, they're basically what the Central Coast is to the north of Sydney but to the south of Sydney in NRL terms, wedged in between two bigger more centralised markets and within an hour or two from live NRL if they really want to see it. Also Calling them Illawarra is really a misnomer because even when the Steelers where around they only really represented Wollongong.

    Don't get me wrong it'd be nice from a nostalgia point of view to see the Steelers back in the NRL, but it isn't whats really in the best interests of the NRL or the game as a whole to invest so many resources into a relatively small area that is so close to so many other teams already in the competition.

    You know people are constantly asserting that if a club is removed from an area that all that clubs fans and the region as a whole will suddenly become AFL fans, but never once have I seen any evidence to even suggest that there's any significant bleed off from RL to AFL or whatever other sport after a club is lost, and what bleed off there is I think most likely can be attributed to people who already were interested in the AFL/whatever to some degree anyway.
    And even when they give examples like after SL they can only show correlation and not causation and ignore plenty of other contributing factors, and even on top of that they can't show that the up swing in support is from ex RL fans jumping on board.

    In my opinion it's basically just an idea that somebody chucked out there some time ago (probably a journo in some old opinion peace) that a bunch off people have latched onto because on the surface of it sounds like it could be true, that has been repeated over and over until it's just become accepted as fact in some circles (generally in circles that find it convenient to believe) without any proper study or even just thought being put into it.
     
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