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18th club, whose next?

Gobsmacked

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It would be a barrier for a small amount of players. Getting out of Sydney would be an attraction for some too.
And your thoughts on who are FIFO workers is ridiculously wrong. You got no idea about perth .
No, not a small amount of players. It's never going to be an attraction to live a 5 hour flight away from friends and family. That flight is brutal.
Sydney to Melbourne is like 1hr , nothing.
The Storm have feeder teams in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Sydney now. For the Storm to keep an eye on thier talent prospects, they have to flight 1 or 2 hours.
Guaranteed 5 hours each way... geez
No wonder Perth reds went down without a fight.
 

AlwaysGreen

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It would be a barrier for a small amount of players. Getting out of Sydney would be an attraction for some too.
And your thoughts on who are FIFO workers is ridiculously wrong. You got no idea about perth .
I do have an idea about Perth thanks. Been there numerous times, a great city. Also have a good knowledge of FIFO workers.

It is a barrier full stop. If players from Sydney are hesitant to go to Newcastle or Canberra because its too far away then they're going to be hesitant to go 4000 kms away.

And before you or your delusional mates paint a picture of utopia and fields of dreams, if a player's partner misses her mum it is going to be much more influential on a player going to Perth than the splendour of the indian ocean at dusk.
 

Bukowski

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I do have an idea about Perth thanks. Been there numerous times, a great city. Also have a good knowledge of FIFO workers.

It is a barrier full stop. If players from Sydney are hesitant to go to Newcastle or Canberra because its too far away then they're going to be hesitant to go 4000 kms away.

And before you or your delusional mates paint a picture of utopia and fields of dreams, if a player's partner misses her mum it is going to be much more influential on a player going to Perth than the splendour of the indian ocean at dusk.
Your full of it. Your good knowledge has FIFO workers as 50 year old singles. How about you talk about something you know about.
 

Bukowski

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No, not a small amount of players. It's never going to be an attraction to live a 5 hour flight away from friends and family. That flight is brutal.
Sydney to Melbourne is like 1hr , nothing.
The Storm have feeder teams in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Sydney now. For the Storm to keep an eye on thier talent prospects, they have to flight 1 or 2 hours.
Guaranteed 5 hours each way... geez
No wonder Perth reds went down without a fight.
The life of a pro athlete, you go where the money is. It's not like your moving to a third world country.
 

AlwaysGreen

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The life of a pro athlete, you go where the money is. It's not like your moving to a third world country.
If the same money is in NSW and QLD where you and your family come from why would you fly 4000 kms away?

You're going to be paying massive overs for your pro athletes.
 

Wb1234

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Who are these idiots saying it will be hard to attract players to png

they aren’t based in png you dopes

every single issue raised by the karens on here about why png won’t work has been addressed by this bid

stop with the preconceived notions
 

Colk

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If the same money is in NSW and QLD where you and your family come from why would you fly 4000 kms away?

You're going to be paying massive overs for your pro athletes.

Agreed. That is the biggest hurdle a Perth side would have.

I think commercially and for corporates it makes sense. It also makes sense for TV. But attracting players would be hard; at least initially.
 

Colk

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Who are these idiots saying it will be hard to attract players to png

they aren’t based in png you dopes

every single issue raised by the karens on here about why png won’t work has been addressed by this bid

stop with the preconceived notions

It will be harder than most.
 

AlwaysGreen

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Agreed. That is the biggest hurdle a Perth side would have.

I think commercially and for corporates it makes sense. It also makes sense for TV. But attracting players would be hard; at least initially.
It will be and they won't get the advantage that Melbourne had where they basically were able to assemble a side from 2 defunct ones.

Players will go to Perth for sure, but you are going to either pay overs for the stars leaving litle left for other players or you'll pay overs for players who are fringe first graders.
 

Bukowski

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It will be and they won't get the advantage that Melbourne had where they basically were able to assemble a side from 2 defunct ones.

Players will go to Perth for sure, but you are going to either pay overs for the stars leaving litle left for other players or you'll pay overs for players who are fringe first graders.
They'll make the money back when they are single and in their 50s doing FIFO. 😅
 

MugaB

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Still can't face the reality that Perth's isolation will be a barrier to relocation hey?
The issue Isn't getting players there, anywhere offering a 1st grade spot will fill it with players, its about getting your Cameron Munsters, and Nathan Clearys there... it will never happen, but they can grow there own players with there own comps, just gotta start, and be persistent to not dump them after their inital 5 years of losing (if it comes to that)
 

Gobsmacked

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The life of a pro athlete, you go where the money is. It's not like your moving to a third world country.
So stay in Sydney $200,000
Live away from family and friends in the most isolated city on the planet $200,000
They would always be paying overs just like the mines.
Perth would probably need 2 million more in their salary cap to be any chance of a premiership.
Perth is a small boring city and once you're in Perth, you're in Perth, there's nowhere else you can pop into.

Perth people don't get it because they're used to it. Sydney alone is the size of 3 Perths, 1 hour and you're in Melbourne, 1 hour and you're in Brisbane, Gold Coast.
There's choices! Places you haven't been!
You live in Perth then you probably know what lies around every corner.
 

Iamback

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Perth is a lot further away than Melbourne and a lot less accessable. Support networks for players and probably more importantly, player partners, are a long way, away. And yes I know all about telephones and zoom. Perth's isolation will affect player movement and commitment if a side goes there.

There are ~ 150 flights from Sydney to Melbourne a day. Flight time = 1.5 hrs. Drive time about 10 hrs

Brisbane to Sydney ~ 90. Flight time = 1.5 hrs. Drive time about 12.

Perth to Sydney? 4 hrs flight time, ~ 30 per day. Driving? Forget about it.

Nailed it.

Perth will have a side at some stage but these are issues they have to overcome
 

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