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18th club, whose next?

Wb1234

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Because so far what we do know sounds good. Millionaire backers, WA govt support, strong foundational fanbase, 3500 Jnrs. What we do know looks solid. What we dont know is what is being put on the table financially, if its enough for NRL comfort great get us in, if it isnt then we wont get in. Simple as that.

And I'm an expansionist, I want to see the game grow in new markets, and Perth presents the best new market opportunity for the game in Australia.
Double standards are hilarious
 
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Ok it doesn’t stack up

move on

no juniors
No addition to tv deal
Case closed
Perth is the sort of place that will be a good addition after Brisbane, NZ and PNG have been adequately serviced and there's more than enough talent and money to support it over a 25 year period. Perth Red wants the game to place Perth ahead of more deserving regions thst will provide a better return.
 

ash the bash

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Are you being ironic? The last we heard from them they were on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to put money in lol
The guy was talking about using block chain in setting up the team... Didn't really give any confident vibes either. Still hope there is a 2nd NZ team in Christchurch at the right time.
 
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Perth would be front runner now, it just ticks too many boxes that the other bids can't....
8k TV viewers in their market? CHECK
4h35m flight? CHECK
4k juniors? CHECK
Dilapidated dump of a stadium with poor corporate facilities? CHECK
Hostile market full of braindead rednecks who hate rugby league and will see an NRL team as a threat to the Eagles and Dockers? CHECK
Reliant on a pawnbroker for funding? CHECK

Let's bring them in and hope they don't fail like the Western REDS!

It's not like the Western Force haven't shown us how futile it is trying to crack the Perth market...
 

Maximus

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8k TV viewers in their market? CHECK
4h35m flight? CHECK
4k juniors? CHECK
Dilapidated dump of a stadium with poor corporate facilities? CHECK
Hostile market full of braindead rednecks who hate rugby league and will see an NRL team as a threat to the Eagles and Dockers? CHECK
Reliant on a pawnbroker for funding? CHECK

Let's bring them in and hope they don't fail like the Western REDS!

It's not like the Western Force haven't shown us how futile it is trying to crack the Perth market...

So let's compare that to the PNG side you think should be top of the list.

TV viewers? 8k less than Perth
Flight? 4 hrs for any team travelling from Sydney, plus even the home team has to take a 90min flight every game. Oh and Canberra, Auckland and Melbourne don't even have direct flights to Port Moresby.
Juniors? We need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to have any.
Dilapidated dump of a stadium with poor corporate facilities? Yep they've got one of those too
Hostile market? The market is so riddled with crime and poverty that players can't even live there
Funding? Will die the moment a LNP govt gets voted in and cuts their funding.
 

mongoose

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8k TV viewers in their market? CHECK
4h35m flight? CHECK
4k juniors? CHECK
Dilapidated dump of a stadium with poor corporate facilities? CHECK
Hostile market full of braindead rednecks who hate rugby league and will see an NRL team as a threat to the Eagles and Dockers? CHECK
Reliant on a pawnbroker for funding? CHECK

Let's bring them in and hope they don't fail like the Western REDS!

It's not like the Western Force haven't shown us how futile it is trying to crack the Perth market...
bringing up the 1996 western reds and Force AGAIN, do you understand the meaning of irrelevant?
 

Canard

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So let's compare that to the PNG side you think should be top of the list.

TV viewers? 8k less than Perth
Flight? 4 hrs for any team travelling from Sydney, plus even the home team has to take a 90min flight every game. Oh and Canberra, Auckland and Melbourne don't even have direct flights to Port Moresby.
Juniors? We need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to have any.
Dilapidated dump of a stadium with poor corporate facilities? Yep they've got one of those too
Hostile market? The market is so riddled with crime and poverty that players can't even live there
Funding? Will die the moment a LNP govt gets voted in and cuts their funding.
Its incredible that 90% of posts from that dude have been about "game day revenue" and "revenue from football operations", but when it comes to PNG he ignores that they will make ZERO dollars in this space.
 

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