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18th club, whose next?

Pippen94

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You claim I haven’t been there then you come up with this tripe.

Most of Europe? I’m guessing you think Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway etc aren’t developed countries. They may not have as high a GDP per capita as Australia (although some of those do) but they are not exactly third world.

Also Soviet era architecture throughout Europe? Really? I think you need to learn some history.

Majority of Soviet architecture is in europe
 

Pippen94

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New user here, and admittedly am primarily an AFL fan who enjoys the NRL and is growing in interest in each year. Fui Fui Moi Moi was my king!

I am from Perth and I think that a strong NRL team would do great attendance and interest here. We get around and support teams from other codes other then AFL when they are doing well. We had the Glory sell out Optus Stadium when they were firing and the Scorchers & Wildcats are the most successful teams in their respective competitions. It seems to me that NRL fans are looking for a million reasons why not to expand outside the bubble when the reality is it there is enough interest to carve out a space in the sporting landscape for sure. We would get behind an NRL team and they would do healthy numbers in my opinion. Interested to hear thoughts, I don't know the landscape well so I may be completely off base.

No money in having Perth team. TV don't want it. No cashed up backer willing to prop up club during lean seasons. Area will never provide player pool. If twiggy forest wants to establish team then it's a go'er tho..
 

Canard

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No money in having Perth team. TV don't want it. No cashed up backer willing to prop up club during lean seasons. Area will never provide player pool. If twiggy forest wants to establish team then it's a go'er tho..
You're the same weak piece of shit that thinks that RL is such a poor product that it could never appeal to anyone outside of Sydney or Brisbane.

You and your cohort couldn't be more anti RL
 

MugaB

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You're the same weak piece of shit that thinks that RL is such a poor product that it could never appeal to anyone outside of Sydney or Brisbane.

You and your cohort couldn't be more anti RL
Better than being a massive turd who is afraid of a PNG team bordering the Cowboys vast territory,
face it turd, you're in the midst of becoming a part of the hunters catchment... geez talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth
 
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New user here, and admittedly am primarily an AFL fan who enjoys the NRL and is growing in interest in each year. Fui Fui Moi Moi was my king!

I am from Perth and I think that a strong NRL team would do great attendance and interest here. We get around and support teams from other codes other then AFL when they are doing well. We had the Glory sell out Optus Stadium when they were firing and the Scorchers & Wildcats are the most successful teams in their respective competitions. It seems to me that NRL fans are looking for a million reasons why not to expand outside the bubble when the reality is it there is enough interest to carve out a space in the sporting landscape for sure. We would get behind an NRL team and they would do healthy numbers in my opinion. Interested to hear thoughts, I don't know the landscape well so I may be completely off base.
I think you summed up the main concern when you said Perth's residents support teams that are successful. The BBL, NBL and A-League aren't glamorous competitions by any stretch of the imagination and aren't hard to dominate. None of them attract the best players from their respective sports. Perth Glory were successful in the dying days of the NSL, but have struggled in the more professionally run A-League. There was no Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory, Western Sydney Wanderers or Brisbane Roar in the NSL to prevent the Glory from dominating a dying competition. Clubs like Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory, Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar drew significant investment from rich businessmen that was unavailable to their predecessors in the NSL.

Perth dominated the NBL for 35 years after its boom period in the early 1990s. There was a period in the 2000s when the NBL had no teams in Brisbane and Sydney. Melbourne struggled after the early 1990s, losing the Tigers, Giants, Magic and Dragons.

Attaining success in the NRL will be be a tough task for a Perth team. It will be competing with powerful clubs from Brisbane and Sydney that generate up to $40m from football operations and gaming, and; receive strong financial support from their respective state governments to build world class high performance training centres and stadia. Clubs with the best resources generally have more success recruiting marquee players and acquiring the best juniors. Perth won't have many local juniors to work with and will have to convince Queenslanders and New South Welshmen to travel to the otherside of the country. It will be expensive scouting these juniors and difficult to convince them to choose Perth over the Broncos, Dolphins, Roosters and Panthers. The Dolphins have the potential to become a junior nursery just like the Panthers. If the Brisbane Tigers get a licence then they'll have southern Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich within their nursery.

The other roadblock standing in Perth's way is the Melbourne Storm. Juniors are keen on moving to Melbourne because it's a global city and the Storm have been a juggernaut since their inception.

I don't doubt that a Perth-based team can survive and have a smallish fanbase of 13-15k. I just cannot see it being like the Melbourne Storm, Perth Glory (NSL), Perth Wildcats or Perth Scorchers.
 

Canard

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Better than being a massive turd who is afraid of a PNG team bordering the Cowboys vast territory,
face it turd, you're in the midst of becoming a part of the hunters catchment... geez talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth
The Hunters aren't a threat to anyone.

They will be less competitive then a team of u12 red-headed boys.
 

Centy Coast

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Wait is that HBF Park?

That looks way better then,

Leichhardt
Campbelltown
Wollongong
Brookvale
Redcliffe
Kograh
Sunshine Coast

And is much closer to the action then Stadium Australia.

What's this BS being perpetrated that it's not "NRL" standard?
There is nothing wrong with HBF Park, decent size, close to the action, very open atmosphere.
I visited there when I was over in Perth for the NRL double header.
Bigger isn’t always better.
Look at the Roosters when they play, their Stadium looks like it is empty.
I’d rather atmosphere from 14,000 crowd support than have that crowd support of 14,000 spread out over 80,000 seats.
 
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Always good to see another West Aussie interested in NRL! You're not wrong, perth supports its clubs, especially when doing well. The biggest impediment to a perth club is myopic Rugby league folk, sadly some of who are in charge, that struggle to comprehend that you can sell quality products to new cstomers. Theres a lot of them on here, they just want to see the game remain confined to its heartlands, and come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful arguments to back up that belief.

Perth will one day have an NRL club, its inevitable for the countries 4th biggest city in a country that doesnt have many big cities. How soon is anyones guess.

Rugby League remains the only professional sport in the country that doesnt have a club in Perth, tells you a lot about Rugby League and why it has remained in small geographical outposts of the world.
You're a soapdodger from England who moved to Perth 20 years ago.

You support a small club called Hull KR. Their best ever season drew an average of 8k people through the gate. They're one of two clubs in a small city with a population of 260k, yet you whinge about Brisbane and Sydney being "overcrowded".

Now you're telling us how we should run the game in Australia. Go set up successful teams in London, Glasgow, Dublin and Cardiff. Then I'll take you seriously.
 

Wb1234

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There is nothing wrong with HBF Park, decent size, close to the action, very open atmosphere.
I visited there when I was over in Perth for the NRL double header.
Bigger isn’t always better.
Look at the Roosters when they play, their Stadium looks like it is empty.
I’d rather atmosphere from 14,000 crowd support than have that crowd support of 14,000 spread out over 80,000 seats.
With the crowds the Perth nrl team will get you can fit all their fans in the good stand
 
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Better than being a massive turd who is afraid of a PNG team bordering the Cowboys vast territory,
face it turd, you're in the midst of becoming a part of the hunters catchment... geez talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth
He should be honoured that PNG is gifting him a team in his backwater town. It's not like the Cowboys have ever done much for Cairns. A few years ago they turned their back on the Northern Pride. I'm fairly sure he whinged about that.
 

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