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Discussion in 'NRL Expansion' started by ash the bash, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Get Rid of The Donkeys

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    You are correct. Firehawks have the best bid.
     
  2. Perth Red

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    agree but until they can get the $200mill plus committed to build a stadium in the north then I can’t see dolphins drawing big crowds to Suncorp unless they drop the “we represent Moreton bay” marketing and focus on being a inner brisbane club. Jets will have to do same but at least they are calling themselves brisbane. Firehawks geographically at least probably have the best chance of drawing a crowd at Suncorp.

    ideally all nrl stadiums should be a min 25k, but 30k to show some ambition at growing supporter base and FC revenue is the ideal size.
     
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    Forest green with small amounts of silver and black would look great.

    If I see orange and green together I just think of carrots.

    Orange and grey/silver aren’t a great combo either in my opinion. I’m not a fan of the GWS Giants kits at all.

    There’s no need for any new team to use blue.

    Another colourway I don’t mind is Black and Tan/Brown like the panthers wore a few years ago. Brisbane Browns (snake) or Brisbane Bulls in those colours would be unique
     
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    We continue to disagree. One of the reasons Essendon/AFL did not pursue it because the Brisbane Bombers were yet to exist, and were unlikely to ever exist. There was talk on Melbourne media last week that Essendon/AFL may still have taken action had it looked possible that Bombers would get the licence. Copyright and use of names is not clear cut. Fremantle were prohibited from using their nickname Dockers in certain circumstances until recently due to a US Jeans company. It was not to appear on any clothing, merch, etc.
    So, it is always best to select a name where you are at least not aware of any competitors currently using the same name.
     
  5. MugaB

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    South Queensland Dolphins, East Coast Dolphins, Brisbane Dolphins, whats your point? Read the bid, they have already specifically stated they wont be calling themselves moreton bay or redcliffe, they are looking for more of a broader name
     
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    If the Dolphins miss out they should relocate to Perth play in the QLD cup and snap up that expansion license in due course.
     
  7. Perth Red

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    not to be pedantic but all they have said is what they won’t be called, Redcliffe. It makes sense to be called brisbane or south queensland dolphins but their heart is clearly Redcliffe and their bid based around their representing Moreton bay. Will all the areas within 30kms of Suncorp adopt a pseudo Redcliffe side with some rivalry if you follow a qlnd cup,side? They've said they will play some games at Redcliffe and maybe Sunshine Coast after all.
     
  8. MugaB

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    Yeah well South Sydney plays at homebush, still train at Redfern tho i don't see a difference
     
  9. Diesel

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    Makes me wonder if they’ll go by the name “Queensland Dolphins” or simply be “Dolphins/Dolphins RLFC”
     
  10. Perth Red

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    about 25km and an hour on public transport difference.
     
  11. MugaB

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    Its 42mins drive, and 20kms distance
    But that's only coz its peak hour this morning, my maps is accounting for the traffic..
    Either way your still pouring a whole heap of shit over both bids outside of easts who probably wont attract anyone outside of the CBD, again effectively splitting the bronx crowd in two, not expanding.

    To me expanding in brisbane means adding another team to take on the west side of the city stretching to toowoomba like the jets or north side of the city like the dolphins stretching to sunshine coast.
    Thats expansion!
    Not bronx v0.5 vs bronx v0.5
     
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    thats interesting. To me the idea of Brisbane 2 is to be a 2nd Brisbane club that can take advantage of Suncorp stadium. Does it need a point of different from the Broncos? yes of course but Brisbane metro area has 2.5 million people and while the city has sprawled out further over the years is has also densified significantly in the inner suburbs with many, many unit blocks going up.

    Anyway I don't think there is a wrong or right answer to Brisbane expansion and maybe targeting areas on the outskirts of Brisbane is better. The people who live in the inner suburbs maybe aren't RL demographic but I think any new team should be looking to use Suncorp stadium as much as possible....
     
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    On the money here!
     
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    I agree, a simple North/South divide with the Broncos would be my preference. In 10-20 then look at Sunshine Coast or Ipswich as stand alone teams once the populations grow a bit more. Firehawks would fit that mould best.
     
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    All 3 bids take advantage of Suncorp, they all claim to be playing there fulltime
     
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    The Brisbane Jets is a good idea, because if they play their cards right they could tap into the Newtown jets fans base and have a instant sydney based supporters group
     
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    Sounds like the early 2000s when the Bulldogs and Sharks were simply those monikers. Everyone still called them Canterbury and Cronulla though
     
  18. Get Rid of The Donkeys

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    Easts take in Logan, which would be a real kick in the nuts for the Broncos. RL in greater Brisbane is strongest in Logan.

    It would be great to see the Logan Hyperdome full of Firehawks fans instead of people wearing Broncos crap.
     
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    Id even be happy to see, dophins or jets fans there too.... (my mum and sis lives near by the hyperdome)
     
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    Thanks for making my point that there's no such thing as a brand that there aren't any competitors whom could challenge...

    Try and avoid it all you like there'll always be a reasonable risk that somebody somewhere challenges your trademark, so you shouldn't worry about it unless somebody owns the trademark (i.e. you are certain they'll challenge), and in the case of Brisbane Hornets nobody owns the trademark.

    BTW, you shouldn't trust a damn thing that comes out of the media in Melbourne when it pertains to the AFL competing with another sport, their bias is baffling.
    If the AFL were going to take action they would have done so a decade ago, and if they did it would have opened up a can of worms that'd be in their interest to keep closed as well.
     
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