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Brisbane Tigers make their bid to be 18th team

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Well that was 3 years ago and looks like they failed in their attempts.
The Brisbane Firehawks is still trademarked to Easts. Interestingly there has been no registering of queensland firehawks.

Firehawks is a shithouse brand. If I had to choose between Queensland Firehawks or West Coast Pirates I'd go with the Perth team.
 

Canard

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Firehawks is a shithouse brand. If I had to choose between Queensland Firehawks or West Coast Pirates I'd go with the Perth team.
Old mate forgot to log into his alt, or is bipolar.

After putting anyone who dared suggest including Easts into the comp so soon after the Dolphins on blast for months, he suddenly changed his mind.
 

Perth Red

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Old mate forgot to log into his alt, or is bipolar.

After putting anyone who dared suggest including Easts into the comp so soon after the Dolphins on blast for months, he suddenly changed his mind.
He did a complete 180 degrees on Perth based on what AFL draws on FTA in Perth lol. He's cooked.
 

Wb1234

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He did a complete 180 degrees on Perth based on what AFL draws on FTA in Perth lol. He's cooked.
Don’t worry you have a core group on here who support a Perth nrl side, despite having no actual arguments as to how it benefits the game of rugby league other than helping league fans win debates with their afl loving friends
 

Dragonwest

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Don’t worry you have a core group on here who support a Perth nrl side, despite having no actual arguments as to how it benefits the game of rugby league other than helping league fans win debates with their afl loving friends

Other than the clear achievable growth we've outlined (based Perth's previous expansion) which you continue to ignore?
 

Perth Red

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The stupid twat thinks Perth is in Victoria.
Its the only argument they have. Ignoring the phenomenal success of a rugby league club in afl heartland and showing their ignorance in believing perth and melbourne are the same when it comes to RL interest.

You'd think as a swans fan he'd appreciate what new clubs in new markets can do?
 

Bukowski

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Its the only argument they have. Ignoring the phenomenal success of a rugby league club in afl heartland and showing their ignorance in believing perth and melbourne are the same when it comes to RL interest.

You'd think as a swans fan he'd appreciate what new clubs in new markets can do?
Balmain dying killed his brain
 

Wb1234

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Its the only argument they have. Ignoring the phenomenal success of a rugby league club in afl heartland and showing their ignorance in believing perth and melbourne are the same when it comes to RL interest.

You'd think as a swans fan he'd appreciate what new clubs in new markets can do?
Victoria has 2.5 times the population of wa
 

Perth Red

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What are you trying to say here?
Hes suggesting as Melbourne has a much bigger popualtion than perth it is somehow relevant to what interest level we can expect in perth, and that it will be lower than Melbourne.

Its incredibly simplistic and Im just pointing out that if it was solely a question of population then a Perth club would be bigger than any club other than Melbourne in the NRL lol Its a dumb argument and merely done to point out his stupidity.

Its taken Victoria 25 years of having an NRL team just to get to WA's current level of participation, and only half of what we had when we had a first grade team. Melbourne and Perth are very different environments when it comes to interest in RL.
 

Perth Red

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If after close to 30 years we have seen little benefit in terms of bigger tv deals or meaningful juniors from an afl market of 6.6 million then perth has no chance
Why are you picking only 2 metrics of success, and one of them isnt measurable? As a Swans fan would you say Swans have been no benefit to the AFL?
 

Wb1234

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Why are you picking only 2 metrics of success, and one of them isnt measurable? As a Swans fan would you say Swans have been no benefit to the AFL?
Swans had super league or they would be a basket case like the suns lions or western Sydney

what other metrics count for the game as a whole ?

melb has failed on the two most important ones
 

Colk

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Swans had super league or they would be a basket case like the suns lions or western Sydney

what other metrics count for the game as a whole ?

melb has failed on the two most important ones

So you are suggesting support (members and TV audience) and viability aren’t important metrics?

Mate I don’t like the Storm on the field (although my dislike for them has lessened a little since Cameron Smith retired) but to suggest they aren’t valuable to the league is a bit silly.
 

Maximus

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So you are suggesting support (members and TV audience) and viability aren’t important metrics?

Mate I don’t like the Storm on the field (although my dislike for them has lessened a little since Cameron Smith retired) but to suggest they aren’t valuable to the league is a bit silly.

Not only did he suggest members aren't important metrics, he stated that they don't benefit the NRL.

What do memberships have to do with benefitting the nrl which was my point

I’m talking about growing juniors or growing tv ratings so the tv deal goes up

why do people make up Strawman arguments all the time on here
 

Canard

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TV ratings have exploded for League in Melbourne since the Storm moved there, easily the biggest TV market outside of the games heartland, particularly for Origin and GFs.

So Yes Melbourne has added a lot to the TV deal, and will do so in the future.
 
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He did a complete 180 degrees on Perth based on what AFL draws on FTA in Perth lol. He's cooked.

Perth Red: "We need a team in Perth to get more money from Ch9 and sponsors."

Reality: AwFuL FTA TV ratings in fumbleball loving Perth are half that of NRL in Brisbane. NRL ratings in Perth are just 8k. In Melbourne they're just 11k despite having a team that's been successful since 1998.

Perth Red: "But!

But!

AwFuL gets more money and has teams in Adelaide and Perth!
Correlation implies causation!

Ch9 paid nothing for The Dolphins!"
 

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