If you just stick with "Sydney" instead of "North Sydney" then what are the bears getting out of it?, still be using SFS fulltime, just train and trails at NSO with 1 home game a year there, makes mo sense for them to both merge but not actually merge in name
Player pathways to the NRL, more funding as well as corporate opportunities? I know we’ve run with Sydney for a while now but how many Easts fans do you know who call the club Sydney? I don’t know any and the younger ones just call us Roosters. Sydney is pretty neutral to me and encompasses a greater area plus its 50% of North’s existing name anyway. My Norths buddies (small survey group admittedly) aren’t bothered by the name either as they think of us as Easts, too. Anyway, my guess is bears are still pinning their hopes on the CC move and view us as a stepping stone until then.