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I'm taking a break from this place

Pippen94

Juniors
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I've been posting here too much so I'm going to take a break.
To be clear expanding to Perth is the correct choice for an 18th team & is almost certain to happen. After that Adelaide will be the only major market missing.

For some ppl here there seems to be disconnect with reality, whereby they believe placing teams in far flung locations means the sport can jettison or jeopardize existing fans. A weakened base means less resources for new clubs.

Decline of sport on Sydney's north shore is a result of this. The solution for anybody living in Sydney & witnessing the reemergence of Souths (funny even expansionists acknowledge rabbits as biggest club) is clear.
 

Colk

Juniors
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Fair enough mate, I’d admire your passion. I want Sydney to remain strong, I want a national footprint and I want all of the smaller clubs to become bigger in support and more financially robust. I actually don’t think we need to tinker too much.

I guess we come from slightly different perspectives in how to achieve that but we both love the game so that is a good thing
 

T-Boon

Coach
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I took a 3 or 4 month break through the end of the season for same reason - posting too much with a weird combo of toxic thoughts and brilliant ideas. A break is a great move for everyone.
I believe a second NZ team is more important than Perth. The current situation of 1 NZ team both ruins their national first division comp and at the same time is not enough to really grow the game there which is where a lot of the talent comes from.
NZ2 then Perth or both at same time by way of relocations.
 

MugaB

Bench
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I took a 3 or 4 month break through the end of the season for same reason - posting too much with a weird combo of toxic thoughts and brilliant ideas. A break is a great move for everyone.
I believe a second NZ team is more important than Perth. The current situation of 1 NZ team both ruins their national first division comp and at the same time is not enough to really grow the game there which is where a lot of the talent comes from.
NZ2 then Perth or both at same time by way of relocations.
18. PNG Pride
19. Southern Orcas
20. West Coast Pirates

By the time they get to 20 teams the last 2 spots would have had enough juniors competing at a level worthy of a licence

One lower grade relocation to Adelaide.. maybe roosters
 
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2025/6 # 18 Perth
2030 # 19 the The Jets so you have the The Dolphins (north), the Brisbane Broncos (Brisbane), the The Jets (west) and the Gold Coast Titans (south) - this close the shop for QLD representation in the NRL and allows for population growth to keep RL the number one game forever
2035 # 20 NZ2 or Adelaide, whichever makes more sense for the game at the time

That is a better footprint than both RU and AFL
 
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