What? Do i really need to name the other 8? The Illawarra is in greater Sydney, so that rules it out of the main Sydney area. There are 8 other teams in the comp not part of "greater Sydney" and rather are part of Sydney in and of itself. Since I need to spell it out, those teams are: Roosters, Souths, Bulldogs, Penrith, Parra, Tigers, Manly and the Sharks.Please name me the 8 teams in that area
Please name the teams that are getting relocated at some stage
We Dragons and Illawarra have teams in all junior leagues so therefore split is 50/50 with juniors.
The Illawarra side of the juniors has been getting stacked over the years with any imports that we have signed up, only the last years or so have they decided to stack the Dragons side.
If the future is in Wollongong which is a demographic that cares for League, why did Illawarra basically go bankrupt, why didnt they get full houses when they were a standalone club
Sharks, Manly, Tigers, Dragons have all been part of suggestions in the past that they should be relocated. Note I said "possibly" relocated not "are" getting relocated too. You're clutching at straws.
Are you seriously going to pretend half of the club's junior products that actually do anything come from St.George? Holy shit that's delusional. There isn't even a single St.George junior in our team.
Most Illawarra sides are homegrown. They're building the St.George side up through imports, Illawarra is usually local players with maybe a couple of imports, so that's plain wrong. Again, delusional.
As for your last question, Illawarra went bankrupt for a number of reasons. They were in debt to St.George, weren't traditionally extremely successful, is in an area where people were working in mines in the 80's and 90's, so they weren't exactly a wealthy area. However, it's not the 80's and it's not the 90's. We're going into 2023 ffs. If we want to talk about crowd numbers in the current day, Wollongong gets bigger crowds than Kogarah does, which is a fact. Imagine if they actually had a good stadium to go and watch the game at. Currently, it's the St.George side of the venture's old fashioned, traditional and dinosaur thinking that is holding the club back from uniting as one entity. Accept it. St.George by itself is never coming back.
As I've said if you'd rather us play a 6 game split at Kogarah and WIN for the next 20 years and be mediocre, before being either relocated or abolished completely than I don't know what to say. Personally, I'd rather we be playing out of WIN, as one identity, being successful, getting a new stadium there so we can compete financially into the future and be around in the NRL for a long long time to come.