NRL: Lets talk about relocating teams, says QRL boss.

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  1. ReddFelon

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    A section of Sydney that gets about 13,000 people to a game. Newcastle and the Hunter Valley has a population of 600,000 and the Knights and Jets are the only professional teams operating in the area.

    The Northern Eagles were a moronic concept; one team split between three home grounds, the exact same idiocy of having the Tigers play across three home grounds and Dragons playing across two. The Central Coast Eagles would play all 12 games in Gosford.

    Central Queensland has a population in excess of 200,000 while Far North Queensland has a population just over 155,000 the difference being that between these areas are three wellell QLD Cup sides in the Capras, Cutters and Pride. Cairns on its own has about 11 local clubs + school and community programs.

    Currently the grassroots pathway for all country Queensland north of the Sunshine Coast goes to the Cowboys and no one else. Having another team in country Queensland encourages growth and player retention.

    Excessive focus on Sydney is the real challenge of the game. The Illawarra region contributes huge numbers in juniors and female players yet gets 4-5 games a year tops despite a quality stadium.

    Market places like Perth and Adelaide offer the potential for greater investment and financial support yet remain an untapped resource because of the constant administrative decision to placate the Sydney based clubs over the needs for the sport as a whole. Also the Bears presence on the Central Coast is negligible, if it wasn't the people involved wouldn't be latching onto every possible option to return to the NRL, trying to buy the Titans, trying to jump on the West Coast Pirates bid and be the West Coast Bears. It's pathetic.
     
  2. Pommy

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    I think people should be allowed to run their business as they see fit.
    It’s rather pointless paying for a service and then complaining it doesn’t provide something which they never offered in the first place.
     
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    Haha, you do make me laugh, having West in the name doesn’t make them an ideal fit for relocation to wa and the Balmain part of the name is bankrupt and in no way shape or form could afford an nrl team! But yeh apart from that it makes perfect sense
     
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  4. Stallion

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    Lol. And leave northern Sydney free for your union trolling friends to become the relevant football code of the area?! Mmmm. Not a bad effort in divisiveness. Well done. Your rugby union mates will be onto the Pimms straight away. No doubt courtesy of income derived from a truelly open and unbiased elite private school education!
     
  5. ReddFelon

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    The whole concept behind a private school is that they get to offer what they want. You can't force a private business to provide something they don't want to provide. No one has ever been forced to send their children to schools with high fees like elite private schools, if your choice of school is based around what sports they offer you're kind of a terrible parent.
     
  6. Stallion

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    The WEST part of a name is important.It denotes ownership and location. Your absent minded comment about Balmain shows your lack of respect of history,longevity and the competition. Balmain is an extremely iconic club name that is highly regarded by millions of fans. You discard the memories and affections of the massive generational and cultural relevance of such an iconic club name? You lose many fans that you obviously aren't aware of.
     
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    Go have a chat to Laurie Daley and see if you think it's fair and equitable?!. After all we are discussing a sport! Your defence of a clearly biggoted approach against a particular sporting code shows your ignorance and lack of giving a very popular football code a go in elite private schools. It's dodgy ReddFelon no.matter which way you try to weasel and deflect your way from this. Your justification of this inequity in sporting choice reeks of establishment based biggotry!
     
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    Ahh but wasn’t he just on about magpies? Still a total nonsense.
     
  9. Stallion

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    There are number of clubs involved in this superleague created mess. So please go on? I'm finding this amusing and yet predictably perplexing.
     
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    Laurie Daley clearly took one too many knocks to the head. He chose and paid a lot of money to send his son to a school that doesn’t offer league, what don’t you understand about that?
     
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    Who cares what Laurie Daley thinks? If he values the offer of specific extra curricular activities over the comprehensive education offered then he's a bigger moron than his origin coaching choices suggested. Private businesses work on the basis of supply and demand, if the average person sending their child to a specific school has no demand for League then the school has no reason to supply it. You offer programs based on how many students sign up for them, you certainly don't shaft the majority of your school community because Laurie Daley says to.
     
  12. Stallion

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    You ignoramus. My point is that all(ALL) not just one elite private school do not give a choice of rugby in a state with rugby league it's most popular code! Daley actually assumed that rugby league would be offered and was astounded when it wasn't! There is clearly an inconsistency in such schools as they accept all other football codes (soccer/AFL) yet still no rugby league! ?
     
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    So astounded he still paid for his son to attend. So what your telling me is all these private business have decided to not provide this service? It’s almost like the kind of parents who send their children to an elite school would prefer their children to not play asomething that has spent the past 123 years touting itself as a working mans sport.
     
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    Lol! Amazingly dumb! Like the other sports( football codes)that get a start in elite private schools so should rugby league . Australia's most popular rugby code. To think that this is not strange or unfair is shear ignorance . And an unmitigated concession to a form of bigotry based on a sporting preference ! ? There is clearly something inherently missing in this discourse. And it's starts with fairness and ends in equity. This is amazingly not evident in the elite private schools of NSW. I reiterate we are discussing a sport not an extremist movement. But a very popular sport in this part of the world. It should have a presence and be an option in elite private schools just like the other football.codes! If you think that is asking for too much I question your values and respect for common decency.
     
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    Wow. You have lost any traits of common decency. So suddenly rugby league does not have demand in the elite private schools? So the most popular rugby code in Australia cannot get market traction in elite private schools?! I completely dissagree. I believe a bigoted stance from elite private schools is at play. I know of other guys that have been.to elite private schools and were puzzled that rugby league is not even a choice. Some of them thought the way you thought and just shrugged their shoulders and stated 'That's the way it is" These guys I know grew up in northern Sydney . Interestingly another mate whom grew up in Newcastle and went to an elite private school(Joeys) said "They don't have rugby league there! " He mentioned this and thought this was odd. But his go was cricket. So he didn't bother to ask why.
     
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    It’s a business if the demand was there they would provide it. What don’t you understand about how business works?
     
  17. Stallion

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    What don't you understand about bigotry! ? It's clear their is a dodgy preferential ideological bias going on. And given that all other football codes are getting traction and rugby league is still shunned it's quite obvious. No business bullshit excuse here champ. It's bigotry. Your type refuse to acknowledge this which only assists those that seek to contain and constrain rugby league. Well done Pommy. Union loves you! Running decoy as well as supporting bigotry right before our eyes!
     
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