I hope they do go with Bears in NZ, Id rather wait for Perth to have its own team one day that has a long term future than take now some NSW club playing games in Perth looking for ways to one day return home.
The best bid for News ltd got in I think you meant lol. Dolphins got in because they wont be Brisbane2 that's why News ltd backed them in lol. We dont need a 'THE', we needed a Brisbane2 playing Ft out of Suncorp and attracting the city. Time will tell but my tea leaves tell us we are going to be talking about the need for Brisbane3 sooner rather than later. Dumb, but thats Vlandys for you.
Lets just do a news ltd favours check shall we?
Tv deal massively in their favour - tick
Brisbane expansion with the team they wanted, not for the good of RL but for the good of the broncos - tick
Closing down of digital media - tick
Removal of Telstra live streaming rights - tick
Its good to have friends in high places!
Keep waiting then... i know plenty of people here are overjoyed by the possibility of a bears return... and plenty that are happy to see perth be the next franchise, but are worried of the failure of it..
We don't need a Brisbane 2, i certaintly didn't ask for it... the arlc said they are expanding in Seq, you all assumed it was to pack out suncorp every week... its to strengthen qld talent and give qld more content, thats what broadcasters want... all you think about is bums on seats using a turnstyle... nrl don't make money off that, that's on the club to make that profit... NRL get finals cash from turnstyles.. not the 25 regular rounds.. so take a game to the bush, use a 11k stadium, do whatever you want... just give us content to sell... your mind is constantly stuck on attendances... NRLs biggest game profits are state of origin and finals... maybe some tests, magic round, 9s...
You want to expand the talent in QLD to strengthen SoO.... not split the talent pool in red hill... content not attendances... dolphins have the sponsors, the money and heritage in the area, not to fall over like the TITs have in QLD, they aren't in business of propping up clubs no more... not ones that aren't popular anyways... i hope the titans get their shit together someday, last thing RL needs is another GC club failure