Rockin' the suburbs - Finals back to base

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  1. Springs09

    Springs09 Juniors

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    Sydney derby finals are already premium events that people want to be part of. Hence why they get big crowds like the 48k for Souths v Dragons last year and there’s no point locking out 30k fans so we can have a ‘premium experience’ at Kogarah.
     
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  2. SBD82

    SBD82 First Grade

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    Sure. If it’s the tigers’ home game. Where would you play it??
     
  3. Cumberland Throw

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    Stupid result for the nrl then .

    Game could get 50,000
     
  4. SBD82

    SBD82 First Grade

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    I don’t agree that numbers in isolation are the only yardstick.

    Where would you play it?
     
  5. Springs09

    Springs09 Juniors

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    Bankwest at minimum.
     
  6. SBD82

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    At the eels home stadium? I think that compromises the integrity of it being a tigers home game.
     
  7. Cumberland Throw

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    Has to be ANZ, but the point is the tigers can't get to pick it..

    They don't get the gate.. they don't get members in for free .
     
  8. Cumberland Throw

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    The sharks will not want to play St Geo at anz which has got 50k before.. they will pick point bet shit hole.. for sure ..

    And get 18k max
     
  9. SBD82

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    So do away with home finals. Play everything at ANZ.

    I’m sick of the arbitrary rules. Either it should land with the clubs to make the decision, or everything should be at the one stadium. The last thing that I want is for the NRL to have discretion. They don’t do well with any shades of grey.
     
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  10. SBD82

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    Good. It would be a final that would be remembered forever.
     
  11. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I'm not advocating for those type of matches to be kept at Kogarah, but absolutely if it's an interstate team or a low-draw Sydney team, then by all means play it at a suburban venue.
     
  12. Cumberland Throw

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    I'm not even sure it's technically a home final..
    The nrl hires the ground.. takes the gate.. takes the food revenue.. etc..

    Just call it a home city final, and pick the best ground..
     
  13. SBD82

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    Fine. The best stadium in our home city is WIN.
     
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  14. RedVDave

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    Why not!? had they of played it there against the roosters in 2010 they probably would of won that game.

    but hey if you would rather your team lose in front of a mutual crowd because it's best for then NRL.

    At the end of the day winning generates the most money for clubs.
     
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  15. greenBV4

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    Home city was a good rule IMO, it just needed some fixing
    Canberra and Newcastle are cities, they shouldn't have to play at Sydney. Same goes with the GC and Brisbane.

    Keeping with that rule , Dragon's should get to choose Wollongong or Sydney, because of it's unique position

    Tigers are playing their next few home games at Bankwest, including one against the Eels. It's not just the Eels home ground
     
  16. SBD82

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    Fair enough. If tigers want to make bank west their home game happy for them to choose to play there.

    I wonder if people will complain about the 20 odd thousand that will be “locked out”.
     
  17. The Vaulting Violinist

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    What’s the incentive to do that though if they aren’t getting the gate?
     
  18. carcharias

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    I went to a finals match at Shark park
    V raiders during super league.
    It was absolutely packed.
    Standing room only on the hill.
    Sharks won
    Ricky blew up about everything being everyone else’s fault.
    It was awesome
     
  19. Valheru

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    Given the finals structure the following scenario will no doubt annoy some team soon

    3 Cronulla
    4 manly
    5 saints
    6 wests

    Saints and wests get their first home final at suburban grounds but manly and Cronulla won't. If results went to form sharks and manly play the other 2 at centralised stadiums in week 2.
     
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    That doesn't change anything in regards to what I said. We'll just have 3 GFs played at a shit ground for RL. What shame, bro.
     

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