Should St George Illawarra end their joint venture?

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Should St George Illawarra end their joint venture?

  1. Yes

    53.1%
  2. No

    46.9%
  1. Knuckle-dragger

    Knuckle-dragger Juniors

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    I've posted this in the NRL forum as I'm interested to get the thoughts of all rugby league fans generally.

    I voted "yes", and it's nothing personal against the Illawarra folk: Great people, lovely area, we shared some good times together (1999, 2005-2006, 2009-2011, etc).

    However, it's time to part ways: Too many moving parts. Too many home grounds. Too many administrators with delusional thoughts of us being some type of 'super club' with infinite resources we can squander, and, most importantly, too many poor decisions over the past 20 years.

    Please vote and discuss.
     
  2. Dave's mate

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    Bring back the Steelers
     
  3. The Bye

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    I’d like to see a merger with Gold Coast to form the St George Illawarra Titan Dragons. Tyrone Roberts, who can barely manage putting together a coherent sentence at the best of times will captain/coach the joint venture. A purpose built ground with a capacity of 400 will be named after none other then Dragons/Titans royalty - Luke Bailey. I see this as the only viable option moving forward for these clubs to guarantee success both on and off the field.
     
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  4. Knuckle-dragger

    Knuckle-dragger Juniors

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    Naturally.

    Two teams again:

    St George Dragons; and
    Illawarra Steelers (and I hope they are incredibly successful - no hard feelings here at all).
     
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  5. TheDalek079

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    yes. Its about time the Illawarra Steelers return to the NRL. No hard feelings, but St George and their Kogarah ground can go back to reserve grade
     
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  6. carcharias

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    Where would MARY go?
     
  7. 18to87

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    Assuming this thread isn't trolling, no. The joint venture should be working far better than it is and perhaps in the future, if some new blood ever comes onto the board, then it will. It is a big "if" though.
     
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  8. 18to87

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    Clubs are lining up to poach him. Both of the new boards would probably appoint him to coach both sides at once.
     
  9. mave

    mave First Grade

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    I sense an opening for T.Baz coming up
     
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  10. Exsilium

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    He’s apparently a decent painter.

    I don’t think he’d make it as an Uber driver through.

    Options look slim
     
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  11. gerg

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    Relocate them. The Chinese are screaming out for a side and the Dragons would be a perfect fit. Would require an update to the emblem - an Asian Dragon instead of European.
     
  12. Walpole

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    If they were to split back into 2 teams he would obviously coach both.
     
  13. Diesel

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    I don’t see the point but if it happened, the Sharks would be stupid not to take up a joint venture/move in to the Illawarra as a South Coast & southern Sydney team.
    Then there will be calls for the Dragons to relocate to WA as the Dragons area is too small.
     
  14. ReddFelon

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    Without the massive Illawarra junior base wouldn't they absolutely struggle given Cronulla and St George both tap the same resources?
     
  15. Saxon

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    WITH the massive Illawarra junior base they are absolutely struggling...
     
  16. Jason Maher

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    Yep. Merge St. George with Cronulla instead. And then move them to Perth.
     
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    I vote yes if the Sharks are either blown up or moved to Perth. Would be a great result for the code.
     
  18. horrie hastings

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    He will have an immaculate conception.
     
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  19. horrie hastings

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    Would love to see Illawarra back in as a single entity but then would come up the old argument of to many teams in or close to the Sydney basin, if the Central Coast can't get in there is no way they would let Illawarra back in as a stand alone club unless some Sydney cubs are culled or relocated way out of the Sydney area and that is not going to happen.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
  20. Travitoh

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    Relocate St George to Adelaide, not Perth. The city of churches will definitely be gullible enough to believe in Dragons.
     
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