I think the board members of a struggling Sydney club need to read this. They could become so much richer and stronger by establishing a base in Adelaide or Perth, and either relocating there permanently or split their base evenly between Sydney and their adopted city. I am against new clubs being placed in these cities because there's too many hurdles for them to overcome. A Sydney team that does what the Swans and Lions did has a far greater chance of succeeding. The Brisbane Bears were a new team, but struggled until they merged with Fitzroy. I think the future will see 3 or 4 Sydney clubs branching out. I wouldn’t be surprised if Manly became the North Sydney Sea Eagles or Central Coast Sea Eagles and play half of their games in Gosford. St George will probably relocate permanently to Wollongong at some stage. PVL should look at talking Wests/ARLC into selling the Balmain side of the merger to the Pirates consortium. Western Tigers, six games in Perth, the other six at Campbelltown, Magic Round in Perth each year in exchange for funding from the WA gov. A stronger Tigers team that has one paw in Campbelltown and the other in Perth will attract more sponsors than the current club. Perth will have exposure to RL seven times a year. It is better than having zero games in Perth.