Being disingenuous to the sydney away fans of the local 9 sydney clubs who might be supporting the bears as the dolphins showed tonight, don't need to be all rusted on fans, just need to be supportive or have the opportunity to see the old brand and become supportive... it easier for a perth team to start up and become "Perth" but link it with some legacy of the old heritage foundation brand, and maybe there is some away support to bolster it too,Tell us again how PNG, a county where 40% of the population lives under the poverty line, is going to be a giant success, but Perth and Adelaide will fail unless they commit to carrying the dead corpse of the Bears around.
Next you'll be telling us that there're 10k Dirty Reds fans in Sydney just waiting for the opportunity to support their club in the big leagues again by buying a membership.
You guys seem to think its will fail for some insidious notion that they'll base themselves back at NS, its quite the opposite, they were dudded by the manly faction that did that, why would they lower themselves to that detrement?
In the end the narrative is whatever perth wants..
But this forum has been deluded by what PR thinks Perth deserve... which is incorrect, they deserve a NRL team yes!, but they haven't gone to any lengths to grow the game on thier own back with their own funds or compete or grow a competition that can rival anything close to an SG ball team.. if the bears are willing to facilitate home games there, take that opportunity to grow the game, as it once had when the reds started, then build a home grown rival to challenge them... Western Australia is big enough to have 2 NRL teams... hurry up fkwitz, get on with it