West Coast Pirates Bid News

Discussion in 'NRL Expansion' started by dimitri, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Foreign Legion

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    Very random question, but I have always thought that Western Reds was a great name for the club my question is it better to be named the Reds or Pirates?

    And just another thing when I was a kid and saw the Reds jersey for the first time, I could never get my head around the kit they used because it really didn't use a lot of red... does anyone know or have pics of the other designs that they could have used?
     
  2. Vee

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    I loved the name and the iconic red kangaroo, one of the best marketing decisions I've seen.

    But don't mention the WAR.
     
  3. Vee

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    A couple of those photo angles have Peter Cummins looking a lot like King Wally.
     
  4. Foreign Legion

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    I reckon they should of stayed with Reds, more Australian and less American
     
  5. The Great Dane

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    The Reds brand is another one of those things where everybody loves it now.

    When the Reds brand was first announced most people thought it was lame at best, now almost 30 years later it's 'iconic'. It seems to just be a pattern in RL where nostalgia totally dictates the opinion of hardcore fans, so you end up with the consensus being that things are best when they are the way I remember them being when I was a kid.

    On which of the Reds or Pirates brands is more marketable, well it depends on your target audience and the tone of your brand, but personally I think both are very emblematic of the times they were created in, and for their times would have served as perfectly good brands, but in my opinion, I think that at this point both are pretty outdated.
     
  6. MugaB

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    The Reds were named after a Red Kangaroo, not because the main color of the team was red, but it did have red
    Colors were Black, Gold, Red and White.
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    Pirates were the rebranded name for the current bid into the NRL, but currently are playing S.G.Ball in the lower grades, perthred can give you more insight.
     
  7. Foreign Legion

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    cheers....got any old prototypes of the proposed jerseys for the 95 season??
     
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  9. Foreign Legion

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    I would love to see the Warriors, Crushers, Cowboys proto type jersey also.
     
  10. Perth Red

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    The sport really doesn’t deserve people like Cummins. He’s put millions into the game in WA for no return only to then hear third hand V’landys disrespect all the hard work done over here in the last 8 years. The game continues to be run by muppets. I can see a Perth union club back in a national comp before I see the Pirates in the NRL.
     
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    This piss poor crowd has ended any aspirations Perth had.
     
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  12. Perth Red

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    lol, yes because 4pm friday on valentines night is going to draw a crowd anywhere, stupid is as stupid types.


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    Every excuse under the sun for Sand Gropers
     
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    Relocate the Pirates to North Sydney and relocate 3 Sydney teams to Perth, NZ and Adelaide.
     
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  15. Perth Red

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    as I said, stupid is as stupid types.
     
  16. Taking The Two

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    How does the attendance over the weekend do anything for a bid for a Perth side?
     
  17. Perth Red

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    25k for a pre season variant comp at $45 and $75 a ticket is hardly a disaster! Especially given all the factors.

    as has been shown over the last 8 years good or bad attendances are not influencing anything when it comes to having the balls to expand the nrl.
     
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    what would it have drawn if you put it in Sydney this weekend :thinking:
     
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    I'd say bankwest would have been chokas, but thats only coz we'd all be hungry just to watch some sort of rugby league, had this nines tournament been played at the middle or end of season, not many would show.
    Generally these types of tournaments should be pre trials, which it was, end of season should just be for internationals
     
  20. Perth Red

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    6k on Friday 15k Saturday. Such is Sydney RL fans.
     

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