The crazy thing is that a suburban team like sharks might have 200k followers, yet they ony get 10k to their game...
That means to other 190k watch it on TV so it doesnt matter whether the game is in Cronulla or in Brisbane or Perth.
Yet if the game was in Brisbane or Perth rather than Cronulla, we could be getting crowds of 20/30k rather than 10k
" They get 10,000 to a game" .Fair crack.They got 11,500 on a Thursday night ,when it had been pissing down rain, only stopped a couple of hours prior,againt the Broncos who brought no one.
The Broncos biggest crowds are against the Cows and Storm.Against the Sydney sides if they get 22,000 that's about it.This in a city of 2million.The heartland of rl.
Suggest you have look at Perth Reds crowds, they started off well and dribbled well down, 20-30,000 would be a LOL figure.And you wouldn't get the game live FTA on Perth TV.
I have no argument about a 2nd Brisbane team,I'm all for it.What you seem to forget apart from whatever the crowds attend the shark's home games, there are tens of thousands of Shark's fans (as evidenced by the G/F)who support them via merchandise sales and TV.
I have no problem with a Perth team.I have a problem with people who have not learnt one iota from the washout of the SL war.Since the SL war the game's foundations have been weakened.