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Whom could have predicted this?

baselinepanther

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It is a dumb decision that is quite rightly getting the negative commentary it deserves. Like colk says it’s an over reaction to the problem of them being based on an outer suburban club when they need to appeal to the whoLe of brisbane.

but it wouldn’t be rl without a bit of drama would it lol.
whhaaaa

whhhhaaaaaaaaaa

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Pippen94

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That unfortunately includes the areas of Cairns to Byron Bay to Shellharbour to Cape Howe, but yes its better that "THE" and if we knew who the 18th team was, maybe that makes sence if its West Coast Pirates to verse East Coast Dolphins...
Personally id rather Sunshine State Dolphins.
But at the moment anything will do

..or nothing. Only ppl making a deal are the usual critics who hope game fails.
 
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siv

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Didnt the old North Coast NSW regional team based in Coffs start calling themselves East Coast Dolphins
 

baselinepanther

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That unfortunately includes the areas of Cairns to Byron Bay to Shellharbour to Cape Howe, but yes its better that "THE" and if we knew who the 18th team was, maybe that makes sence if its West Coast Pirates to verse East Coast Dolphins...
Personally id rather Sunshine State Dolphins.
But at the moment anything will do
sunshine state isn't much less ambivalent then east coast

the sunshine state already has the broncos , cowboys & titans
both are a bit silly IMO

call them brisbane , upset a few thousand potential fans around moreton bay/ sunshine coast .. for a while
play a few trials up there, win them over

all sweet
 
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mongoose

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People in SEQ are very familiar with Moreton Bay and its islands. Many people go to these islands on the weekend, especially North Stradbroke Island. If the club markets itself as a club representing the stretch of land adjacent to Moreton Bay then it could develop a following from Redlands to Moreton Bay Regional Council. The problem is Sunshine Coast isn't adjacent to Moreton Bay, so they would be alienating 300k people if they went with the name Moreton Bay Dolphins.
so what is it, a team that represents Moreton Bay regional council or the body of water and islands off Brisbane and maybe Redlands area?
 

jim_57

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People in SEQ are very familiar with Moreton Bay and its islands. Many people go to these islands on the weekend, especially North Stradbroke Island. If the club markets itself as a club representing the stretch of land adjacent to Moreton Bay then it could develop a following from Redlands to Moreton Bay Regional Council. The problem is Sunshine Coast isn't adjacent to Moreton Bay, so they would be alienating 300k people if they went with the name Moreton Bay Dolphins.

Technically Moreton Bay starts at Caloundra so it’s covers Sunshine Coast somewhat.
 
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Who cares, it's a branding and marketing thing and guess what? It's working because we are talking about it. Everyone knows the Dolphins are from Redcliffe just as everyone know the Warriors are from New Zealand. They have gone for corporate branding instead of a suburb, city or town name. Who cares, let's just see how it works for them.
 

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