1. Out Now: The Front Row rugby league magazine

    LeagueUnlimited.com is proud to launch a brand new weekly publication to accompany your footy weekend.

    INCLUDES team lists, match previews, match reports, key stats and news from around the National Rugby League - 36 pages and packed full.

    EDITION 2 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Would you prefer to merge or relocate?

Discussion in 'South Sydney Rabbitohs' started by Travitoh, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Travitoh

    Travitoh Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,019
    Likes Received:
    3,058
    Hypothetical question...

    The NRL has collapsed and is being replaced by an all new competition.

    The new competition is happy to take on existing Sydney clubs but only if they either merge with another Sydney club or relocate to an expansion city. Souths have been given first option.

    What would your preference be?
    If it's merge, who with?
    If it's relocate, to where?
    And why?
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2020
    T-Boon and blue bags like this.
  2. Souths Till I Die

    Souths Till I Die First Grade

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2016
    Messages:
    5,496
    Likes Received:
    3,910
    Relocate. I wouldn’t follow the NRL if there was no Rabbitohs in the competition. Would love a Northern Territory Rabbitohs. I reckon there’s a lot of untapped talent from up there and we could establish a great juniors program.
     
    blue bags, Travitoh and callmack1 like this.
  3. Travitoh

    Travitoh Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,019
    Likes Received:
    3,058
    I'd relocate to Adelaide for obvious selfish reasons... could even retain the 'Souths' name as a result.
    Adelaide does support it's teams well and with a new purpose built rectangular stadium near the CBD (I'd try building on Adelaide Oval #2), i believe the club would thrive. And i wouldn't have to support another club haha.

    As a merger, a Souths/Easts adventure intrigues me though it will never happen.
    Has the potential to turn the venture into Australia's biggest sporting club but i can see supporters of both clubs failing to get behind it.
    Cronulla is another that I'd consider largely down to them being South of Sydney. It's also a venture that Souths could be the dominant partner in.
     
    blue bags and Souths Till I Die like this.
  4. Souths Till I Die

    Souths Till I Die First Grade

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2016
    Messages:
    5,496
    Likes Received:
    3,910
    Souths and Easts as a merger would form a more powerful club than Melbourne but my question is what would you call it? How does it work so both fans are happy?
     
    blue bags likes this.
  5. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Coach

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    10,851
    Likes Received:
    5,675
    The Sydney City C0ck-Hares...
     
    Travitoh and blue bags like this.
  6. blue bags

    blue bags Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Messages:
    1,884
    Likes Received:
    756
    What would your preference be?
    If it's merge, who with? IT WOULD BE SHARKS
    If it's relocate, to where? MELBOUNE 2ND TEAM, OR TASMANIA,OR ADELAIDE
    And why? CAUSE OF ROOSTERS OK
     
    Travitoh likes this.
  7. Rabbits20

    Rabbits20 Immortal

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    35,970
    Likes Received:
    5,029
    Neither, fight and triumph once again like we have done before to remain in Sydney where we belong. A no brainer of a question if you ask me! Tell me when we start the march, I’ll be there:):D and we’d bring @callmack1 across from over the Tasman too.
     
    callmack1 and blue bags like this.
  8. Travitoh

    Travitoh Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,019
    Likes Received:
    3,058
    Sydney Rabbitohs? Sydney City Rabbitohs? Still a somewhat neutral location imo despite Easts currently trying to claim it.
    Or for something a little different, Sydney United?
     
    Souths Till I Die and blue bags like this.
  9. Travitoh

    Travitoh Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,019
    Likes Received:
    3,058
    March on what grounds though? In 1999 it was because the club was unfairly kicked out of the NRL.
    In this scenario, the NRL/ARL has folded. It's a new comp, run by a new organisation and while they're being invited to apply, Souths, like the other 15 clubs, have no immediate right or agreement to be competing in it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2020
  10. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Coach

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    10,851
    Likes Received:
    5,675
    South-East-City Sydney Yanited C0ck Hares?

    SECSY C0ck-Hares for short.
     
    blue bags likes this.
  11. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Coach

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    10,851
    Likes Received:
    5,675
    If we did relocate...Brisbane.

    And make sure you have 12 home games at Suncorp. Broncos Titans Cowboys Roosters Saints Bulldogs Tigers Sharks Warriors Manly Storm Panthers.

    Then 3 state derby games vs Broncos, Cowboys and Titans away, 7 in NSW (Roosters Tigers Bulldogs Eels Saints Knights Manly) and 1 in Canberra then alternative Storm, Warriors, Sharks, Panthers each year.

    Then sell a Sydney membership to Sydney Souths fans for 3 or all NSW/ Sydney/Canberra games.
     
    T-Boon, blue bags and Travitoh like this.
  12. Rabbits20

    Rabbits20 Immortal

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    35,970
    Likes Received:
    5,029
    Then we would fight to not have to merge with another Sydney team and fight to keep our own identity.

    We should show the new comp bosses how we are The Pride Of The League.
     
    blue bags likes this.
  13. blue bags

    blue bags Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Messages:
    1,884
    Likes Received:
    756
    you know the team NAMED the EAGLES , you named all the other teams, except EAGLES
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2020
  14. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Coach

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    10,851
    Likes Received:
    5,675
    Manly?
     
    blue bags likes this.
  15. Travitoh

    Travitoh Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,019
    Likes Received:
    3,058
    Then the club's application is rejected and they can keep their identity in NSW Cup with Newtown and North Sydney.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2020
    blue bags likes this.
  16. blue bags

    blue bags Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Messages:
    1,884
    Likes Received:
    756
    are they special
     

Share This Page