Steve 'Blocker' Roach suggests Wests Tigers move to Perth

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Re: Steve 'Blocker' Roach suggests Wests Tigers move to Perth

Post by Spud Murphy » Fri 16 Mar, 2018 11:07 pm

goldcoast tiger wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 10:55 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
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The cap being equal. I just can't see a Perth team competing against teams that have a good local catchment area.
Like the Storm?
Melbourne is different, they're all sports tragics down there. They'll take on anything, not sure Perth culture would have the same positive reaction to Rugby League.

While the NRL are at it, why don't they look at taking a RL team into Tassie? Souths would be a perfect match down there I reckon :lol:


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Post by hobbo » Fri 16 Mar, 2018 11:09 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 11:07 pm
goldcoast tiger wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 10:55 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 10:50 pm
The cap being equal. I just can't see a Perth team competing against teams that have a good local catchment area.
Like the Storm?
Melbourne is different, they're all sports tragics down there. They'll take on anything, not sure Perth culture would have the same positive reaction to Rugby League.

While the NRL are at it, why don't they look at taking a RL team into Tassie? Souths would be a perfect match down there I reckon :lol:
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Post by gallagher » Fri 16 Mar, 2018 11:25 pm

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Fri 16 Mar, 2018 9:33 pm
Whats that we are going to Perth?. But what about the family i have left behind, not to mention how dear real estate is over there. The future is the Macarthur area like it or not, the Tigers have to do more out that way. In saying all that if it was Pert or perish it would be Perth of course. As for Blocker he has stuck his head in to many scrums.
Real estate prices? I assume the last time , if ever, you compared Sydney prices to Perth prices it was about a decade ago. You sound as informed as Blocker.

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Post by gallagher » Fri 16 Mar, 2018 11:27 pm

Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 10:50 pm
The cap being equal. I just can't see a Perth team competing against teams that have a good local catchment area.
More juniors than the chooks.

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Sat 17 Mar, 2018 12:08 am

the amount of travel would be brutal from Perth with no other teams close.


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Post by Onthebus » Sat 17 Mar, 2018 11:58 am

Can buzz buzz off to Perth

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Post by Harvey » Sat 17 Mar, 2018 12:01 pm

Isn't backdoor on a commission deal with Tony Sage to get him a team in Perth? Two old teammates working together.

Blocker is an embarrassment. Listening to him commentate, he doesn't know the players, he doesn't know the rules, and yet people give him a microphone. Perhaps more broadcasters should offer that charity to retired footballers lacking the skillsets to survive outside the game.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 17 Mar, 2018 12:06 pm

Onthebus wrote:
Sat 17 Mar, 2018 11:58 am
Can buzz buzz off to Perth
Can he go a bit further and end up in the ocean?

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Post by Doc Tiger » Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:43 am

gallagher wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 5:23 pm
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the western reds didnt work before so what would be different now.Any team would have to travel the width of australia every second week- a fiancial and physical drain.
for a nrl side to be successfully based in perth a rich consortium would need to back the venture.
besides which,who would attend the games?

Perth sportsfans are invested in the eagles and freemantle.rugby league would always be second choice after a.f.l.
if it does eventuate,its about time cronulla or eastern suburbs took a bullet for the good of the game.it aint the wests tigers turn again.
The reds were 20 years ago, the demographic of Perths population has changed massively.
38,000 league fans were out there the other night, not 38,000 curious AFL fans. A team, over time, would become quite successful.
You obviously don't understand Perth

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:44 am

Glad he wasn’t in the commentary box last night.

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Post by gallagher » Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:52 am

Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:43 am
gallagher wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 5:23 pm
eyewonder wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 4:56 pm
the western reds didnt work before so what would be different now.Any team would have to travel the width of australia every second week- a fiancial and physical drain.
for a nrl side to be successfully based in perth a rich consortium would need to back the venture.
besides which,who would attend the games?

Perth sportsfans are invested in the eagles and freemantle.rugby league would always be second choice after a.f.l.
if it does eventuate,its about time cronulla or eastern suburbs took a bullet for the good of the game.it aint the wests tigers turn again.
The reds were 20 years ago, the demographic of Perths population has changed massively.
38,000 league fans were out there the other night, not 38,000 curious AFL fans. A team, over time, would become quite successful.
You obviously don't understand Perth
Lived here for 14 years.

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Post by Doc Tiger » Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:05 am

goldcoast tiger wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 10:54 pm
tigerbenji wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 9:33 pm
Whats that we are going to Perth?. But what about the family i have left behind, not to mention how dear real estate is over there. The future is the Macarthur area like it or not, the Tigers have to do more out that way. In saying all that if it was Pert or perish it would be Perth of course. As for Blocker he has stuck his head in to many scrums.
Prices have gone up in the last year or two but still way below Sydney,
I’ve got a niece who’s been there for a couple of years and she couldn’t believe what she got for the money, there’s some palaces there too , but over all the prices are still good.
Don't talk real estate prices - it's pretty obvious you're out of the loop in that regard.
The city is totally mining related. Prices rise and fall accordingly and with a swiftness that you wouldn't believe. Right now home prices have fallen down the toilet compared to a couple of years ago.
At the end of the day, top players will not go to far flung places to start again, when they can have a greater chance of success with existing franchises and far less upheaval.

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Post by Doc Tiger » Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:08 am

gallagher wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:52 am
Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:43 am
gallagher wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 5:23 pm
eyewonder wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 4:56 pm
the western reds didnt work before so what would be different now.Any team would have to travel the width of australia every second week- a fiancial and physical drain.
for a nrl side to be successfully based in perth a rich consortium would need to back the venture.
besides which,who would attend the games?

Perth sportsfans are invested in the eagles and freemantle.rugby league would always be second choice after a.f.l.
if it does eventuate,its about time cronulla or eastern suburbs took a bullet for the good of the game.it aint the wests tigers turn again.
The reds were 20 years ago, the demographic of Perths population has changed massively.
38,000 league fans were out there the other night, not 38,000 curious AFL fans. A team, over time, would become quite successful.
You obviously don't understand Perth
Lived here for 14 years.
That shocks me. You must then be aware of the total intolerance of all things league by both the media and the general public. Yet, you somehow think that the gig would work. I admire your optimism.

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Post by gallagher » Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:17 am

Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:08 am
gallagher wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:52 am
Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:43 am
gallagher wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 5:23 pm


The reds were 20 years ago, the demographic of Perths population has changed massively.
38,000 league fans were out there the other night, not 38,000 curious AFL fans. A team, over time, would become quite successful.
You obviously don't understand Perth
Lived here for 14 years.
That shocks me. You must then be aware of the total intolerance of all things league by both the media and the general public. Yet, you somehow think that the gig would work. I admire your optimism.
I disagree with your observation.

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Post by Doc Tiger » Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:59 am

gallagher wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:17 am
Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:08 am
gallagher wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:52 am
Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:43 am


You obviously don't understand Perth
Lived here for 14 years.
That shocks me. You must then be aware of the total intolerance of all things league by both the media and the general public. Yet, you somehow think that the gig would work. I admire your optimism.
I disagree with your observation.

Fair enough

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 9:13 pm

Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 11:05 am
goldcoast tiger wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 10:54 pm
tigerbenji wrote:
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 9:33 pm
Whats that we are going to Perth?. But what about the family i have left behind, not to mention how dear real estate is over there. The future is the Macarthur area like it or not, the Tigers have to do more out that way. In saying all that if it was Pert or perish it would be Perth of course. As for Blocker he has stuck his head in to many scrums.
Prices have gone up in the last year or two but still way below Sydney,
I’ve got a niece who’s been there for a couple of years and she couldn’t believe what she got for the money, there’s some palaces there too , but over all the prices are still good.
Don't talk real estate prices - it's pretty obvious you're out of the loop in that regard.
The city is totally mining related. Prices rise and fall accordingly and with a swiftness that you wouldn't believe. Right now home prices have fallen down the toilet compared to a couple of years ago.
At the end of the day, top players will not go to far flung places to start again, when they can have a greater chance of success with existing franchises and far less upheaval.
Didn’t worry the Reds players when they went there
Much better place city to live in than Sydney anyway.

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Post by willow » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 9:19 pm

I've lived in Perth for the past 13 months. From what I've seen a Rugby League team wouldn't work here.

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 9:31 pm

Doc Tiger wrote:
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:43 am
gallagher wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 5:23 pm
eyewonder wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 4:56 pm
the western reds didnt work before so what would be different now.Any team would have to travel the width of australia every second week- a fiancial and physical drain.
for a nrl side to be successfully based in perth a rich consortium would need to back the venture.
besides which,who would attend the games?

Perth sportsfans are invested in the eagles and freemantle.rugby league would always be second choice after a.f.l.
if it does eventuate,its about time cronulla or eastern suburbs took a bullet for the good of the game.it aint the wests tigers turn again.
The reds were 20 years ago, the demographic of Perths population has changed massively.
38,000 league fans were out there the other night, not 38,000 curious AFL fans. A team, over time, would become quite successful.
You obviously don't understand Perth
It wasn’t that the Reds didn’t work out , Superleague sunk them

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