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Wests Tigers want long-term Tamworth deal

Post by innsaneink » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:33 pm

https://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/ ... th/?cs=159

THE Wests Tigers want to make Tamworth their long-term regional home, hinting at a huge deal to bring more games to the country music capital.........

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Post by bathursttiger » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm

Bathurst council's first 5 years agreement with the Panthers was worth $1million.
They now have a 10 years agreement with the Panthers, no one know the financial terms of the new deal as it was done in a closed Council meeting.
The benefits to Bathurst are enormous as the amount of people that fill the town for the weekend brings a lot of tourism dollars here.
The Panthers also get a huge cash benefit out of the game, not $20K like Tamworth kicked in to the WT.

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Post by Snake » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 3:26 pm

Does that mean 2 games from Liechardt to Tamworth.

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Post by gallagher » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 7:14 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm
Bathurst council's first 5 years agreement with the Panthers was worth $1million.
They now have a 10 years agreement with the Panthers, no one know the financial terms of the new deal as it was done in a closed Council meeting.
The benefits to Bathurst are enormous as the amount of people that fill the town for the weekend brings a lot of tourism dollars here.
The Panthers also get a huge cash benefit out of the game, not $20K like Tamworth kicked in to the WT.
Penrith going to Bathurst is logical due to the finances but also the location. About an hour and a half away? Youd think south west NSW would make more sense for us than Tamworth. Maybe Wagga or Albury.

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Post by bathursttiger » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 8:49 pm

gallagher wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 7:14 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm
Bathurst council's first 5 years agreement with the Panthers was worth $1million.
They now have a 10 years agreement with the Panthers, no one know the financial terms of the new deal as it was done in a closed Council meeting.
The benefits to Bathurst are enormous as the amount of people that fill the town for the weekend brings a lot of tourism dollars here.
The Panthers also get a huge cash benefit out of the game, not $20K like Tamworth kicked in to the WT.
Penrith going to Bathurst is logical due to the finances but also the location. About an hour and a half away? Youd think south west NSW would make more sense for us than Tamworth. Maybe Wagga or Albury.
Wagga would have been a great choice, due to the population of the city and the surrounding towns, as long as we were getting more than $20K from the local council or the NRL.
Wouldn’t you think that the NRL would have enough grey matter to take all these 6pm Friday games to the regional areas.
Each one of theses major regional cities could get a crowd of 10,000 plus that’s more than they get at some of these games in Sydney, and it wouldn’t effect the majority of the Sydney teams Saturday and Sunday games.


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Post by gallagher » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 9:01 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 8:49 pm
gallagher wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 7:14 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm
Bathurst council's first 5 years agreement with the Panthers was worth $1million.
They now have a 10 years agreement with the Panthers, no one know the financial terms of the new deal as it was done in a closed Council meeting.
The benefits to Bathurst are enormous as the amount of people that fill the town for the weekend brings a lot of tourism dollars here.
The Panthers also get a huge cash benefit out of the game, not $20K like Tamworth kicked in to the WT.
Penrith going to Bathurst is logical due to the finances but also the location. About an hour and a half away? Youd think south west NSW would make more sense for us than Tamworth. Maybe Wagga or Albury.
Wagga would have been a great choice, due to the population of the city and the surrounding towns, as long as we were getting more than $20K from the local council or the NRL.
Wouldn’t you think that the NRL would have enough grey matter to take all these 6pm Friday games to the regional areas.
Each one of theses major regional cities could get a crowd of 10,000 plus that’s more than they get at some of these games in Sydney, and it wouldn’t effect the majority of the Sydney teams Saturday and Sunday games.
Great call about friday night 6pm games. Greenburg really is a dud.

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Post by Nelson » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 9:07 pm

gallagher wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 9:01 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 8:49 pm
gallagher wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 7:14 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm
Bathurst council's first 5 years agreement with the Panthers was worth $1million.
They now have a 10 years agreement with the Panthers, no one know the financial terms of the new deal as it was done in a closed Council meeting.
The benefits to Bathurst are enormous as the amount of people that fill the town for the weekend brings a lot of tourism dollars here.
The Panthers also get a huge cash benefit out of the game, not $20K like Tamworth kicked in to the WT.
Penrith going to Bathurst is logical due to the finances but also the location. About an hour and a half away? Youd think south west NSW would make more sense for us than Tamworth. Maybe Wagga or Albury.
Wagga would have been a great choice, due to the population of the city and the surrounding towns, as long as we were getting more than $20K from the local council or the NRL.
Wouldn’t you think that the NRL would have enough grey matter to take all these 6pm Friday games to the regional areas.
Each one of theses major regional cities could get a crowd of 10,000 plus that’s more than they get at some of these games in Sydney, and it wouldn’t effect the majority of the Sydney teams Saturday and Sunday games.
Great call about friday night 6pm games. Greenburg really is a dud.
Yeah that is a good idea, although the councils aren't going to want it because they're not going to get as much coin in through tourism. Put it on a Saturday or Sunday and supporters will make a weekend of it and spend some of their cash in the region.

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Post by bathursttiger » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 9:16 pm

Penrith v Cowboys here got over 10,000 for Friday night game, I know it was the 8pm game.
From Thursday the town was buzzing with out of towners all the accommodation was booked out, the pubs clubs and eateries were doing a great trade.
A lot of people make a weekend of it.

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 9:32 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm
Bathurst council's first 5 years agreement with the Panthers was worth $1million.
They now have a 10 years agreement with the Panthers, no one know the financial terms of the new deal as it was done in a closed Council meeting.
The benefits to Bathurst are enormous as the amount of people that fill the town for the weekend brings a lot of tourism dollars here.
The Panthers also get a huge cash benefit out of the game, not $20K like Tamworth kicked in to the WT.
Tamworth is a thriving city and is a traditionally strong rugby league area. It is a good move by the club. Bruce Sinclair came to Balmain from Wests Tamworth and David Brooks played at Tamworth and represented the Aust Schoolboys from McCarthy College, Tamworth.

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Post by bathursttiger » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 10:03 pm

WT need to set up an academy in Tamworth if they are going to have a long term arrangement there, and embrace the whole of Group 4 to develop their junior players as future WT players.
There are nearly always one or two players in every Country division that could be developed into an NRL player.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 10:08 pm

Yeah let’s play Newcastle there every year and pee 2 points down the toilet each time.

Yes I support what the club are trying to achieve but success comes through winning football games and making finals. Every 2 points is vital.
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Post by 69-05-41 » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 10:31 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 10:08 pm
Yeah let’s play Newcastle there every year and pee 2 points down the toilet each time.

Yes I support what the club are trying to achieve but success comes through winning football games and making finals. Every 2 points is vital.
Better still can we sell the 2 points to Newcastle for more than the $20k we are receiving to play at Tamworth? That would be a win-win :crazy
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Post by Juro » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 2:07 pm

I would have thought somewhere south west would make more sense for us, instead of north west. Could Bowral host a game? Is Goulburn too close to Canberra?
I've been a member since 2012. We last played finals football in 2011. Just saying...

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Post by tsjonathan » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 2:11 pm

so much for buying that house @ Mary Street Rozelle

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Post by supercoach » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 2:20 pm

gallagher wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 7:14 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm
Bathurst council's first 5 years agreement with the Panthers was worth $1million.
They now have a 10 years agreement with the Panthers, no one know the financial terms of the new deal as it was done in a closed Council meeting.
The benefits to Bathurst are enormous as the amount of people that fill the town for the weekend brings a lot of tourism dollars here.
The Panthers also get a huge cash benefit out of the game, not $20K like Tamworth kicked in to the WT.
Penrith going to Bathurst is logical due to the finances but also the location. About an hour and a half away? Youd think south west NSW would make more sense for us than Tamworth. Maybe Wagga or Albury.
They also own the biggest club in town, so it makes sense the keep a visible profile

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 2:22 pm

I find it hard to believe that we're merely breaking even or losing money going there.
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Post by Abraham » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 5:10 pm

I don't like how easily we throw away a potential 2 competition points by giving away the home ground advantage.

I get that moving matches to all these far flung places generates money and new fans ... but you know what else generates money and new fans ... winning games!

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 5:17 pm

Yeah...it was the locations fault we lost that game

Jesus!

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