I was a Balmain supporter who grew up in Campbelltown have a fair idea of the merger .
For the last 20yrs both sides have struggled to compete consistently and supporters are use to struggling teams .
geographically we have to compete with @CONCORD - roosters and souths/bulldogs for money and players !! We lose that everytime now Balmain broke ??
We have a myth of a junior base in Campbelltown The best players get taken out of system by the top clubs at young age and we get whats left been going on FOREVER. St gregorys college is not focused 100% on league anymore like they use to or there players are linked with other clubs .
Keebra park players I doubt are jumping for joy to join the tigers .
The Campbelltown area a mixture of supporters of all clubs now not wests tigers .
So do we keep pushing @#$# uphill or relocate and build A MELBOURNE/BRISBANE style base elsewhere . I can only see us getting the scraps from other clubs