Basket Cases



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    A PNG team would have to be run by aussies. There is so much corruption and incompetence at every level of management in all areas - private and public, when PNG nationals are in charge. Seriously, I love PNG and it’s people and lived there for a number of years but it simply would not work. Too much money = too much temptation.
    Aussie run - then maybe

    Corruption and incompetence sums up NRL HQ in 2 words! Maybe Toddy G is of Papuan descent?



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    A PNG team would have to be run by aussies. There is so much corruption and incompetence at every level of management in all areas - private and public, when PNG nationals are in charge. Seriously, I love PNG and it’s people and lived there for a number of years but it simply would not work. Too much money = too much temptation.
    Aussie run - then maybe

    Corruption and incompetence sums up NRL HQ in 2 words! Maybe Toddy G is of Papuan descent?

    That’s an insult to PNG! NRL is waaaaaay worse😉



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    The people who go to the Cowboys games don’t all come from Townsville.’ They come in from all over FNQ.
    And I didn’t mention Rocky but the same would apply
    As I said that people at games aren’t the NRLs biggest goal.

    As for viewership , people don’t have to live within half an hour of the ground to watch it , and games at Townsville are also watched throughout Qld.
    I don’t think that there’s much doubt that at least one team from Sydney is on borrowed time.
    They won’t drop an outside team (except maybe GOLd Coast)
    And I don’t think that will happen.
    Someone will eventually have to go.

    Johns suggested Rocky.

    But I think you miss my point about population - I’m not really talking about attendance at games.

    Suppose you introduce a new team in NSW or QLD, is that going to boost TV viewership? Footy is already strong viewership here.

    John suggested Rocky or Wellington, but who is going to support those teams? Mostly the locals and local catchment. I can’t see Broncos or Warriors fans switching over to a non-local side.

    Compare that to Perth - no rugby competition, some local league support, 2M people with just 2 other football sides in Eagles and Glory (Fremantle not counted).

    I dont argue there are too many Sydney teams but Sydney is a big big place. And if you cut a Sydney team you risk alienating those fans - real actual current supporters, not hypothetical future supporters.

    Being from the CQ (Rockhampton ) area , you got no ground to start with

    You will need to build a stadium

    They have a football school namely St Brendans Yeppoon which recruits good footy players from around CQ

    Population will be the biggest issue , if you included Emerald which id about 3.1/2 hours away you might have 250 000 , Mackay would see themselves at Cowboys fans ,Bundaberg is too possibly too far south

    CQ is in a recession at the moment , mining and the drought are the major reason

    My problem is the economy is just too often either boom or bust for an NRL side

    Central coast , 2nd NZ side and PNG would be ahead

    I still think Darwin could be a gold mine , never had a National sports franchise ……

    If they are serious about what’s good for the game, then a second team in Brissie is a must, mainly because of the numbers that would support any team that was not The Broncos.
    And it should be the first new team in the Competition,

    That would be inline with your Population theory.and rightly so.

    Qlders are so oneyed about where they live , and at the moment with no team between Brisbane and Townsville, they don’t have anyone to support except what’s already there,
    I don’t know where it will eventually be, but my opinion is that there will be another team in Regional Qld when the times right,
    CQ and Ipswich have been working towards that goal for quite a while now.
    I think that Perth will be next after the second Qld team

    Ipswich is a given GCT Option 1

    I would think Central Coast would be 2nd

    2nd NZ side 3rd option

    PNG Option 4

    Darwin Option 5

    CQ Option 6

    We have a sign saying your in Cowboy country and most supporters would be either Brisbane /Cows supporters



  • After living in Brisbane for 4 years I think a 2nd club would do well but Broncos wouldn’t be happy



  • 3 coaches in 8 years… Seems like Penrith are a basket case…



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    3 coaches in 8 years… Seems like Penrith are a basket case…

    Wish we were abasket case then!
    Right in the mix for first grade winners, andright up there in every comp that their are entered in so far this year,
    Yep pretty bad!



  • Penrith currently sitting in 5th with four games to go. Things must be horrible over there for them to sack there coach now.
    Either that or their Board or CEO are out of control.
    Hope this backfires massively



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    After living in Brisbane for 4 years I think a 2nd club would do well but Broncos wouldn’t be happy

    All the more reason to have a second one then.



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    Penrith currently sitting in 5th with four games to go. Things must be horrible over there for them to sack there coach now.
    Either that or their Board or CEO are out of control.
    Hope this backfires massively

    And made the finals 3 years straight with the sacked coach.

    I wonder if the Panthers just decided they didn’t want to “allow the season to keep drifting”, even if that drift was into the waters of the finals series.



  • Penrith are still a basket case.



  • Thankfully we no longer are, but how did we not make the top 5 at the top of this thread 😂



  • 33%…thats about par for me


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