I am glad that the Magpies and Balmain football clubs continue along side with the West Tigers partnership. Otherwise I’m not sure if I’d support the merged club.
I had it harder than some as I hated Balmain as a kid. I really wasn’t a fan of Benny Ellias or Wayne Pearce. So that made the merger harder for me. ie. I was happy to see the Bulldogs and Canberra beat Balmain in the Grandfinals.
So ideally I would still prefer that the Magpies were in the NRL, but the Wests Tigers is the 2nd best option.
Plus now I still get to watch my Magpies in NSW Cup, and get to watch Wests in the NRL.
Now all I want is more than 3 games a year at Campbelltown.