Rugby league on the Gold Coast/NRL expansion

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Sultan Pepper, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Is it time to let this die? We've seen

    Gold Coast-Tweed Giants
    Gold Coast Seagulls
    Gold Coast Gladiators
    Gold Coast Chargers

    All fall over, the Dolphins never even started, South Queensland Crushers were a flop and the Titans are now circling the drain. There's a Bears bid popping up a bit at the moment but I'm wondering if enough is enough.

    The wikipedia page on Gold Coast Chargers-Seagulls etc makes for pretty interesting reading with shamozzle after shamozzle. Seems like if it was ever going to work it was with the Chargers, they were offered a 5 million dollar grant from News Limited once the Hunter mariners were folding and first crack at their playing Roster, which included Kimmorley and Scott Hill.

    Looking forward does anyone think 'Gold Coast Bears' is a viable solution? I think it would be better than the Titans but am not sold it would be an out and out winner. But surely a second South Queensland team some where could work. Do you think they would be better off promoting a Qcup team?
  2. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Ipswich would be a better option. Unlike the coast, there is nothing to do there that would distract people from attending games.
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  3. Julian BJ Taylor

    South Qld Crushers were a Brisbane side.
  4. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Yeah I realise that, given its an hour from Goldy though I thought id lump it in with the general idea of a second south east Queensland side, (St George is an hour from Wollongong etc)
  5. Alec AD Funkotron

    Gold Coast Titans are fucking useless. Pretty sure the NRL keeps them alive too - might as well just have a team in PNG then instead.

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