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.
  6. Magic AJ Parker

    Geez if they appoint Kevin Walters... I reckon they may just kill themselves off.
  7. Toolman TR Man

    They won't want to lose Gold Coast to AFL so the NRL will keep them alive no matter what from now on I think.
  8. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    They aren't losing squat. Suns are a bigger joke than the Titans imo. Because of the way the AFL draft and trades work theyll keep getting fucked for a while yet.
  9. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Can you imagine the hippy bullshit Walters will bring in. Titans should sign someone like Griffin. This is a career killer for any young coach.
  10. Toolman TR Man

    just sign an army lieutenant who has an interest in rugby league as head coach and then people who know rugby league in depth as assistants. the bro culture in every team is pathetic, it's little wonder every team is so up and down all the time. they are some of the least 'professional' athletes in the world, they don't take it seriously. half of them are on the piss every wknd.
  11. Julian BJ Taylor

    I really have never liked the Gold Coast as a place. Only good for benders and then fuck off out of there. Went to a bucks there last year including a game of footy and that 4+ hours it takes to get from Surfers to Robina and back including the game is the absolute pits.
  12. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Yeah, Gold Coast as a region for any Top Level side is doomed to fail.

    Most hilarious moment for mine is when the NRL was formed. Chargers were offered a chunk of the Mariners' squad and some board members and $5Mil. They knocked them back.

    Those rejected players ended up at the Storm. When they met on the park the score was 62–6 to Melbourne and by the end of the year GC folded.

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