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    3rd Sydney team has been a concept since Schwabb wrote his manifesto on a beer napkin when the nsl was dying.

    3 Sydney
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    1 more regional

    It's been the plan for over a decade.

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    3rd syd would mean another aids, ffs but seems most likely.

    Who would be the next best to succeed eg crowd min 8000 ave and finances... tassie, Wollongong, Canberra (cosmos bahahaha), nnsw....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    3rd syd would mean another aids, ffs but seems most likely.

    Who would be the next best to succeed eg crowd min 8000 ave and finances... tassie, Wollongong, Canberra (cosmos bahahaha), nnsw....
    It's a goer.

    Instead of 3 derbies a season it becomes 9

    Much easier to hock to media when they can have 9 big crowds a year like they did Saturday night
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    It's a goer.

    Instead of 3 derbies a season it becomes 9

    Much easier to hock to media when they can have 9 big crowds a year like they did Saturday night
    The problem is lots of FC members come from the shire and some from the south coast .....so what you might create is a poorly followed club???.... (I know I said that about the wankerers and see what happened!!..lol)........
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    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lquiquer View Post
    The problem is lots of FC members come from the shire and some from the south coast .....so what you might create is a poorly followed club???.... (I know I said that about the wankerers and see what happened!!..lol)........
    lol it probs will galvanise the Smurfs. thered be a few noobs hitting up south side. please let there be southern cross, Aussie flag wearing supports

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    Can you imagine the carnage at a WSW vs South's derby game?
    Cronulla riots three times a season
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    be forced to get to that

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    Darwin ffs.

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    Gallop has always said the FFA will fish where fish are. Even if those are retarded fish.. anyone who thinks otherwise has rocks in their head. It'll be from a major city.

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    Not really a loss for the league if Nux go and are replaced by a substainable team from the south coast. Means that all 10 clubs will have a Youth team, and all 10 should have a women's team as well, instead of this current bs where Nux don't have either and are allowed to have more foreigners than any other a league side.
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    did gold coast die because palmer killed it before it was born or because it just wont work....
    half decent owner things could be very different???

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    Nix are easily one of the best run teams in the league which is the embarrassing thing.

    consortium of 24 blokes who only invest a couple of hundred grand a year which is short change for them.
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    this is an AFC thing though isn't it, wrapped up to look like a financial decision

    australia still has no promotion/relegation, no real second division, and don't have the clout like the english do to get around the fact that a side in their competition comes from outside it's own FA , plus straya are still on the nose with a bloc of the gulf states who are pissed about losing perceived gift WC spots

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    All along it has been down to Wellington belonging to a different confederation (Oceania). It will be embarrassing should they win the A-League as they cannot compete in the ACL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nou Camp View Post
    did gold coast die because palmer killed it before it was born or because it just wont work....
    half decent owner things could be very different???
    Nah, GC cant host sporting teams. Sporting events maybe, not teams. Titans and Suns are pretty average, Blaze were similar to GCU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilso8948 View Post
    Gallop has always said the FFA will fish where fish are. Even if those are retarded fish.. anyone who thinks otherwise has rocks in their head. It'll be from a major city.
    Agreed but Shire is not the place in Sydney to be putting a team. Liverpool/Macarthur/Campbelltown is the fastest growing population base in Australia and it's a ****ing nightmare to get to Moore Park or Parra from there. Team based there is the best bet out of Campbelltown Stadium or eventually the new proposed stadium in Liverpool (which the Wests Tigers NRL are looking at). In addition it is also less than an hour from the Gong to Campbelltown meaning if you market there as well/put on some transport you could pick up a section of support from that region too.

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    You got buckleys and none chance of anybody from Wollongong travelling to C/town to support a side. They will not support a side from the Shire either.

    Being an old Steelers and Wollongong Wolves supporter before moving here over 20yrs ago the Gong does not identify itself with any of these regions sporting or otherwise.

    I have a lot of family associated with the game in the Gong ( W/gong, SC Wolves ) and all are Smurf supporters and unless a team was to be admitted that was totally representative of the Gong/ South Coast and the Gong only you would not get them to swing away from the smurfs to follow some hybrid creation between C/town or the Shire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Camel View Post
    Agreed but Shire is not the place in Sydney to be putting a team. Liverpool/Macarthur/Campbelltown is the fastest growing population base in Australia and it's a ****ing nightmare to get to Moore Park or Parra from there. Team based there is the best bet out of Campbelltown Stadium or eventually the new proposed stadium in Liverpool (which the Wests Tigers NRL are looking at). In addition it is also less than an hour from the Gong to Campbelltown meaning if you market there as well/put on some transport you could pick up a section of support from that region too.
    Wasn't the FFA holding talks with Kogarah not that long ago? Methinks
    This will be a Wollongong/Sth Sydney team

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    They surely wouldn't want to get a South Coast team and a Southern Sydney team in at the same time. It would just be diluting the fan base of Sydney even more.

    If the Nix on the outer and say a South Coast team does replace them, we are still at 10 teams and not any closer to satisfying the AFC's requirements.

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    Could be a trade off though, turf NZ and we'll give you another few years for expansion.

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