@mariner4life said in NRL 2019:
@Sneakdefreak said in NRL 2019:
Well the NRL needs to move to Perth but the Queensland league people would throw a hissy fit if it was the Titans relocating to Perth. Relocating to be the second Brisbane club (which was on the cards a few years ago) seems the logical choice.
There needs to be less Sydney clubs so moving one of them to Perth would be ideal but the NSW league people will throw a hissy fit over that too. So guess it's expansion time in the NRL.
i don't get the idea of moving the Titans to Brisbane. There are enough established Brisbane league identities to build off, without importing another club with a failed history that needs to build fans from scratch.
Agree. A failed franchise will always carry the stigma of being a failed franchise.
If they do get another team in SEQ they should call it Ipswich-Wests or something like that. It will give them the entire area from the western suburbs of Brisbane and will include Ipswich, Springfield and maybe even Toowoomba. That would give the team more of a territorial identity and still include a large number of people in a rapidly growing area. But obviously it will have to be strong from the getgo or will flop like the Crushers.
Don't understand Redcliffe. Very strong league town, but low population. If Titans can't succeed at the GC then I don't know how Redcliffe will do any better.