- Aug 16, 2013
For mine, relocating a club is the dumbest thing.V’Landys interview......says his priority is to upgrade suburban grounds!! Brookvale his first priority & will use his contacts in government to prioritise upgrade!!!! Also wanted a one referee system but was out voted by the board. Said all NSW & QLD teams will NOT be relocated in order to expand!!!
I’m already liking this guy!!!!!!
First you alienate not only the local fan base by moving their team away, but you alienate the entire fan base of that club. Its losing fans on one hand and hoping to get new fans to replace them on the other hand. Its madness, you don't lose fans to gain new ones. You keep the ones you already have and then add to that.
Secondly its well known that Australia isn't America. Unlike the US where big league teams have a history of moving clear across the country if another city offers them a better deal (new stadium/arena etc), fans in Australia want a team of their own to support. Everyone keeps saying things like the "Perth Sharks" with Cronulla moving. But the people in Perth (and Adelaide) are much more likely to support their own start up team (even if the players themselves are "imports") than they are a re-located one.
For all intents and purposes.....re-locating a team, especially to another city/state, is doing nothing but robbing Peter to pay Paul.