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I can't be stuffed finding and bumping an old bears thread so....


The Bears are prepared to move anywhere as part of their bid to become the NRL’s 18th team — but there are some “non-negotiables” they won’t budge on.

Speaking to the Fox League podcast, North Sydney Bears legend Billy Moore opened up on the “very pragmatic model” the club has pitched to the NRL with the belief they can “de-risk the 18th team.”

However Moore, who is on the board of directors, also revealed there are elements that must be guaranteed like the Bears’ colours and two to four games to be played at the iconic North Sydney Oval.

“We’re the Bears — we’ve dropped the North Sydney part,” he said.

“Obviously our history is the North Sydney Bears but our 114-year history is one of our big selling points (and) our 220,000 fans.

“We bring to the NRL a very pragmatic model where we’re saying ‘you’ve got 17 (teams), we know you need 18, simple as that, and you need it inside the next three to four years for the next TV rights deal comes into play. We’ve said ‘we want to provide you with a solution.’

“We are pragmatic and we understand our place in the game. We want to be re-admitted and we’ve got these very, very small number of non-negotiables: our colours; our badge; we want somewhere between two to four games at North Sydney Oval — one of those must be against Manly — and we want that the rights of the 18th licence will always sit with the North Sydney Rugby League Football Club.
 
Feast yer eyes ..
“Obviously our history is the North Sydney Bears but our 114-year history is one of our big selling points (and) our 220,000 fans.

People think Scotland's decision to officially make the Unicorn their National Animal was frivolous ... however, Moore suggesting that a team that hasn't won a trophy since 1922 has a history that is a positive selling point makes the Scot's look like amateur comedians by comparison ...
 
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People think Scotland's decision to officially make the Unicorn their National Animal was frivolous ... however, Moore suggesting that a team that hasn't won a trophy since 1922 has a history that is a positive selling point makes the Scot's look like amateur comedians by comparison ...
And how big would the stadium have to be to account for all the fans? The 18th team would have to move to Rio.
 
Yeah, Nah.
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Eddie Jones would like to coach a NRL team... preferably souths.


England rugby union coach Eddie Jones says he would “jump” at the opportunity to coach in the NRL.

The former Wallabies coach grew up in Sydney and is a rugby league fan who has supported the Rabbitohs since he was a boy.
 
Bencher
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Incredible that the Dragons have supposedly offered Ben Hunt only $700K/season to stay, which is a significant drop in his current contract of over $1M/season and arguably playing the best of his career. Me thinks "come on down the Dolphins or Knights", unless he crazily stays at the Dragons under Griffin...
 
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It's nice to know that you can now call a ref incompetent and only get one game as per Tamou's successful downgrading to allow him to play one final match. (even if it is for the tigers)
 
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It’s crunch time in footy finals, but for rugby league legend Mario Fenech, that time of his life is not even a distant memory – he has little memory of it at all.
In a major 7NEWS Spotlight exclusive, the former Rabbitohs captain opens up to reporter Michael Usher about his devastating diagnosis, this Sunday on Channel 7.

Mario Fenech reveals he has early onset dementia, a disease he believes was caused by the numerous concussions and head knocks he suffered during his stellar NRL career.
 
I find it very funny when people say "first full seasons in the NRL can drain young players,"
First of all, they are young and full of energy to burn........
They only play for 80 minutes or less per week.......
Training is a 'doddle' and a ' skylark '
If Schuster spent less time running across field, he wouldn't be so 'drained'

OH!!!, you mean psychologically drained........

Roy & HG said it best all those years ago, when they said "It's a simple game, for simple people "

Even Phil Gould will say something silly, like, "They're still learning the game.........."
Yeah right, as if they would have learnt how to play Footy by the time, they retire............
My favourite is " It's a game of two halves "

Captain Obvious has retired from the arduous and strenuous task of sport commentary on Ch9.
Sterlo, I hope you are relaxing up on The Central Coast in NSW.
" If he'd went the other way and they didn't tackle him, he woulda scored " Classic Sterlo.
Of course, it is GONE not WENT.
Another favourite is Commentators' use of Utilised, which means used.
I have to go and read my Thesaurus now...........

Oh yeah, GO MANLY!!!!!!
There are Fibro & Weatherboard houses on the Northern Beaches & Housing Commission at Narraweena.
I lived in a Weatherboard at Avalon, in Kevin Ave.
I don't think Roy Masters has been to The Northern Beaches.
I won a Premiership at Beverly Job Park, Narraweena with The Mighty FORESTVILLE FERRETTS.

Go Manly!!!!!! 2023
 
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I find it very funny when people say "first full seasons in the NRL can drain young players,"
First of all, they are young and full of energy to burn........
They only play for 80 minutes or less per week.......
Training is a 'doddle' and a ' skylark '
If Schuster spent less time running across field, he wouldn't be so 'drained'

OH!!!, you mean psychologically drained........

Roy & HG said it best all those years ago, when they said "It's a simple game, for simple people "

Even Phil Gould will say something silly, like, "They're still learning the game.........."
Yeah right, as if they would have learnt how to play Footy by the time, they retire............
My favourite is " It's a game of two halves "

Captain Obvious has retired from the arduous and strenuous task of sport commentary on Ch9.
Sterlo, I hope you are relaxing up on The Central Coast in NSW.
" If he'd went the other way and they didn't tackle him, he woulda scored " Classic Sterlo.
Of course, it is GONE not WENT.
Another favourite is Commentators' use of Utilised, which means used.
I have to go and read my Thesaurus now...........

Oh yeah, GO MANLY!!!!!!
There are Fibro & Weatherboard houses on the Northern Beaches & Housing Commission at Narraweena.
I lived in a Weatherboard at Avalon, in Kevin Ave.
I don't think Roy Masters has been to The Northern Beaches.
I won a Premiership at Beverly Job Park, Narraweena with The Mighty FORESTVILLE FERRETTS.

Go Manly!!!!!! 2023
Sorry Mr Status but we only have one poster who is allowed to post the same stuff in multiple threads. If you insist on this course can you at least add some memes or at least some quotes from Silvester Stallone or Winston Churchill or Herschel Walker. Thank you :)
 
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It’s crunch time in footy finals, but for rugby league legend Mario Fenech, that time of his life is not even a distant memory – he has little memory of it at all.
In a major 7NEWS Spotlight exclusive, the former Rabbitohs captain opens up to reporter Michael Usher about his devastating diagnosis, this Sunday on Channel 7.

Mario Fenech reveals he has early onset dementia, a disease he believes was caused by the numerous concussions and head knocks he suffered during his stellar NRL career.
I’ll be sure to watch it. The Spotlight team do a great job.
Watching the Merv Cartwright awards the other night, they interviewed
Roycey Simmons amongst the crowd. I was a bit worried how he’d go. But
he was really good. When the interviewer guy (who was very good) asked Royce who
his favourite player of all time was, Royce thought for a bit then said Isaah Yeo. Then he went
into a really in-depth deep dive as to why. Actually out of all the interviews I thought Royces’ was the best.
 
First Grader
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We need to move even further on concussion, mandatory 1 week stand down.

Then something like if you have 2 serious ones within say 10 weeks its a 6 week stand down........I'm just pulling these numbers from thin air there obviously has to be some science to it, but I'd rather be cautious and have a player sat out even if they are fine then risk these guys futures more than we have to.

Players like Keary and Graham worry me
 

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