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  1. goldcoaster

    Trin acquire Belle Vue freehold!

    In building a new stadium, if they can use this now enlarged site and tack on some other things to the outside of the stadium like a hotel, food outlets, pub etc. then it will go a decent way towards covering the cost. I remember going to Selhurst Park which has a Sainsbury’s build underneath it. That would have covered a decent amount of the build cost.
  2. Why should Sydney have 9 teams and south east Qld only 2? NZ only one? Perth none? Personally I think expansion would be the best model, but existing clubs argue there aren’t enough good players available. So why should then expansion be held off because of this? If the league can only sustain 16 clubs, then relocation is the best option to ensure a broader league
  3. goldcoaster

    Matt Cecchin can't get UK visa

    Or perhaps Gillett has a UK or EU passport
  4. goldcoaster

    New Grounds.

    That is because Parra are not the only tenant. The football club Western Sydney Wanderers (which draw bigger crowds than Parra) are also tenants and their colours are red and black. interestingly, this new stadium is fitted with safe standing in the ‘home end’. It will be the first major stadium over here with that in place.
  5. goldcoaster

    New Grounds.

    Because our stadiums cost hundreds of millions of $$$ and they want to give it a nice finish. This stadium cost £190m. In comparison St Helens cost only £25m for only slightly less capacity. I still don’t know how you guys in the UK can build stadiums for so much less than we can. The prospect of clubs owning their own grounds here is remote at best
  6. goldcoaster

    Great Britain Tour Confirmed

    I see your point, but how much RL is played in Northern Ireland? Has their ever been a SL player from Northern Ireland? Does anyone in NI care? I don’t think the RFL loses anything by calling the team GB and not mentioning Ireland.
  7. goldcoaster

    Great Britain Tour Confirmed

    On the Ireland thing, why does GB have to include Ireland at all? Ireland is a seperate nation with its own national team (despite producing hardly any Irish-born pro players). Why can’t this GB team just be representative of England, Scotland and Wales? Just because the RU team includes the Irish, doesn’t mean ours has to.
  8. goldcoaster

    Great Britain Tour Confirmed

    Having done EBA negotiations myself, this is what is called a ‘concession’. RLPA have come with a claim for $20k per test and NRL’s thinking is we’ll give them this one- but just schedule hardly any tests so it doesn’t cost us much. Smart business, terrible for the game.
  9. goldcoaster

    Double header

    What is the point of having a Toronto team if they keep playing fixtures outside of Toronto? i know flying back and forth is expensive, but that’s what they signed up for
  10. goldcoaster

    Widnes problems

    Remember when we had licensing and people whinged (mainly salty Fev and Leigh fans) that the game was stagnant and needed P&R? Fast forward to now and the game is even more stagnant, P&R has done nothing to improve the appeal of the sport and now we have clubs going bust as a direct result. Bring back licensing.
  11. goldcoaster

    If money was no object...

    I’d buy York, rename them simply York RLFC (much prefer traditional names and badges - especially for a club in an ancient city like York). I’d buy the land that the old Clarence St ground is on and rebuild into a modern stadium, close to the city centre. Affiliate the club with the University and build the Archbishop his own box at the stadium.
  12. goldcoaster

    New Grounds.

    Yorkcourt must be the most hated company in Wakefield - I’m surprised bricks haven’t been thrown at their office.
  13. goldcoaster

    New Grounds.

    Will the North Stand be open for Round 1 in 2019?
  14. goldcoaster

    Josh Drinkwater signs for....

    Every player you have named there is a nobody. Either way, all SL clubs have one or two average imports in their squad, but HKR have consistently had a significant amount of imports (sometimes over 10) for over 10 years. What has it achieved them? They have never been close to challenging for a trophy. Maybe they should try a different approach to become more competitive.
  15. goldcoaster

    Josh Drinkwater signs for....

    Hull KR signing another second-rate Aussie? What else is new