Central Coast Bears making a comeback?????...what will that do to the Mariners

Discussion in 'Central Coast Mariners FC' started by finally retired, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. finally retired

    finally retired Well-Known Member

  2. adz

    adz Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe they would start upgrading and maintaining the stadium properly?
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  3. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    Let us get the rights first. Then they can be our tenant.
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  4. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    Seems pretty unlikely to me. Unless the NRL already has plans to relocate another team to Perth I can’t see them ignoring such a large potential market for a central coast team. No doubt Fox would like it from a logistics perspective but I can’t help feel like this kind of piece is more about keeping the coast on the hook and feeling some love from the NRL without actually giving anything substantial.
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  5. finally retired

    finally retired Well-Known Member

    hope so
  6. Big Al

    Big Al Well-Known Member

    It’s just a Andrew Johns fluff idea. Nothing serious all because there is a game at the stadium on Sunday
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  7. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Just Friday click bait. Throwaway quote from some druggie that was blown up into a story.
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  8. Pirate Pete

    Pirate Pete Well-Known Member

    Listening to Scott Levi on local ABC radio the other day he said "expecting a crowd of up to 20,000.
    How many do they actually get at these games on the coast.
    I can see the weather putting a few people off.
  9. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    I believe they got 14k at the cowboys game. There’s always a good turn out for one off league matches here but it’s not necessarily a good indication of who would regularly attend or become a member. I went with 3 others to that game and none of us would attend much at all.

    I expect the bears would have a good following to begin with or when they’re doing well but the question is would we have a strong turn out in the bad times or when the novelty wears off. I’m not sure what average NRL crowds look like, haven’t watched it much in years. There’s also the opportunity cost of the supporters they alienate by moving/dumping a team or by choosing us over an alternative market.
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  10. style_cafe

    style_cafe Well-Known Member

    I was only thinking that the other day when driving over the McGowan bridge.
    When was the last time the stadium was painted?
    The paintwork has faded and there`s some rust up on the light tower.
    Last season there was also quite a few lights out too.
    Instead of speanding billions in sydney the state Govt should be throwing a few dollars in to improve CCS

    Things like another level over the bay 16 end with a roof over it and seating at the bay end under the scoreboard would help to improve the capacity and the atmosphere.
    That way the ground could attract more games like Womens internationals,guest teams etc
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  11. rbakersmith

    rbakersmith Well-Known Member

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  12. RECKY

    RECKY I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit

    aint no way The Knights and the Sea Eagles CEO's will vote for a team in Gosford
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  13. Pirate Pete

    Pirate Pete Well-Known Member

    Must have been a few years ago now, but I was at Erina Fair.
    They had a stall set up & were asking people to sign a petition to get the Bears on the coast.
    Young lady approaches me "excuse me sir".
    She realises I have a Mariners shirt on...." oh sorry never mind".
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  14. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

    I signed it. They were stoked that a Mariners member would support them.
  15. RECKY

    RECKY I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit

    I’d sort of support them if they were called anything but the fkn bears ....I hate fkn transplanted teams
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  16. finally retired

    finally retired Well-Known Member

  17. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    Anyone in league who thinks moving a team 90 minutes up the freeway is creating a more national competition is only proving the meathead stereotype. Once you consider how many people would likely shun their current club and NRL overall if their club was relocated I can't see how moving here would be that beneficial. My family were magpies supporters and once they were absorbed in to the tigers their interest in league dropped massively.
    At best the coast is a safe but not outstanding option the league knows they can keep for a rainy day if any club fails spectacularly. That or a further expanded comp is the only way we pick up a team. I'd be very surprised if they didnt push WA hard before looking at us.

    As for stadium rights surely CCM and council negotiate in some clauses for if the bears were to get up. Better to have that as a possibility than to not get the go ahead at all.
  18. yorkshireman

    yorkshireman Active Member

    I have a friend who is heavily involved with the Bears and last time he said anything, it was a no chance.
  19. midfielder

    midfielder Well-Known Member

    I recall reading some time ago the various options the NRL had to either expand or relocate a team.

    The first choice from a revenue and rating view is a second Brisbane team.

    Next was a second team in NZ either Welly or Christchurch.

    Next was Perth, especially with the Western Force being kicked out of SR

    Next was a QLD country team ..

    Next was the CC...

    The decision was to play 3 to 5 games on the Coast, with one of Souths, Manly or Parramatta as one of the teams and have one of the finals here...
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  20. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    One off games with popular teams will draw good crowds. Last time they played full seasons with the Nth Eagles it went 11000 season 1, 10000 season 2, 9000 season 3.

    Popular teams 30 years ago with kids that have moved to the Coast as adults will draw a good crowd. The rest of the games would be poorly attended.
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