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Train
Two years ago

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No Brisbane team for 2015/16

"THE Brisbane Bullets will not be part of the 2015/2016 NBL season.

Hopes of reviving the foundation club have crashed with the NBL unable to find a suitable venue to house the team that was first forced out of the competition in 2008.

The Brisbane Convention Centre at Southbank was the favoured venue but NBL chairman Graeme Wade said a deal could not be struck"

http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/nbl-bid-to-have-brisbane-team-in-national-competition-fails/story-fndukor0-1227326520083

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Jack Toft
Two years ago
12:47 29 Apr 15

Reply #526522

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

Would be good to see them in, but I wouldn't want to see a half baked team that lasts a season or two.


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Wookiee
Two years ago
13:12 29 Apr 15

Reply #526525

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

Agreed... get things organised as quickly as possible and then get a good period leading up to getting a team in place with some good marketing and promotion...

A shame that things were promised without really thinking things through as even though it's a legit reason, it still makes the league look bad...


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Train
Two years ago
13:22 29 Apr 15

Reply #526526

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

Personally I think putting a team in this late would of been a disaster. Not enough time to build a team, promote/market and sell memberships.

Lets hope for something more solid for the 2016/17 year.


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Hoopster
Two years ago
14:11 29 Apr 15

Reply #526548

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

gonna be fun watching a four team comp


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:20 29 Apr 15

Reply #526553

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

You don't even watch the NBL!!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:23 29 Apr 15

Reply #526555

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

he's busy running his club better than 7 other GM's run theirs LOL


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Curtley
Two years ago
15:24 29 Apr 15

Reply #526573

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

As of next year both Brisbane AND Sydney will not have suitable basketball venues. 2 of the 3 most populated cities in Australia with nowhere good to watch live basketball. How does that happen?


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Matthew
Two years ago
16:20 29 Apr 15

Reply #526583

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

Because Sport money is becoming too focused whereas in the past it was not and the money isnt there to replace aging infrastructure.


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shootingblanks
Two years ago
17:57 29 Apr 15

Reply #526591

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

"Wade said the Bullets were no good thing to return in the 2016-2017 season.

"You get us the venue, we'll get you the team,’’ he said."

Expecting someone to build a ready-purpose stadium for a non-existent team is fairytale stuff. If this is the type of nonsensical drivel emanating from head office then no wonder prospective investors are avoiding the league like the plague.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:31 29 Apr 15

Reply #526593

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

if a suitable venue doesnt exist, what can they do?


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Craig
Two years ago
18:36 29 Apr 15

Reply #526594

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

There is no suitable here in Brisbane - end of story. I was involved in an argument a few years ago about this very topic with someone halfwit, Brisbane has 3 options -

1 - Convention Centre. This place holds like 4,000 max, is bloody expensive but is a great location.

2- Chandler. Crazy this is even brought up. Its 1000 years old, is in whoop whoop and is barely suitable for my Tuesday night social club

3- Tennis Centre - This is the most realistic option. Good capacity, new and can be ready for pro bball in 6mths. Im not sure Brisbane people will travel out there though as there is no public transport (only city cat) and anyone south of Brisbane won't go there as parking is minimal.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:42 29 Apr 15

Reply #526595

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

Boondall?


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Curtley
Two years ago
19:27 29 Apr 15

Reply #526603

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

What about the Brisbane entertainment Centre?


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Haz
Two years ago
22:32 29 Apr 15

Reply #526620

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

So im guessing no TV coverage this year then?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:15 30 Apr 15

Reply #526641

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

Tennis centre is a 400 metre walk from a major train station on the bris to gc line you clown.


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Lawsy
Two years ago
20:55 30 Apr 15

Reply #526711

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

Train?? Ok.. So dickhead- does everyone live on the GC to Bris train line do they?


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Whos the Dick'ead now ey?
Two years ago
21:15 30 Apr 15

Reply #526712

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

No Lawsy they don't - but it pretty much contradicts the initial post saying that there is no public transport other than the city cat


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shootingblanks
Two years ago
05:57 1 May 15

Reply #526735

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

The CityCat doesn't go anywhere near Tennyson.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:31 8 May 15

Reply #527683

re: No Brisbane team for 2015/16

And the saga continues...

http://www.news.com.au/sport/basketball/brisbane-convention-centre-management-hits-back-at-nbl-claims-of-venue-inadequacy/story-fndkzqrr-1227347287831


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