simple , they are going to be kicked out of the comp like South Sydney were in 99 ( shouldn't have been let back in but that's for another thread )
no money , no future , to many teams in Sydney
show me the money , this is the start of the cleanout
They will never kick out Manly.
Look what happened when they tried to merge them with Norths and call them the Northern Eagles. There was a revolt.
Maybe the best answer to having too many Sydney clubs is to go back to having a Sydney comp plus Canberra.
Wouldn't worry me if we lost the interstate/NZ teams. Novelty is over. Bring back The Bears, Newtown and demerge St George/Illawarra and Balmain/Wests.