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Don't forget about us - Bears ready to step up if Knights go under
Ready to fill the void ... the Central Coast Bears
By: Adrian Proszenko -
CENTRAL COAST BEARS say they'll be ready to fill the breach should the financial crisis engulfing Newcastle force them from the NRL.
The Knights' long-term future is clouded after the Australian Tax Office moved to wind up the Nathan Tinkler-owned Knights and the Newcastle Jets franchises, as well as parent company Hunter Sports Group, over unpaid debts of $2.7 million. Should Tinkler lose control of the Knights, there are fears coach Wayne Bennett would also move on. The Knights and HSG have only recently reached a compromise which allows more time to complete an audit and extend the club's $20 million bank guarantee.
Bears boss Greg Florimo said his prospective franchise would be prepared to fill the void if the NRL revoked Newcastle's licence. ''It would be disrespectful to our members if we didn't explore every opportunity that presents itself,'' Florimo said. ''We've said all along that we're ready to go and we originally prepared ourselves for 2013. That mark's not going to occur but I think there are still some twists and turns in this whole expansion debate to play out. One of those twists may be the viability of some of the current clubs. If an opportunity were to come up then yes, we would pull out all the stops to be ready to jump in.''
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Sun 16th December 2012
Updated 26th December 2012