First up- one of the premises of my article (and stated clearly) is that we STAY at 16. So we're in agreement.
I agree that should be even fewer Sydney teams, but that's not going to happen and probably shouldn't happen just yet. 7 is a good starting point.
Good comeback James.
Forget Central Queensland. Not gonna happen. We need teams in CITIES, not general areas. There is not nearly enough corporate support to justify a team. It's essentially a bush area. Let it go. Brisbane needs a second team, one day there may be a Cairns club but not for at least 20 years. New Zealand 2, Adelaide and even a Melbourne 2 will come in before that.