THE Knights have no objection to Cronulla playing a handful of games at Gosford each season but will oppose any plans to permanently move a club to the Central Coast.Sharks officials have held crisis meetings with NRL management this week and believe one solution to their financial woes could be to play five of their home games each year at Bluetongue Stadium and another in Adelaide.Knights chief executive Steve Burraston said yesterday that the two NRL clubs closest to the Central Coast, Newcastle and Manly, would suffer an adverse economic impact if they had a competitor placed between them on a permanent basis.But he felt Cronulla's proposal, as it stands, was acceptable."We certainly would and I think Manly would, too oppose a full-time team on the Central Coast," Burraston said."I don't think either of us are opposed to someone playing occasional games, or in this case half-a-dozen games out of there."We'd be certainly worried if a team came between the two of us that they just couldn't survive, with the numbers that are on the Central Coast."They would have to eat into our resources, north, or Manly's resources, south, or even both of us just to survive, which I'm sure would be detrimental to both clubs. "I don't think the Central Coast could support an NRL club without damaging two other clubs in the process."I'm sure the NRL would understand that."The NRL has made no secret of its desire to base a team permanently on the Central Coast and has offered incentives of between $8 million and $11 million for any club who relocate.There has also been widespread speculation that North Sydney will eventually be reborn as the Central Coast Bears, possibly in 2013 when the NRL renegotiates its television-rights deal.But Burraston said he would be surprised if the NRL proceeded with such plans."I don't think so," he said. "That's never been a definite [decision] in any of the CEOs' meeting that I've been in, that there would be a Central Coast team."There's been a number of places discussed, and also whether we even need more teams."Probably there is a stronger case to have a fourth Queensland team or a second New Zealand team."There is also the Perth option and Adelaide option, or even the Northern Territory."I think there are a number of options the NRL would explore before they made any decision."Last season the Knights, who have their own well-documented financial concerns, discussed the possibility of a partial relocation to the Central Coast but did not seriously pursue that possibility.But if their negotiations with the Hunter Venues Authority over EnergyAustralia do not produce a satisfactory outcome, Burraston admitted Bluetongue may become an option the Knights have to consider."We're hoping not to have to go there, let me be clear on that," he said."We haven't really considered that. At the moment our focus is on cutting a sensible deal with Hunter Venues and playing 12 home games at EnergyAustralia."The Knights are one of the few NSW-based teams never to have staged a home game at Bluetongue Stadium, but Burraston said they still consider the Central Coast as their turf."We see the Central Coast as our area," he said."We certainly have fair support out of the Central Coast, and our membership and season-ticket holders show that."Obviously we've groomed a number of players out of that area as well."So I guess from our point of view, we certainly oppose anyone being based on the Central Coast."They would end up chipping away at us and Manly, because the Central Coast is simply not big enough to support the $15 million operating budget on an NRL club."