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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

Good old artic park...very 18th century construct...

Funny..we had nore trains in the latter 18th c ?

the only reason they didn't put a railway station to waverley park was purely political. the powers to be didn't want it to succeed

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8 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

The problem with Waverly Park was that it had very bad public transport access, in particular train access.

The MCG and Etihad are both centrally located and also served well by public transport. Waverly Park was and still is a long way out from the CBD and when you got there it was bloody cold and wasn't the easiest to watch football at. Glad the AFL got rid of it (from a SE occupant).

I happened to (once) be a neighbour to someone with very distinct AFL Park concerns. He, even after a while begrudgingly conceded it was a lemon...not by design or such...but by circumstances out of the leagues control. Big end of town dropped their gonads.

It was also acknowledged it was too big. He didn't know why. ( I reckon someone simply fkuced up early on and it went unchallenged !! )

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8 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The Waverly Scoreboards were so bad!!!!

What was so bad about it? One was pretty similar to most old scoreboards. The other was one the yellow and black tv. I always thought the tv, although not in colour, looked neat was had a futuristic look to it. 

Again, the car parks were the main drawback. But as I said, Dad always took us for a bite to eat and drink afertwards, giving us plenty of time to wait for it to calm down. Like I said before, leaving the G after a game and getting to the station is madness. I have been pushed, groped, rubbed up against, had my ass grabbed in the tight conditions, not to mention how unbearably cramped and hot it is on the train. I have opposition players ridicule me if we lost, drunk idiots trying to ask me for my number. All the great fun of leaving at Richmond. Which is why I try to go have a meal or drink before the mad rush home. And sometimes I have to work the next day, which makes me even later.

The fact is for people in places such as Dandenong, Cranbourne, Springvale (all booming populations), etc, it was a really convenient place to drive to. Most of the residents of the SE surburbs were sad to see it go. I for one was devestated. I’d gone there so much in my youth, it was almost like a playground to me.

I read John Cain was an MCC supporter and didn’t want the MCG losing matches. Let’s not forget how cricket and now soccer have forced the AFL of the G at several occasions. Had Waverley been upgraded, I doubt they’d be kicking us off the G for soccer. I mean take all AFL game of the G and see how long they can survive in occasional soccer internationals.

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Ahh  Waverly.  Great  ground,  no  harder  to  get  out  of  than  the  MCG,  if  you  are  allowed  to  park  there  now.

You  have  to  remember,  to  most  people  the  town  stops  at  Punt  rd,  how  dare  peasants  live  east  of  the  G  60klms  away.

As  to  all  the  trains  stoping  at  Richmond,  once  the  new  underground  is  finished  all  the  SE  trains  wont  go  through  Richmond  any  more.  All  the  people  out  east  will  have  to  change  at  Caufield  both  ways.  Can  you  imagine  the  crowding  after  a  big  game  on  the  frankson  platform.     

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Update:  http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-22/dees-aim-to-land-new-base-by-seasons-end

" The Demons are exploring a number of different options for a new facility they hope will be in place by the time their current five-year agreement at AAMI Park expires in 2020

"All going well, we hope we can land on a preferred option sometime during this year," CEO Peter Jackson told AFL.com.au. 

"We're looking more around here to stay connected to what is our spiritual home, which would be a different type of facility on that basis."

To choose an option this year and have the new facility in place by end of 2020 suggests adapting an existing facility to our needs - doesn't seem enough to time to build something from scratch.

Any ideas, where?

Sounds like progress is being made which is great - a training/admin 'home' is the one thing we are lacking vis a vis other clubs.  Will be good when we get it.

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5 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Update:  http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-22/dees-aim-to-land-new-base-by-seasons-end

" The Demons are exploring a number of different options for a new facility they hope will be in place by the time their current five-year agreement at AAMI Park expires in 2020

"All going well, we hope we can land on a preferred option sometime during this year," CEO Peter Jackson told AFL.com.au. 

"We're looking more around here to stay connected to what is our spiritual home, which would be a different type of facility on that basis."

To choose an option this year and have the new facility in place by end of 2020 suggests adapting an existing facility to our needs - doesn't seem enough to time to build something from scratch.

Any ideas, where?

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Richmond/@-37.8238034,144.9870527,1050m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad64293760bf0c9:0x1d04567609f4f5d0!8m2!3d-37.8238034!4d144.9892414

 I hope they are looking at the Clay coloured tennis courts across the road from AAMI centre.

In my mind, we really need the playing Oval outside AAMI park, right on Olympic Boulevard.

Gotta be close-as, to the Trains Station & Trams at the doorstep.

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3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Update:  http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-22/dees-aim-to-land-new-base-by-seasons-end

"We're looking more around here to stay connected to what is our spiritual home, which would be a different type of facility on that basis."

To choose an option this year and have the new facility in place by end of 2020 suggests adapting an existing facility to our needs - doesn't seem enough to time to build something from scratch.

Any ideas, where?

Im partly excited and partly conerned. The highlighted  part of the sentence made me nervous. We need somewhere to call home for 25 plus years or longer not a quirky stop gap. I guess, the location makes guessing at least a bit easier. A./ take over from collingwood IF they move more fully to there new base at olympic park? B/ the triangle at gosh's. But as you point out, could that be ready by 2020? How long to build something like that? I have no clue. C./ the existing facilities at the MCG vacated by cricket victoria with an oval where the car park is?? too many buts on the last one I think.. Im just thinking out loud. Where else is close by? 

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On 29/01/2018 at 7:58 PM, don't make me angry said:

This  story comes up every year

Actually, so it should.

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