I couple years ago halftime in the MGC dunnies a fellow supporter looks at me and says "Don't worry. We can come back."
"No we can't, we're forked, they don't even look like it."
"Yeah, you're right."
He was pretty easily swayed.
We shrugged our shoulders and parted company.
Having said that, I think we do need a home, our own dung heap so to speak.
A place players and supporters can call our own, to strut around like we own the forken joint, enforce a sense of club identity.
I'm sure players would rather turn up to one central place to train as close to the city as possible.
Even if you were trying to convince a player to come across from another club and you told them we train at Goshes Paddock but then we also gotta travel across to bumfork Casey fields too.
Thats when the clubs like Hawthorn, Collingwood, Richmond, Geelong etc start looking alot more attractive.
Then you throw in the extra money those clubs can splash around toward medical depts etc and we fall further down the list of desired destinations.