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I live two minutes from Casey Fields. If we could somehow prize that 40 machine poker licence off them, it would be a massive result.

I may be wrong, but didn't the article say a LOSS was made on SELLING them?

Shame MFC didn't buy them, in that case.

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Beggars disbelief how any mob woukd stuff up pokies !!! Must be some real champions of Commerce down at Casey.

Answer seems to lay in taking over the joint.

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Beggars disbelief how any mob woukd stuff up pokies !!! Must be some real champions of Commerce down at Casey.

Answer seems to lay in taking over the joint.

sounds like they couldnt afford to build the venue.
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sounds like they couldnt afford to build the venue.

surely more options than to take a hit on the machines. Lease the licences for a period whilst you reorganise your financing. or something.

Sounds like amateur hour at Casey.

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Reckon we might need to take over which is a shame depending on what way you look at it.

Just top up our VFL playing list with locals and players from either Dandenong Stingrays or Gippsland Power who miss out on getting drafted.

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Long term . Assett. Better player development

Short term . Pain in proverbial . Will require a redirection of funds earmarked for something else. May not be a lot of choice.

Creating and fostering the Casey Demons might have a lot of upside eventually. Silly to throw it all away . Just need to find a sugar daddy sponsor to underwrite it.

How deep are Jayco's pockets ? Lol

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Can we ever keep out of the news?

Maybe I'm alone but I think seeing five articles about Melbourne on the Superfooty homepage, albeit relatively negative ones, is better than having absolutely no coverage whatsoever.

Such prevalence of coverage of Melbourne means the media acknowledges the club's growing brand and the importance of covering issues that surround the club.

I doubt North, Bulldogs would get anywhere near as much scrutiny. The media hacks the club because it expects better. Everyone does. It holds the club accountable, and I think in the long run the club will learn a lot from the ordeals of the past few weeks. Melbourne should be up there with Collingwood, Hawthorn.

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Maybe I'm alone but I think seeing five articles about Melbourne on the Superfooty homepage, albeit relatively negative ones, is better than having absolutely no coverage whatsoever.

Such prevalence of coverage of Melbourne means the media acknowledges the club's growing brand and the importance of covering issues that surround the club.

I doubt North, Bulldogs would get anywhere near as much scrutiny. The media hacks the club because it expects better. Everyone does. It holds the club accountable, and I think in the long run the club will learn a lot from the ordeals of the past few weeks. Melbourne should be up there with Collingwood, Hawthorn.

I don't think being the club everyone wants to have a whack at is particularly good for the brand, but whatever floats your boat I guess.

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Why do we have to bail out Casey by ending up with a VFL team in the middle of nowhere? I thought that we were looking at a new stadium down at Docklands in the City of Melbourne. Surely that could be investigated then at least our VFL team could be badged the Melbourne Demons and could be accessed by public transport (and a short walk from the tram terminus)!

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That there is no facility in Docklands might make that option a tad difficult presently.

This is classic glass half full/empty situation .

To some it presents as a dilemma wrapped in a liability .

Others its an opportunity .

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I always thought long term the idea of us having our own team based out of Casey was the way to go, although not like this. This would be particularly costly with us possibly having to bail the Scorps out of debt.

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I always thought long term the idea of us having our own team based out of Casey was the way to go, although not like this. This would be particularly costly with us possibly having to bail the Scorps out of debt.

I think the article talks about us creating a team called Casey Demons, we would not take on their debt imo, just start a new team under the same banner but a whole new financial entity.

Also is easier than people think to go broke with pokies, you actually need the facilities, huge over heads, etc you need other things to draw punters in, bingo, food, etc Might be that it was not a good area and they just over estimated who would come etc?

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I don't think being the club everyone wants to have a whack at is particularly good for the brand, but whatever floats your boat I guess.

Worked out ok for Collingwood...

They did have a large existing supporter-base though - just needed to jumpstart it, not create it.

"Us against them"?

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i am taking the blessing in disguise approach, whilst financially it will hurt to get off the ground, fielding our own VFL side gives massive upside to fast track player development. Not only that I live 15 minutes away and there is still massive growth going on in that area, several new housing estates surrounding the ground. Having the Casey Demons means the red and blue can be splashed all throught the school system in the area creating a new generation of demon supporters!

Whilst it is a long way from the Melbourne, the ground is in great condition and the facilities are good on top of that within 2 - 3 years it will be surrounded by a new community of people.

Just hope we can find the money to do it.

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Why do we have to bail out Casey by ending up with a VFL team in the middle of nowhere? I thought that we were looking at a new stadium down at Docklands in the City of Melbourne. Surely that could be investigated then at least our VFL team could be badged the Melbourne Demons and could be accessed by public transport (and a short walk from the tram terminus)!

Because that would undo all the work the club has done in growing the club in one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country.

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I think the article talks about us creating a team Called Casey demons, we would not take on their debt imo, just start a new team under the same banner but a whole new financial entity.

Also is easier than people think to go broke with pokies, you actually need the facilities, huge over heads, ect you need other things to draw punters in, bingo, food, ect. Might be that it was not a good area and they just over estimated who would come ect?

In the long-term the Casey Demons is the go ...... a standalone team in the growth corridor.

But now? Potential fines over McLean-Gate - possible loss of sponsor support thanks to Wilson ..................... where's the money going to come from.

Let's look on the bright side - be stupid for the AFL to fine us one day - only to have to subsidize our VFL affiliate the next. They might have to rethink the penalties !!

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