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12 hours ago, demonglory said:

Do we know if there is anything organised at the Bentleigh Club??

Rang them and unfortunately, no.  Very poor since mfc ostensibly own it.  In fact their website no longer shows any connection with mfc at all.

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This guy and a few of his demon mates will be proudly watching from far above:

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/melbourne-fan-places-scarf-on-jim-stynes-headstone-in-irelands-wicklow-mountains-ahead-of-preliminary-final/news-story/c3ac1073c01861a33d0245120c5c692f

A moving picture from the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.  Brings a tear or two to the eye.

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Just now, Lucifer's Hero said:

 

This guy and a few of his demon mates will be proudly watching from far above:

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/melbourne-fan-places-scarf-on-jim-stynes-headstone-in-irelands-wicklow-mountains-ahead-of-preliminary-final/news-story/c3ac1073c01861a33d0245120c5c692f

A moving picture from the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.  Brings a tear or two to the eye.

Thats just incredible LH incredible. Should be put in the rooms on the wall before the game.

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14 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Thats just incredible LH incredible. Should be put in the rooms on the wall before the game.

Agreed Wadda.  Max may be the one to do it.  Coincidentally:  "Gawn taking Stynes and Bailey with him into battle against West Coast" https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/gawn-taking-stynes-and-bailey-with-him-into-battle-against-west-coast-20180918-p504ex.html

“I definitely reflect on Jim Stynes as much as I can,” Gawn told RSN on Tuesday.

“He’s got a couple of mottos that stick with me and every time I look at my jumper before I play it sort of pops up in my head.

“And Dean Bailey I’m going to be forever grateful to for drafting me so there’s two guys that sit with me and I definitely think about them.”

Max's pre-game ritual is to look at the #11 on his jumper before each game:

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Funny how an image like the headstone really stirs the emotions.  A reminder that a lot of people have been on this journey with us.  Still tear up at the picture.

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I'm a bit torn on what to do... My family & I are happy to watch it at home together but like the idea of watching it with a heap of dees fans for some atmosphere. I'm a little disappointed with the options the clubs put forward.. Qualifying final Collingwood put big projectors in the Holden center function room & have opened up Margaret court arena this week... Cramming into a sporting globe or fed square aren't overly appealing

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17 minutes ago, JV7 said:

I'm a bit torn on what to do... My family & I are happy to watch it at home together but like the idea of watching it with a heap of dees fans for some atmosphere. I'm a little disappointed with the options the clubs put forward.. Qualifying final Collingwood put big projectors in the Holden center function room & have opened up Margaret court arena this week... Cramming into a sporting globe or fed square aren't overly appealing

Fed square could be quite symbolic as it is in the heart of Melbourne right next to iconic images such as Flinders St Station and St Paul’s Cathedral. 

The lack of beer will be a deterrent with Fed Square but I hope lots of Dees fans still turn out. Nothing stopping people from going to some pubs in the area for some cheeky pre-drinks! The only other option I could’ve seen them doing is out the front of AAMI Park in the shadows of the MCG. But that would present the exact same (alcohol related) problem. 

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 Collingwood is setting up their live-feed screen at Margaret Court arena @ $10 a person (5,000 people).

I guess our club finances don't stretch that far.  Not complaining as I'm just rapt that we have come this far.  Just a shame that we can't all get together in an arena type atmosphere.

 

Edit:  Now that I think about it they we would have to hire Rod Laver arena for us which seats about 12-14,000.  Prohibitively expensive, I'd say.

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20 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

Just threw this together so that people don’t have to scroll through and to hopefully bring some Demons together in random places. I’ll try to update if anyone has further advice.

 

 

VICTORIA

 

Melbourne City

 

Federation Square

Duke of Wellington

Sports Bar at Crown Casino

Inner Suburbs

 

Sporting Globe, Richmond

Mountain View, Richmond

Great Northern, North Carlton

Outer Suburbs

 

Sporting Globe, Fountain Gate (discounts for MFC members)

Bentleigh Club, Bentleigh

 

NSW/ACT

 

Sydney

 

Courthouse Hotel, Newtown

Canberra/Queanbeyan

 

Eastlake Demons Football Club

 

 

TAS

 

Hobart

 

Irish Murphy’s, Salamanca Place

 

 

WA

 

MFC change rooms, hopefully

 

 

EUROPE

 

Germany

 

Belushi’s Berlin?

 

Still looking for recommendations:

 

Mornington Peninsula

South Australia

Sunshine Coast

Amsterdam

Birmingham

Confirmation on Casey venue?

Mods, 

Any chance this could be pinned to the top of this thread and potentially kept updated by some legends?

 

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I ended up contacting the club and they advised the following;

" Thanks for taking the time to contact The Melbourne Football Club.

Unfortunately, The Melbourne Football Club no longer owns or has any connection to the Bentleigh Club.

This is why they haven’t been promoted as an Official Live Site, I am sure they will still be showing it.

Thank you for your time. "

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20 minutes ago, demonglory said:

I ended up contacting the club and they advised the following;

" Thanks for taking the time to contact The Melbourne Football Club.  Unfortunately, The Melbourne Football Club no longer owns or has any connection to the Bentleigh Club. This is why they haven’t been promoted as an Official Live Site, I am sure they will still be showing it. Thank you for your time. "

That happened rather quietly.  The last announcement re pokies was in April and the club announcement said:  The Leighoak Club will be sold to Moonee Valley Racing Club in July, while the Bentleigh Club's gaming licence will not be renewed beyond 2022.

Surprised I didn't see anything about the Bentleigh Club sale in the local papers - that land is worth squillions.   It would be quite newsworthy.

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UPDATED:

Recommendations for good places to watch the Preliminary Final with other Demons.

VICTORIA (All 11 Sporting Globe venues offer discounts for MFC members)

Melbourne City

Federation Square (arrive early, limited capacity available!)

Duke of Wellington

Sports Bar at Crown Casino

Inner Suburbs

Sporting Globe, Richmond (discounts for MFC members)

Mountain View, Richmond

Great Northern, North Carlton

Outer Suburbs

NOT the Bentleigh Club – No longer affiliated with MFC

Sporting Globe, Fountain Gate (discounts for MFC members)

Bunjil Place Plaza, Narre Warren https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/2018-afl-finals-series

Great Ocean Road

The Lorne Pub

 

NSW/ACT

Sydney

Courthouse Hotel, Newtown

Canberra/Queanbeyan

Eastlake Demons Football Club

TAS

Hobart

Irish Murphy’s, Salamanca Place 

WA

At the ground, hopefully with vision from Fed Square on the big screen!

Pre-match: Ticketed? brunch at the Burswood on Swan; Camfield Pub (expect queues)

QLD

Brisbane

Pineapple Hotel in the Gabba (organised by Deb from Queensland Demons)

Sunshine Coast

Brightwater Hotel, 15 Freshwater St, Mountain Creek

Gold Coast

Broadbeach Cats Footy Club (organised by Deb from Queensland Demons)

EUROPE

UK

Belushi’s, Shepherds Bush, London 

Germany

Belushi’s Berlin?

Italy

@DaisyDeeciple’s place, Rome ?

 

Still looking for recommendations:  

Mornington Peninsula

South Australia

Amsterdam

Birmingham

Ho Chi Minh City

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MCC dining room is open for MCC members & guests.

Calling all Demons supporters!

The club will open up the Members Dining Room and Bar from 1.00pm on Saturday for members and guests to view the Dees' AFL Preliminary Final in Perth against West Coast Eagles.

The game will be shown live on the two big screens in the room as well as all other screens around the room.

Members of all categories and up to four guests will be able to register to watch the game and enjoy a few drinks from the bar, or they can book a table now for lunch before the game in the Members Dining Room.

The Members Reserve neat casual dress standard applies.

Car parking will be available in the underground car park via Entrance A on Brunton Avenue and pedestrian access will be via Gate 2.

 

http://www.mcc.org.au/whats-on/calendar-of-events/functions/2018/september/west-coast-eagles-v-melbourne-preliminary-final-function

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On 9/17/2018 at 10:31 PM, Dees_In_October said:

Just threw this together so that people don’t have to scroll through and to hopefully bring some Demons together in random places. I’ll try to update if anyone has further advice.

 

 

VICTORIA

 

Melbourne City

 

Federation Square

Duke of Wellington

Sports Bar at Crown Casino

Inner Suburbs

 

Sporting Globe, Richmond

Mountain View, Richmond

Great Northern, North Carlton

Outer Suburbs

 

Sporting Globe, Fountain Gate (discounts for MFC members)

Bentleigh Club, Bentleigh

 

NSW/ACT

 

Sydney

 

Courthouse Hotel, Newtown

Canberra/Queanbeyan

 

Eastlake Demons Football Club

 

 

TAS

 

Hobart

 

Irish Murphy’s, Salamanca Place

 

 

WA

 

MFC change rooms, hopefully

 

 

EUROPE

 

Germany

 

Belushi’s Berlin?

 

Still looking for recommendations:

 

Mornington Peninsula

South Australia

Sunshine Coast

Amsterdam

Birmingham

Confirmation on Casey venue?

my house if anyone can be forkedd driving to Wollongong.

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On 9/18/2018 at 2:05 PM, Lucifer's Hero said:

 

This guy and a few of his demon mates will be proudly watching from far above:

image.png.c5ea0992bc86c5c48bb66f4eb08185bf.png

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/melbourne-fan-places-scarf-on-jim-stynes-headstone-in-irelands-wicklow-mountains-ahead-of-preliminary-final/news-story/c3ac1073c01861a33d0245120c5c692f

A moving picture from the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.  Brings a tear or two to the eye.

Top stuff. Thank you.

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17 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

UPDATED:

Recommendations for good places to watch the Preliminary Final with other Demons.

VICTORIA (All 11 Sporting Globe venues offer discounts for MFC members)

 

Melbourne City

 

Federation Square (arrive early, limited capacity available!)

 

Duke of Wellington

 

Sports Bar at Crown Casino

 

Inner Suburbs

 

Sporting Globe, Richmond (discounts for MFC members)

 

Mountain View, Richmond

 

Great Northern, North Carlton

 

Outer Suburbs

 

NOT the Bentleigh Club – No longer affiliated with MFC

 

Sporting Globe, Fountain Gate (discounts for MFC members)

 

Bunjil Place Plaza, Narre Warren https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/2018-afl-finals-series

 

Great Ocean Road

 

The Lorne Pub

 

 

 

NSW/ACT

 

Sydney

 

Courthouse Hotel, Newtown

 

Canberra/Queanbeyan

 

Eastlake Demons Football Club

 

 

 

TAS

 

Hobart

 

Irish Murphy’s, Salamanca Place 

 

 

 

WA

 

At the ground, hopefully with vision from Fed Square on the big screen!

 

Pre-match: Ticketed? brunch at the Burswood on Swan; Camfield Pub (expect queues)

 

 

 

QLD

 

Brisbane

 

Pineapple Hotel in the Gabba (organised by Deb from Queensland Demons)

 

Sunshine Coast

 

Brightwater Hotel, 15 Freshwater St, Mountain Creek

 

Gold Coast

 

Broadbeach Cats Footy Club (organised by Deb from Queensland Demons)

 

 

 

EUROPE

 

UK

 

Belushi’s, Shepherds Bush, London 

 

Germany

 

Belushi’s Berlin?

 

Italy

 

@DaisyDeeciple’s place, Rome ?

 

 

 

Still looking for recommendations:  

 

Mornington Peninsula

 

South Australia

 

Amsterdam

 

Birmingham

 

Ho Chi Minh City

 

 

(can a Mod pin this please? @Demonland)

South Australia

The Hackney Hotel (Bernie's pub)

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Just booked in to the MCC Members Dining Room for lunch and to watch it live on the big screen with the MFC faithful!  

Great privilege to be able to watch the Demons’ four Final matches at the home of football!

p.s. Thanks for the link ManDee (post #91)! ?

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