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22 hours ago, hemingway said:

Its a bit like harking back to the days when umpires wore white and were not miked up, when the football did not have a sponsors name, and the ground was unmarked except for boundary lines and centre circle, when goalies wore hats and long coats, when boundary fences and stands only had supporter banners, when there were no migraine inducing flashing advertising signs for Chemist warehouse around the ground, when we had a marching band rather than over-hyped manic loud ground announcers, advertising and other ground entertainment blasting us out of our seats and to the bar, when we had no betting advertisement bombarding spectators, when we could sit at half-time with our thermos and fruit cake and discuss the progress of the game with our family, friends or bloke sitting next to us. When we had time, space and peace to reflect on the game and when our senses for the contest were heightened by the lack of distractions, when we  had a reserves match or last quarter to watch to get us in the mood. 

You can't tell me that for those that love the game and the spectacle we are better off. The seats may be more comfortable and the toilets better, and the food and bar facilities better, but is our experience of the game better?

Everyone says that its progress, that you can never go back, and that we are better off as spectators. 

In financial and materail terms, we are better off, but is the game and the spectacle better off?  

 

I agree with you on a lot of accounts HW but when I miss some action out on the ground or I am to far away to see a fantastic play it is great to be able to watch the instant replay on the Big Screen, just saying ?!!

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37 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

I agree with you on a lot of accounts HW but when I miss some action out on the ground or I am to far away to see a fantastic play it is great to be able to watch the instant replay on the Big Screen, just saying ?!!

Agree mate.

Don't get me wrong, I still love footy and going to the game is the ultimate experience. 

Despite my nostalgia, I don't hanker for the past.

When the ball is bounced at the beginning of every match I still feel nervous and excited. 

However, I do find all the distractions a pain, such as the incessant advertising, entertainment, noise and other marketing ploys.

I also think that due to the saturation of the sport (extended seasons/fixtures/matches played 4 and 5 days in a row, media coverage etc) the sense of freshness and anticipation we have when we go to a game is now a little blunted.  Its like obesity,. There is so much food that people eat more, when less is better. Our health improves and we live longer lives by eating less.  

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9 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

1997 Prelim Crows/Dogs was on Fox the other day and the goal umpires were still wearing ties.

Bring back the hats, long white coats, and ties.

Also the goalies always seemed like old men.

Do you remember the footage of the goalie falling over and staggering around before he got to  his feet and singled a goal.

That was drama.

Now we get video replays and conferences between field umpire and goalies. 

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

Agree mate.

Don't get me wrong, I still love footy and going to the game is the ultimate experience. 

Despite my nostalgia, I don't hanker for the past.

When the ball is bounced at the beginning of every match I still feel nervous and excited. 

However, I do find all the distractions a pain, such as the incessant advertising, entertainment, noise and other marketing ploys.

I also think that due to the saturation of the sport (extended seasons/fixtures/matches played 4 and 5 days in a row, media coverage etc) the sense of freshness and anticipation we have when we go to a game is now a little blunted.  Its like obesity,. There is so much food that people eat more, when less is better. Our health improves and we live longer lives by eating less.  

I agree about the saturation issue. I'm no fan of Thursday night football (unless it's a special occasion, such as the night before Good Friday or ANZAC Eve) as it has the effect of diluting the weekend. I'm also not psychologically ready for it. It's the same with cricket. Why we're playing international cricket in Australia in November makes no sense to me. Clearly the Australian public isn't ready for that, either.

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On 11/6/2018 at 10:46 AM, Pipefitter said:

When are we going to get Range Rover or Mount Buller as a major sponser? Time to profit off those lame jokes.

I just got a Land Rover last month now i want them yo sponsor the club

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4 hours ago, hemingway said:

Bring back the hats, long white coats, and ties.

Also the goalies always seemed like old men.

Do you remember the footage of the goalie falling over and staggering around before he got to  his feet and singled a goal.

That was drama.

Now we get video replays and conferences between field umpire and goalies. 

This? 

 

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I select is s dud product .the vic gov site is better if choosing gas and electricity. 

I went through all of my bills/ deals with Iselect and they couldnt better any if the deals id found myself , why? Because they only have certain companies they want to sign you up with , not a genuine ‘choice’  site 

But thanks for the sponsorship!! 

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18 minutes ago, willmoy said:

I reckon we should ask the Canadian Government to sponsor us, wouldn't cost a scent........

What's this suggestion aboot. ???

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On 11/5/2018 at 10:34 PM, KLV said:

iselect aren’t renewing, hopefully new sponsor announcement soon

We can do a lot better than Iselect!

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On 11/9/2018 at 3:08 PM, Uncle Fester said:

I miss looking at the scoreboard and seeing:

A 1.7

B 2.5

Then going through the record to find out who the hell A & B are.

 

 

Yep, they were the good old days.

Although back in the first year of Docklands (Colonial Stadium in 2000) they had just one other game in progression and still listed the 2 teams as W and X on the scoreboard one particular Saturday night. I can remember at the time thinking why didn't they just name the 2 sides as we all knew who they were, given there were just the 2 games on that Saturday night.

 

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You would think with all the positive media attention over the past 3 months that sponsors would b e knocking the door down.

Perhaps indicative that it is getting tougher to attract large reputable companies to sponsor risky footy clubs, and justify the decision with Board and Shareholders.

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

You would think with all the positive media attention over the past 3 months that sponsors would b e knocking the door down.

Perhaps indicative that it is getting tougher to attract large reputable companies to sponsor risky footy clubs, and justify the decision with Board and Shareholders.

Equally, it could mean we've got more bargaining power and thus negotiations drag out longer. ?

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1 hour ago, A F said:

Equally, it could mean we've got more bargaining power and thus negotiations drag out longer. ?

Would there be much to negotiate?

Surely, a company would have X $ in its marketing or advertising budget, and that would be that. it just depends whether that is enough for a back of the jumper sponsor.  

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5 hours ago, hemingway said:

You would think with all the positive media attention over the past 3 months that sponsors would b e knocking the door down.

Perhaps indicative that it is getting tougher to attract large reputable companies to sponsor risky footy clubs, and justify the decision with Board and Shareholders.

 

4 hours ago, A F said:

Equally, it could mean we've got more bargaining power and thus negotiations drag out longer. ?

 

2 hours ago, hemingway said:

Would there be much to negotiate?

Surely, a company would have X $ in its marketing or advertising budget, and that would be that. it just depends whether that is enough for a back of the jumper sponsor.  

I would think if we have a new sponsor then we (and they) would want to wait to get the best bang for buck on the announcement.

Surely now is not the time.

I have no doubt we have this well in hand and as others have said we are now a hot property.

 

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