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Dunno. But how stupid are we as a club, playing the reigning premiers at a neutral venue?

 

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43 minutes ago, biggestred said:

Dunno. But how stupid are we as a club, playing the reigning premiers at a neutral venue?

 

Oh ffs. We did and still do need the $$$$$$$$$, get over it. We almost beat them at there manufactured cauldron this year. 

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

Oh ffs. We did and still do need the $$$$$$$$$, get over it. We almost beat them at there manufactured cauldron this year. 

We'll  never maximize our chances of a flag while we still need the $ from selling our home games

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It doesn’t help when we only have six day breaks for both N.T. Games when both 

Adelaide and the Eagles had Extended breaks. The A.F. L. Do not give Melbourne any favours

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 Will be there in the company of a one eyed Eagles supporter.  Oh to see a repeat of the look on his face at Perflands in season last year.

Pre drinks and bbq at the motel.  Come one come all.

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57 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

We didn’t create the fixture. 

We literally created this

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We will be outnumbered as usual in the supporter stakes too. All those indigenous players that the eagles have will make them the preferred team. Other than money, we have gained nothing from this whole NT escapade. 

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21 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

We will be outnumbered as usual in the supporter stakes too. All those indigenous players that the eagles have will make them the preferred team. Other than money, we have gained nothing from this whole NT escapade. 

Yep. West coast are very popular in the NT.

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They haven't lost at the G since 2017

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8 hours ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

We will be outnumbered as usual in the supporter stakes too. All those indigenous players that the eagles have will make them the preferred team. Other than money, we have gained nothing from this whole NT escapade. 

Well it’s no coincidence that we do it for, you know, the money ... 

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Is it possible for  thread be opened about playing in NT without Demonlanders who are  still grappling about the concept that we play games up there, not posting about their grievance yet again?

Also - the team stay at the Casino.  I went 2 years ago and had a great time... IIRC we were down at half time and came back strongly in the second half. I was only up for 2 nights - and if you are there for a short time - make sure you get out to the Alice Springs Desert Park - awesome experience.... and a lovely walk back into Alice itself which is well signposted.

 

 

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I really hope we could try and get games against expansion clubs there in the future. 

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1 hour ago, Engorged Onion said:

Is it possible for  thread be opened about playing in NT without Demonlanders who are  still grappling about the concept that we play games up there, not posting about their grievance yet again?

Also - the team stay at the Casino.  I went 2 years ago and had a great time... IIRC we were down at half time and came back strongly in the second half. I was only up for 2 nights - and if you are there for a short time - make sure you get out to the Alice Springs Desert Park - awesome experience.... and a lovely walk back into Alice itself which is well signposted.

 

 

Thanks. Will try and get there. Looks great!

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12 hours ago, biggestred said:

We'll  never maximize our chances of a flag while we still need the $ from selling our home games

There are many more powerful reasons why we won’t win a flag in the next few years. We’re third bottom team so far this year.

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10 hours ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

We will be outnumbered as usual in the supporter stakes too. All those indigenous players that the eagles have will make them the preferred team. Other than money, we have gained nothing from this whole NT escapade. 

Not so! Last year there were many indigenous people at the ground supporting MFC!

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Interesting from the ticketing site... I thought we had renewed for 2-3 years at least

"This year will be Melbourne’s tenth consecutive year of playing home games in the NT, and it’s with thanks to the Northern Territory Government (NTG) and AFL, who have worked hard with AFLNT and Melbourne FC to sign a one-year agreement covering 2019. Melbourne has had a strong presence in the region over the years, supporting several Northern Territory-based initiatives, such as the education of Indigenous eye health and trachoma disease."

The ticketing site says you can bring an esky so the cheese board is possible !!

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Hopefully this will be the final year of such a farcical situation. 

Meanwhile Richmond play 7 home games in a row at our Home, The MCG

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6 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Hopefully this will be the final year of such a farcical situation. 

Meanwhile Richmond play 7 home games in a row at our Home, The MCG

100k members will do that for you and it's not that long ago they were playing hime games in Cairns

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9 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

100k members will do that for you and it's not that long ago they were playing hime games in Cairns

We have done this crap for 10 years...

 

ENOUGH....

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30 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

We have done this crap for 10 years...

 

ENOUGH....

I have a solution 

If we get to say 70,000 members, we should be able to do away with selling home games to prop up the club

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2 hours ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

I have a solution 

If we get to say 70,000 members, we should be able to do away with selling home games to prop up the club

I sure hope so, because playing 2 games in the desert each year really [censored] me, as our opponents always have more support. 

It has to be a disruption to the season if we are to become serious finalists. Work out new revenue streams...There are 2000 +- people coming into MELBOURNE to live each week

We need to start using our name in the right way....

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6 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

I have a solution 

If we get to say 70,000 members, we should be able to do away with selling home games to prop up the club

we all know that NT is not  a strategically sound  move ....sure others play in cairns, Tasmania and even Ballarat but NT makes no sense.

Hell I'd prefer the stupidity of one game a year in China.. and boy that is stupid

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21 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Yep. West coast are very popular in the NT.

Demons have decent support up here. Each community has their own team generally, that being the team that matches their colours, ie Yuendumu magpies. For us, it is the Nyirripi Demons, which has Demons flags in almost every front yard. Unfortunately, it is one of the more remote communities, being some 450km from Alice.

 

As for me, can’t wait to walk down to the ground, a few hundred meters from home, for what is one of the annual yearly highlights for my children.

 

Thanks MFC for making that possible 

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