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I heard this raised this morning and have always known the wind factor, but had no idea the ground was so bad

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Melbourne. .. kicking Goals  🤔....winning 🙄

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Okay sure for the past 12 years it may have been a factor. What's the excuse for the other 43 years?

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I did raise in the Casey game day thread the surface issue.

Going to VFL games you get to walk on lots of ovals and even before the rain of the last month the Casey ground was soft.

Coburg was a bog in the centre but the rest of the ground was reasonable.

On Saturday you literally sank into many parts of the ground that you would not expect be so deep.

The wind was an issue on Saturday and the game was a crapshoot but in the main the wind is not too bad and is certainly better on average than say Williamstown and Avalon (Werribee).

The tree planting leaves a lot to be desired. It's not heavy and the trees that are there are only around 15-20 feet at most

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https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/localfooty/vfl/vfl-2019-lyon-labs-casey-fields-vfl-ground-a-cow-paddock/news-story/b6203e35d4c80aed23b0244a0992fc54

Remind me again what we get from the Casey arrangement. A Z-grade facility many miles from our traditional supporter base and our home ground; a constant struggle to attract decent VFL listed players to ensure a competitive environment for our developing players; crowds that are a fraction of what D-grade VAFA teams attract; and  a truckload of money wasted.

I would love to know how many paid up members we have from the Casey area as a result of the 11 years we have spent down there, because I find it hard to believe that many young families from the area are travelling 90 minutes each way to see Melbourne play at the MCG. And they certainly aren't going to watch the VFL side play.

 

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The surface is a structural drainage issue which needs to be fixed.

Not sure why but it is far worse this year. Would be good if the club had got in front of the story and mentioned that it would be resurfaced at the end of the season if this is to be the case.

I assume the ground management is at the expense of Casey Council

https://turfmate.com.au/casey-fields/

looks like we need to talk to Danny...

"Danny Edmunds is the team leader of Parks and Services at the City of Casey.

Casey Fields is the City of Casey’s number one venue. As well as local sports clubs as tenants they have the Melbourne Football Club, the Casey Scorpions and the Casey South Melbourne District Cricket Club."

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Not as concerned about the surface as the wind. Unless the Western Oval is coming back what a shouse environment to develop players in.

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