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36 minutes ago, deebug said:

Hope we get a social club with this new place?🤔

Won't matter. By the time this facility is in place, western governments will have banned alcohol.

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2 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Won't matter. By the time this facility is in place, western governments will have banned alcohol.

Or we will all be to old to drink 🍷 it!!!

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

I am not sure that is a priority any more. 

Admin and training facilities, including whiz bang gym, pool, medical and recovery facilities in the same building or area is the aim.

Agree Redleg. Whilst the idea of a social club is a nice idea, i'd be more than happy to not have one if it meant maximising the quality of the players' facilities. That needs to be the most important aspect of any move, it's what will attract and retain quality player's and must take precedence before anything else. 

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On 7/26/2019 at 1:03 PM, Mazer Rackham said:

Won't matter. By the time this facility is in place, western governments will have banned alcohol.

Got to love the 21st century 😔

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On 7/26/2019 at 12:32 PM, Redleg said:

I am not sure that is a priority any more. 

Admin and training facilities, including whiz bang gym, pool, medical and recovery facilities in the same building or area is the aim.

Spot on Mr. Leg. Social clubs are so 1980's. Just get the player/ admin facilities and quickly.

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3 minutes ago, old dee said:

Spot on Mr. Leg. Social clubs are so 1980's. Just get the player/ admin facilities and quickly.

Even with approval, if we ever get it somewhere, it is going to take another year or two to get it done. 

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3 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Even with approval, if we ever get it somewhere, it is going to take another year or two to get it done. 

Well it has been 50 so far so another year is only 2% extra.

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Can somebody shed any light on the club’s progress here? Was more land acquired? Or is it still just the Cheltenham Under 15s facility for the next few years?

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23 minutes ago, Mel Bourne said:

Can somebody shed any light on the club’s progress here? Was more land acquired? Or is it still just the Cheltenham Under 15s facility for the next few years?   A bit unfair on the Cheltenham Under 15 Oval Mel

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This will be another compromise that will be shown within ten years to be a mediocre move at best.

Simply put the power clubs have already or will soon be moving to another level.

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3 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

This will be another compromise that will be shown within ten years to be a mediocre move at best.

Simply put the power clubs have already or will soon be moving to another level.

We wasted so much time and money on the last silly proposal that most people could have told them would not work in five minutes.

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10 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

We wasted so much time and money on the last silly proposal that most people could have told them would not work in five minutes.

this one will work in a fashion but to think you can build cheaply etc in such a major location is fools gold. For those loooking for firm announcements don't hold your breath. There are simply so many stake holders it will be a negotiation minefield. At least the area is empty of residents which is the biggest problem.One example is short/medium term road closures if needed. The Andrews government are particularly sensitive in this area at present and would not allow any medium term road closures in the CBD. (Not saying they are needed in the proposal but it's just an example). Another is the obvious need to redevelop the access to Richmond station from the MCG precinct. The list of peripheral issues goes on.

Collingwood will undoubtedly move soon and I am sure they are busy looking at locations now. As we all know these moves are mainly about community alignments etc to garner the federal funding.

Then there's the next round of TV rights negotiations..... we may have seen the best of that gravy train.

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Bloody hell. I just read 26 pages on my Saturday to catch up on all of this as I'd stayed away since April, and the ending (non-closure on this) is as unsatisfying as the end of The Sopranos. 

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

This will be another compromise that will be shown within ten years to be a mediocre move at best.

Simply put the power clubs have already or will soon be moving to another level.

Should we do a benefit gig or something?

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24 minutes ago, Mel Bourne said:

Should we do a benefit gig or something?

would anyone turn up ?

Thinking World Aid or the like are you?

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Many here disagree but I think the obsession with being near the G is a curse. Community is the way of the future just like it was a 100 years ago for most Clubs. Our curse is not having a heartland and a Board without the guts  and foresight to develop one going forward.

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5 hours ago, Sorry kids said:

We wasted so much time and money on the last silly proposal that most people could have told them would not work in five minutes.

Just think how much $$ and time the club could have saved SK.  We could have sent OD in as the "Reality Attache'" for the wake up call and be already well into the next search for a genuine option (outside the CBD!).

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23 hours ago, Sorry kids said:

Many here disagree but I think the obsession with being near the G is a curse. Community is the way of the future just like it was a 100 years ago for most Clubs. Our curse is not having a heartland and a Board without the guts  and foresight to develop one going forward.

Pies are close to the MCG & moving from Vic Park hasn't affected them!

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On 9/7/2019 at 4:05 PM, A F said:

Bloody hell. I just read 26 pages on my Saturday to catch up on all of this as I'd stayed away since April, and the ending (non-closure on this) is as unsatisfying as the end of The Sopranos. 

Don't stop believing

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1 hour ago, Demonsone said:

Pies are close to the MCG & moving from Vic Park hasn't affected them!

Pies had a heartland and still have massive community involvement. And one swallow......

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Agree it looks like Gosch's...  

Has anyone ever mentioned Caulfield Racecourse as a possibility? In our "heartland", half way between the 'G and Casey and stacks of land in the middle of the racecourse to build a carpark, elite facilities and an MCG sized oval. 

Could serve as another base for MCC sides, and we know the Melbourne Racing Club is based there..."Team Melbourne" mark II?

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