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5 hours ago, drdrake said:

You are correct a gym is a gym as long as you have the space and equipment.  The big advantage is the recovery and planning facilities.  The players are at training bases now for basically 6-8 hours a day.  A lot of that is recovery and planning add in rest times.  It has gone past a ice bath and lap pool plus a couple of rooms for social space and computer/planning work.  Clubs have bed rooms for players to rest in between session, varying different areas to keep the players entertained whilst at the club.

You will find it isn't a big item that we are missing just little things that will add up

Isn't there an aquatic centre out there in the wider complex. I guess recovery and swimming training can go on there. It's not all the other things but it's some. 

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Sorry to say it will be the centre of a Type of civilisation within 20 years  Kilometre after kilometre of boring little boxes with no backyards  Built in what was once our most fertile farm

Looks great. Now they just need to jack it all up and move it 50km closer to civilisation. 

Who goes to the city anymore? Tourists?

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20 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Looks great. Now they just need to jack it all up and move it 50km closer to civilisation. 

Sorry to say it will be the centre of a Type of civilisation within 20 years 

Kilometre after kilometre of boring little boxes with no backyards 

Built in what was once our most fertile farmland 

 

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Its not finished til April next year. Will we be training at Goschs once it starts until then? I thought we were doing our pre season out there due to covid etc ?  Anyone know how the logistics of this will work? We just cant afford a substandard pre season this year.

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1 minute ago, Wells 11 said:

Its not finished til April next year. Will we be training at Goschs once it starts until then? I thought we were doing our pre season out there due to covid etc ?  Anyone know how the logistics of this will work? We just cant afford a substandard pre season this year.

The silence is deafening Wells. MFC site tells us nothing. Perhaps all the news is being held over till Thursday night.

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5 hours ago, It's Time said:

Isn't there an aquatic centre out there in the wider complex. I guess recovery and swimming training can go on there. It's not all the other things but it's some. 

Yeah there's a massive aquatic center (Casey Race) a few hundred meters down the road which the club has used in the past.

Athletics track next door as well. Think they're certainly going to be set there at least until the vaccine hits next year.

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1 hour ago, MadAsHell said:

Yeah there's a massive aquatic center (Casey Race) a few hundred meters down the road which the club has used in the past.

Athletics track next door as well. Think they're certainly going to be set there at least until the vaccine hits next year.

Or the AFLW season concludes

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22 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Casey and MFC

Increasingly feeling that the romance is ending......

Covid is perhaps that one last fling but like all good  Edwardian dramas ?

Perhaps you should take a trip to Casey  DJ?      
Ever been there?

A tour of the new facilities would be a good start!

Oh you may need your GPD for your first inspection and it's recommended you go on a Dees AFL Trsining day.

PS Take your autograph book also!!!

 

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8 hours ago, It's Time said:

Isn't there an aquatic centre out there in the wider complex. I guess recovery and swimming training can go on there. It's not all the other things but it's some. 

What exactly It's Time and DrD is missing at Casey Fields???

Have you toured the facilities if so please share your list of little things you are alleging are missing ?

 

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On 12/8/2020 at 7:17 AM, Better days ahead said:

I don’t knowAs long as you have the kit to perform deadies, squats, benching, rows, presses you’re covered. 

So true, 5kg is 5kg whether it's in the CBD, Casey or in a tent. 

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12 hours ago, 58er said:

Perhaps you should take a trip to Casey  DJ?      
Ever been there?

many many times

I can recommend the bacon and egg rolls and the Berwick mound for viewing.

My comment is based mainly on funding. Hard to see who will pay to maintain both a training ground and Casey. Why wouldn't you play future VFL matches at the new training ground near the MCG.

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

many many times

I can recommend the bacon and egg rolls and the Berwick mound for viewing.

My comment is based mainly on funding. Hard to see who will pay to maintain both a training ground and Casey. Why wouldn't you play future VFL matches at the new training ground near the MCG.

Probably not allowed under "changed use condition" for the area it is a public park remember. And the idea is to get people in the Casey area involved with the MFC. That would be very difficult if the games are played at Goschs. 

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

Probably not allowed under "changed use condition" for the area it is a public park remember. And the idea is to get people in the Casey area involved with the MFC. That would be very difficult if the games are played at Goschs. 

Yes the degree of exclusivity at Gosch's will be interesting. I think there will be a land deal of sorts done that grants some element of exclusivity and that is the main reason why the site is being kept quiet. Perhaps a fenced arena with gates left open in times of non use

 

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20 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Yes the degree of exclusivity at Gosch's will be interesting. I think there will be a land deal of sorts done that grants some element of exclusivity and that is the main reason why the site is being kept quiet. Perhaps a fenced arena with gates left open in times of non use

 

Lets hope we find out tomorrow night DJ

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42 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Interesting to see a global brand making to move to Casey Fields as well. Maybe one thing the Schwab era got correct in the long term. 

 

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/shock-move-melbourne-city-to-relocate-in-bid-for-more-fans-20201214-p56nda.html

I just saw that. On the face of it a smart move by Melbourne United, as:

  • covid has likely forever changed Melbourne in terms of the numbers of people who will work in the CBD. More people will will work from home, at least some days in the week, meaning population in areas like Casey and even down towards Philip Island and into Gippsland will increase
  • Casey and the surrounding areas (with the exception of the Mornington Peninsula) are pretty culturally diverse so likely soccer is a pretty popular sport
  •  in the main the new fans they are looking to attract don't support another A league team, or if they do not rusted on support, meaning they have fertile ground for building their fan base (unlike us where we would be relying mainly on convincing young kids to support the dees) 
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11 minutes ago, binman said:

I just saw that. On the face of it a smart move by Melbourne United, as:

  • covid has likely forever changed Melbourne in terms of the numbers of people who will work in the CBD. More people will will work from home, at least some days in the week, meaning population in areas like Casey and even down towards Philip Island and into Gippsland will increase
  • Casey and the surrounding areas (with the exception of the Mornington Peninsula) are pretty culturally diverse so likely soccer is a pretty popular sport
  •  in the main the new fans they are looking to attract don't support another A league team, or if they do not rusted on support, meaning they have fertile ground for building their fan base (unlike us where we would be relying mainly on convincing young kids to support the dees) 

As you mentioned along with the population demographics of new migrants who move into the area who come from traditional soccer loving regions, seems like a no brainer for them. As you said Bin, ours is potentially more of a hit and hope by winning over kids.

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2 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Interesting to see a global brand making to move to Casey Fields as well. Maybe one thing the Schwab era got correct in the long term. 

 

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/shock-move-melbourne-city-to-relocate-in-bid-for-more-fans-20201214-p56nda.html

And the wheel turns.  Melbourne Heart started with Casey Fields as their training base way back when...then they became Melbourne City...off to Latrobe - Bundoora, and now back to Casey......

Pity we couldn't convince Victory to move out of AAMI instead.......

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On 12/9/2020 at 12:23 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

many many times

I can recommend the bacon and egg rolls and the Berwick mound for viewing.

My comment is based mainly on funding. Hard to see who will pay to maintain both a training ground and Casey. Why wouldn't you play future VFL matches at the new training ground near the MCG.

You have listed the most important part of the thread. The egg and bacon rolls. Delicious. Lets hope they have not been affected by the new stand and I can't see why they should be.

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2 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

And the wheel turns.  Melbourne Heart started with Casey Fields as their training base way back when...then they became Melbourne City...off to Latrobe - Bundoora, and now back to Casey......

Pity we couldn't convince Victory to move out of AAMI instead.......

Haha had totally forgotten about “Melbourne Heart” as an entity. 

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