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1 hour ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

Different matter. Both sides of politics were up for that and now, as predicted, state governments are the biggest gambling addicts of all.

Gaming, as in off-course betting (the TAB) was legalised by Bolte's Liberal Government but I think you're referring to pokies.

If you were around at the time you'd remember the clamour for many years from the media (Herald Sun/ 3AW in particular but I doubt they'd admit their role now) for pokies and casinos because, you see, money was flowing over the border to NSW into Leagues clubs.  It was always a mirage but the push for it was immense. Incidentally it was Jeff - again - who handed a ridiculous quantity of Southbank to Crown for a dose of Lloyd Williams overkill.

Saint Joan of the poor introduced pokies. fact.  I already said I do not like kennett so I do not need a history lesson in his ugly relationship with Williams. By the by, how is Dan Dollars Andrews and his mate Lindsay . any news on Linday's quarantine, accommodation bid at his airport.

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The druggies have supposed fantastic facilities out at Tullamarine with 2 MCG & Docklands Ovals. Look how good that has turned out for them. The Tiggies on the other hand are squeezed into a

fwiw, max in a recent interview talked about what a difference training at casey over gosch's has made to setting up defensive structures the players previously 'felt' that they were set up okay

Our new president has close links with govt, VicSport, Tennis Australia and the Tennis Centre Upgrade committee. If only she could convince the govt to include elite indoor training facilities in the

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

It's off topic, but to clear the record, the two pieces of legislation to enable the casino and poker machines into Victoria were both introduced by Joan Kirner.

Absolutely. The context matters though. People were sold a pup over many years by campaigns of self interest. They were warned but every city had to have a casino apparently. I avoid the joint like the proverbial. Ditto the pokies.

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6 hours ago, Half forward flank said:

Saint Joan of the poor introduced pokies. fact.  I already said I do not like kennett so I do not need a history lesson in his ugly relationship with Williams. By the by, how is Dan Dollars Andrews and his mate Lindsay . any news on Linday's quarantine, accommodation bid at his airport.

Hmmm, I think I smell a warrior.

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On 3/8/2021 at 9:18 AM, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Has it? I knew it shut down and then reopened. Perfect opportunity to buy the pub too then haha. There’s your social club 😂

Absolutely no parking around the area so a major hurdle.

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Could the Ever Given be our new training venue? It fits beautifully between the MCG and the Rod Laver Arena

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(Have your own fun with the Ever Given here: https://evergiven-everywhere.glitch.me/ )

 

Preposterous proposal.  Something a bit smaller & practical like the Empire State building?  Just dismantle and cart across the Pacific.  Upright it would take up very little acreage and can probably straddle Brunton across the railway line with access straight into the G.  Easy access for the players too who could parasail onto the G on game day.

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9 hours ago, kev martin said:

Looking at that picture.

Can we put a roof up on the MCG and train on that?

 

Just kidding.

 

well given we play afl matches on marvel stadium carpark roof, it's maybe not such a bad idea

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15 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Preposterous proposal.  Something a bit smaller & practical like the Empire State building?  Just dismantle and cart across the Pacific.  Upright it would take up very little acreage and can probably straddle Brunton across the railway line with access straight into the G.  Easy access for the players too who could parasail onto the G on game day.

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I know we recruited Stephen May to play on the gorilla forwards, but as good as he is I'm not sure he would cope with any giant gorillas that might turn up to climb the Empire State Building.

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12 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I know we recruited Stephen May to play on the gorilla forwards, but as good as he is I'm not sure he would cope with any giant gorillas that might turn up to climb the Empire State Building.

but you have to admit it would make zoning more workable

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I know this has been done to death, but I could never understand why we have not been part of this discussion:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/caulfield-racecourse-unveils-570m-sports-entertainment-precinct-plan-20210413-p57iu8.html

As you can see from the artists impression, there are 2 AFL grounds pictured. 

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4 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

I know this has been done to death, but I could never understand why we have not been part of this discussion:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/caulfield-racecourse-unveils-570m-sports-entertainment-precinct-plan-20210413-p57iu8.html

As you can see from the artists impression, there are 2 AFL grounds pictured. 

Because it's not within the MCG precinct 👍

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7 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

I know this has been done to death, but I could never understand why we have not been part of this discussion:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/caulfield-racecourse-unveils-570m-sports-entertainment-precinct-plan-20210413-p57iu8.html

As you can see from the artists impression, there are 2 AFL grounds pictured. 

It’s in Caulfield....

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If there are hospitable area managers and there is sufficient space for a real stadium for football, Caulfield could be a very good option for a 'home'. Transport, major highways, parking. 

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1 hour ago, Dannyz said:

Because it's not within the MCG precinct 👍

I think being within the mcg precinct would be ideal however it shouldn’t be the deal breaker. If a complex is built within metro melbourne that ticks all the other boxes then it should be seriously considered. 

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1 minute ago, bandicoot said:

I think being within the mcg precinct would be ideal however it shouldn’t be the deal breaker. If a complex is built within metro melbourne that ticks all the other boxes then it should be seriously considered. 

...within inner metro Melbourne..."  We don't want to be in Seaford, Dingley, Craigieburn or Casey, all considered to be within metro Melbourne.

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1 hour ago, george_on_the_outer said:

I know this has been done to death, but I could never understand why we have not been part of this discussion:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/caulfield-racecourse-unveils-570m-sports-entertainment-precinct-plan-20210413-p57iu8.html

As you can see from the artists impression, there are 2 AFL grounds pictured. 

The club has been negligent if they haven't pursued this vigorously.  A location close to each of the population centre of Melbourne, public transport and our traditional heartland ticks a lot of boxes.

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5 minutes ago, bandicoot said:

I think being within the mcg precinct would be ideal however it shouldn’t be the deal breaker. If a complex is built within metro melbourne that ticks all the other boxes then it should be seriously considered. 

For the project to be on scope, rather than on time, it needs to be in the MCG precinct, as per the Facilities working group. 

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