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8 hours ago, joeboy said:

Pretty sure the coach lives in Malvern 

He's got a holiday joint at Rye, as does Gawn. And yes, Goody lives in East Malvern.

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18 hours ago, old dee said:

I get no indications the pies intend to move. Where does this myth come from? I cannot see why the" social club" is in such demand. The clubs that have them get little attendance.

The speculation about Collingwood moving out of their current home has been fuelled by themselves, no-one else. I was simply relating to that. 
 

There have been plenty of examples of thriving social clubs at AFL level. Success depends on accessibility, parking and quality of offering. Admittedly the most outstanding have tended to be interstate (and even Geelong), but there are some that thrive.  

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1 minute ago, Dees2014 said:

The speculation about Collingwood moving out of their current home has been fuelled by themselves, no-one else. I was simply relating to that. 
 

There have been plenty of examples of thriving social clubs at AFL level. Success depends on accessibility, parking and quality of offering. Admittedly the most outstanding have tended to be interstate (and even Geelong), but there are some that thrive.  

I understand that but what is your source of “speculation” I have seen nothing besides comments on here. 

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On 4/22/2021 at 9:16 AM, joeboy said:

Pretty sure the coach lives in Malvern 

Ashburton. Lever lives in Kew. Jones lives in Black Rock, I think, maybe Beaumauris. His house backs onto Royal Melbourne West, Hole 11. He catches wayward balls in his teeth over breakfast.

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10 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

 

Spot on David 

We must not cut the MCG Cord. 
It is our “Suburb”

Casey is a good back up, but shouldn’t be the home base. 
going forward we must represent the City of Melbourne as well as the MCG, if we wish to become a seriously supported big club...

 

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6 hours ago, Grr-owl said:

Ashburton. Lever lives in Kew. Jones lives in Black Rock, I think, maybe Beaumauris. His house backs onto Royal Melbourne West, Hole 11. He catches wayward balls in his teeth over breakfast.

Interesting. He goes on fair walks then. My sister regularly sees him walking the streets near Central Park. I guess he's a fit guy, so loves a reasonable walk.

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By Jingoes, Golly Gosh.

This thread has been going around in circles since Norm got the boot.

I believe, my friends, that an announcement will be made within the next 4 weeks on a preferred site.

Unfortunately whether that announcement will be definitive or a wish list I do not know.

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19 hours ago, Grr-owl said:

Ashburton. Lever lives in Kew. Jones lives in Black Rock, I think, maybe Beaumauris. His house backs onto Royal Melbourne West, Hole 11. He catches wayward balls in his teeth over breakfast.

Didn’t know he was that way inclined. 

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4 hours ago, Spirit of '87 said:

Didn’t know he was that way inclined. 

Yeah, don't mess with him. Not where golf balls are concerned....

Oh, now i get it. 🤦‍♂️

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16 hours ago, A F said:

Interesting. He goes on fair walks then. My sister regularly sees him walking the streets near Central Park. I guess he's a fit guy, so loves a reasonable walk.

That's his body-double. Gotta keep 'em guessin'...

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On 4/23/2021 at 4:31 AM, old dee said:

The speculation about Collingwood moving out of their current home has been fuelled by themselves, no-one else. I was simply relating to that. 

In any case, if we agreed to move in there after they moved out, they would either reneg at the last second or double the price, saying something like, "Youze are all rich c#$&s."

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53 minutes ago, Demonsone said:

New High School

If they are anticipating the proposed population need a high school there should be an entertainment precinct . 80,000 population support commercial ventures 

. This new community could provide a new unaligned supporter group .

ive been promoting this area for some time and encourage all readers to go down there and have a look. You will be surprised how much potential there is. 

Also recommend that demon supporters go and discover the Ron Barassi complex which confirms our connection with that region.

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On 4/22/2021 at 3:16 PM, joeboy said:

Pretty sure the coach lives in Malvern 

 

On 4/22/2021 at 11:27 PM, A F said:

He's got a holiday joint at Rye, as does Gawn. And yes, Goody lives in East Malvern.

Goody may have/ his kids live in Malvern but he is currently living Rye AFAIK.

Gawn moved permanently to Blairgowrie over lockdown.

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11 hours ago, dpositive said:

If they are anticipating the proposed population need a high school there should be an entertainment precinct . 80,000 population support commercial ventures 

. This new community could provide a new unaligned supporter group .

ive been promoting this area for some time and encourage all readers to go down there and have a look. You will be surprised how much potential there is. 

Also recommend that demon supporters go and discover the Ron Barassi complex which confirms our connection with that region.

Port Melb VFL club  is almost as old as the MFC with same theme song & colours almost, won a flag in 64 also

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Melbourne_Football_Club

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23 hours ago, The Jackson 6 said:

drove past there the other day and there seems to be some monstrous building being constructed where the Colts/baseball pitch is. It looks strange

In the prophetic words of Peter Garrett some 30 odd years ago

"Oh great god of development, don't really know you yet"

 

  (song Shakers and Movers , album Blue Sky Mining by Midnight Oil, 1990)

 

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15 hours ago, Demonsone said:

Port Melb VFL club  is almost as old as the MFC with same theme song & colours almost, won a flag in 64 also

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Melbourne_Football_Club

There's some great history and great nam s.

They may be resistant to any approach which would see them lose their identity but I don't see how an alignment which benefits both could not be achieved.

Some sharing of improved facilities, staffing and resources could also mean for nancial economies and sustainability.

Supporters could be encouraged to join both clubs with attractive options and a greater penetration to community could be achieved. The history of both local and national teams would be an attractive feature for a new population base which is predicted to move to the area.

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On 4/25/2021 at 8:43 PM, The Jackson 6 said:

drove past there the other day and there seems to be some monstrous building being constructed where the Colts/baseball pitch is. It looks strange

Was this a one off trip or do you go there often?

Are you aware of other development or free space?

Do you think there is potential for a ground and associated buildings?

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15 minutes ago, dpositive said:

There's some great history and great nam s.

They may be resistant to any approach which would see them lose their identity but I don't see how an alignment which benefits both could not be achieved.

Some sharing of improved facilities, staffing and resources could also mean for nancial economies and sustainability.

Supporters could be encouraged to join both clubs with attractive options and a greater penetration to community could be achieved. The history of both local and national teams would be an attractive feature for a new population base which is predicted to move to the area.

If you grew up in Sandringham, as i did in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s, just the idea of “joining up with Port Melbourne” is NOT ON!!

Those Footy Clubs HATED each other big time. 
it just doesn’t feel right 

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

If you grew up in Sandringham, as i did in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s, just the idea of “joining up with Port Melbourne” is NOT ON!!

Those Footy Clubs HATED each other big time. 
it just doesn’t feel right 

What would the Port supporters of the 70s and 80s have said if they could have looked into the future and seen a future join-up with the Melbourne Football Club? Talk about the odd couple.

Before it was worked over and gentrified, there were pubs in Port where you didn't go in if you were wearing a suit.

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Just now, Mazer Rackham said:

What would the Port supporters of the 70s and 80s have said if they could have looked into the future and seen a future join-up with the Melbourne Football Club? Talk about the odd couple.

Before it was worked over and gentrified, there were pubs in Port where you didn't go in if you were wearing a suit.

Exactly. It was a place to avoid. 
the Painters & Dockers ruled 

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