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20 minutes ago, demonstone said:

They still do.  Great band!

Yes they had their moments 

“All men are Bastards (except me)” is a Classic!!

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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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On 4/22/2021 at 6:28 AM, whelan45 said:

I think the most important part of any new training facility is it needs to be super attractive to players and staff. That means the space needs to be large enough to house all facilities with room to grow and in a location where it's attractive for players and staff to live nearby or that it's an easy commute.

Any facilities for fans in my opinion are secondary. However honestly if it has the above, it basically covers fans needs also. Players and staff also want access to good coffee and food, either onsite or nearby.

If the MCG precinct can provide this then great. Otherwise in my opinion we should not be wedded to it

Damn right

where do players live?

proximity to where they are predominantly is the thing with excellent facilities 

Supporter facilities follow that priority 

 

 

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build facilities with a hotel and apartments above, with big function rooms with sprawling views of the city to rent for weddings etc. sell the apartments to fund part of the build and have revenue from the hotel, retail shops at ground level etc

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2 hours 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 

Dear Sir,

It seemed to take a long time for you too grow up. Extended adolescence? Took me 30-odd years to mature as well.....

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2 hours 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 

The Sandringham/MFC alignment did not end well so perhaps joining Port would just be continuing the rift.

In reality I think Port would prefer to fold or move into another comp. They certainly have a lot of passionate supporters.

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2 hours ago, demonstone said:

They still do.  Great band!

One of my great childhood memories (very hazy now) was seeing the P & Ds at the Apollo Bay Leisure Centre when I was approx 14. Was not the biggest crowd I’m sure they played too but enthusiastic. One of the lads I went along with tried to stage dive... 1 bloke made a half hearted attempt to catch him... it didn’t end well. 

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26 minutes ago, Grr-owl said:

Dear Sir,

It seemed to take a long time for you too grow up. Extended adolescence? Took me 30-odd years to mature as well.....

Excuse me

what is your point here? Sandringham Footy Club is still in the Blood

Celebrated at least 3 Flags down there at The Beach Oval before the AFL killed the Comp

Port Melbourne were the serious enemy 

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3 hours 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 

It will be ok those Port Melbourne supporters have all left, gone to gaol been shot, or moved to warmer climes. 
it’s only trendy Chardonnay sipping lefty’s who have never worked that live there now.  I might feel right at home. 
I just think we need a base. Close to the MCG. Not way out at Casey. Ok for some training but not socialising or as a base

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16 minutes ago, 640MD said:

It will be ok those Port Melbourne supporters have all left, gone to gaol been shot, or moved to warmer climes. 
it’s only trendy Chardonnay sipping lefty’s who have never worked that live there now.  I might feel right at home. 
 

Haha 😂 

You do understand where i am coming from, it was geniune Hatred both ways back in the Sunday VFA days. 
Port Melbourne was like Windy Hill, a serious warzone. 
they punched on hard on and off the field 

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:
2 hours ago, Grr-owl said:

Dear Sir,

It seemed to take a long time for you too grow up. Extended adolescence? Took me 30-odd years to mature as well.....

Excuse me

what is your point here? Sandringham Footy Club is still in the Blood

Celebrated at least 3 Flags down there at The Beach Oval before the AFL killed the Comp

Port Melbourne were the serious enemy 

Point was I was making a not-very-funny joke...... 60's+70's+80's being a max of 30 years throughout which you said you "grew up," and then on turning that back on myself having had an extended adolescence.....

No offence.... 😬

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30 minutes ago, Grr-owl said:

Point was I was making a not-very-funny joke...... 60's+70's+80's being a max of 30 years throughout which you said you "grew up," and then on turning that back on myself having had an extended adolescence.....

No offence.... 😬

We are all still growing GRR

I am genuinely sad for all those older Demon Supporters who didn’t make it to this Season. 
i hope they are all watching from down below in Hell (our True Home Ground!)

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3 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

The Sandringham/MFC alignment did not end well so perhaps joining Port would just be continuing the rift.

In reality I think Port would prefer to fold or move into another comp. They certainly have a lot of passionate supporters.

At least one aspect of the Sandringham / MFC alignment worked out ok though ... I well remember standing behind the Sandringham interchange on the bay side of Trevor Barker Oval and seeing this young guy named Nathan Jones raring to go.  

Prophetically, I thought this guy needs to get a game in the red and blue.     Could be okay .... the rest, as they say, is history.

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Haha 😂 

You do understand where i am coming from, it was geniune Hatred both ways back in the Sunday VFA days. 
Port Melbourne was like Windy Hill, a serious warzone. 
they punched on hard on and off the field 

Yes, I remember, back in those days I was playing with Glenhuntly,  Used to go to some of the VFA games with other players on a Sunday, usually to Sandy

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39 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I am genuinely sad for all those older Demon Supporters who didn’t make it to this Season. 
i hope they are all watching from down below in Hell (our True Home Ground!)

Sad but true, quite a few mates from say 65 till 73, from all clubs, have not survived to see us inbeaten through 6.

If you fly too high or too hard, its a long way down and the sudden stop,   well,,,,,  glad I did not do the whole stupid stuff.

Alcohol was more than enough.   but very sad for a couple of Demon mates.

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I saw in "The Age" newspaper today that the Western Bulldogs are obtaining another training ground at Skinner Reserve in Braybrook. Well done to them I guess. It definitely helps when the Mayor of Maribyrnong Council is a Western Bulldogs supporter (as you can see by his tie in the photo shown in the article)!

Here is the link to the article: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/a-huge-opportunity-western-bulldogs-find-second-home-at-skinner-reserve-20210420-p57kof.html

I hope that the new MFC President Kate Roffey is paying attention to this and is working hard behind the scenes to sort out our new training base close to the MCG.

I do admit I like the idea of another training base and perhaps a social club at the Caulfield Racecourse. But I don't think we could be lucky enough to be able to have 3 training bases!

Let's sort out what is going to happen at the MCG precinct first. It's just a shame the East Melbourne Cricket Ground was never relocated next to Jolimont Train Station back in the 1920s.

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Funny how every other club across the codes has the facility as the highest priority and will sacrifice location for it.

Not us, we’ll settle for sub-standard facilities as long as we are within reach of the MCG.

We are on a long road to nowhere

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42 minutes ago, —coach— said:

Gary Lyon mentioned on SEN this morning storm are looking at a new facility at Broadmeadows….

 

PS Don’t know anything more than that, just though it worth a mention.

So that means it would only be the Dees at AAMI, the Rebels moved to Princess Park didn’t they?

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On 4/27/2021 at 2:45 PM, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

They are indeed. One of my mates plays in the band and you’ll be pleased to know he is a massive Dees fan. He reads this forum from time to time.

Class traitor?

Dock on...

 

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So basically it would seem we could:

- have all our admin/s+c etc facilities at AAMI

- train predominantly on goshes

- negotiate 1 training session per week on MCG (or at least once per week at Casey) to ensure we train on the larger ground

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"It will be a great venue for Storm to train (at)". This, and the modest $17m cost; I don't think they're moving there. Just a 'community contribution' to local grass roots, and potential talent pool maybe. The Casey Fields 'makeover' was $8m.

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3 hours ago, —coach— said:

Gary Lyon mentioned on SEN this morning storm are looking at a new facility at Broadmeadows….

 

PS Don’t know anything more than that, just though it worth a mention.

 

2 hours ago, Cards13 said:

So that means it would only be the Dees at AAMI, the Rebels moved to Princess Park didn’t they?

No, Storm are staying at AAMI.

Their junior development and women's teams are being based at Broadmeadows.

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