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46 minutes ago, 58er said:

WHICH footy Clubs Are you talking about?

None of them  are Of any strength now so MOVE ON from the VFL/VFA period am look to the future . 

Those "Footy Clubs" are not around and the 80,000 population is the future of that area and it needs a high class sporting facility for  Pt Melb and Maybe the Dees For S as Amin Social snd  Training etc.
 

FGS give up the 70's  footy culture and move on SWYL!

You sound like an AFL CEO

The VFA was a fantastic competition that has been completely ruined by AFL greed. 
both Competitions could have survived, but AFL House could never contain itself 

Don’t you EVER tell me to suck it up and Support Port Melbourne. 
It will never happen 

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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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23 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

You sound like an AFL CEO

The VFA was a fantastic competition that has been completely ruined by AFL greed. 
both Competitions could have survived, but AFL House could never contain itself 

Don’t you EVER tell me to suck it up and Support Port Melbourne. 
It will never happen 

That's my point Head in the Sand  attitude Will stop progress in any situation.

You are not being asked to support Port Melb!!! 
 

You are putting 3 and 4 together and getting 9 !!! 

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1 hour ago, ex52k2 said:

For all those people saying just train to Richmond and watch training at Goschs. After the new train underground goes in no trains from the SE suburbs will go through Richmond. None, no Pakenham or Cranbourne trains through Richmond. I still cant figure out how all the people on Anzac eve game going to the SE will get on the Frankston train. 

Assuming they aren't totally braindead they'll run footy special Cranbourne/Pakenham trains that go from Richmond to South Yarra, then express to Caulfield and onwards. Or even just express to Caulfield then change to the regular service.

Probably to more interesting question is whether they run footy specials on the way to the footy that go via Richmond. Absolutely no reason why they can't. Otherwise it will be very packed Frankston trains from Caulfield or a walk/tram/train from whatever the new Flinders St metro station is called.

Why they aren't building a metro stop at South Yarra and mixing up the trains that go City Loop vs Metro is beyond me but I guess they have their reasons.

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5 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

We have a President largely appointed to get this done.

The club have said the planning is underway and there’s a number of spots around Gosch’s. 

Can we just relax and trust the club to do what they’ve said they will do?

I am about all relaxed out we have been waiting 45 years. Patience is a virtue if true we are the most virtuous group on the planet.

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3 hours ago, A F said:

Our Casey facilities are world class and match it with any of the big European football club training bases.

As a stopgap, AAMI is fine.

I am more than happy for the permanent base to be Casey, just that a lot on here and within the club are not 

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33 minutes ago, BW511 said:

I am more than happy for the permanent base to be Casey, just that a lot on here and within the club are not 

Would love to know how many is that "lot"? The members have not been asked. We just get told by a select few.

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7 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

We have a President largely appointed to get this done.

The club have said the planning is underway and there’s a number of spots around Gosch’s. 

Can we just relax and trust the club to do what they’ve said they will do?

She has been on the board for 8 years. What do you think will suddenly change? 

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11 minutes ago, bandicoot said:

She has been on the board for 8 years. What do you think will suddenly change? 

I don’t expect any sudden changes. I expect El Pres will guide the process. The last thing we heard publicly was there was a task force to pick the best site with Government involvement.  

I don’t know how long we’ve been seriously working on a new base. We didn’t move to AAMI until recently. If my memory is correct it’s only the last few years that we’ve got serious about the next base. And after the Yarra Park stuff leaked it’s all been Gosch’s. As long as it’s on track I don’t care if it’s slow going. 

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2 hours ago, deebug said:

Lets tell the Storm how great (cough, cough) Casey is and how they could have a great big place to stay😁

They lived out of a shanty hut/shed for their first few seasons DB.  I doubt they'll be moving out to the sticks in Casey

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23 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

... As long as it’s on track I don’t care if it’s slow going. 

Train Wreck GIF by memecandy

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4 hours ago, BW511 said:

I am more than happy for the permanent base to be Casey, just that a lot on here and within the club are not 

I'd much prefer to have Casey as a summer training base and have our permanent base closer to the heartland.

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2 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

They lived out of a shanty hut/shed for their first few seasons DB.  I doubt they'll be moving out to the sticks in Casey

especially when they are already setting up a facility in broadmeadows

imagine......broady and casey......nfw

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12 hours ago, daisycutter said:

especially when they are already setting up a facility in broadmeadows

imagine......broady and casey......nfw

I know Casey is urban fringe and others have told me that Broadmeadows is apparently a long way north of the CBD, but I don't think that means we necessarily need to engage the National Farmers Warehouse.

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On 5/12/2021 at 11:37 AM, bandicoot said:

There is plenty of available land around keysborough. You could build your own facility there and own the land outright. I think we need to move on from being next to the mcg. 

Keysborough!!!?? much worse than CASEY FIELDS NO WAY KNOWN

FAWKNER PARK is a huge precinct with many uses, however could a training base /hub be looked at there?

If Collingwood can do the lexus centre why couldn't we and state Gov put our heads together and come up with a package that looks good and has some community benefits

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Can we build facilities over the railway lines behind the arts area of federation square and Birrarung Marr? 

A CBD training and home centre would be great! Melbourne FC in a real Melbourne address.

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I know there was a site in Bentleigh East which was nominated by a prominent supporter about 5 years ago. That same supporter offered a cash donation to turn first soil but it never got off the ground as the club felt it was too far from the MCG.

Trying to remember the exact location....🤔

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20 hours ago, BW511 said:

I am more than happy for the permanent base to be Casey, just that a lot on here and within the club are not 

Basing the club out of Casey would be a disaster. You also have to consider that a club's base is the primary working location for staff and players. It's not where we play our home games. Getting talent out to Casey would be a challenge. It is not a desirable option and a members vote would put a stop to it once and for all.

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So the state government announcement about the facilities at Latrobe Uni

gets rid of one club from the MCG precinct     Unless I am reading things wrong,

that leaves Caulfield Race Course and the old Holden manufacturing site in Port Melbourne.

I will be pleased when some decision is made, though if we keep winning I can wait a bit longer !

anywhere else ?

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Well the much maligned Goschs / Casey situation has netted us 9- 0 so what the hell are we worried about. The main item is the player quality. The Pies won a flag from this exact location.

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