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So by the sounds of it we are going to end up with everything we wanted, virtually MCG sized ground, state of the art training facilities, Admin and FD combined in the one place. Function facilities for a Social Club and events. All in the MCG precinct. 

Only issue is it's not what we expected if we were hoping for a permanent MFC owned stand alone facility. In the short term we don't have the cost of building our own standalone facility in the long term we don't have our own standalone facility. 

Will be really interested to see what the deal ends up being are we just long term tenants like we are now or will they negotiate some sort of long term security to be there which isn't an exorbitant rent. From memory the whole club was going to be in AAMI but the rent was so exorbitant we had to split the Admin to the MCG where the MCC looked after us on rent. 

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16 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

hmmmmm...

that would be a le pissoir.......makes me wonder what a la pissoir would look like

well you did ask... very popular at Glastonbury I understand where they are accompanied by hay bales

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25 minutes ago, It's Time said:

So by the sounds of it we are going to end up with everything we wanted, virtually MCG sized ground, state of the art training facilities, Admin and FD combined in the one place. Function facilities for a Social Club and events. All in the MCG precinct. 

Wondering where you saw that info?

Unless I've missed something, our staff will still be spit between AAMI (football) and the MCG (admin) , no change in our training facilities in the near future and our coaching and support staff will still need to lug all the equipment across Swan Street and back again.  The improved training Pert talks about seems to be about drills etc. 

I would be more excited if there was a time line for when the elements you mention will be achieved, not just a bigger oval but not MCG width.

Sorry to put a bit of a dampener on this news but until the overall plan is spelt out with a timeline this is a bit 'meh'.

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7 minutes ago, Lace Out said:

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Thanks for this @Lace Out. Is there any chance you could overlay the measurements of the new dimensions to see how they are going to fit it. Looks like a lot of trees are going to have to be replaced. A surprising political commitment by the Govt given how controversial cutting down trees is even if they are replaced. 

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1 minute ago, Skuit said:

So Gosch's will be unavailable to us smack-bang in the middle of finals? Is that an issue? 

We've been mainly training at Casey this year anyway.

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8 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Thanks for this @Lace Out. Is there any chance you could overlay the measurements of the new dimensions to see how they are going to fit it. Looks like a lot of trees are going to have to be replaced. A surprising political commitment by the Govt given how controversial cutting down trees is even if they are replaced

I like trees. I like trees a lot. I am also aware that new trees can be grown.

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15 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Wondering where you saw that info?

Unless I've missed something, our staff will still be spit between AAMI (football) and the MCG (admin) , no change in our training facilities in the near future and our coaching and support staff will still need to lug all the equipment across Swan Street and back again.  The improved training Pert talks about seems to be about drills etc. 

I would be more excited if there was a time line for when the elements you mention will be achieved, not just a bigger oval but not MCG width.

Until the overall plan is spelt out with a timeline this is a bit 'meh'.

Yes LH it does sound like a poli before an election promise. However if we just get a bigger training ground in the next couple of years I will be happy. 

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1 hour ago, nacnud said:

Leave the trolling to @Olisik thanks

Be fooled if you insist, but Pert crowing about getting not even a tenth the funding of other clubs does not fool me.

He’s announced an overpriced landscaping package, and you’re fawning over his ineptitude.

Give us something you bloody impostor.

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18 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Wondering where you saw that info?

4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

 

 

3 hours ago, Gouga said:

Gonna beat the buzzer here. AAMI Park is being extended to accommodate the womens football world cup in 2023. Once that is over, a portion of the upgraded facility will be handed to us along with the bigger oval. Should result in our own gym, rooms, etc.

 

2 hours ago, daisycutter said:

heard it on 3aw 11.00am news ....... included comment about integrated facilities for all club functions

 

 

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12 minutes ago, old dee said:

Yes LH it does sound like a poli before an election promise. However if we just get a bigger training ground in the next couple of years I will be happy. 

Seriously?  I can't see  how a bigger paddock helps us catch up on all the clubs with massive facilities, many of which are planning government funded expansions.

A bigger oval is barely a fraction of the New Facilities the club has been talking about for the last 4-5 years.

At least give us a time line to deliver the rest but to leave it at 'a slightly bigger Gosch', is underwhelming.

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11 minutes ago, It's Time said:

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

The club didn't announce a new facility as Tom Browne forecast.  And while I appreciate the reporting by @Gougaand @daisycutter, if correct why wouldn't the club say such.

Happily to await more info from the club to say it is more than a bigger paddock.

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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Seriously?  I can't see  how a bigger paddock helps us catch up on all the clubs with massive facilities, many of which are planning government funded expansions.

A bigger oval is barely a fraction of the New Facilities the club has been talking about for the last 4-5 years.

At least give us a time line but to leave it a slightly bigger Gosch, underwhelming.

Perhaps I start from a different perspective LH. All I want are better training facilities. The rest is of little importance to me. Bigger training  ground, sounds good.

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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Thank you.

The club didn't announce a new facility as Tom Browne forecast.  And while I appreciate the reporting by @Gougaand @daisycutterreports, if correct why wouldn't the club say such.

Happily await more info from the club.

LH MFC site has comment, if I could copy to here I would.

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2 minutes ago, old dee said:

Perhaps I start from a different perspective LH. All I want are better training facilities. The rest is of little importance to me. Bigger training  ground, sounds good.

Like you I'm not all that interested in social facilities but the training and staffing facilities interest me a lot.

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4 minutes ago, old dee said:

LH MFC site has comment, if I could copy to here I would.

This is the only article I could find on mfc website gosch-s-paddock-to-undergo-redevelopment

It talks only to the ground itself not to any other aspects of our Long Term Home for all staff and comparable training facilities.

I'm getting very repetitive so will stop posting on this.

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37 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Thanks for this @Lace Out. Is there any chance you could overlay the measurements of the new dimensions to see how they are going to fit it. Looks like a lot of trees are going to have to be replaced. A surprising political commitment by the Govt given how controversial cutting down trees is even if they are replaced. 

when they did the south east freeway in this area they relocated trees (big too)

don't know however if it was successful long-term

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34 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Thanks for this @Lace Out. Is there any chance you could overlay the measurements of the new dimensions to see how they are going to fit it. Looks like a lot of trees are going to have to be replaced. A surprising political commitment by the Govt given how controversial cutting down trees is even if they are replaced. 

 

The blue lines represents the MCG length x Marvel width boundary to boundary.

This excludes what seems to be an approx  5m run off to boundary fence around the entire ground.

Might need a few rusty nails and hammer to shift the ground west. 

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22 minutes ago, old dee said:

It would go a long way in my account dr.

Maybe we can share it, hire some excavators, get the Chain saw out, knock over the project over for half a mill and keep the rest

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1 minute ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

This is the only article I could find on mfc website gosch-s-paddock-to-undergo-redevelopment

It talks only to the ground itself not to any other aspects of our Long Term Home for all staff and comparable training facilities.

I'm getting very repetitive so will stop posting on this.

3 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Press conference currently underway

$3M funding to upgrade Gosch's Paddock to "AFL size" (presumably that's MCG equivalent)?

$2M from MOPT, $500k from the AFL and MFC.

LH can you imagine the State Govt making this announcement and MFC announcing shortly after we won't be using Gosch's because we couldn't reach an agreement with Govt on facilities and are forced to go elsewhere. 

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