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10 minutes ago, Demons1858 said:

l have it on good authority that they are burying Norm Smith's curse

You've opened up another of the so many angles of this Fabulous Famous Year, @Demons1858: we need to have a 'Lou-Richards-buries-the-Colliwobbles'-type burial of The Curse at the 'G as part of our ongoing celebration/commemoration of said FF Year. Do it, MFC.

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12 hours ago, Spirit of '87 said:

Premiers 2021 from existing facilities - new training ground option no longer required 🏆 😂

But we're going to need more space for the next group of cups.

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11 hours ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

You've opened up another of the so many angles of this Fabulous Famous Year, @Demons1858: we need to have a 'Lou-Richards-buries-the-Colliwobbles'-type burial of The Curse at the 'G as part of our ongoing celebration/commemoration of said FF Year. Do it, MFC.

Let’s not follow Collingwood - it only took 31 seconds to excise the past. 
We comforted ourselves with MFCSS. 
Look forever to  future success, starting R1 2022. 
Five or six of our team weren’t even born for our previous GF

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9 minutes ago, radar said:

Let’s not follow Collingwood - it only took 31 seconds to excise the past. 
We comforted ourselves with MFCSS. 
Look forever to  future success, starting R1 2022. 
Five or six of our team weren’t even born for our previous GF

I guess you're right, Radar! And victory on the 'G on (presumably) 24 September 2022 would constitute a fine memorial service 😉

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On 9/15/2021 at 2:16 PM, Longsufferingnomore said:

The existing rooms are if looking at AAMI are to the right of the building and down the side. The gym, pool and meeting rooms are down that side. I have been told that the feeling is now it is too crowded with Storm and Rebels using the facilities. If the players need to use the pool they have to book it etc. I mean how long have we been using the same facilities together so surely this has been a problem for some time. 

I just drove past AAMI and I cannot see how that side is a better option. There is a little bit of land behind the current AAMI building which is used by delivery trucks but to the side definitely a smaller amount of land (currently player parking) compared to the other side.  On the other side you could also definitely scrimp some land where the current pathway/bicycle lane stands. 

Have you driven around Fishermans Bend/Port Melbourne?

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3 hours ago, dpositive said:

Have you driven around Fishermans Bend/Port Melbourne?

dpostive it is not near the G. Just forget everything else. It is Goschs area, end of story. The Board and a couple of presidents have stated on numerous occasions it has to be in the vacinity of the G.

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17 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Given clubs tend to "follow the leader" any chance the arms race for better and better facilities will be flipped on its head and other clubs will decide to downgrade their facilities to Gosch's standard? 

Makes you wonder about the "hanger" and the Hawks grandiose plan at Dingley. Of course we did spend a lot of time at Casey this year which is now a good ground with good facilities.

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19 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Given clubs tend to "follow the leader" any chance the arms race for better and better facilities will be flipped on its head and other clubs will decide to downgrade their facilities to Gosch's standard? 

I think there is an excellent chance clubs will look at how we trained (specifically our reliance on team spirit and fitness over having 6 MCG-sized ovals and an olympic pool-sized weights room), then at the Hawks' giant facility, currently unfunded, and will dig out their own plans to supersize their training facilities, and go hmmmmm .... lotta money, isn't it?

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7 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

I think there is an excellent chance clubs will look at how we trained (specifically our reliance on team spirit and fitness over having 6 MCG-sized ovals and an olympic pool-sized weights room), then at the Hawks' giant facility, currently unfunded, and will dig out their own plans to supersize their training facilities, and go hmmmmm .... lotta money, isn't it?

I am not saying that clubs don't need good facilities MR but no amount of good facilities will make up for a lack of good players. Nothing will turn a sows ear into a silk purse.

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5 hours ago, Dante said:

It's my understanding that the new facility will be where the current car park F is and it won't be too far away.

Hope your mail is accurate @Dante. Car Park F area would be great, especially if there was a member's facility attached to it.

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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Given clubs tend to "follow the leader" any chance the arms race for better and better facilities will be flipped on its head and other clubs will decide to downgrade their facilities to Gosch's standard? 

Less is more? As a bit of a minimalist I like your thinking LDVC. 

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21 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Given clubs tend to "follow the leader" any chance the arms race for better and better facilities will be flipped on its head and other clubs will decide to downgrade their facilities to Gosch's standard? 

Rocky IV gives them the template:

 

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