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4 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Not at all. I have never liked the sound of the deal

We are intruding on Horse land

So I guess you don't like footy being played at the G because it's the Melbourne Cricket Ground?

It's possible for a sporting facility to walk and chew gum at the same time

And i thought only Pies supporters thought in black and white...

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1 minute ago, Stiff Arm said:

So I guess you don't like footy being played at the G because it's the Melbourne Cricket Ground?

It's possible for a sporting facility to walk and chew gum at the same time

And i thought only Pies supporters thought in black and white...

No Stiff. I am looking at the big picture 

We should be pushing to get Training Facilities built into The New Great Southern Stand which will happen in about 10 years. Anything else on offer is just a tennant situation 

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25 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

No Stiff. I am looking at the big picture 

We should be pushing to get Training Facilities built into The New Great Southern Stand which will happen in about 10 years. Anything else on offer is just a tennant situation 

I put it to you that if we wait 10 years for new facilities, you might find that by then we are:

A. Not in existence 

B. Relocated interstate (FNQ Crocs, anyone?)

C. Still in Melbourne city, but known at the Melbourne Kangaroos or the Melbourne Saints

CRC seems the best of the current options, if we can get the funds and the deal is long term. But I am just an average footy punter, like you 🤷

And I hate to tell you, but we are, and still would be "just a tennant" of the MCG, as much as we all hate to admit it

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1 minute ago, Stiff Arm said:

I put it to you that if we wait 10 years for new facilities, you might find that by then we are:

A. Not in existence 

B. Relocated interstate (FNQ Crocs, anyone?)

C. Still in Melbourne city, but known at the Melbourne Kangaroos or the Melbourne Saints

CRC seems the best of the current options, if we can get the funds and the deal is long term. But I am just an average footy punter, like you 🤷

I understand we need a home 

i Just don’t think The CRC will be the answer long term, but it’s only an opinion. 
The real story is we blew it 20 years ago 

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18 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

No Stiff. I am looking at the big picture 

We should be pushing to get Training Facilities built into The New Great Southern Stand which will happen in about 10 years. Anything else on offer is just a tennant situation 

hmmm ....   i'm trying to work out how we fit 2 full sized training grounds into the southern stand, along with all the other stuff.

then the first time a big function is being held there we get booted out for a week

sounds like a well thought out idea, but

 

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21 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I understand we need a home 

i Just don’t think The CRC will be the answer long term, but it’s only an opinion. 
The real story is we blew it 20 years ago 

So let's look forward to the next 5 years, rather than look back 20 years. We need to have roots down somewhere soon, because who knows what might happen once our current era of success wanes, as it does for all successful premiership clubs.

Run with me for a moment WYL... Imagine if mid year we announce a brand new facility at CRC with gym, pool, admin, large indoor space and 2 or 3 ovals AND we back that up with another flag in 2024. Another flag could help snare us a couple of gun FAs next year and extend our window.

Or, we wait, and wait, and wait, and continue with our current s***house set up and slowly drop back to the cellar as Max, Maysie, Viney, Trac and Salo retire, and Goody moves on to a big 4 club

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6 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

hmmm ....   i'm trying to work out how we fit 2 full sized training grounds into the southern stand, along with all the other stuff.

then the first time a big function is being held there we get booted out for a week

sounds like a well thought out idea, but

 

Ohhhh, I'd gladly roll over to make room for Tay-Tay, dc!!!

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49 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Not at all. I have never liked the sound of the deal

We are intruding on Horse land

Its horse land only on the track and for about 10 saturdays a year, most outside footy season. February and October being the big Caulfield months.

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35 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

No Stiff. I am looking at the big picture 

We should be pushing to get Training Facilities built into The New Great Southern Stand which will happen in about 10 years. Anything else on offer is just a tennant situation 

So is that and where do you put the ovals?

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53 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

So let's look forward to the next 5 years, rather than look back 20 years. We need to have roots down somewhere soon, because who knows what might happen once our current era of success wanes, as it does for all successful premiership clubs.

Run with me for a moment WYL... Imagine if mid year we announce a brand new facility at CRC with gym, pool, admin, large indoor space and 2 or 3 ovals AND we back that up with another flag in 2024. Another flag could help snare us a couple of gun FAs next year and extend our window.

Or, we wait, and wait, and wait, and continue with our current s***house set up and slowly drop back to the cellar as Max, Maysie, Viney, Trac and Salo retire, and Goody moves on to a big 4 club

We can win a Flag right now. I am happy to have facilities, i just don’t think it’s a great idea sharing with CRC. Time will tell

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27 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Where they are already are…

You do realise we will never again have regular MFC training on the G? That's la-la thinking.

Which leaves Goshes and surrounding public grassed area 🤮

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8 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

You do realise we will never again have regular MFC training on the G? That's la-la thinking.

Which leaves Goshes and surrounding public grassed area 🤮

Nothing wrong with Gosch’s Park Surface. 
i often wonder how hard we push the MCC for 1-2 training runs a week, nobody has ever given me a definitive answer, that includes Phone calls to the MCC. 

As a Full MCC Member since 1981 it’s a shame my contribution doesn’t help the boys run on the ‘G midweek 

It is our ancestry 

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28 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Nothing wrong with Gosch’s Park Surface. 
i often wonder how hard we push the MCC for 1-2 training runs a week, nobody has ever given me a definitive answer, that includes Phone calls to the MCC. 

As a Full MCC Member since 1981 it’s a shame my contribution doesn’t help the boys run on the ‘G midweek 

It is our ancestry 

There's everything wrong with training on open parkland meters away from one of the busiest roads in Melb, regardless of it being resurfaced recently. FCS, even Arden Street now has a high fence of sorts around it!

That we (and Coll) won a flag training from Goshes is both a miracle in itself, and a disappointment as to how much better we could be during this rate period of success had we world class facilities. We lean heavily on Casey Fields because it's so much better than what we have in town

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