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The Port-a-loo we’re getting at Gosch’s isn’t coming cheap. 

Wow.  Another rich club gets another government handout when they already have a home base. Meanwhile we still don't have one. And why are they calling it  the 'Daniel Andrews State Governme

Anyone with plans ready to go are going to have state and federal governments throw money at them over the next 18 months. Hopefully we have a well developed plan in the wings or we may miss the

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On 11/17/2020 at 7:01 PM, Pickett2Jackson said:

Wow.  Another rich club gets another government handout when they already have a home base.

Meanwhile we still don't have one.

And why are they calling it  the 'Daniel Andrews State Government '?  It doesnt belong to that lunatic.  Must have been part of the deal to get the funds.

I don't know why we don't control the MCG.  Football brings.in more money than cricket does.  We could change it to The MFG, have many rooms and bars to socialize in before and after games and throughout the year hold numerous fund raising events.

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2 hours ago, Hellofatime said:

I don't know why we don't control the MCG.  Football brings.in more money than cricket does.  We could change it to The MFG, have many rooms and bars to socialize in before and after games and throughout the year hold numerous fund raising events.

I think that ship sailed a long time ago.

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I will never understand, how our club, was established, in the 1858, and there would have been enough land for us to build a home base, at some stage of our existence, but we never have, why?

In the 50s and up until 64, we were at the top, yet still no home base.

I will always remember Travis Johnston, saying if Melbourne had, a home base like the pies back then, he said the Dee's would have won four flags, with the team we had.

So it is vital we have our very own ground, or once again we will be left behind once again.

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2 hours ago, deebug said:

In the 50s and up until 64, we were at the top, yet still no home base.

In those days the club was a sub club of the MCC and we trained on the MCG.

At some time we started to train on (IIRC) the Scotch College Amateurs  oval which was just across the rail foot bridge.

The big mistake we made was not demanding our own training ground when we were thrown off the MCG. The reality is we probably couldn't afford the upkeep.Many of the grounds in those days were subsidised by the local councils.

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12 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

In those days the club was a sub club of the MCC and we trained on the MCG.

At some time we started to train on (IIRC) the Scotch College Amateurs  oval which was just across the rail foot bridge.

The big mistake we made was not demanding our own training ground when we were thrown off the MCG. The reality is we probably couldn't afford the upkeep.Many of the grounds in those days were subsidised by the local councils.

True, i just can't understand what the club was thinking, like you said not demanding our very own ground?

Now space is tight around the G i can't see us ever getting a home ground, unless, say the Melbourne Storm, relocate, or they move the tennis to a new location.

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1 hour ago, deebug said:

True, i just can't understand what the club was thinking, like you said not demanding our very own ground?

Now space is tight around the G i can't see us ever getting a home ground, unless, say the Melbourne Storm, relocate, or they move the tennis to a new location.

When we started getting shuffled around between various different grounds for training the club should’ve tried to create their own base near the G or at least not far away. Possibly complaisant thinking they had something to plug the hole rather than getting a long term solution. 

Pert has said a number of times there are options being discussed but nothing seems to be materialising. If he can get it done he will go down in history at the club. 

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3 hours ago, deebug said:

True, i just can't understand what the club was thinking, like you said not demanding our very own ground?

Now space is tight around the G i can't see us ever getting a home ground, unless, say the Melbourne Storm, relocate, or they move the tennis to a new location.

The club has been unfortunate to have a succession of lousy directors and boards. No vision or drive, a very poorly run football club. Peter Jackson was the first competent CEO the club had in my memory and he had to be parachuted in by the AFL. Pert has a good track record and i believe he will deliver but until the first sod is turned and construction commences I'll have to reserve my judgment.

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3 hours ago, Pates said:

When we started getting shuffled around between various different grounds for training the club should’ve tried to create their own base near the G or at least not far away. Possibly complaisant thinking they had something to plug the hole rather than getting a long term solution. 

Pert has said a number of times there are options being discussed but nothing seems to be materialising. If he can get it done he will go down in history at the club. 

Sorry to say, I just do not believe there is an option near the G. pert says there is a magic plot of land or lands they are looking at and yet refuses to say where. Smoke and mirrors from the bloke who supported the idiotic proposal at Jolimont.

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Only club not to have a home training base under one roof ... whilst watching multi million dollar upgrades to other Vic clubs... good question to raise at members forum.. the gap is getting wider & we are falling further  away from the competition!

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On 11/29/2020 at 8:59 AM, Half forward flank said:

Sorry to say, I just do not believe there is an option near the G. pert says there is a magic plot of land or lands they are looking at and yet refuses to say where. Smoke and mirrors from the bloke who supported the idiotic proposal at Jolimont.

HFF Where would you look??

its a delicate matter and needs very careful groundwork yo get it right.

With dissatisfied fans abounding in this forum no winder that are not able to share any update info thus far 

Bet you don't go on the forum and ask politely??

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2 hours ago, 58er said:

HFF Where would you look??

its a delicate matter and needs very careful groundwork yo get it right.

With dissatisfied fans abounding in this forum no winder that are not able to share any update info thus far 

Bet you don't go on the forum and ask politely??

Well let me address it in turn,

1 Where would I look? Well, for one I am not paid to spend my time looking and doing all the groundwork that could have been done anytime by employees of the Club tin he past 50 years.

2 Delicate matter, what a load of .....  This is not a classified military site proposal. Hawthorns new expansive premises was not a delicate matter, nor the others Clubs development such as North Melbourne in a tighly held inner city precinct. You know North Melbournes base is as close to the middle of the CBD as ours.. 

3. Do you really think the Club does not make an announcement on their progress to the  wider membership because of a few disgruntled, and rightly so people on here.

4. Not sure that makes sense. Ask who?

 

 

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I would get into bed with Eddie and encourage the  investment, development and relocation of the Pies to Vic Park and we take Olympic Park where we should have been originally except for Joe and his idiots.

Simple plan,  ticks all boxes and is the lowest cost solution by far and satisfies the needs of two great teams going forward

Get it done and stop wasting time

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4 minutes ago, Kent said:

I would get into bed with Eddie and encourage the  investment, development and relocation of the Pies to Vic Park and we take Olympic Park where we should have been originally except for Joe and his idiots.

Simple plan,  ticks all boxes and is the lowest cost solution by far and satisfies the needs of two great teams going forward

Get it done and stop wasting time

Sorry Kent but Collingwood will not be moving to Vic park. it is a wonderful community facility now. 

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14 minutes ago, Half forward flank said:

Sorry Kent but Collingwood will not be moving to Vic park. it is a wonderful community facility now. 

well then there are few options available so no wonder Pert has done nothing.

BTW what is a wonderful community centre  Main use looks like a dog walking opportunity

 

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Just now, old dee said:

Looks like we are moving to Casey this year. Could be the start of the future. 

Isn't that a fantastic outcome for the original footy team?

The result of poor boards and presidents over a long long time

What a pathetic Joke!

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