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Another VFA club bites the dust1

Casey Scorpions set to drop name and jumper and tighten links with Melbourne Demons

THE Casey Scorpions are poised to change their name and jumper next year as they move towards a long-term alignment with AFL club Melbourne.

 

 

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Show some bloody spine!  What a disgrace.







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Hope they change their bloody ground too!

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They may as well - they are only confirming what the public already know - they are a afl 2nds side with their former VFA partner having little/ no involvement.

Knew a old Springvale fan whose mother is a life member of the club. He said he grew up at the ground, was there all the time and that he could go and see Casey for free if he liked however had no interest in doing so as he didn't feel like it was his club any longer. Sad that even the most passionate and loyal of Springvale supporters do not relate to this club. Just like the Northern blues they don't have the backing behind them to break away and reform their old club.

Good on Coburg for doing so though and therefore keeping a old football club alive and not letting it die a sad death. Perhaps the only other clubs that I can see being able to do this are Werribee and maybe Box Hill.

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It's a bit late for Box Hill Mega, name only nothing else!!

A name could be on the cards for the Roosters. Talk of North Ballarat being dropped to become the Western Region Roosters to try & fit in with the Bulldogs & the greater Western district !!

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From a purely football perspective Box Hill has a very strong culture and could stand alone and be competitive, no doubt, but off-field they are effectively part of Hawthorn and I think it would take a very generous white knight for them to be able to stand alone.

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Very sad to see the Scorpions name gone, but the club has been a top-up for Melbourne for a while now. Shame the jumper can't be a compromise, that wouldn't be too hard given they pretty much share the same colours.

Even a Melbourne jumper with a Scorpion across the front would at least pay respect to the history of the club, but somehow I don't think that's a priority for the Dees. I hope the Casey board at least fights for something like that, even if it's a losing fight.

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It's a bit rich calling a club Casey when they are 90% Melbourne players with a couple of top ups each week. I guess now they are making it official that they are Melbourne 2s!

If only they could bring them back to the Junction Oval to save us all a trip to Cranbourne. Soulless joint. 

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Preston, springy, box hill, werribee and sandy no future with afl vultures who eventually will chew up the old vfa reams and not even bare bones left. Why does casey nee springvale drop melbourne instead and force the slime off casey fields. Then melbourne can pay full licence fee and be forced to find a ground. Maybe goshs paddock !!

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I agree - and then form like two conferances / tables. The old VFA teams and one for the AFL ressies with them playing finals against one another at seasons end (as well as playing against one another throughout the season).

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Casey should kick melbourne off the ground. What right do they have to play at casey when they want to rid the casey name ? Kick the scum off !! No scorpions name, no springvale jumper, just a melbourne jumper, demon name, not paying full licence fee. I find it disgraceful. Maybe they use the name melbourne vultures. What has the council got to say for themselves???

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