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:D You are correct Redleg but do not forget those crowds were there and every other VFA ground because we(VFA) had the Sunday football to ourselves and 16 side game very exciting until the then VFL took over and started to play Sunday and killed the golden goose. I still believe the standard of football today is better as the players are certainly fitter ,better coached,better administrated and footy ovals better standard. Instead of the past when two or three players received a large amount of money now all players are contracted and most are paid the same. What the VFL needs I think is more publicity, more exposure,press and tv, we also need a top publicity spokesperson (keka?)who that is I don't know yet but a little money spent this way will may get the Victorian public attending and talking VFL footy again. go zebs zebra :lol:
Redlegger
No CS, it is actually Rob Wilsons silly sraithaird ground in narre South that is a bit puzzling as he owes a contractor a lot of money and now the council have footed the bill for him. Sorry Zebra it is all the old VFA clubs that bought Sunday Footy to life. I also agree there is a better standard of footy now but there is no characters of the game now that don't bring in the crowds. Football today even in local leagues are machines now, no teaching how to kick or handball with both hands. No, just an athlete who can run a 100 mts in under 11secs, who can jump the highest, dodge and weave through withces hats, blood tests, fat test, the list just goes on. The days of Alan Harper, Lyle Hendricsen, Eddie Melai, just to name a few could play a good standard of footy when it counted. I am sure there will be a lot more names put to that list from all the VFA clubs, but as I have said all along, I just have a bee in my bonnet.
caseyscorp
Aah yes. Strathaird Reserve. I read about it in the local paper this week. Seems Cr Wilson has lots of reserves that he is interested in. Obviously a very community-minded man. I note, though, from the paper that another Councillor is proposing to set aside the decision from this week. Does that mean that Cr Wilson has to pay for the lights after all?
caseyscorp
Updated info & photos on the City of Casey website today about Casey Fields. [b]"VFL Oval and Pavilion [/b] The VFL oval has been completed and the playing surface is coming along superbly. Installation of oval lighting has commenced to allow the Casey Scorpions to use the venue for training and night games. The scoreboard will be installed in the coming weeks. The pavilion continues to run according to timelines with further internal works being completed over the coming month. Construction has commenced on the VFL carpark and landscaping and these works are on schedule to be completed by the first home game on 29 April. " Seems like things are humming along nicely.
footyman
[quote="caseyscorp"] to allow the Casey Scorpions to use the venue for training and night games. The scoreboard will be installed in the coming weeks. [/quote] Night games? Very interesting. Could be a winner.
Dolphin
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caseyscorp
Hang in there - you can do it.
gc78
All stadium seating has been complete and is sitting boxed up ready to go at the factory, the concrete footing was done a few weeks ago. Will be sweet :)
caseyscorp
Casey Fields is coming together this week, ahead of the Casey Scorpions' opening home match this Saturday against the Box Hill Hawks. The difference in appearance between last weekend and next weekend will be simply phenomenal. During just yesterday and today: • the lighting towers have been delivered and erected • the fencing around the ground has almost been competed • the carpark works have been completed, and landscaping is almost completed • the big sign on Berwick-Cranbourne Road announcing “Casey Fields” has been delivered and erected, and promotes the match this weekend. The only downside is that the electronic scoreboard is still in transit from Perth. #*&*!@#. The Club and the Council are working together to arrange a satisfactory alternative. Even the weather promises to be fantastic (mainly fine & 19 degrees). Looking forward to a big crowd with Steve Bracks opening the facility, and lots of people coming to see what it's like.
zebra
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:D Best wishes to the new Casey Scorpions facility and all the hard yakka that has been done to make a new VFL venue. Sandringham Football Club look forward to many hard and close matches there in the future. go zebs zebra :lol:

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