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theobserver
Werribee to stand alone
From their website. Wow. Where does this leave the Kangas? The Werribee Football Club Board met tonight and voted on the future structure of the club. The Board voted in favour of Werribee being a stand alone club from 2008. The Board heard a presentation from the Kangaroos and after weighing up the options available to it, decided to decline the partial alignment opportunity with the Kangaroos. Further information will be released in the next 24 hours. FULL STORY
iceman
wow....
iceman
In all seriousness though, where the hell does this leave the roos?? I would think Very unlikely they would go with Frankston, Nth Ballarat don't want all of them, and if they field a stand alone team under the AFL rules they lose thousands of $$ in funding; as it is percieved that they don't need it because they can afford to stand alone. It's just another Hurdle for them, and probably takes them closer to a Gold Coast move.
iceman
How much $$ out of pocket would they be if they had to stand alone??
vfa
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This could mean 16 teams for next seaosn. Standalone teams would be Port, Werribee, Frankston, Tassie, North Ballarat, Murray Kangaroos (maybe) as well as Geelong and Collingwood. Williamstown v Werribee would be an absolute grudge match especially with the dogs players running around for Williamstown. Werribee v Port would be pretty fierce as well. I don't think any draws for next season would be available until well into December. Another question for the Kangas, where would they play ? Lavington, Wangaratta and maybe a few at Coburg again ??
billythekid
[quote="iceman"]How much $$ out of pocket would they be if they had to stand alone??[/quote] Its been quoted at 300 - 400,000 to have a standalone AFL team in the VFL. I cant see North having that sort of money to throw around.Best they get up to OLD quick smart.
NorthPort
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Gutsy move from the Tigers.. It's a tough task, but if they can make it work over the next couple of years they deserve a hell of a lot of credit for coming to the decision. To align with the Kangas would have been the easy decision to make. It will cost North Melbourne almost as much to fly their players to Lavington as it does QLD, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the QAFL next year.






iceman
[quote="ons"]so I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the QAFL next year.[/quote] Do you really think so?? Imagine the outcry from Members?I think that would do irreversable damage to the club, iof their decision eventually was to stay in Melbounre.
vfa
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Pie in the sky- Bring back Prahran to part align with North ?? Seriously I cannot see North Ballarat having a full alignment so for North it is simple VFL as stand alone or QAFL. I think the vfl option will go ahead with games at Lavington, Wangaratta and maybe a curtain raiser in the Gold Coast as well as home games at Coburg. North Melbourne will be everywhere next year.
iceman
I havent been to arden street since watching some cricket there a few years back, but whats the problem with playing games there?
NorthPort
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[quote="iceman"]I havent been to arden street since watching some cricket there a few years back, but whats the problem with playing games there?[/quote] I don't think there are proper changerooms anymore. The ground isn't fenced. There is zero undercover seating. I don't think there are spots for timekeepers etc.






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