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footyman
[quote="burgerboys"] if we wanted to hear from an asshole we would've farted!!!!!! go play with a bus moron.[/quote] oh good onya, you aren't much better than the first bloke. I don't wanna see a club go, but if they cannot be competitive (which I don't think they can) then is it worth them sticking around? I go down there and look around and ask myself where do they get their money from? The crowd is always small (therefore the gate must be small), the social club lunches always look half full, small crowd = small kiosk and beer sales. You go to a Port Melbourne, a Williamstown or Werribee and you just sense that the club is making a decent gate. Coburg had grand plans of getting the ground right for footy 12 months a year, maybe putting some lights in, trying to get VFL finals and the like and it just won't happen given the council decision. I think they have one of the best footy grounds in the VFL, but when a game is on it is probably one of the worst cos there is no atmosphere. I don't want to see them go, but they can do all they like around the area in terms of having the ground all year round and renting it to Richmond, bottom line is it WILL NOT generate supporters cos the people who live around there couldn't give a stuff about the Coburg Tigers.
burgerboys
[quote="footyman"][quote:770f1efc12="burgerboys"] if we wanted to hear from an asshole we would've farted!!!!!! go play with a bus moron.[/quote] oh good onya, you aren't much better than the first bloke. I don't wanna see a club go, but if they cannot be competitive (which I don't think they can) then is it worth them sticking around? I go down there and look around and ask myself where do they get their money from? The crowd is always small (therefore the gate must be small), the social club lunches always look half full, small crowd = small kiosk and beer sales. You go to a Port Melbourne, a Williamstown or Werribee and you just sense that the club is making a decent gate. Coburg had grand plans of getting the ground right for footy 12 months a year, maybe putting some lights in, trying to get VFL finals and the like and it just won't happen given the council decision. I think they have one of the best footy grounds in the VFL, but when a game is on it is probably one of the worst cos there is no atmosphere. I don't want to see them go, but they can do all they like around the area in terms of having the ground all year round and renting it to Richmond, bottom line is it WILL NOT generate supporters cos the people who live around there couldn't give a stuff about the Coburg Tigers.[/quote] If you reckon that there is a decent gate at Port Melbourne, where was everyone hiding when Coburg played there 2 weeks ago!!!! Wouldn't one expect at least 500 people for a "top team" home game!!!
NorthPort
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[quote="burgerboys"][quote:25a86e3939="footyman"][quote:25a86e3939="burgerboys"] if we wanted to hear from an asshole we would've farted!!!!!! go play with a bus moron.[/quote] oh good onya, you aren't much better than the first bloke. I don't wanna see a club go, but if they cannot be competitive (which I don't think they can) then is it worth them sticking around? I go down there and look around and ask myself where do they get their money from? The crowd is always small (therefore the gate must be small), the social club lunches always look half full, small crowd = small kiosk and beer sales. You go to a Port Melbourne, a Williamstown or Werribee and you just sense that the club is making a decent gate. Coburg had grand plans of getting the ground right for footy 12 months a year, maybe putting some lights in, trying to get VFL finals and the like and it just won't happen given the council decision. I think they have one of the best footy grounds in the VFL, but when a game is on it is probably one of the worst cos there is no atmosphere. I don't want to see them go, but they can do all they like around the area in terms of having the ground all year round and renting it to Richmond, bottom line is it WILL NOT generate supporters cos the people who live around there couldn't give a stuff about the Coburg Tigers.[/quote] If you reckon that there is a decent gate at Port Melbourne, where was everyone hiding when Coburg played there 2 weeks ago!!!! Wouldn't one expect at least 500 people for a "top team" home game!!![/quote] Yeah the crowd was very poor that day against Coburg. Regarding the suggestion of night footy at Coburg, would a Pay TV operator support some Monday night games at a ground like Coburg?






footyman
[quote="burgerboys"] If you reckon that there is a decent gate at Port Melbourne, where was everyone hiding when Coburg played there 2 weeks ago!!!! Wouldn't one expect at least 500 people for a "top team" home game!!![/quote] Well it was a TV match. They generally draw lesser crowds. [quote:402f5c33f2="onslaught"] Regarding the suggestion of night footy at Coburg, would a Pay TV operator support some Monday night games at a ground like Coburg?[/quote] Well last time I was at Coburg there were houses backing onto the footy ground. I'm not sure how happy they'd be with big light towers 15m from their back door.
baktiger
From the 'Moreland leader' Tigers turn turtle on oval By Kate Kyriacou THE Coburg Tigers say they will collapse within weeks because Moreland Council refused them sole access to City Oval. The Tigers - Moreland's only VFL club - want Coburg Cricket Club evicted from their shared ground so they can "hire" it out to AFL clubs during the summer. But after a year-long debate, councillors last week refused to kick out the 150-year-old cricket club. Tigers president Dean Mighell said the decision was a death sentence for his team. "Coburg Football Club has come to the reality that if this decision stands, our club can't survive,"he said. "We will play until the send of the year - but we won't contest the 2006 season. Without an income stream we can't survive. "We now stand to lose the best football club in the area and all the history that goes with it, and there doesn't seem to be anything we can do." Mr Mighell said an arson attack on the ground's historic grandstand had robbed the club of spectator dollars. The Tigers had also been promised $400,000 from Football Victoria and the AFL if clubs like Essendon and Richmond could use the ground for their summer training. City Oval is currently shared by the cricket club, the Tigers and the Calder Connons. Cr John Kavanagh, who pushed for the cricketers to remain on their home ground, stood by the decision. "I am convinced that any fair minded person would say we have done the right thing," he said. "It is such a simple argument. The people of Moreland have paid for this ground and all three users are entitled to it." Richmond Football Club director of football Greg Miller said the AFL Club was devestated at the prospect of losing its reserves. "This has got to be the biggest blow in the history of the Coburg Football Club," Mr Miller said. "The whole process with council has angered them, and it has angered us just as much. "We had certainly planned on assisting with the development of the ground and were also looking to utilise it as a summer training facility." Football Victoria cheif executive Ken Gannon said the Tigers had advised him in writing of its inability to continue after this season. "We will be seeking discussions with Dean (Mighell) and their Richmond affilliates to get an assessment o the picture now." he said. "Over the years we have put a lot of effort into ensuring the viability of the club and it's been a difficult road. "Bu the road has always been closed off at the council end, not ours." Councillors have also decided to disband the City Oval working group. But the promised to maintain plans for an upgrade of the grounds' facilities.
Tiger
To baktiger / onslaught / burgerboys / footyman better teams than Coburg have fallen from the VFA. If the ground is no good, then move to Punt Rd. why should we prop you up. And another thing - watch your language ........
NorthPort
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I dont agree with Tigers comments regarding Coburg, but he is right regarding some of the language on this board, try and keep it fairly clean. I don't really want to turn on the swear filter.






NorthPort
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[quote="Tiger"]To baktiger / onslaught / burgerboys / footyman better teams than Coburg have fallen from the VFA. If the ground is no good, then move to Punt Rd. why should we prop you up. And another thing - watch your language ........[/quote] I don't think Coburg is asking the rest of the compeition to prop them up are they? I think they are trying to work out ways of generating a revenue stream with the help of FV. Not just asking them to fund them.






Dolphin
I can't see Coburg wanting anything from the competition. As far as I can see, they have been pressuring THEIR" local council to take some action that will allow them their own independent income stream so that they are not reliant on handouts. Don't be surprised when the Moreland Council next has a power problem at the Town Hall that it takes a week or 2 for the power to be turned back on!! (Just kidding Dean)

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