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baktiger
Tigers, Cannons cool towards Sunbury move
From the Moreland Leader... Tigers, Cannons cood towards Sunbury move By Brad Bishop COBURG Tigers and the Calder Cannons have not committed to a move to be co-tennants of a yet to be built football venue at Sunbury, but they have not ruled out doing so in the future. Coburg president Dean Mighell and Cannons regional manager Chris Gleeson last week confirmed they were aware of a proposal from the Riddell District and Riddell District Junior football leagues that would see the VFL and TAC Cup affliates join them as tenants of a purpose-built facility at the developing Rolling Meadows estate. Mr Mighell said under no circumstances would he like to see Coburg move away from Coburg City Oval, but he feared the club was on the brink of extinction and may have no other alternative. "It's been dicussed, not in a formal sense, but we've raised the potential of that and that will not be a footy club that I'll be a part of," Mr Mighell said. "I'm a Coburg person and I love Coburg, I love its history, I love City Oval and I wouldn't be part of a move down there but the VFL and clubs like Richmond will make a decision about what's in the best interests of football." While Coburg has not been officially approached by the RDFL and RDJFL regarding relocation, the Cannons have. Mr Gleeson last month attended a meeting with the two leagues and Hume Council that outlined the proposal, and while he said year-round use of their own ground was a tantalising prospect, the Cannons are happy at Coburg City Oval for the time being. "I thought it would be an opportunity to listen to what people had to say at that meeting," Mr Gleeson said. "City Oval is our number one priority, there's no doubt about that. "That's where we'd like to be based and where we'd like our iffices to be based, where we'd like to play our home games and we'd like to be based there for a long time to come." RDFL general manager Neill Sharpe has not yet given up hope on the Tigers and Cannons.
billythekid
And who really believes that the ex VFA clubs have any say in their future as they a clearly now just the AFL reserves and will more and more be forced to do what big brother AFL wants?. Sad but true. Also does anyone think that a stand alone club will ever win the premiership the way the comp is structured to favour the aligined clubs even Tassie with massive favourtism and a whole State to pick from couldnt make so far.
baktiger
[quote="billythekid"]And who really believes that the ex VFA clubs have any say in their future as they a clearly now just the AFL reserves and will more and more be forced to do what big brother AFL wants?. Sad but true. [/quote] I'd hope that the AFL club involved would want to have a closer location than Sunbury! I've not heard anything recent with regard to the idea of making Coburg City Oval football only, but if they did move, it would make it VERY difficult for us to get to games - no car you see. It's bad enough rushing to get to games at Frankston etc after all the junior sport is over on the weekends .. but we try our best.
Dolphin
[quote="billythekid"]And who really believes that the ex VFA clubs have any say in their future as they a clearly now just the AFL reserves and will more and more be forced to do what big brother AFL wants?. Sad but true. Also does anyone think that a stand alone club will ever win the premiership the way the comp is structured to favour the aligined clubs even Tassie with massive favourtism and a whole State to pick from couldnt make so far.[/quote] Am I the only one getting tired of the constant negativity. I fail to see how a competition can be promoted, as I think you desire, when all you do is bag it. Get over it.
footymad
Couldn't agree more Dolphin!! Why do you guys follow the competition when you bag it so much??
baktiger
[quote="footymad"] Why do you guys follow the competition when you bag it so much??[/quote] Me? I don't think I was bagging ? was I?
billythekid
If you dont like the [b]Truth[/b] Dolphin then bad luck but I suggest you take the blinkers and rose coloured glasses off and visit the real world. BTW I have never said I like what is happening to a once interesting competition and I doubt if anything I or anyone else does will have any difference to the final demise of the VFL in its present form. Tell me which clubs are travelling alright? Including the AFL backed ones. IMO teams like Coburg, Springvale, Box Hill and Preston who have sold out to AFL clubs would have been better dropping to a local comp and keeping their identity and traditions intact. At least Port,Willy and Sandy are still hanging in there but for how much longer?.
Dolphin
[quote="footymad"]Couldn't agree more Dolphin!! Why do you guys follow the competition when you bag it so much??[/quote] Its only one, so we don't need to include all in any critisism. All bar one poster in these forums supports the competition. Every single one of them has complained about something at some point, including me. But at there is some encouragement nd support and suggestions offered. I cannot understand why somebody who despises the competition so much, would even bother to contue to waste his time. If he thinks it is dead, then he should just bury it and walk away. He serves nobody well, including himself, to continue with the constant negativity without any suggestions for change. His posts are a waste of time, and I whilst I am significant;ly opposed to censorship, I think Onslaught should have a look at it if it continues, as it is spoiling what I think is a great forum.
Shamus
Billythekid is correct a stand alone club will never win a VFL premiership, I enjoy his input to this website, he has an opinion and should be free to express it.
Dolphin
I don't. If somebody kept dropping by your house and continually told you your mother/wife/sister is fat, dumb & ugly and without worth, would you keep letting him in?
Dolphin
[quote="Shamus"]Billythekid is correct a stand alone club will never win a VFL premiership, I enjoy his input to this website, he has an opinion and should be free to express it.[/quote] What odds does "never" get?

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