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billythekid
[quote="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?[/quote] Depends if it is the truth Mate! Ban me if you wish but thats the gutless way out. OH I forgot you support Frankston where if you open your mouth you get a belt in the mouth from the local bogans.Remember the 1997 GF when your mob foolishly went the bash against Sandy and lost their only chance of winning a GF in recent times?
Dolphin
Totally miss the point
NorthPort
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I won't be banning anyone for being negative. Back on topic... As metropolitan melbourne expands, I can understand the thinking of a move towards Sunbury, so that there are VFL clubs in the major growth corridors of Melbourne... just as Springvale is doing in shifting to Cranbourne (and potentially Preston moving out towards Whittlesea). Unfortunately, "moving with the times" can destroy the fabric of a club, and not attract support in their new home. I hope that the Coburg faithful make sure their voice is heard before such a radical change is considered. I can't see how the club could maintain two venues, eg. playing some at Coburg and some at Sunbury successfully, so as a traditionalist, I would hope that the Lions stay at Coburg. I would expect that Coburg already have some involvement in the North-West corridor and the Calder U18 zone.

 


Dolphin
I agree that the clubs having to move will have an impact. Don't be surprised though if the Coburg/Calder story is a bit of a beat up to put some pressure on the Moreland Council. If you look at the Scorpions move, I know that they would have been better geographically to move to say Berwick/Naree Warren, but the land that was given to Casey was the land at Cranbourne. Equally, Calder/Coburg would probably be better off to not move as far as Sunbury, but if that is the offer, then thats the only option. Sunbury is probably a little too close to Werribee as well. I certainly understand the issue of the clubs losing traditional supporters, but haven't a lot of clubs already lost a lot of them through the alignments anyway. The competition needs to regenerate, and any options need to at least be considered. I don't say throw out the tradition, just worth having a look. At this point it is way too hard for Coburg in their current arrangements with City Oval, just as it was with Springvale at Newcomen Rd. I first went the City Oval in 1964 when I was 2 years old. I certainly have a very soft spot for Coburg and its history and I would rather they were able to stay where they are, but you have to look at your market, and your future.
GOALdenHawk
The other problem I see is I doubt they will get many new supporters by moving to Sunbury. From the point of view of the Cannons it probably makes sense, but Sunbury and the surrounding areas already have several well supported local clubs - I doubt very much people are going to abandon these and support a VFL club - if anything they will see it as a threat.
Dolphin
[quote="GOALdenHawk"]The other problem I see is I doubt they will get many new supporters by moving to Sunbury. From the point of view of the Cannons it probably makes sense, but Sunbury and the surrounding areas already have several well supported local clubs - I doubt very much people are going to abandon these and support a VFL club - if anything they will see it as a threat.[/quote] But isn't that the same for the Casey Scorpions?
GOALdenHawk
[quote="Dolphin"][quote:136a23a860="GOALdenHawk"]The other problem I see is I doubt they will get many new supporters by moving to Sunbury. From the point of view of the Cannons it probably makes sense, but Sunbury and the surrounding areas already have several well supported local clubs - I doubt very much people are going to abandon these and support a VFL club - if anything they will see it as a threat.[/quote] But isn't that the same for the Casey Scorpions?[/quote] Yes, I think it will be to some extent, although I'm not sure if Cranbourne is as strong as Sunbury. Population growth is also stronger out that way. But they are going to have their work cut out.

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