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footyman
A day at a praccy match

Dropped into Princes Park this arvo, arrived about 12.30 (half an hour before the senior game). The kiosk had already run out of teamlists.

By quarter time in the senior game the kiosk had run out of all food. And only had a small supply of drinks left. Not long after they ran out of those too.

You have to wonder why VFL clubs get things so wrong don't you? Did they expect fifty people to turn up there or something? The crowd was quite good. But if we expect people to return we need to actually look after them.

On one hand we have clubs sooking about their finances, yet the Bullants let a reasonable money making opportunity go to waste this afternoon. To their credit they sent some poor bloke out to the local Coles to buy some trays of sausages but the BBQ was off for an hour.

MinkaBeaver

This probably won't help your mood, but guess which venue ran a practice match extremely well today? One clue - it's in one of Melbourne's substantial growth corridors.

caseyscorp

Another clue for you footyman.....it's in the south-eastern growth corridor.

footyman

[quote=MinkaBeaver]This probably won't help your mood, but guess which venue ran a practice match extremely well today? One clue - it's in one of Melbourne's substantial growth corridors.[/quote]
There's definately something wrong with the usernames on this forum...is that you Caseyscorp??????????

Wouldn't say I'm in a foul mood about today but it amazes me that a club could so inaccurately cater for a crowd. Run out of food at 3/4 time fair enough, not at the start of the game!!!!!

And the teamlists - as a mate of mine pointed out today, the cost of printing teamsheets is nothing in comparison to the publicity the Bullants could've given all their sponsors by sticking their logos at the bottom of the page.

Opportunities lost because, like so many things in VFL football, NO CARE OR THOUGHT IS GIVEN by the people in charge. That word "care" is a key one. The Bullants should think:

"How can we get people to embrace our footy club?"
"How can we make sure they enjoy the day and want to come back?"

Well not having any food for the crowd or not helping them identify the players is not the way to do it.

Amazes me the sorts of muppets that run football clubs, it really does.

footyman

[quote=caseyscorp]Another clue for you footyman.....it's in the south-eastern growth corridor.[/quote]
You're back....it's been so quiet without you.

Do the City of Casey pay you double time on a Saturday night to spruik Casey Fields?

caseyscorp

I've had a busy few days, AFL matches on Thursday, Friday & Saturday night, and I managed to drop in for a while at the venue in the south-eastern growth area this afternoon.

I don't need to be paid to annoy you....it's just good fun. ;)

footyman

[quote=caseyscorp]
it's just good fun. ;)[/quote]
Thanks Chief. :beer:
Glad to hear I amuse ya.

MinkaBeaver

[quote=footyman]
There's definately something wrong with the usernames on this forum...is that you Caseyscorp?????????? [/quote]

Alas, no. Still little old double fanny :p

Basically, the Scorpions today provided the two things you missed out on - teamsheets and food.

I've noticed that the Bullants' games at Carlton are nowhere near as well organised and catered for as at Cramer Street. Considering that this was a praccy game against their local rivals, you'd think that some preparation would have gone into it.

I can understand how occasional visitors would be turned off by this - it's all a bit disappointing.

footyman

[quote=MinkaBeaver]
Basically, the Scorpions today provided the two things you missed out on - teamsheets and food.
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Bugger! They do a great job down there at the Casey Fields dont they?

How was the day anyway mate, who won? Any standouts?

MinkaBeaver

A surprisingly high quality of footy considering that the Scorpions had just five survivors from last year, and the Dolphins had suffered a sluggish start to their pre-season.

Frankston kicked out in the first term to lead by four goals at quarter-time, and despite Casey's efforts to slowly reel them in the visitor's hung on by three points - 12.15 (87) to 12.12 (84).

Frankston also won the Ressies (19.8 to 13.8 ), but I only saw about five minutes of it so I can't comment on what happened.

I'll write a full report for here tomorrow - it was an honest enough hit-out to give a review.

InForAPenny

Similar issue at the Williamstown v Box Hill game.

It was at Whitten Oval and the WB Cheer Squad ran the food venue. They were very nice, friendly people but they to ran out of everything bar Sausages in a roll before half time. They could perhaps be forgiven as they have not catered for a VFL praccy match before and on such a fine day there were probably 400-500 people in attendance. Nevertheless is was an opportunity that went begging.

BTW After a very slow start (down about 6 goals at 1/4 time) Williamstown won by about 7 goals.

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