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zebraman
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New Frankston Grandstand

It's coming along well

zebraman
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Very similar to the previous building...looks like it is a little further back from the fence as the original stand...some seats already in there

Sandy. The most successful club in the past 30 years

magnavox

i was told last night it will be finished on the 22nd October and the mayor will have an opening on 29th October

stevo

with a new grand stand and hopefully a few more signings dollies could even push for finals in 2011, club has a real buzz around it at the moment that i havent felt since the lovett days

paul

Dont get too carried away Stevo!!
But certainly the club has been a remarkably positive place in the past 12 months and that can only be a good thing.

iceman

had pretty good shape to it when scorps played there to the latter part of the season. More concrete in the structure by the look this time which is a good thing...

The VFL needs a strong Frankston (needs a strong every club) but in a lot of ways i'm a big believer that the stand alone VFL sides and part aligned sides increase the integrity of the comp

iceman

Also Paul and Stevo, there has been whispers, even if from pretty irrelevant sources, that St. Kilda may look to half a split alignment with Frankston and Sandy.

To be honest I believe split alignment are best for the comp at the moment but are either of you two aware of Frankston current view on alignments etc?

Then apart from that what are your own personal views on potential alignments?

stevo

I have heard about that iceman. With Macey at the helm at frankston they will never be aligned. Split allignments are definatly better then full. For me there are a few positives and negatives

1. I like stand alone because it makes it so much better when your team is playing well against AFL 2's sides (basically).

2. Develops young players that can become AFL draft bait (hibberd, gabriel)

on the other hand...

1. Once the stand alone clubs have had there "window" so to speak, it takes a long time to rebuild, where having a split allingment would keep the team at a pretty solid strength.

2. IF there were AFL boys running around at Frankston Park there would be a lot bigger crowds down there which means more $$$ for the club

digs

[quote=stevo]I have heard about that iceman. With Macey at the helm at frankston they will never be aligned. Split allignments are definatly better then full. For me there are a few positives and negatives

1. I like stand alone because it makes it so much better when your team is playing well against AFL 2's sides (basically).

2. Develops young players that can become AFL draft bait (hibberd, gabriel)

on the other hand...

1. Once the stand alone clubs have had there "window" so to speak, it takes a long time to rebuild, where having a split allingment would keep the team at a pretty solid strength.

2. IF there were AFL boys running around at Frankston Park there would be a lot bigger crowds down there which means more $$$ for the club[/quote]

Frankston would be crazy not to consider a split alignment irrespective of whether Bryan Mace likes it or not. I would have thought that the board makes those decisions.
Could also be the right direction for Sandringham with their new coach determined to run the ship their way.
With the dollars saved on player payments a bit more can be offered to those players that remain loyal & a solid base can be structured, but never relent on who's the boss.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

paul

I think Frankston will stay stand alone as long as the can financially, and hopefully that is a long time. I dont agree with the idea that more people would attend if Frankston had AFL players in the side. In fact I think other clubs, particularly Sandringham, show that it in fact that can alienate long term fans.

As for the St Kilda one, I think the Saints are keen on the idea, but hopefully Frankston keeps improving financially as it has the past couple of years so they dont have to seriously consider that option. But if it came to pass that an alignment was the only option then a partial one would certainly be my preference.

Saintgail

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