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The Bendigo council has intervened in a decision about use of the city's main football ground on Good Friday.

Both the Bendigo Football Netball League and the city's VFL team, the Bendigo Football Club, were scheduled to play games at the Queen Elizabeth Oval next year on Good Friday.

The parties were negotiating but failed to reach an agreement, so the council decided to allow the local league to keep its Good Friday date.

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Play it at Port Melbourne!!!!

Do it for the good of VFL footy, and for the fans.

Scheduling in Bendigo, when they knew (or should have known) the ground was already being used was plain dumb. Makes you wonder how some people at AFL Vic keep their job.

As for the Bendigo FC, not a good start given they are trying to generate support up there. They need to do EVERYTHING right by the local community, not get people off side. That was a dumb move on their part.

Well done to the council for making a swift, and decisive decision.

But we need a Good Friday game so back to the drawing board AFL Victoria.

A Good Friday game of VFL football in Melbourne could draw a bloody good crowd. No AFL game to contend with, the Essendon supporters will be looking for something to do, this really should be moved back to Port Melbourne.

 


Or play it at Windy Hill, and give Bendigo another game up there.

[quote=footyman]Play it at Port Melbourne!!!!

Do it for the good of VFL footy, and for the fans.

Scheduling in Bendigo, when they knew (or should have known) the ground was already being used was plain dumb. Makes you wonder how some people at AFL Vic keep their job.

As for the Bendigo FC, not a good start given they are trying to generate support up there. They need to do EVERYTHING right by the local community, not get people off side. That was a dumb move on their part.

Well done to the council for making a swift, and decisive decision.

But we need a Good Friday game so back to the drawing board AFL Victoria.[/quote]

This is what Bendigo are up against. No cooperation or support from their local district footy leagues.
In Ballarat the Ballarat football league prepare a draft draw then firm up when the VFL draw is announced so as not to clash with the BFL's night games set down to be played at Eureka stadium

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

Scheduling in Bendigo, when they knew (or should have known) the ground was already being used was plain dumb. Makes you wonder how some people at AFL Vic keep their job.

As I said in another post on this subject AFL Victoria (what a stupid name to start with AFL is a LEAGUE not a sport!!!!) wouldnt know if you were up them!

I doubt the real AFL or the mob at AFL Vic would have the guts to play a game in Melbourne on GF.

A replay of the 2011 Grand Final Port vs Willy at North Port would be great with 50% of the gate going to the RCH appeal.But NO thats way too easy!

Spot on digs. There was a deal stuck last year for the local league to hold the draw back until the VFL one was ready, but instead they released the draw early knowing that BFC wanted good Friday as an opener making sure they looked like the victims. Total shambles.

BFC as a stand alone club can work if the council gets behind it and helps with forming some sort of home base for the club..... unfortunatley it is unlikey to happen with the current people running the show.

[quote=thebloke]Spot on digs. There was a deal stuck last year for the local league to hold the draw back until the VFL one was ready, but instead they released the draw early knowing that BFC wanted good Friday as an opener making sure they looked like the victims. Total shambles.

BFC as a stand alone club can work if the council gets behind it and helps with forming some sort of home base for the club..... unfortunatley it is unlikey to happen with the current people running the show.[/quote]

There will be no positive improvement whilst Essendon are involved.
Unfortunately 2012 will be a complete & utter waste of time, money & all resources.
Bendigo should have bitten the bullet & given Essendon the flick straight away.
Nothing will be gained by both clubs for extending the agreement for a further 12 months.

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