And I can tell you CATEGORICALLY from those that make the decisions that you are full of crap.
Have belief for the path to victory has been well worn however seldom do we arrive at the destination.
My only concern for Coburg is (and I want them to do well) is where is the money going to come from?
Frankston, Port and Willi can standalone as they have the pokies which pump in enough dollars.
However, we've seen at the other end with Bendigo, how they have really struggled without facilities in their first year.
Facilities wise, Coburg is a lot better off then Bendigo, but I worry how they will raise the $800,000 to be competitive.
Like I said though, I genuinely hope they can do well for the sake of the whole competition.
Hey Disco since your mates the labour Gov decided to put the pokies up for Auction there are a lot of licence holders that are struggling.It is not a licence to print money but is some cases a licence to lose money.And you know that I know that this is FACT.
Who's shoes would you rather be in?
I'm looking forward to being able to watch the Coburg Lions in action again next year.
However they go it will be great to be able to follow them again after their involvement with Richmond meant i couldn't for years. As a Carlton supporter i found i couldn't switch allegiances to Preston either so i just switched off the competition altogether.
I was born and bred in Coburg and loved watching them for many, many years, just so happy to have my club back.
Gab, for how long had you followed Coburg prior to the alignment ?[/quote]
From the early 70's.
In otherwords Gab you would have seen the burgers in the famous relegation match against Preston where there were goals galore in a very high scoring game. Coburg got relgated in 1973 after that match but rebounded well in 1974 to beat Brunswick in the 2nd division GF. They made it to the Prelim in 1st Division in 1977 only to lose to Sandy. Two years later they won their first flag in 51 years. Would have been great memories for you Gab.
vfa, i suspected this timing would interest you. My first recollection of seeing 'town down at Coburg was 1972 - freezing cold day and getting to the game by train (probably on a red rattler) is all i can remember.
Another "FACT" you should learn is its the Australian LABOR Party not labour!
Actually one of my early memories of the city Oval was in the 1950s when the Victorian Tech Schools sports were held there I was always impressed by the size of the grandstand that has to be the biggest in the VFA/now VFL its a bloody disgrace that the pathetic ethnic dominated (read soccer) Moreland Council hasnt fixed this piece of football history up.
The first game is in the late 1950s when Preston was using City Oval as their ground was being top dressed
The game was against Port and had one of the most despicible acts I ever saw on a football ground two Port players held a Preston ruckman while another knocked him out BREAKING HIS JAW the Preston player had dared to tell the truth at the tribunal the previous season and got one of the Port players suspended and this was pay back time. The Port players were all suspended for the incident and the Preston player never player footy again.
A good indication as to how Sandy were travelling is if they could win at Coburg in the wind rain and mud which in the middle of winter was normal at any of the 4 northern grounds.
Dont know how they will go next year lets hope they can put a half decent team on the paddock seeing how Carlton have ****** Preston royaly.
Yup, i have vivid memories of those days, in fact i have a couple of old black and white photos somewhere of the Coburg boys breaking the banner before that second division Grand Final against Brunswick.
1979 was a great year, got to see my two teams, Carlton and Coburg win premierships.
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