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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dave McNamara » Fri 11 Dec 2015 3:25am

Bumity, bump, bump. :D


Seems the Poodles have started to cotton-on, and have been trying for a premiership points game or two at the Western Oval.

Gee. We risk getting left behind.

St Kilda and the Junction Oval are way more exciting than Dogscray.

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Matt Finnis CEO wrote:"St Kilda is an iconic part of Melbourne which has an identifiable attitude and spirit that is really aligned with where we want to take the club. It is grounded but it is aspirational, it is eclectic, everyone belongs, and we say how do we capture that as an identity? It would be a good move on so many levels for the club."
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dave McNamara » Fri 11 Dec 2015 3:25am

The Fireman wrote:The JO is the Go.

8-)
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby samuraisaint » Fri 11 Dec 2015 3:01pm

St. Kilda's a great place, but we're going back to Moorabbin.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Playon » Fri 11 Dec 2015 4:37pm

Yeah I'd much rather go home than the JO :)
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby saintbrat » Fri 11 Dec 2015 9:26pm

you just never know when news comes these days
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby samuraisaint » Fri 11 Dec 2015 10:07pm

Playon wrote:Yeah I'd much rather go home than the JO :)


I would have liked Frankston to have worked - let's be honest it was doomed from the moment they moved to Seaford instead of Kars St Reserve (VFA Ground) - but we are going back to Moorabbin and we'll get our VFL side.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Wayne42 » Fri 11 Dec 2015 10:11pm

Dave McNamara wrote:
The Fireman wrote:The JO is the Go.

8-)


The Government has given the ground we dumped in the early sixties to cricket.

There will be NO AFL presence at he Junction oval... Ever.

Forget these pipe dreams and embrace reality.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby samuraisaint » Sat 12 Dec 2015 9:43am

The State Government have committed to a multi-million dollar deal which will see us relocated back to Linton Street, which everyone on Saintsational already knew anyway. We need a reserves side in the VFL to develop our players properly and that is going to be a part of the long term strategy of the club, as we already knew, and that requires a ground we can use regularly.
Frankston could have been okay, but Seaford was always going to be difficult to make work. We really needed to be based at the VFL ground there and to be honest I think the club blew the Frankston move as soon as the off-Broadway Seaford site was mooted.
St. Kilda FC can do the odd event in St. Kilda for PR, but for good or ill we were never seriously going to relocate back there or go to Elsternwick, much as I personally would have liked them to.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby saynta » Sat 12 Dec 2015 10:17am

Wayne42 wrote:
Dave McNamara wrote:
The Fireman wrote:The JO is the Go.

8-)


The Government has given the ground we dumped in the early sixties to cricket.

There will be NO AFL presence at he Junction oval... Ever.

Forget these pipe dreams and embrace reality.


The JO was never really a home. We were treated like poor tenants, second class citizens and were ripped off by the cricket club

The saints were glad to get out of the dump. NEVER to return.

Get a grip Dave.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby sasaint » Sun 13 Dec 2015 9:35am

Rome was not built in a day ------ I'm on the D-McK train
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Wayne42 » Sun 13 Dec 2015 10:16am

Just in case this hasn't already been confirmed..

http://www.saints.com.au/news/2015-12-1 ... oming-home
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby saintbrat » Sun 13 Dec 2015 10:18am

Premier manages to make it an election type announcment by naming EVERY sporting facility they have put funds into- Geelong, Collingwood, Bulldogs, etc etc etc-- oh and by the way we are at moorabbin ;))))
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dave McNamara » Tue 12 Jan 2016 3:53pm

Bump.
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Matt Finnis CEO wrote:"St Kilda is an iconic part of Melbourne which has an identifiable attitude and spirit that is really aligned with where we want to take the club. It is grounded but it is aspirational, it is eclectic, everyone belongs, and we say how do we capture that as an identity? It would be a good move on so many levels for the club."
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dave McNamara » Tue 12 Jan 2016 3:55pm


Enjoy... I did. Thanks for posting that. :D

And from listening to the lyrics... it's pretty clear where Paul Dempsey wants our wondrous club to be. :D




(And no, I don't know Paul Dempsey, and I didn't put him up to it. :lol: )
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dave McNamara » Fri 11 Mar 2016 8:23pm

Bump.


See what happens without Pluggsy. Three months since this thread has been returned to where it belongs! :evil:
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Matt Finnis CEO wrote:"St Kilda is an iconic part of Melbourne which has an identifiable attitude and spirit that is really aligned with where we want to take the club. It is grounded but it is aspirational, it is eclectic, everyone belongs, and we say how do we capture that as an identity? It would be a good move on so many levels for the club."
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dave McNamara » Fri 11 Mar 2016 8:32pm

Way, way too good to be lost in that Dockedlands thread!

Please read, and seriously consider, the following Saintsationalists...

evertonfc wrote:How is it that every football club in Europe has their own stadium (at worst, sharing between two clubs - Olimpico, San Siro) yet we have shoehorn our clubs into stadiums they don't want to be in?

As of the 2015–16 season, there are fourteen teams playing in professional leagues in London. They've pretty much all done clever re-designs to stay modern and relevant.

Crucially, the individual stadiums of each club have helped foster individuality, identity and a sense of community.

I can't believe the clubs aren't striving to put this back on the agenda, at a time when clubs play basically identical styles of football, recruit the same kinds of players from the same pool and copy each other's game plans.

Long-term, with so little distinguishing each club from the next, I wonder if this will be a problem for the AFL going forward.


(Geelong have maintained their own ground...and look at what's happened to them.)

Fantastic post, EFC!!!

Nails the essence, the reason to exist! :idea:

We aren't vanilla like the other mobs. We support the mighty Saintas because in an ever more same-same football world, our club was/is/remains... unique, totally different to the herd. The Saintas don't do conformity.
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Matt Finnis CEO wrote:"St Kilda is an iconic part of Melbourne which has an identifiable attitude and spirit that is really aligned with where we want to take the club. It is grounded but it is aspirational, it is eclectic, everyone belongs, and we say how do we capture that as an identity? It would be a good move on so many levels for the club."
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dave McNamara » Fri 11 Mar 2016 8:42pm

And whilst I'm pulling posts from other threads, here's another one that 'gets it'.

EFC encapsulated the 'reason' the 'essence' of our club, and how that's needs/deserves our return home.

'Head' and 'heart' argument all in one. :D :idea:

And here's another argument from the 'head' perspective.

Thanks big D. 8-)


the dome wrote:... I envy Geelong with their Kardinia Park and its' space to comfortably absorb a rebuild and position themselves into a stronger financial position as we all move into the future. I remember back to the grant Thomas era when I think I heard Grant state that we can learn a lot from Geelong, we still can...


JO.

Get us home Saintas' BOM.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dr Spaceman » Fri 11 Mar 2016 8:59pm

How can it happen?

It can't!

We have a home, it's in Moorabbin and we're on our way.

We associate heavily with the suburb in which we were born, but are unlikely to ever return.

As for playing games at JO - pleeeease?

Explain to me, realistically, how this can ever happen.

I'm not against the romance of the idea, but there's more chance of playing on Mars.

And the Geelong comparisons are totally irrelevant. Have a look at the history of Kardinia Park and how it got to where it is today.

Embrace the real world; embrace Moorabbin!
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby The Fireman » Fri 11 Mar 2016 10:06pm

The JO is the go
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Bernard Shakey » Fri 11 Mar 2016 10:09pm

The Fireman wrote:The JO is the go


You forgot the last two letters KE
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dr Spaceman » Fri 11 Mar 2016 10:10pm

The Fireman wrote:The JO is the go

Sounds good.

It rhymes.

But how do we make it the go? We can't. Impossible.

Unfortunately the JO is the no.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby The Fireman » Fri 11 Mar 2016 10:17pm

Sounds good is good.
The JO will always be the go...we just have to make it happen.

Lets make it happen and stick the negativity where the sun don't shine.
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Jacks Back » Fri 11 Mar 2016 10:22pm

Dave, the JO is not going to happen but as I said in another thread why hasn't CV taken it over yet? Why does that ground have to be THE ground for Cricket Victoria when they get no crowds anyway? Why can't they play at the Albert Reserve there between St Kilda Road & Queens Parade?
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby Dr Spaceman » Fri 11 Mar 2016 10:24pm

The Fireman wrote:Lets make it happen

How???
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Re: Saints homeward bound!!

Postby tony74 » Fri 11 Mar 2016 10:29pm

Change of State Govt wouldn't hurt.
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