We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

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We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby saintspremiers » Sat 20 May 2017 6:12am

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Here's hoping we go to China. Bring it on!
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby samuraisaint » Sat 20 May 2017 9:29am

We have to sell our home game for that to happen don't we?
I think it's all a devious plot by Port not to have to face us in Melbourne again for the fifteenth time in 18 seasons. No wonder we've only won a third of our games against 'em.
Remember our record in Wellington - 0-3 and two of those losses were to teams significantly weaker and younger than we were at the time.
Mind you if the club makes half a million dollars + profit from it I am ashamed to say that I am for it. I would also support a game played in Auckland, but only if the profit margin rewards are significant.
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby BigMart » Sat 20 May 2017 9:31am

Hope not... it's disruptive and achieves nothing

These gimmicks are not worth pursuing.. but we are always willing to be guinea pigs
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby samuraisaint » Sat 20 May 2017 9:40am

BigMart wrote:Hope not... it's disruptive and achieves nothing

These gimmicks are not worth pursuing.. but we are always willing to be guinea pigs


I agree 100% with you on this, but at the moment our current agreement with Docklands is suffocating. This should change soon but if we were to host Port here in Melbourne with their supporter base which doesn't travel, and our supporter base which doesn't turn up in significant numbers at present, we would have to pay half a million dollars.

It will be interesting to see what the crowd is like versus Sydney today. Their supporters were in disappointing numbers last week according to a North supporter mate, however the Swans seem to be getting into a bit of form and are getting players back, plus we should draw an extra 5000 of our members than we got last week as we're on a bit of a roll ourselves.
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby carn_sainter » Sat 20 May 2017 10:05am

Awful idea. Capitalist greed and neooliberal delusion would be the only forces behind such a decision.

Can we be a footy club instead?
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby #gosaintas » Sat 20 May 2017 10:07am

I hope we do. Good excuse for a footy trip.
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby Linton Lodger » Sat 20 May 2017 7:24pm

Spare me. No! Our game is indigenous to Australia. China or New Zealand. What a wank!
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby WellardSaint » Sat 20 May 2017 7:26pm

if we land Dustin Martin, will he be allowed to travel to China with the team?

Most folk can't mix medicine and liquor, he can't mix chopsticks and liquor :lol: :shock: :oops:
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby Bluthy » Sat 20 May 2017 9:24pm

ARen't they anti-religious - would they want the Saints there? And would we be ok cow-toweling to a viscous controlling bunch of fascist despots. WEll they have loads of money and economic power so we can ignore all the human rights abuses I guess. So much principle in professional sport right.
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby saintbrat » Sat 20 May 2017 9:26pm

Finnis was asked today- and was curious as the suggestion has NEVER been discussed by Management or Board and the club is firmly focused on the nearer Neighbours- NZ
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby saintsRrising » Sat 20 May 2017 9:51pm

saintspremiers wrote:
Here's hoping we go to China. Bring it on!


You do understand that it would be a St Kilda HOME Game that we would have to give up? In yet another AFL rort PA are allowed to use the game to generate sponosorship revenue at the expense of another team's home game.


So no f********** way.
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby Enrico_Misso » Sat 20 May 2017 11:09pm

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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby dals_da_bomb » Sun 21 May 2017 5:26pm

Ugh thats annoying - cant they move it anywhere other than shanghai?
We just came back from a trip that finished in shanghai and i hated it with every core of my existence.

I refuse to go back to there at least to they get toilet paper and do something about the buckets.
*shudder*
there is way to many people in that city to provide buckets with no lids for used toilet paper.
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Re: We may be playing in Shanghai in 2018!

Postby saynta » Sun 21 May 2017 5:33pm

saintbrat wrote:Finnis was asked today- and was curious as the suggestion has NEVER been discussed by Management or Board and the club is firmly focused on the nearer Neighbours- NZ



Thank god for that. My prayers must be getting through.

Anyway, you only have to look at who wrote the article to know it is utter bulls***.

The crap that spews out of that woman disguised as news is unbelievable.
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