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Club Legend
Sep 30, 2014
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Geelong
Whereabouts are North Ballarat at? They have been locked out and can't get a re-entry. Is it that bad over there?
Maybe the board are still infighting but I dont see them ever coming back to the VFL.Mores the prty but they were not a loved club in Ballarat.
 

BlueJet

Premiership Player
Aug 16, 2009
4,807
4,340
AFL Club
Carlton
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North Ballarat
Exactly. But a lot of locals just shorten it to North City. Can confirm supporters are just as insufferable in the BFL as they were in the VFL. Maybe worse.
Maybe they just find your cheerleader schtick lame.
 

eth-dog

Premium Gold
Jan 11, 2007
78,133
36,681
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
The VFL has to be the most incompetent social media (and media in general) state league out there. Nothing on twitter, facebook or their own website yet but the fixture has been out for 24 hours. Every club has their own fixtures with a run down of highlights yet nothing from the VFL? FMD.

Anyway, highlights for Coburg:

1. Good Friday against NM at Arden St.
2. Double up against Collingwood, which will definitely help the coffers.
3. Play at Moorabbin for the first time in 57 years.
4. "Home" games against Essendon and Preston (affiliated with Carlton), which helps the coffers.

However due to Coburg City Oval redevelopments we need to play our "home" games in Cragieburn (5 games), Werribee, Melton, Preston and Ballarat (1 apiece). This will be a testing season for the Lions, hopefully we get through it.
 

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eth-dog

Premium Gold
Jan 11, 2007
78,133
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Essendon
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Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
I bet you miss the Phil Cleary days. Coburg and Frankston obviously punching above their weight but such proud teams with a strong history. I'd like to know what the VFL's 10 year plan is, that's if they even have one.
I would if I was around for them. Always loved Phil on the ABC though.
 

Dogs till i die

Club Legend
Dec 30, 2003
1,232
973
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Bulldogs / Willy / Palace
The VFL has to be the most incompetent social media (and media in general) state league out there. Nothing on twitter, facebook or their own website yet but the fixture has been out for 24 hours. Every club has their own fixtures with a run down of highlights yet nothing from the VFL? FMD.

Anyway, highlights for Coburg:

1. Good Friday against NM at Arden St.
2. Double up against Collingwood, which will definitely help the coffers.
3. Play at Moorabbin for the first time in 57 years.
4. "Home" games against Essendon and Preston (affiliated with Carlton), which helps the coffers.

However due to Coburg City Oval redevelopments we need to play our "home" games in Cragieburn (5 games), Werribee, Melton, Preston and Ballarat (1 apiece). This will be a testing season for the Lions, hopefully we get through it.
Werribee had a full year away from Chirnside a few years back and are thriving now, am sure the Burgers will survive.

Out of interest, what are the improvements being made at Piranha park?
 

eth-dog

Premium Gold
Jan 11, 2007
78,133
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AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
Werribee had a full year away from Chirnside a few years back and are thriving now, am sure the Burgers will survive.

Out of interest, what are the improvements being made at Piranha park?
That was whilst they were with NM though from memory.

Not sure really.
 

fumbler

Pick 54: Big Onions
Jun 28, 2012
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Richmond

pazza

Hall of Famer
Feb 18, 2003
31,577
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Essendon
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Liverpool
The VFL has to be the most incompetent social media (and media in general) state league out there. Nothing on twitter, facebook or their own website yet but the fixture has been out for 24 hours. Every club has their own fixtures with a run down of highlights yet nothing from the VFL? FMD.

Anyway, highlights for Coburg:

1. Good Friday against NM at Arden St.
2. Double up against Collingwood, which will definitely help the coffers.
3. Play at Moorabbin for the first time in 57 years.
4. "Home" games against Essendon and Preston (affiliated with Carlton), which helps the coffers.

However due to Coburg City Oval redevelopments we need to play our "home" games in Cragieburn (5 games), Werribee, Melton, Preston and Ballarat (1 apiece). This will be a testing season for the Lions, hopefully we get through it.
Hasn't there always been talk of Coburg moving up to Highgate anyway - seem to recall that from a few years back. Melton is an interesting choice for a match too.
 

fumbler

Pick 54: Big Onions
Jun 28, 2012
29,538
27,753
AFL Club
Richmond
Hasn't there always been talk of Coburg moving up to Highgate anyway - seem to recall that from a few years back. Melton is an interesting choice for a match too.
That was when they were a part of Richmond as we had tried to move on from Punt Rd.
 

Rickee

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May 23, 2016
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St Kilda
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Port Melbourne; Redan
Hasn't there always been talk of Coburg moving up to Highgate anyway - seem to recall that from a few years back. Melton is an interesting choice for a match too.
McPherson Park has just had quite an extensive redevelopment, so maybe the council wanted to show it off?
 

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MRobbo

Norm Smith Medallist
May 17, 2004
6,511
54
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Frankston,LA Lakers
The VFL has to be the most incompetent social media (and media in general) state league out there. Nothing on twitter, facebook or their own website yet but the fixture has been out for 24 hours. Every club has their own fixtures with a run down of highlights yet nothing from the VFL? FMD.

Anyway, highlights for Coburg:

1. Good Friday against NM at Arden St.
2. Double up against Collingwood, which will definitely help the coffers.
3. Play at Moorabbin for the first time in 57 years.
4. "Home" games against Essendon and Preston (affiliated with Carlton), which helps the coffers.

However due to Coburg City Oval redevelopments we need to play our "home" games in Cragieburn (5 games), Werribee, Melton, Preston and Ballarat (1 apiece). This will be a testing season for the Lions, hopefully we get through it.
AFL sacked the whole AFL Victoria media staff just before Christmas.

so the AFL are running the whole show.

still nothing up yet.
 

eth-dog

Premium Gold
Jan 11, 2007
78,133
36,681
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
AFL sacked the whole AFL Victoria media staff just before Christmas.

so the AFL are running the whole show.

still nothing up yet.
Well they weren't wrong to do so.

Anyway, Coburg look to have a pretty handy forward line for 2020:

Josh D’Intinosante - Peter McEvoy - Nathan Boucher
Sam Lowson - Callum Moore - Cooper Sharman

Hopefully that can help us cause a few upsets next year.
 
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