Analysis Cockburn vs Freo - Should we move back

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Sweetback

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Not sure that us moving back to Fremantle with FG money would be enough to get him votes.Would there!!! How many of you would vote for them IF they provided us with a few more mill.

We don’t have to vote for him, he just needs to give us the money, and before the election. Promises are no good to us because Scotty is all announcement no delivery, unless you’re in a liberal seat.
 

anchor man

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We don’t have to vote for him, he just needs to give us the money, and before the election. Promises are no good to us because Scotty is all announcement no delivery, unless you’re in a liberal seat.
He can announce all he likes, he wont be there to deliver. But then again... has he ever delivered on any thing!
 

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blue shark

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As an AFL club it is better to be in a neutral venue like Cockburn. We have control of our own destiny.
The establishment of the club, hatred between Souths and Easts is irrational and neither club would bend.
Besides myself included don’t see Fremantle as just the Port.
We have a spiritual connection, but it’s a lifestyle, vibe more
than anything else.
The football forged from the Derby games, is our heritage not a football ground.
 

poshman

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politics in the politics thread if we are going to be critical of one side or the other maybe...

I think the women playing there and the once a week training session is enough. Cockburn is not far from freo and is developing all the time.
 

anchor man

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Of course, you people do realise that there are quite a number of our players live in Success, Atwell area.
Cockburn central is not that far from Fremantle.
And also, in the earlier days Jandakot, was considered as part of Fremantle.
 

FreoBraddles

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Does anyone know the terms of the agreement between FFC and Cockburn Council for the facilities and move? Are we locked in for a certain number of years?

The initial agreement was for 21 years, with the FFC having an option to extend for a further 21. So we have about 16 years left on the initial lease.

We have also just committed $5.8mil or thereabouts to extensions/additions to our facilities there so any talk about moving back to Fremantle in the short term is well wide of the mark.

Our relationship with the CoC is seemingly very strong also, with them essentially agreeing to front us the money for our part of the expansion of the Cockburn facilities after the onset of Covid 19 and the club subsequently losing revenue.

The redevelopment of Fremantle Oval does also have an option for FFC to execute their right to an option in the deal to build a third storey on the SFFC building that would be paid for by and leased to the FFC to give us a physical presence in Fremantle - I believe there was talk that our community team could be based their and utilise Fremantle Oval for community events/camps/clinics etc.
 

Freo Big Fella

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Please name a single hurdle. Just one.

  • Requirement to drop millions on net-zero and other non-negotiable add-ons imposed by the Council
  • Council unwilling to entertain any changes to the plan they'd put forward, and the Freo Society gearing up to campaign against it regardless
  • Souths always hating the Club having a permanent base there and pushing to fight tooth and nail against any changes to their infrastructure, regardless of what we needed for our facilities



Looks great, but I'll believe it when I see it. Plenty of local egos and NIMBYs still to be pacified.

I think the approach we're taking the moment (AFLW games, regular training sessions, the pop up shop/office) is the right one - the idea we drop tens of millions dumping Cockburn to satisfy a few hysterical Freo Herald letter writers is ludicrous.
 

88mph

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It's so clear that management want back into Freo.

Let's just buy some cream and get rid of the cockburn.
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