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Have you had a look out the back of the
new facility they built? There’s a heap of plaques with peoples names on them, or did they just forget yours?
The original bricks/pavers were lost I think.
They were for foundation MR club members or some fundraising group, can’t even remember all the details now. Not the end of the world. I’ve got my name up on the MR club which I’m more than happy with.
Just that line about refusing bricks reminded me of the promise made before the last build.
 

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Isn’t it the same it’s just the new pictures are from the outside of the ground and this one’s perspective is from the ground
There is extra seating at the top and a different roof. Less lego like

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Mr Ambrose is obviously not a Richmond supporter. 'Progress' saw the much more tragic end to the MCG members and more importantly the Long Room. The loss of the long room was a travesty which surely through a (likely expensive) work around could have been saved.

Variations of the Punt Rd stand can be seen in many suburban and country footy grounds, it's just not that special, it's just old. I doubt many here have even sat in the Punt Rd stand (named after Jack only in 1996). As long as they name the new stand after Jack Dyer I am fine with doing what the club and community needs.

The alternative might be back to Craigieburn and the total loss of our spiritual home on Punt Rd (and ready access to the many Swan Street bars as we continue to rack up premierships). Collingwood, Hawthorn, Essendon no longer have their spiritual homes.

and I don't like irrelevant worthless windbag bureaucrats sticking their noses into our business and telling us what to do, swivel on it National Trust, go save an old toilet block somewhere.
 

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Looks awful to me and it shouldn't be replacing the old grandstand that is part of Melbourne's history.
I also thought it was curious that Peggy won the Melbournian of the year when she is one of the people behind this.
Goes to show that corporates rule and do what they want and awards go to corporates.
Melbournian of the year should have been a nurse.
 

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Looks awful to me and it shouldn't be replacing the old grandstand that is part of Melbourne's history.
I also thought it was curious that Peggy won the Melbournian of the year when she is one of the people behind this.
Goes to show that corporates rule and do what they want and awards go to corporates.
Melbournian of the year should have been a nurse.
Tell me, what is your alternative to give us the facilities for the next 100 years and an MCG sized training ground that will definitely contribute to onfield success
 

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Tell me, what is your alternative to give us the facilities for the next 100 years and an MCG sized training ground that will definitely contribute to onfield success
Is the new grandstand the same size as the old one?
Do you agree with the National Trust that the old grandstand has cultural and historical significance to Victoria?
 
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Is the new grandstand the same size as the old one?
Do you agree with the National Trust that the old grandstand has cultural and historical significance to Victoria?
I think that the stand at the MCG had much more significance than the one at Punt rd, don't get me wrong I would love to keep it but the RFC at Punt rd oval way into the future has more cultural significance.

Is the new grandstand the same size as the old one?

No one can sit in the old one

You still haven't given an alternative
 

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I think that the stand at the MCG had much more significance than the one at Punt rd, don't get me wrong I would love to keep it but the RFC at Punt rd oval way into the future has more cultural significance.

Is the new grandstand the same size as the old one?

No one can sit in the old one

You still haven't given an alternative
Having MCG size dimensions is not essential imo. We did win 3 flags without that.
I think it's better to train away from all that traffic in pre-season anyway.
Use a MCG size ground for pre-season training in Craigiburn and increase our supporter base in that area.
Even with a new grandstand, punt road will still be too small in ten years imo.
 

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Having MCG size dimensions is not essential imo. We did win 3 flags without that.
I think it's better to train away from all that traffic in pre-season anyway.
Use a MCG size ground for pre-season training in Craigiburn and increase our supporter base in that area.
Even with a new grandstand, punt road will still be too small in ten years imo.
Sounds saints-esk to me and that turned our super, you can stick the Craigieburn alternative, I had to drive there last week and its a 48 minute drive from the CBD on a good day and over an hour from where I am in Blackburn.
 

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I like it. Gives us the extra space we need and a grandstand we can actually use. By the time we start to outgrow this I would expect the government has caved to developers and allowed development over the railway lines which would surely include making Brunton Ave a tunnel and allow walking directly to Richmond station to the G, we just need to make sure our interests are captured when those decisions take place and we'll have more space again behind the Brunton Ave end goals.
 

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Looks awful to me and it shouldn't be replacing the old grandstand that is part of Melbourne's history.
I also thought it was curious that Peggy won the Melbournian of the year when she is one of the people behind this.
Goes to show that corporates rule and do what they want and awards go to corporates.
Melbournian of the year should have been a nurse.
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Imagine driving from Packenham or Frankston to Craigieburn with the kids to watch training, worst suggestion ever
 

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I like it. Gives us the extra space we need and a grandstand we can actually use. By the time we start to outgrow this I would expect the government has caved to developers and allowed development over the railway lines which would surely include making Brunton Ave a tunnel and allow walking directly to Richmond station to the G, we just need to make sure our interests are captured when those decisions take place and we'll have more space again behind the Brunton Ave end goals.
The Richmond station precinct redevelopment would def be on the cards
 

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Having MCG size dimensions is not essential imo. We did win 3 flags without that.
I think it's better to train away from all that traffic in pre-season anyway.
Use a MCG size ground for pre-season training in Craigiburn and increase our supporter base in that area.
Even with a new grandstand, punt road will still be too small in ten years imo.
The WAFL and the VFL had too get special permission to play at punt rd because of the size of the ground .

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