- Jul 9, 2010
- AFL Club
If they all held games of a high standard and were getting 8,000 each a week then yes you'd need to question the funding. I mean this isn't like the NRL where there are three or so 'main' stadiums that are all being redeveloped within about five years (what a joke), as well as a dozen small grounds that all got money poured into them via political pandering.. they're small grounds worth keeping because they don't really need upkeep.Retaining Subi Oval is an extravagant luxury.
Subi, Leederville and the WACA are within a few km. And they're all ****. Given two haven't been used regularly or at all for WAFL some rationalisation is needed.
I don't see the issue in Perth, a city essentially of 2 million people or so, having three well developed stadiums: 60,000 for footy, 20,000 for soccer, and 20,000 at the WACA. That's pretty fair.
Then Laithlain for the Eagles, which has a dual benefit for the Perth Demons. Are the WAFC going there? They should, that or the WACA.
Subiaco has a fair bit of parkland but to me what else are you going to chuck there? Medium density dwellings? People in Perth are idiots and don't see the value in small living. Your kids moving out and downsizing to areas like Subi isn't bad. It's not like the value goes down in areas like that. But what I'm saying is they aren't screaming out for housing around there, are they? And keeping some history is pretty integral... Perth had a hard-on for destroying beautiful old buildings about 30, 40 years ago and although Subiaco Oval is by no means a pretty ground, but once you get rid of this stuff, there is no getting it back. In 20 years having no relic of Subi or the WACA would be a huge shame.
I don't get how you would drink their stuff anyway when they're charging only 7 bucks for Little Creatures.The Sail & Anchor should be a good pub.
It's a nice old building in a good spot, but the worst thing about it is their own beer. I don't get how pub breweries exist that make **** beer.
Its many many issues are because of its owners: Woolies. The low prices attract ****heads and 10am drinkers, the bar staff are hired in the same dumb way as Woolies, the management are clueless, the food is overpriced by cheaply made, and they have no idea on how to deck it out in a cool way. There's a catch 22 scenario in Freo where pubs go after the weekend crowd but in doing so, the pubs denigrate because they're appealling to that outer suburban crowd. I'm not being a snob but the Newport, the National (now), The Norfolk are all seedy places to drink on a Saturday night because the clientele is pretty filthy. People really pissed at 6pm, just look at the crowd at Metropolis...
The best drinking is a few minutes' walk south of Parry Street.