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Isaac Cumming No 1

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So, we’re on holidays traveling around and enjoying the great state of Victoria. Getting dressed this morning I just grabbed a t-shirt out of the bag - happens to be a Giants shirt. Wandering around Melbourne, catching a couple a trams, having breakfast etc, nobody gives me a second glance.

Not so when we stopped for lunch in Geelong on our way to the great ocean road. Lots of sideways looks and even a couple of death stares.

One in particular from a guy who was wearing a Cats shirt and cap who emphasised his death stare by carefully and deliberately lifting his membership card, hanging from the lanyard around his neck, and giving it a kiss.

January 10... I mean, I’m wearing a Giants shirt, but that’s only because that’s the one I happened to grab from my bag. My membership card and lanyard are at home in Sydney and only come out on game day. This dude was sitting down by the shore at lunch on a Thursday (in January) with his lanyard at the ready.:oops::oops::drunk::drunk:
:devil: You sure it wasn't a player?
 

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gee whiz giant

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the Toffees, the Bays.
Re game last night North vs Richmond.(this is probably a question for main board);
Seriously, does North Melbourne have the greatest number of grannies attending games?
Even better than seeing small kids at games, grannies mean the game is for everyone.
 

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dlanod

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Maybe longer if the club doesn’t survive.


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I'd be more worried about the league. None of the clubs can stand on their own two feet any more, and haven't been able to for decades. At least in our case sponsorship is the big driver, not membership fees or merchandise (as much as we've lamented that in the past).
 

General Giant

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I'd be more worried about the league. None of the clubs can stand on their own two feet any more, and haven't been able to for decades. At least in our case sponsorship is the big driver, not membership fees or merchandise (as much as we've lamented that in the past).
I would say there are around 6 or 7 clubs in dangerous periodS. Giants, Suns, Saints, North, Dogs, Lions, Port.

Selfish as it sounds if there is no club there is no me, so if the league survives it won’t matter to me unless the Giants are there to. I didn’t come across from another club or share allegiances (which there is nothing wrong with) so won’t return to them.
Ive already lived through a loss of a club in another code so not a fan of it happening again but my gut has the same feeling as it did then.

To clarify before some righteous nutjob quotes me. I agree 100% that there are lives at stake and more important things right now but this is a football forum and as such a discussion for footy worries.


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