- Dec 7, 2016
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- North Ballarat Roosters
I suspect that you are another former who I have chosen to block therefore I will close the discussion having laid out my thoughts. I am not going to repeat myself or any of the considerations that I have laid out. You haven't answered any of my questions about how the VU WO will be maintained and funded if developed? You have no idea where all of these future fans are coming from to grow the Bulldogs in Melbourne if they walk away from Ballarat and Western Victoria. That said, the Bulldogs have given NO INDICATION of intention of leaving Ballarat, to the contrary, they have continually maintained that it is a long term plan.No, I wouldn't have to concede that. The Bulldogs just barely crack 20 000 total whenever they play a Queensland team at Marvel. Moreover, as I said previously, I don't believe WO will stay at 18 000 for too long, the Bulldogs will push for more seats to be added so they can host more games there.
This may be the case, do you have a citation for it? I am unable to find similar information by my own searching.
Do you work for the Bulldogs or something? If not, you're inventing figures out of thin air.
I have not heard of any time frame for entrance fees being charged at the AFLW, please do correct me if I'm wrong.
It makes perfect sense if their long term plan is to get enough money to fund their own home ground in Melbourne.
This is just defeatist thinking. All these groups can be won to the sport with outreach. The Greeks and Italians and Slavs were drawn to soccer too, and yet many of them still followed and played Aussie rules. I find it particularly odd that you write off Africans too, given Majak Daw plays for your club. Last year had a Sudanese draftee, this year probably will too.
Let's wait a season and see their crowds before crowning them as a success story.
You haven't been following this issue it seems. There have been a few reports in the media that the Tasmanian government won't be renewing either deal, precisely because both those clubs "are reaping great financial benefits" at the expense of Tasmania's ambitions for their own team. There are two sides to every deal and Tasmanians aren't stupid, they know that both clubs are FIFOs, not permanent residents.
I strongly suggest that you are indeed a 'Troll' who is simply picking an argument in this thread because that's what 'Trolls' do because they get bored and otherwise get no attention on ther threads where they get found out. You have chosen to ignore and plain trash the obvious. Most of your counter arguments are merely based on speculation as well. You are making the wildest of assumptions to think that the government or some magical fairy is going to cough up another dollar more to build Whitten Oval beyond what Peter Gordon announced several weeks ago. If they currently charge a $43 premium per Ballarat game to deter a few thousand from swamping Mars Stadium on game days, then I reckon that it is a pretty solid bet that the Club will have to charge a much higher premium to limit the demand for the 1 or 2 games that Mr Gordon has mused about at VU WO.
On the subject of demographics, beyond Majak Daw the AFL competition isn't being swamped by Sudanese and there certainly are no sub-continental persons or Nguyen's on any AFL player lists.
Anyway, time will tell and we'll see who's right in five years time. In the mean time I suspect that I'm flogging a dead horse try to talk sense with you. Therefore probably best that you are blocked and I don't have to ever read either your response to this or to any future posts. All the best, have a great life trolling somewhere else my friend.