Cleary - One Home Ground..

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Re: Cleary - One Home Ground..

Post by Russell » Sat 12 May, 2018 2:48 pm

gallagher wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 2:27 pm
Lukic wrote:
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I actually think if we don't get the CoE at Concord, next step would be to redevelop the stadium itself, upgrade the stands and have it ready for NRL level.

The Tigers are the inner west's team, and Concord is smack bang in the Inner West and a middle ground for both Balmain and Wests. Wests Ashfield is a 5-10 minute drive away and Balmain/Leichhardt is only 2 suburbs away as well.

Accessing the ground isn't difficult - train to Burwood station & 15 minute walk or busses down Parra Rd.

A redone Concord Oval with maybe 2 Sunday arvo games at Leichhardt & Campbelltown each would be the best imo.
With Homebush around the corner? Who would, and why would someone put money into concord?
The reason is called atmosphere. ANZ has none, zilch and zero. Absolutely pathetic place to watch RL.


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Post by Telltails » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:03 pm

You wont get crowds to ANZ unless your team is at the top of the ladder and even then there is no guarantee. Last nights 15,000 crowd for a game with two very strong fan bases is very poor. Fans just dont like going there.

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Post by gallagher » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:12 pm

Russell wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 2:48 pm
gallagher wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 2:27 pm
Lukic wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 1:35 pm
I actually think if we don't get the CoE at Concord, next step would be to redevelop the stadium itself, upgrade the stands and have it ready for NRL level.

The Tigers are the inner west's team, and Concord is smack bang in the Inner West and a middle ground for both Balmain and Wests. Wests Ashfield is a 5-10 minute drive away and Balmain/Leichhardt is only 2 suburbs away as well.

Accessing the ground isn't difficult - train to Burwood station & 15 minute walk or busses down Parra Rd.

A redone Concord Oval with maybe 2 Sunday arvo games at Leichhardt & Campbelltown each would be the best imo.
With Homebush around the corner? Who would, and why would someone put money into concord?
The reason is called atmosphere. ANZ has none, zilch and zero. Absolutely pathetic place to watch RL.
I asked who, not why.
Who is putting the money up for Concord ?

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:18 pm

I think as someone mentioned before... A lot of people will have a lot of disappointment.
Get used to Parra, it's a given

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Post by Russell » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:19 pm

gallagher wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 3:12 pm
Russell wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 2:48 pm
gallagher wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 2:27 pm
Lukic wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 1:35 pm
I actually think if we don't get the CoE at Concord, next step would be to redevelop the stadium itself, upgrade the stands and have it ready for NRL level.

The Tigers are the inner west's team, and Concord is smack bang in the Inner West and a middle ground for both Balmain and Wests. Wests Ashfield is a 5-10 minute drive away and Balmain/Leichhardt is only 2 suburbs away as well.

Accessing the ground isn't difficult - train to Burwood station & 15 minute walk or busses down Parra Rd.

A redone Concord Oval with maybe 2 Sunday arvo games at Leichhardt & Campbelltown each would be the best imo.
With Homebush around the corner? Who would, and why would someone put money into concord?
The reason is called atmosphere. ANZ has none, zilch and zero. Absolutely pathetic place to watch RL.
I asked who, not why.
Who is putting the money up for Concord ?
I am answering as to why we shouldn't go to Homebush - where we go is not my decision and I wasn't talking about Concord. Rather watch a game at Birchgrove Oval than ANZ.


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Post by gallagher » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:23 pm

Russell wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 3:19 pm
gallagher wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 3:12 pm
Russell wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 2:48 pm
gallagher wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 2:27 pm

With Homebush around the corner? Who would, and why would someone put money into concord?
The reason is called atmosphere. ANZ has none, zilch and zero. Absolutely pathetic place to watch RL.
I asked who, not why.
Who is putting the money up for Concord ?
I am answering as to why we shouldn't go to Homebush - where we go is not my decision and I wasn't talking about Concord. Rather watch a game at Birchgrove Oval than ANZ.
Agreed on ANZ. Way too big for club games.

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:27 pm

Parra will be smaller

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Post by gallagher » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:34 pm

innsaneink wrote:
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Parra will be smaller
Parra will be fantastic.

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Post by gallagher » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:36 pm

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Post by diedpretty » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:51 pm

Great looking stadium - look at the corporate boxes - Parra will be able to officially open it with a ceremonial placement of the wooden spoon in the trophy cabinet.

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Post by Blaze » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:55 pm

Must be great to only have to travel to Ctown for 2-3 games a year....

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Post by gallagher » Sat 12 May, 2018 3:57 pm

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Great looking stadium - look at the corporate boxes - Parra will be able to officially open it with a ceremonial placement of the wooden spoon in the trophy cabinet.
It would be great to play there and average bigger crowds than them.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:00 pm

But is it Parra’s stadium? Will we have to drink in the Peter Sterling bar and sit in the Mick Cronin stand? Just want a home ground we can label WestsTigers
“Peanuts! Get ya peanuts - in the shell or sugar coated!” Leichhardt memories.

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Post by Blaze » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:03 pm

To be honest, I’d be happy to play out of a local park, anywhere where there is no other team playing out of already.... whatever distance... just give us our own place to play EVERY home game!! This is the reason supporters get over it.... play at leichardt! Just stick with it!

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Post by Snake » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:09 pm

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You can just see the corporates lining up with season ticket holders and supporters getting modern seating patterns and great facilities that will generate a great atmosphere and experience.. bring it on the place looks great ... I will have 8 season tickets off the aisle at half way under cover thanks!

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Post by Russell » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:25 pm

Don't think there will be any Mick Cronin stand etc. It is not their stadium as I understand it.
It is government owned as in ANZ. Teams will just be renting - we would be just as entitled to have a Brett Hodgson stand as Parra would their players (If we chose to play there that is).

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:40 pm

Russell wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 4:25 pm
Don't think there will be any Mick Cronin stand etc. It is not their stadium as I understand it.
It is government owned as in ANZ. Teams will just be renting - we would be just as entitled to have a Brett Hodgson stand as Parra would their players (If we chose to play there that is).
Then that’s ok I suppose. Seems like that’s the future but my heart would prefer Leichhardt.
“Peanuts! Get ya peanuts - in the shell or sugar coated!” Leichhardt memories.

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Post by Russell » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:42 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 4:40 pm
Russell wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 4:25 pm
Don't think there will be any Mick Cronin stand etc. It is not their stadium as I understand it.
It is government owned as in ANZ. Teams will just be renting - we would be just as entitled to have a Brett Hodgson stand as Parra would their players (If we chose to play there that is).
Then that’s ok I suppose. Seems like that’s the future but my heart would prefer Leichhardt.
Mine too - has been for donkeys.

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