First look at Concord Oval revamp

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Re: First look at Concord Oval revamp

Post by jirskyr » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:09 pm

Sabre wrote:
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:42 pm
jirskyr wrote:
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gallagher wrote:
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Wed 10 Oct, 2018 6:21 pm

Pokies money. It's the Leagues Club that's funding all the football club's facilities.
I don't think anyone thought otherwise.
Ok let me rephrase - I won't tip my hat to things bought with gambling money, particularly where pokies are concerned.
I guess you won't be tipping your hat to 90% of things in Rugby League then.
I don't want to get into a whole debate about it, but yes, generally speaking the gambling money is an issue that most fans don't care or think to hard about. Arguably, the less affluent the area in question, such as far Western Sydney, the more an issue it becomes.

The govt saw fit to outlaw cigarette advertising and that industry was the precursor to the gambling companies that are heavily involved. The difference between cigarettes and gambling is, what? A flutter here and there doesn't hurt anyone, nor is a handful of cigarettes going to end your life, but the addiction is the problem.

I am not ignorant however, I understand that rugby league funding and gambling are potentially inextricably linked.


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Post by Pawsandclaws » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 5:25 am

A story in the Canberra Times about the Raiders new COE located on Braddon Oval, Northbourne Ave.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 50ffw.html

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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 9:07 am

i am very happy for WT to stay at concord provided there is some sort of upgrade done

let's stop moving and create a brand
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Post by magpiecol » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 9:33 am

The Patriot wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 6:27 pm
mike wrote:
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The Patriot wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 6:14 pm
I love this direction.

What are peoples thoughts however on the Wests Tigers being based at concord and playing all or almost all of our games at the Western Sydney stadium?

it seems to be the direction we may be heading long term.

Saddens me to say it but i think Leichhardt will be the one to go with Campbelltown perhaps getting 3 or 4 per season going forward.
I’ll be rejoicing if that happens. Leichhardt lacks the facilities of a modern stadium, basically it’s a cesspool. The sooner it goes the better. Progress will have been made and Wests Tigers will be truely looking to the future.

Can you possibly post on this kind of topic with some respect for both sides of the situation.

Cesspool is rubbish word to use and is only going to start fights.

If you cant keep it classy and measured try not posting
No pc here. It's well past its use by date. Time to move on.

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Post by Spartan117 » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 11:52 am

Leichhardt Hill looks good on TV when full. Apparently terrible facilities. (I've only ever been there once in 2005)

Cambo looks so poverty stricken and uninspiring.

Anything anywhere thats relatively modern is desperately needed - This would be so helpful in getting players to the club.

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Post by quintus » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 3:08 pm

There is nothing I like better than the pungent smell of mens urine in my nostrils.... :sign:

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Post by magpiesteve » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 4:54 pm

I reckon Concord is a better draw card for recruitment. Its closeness to Sydney has a big appeal.

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Post by fibrodreaming » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 6:25 pm

quintus wrote:
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There is nothing I like better than the pungent smell of mens urine in my nostrils.... :sign:
Reminds me of George Orwell writing about his experience of attending the football (in the 1930s).

He spoke of the smell of Woodbine and urine on the terraces.

Must confess I spent many afternoons on the hills of various football grounds around Sydney but I don't recall sensing urine in the air.

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Post by tiger_one » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 7:18 pm

When a man is doing what a man does, just before he leans up to pull the string to flush etc, there is this "once in a lifetime odour" that just cannot be forgotten ......

Not complaining, just it is what it is.

"Quaint" sort of comes to mind.........

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Post by Geo. » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 9:29 pm

tiger_one wrote:
Tue 13 Nov, 2018 7:18 pm
When a man is doing what a man does, just before he leans up to pull the string to flush etc, there is this "once in a lifetime odour" that just cannot be forgotten ......

Not complaining, just it is what it is.

"Quaint" sort of comes to mind.........
:shock: just :shock:
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Post by magpiecol » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 11:48 pm

Spartan117 wrote:
Tue 13 Nov, 2018 11:52 am
Leichhardt Hill looks good on TV when full. Apparently terrible facilities. (I've only ever been there once in 2005)

Cambo looks so poverty stricken and uninspiring.

Anything anywhere thats relatively modern is desperately needed - This would be so helpful in getting players to the club.

I know that I love working for my current employer - Helps that its a cool environment
Once in 2005? No problem, you will recognise it immediately. No changes.

Campbelltown is not bad actually. Nice club next door and train station across the road. Also a great playing surface.

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Post by Spartan117 » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:05 am

In terms of access etc, Cambo works.

In truth it isnt an aspirational area of sydney to move to for most players.

I Imagine a Stadiam like the new one at Parra would change that and enhance the clubs atraction

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Post by kafta » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:10 am

Spartan117 wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:05 am
In terms of access etc, Cambo works.

In truth it isnt an aspirational area of sydney to move to for most players.

I Imagine a Stadiam like the new one at Parra would change that and enhance the clubs atraction
Neither is Penrith yet they have no problems luring players.

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Post by jadtiger » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:36 am

kafta wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:10 am
Spartan117 wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:05 am
In terms of access etc, Cambo works.

In truth it isnt an aspirational area of sydney to move to for most players.

I Imagine a Stadiam like the new one at Parra would change that and enhance the clubs atraction
Neither is Penrith yet they have no problems luring players.
They have problems luring supporters.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:42 am

So does Cambo

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Post by Spartan117 » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 11:30 am

kafta wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:10 am
Spartan117 wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:05 am
In terms of access etc, Cambo works.

In truth it isnt an aspirational area of sydney to move to for most players.

I Imagine a Stadiam like the new one at Parra would change that and enhance the clubs atraction
Neither is Penrith yet they have no problems luring players.
Their centre of excellence is Largely considered the best in the league + plus the have cable water ski park.

Working environment is really important

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 11:34 am

Spartan117 wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 11:30 am
kafta wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:10 am
Spartan117 wrote:
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 9:05 am
In terms of access etc, Cambo works.

In truth it isnt an aspirational area of sydney to move to for most players.

I Imagine a Stadiam like the new one at Parra would change that and enhance the clubs atraction
Neither is Penrith yet they have no problems luring players.
Their centre of excellence is Largely considered the best in the league + plus the have cable water ski park.

Working environment is really important
Cables... Pfft... It's Aqua Golf that brings the punters in.
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Post by jirskyr » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 11:41 am

tiger_one wrote:
Tue 13 Nov, 2018 7:18 pm
When a man is doing what a man does, just before he leans up to pull the string to flush etc, there is this "once in a lifetime odour" that just cannot be forgotten ......

Not complaining, just it is what it is.

"Quaint" sort of comes to mind.........
Especially if they are using those circular yellow dunny soaps and you are using a stainless steel trough - old school.

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