Handball - its just a fad!!
- Aug 16, 2008
Knock it down. Admit it has some significance but it is a dump.
Except last year. We get a too bad so sad.We get a Grand Final guarantee. That's the only reason I signed up back in the foundation year. It's paid itself off a few times over as far as I'm concerned.
So it's in actual fact just a crappy, beat up old pile of rejigged rubbish.I admit, it's a patchwork quilt of renovations, repairs and add-ons.
two wrongs don't make a right. I don't remember the old Southern Stand being much to look at to be honest
Agree 100% Tempany. Coming back to Melbourne from a few years OS I love the beautiful Victorian and other period architecture and appreciate it like I never did before. Other cities are knocking it all down, compare Melbourne to Sydney and you'll notice the difference. It's a beautiful grandstand and should be preserved.
Not everything the club does is right, and this is one thing they've got badly wrong IMO.
The signs left over from WW2 army occupation were still on some walls into the 70s. Top deck first dozen rows Was agreat place to watch from.
Good photo.Huh, a beautiful old stand and with a huge capacity without having to go too close to the Sun. A lovely piece of functionalist architecture.
How could you not love this:
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I remember many a game back in the day sitting in the top deck behind the Punt Rd goals near the cheer squad who were up on the first level back then (Melbourne cheer squad were on the wing opposite the members on the top deck too in those days)
Such a clean stand, and, with backs on the seats and shelter from the rain. What more could you want?