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hakz7    1,423

Confirmed by Melbourne Heart on Twitter:

BREAKING | Greater Shepparton will host our first pre-season hit out against a Goulburn North East Football Assoc. All Stars side on 25 July

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Boffins    582

Thursday... On the train... Slightly less in unless can organize something

Need to learn to check the calender. :droy:

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TOPCAT    183

Thursday... On the train... Slightly less in unless can organize something

Need to learn to check the calender. :droy:

 

Good luck getting home on the train.

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hedaik    2,643

Why could it not just be a Friday not a Thursday considering the four hour round trip...

 

Mick's lamb chop night is on Friday night, so to avoid the big names pulling out they've had to do it for Thursday.

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Boffins    582

Thursday... On the train... Slightly less in unless can organize something

Need to learn to check the calender. :droy:

Good luck getting home on the train.

Yeah don't see it happening, very disappointing

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kingofhearts    3,335

FFS why is this on a Thursday? They must be getting us confused with victory supporters, we're the half of Melbourne who work for a living

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Ando    2,125

Out. I appreciate that the club wants to spread its brand around a bit, but playing two-bit regional rep sides on a Thursday night is hardly appealing.

Plus I can't get out of training that night.

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n i k o    4,925

Easy when you have an budget that can be topped up by the FFA. Unlike them though we have to actually run a club legitimately.

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Che    274

heading back to canberra that day, ffs was hoping they would have had a game in melbourne in the time i was down.

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Murfy1    3,170

We're apparently going to play 9 to 10 pre-season games, at least. I don't mind missing a few regional pre-season games, as long as the later matches against A-League opponents, of which should be about 3 or 4 matches (as Aloisi needs to play multiple games against A-League teams to complete his 3 match ban), are mostly/all played in Melbourne. I reckon a few of the other non-A-League pre-season matches will be played in Melbourne as well. So all up, I reckon Melbourne-based supporters like myself will get a lot of pre-season Heart football.

 

I hate missing games because they are inconveniently located in regional Victoria, but I can understand where the club is coming from. Heart will likely get widespread support for bringing football to regional locations like Shepparton, and will likely pickup some members as well. And Heart should do just about everything to increase membership numbers (it shouldn't be a main strategy, of course, but doing a lot of little things is a good idea, like Heart having many football clinics that have involved over 60,000 boys and girls). Also, Heart could unearth more talented young players from regional Victoria like Zac Walker. Hopefully in the future Heart can go on the occasional overseas tour, but at the moment IMO it is far too costly with too little reward.

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jw1739    7,100

We're apparently going to play 9 to 10 pre-season games, at least. I don't mind missing a few regional pre-season games, as long as the later matches against A-League opponents, of which should be about 3 or 4 matches (as Aloisi needs to play multiple games against A-League teams to complete his 3 match ban), are mostly/all played in Melbourne. I reckon a few of the other non-A-League pre-season matches will be played in Melbourne as well. So all up, I reckon Melbourne-based supporters like myself will get a lot of pre-season Heart football.

 

I hate missing games because they are inconveniently located in regional Victoria, but I can understand where the club is coming from. Heart will likely get widespread support for bringing football to regional locations like Shepparton, and will likely pickup some members as well. And Heart should do just about everything to increase membership numbers (it shouldn't be a main strategy, of course, but doing a lot of little things is a good idea, like Heart having many football clinics that have involved over 60,000 boys and girls). Also, Heart could unearth more talented young players from regional Victoria like Zac Walker. Hopefully in the future Heart can go on the occasional overseas tour, but at the moment IMO it is far too costly with too little reward.

I don't have a problem with regional pre-season matches because I understand that it's part of the club's philosophy to try and engage in that way.

 

I just hope that there will be 2-3 in the metropolitan area for Melbourne-based members, with enough advance notice so that people can actually get there and at times and places that recognize that we're spread all over this city and do not all live in one particular area.

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artu    27

Yeahhhh finally the team comes to me. Il be there 100%. Its only a 2h trip. I do it every second week. Not a big deal.

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