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Another nail in the coffin of football park.

By johnboy - 15 November 2005 16

ABC Online are reporting on a fire the otehr night at Football Park in Phillip causing $750,000 in damage.

The structure was well alight when the first fire crews arrived and it took 40 minutes to extinguish the flames.

Fire officers say it is unclear what cased [sic] the blaze.

Did the refit of manuka for football spell the inevitable decline of this ground?

What’s Your opinion?


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16 Responses to
Another nail in the coffin of football park.
Spot the wog 2:54 pm 16 Nov 05

Oh well, Cricket and afl will have to live with the fact there are people who hate the sport and would rather see the mentally retarded sport of Soccer. Were Australian People!!! AFL Australian Football Leage, OUR! defititive sport i’m going to cut their Genitals off, so they cannot contaminate the rest of the world!!

BRING BACK THE FITZROY LIONS!!!!!

Kerces 11:35 am 16 Nov 05

Hey Jey that’s ok. Tis still done anyrate.

Jey 11:18 am 16 Nov 05

Apologies, let me rephrase that. Pls reply to my emails. Ta, 🙂

Jey 11:14 am 16 Nov 05

Apologies, let me rephrase that. Pls reply to my emails. Ta, 🙂

Kerces 11:13 am 16 Nov 05

Dutifully done…

Jey 11:03 am 16 Nov 05

Kerces, you’re alive! Reply to my bloody emails, woman! :p

Jey 11:02 am 16 Nov 05

Well considering they’re about 200m apart I’m sure it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out…shame that the new and shiny Police Building, within arms reach didn’t act as a detterent.

Kerces 10:54 am 16 Nov 05

Perhaps this is linked to the fire at the Koomarri building last week?

According to a story in today’s CT (probly not going online), that’s what the police think.

Mr Annon 10:50 am 16 Nov 05

Seems like the arson bought more crowds to that ground than any other event of late. ANARCHY RULES!

Mr Evil 9:02 am 16 Nov 05

Yeah, I remember thinking to myself that why would soccer want to take the place over because the field’s the wrong shape!

Evictor 8:54 am 16 Nov 05

Such a shame. So many memories of Footy Park and it’s sad to see it in such a run-down state. They could have at least burned down the stand that was already condemned (on the other side of the ground) if they wanted to get their jollies. Wankers.

screamingmonkey 8:47 am 16 Nov 05

The stand was a wreck and needed total refurbishment anyway. Probably needed to be pulled down and replaced as it was unsafe.

The arsonist may have done the council a favour presuming the insurance premiums have been paid. Doesn’t excuse the pricks for the Koomarri fire though.

I thought the planned redevelopment was for AFL not gay soccer.

Mr Evil 7:29 am 16 Nov 05

I recall that there was a push on to make the ground into some kind of new home for soccer in Canberra. Whatever happened to that idea?

Jey 6:51 am 16 Nov 05

Perhaps this is linked to the fire at the Koomarri building last week?

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 10:48 pm 15 Nov 05

I think the only thing that goes on at that run down ground these days is the grass growing, every time I’ve passed there lately the grass has been about knee high (That’s the impression I get from Launceston Street anyway)

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