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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    I believe this is what it's referring to from Google Maps:

    https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37....7i13312!8i6656
    I hope not ! That's where I park every game and no one else seems to cotton on so I get to games as late as I want and still have a place to park. That little green patch is a beauty of a spot.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    I hope not ! That's where I park every game and no one else seems to cotton on so I get to games as late as I want and still have a place to park. That little green patch is a beauty of a spot.
    Taken the train out to Whitten Oval several times when I have been but more parking though would be welcome for future WO trips via the car.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    Taken the train out to Whitten Oval several times when I have been but more parking though would be welcome for future WO trips via the car.
    If I were you Easty I would leave the car at home when you visit the west. There are quite a few lunatics driving the streets around here.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    If I were you Easty I would leave the car at home when you visit the west. There are quite a few lunatics driving the streets around here.
    The train is a good ride in and very close to the ground which is a big plus. Parking still could be an issue even with the expansion.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    The train is a good ride in and very close to the ground which is a big plus. Parking still could be an issue even with the expansion.
    The last time they had a big crowd at Whitten oval (God bless those girls, I never thought I would see the ground packed out ever again) cars were parking outside my house!
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    The last time they had a big crowd at Whitten oval (God bless those girls, I never thought I would see the ground packed out ever again) cars were parking outside my house!
    Are you slightly west from Whitten Oval or closer to Ashley street Twodogs? I'd guess closer to Whitten Oval
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    Are you slightly west from Whitten Oval or closer to Ashley street Twodogs? I'd guess closer to Whitten Oval

    We were living in Clive st and that was 1.1 kms from the ground. It's very near Sims supermarket, right behind Barkly st shopping strip but we moved and now I live in Rupert st pretty much across the road from Tottenham station car park, I haven't checked the odometer to see how far the new place is from the footy ground but it's another km or so. I'm about 4-5 blocks back from Ashley st heading towards Footscray. It's a nice walk into Footscray or the Footy ground from here.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Is Sims still there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    Is Sims still there ?
    Yep. Just been sold bit still operating as a supermarket.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    God I miss those 50 cent cola drinks . Those were the days

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    Is Sims still there ?
    It is. It was sold last year and I believe was being refitted.
    The previous owners/family went through an extremely tough time on a number of fronts. The business was handed over to administrators and sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozza View Post
    It is. It was sold last year and I believe was being refitted.
    The previous owners/family went through an extremely tough time on a number of fronts. The business was handed over to administrators and sold.
    Sims Supermarket history. First to use barcodes in Australia from 1979.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sims_Supermarket
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    Sims Supermarket history. First to use barcodes in Australia from 1979.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sims_Supermarket
    I didn't know that about the barcodes. There you go. West Footscray leading the world again.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I didn't know that about the barcodes. There you go. West Footscray leading the world again.
    https://www.fullyloaded.com.au/logis...rtant-birthday

    Lots of great history in the west for sure. First use of barcodes in our country originated in the west and to fly out of Melbourne from the airport you start in the west and come back to the west - north west really

    Sims IGA in Blackburn North I've gone past occasionally but haven't been in there.

    Williamstown has a huge maritime history as does Port Melbourne.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Back to the topic of the thread the prospect of future AFL Bulldog home games at Whitten Oval will be great. Even one home game there per year I would love.
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