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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

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    Mon Couer!
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Mo77 View Post
    They could have preserved a lot and auctioned/sold it off to supporters. Ripping it down like that and destroying everything just seems like we're destroying history. I saw the post on Facebook as well, like you said, lots of old supporters really unhappy with what they did and that photo.
    Is it possible to please everyone?

    They removed the plaques that's pretty evident. Not sure those old signs are worth preserving are they? I get some things are, just not sure about those.
    The big EJ sign should be from the bottom.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Is it possible to please everyone?

    They removed the plaques that's pretty evident. Not sure those old signs are worth preserving are they? I get some things are, just not sure about those.
    The big EJ sign should be from the bottom.
    Even if those signs weren't possible or worthwhile to preserve, posting a photo of them tearing down Charlie Sutton's sign is tone deaf.

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    Even if those signs weren't possible or worthwhile to preserve, posting a photo of them tearing down Charlie Sutton's sign is tone deaf.
    With Darce and Cody looking on it symbolised the old and the new.
    I'm not too bothered about a sign, the new stand will have plenty for those into nostalgia.
    Sad to see it go though I spent so much time growing up in front of that lump of concrete!
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    Even if those signs weren't possible or worthwhile to preserve, posting a photo of them tearing down Charlie Sutton's sign is tone deaf.
    Exactly, they just don't get it. That would have hurt so many people just seeing that. Everyone knew it was coming, not all wanted it to happen but to post it like a promotional tool was a pretty stupid thing to do.

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Fair for fans to experience some grief. Time and tide waits for no one.

    To be fair re: signs above the stands, while they represent famous names deserving of respect, the actual signs aren’t exactly historical relics. Probably could have done without seeing Charlie’s name in tatters though.

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    What exactly are people upset about.

    Symbolically crushing the spirit of Charlie?

    It's a piece of wood.

    Pretty sure Charlie wouldn't have cared too much.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    What exactly are people upset about.

    Symbolically crushing the spirit of Charlie?

    It's a piece of wood.

    Pretty sure Charlie wouldn't have cared too much.
    Looks like the crane shopped early
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedat View Post
    Looks like the crane shopped early
    Haha. You can leave on that high.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Jaysus. Seeing Charlie's name swinging like that auck!

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    This video explains a bit more, and yes some pieces are being preserved.

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