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What will their name be? What will their colours be? Who will their coach be? Who will they sign? Any proud West Melbournian Socceroos?



ARNIE= LEGEND

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RedKat - 13 Dec 2018 8:59 AM
What will their name be? What will their colours be? Who will their coach be? Who will they sign? Any proud West Melbournian Socceroos?

Plenty of socceroos from Sunshine and St Albans, like Dukes and Muskie

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West Melbourne Warriors.

"WMW"
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bettega - 13 Dec 2018 9:01 AM
RedKat - 13 Dec 2018 8:59 AM

Plenty of socceroos from Sunshine and St Albans, like Dukes and Muskie

Sunshine and st albans is like a 40 minute drive from where they are proposing to play..thsts on a good day lol.
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i would imagine it being red.

another red team in the A-league apparently.

question is, whos more redder, adelaide or west melbourne?

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I'm a Geelong based Victory fan. I will not switch to WMG but I will have a soft spot for them if they get in. The prospect of having derbies to attend at a stadium in Tarniet is exciting.
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southmelb - 13 Dec 2018 9:08 AM
bettega - 13 Dec 2018 9:01 AM

Sunshine and st albans is like a 40 minute drive from where they are proposing to play..thsts on a good day lol.

yeh, well, what can I say, they reckon they are going to build a stadium miles from anything

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Following the Melbourne theme of terrible names Im keen for the West Melbourne Winners vs Melbourne Victory derby

ARNIE= LEGEND

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Werribee Runners, with an all brown shirt
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Bocca - 13 Dec 2018 9:17 AM
I'm a Geelong based Victory fan. I will not switch to WMG but I will have a soft spot for them if they get in. The prospect of having derbies to attend at a stadium in Tarniet is exciting.

Yeah it won't happen - all fluff and bubble to cover over the cracks. This is Southern Expansion in disguise, all about getting the rights to develop property in the area.
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Given the links to Geelong also, it’s likely best they go with something like Western Victoria FC.

Oh well. I just don’t see this bid as a great one. Those mystery backers must be very big names to sway the FFA, given that they have to get this right after previous failed expansion efforts.
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the only thing that impresses me if they will own their own stadium 
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It will only be impressive if they actually build it, and if anyone turns up to actually pay for its upkeep :)
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They will go for the animal theme i rekon, to attract Western Bulldogs fans.

West Melbourne Shihtzus

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I think they can be successful long term, it might take them a few years to be successful though. They need to do some serious community work to gain traction.
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Hellas Headbanger - 13 Dec 2018 10:19 AM
They will go for the animal theme i rekon, to attract Western Bulldogs fans.

West Melbourne Shihtzus

not a bad name for a club playing near Werribee

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Melbcityguy - 13 Dec 2018 10:09 AM
the only thing that impresses me if they will own their own stadium 

There is an important distinction to be made here. The club will not own the stadium. The people/consortium that owns the club will also own the stadium.
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bettega - 13 Dec 2018 10:21 AM
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not a bad name for a club playing near Werribee

They could even go the Cleveland route and call themselve the West Melbourne Browns

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http://www.westernmelbourne.com/western-melbourne-shirt-design/
They ran a poll on the best fan designs a few months back. It’s possible the colours might come from here.
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someguyjc - 13 Dec 2018 10:21 AM
Melbcityguy - 13 Dec 2018 10:09 AM

There is an important distinction to be made here. The club will not own the stadium. The people/consortium that owns the club will also own the stadium.

Actually, that's a good point, hadn't thought of that, the owners will own it all, and if they can afford it, will run a football club on the side

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i can tell you a few things. black and blue (a teal shaded blue) seems to have a bit of appeal to them. So does gold (due to the 19th century gold rush in the west of Victoria). Tarneit, Werrribee or Wyndham will not be part of the name as they want a name that represents the West of Melbourne and/or Victoria. West or a variation of west (western, westgate, westside) will almost certainly be part of the name. 
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bettega - 13 Dec 2018 10:23 AM
someguyjc - 13 Dec 2018 10:21 AM

Actually, that's a good point, hadn't thought of that, the owners will own it all, and if they can afford it, will run a football club on the side

From your posts you seem butthurt that the west Melbourne bid looks to be getting up, bagging the area, bagging their intentions ect. Wonder why.
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A new team playing out of an AFL stadium in Geelong for the first three seasons (and potentially longer) is a terrible outcome in my opinion.

Canberra is more than twice as large (in terms of population and player base) and already has a football specific stadium. Yes the West Melbourne corridor is much larger and growing - but it remains to be seen how that population will be engaged by a new team based over 40 minutes away. 

If anything it should be Canberra, SWS then WMG once they've got a stadium to play out of (if you truly believe it is a more enticing bid than South East Melbourne. 
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Feed_The_Brox - 13 Dec 2018 10:39 AM
i can tell you a few things. black and blue (a teal shaded blue) seems to have a bit of appeal to them. So does gold (due to the 19th century gold rush in the west of Victoria). Tarneit, Werrribee or Wyndham will not be part of the name as they want a name that represents the West of Melbourne and/or Victoria. West or a variation of west (western, westgate, westside) will almost certainly be part of the name. 

Why would people in Warnambool give a shit?
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IMO of the 3 from NSW/ACT... The best one got up.
From VIC the worst one got up. Not only will they be playing in Geelong to start... who knows how long the stadium will take. Not only that the stadium is in the middle of now where, with not even a great population and transport. 

What a disaster this bid is, I think it is heart disguised imo. Team 11 or South would've been much better
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Terrible decision.
Besides having it’s own stadium it is the worst bid.

The west has footballing hotbed in Sunshine, Footscray, St Albans etc but there is no way fans will travel out to Tarneit to games.

SE Melb has its own identity and is much further sprawled that the west. It’s already established as a region and continues to grow at accelerated rates.
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West Melbourne Water Rats

Mickey Mouse as mascot, Disney pumping in big money as a sponsor. 
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Hellas Headbanger - 13 Dec 2018 10:19 AM
They will go for the animal theme i rekon, to attract Western Bulldogs fans.

West Melbourne Shihtzus

Imagine the the Shitzus played their inaugural season in Footscray at the the bulldogs Western Oval.
You can call them the 'BullShits'

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Western Melbourne but they aren't gonna play in Melbourne for another 3 years - going to be some rough crowds at the start at the very least. I can't fathom who thought this was a good idea. At least there stadium is going to be 15k boutique though.
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WMG playing in Geelong is the equivalent of the Brisbane Bears playing in Carrara/Gold Coast.

It's not going to end well.
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