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Adam Collins

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Your garden-variety Melbourne sports nut. Cricket & footy first and foremost. Tweet from @collinsadam

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Punt Road gets spoken of in the same breath as PP in terms of third grounds (due to proximity to the ‘G), but it’s just not big enough. But great to dream! Loved watching Sheffield Shield games there in the late 90s.

The danger of nostalgia; the beauty of suburban footy

Thanks for having me, Paddy. Sydney contrast interesting. Recall well the huge cash that went into Manly’s ground the day before the 2010 election. That’s kinda pork barrelling.

The danger of nostalgia; the beauty of suburban footy

Cheers, Gyfox.

The Gardiner Stand and Hawthorn Stands in particular were an utter delight on Sunday.

The danger of nostalgia; the beauty of suburban footy

Don’t mind it at all.

I also fancy the idea of one weekend with two games at Princes Park, 2pm start.

As a starting point.

The danger of nostalgia; the beauty of suburban footy

Don’t mind the Ballarat/Bendigo proposition either. But I think the link to history achieved by a suburban ground re-vamp would be the logical place to start for a ~boutique~ joint.

The danger of nostalgia; the beauty of suburban footy

It’s about diversifying the experience, for mine. Nothing wrong with the stadiums. But this is something different, and valuable.

The danger of nostalgia; the beauty of suburban footy

Thanks, Marron, Good to be here.

The danger of nostalgia; the beauty of suburban footy