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FREO OVAL DEVELOPMENT IMPORTANT FOR WAFL AND COMMUNITY

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, football, fremantle dockers by freoview on December 4, 2016

The biggest disappointment about the Fremantle Dockers football club wanting a pay-out to leave Fremantle Oval is not just their corporate greed, but that they don’t care about the community and don’t recognise the importance of the development of the oval for the WAFL and for Fremantle.

Plans are to have the East Fremantle and South Fremantle footy clubs sharing the facilities and holding their home games at the oval, which would mean a weekend game at the oval every weekend during the footy season.

The development of the oval and Stan Reilly site will also connect the Cappuccino Strip all the way to Wray Avenue, and part of the masterplan is to go back to the good old days where events and concerts were held at Fremantle Oval, so all that is of great benefit to the entire Freo community and would support two WAFL clubs.

It appears the Dockers only have a narrow focus on the financial triple bottom line and don’t care at all about the Fremantle community, which has supported them for twenty years. That is a slap in the face.

What also worries me is that the City of Fremantle does not seem to have added an exit clause in the lease contract in 1994 that would require the Dockers to unconditionally hand back Fremantle Oval to the City when they move their training facilities and HQ somewhere else.

What did CoF pay its lawyers for when they set up the contract, I wonder? Where the COF officers and the lawyers really so naïve to believe the Dockers would remain at Fremantle Oval for 50 years?

Why are the Minister for Sport and Premier Colin Barnett not getting involved and tell the Dockers management that their demands are disgraceful and unacceptable?

Maybe it’s time for a name and shame protest event at the oval soon, so we can expose the disgraceful behaviour of the Dockers’ management in the national media.

Roel Loopers

FREO DOCKERS ADORABLES IN NATIONAL FOOTY COMP

Posted in afl, football, fremantle, fremantle dockers, western australia by freoview on June 15, 2016

The Fremantle Dockers had another win and pushed out the West Coast Eagles to have a women’s team in the new national female AFL competition that will start next year.

The ‘Delightful Dockers’ will join Melbourne, Carlton, Collingwood, Western Bulldogs, Adelaide, Brisbane and Great Western Sydney.

Womens soccer has become a great success in Australia and around the world and there are already many female Australian Rules teams, so exciting times ahead. Go Freo Fantastics, or whatever they might be called.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S PURPLE MADNESS

Posted in afl, fremantle, fremantle dockers by freoview on September 24, 2015

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Only one more sleep and the Fremantle Dockers will be fighting Hawthorn at Subiaco Oval to try to make it to the Grand Final.

There is purple everywhere in Freo and the shops have done excellent window decorations. There is even a Dockers banner on the large crane above Atwell Arcade.

Here a few photos I took of the footy madness.

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FREO TRADERS YELL GO THE DOCKERS!

Posted in afl, fremantle, fremantle dockers by freoview on September 11, 2015

No one can accuse me of bias. With a heavy heart this West Coast Eagles supporter acknowledges the effort by local Fremantle businesses and promotes arch rivals Dockers.

Clearly as someone passionate about Freo I hope the Dockers will win win, but should the Eagles and Dockers make it to the Grand Final I will be sitting on the fence and assume the best team on the day will win. What a cop out hey!

GO THE DOCKERS!

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S BIG PLANS FOR DOCKERS GRAND FINAL

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, fremantle dockers by freoview on September 3, 2015

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The City of Fremantle is already in footy final fever mode with plans under way for live TV telecast in the inner city on Grand Final day should the Dockers make it to the MCG for the big game.

If the Fremantle Dockers win the whole weekend will be footy mayhem in Freo with re-screening of the Grand Final on the Sunday and the Dockers showing off the flag on the balcony of one of the Cappuccino Strip buildings.

The City is looking for volunteers to help out on both days so give them a call if you’d like to be part of the footy fun!

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FREMANTLE DOCKERS RELIGION

Posted in afl, football, fremantle by freoview on August 15, 2015

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It looks like a lot of people will be going to church this Sunday, but it will be the one in Subiaco, if we can put any faith in the big banner of the Roof&Wall Doctor in Freo’s Essex Street.

“In Ross we trust” the banner screams at us, so supposedly Ross is the big G and his Derby tactics the bible. OMG how blasphemist.

It is near certain the Fremantle Dockers will defeat the depleted West Coast Eagles, but while you’re enjoying the big win just keep it in perspective. It’s only a footy game, we Eagles supporters will tell you Dockers fans, and there are far more important things in the world. Yep, like buying lots of tissues and booze to cope with the loss. It will be a blue Monday. ; > (

Roel Loopers

SIGNED DOCKERS JUMPER TO SUPPORT NEPAL

Posted in afl, dockers, fremantle, nepal by freoview on June 7, 2015

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Fremantle Dockers fans are in for a treat at the RESTORING NEPAL fundraising concert next Saturday, with the silent auction offering a Dockers jumper signed by all the players. Bidding has already started at $ 350.00 but that is far too low, so make sure to attend the concert at the Fremantle Sailing Club on Saturday the 13th at 7 pm. Tickets are only $ 25.00 and proceeds are going to the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.

The Gyuto monks of Tibet will be at the concert where Empire Blues and Mutima Band will keep us all dancing. Come along and tell your friends!!!!

Roel Loopers

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