Away game venue discussion

Discussion in 'Central Coast Mariners FC' started by ashman89, Sep 4, 2019.


  1. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

    Its Woy woy.....so not ideal apart from our penisular people.

    If you peeps are serious i could get one of the Thai restaurants in Gosso to put in some tv screens.
     
  2. Tiredandemotional

    Tiredandemotional New Member

    Osc has contacted many venues over the years to organise away game venues. The problem is that to do it right for the fans we need to be in an area together like a function room so its either pay for the room or be ready to be booted if they get a paying function. Sports bars for afternoon games arent any good as the club/pub cater for the punters.
     
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  3. marinermick

    marinermick Well-Known Member

    Right on the train line.

    No offence Jim but if I want to watch a game slapped on a big screen in a room, drinking cans of beer, I can watch it at home.
     
  4. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

    None taken Mick......it depends if you want to drink alone.

    I'm Lisarow so Gosso feels central BUT if there is a shit hot venue then i would travel.
     
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  5. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    I've watched football at your home and thoroughly recommend it :) Bayview is easy on the train for me though
     
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  6. midfielder

    midfielder Well-Known Member

    If you guys are serious about the Bayview I will drop in and see the manager and see what he has to say and my guess the manager will want to talk to those wanting to organise it as a venue ... I'll see if I can set up a meeting... but is it a goer or a bit of kite flying.

    PM me you are interesting is setting up a meeting and I'll see what I can do...

    Open for debate guys ... maybe a chat on FB as well and see the interest...

    Pros
    Easy to find
    On major train / bus & cab transport link.... i.e the boys in blue if you are over the limit
    Heaps of parking reasonably close.
    Plenty of places to eat locally to suit all budgets from a bag of chips to fancy Italian.
    The Bayview itself has a decent menu.

    Cons
    At the southern end of the Coast and those around the Entrance Wyong etc its a bit of a hike ...from Gosford roughly 15 to 20 minutes on a good run [car]
    Do they have an area they could dedicate to us... they do have a sports bar ... depends on how many folk we are talking about
     
  7. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    Bayview would be too far for most of the people I know who are bothered to watch away games.

    Still can’t believe Mingara who are not a leagues club - can’t see value in being the official away day venue.
     
  8. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Mingara has no public transport. Someone has to drive.
     
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  9. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    True
     
  10. nebakke

    nebakke Well-Known Member

    Didn't the Kincumber Hotel get used once? They usually have the games on screen and have a reasonable selection of beer too.
     
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  11. adz

    adz Moderator Staff Member

    I think I'll split some of this conversation out to a new thread when I get a minute - I don't think away game venues is exclusive to active support. The group may organise it but it generally is for all Mariners fans to attend.
     
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  12. Pirate Pete

    Pirate Pete Well-Known Member

    I live in the southern part of the peninsula so Woy Woy would be great for me.
    However I realise that would mean traveling for some people so no good.
    Likewise if it was anywhere north of Gosford I wouldn't bother.
    Mingara would definitely be no good. I 'd rather sit at home and drink my homebrew.

    I used to go to the Ettalong Diggers, but had the same problem as other places.
    Big screen only available when nothing else was on. Three blokes watching a rerun of a 1987 one day cricket international took priority.
    Told by the staff it was a leagues club. Asked to leave when I pointed out it was a memorial club.
    Finally called it a day when watching a Friday early KO from New Zealand.
    Told to move as I was sitting in someones seat. "We always sit here on a Friday".
    Then he asked if I knew who he was. No I didn't. Apparently a director of the club.
    That was a real shame. There used to be 20 or so watching the games and over a period
    of time as they made it harder and harder to watch the numbers dwindled.
     
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  13. midfielder

    midfielder Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^^^
    PP similar experiences at Ettalong Diggers ... I remember once when the Socceroo where playing a WCQ and over 100 people turned up many in green and gold ... anywho there was a cricket match between India & WI on with no one watching ... club staff insisted they had a contract saying they had to show the cricket...

    My read was staff were told that by senior management but its pure BS .....
     
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  14. style_cafe

    style_cafe Well-Known Member

    Naturally we`d all like it closer to home but some consideration has to be made.
    Gosford seems like the natural place as we all go to home games so it makes sense.
    I`n my case i`m at Wamberal and Dad is at Lake Munmorah so Tuggerah would be ok.
    COE maybe? Would the players lounge be big enough?
    What about the house/shed next to the original training field?
    Or maybe the club could get something built quickly eg. a shed that could become a supporters base.
    We could put in a bar and tv. sell the beers and all that goes with it and with the profits eventually add toilets etc.
    A basic suitable shed would cost about $30,000-.
    It could even become part of the supporters club and funds could be raised through raffles at games etc:popcorn:
     
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  15. adz

    adz Moderator Staff Member

    Would people be happy with multiple venues being nominated? The Coast covers a pretty big area, anything south is a hassle to get to from the north, and vice versa.

    This would be pretty cool though ^^
     
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  16. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    I like the premise since that is where the club envisions us for away days eventually. Starting the tradition at the COE has real merit. Not sure about selling beer. I gather the OSC has a limited liquor license so it can be done.
     
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  17. adz

    adz Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe club investors would be interested in looking at a bar in Gosford as well as hotels/etc they seem keen on. That would cover off pre-game and away days in one hit.
     
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  18. NoDiggity

    NoDiggity Well-Known Member

    What about Niagara Park Tav? Right on the train line and only a couple stops from Gosford. They have an outside area with a TV upload_2019-9-7_13-23-36.jpeg that is rarely used, see pic attached
     
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  19. RECKY

    RECKY I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit

    What about a big screen at the bowlo next to the stadium?
     
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  20. style_cafe

    style_cafe Well-Known Member

    That`s owned by CCLC...:popcorn:
     

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