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Footy hijacks Unley Oval.

February 10, 2016

So you foolishly thought that Unley Oval was an open space, and open to the public…

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

Not content with having succeeded in interfering, on a regular basis, with public access to Unley’s best-used patch of greenery (through an unsightly permanent   picket fence which facilitates Sturt’s ability to hijack the sward for training purposes on a regular, exclusive and inconvenient basis), it  seems that higher-level footy needs will bar the public/owners from access for a whole week later this month.

There is something called an interstate club NAB contest which necessitates the oval playing area being off limits for a whole week  so that the competing teams (whoever they are) can work out ways of downing each other. Given the fact that the sport seems to lack any rules, surely that shouldn’t be necessary.

This “Grumpy” diatribe has nothing to do with my total indifference for a game without an offside rule(how quaint) but everything to do with the protection  of a public space for public use.

I’m a suspicion old bastard and there are things called “hidden agendas”. Could this experiment be one of them?

Meanwhile, if you want more details of the match next weekend, contact Sturt Football Club at 8 2714611

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. ABetterUnleyOvalForAll permalink
    February 10, 2016 1:13 pm

    They are expecting a crowd of up to 10,000 people. That’s a lot of people utilising their public space…….Fantastic that the City Of Unley is going to host such an event. Should be bigger than Unley’s Coffee Fest I’d suspect ?!?!?!……and I’m flexible enough to walk my dog elsewhere during the oval closure……….

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    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      February 10, 2016 3:51 pm

      Oh what a surprise! But you really disappointed me ABUOFA. You a wasted a fair few minutes before your predictable comment. Stand by to be deleted…

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