A local man has openly challenged Marvel Stadium’s recent gong for “Global Venue of the Year”, which was awarded at a lavish ceremony in Manchester last week. Despite the seemingly impressive worldwide recognition for the multi-sports venue, Watsonia’s very own Liam Taylor remains critical of the stadium, telling friends over the weekend that the award was an absolute joke.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle to clarify his position, Taylor said, “Best stadium in the world? It’s not even the best stadium in Melbourne. Who are the bloody pelicans that vote on this stuff? I’d take the ‘G over that joint any day of the week.”

Taylor then pointed to last Saturday’s game between Carlton and Brisbane to further illustrate his point, telling us, “Mate, they can’t even work out how and when to open and close the roof! And that’s been going on for years now. Every time it happens, I just shake me head and think, who on earth is running that joint?”