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The AFL is strongly considering holding an All Star/State of Origin match to raise money for the Bushfire Appeal. 

 Max is keen. 

 

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I support it.

As usual, the biggest concern is the risk of injury to any player.

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1 minute ago, McQueen said:

I support it.

As usual, the biggest concern is the risk of injury to any Melbourne player.

Fixed it for ya, Steve!

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1 minute ago, McQueen said:

I support it.

As usual, the biggest concern is the risk of injury to any player.

My thoughts exactly. I would prefer a telethon with as many big names involved. 

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WHy dont the AFL just donate just donate the money themselves,   god knows they have enough.

WHy dont the just get the millions from  Marvel/Disney?     This game would be a bad idea and is not needed.

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10 minutes ago, Demonland said:

My thoughts exactly. I would prefer a telethon with as many big names involved. 

Trotting out Gawn, Oliver and May for a non-points contest doesn't really peel the skin from my banana but the cause is much greater than all of our collective concerns to be fair.

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1 minute ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

WHy dont the AFL just donate just donate the money themselves,   god knows they have enough.

WHy dont the just get the millions from  Marvel/Disney?     This game would be a bad idea and is not needed.

They AfL giving away some of their money. Surely you jest. Hell will freeze over first. 

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35 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Fixed it for ya, Steve!

On the one hand that’s not going to be an issue as we’ll only have one representative. On the other hand that representative is our most important player. 

 

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To cap it all off, the AFL will do a bastardised version, like The Contenders (SA, country Vic, Nth Tasmania, NSW and NT) vs The Challengers (WA, city Vic, Sth Tasmania, Qld and Ireland) because the only thing they're good at any more is ruining anything of any value whatsoever.

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The papers will love it because it gives them weeks of pointless debate about the "best" SOO on-paper teams. But what will football's highest authority (the Channel 7 sales department) have to say?

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I'll go out on a limb here and say I like the idea, the players who get to play in this game will treasure the opportunity and plus it will sell out in a second and raise lots of $$$ for the cause. Players can get injured any time, look at the Smith and Sloane for the AFLW Dees side. I reckon Clarrie, Max and Trac would love a big V jumper to show the grand kids

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Posted (edited)

Rance has cancelled his retirement and is heading to Dream Team HQ.

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21 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Rance has cancelled his retirement and is heading to Dream Team HQ.

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I like his door knocking transport.

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I don't need a 'gimmicky' football game to motivate me to contribute to a worthy cause.  Thanks to the outstanding work of the NSW RFS, and a decent slice of good fortune, our tiny property in the Snowy Mountains is still intact (albeit surrounded by miles of gut-wrenching desolation).  Sadly, there are many thousands who are far less fortunate!

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Surely the AFL, players and fans can just donate to the cause without having to hold a watered down state of origin game. 

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3 hours ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

WHy dont the AFL just donate just donate the money themselves,   god knows they have enough.

WHy dont the just get the millions from  Marvel/Disney?     This game would be a bad idea and is not needed.

 

2 hours ago, old dee said:

They AfL giving away some of their money. Surely you jest. Hell will freeze over first. 

 

17 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Surely the AFL, players and fans can just donate to the cause without having to hold a watered down state of origin game. 

The AFL has already made a statement saying they will be looking at ways to support communities long term. They also mentioned they're engaging their corporate partners and engaging with the relevant bodies to determine how else they can help. The SOO game is just one thing they're looking at doing among many. Why do people automatically think this is all that has happened and will happen? It's not cutting cynicism, it's just chest-beating naivety of a kind.

Many AFL players, clubs, officials and corporate bodies have already donated. Many more wouldn't have been publicly known to.

The other part of it that has been publicly spoken about, and maybe you guys just missed it in your rush to be edgy, is the acknowledgment of all who have worked so hard through the disasters so far. That would be a key part of this game should it go ahead.

And as far as injuries go, the proposed date is the same as the second week of the preseason comp, so the very same players would be having the very same competitive hitouts anyway.

Honestly, the automatic boohoo responses here are embarrassing sometimes.

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1 hour ago, Deeoldfart said:

I don't need a 'gimmicky' football game to motivate me to contribute to a worthy cause.  Thanks to the outstanding work of the NSW RFS, and a decent slice of good fortune, our tiny property in the Snowy Mountains is still intact (albeit surrounded by miles of gut-wrenching desolation).  Sadly, there are many thousands who are far less fortunate!

good luck, mate - hope it doesn't get you down

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Crazy as this sounds if they were to go ahead with a match I think this is one rare instance I would support them going the path of AFLX. Only because it appears to be less impact on the body, less players and I think you could make it into a carnival style atmosphere. A state of origin round robin AFLX would (I feel) minimise the risk of injuries to players and could be billed as a bit of fun.

Personally though I would prefer them going down the path of doing a telethon with them pledging to match dollar for dollar.

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hope they do it aflx format and we can win another premiership cup

.....and no one gets injured in aflx

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Full-scale telethon involving a re-creation of Ch7’s “World Of Sport”. Handball comps, wood chopping, stationary bike racing, coach’s corner with many, many Ballantyne gift packs and Patra  Orange Juice Carton’s about the place. 

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9 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

 

 

The AFL has already made a statement saying they will be looking at ways to support communities long term. They also mentioned they're engaging their corporate partners and engaging with the relevant bodies to determine how else they can help. The SOO game is just one thing they're looking at doing among many. Why do people automatically think this is all that has happened and will happen? It's not cutting cynicism, it's just chest-beating naivety of a kind.

Many AFL players, clubs, officials and corporate bodies have already donated. Many more wouldn't have been publicly known to.

The other part of it that has been publicly spoken about, and maybe you guys just missed it in your rush to be edgy, is the acknowledgment of all who have worked so hard through the disasters so far. That would be a key part of this game should it go ahead.

And as far as injuries go, the proposed date is the same as the second week of the preseason comp, so the very same players would be having the very same competitive hitouts anyway.

Honestly, the automatic boohoo responses here are embarrassing sometimes.

The only poster beating their chest around here is yourself, chill pill bruh. 

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11 hours ago, Cards13 said:

I like his door knocking transport.

In fairness, it is a very low emission way for him to get around.

 

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It's very fortunate that we have very few who qualify for either team

Injuries if they occur surely would only happen to MFC players if selected.

A good time to have the second best ruckman in my opinion

Let the others get on with it.Yawnnnn.

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I hope clubs don't agree to this?

I'm all for helping, but we can not risk players.

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I'm all for it, but it should be Victoria versus South Australia and Western Australia versus and Allies team (which isn't perfect but better than All Stars).

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