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You would have to be a real [censored] to call the club and abuse their membership department and demand refunds right now.  This is not within their control and a club like ours can ill afford canc

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3 minutes ago, green_machine said:

I think an AFL player will get the virus within  2 weeks and round3 onwards will be canceled

But canceling crowds helps the smaller vic clubs and the ****ty expansion  clubs

The moment a player tests positive, the whole thing changes. Just take a look at the NBA. I can't think of too many things that would potentially expose you to the virus than been taken down in a group tackle, or in arm-lock marking contest or even a goal celebration.

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18 minutes ago, DeezNuts said:

What home ground advantage do the eagles have now 🤣🤣🤣

Stats show that the Eagles do very well from the umps in home games (and not so well in away games to be fair). The most accepted explanation is that umpires are influenced subconsciously by the partisan crowd.

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3 minutes ago, DeezNuts said:

What home ground advantage do the eagles have now 🤣🤣🤣

Well, I wouldn't want to be travelling anywhere on a plane at the moment.

I hope the AFL stump up for charters otherwise it's a stupid decision to start the season this week.

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Re the free kick differential (which may be less without their rabid fans):

“Since the start of 2011, in matches at home against interstate sides, the Eagles have lost the free kick count in 12 of 72 matches.

“They’ve won 60 of 72 free kick counts against any other side other than Fremantle at home.

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This is all really quite bizarre to watch unfold, if round one goes ahead that certainly brings the home ground advantage down. 

I expect that if a player gets diagnosed with the virus that will signal shut down of matches. Makes the AFL’s farcical fixturing system even less even, always said that teams should never play another team twice until each team has played each other once. At least if they augmented the season down in rounds that would be a lot easier to control. 

Just on the gathering of 500 people, shame they can’t let say 100 from each teams cheer squad in. Just to give a tiny bit of colour. 

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Could work in our favour as there won’t be  any screaming feral wc supports there.

Umps will hopefully be better too. 

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Eagles thrive off the crowd (particularly guys like Ryan, Cripps, Nic Nat and JK) and with no noise I just pray that they're a little bit off their game and we can take full advantage of the situation. 

 

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1 hour ago, green_machine said:

I think an AFL player will get the virus within  2 weeks and round3 onwards will be canceled

But canceling crowds helps the smaller vic clubs and the ****ty expansion  clubs

I think the players have most danger of being infected out in public,  then they do amongst fellow AFL players and staff.

So the AFL should ban all players from going out into the public sphere.

Or,

get-in-the-bubble-if-you-want-to-live-bu

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WC supporters have booed the decision of the AFL to lock them out of Domain stadium for round 1. In fact they threatening to boo all week and turn up and surround Domain stadium...booing. If they don’t win the free kick count, they plan on booing well into the foreseeable future.

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6 minutes ago, Marty said:

WC supporters have booed the decision of the AFL to lock them out of Domain stadium for round 1. In fact they threatening to boo all week and turn up and surround Domain stadium...booing. If they don’t win the free kick count, they plan on booing well into the foreseeable future.

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5 minutes ago, Marty said:

WC supporters have booed the decision of the AFL to lock them out of Domain stadium for round 1. In fact they threatening to boo all week and turn up and surround Domain stadium...booing. If they don’t win the free kick count, they plan on booing well into the foreseeable future.

I live in Perth. 

I will just go around coughing into my hand to send them home. 

Whatever it takes to get us the W. 

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