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1 minute ago, binman said:

If we are there won't be many others on it i reckon. No one is going anywhere and all meetings and events are pretty much cancelled.

You might well be right there 'bin'...

...but a lot of flights have also been cancelled. Virgin will be looking to fly only viable (full) routes.

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6 minutes ago, rjay said:

You might well be right there 'bin'...

...but a lot of flights have also been cancelled. Virgin will be looking to fly only viable (full) routes.

true nuff

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The AFL is in a good spot to accelerate Round 2. Why wouldn’t Collingwood vs Richmond and Carlton vs Western Bulldogs be brought forward to next Wednesday and Thursday night? They all play in the next 48 hours. Take advantage. ---- Sam Landsberger

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39 minutes ago, Jaded said:

We will 100% win a flag... that none of us can watch 

If you offered me the flag this year I wouldn’t be all that excited in taking it, if every single game including the Grand final were lock outs.

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

If you offered me the flag this year I wouldn’t be all that excited in taking it, if every single game including the Grand final were lock outs.

If the season goes that far & we win it I will be ecstatic...some light in a dark year.

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46 minutes ago, Jaded said:

We will 100% win a flag... that none of us can watch 

It would suck and sour it a little, but I would take it.

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Sending a massive thank you to @Demonlandfor keeping this thread updated the past few days with every morsel of news. 

Info has been appearing on here within minutes of being published elsewhere, and it’s been a huge time-saver to have it all contained in the one spot. 

Bravo 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

 

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13 hours ago, Webber said:

Where in France are you, Bing? 

Paris (suburbs of).

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43 minutes ago, Demonland said:

The AFL is in a good spot to accelerate Round 2. Why wouldn’t Collingwood vs Richmond and Carlton vs Western Bulldogs be brought forward to next Wednesday and Thursday night? They all play in the next 48 hours. Take advantage. ---- Sam Landsberger

I would like our boys to play Freo on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Reduce travel required for all (and fly back with 8 points!) 

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3 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

So what. He would have passed it on during the game in all probability 

Those players all go home....

Yes, but i'm suggesting he caught it away from his club and team.  Possibly caught it at home SWYL.

Incubation period is way more than 24 - 30 hours.

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5 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Totally different circumstances. You cannot compare this to anything else. 
Meanwhile an NRL player has tested positive AFTER playing a game...

That’s how this virus 🦠 spreads

It is irresponsible madness to start the season now. 
 

People have to rediscover books for awhile....

Who tested positive after playing?

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1 minute ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

An NRL player,  this weekend.

Who?, or which club

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26 minutes ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Yes, but i'm suggesting he caught it away from his club and team.  Possibly caught it at home SWYL.

Incubation period is way more than 24 - 30 hours.

Yes, but he is still a carrier playing a contact sport with 30 people in an enclosed space. 
it is just crazy for these games to go ahead at this point in time. 
Countries are locking down borders, but The AFL and NRL roll on. 
Thailand today locked down all stadiums for 2 weeks, i am sure it will be extended. They are just getting serious now

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We Will Not Stand Still Said Gil.

Has a nice ring to it.

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1 hour ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Who?, or which club

I didn't take too much notice of the finer points.Only interested in the Storm or NRL Stars.

 

Now I cannot find the story, which I read earlier today.

 

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yes, but he is still a carrier playing a contact sport with 30 people in an enclosed space. 
it is just crazy for these games to go ahead at this point in time. 
Countries are locking down borders, but The AFL and NRL roll on. 
Thailand today locked down all stadiums for 2 weeks, i am sure it will be extended. They are just getting serious now

Should government continue?   Should hospitals continue.    Should emergency services continue?

I think we will catch CoVid 19,  wherever we find it.  At home or at play.

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Just now, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Should government continue?   Should hospitals continue.    Should emergency services continue?

I think we will catch CoVid 19,  wherever we find it.  At home or at play.

Yes to the Government , Hospitals and Emergency Services. They are paramount. 
Football is not. 
It’s entertainment and as soon as the crowds were banned the whole thing should be suspended. 
 

The easiest way to catch this Corona is through prolonged personal contact. 
That’s our game...

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29 minutes ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

I didn't take too much notice of the finer points.Only interested in the Storm or NRL Stars.

 

Now I cannot find the story, which I read earlier today.

 

Probably because the two players are confirmed as negative to Covid19.

I'm not unhappy the AFL has gone ahead, gives us some hope and something new to read.

I'm also over the sensationalist reporting of this current epidemic.

It's what has brought on the panic buying and increased fear.  It is something we've never faced before I agree

I don't see how banning kids from Community football has made them safer than attending school with 500-1000 kids in close proximity.

and I don't see how the players health is under any bigger threat by playing football than the general publics would be by attending packed shopping centres or traveling on public transport on mass.

The players playing or not, isn't going to lead us to the scenario which is occurring in Italy or Iran currently 

 

 

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8 hours ago, DubDee said:

Thank christ I have something to do on the weekend!!

take that COVID! you self-replicating mofo

COVID is not the name of the virus.  The name of the virus is coronavirus.  COVID-19 is the disease the virus causes.

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5 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yes to the Government , Hospitals and Emergency Services. They are paramount. 
Football is not. 
It’s entertainment and as soon as the crowds were banned the whole thing should be suspended. 
 

The easiest way to catch this Corona is through prolonged personal contact. 
That’s our game...

Which NRL player tested positive for Coronavirus?

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2 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Which NRL player tested positive for Coronavirus?

No NRL player as far as is public knowledge. The story was about an amateur rugby player. 

It highlighted the fact that you can feel fine, play one day and the next day test positive. In a contact sport there is the very real possibility that you just infected your teammates and opposition and support staff. 

They then spread to family and friends. 

Every other aspect of life is being told not to be in this situation   

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The reality is every time a player gets a sniffle which will be more and more as the colder weather sets in they will have to be isolated and tested until tested negative or positive. 

I truly can't see this season, even shortened and crowdless, being viable. 

 

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