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8 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

 So what? The Melbournet football club make  $ 0 from rating don't get  extra money for rating, still loss  millions of dollars

The ratings will help our future for getting better TV fixturing.

It won't help this years receipts,  but better than a poke in the right eye.

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What’s next?

Maybe we can start a Footy Forum League.

Demonland v Bomberblitz the marquee matchup. 

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I will be amazed if the season starts next Thursday. 
countries are shutting down. It’s not just Australia 

i am leaving the Philipines early as the Airports are all shutting down at Midnight 🕛 tomorrow for 30 days. 
nothing in or out, and they have 1 recorded Corona death. 

Madness

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4 minutes ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

The ratings will help our future for getting better TV fixturing.

It won't help this years receipts,  but better than a poke in the right eye.

Rubbish only winning will get better fixtures, there is no Silver lining there is no making more money later, there is nothing to be gained it's losses only

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3 hours 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 whole season will be cancelled. The afl will take the lead of nba 

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Is there an argument to reorganise the fixture so that there is not travel in the first week? Freo Vs WC, Port Vs Crows, Swans Vs Giants........ you get the picture.  That would at least rule out infection on flights. 

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1 hour ago, Dame Gaga said:

I think we have to be prepared for the whole season to be cancelled. This situation changes by the day and by the minute. It is depressing, but AFL 2020 may be a write off. We are in uncertain times. Never experienced anything like this before. Very disturbing to read about the hospitals in Italy deciding who should be treated and who should not, according to age or health, and they have one of the best health systems in Europe. It feels like we are in a science fiction novel. And not a good one.

Thank god our capitalist system is built to withstand such crises 🤔

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26 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

Rubbish only winning will get better fixtures, there is no Silver lining there is no making more money later, there is nothing to be gained it's losses only

OK, losses only if you wish.?

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2 hours ago, Salems Lot said:

I had a ticket🙃

Had 3 tickets
Only time I get to see them live...☹️

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5 minutes ago, nomed said:

Had 3 tickets
Only time I get to see them live...☹️

I had tickets and flights from Sydney. 

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1 hour ago, bandicoot said:

I think the whole season will be cancelled. The afl will take the lead of nba 

the nba season is temporarily suspended, not cancelled...

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I will be amazed if the season starts next Thursday. 
countries are shutting down. It’s not just Australia 

i am leaving the Philipines early as the Airports are all shutting down at Midnight 🕛 tomorrow for 30 days. 
nothing in or out, and they have 1 recorded Corona death. 

Madness

Good luck

was wondering how you were faring

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53 minutes ago, nomed said:

Had 3 tickets
Only time I get to see them live...☹️

They are coming again (Maybe) for the dockers game, later in the year.

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3 hours ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

😂 so accurate, very good. 
 

but seriously, I really, really.. really HATE Dwayne Russell. Where the hell did this skid mark of an ‘expert’ even come from? BOOOOOOOO

His call by call commentary is very excessive and a tad annoying, but he was a decent analyst on sportsday on 3aw for a decade with gerard healy and now sen afternoons he keeps it to pure footy topics without too much ego or fluff like others. i get the hate, but i think he deserves a fair defense for his radio work.

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For those sticking to the narrower topic and celebrating an empty Optus in curtailing crowd and umpiring influence - I think you are all rather misguided. I can't be bothered with a statistical analysis - but remember how we're always complaining the the MFC loses the unloseable? It's usually in front of mostly empty stadiums at far flung locales (including Marvel).

I'd suggest our big game record in recent times is probably better than our smaller stadium efforts, and we have in fact fared relatively well in Perth over the last three or so years.

The MFCSS part: apparently we've been training with blaring music to mimic a game-day scenario, and so now what? I was optimistic heading into round one, but with no crowd I'm expecting a flat MFC and an at least six goal loss. This crowd ban favours them. 

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4 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Statistically one player in the comp is almost certain to get infected in the next two weeks. That puts that team out. What happens to the points etc relative to the rest of the comp.

Get ready for the first five rounds or so to be declared null and void along with the resultant outcry

Statistically? Based on what?

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51 minutes ago, Skuit said:

For those sticking to the narrower topic and celebrating an empty Optus in curtailing crowd and umpiring influence - I think you are all rather misguided. I can't be bothered with a statistical analysis - but remember how we're always complaining the the MFC loses the unloseable? It's usually in front of mostly empty stadiums at far flung locales (including Marvel).

I'd suggest our big game record in recent times is probably better than our smaller stadium efforts, and we have in fact fared relatively well in Perth over the last three or so years.

The MFCSS part: apparently we've been training with blaring music to mimic a game-day scenario, and so now what? I was optimistic heading into round one, but with no crowd I'm expecting a flat MFC and an at least six goal loss. This crowd ban favours them. 

Skuit you really are a half glass person (supporter)

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

For those sticking to the narrower topic and celebrating an empty Optus in curtailing crowd and umpiring influence - I think you are all rather misguided. I can't be bothered with a statistical analysis - but remember how we're always complaining the the MFC loses the unloseable? It's usually in front of mostly empty stadiums at far flung locales (including Marvel).

I'd suggest our big game record in recent times is probably better than our smaller stadium efforts, and we have in fact fared relatively well in Perth over the last three or so years.

The MFCSS part: apparently we've been training with blaring music to mimic a game-day scenario, and so now what? I was optimistic heading into round one, but with no crowd I'm expecting a flat MFC and an at least six goal loss. This crowd ban favours them. 

I honestly can’t see how you could possibly see that conclusion. Ok perhaps we’ve performed well there with hostile crowds before, but to ignore the obvious that the crowd influences not only the WC players but the umpires is baffling. 

The eagles are usually good for at least 3-4 goals from direct umpire intervention that comes from the hostile crowd. As for the players being flat, we have to trust that the coaching staff will give them the right motivation to get them in game in bizarre circumstances. 

I would be filthy if I was an Eagles fan as it has nullified a big component of a home ground advantage. 

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Just now, faultydet said:

Ding is drinking again.

Sad.

Oh, and f*&k the eagles.

No "boo factory" to con the umpires into a 4 to 1 free kick count.

I'm putting money on us to clean up in round 1.

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If games are in empty stadiums broadcasters will ramp up their fake cheering sound effects.  Sadly there will be a lot more waffle from commentators.  Very good reasons to press the 'mute' button or simultaneously listen to the radio.

Broadcasters will probably have crowds projected into the background to avoid showing empty stadiums.

I'm just hoping games go ahead.  It will be a very long winter without footy.  Also, imagine what Demonland will be like if there is nothing to talk about.  It will be like 12 months of off-season, without training reports! 

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It's inevitable players will test positive for the virus, the second that happens the league will be postponed for a period of time. We may not even get to play next week.

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6 hours ago, John Demonic said:

His call by call commentary is very excessive and a tad annoying, but he was a decent analyst on sportsday on 3aw for a decade with gerard healy and now sen afternoons he keeps it to pure footy topics without too much ego or fluff like others. i get the hate, but i think he deserves a fair defense for his radio work.

Fair play. I was being somewhat dramatic, but he just annoys the [censored] out of me. 

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