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14 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

The idea that AFL players and support staff live in an isolated bubble is absurd.

I know for a fact that some players were out and about socialising and taking selfies with non football people on the weekend of the first games.

Then we have the idiots at North and Geelong who thought it was a great idea to have parties.

This is not a smart idea, Shepherd is right to be sceptical.

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Reports that AFL and Channel 7 are in talks to extend the present media deal until 2024 at a slightly reduced fee.

As Foxtel pays more than half the annual fee it could be interesting.

At least the AFL are getting better press than the NRL who are looking almost rugby unionesque in their ineptitude.

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3 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Reports that AFL and Channel 7 are in talks to extend the present media deal until 2024 at a slightly reduced fee.

As Foxtel pays more than half the annual fee it could be interesting.

At least the AFL are getting better press than the NRL who are looking almost rugby unionesque in their ineptitude.

screw all those flogs, they flicked me as of tuesday so i'mma drink the pain away

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31 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I’m not not missing the AFL because of our disgusting round one performance.

I certainly hope the hopeless coach is reviewing round 1 with every player with respect to the lack of spread inside the fifty, bombing it long without looking for a clear target, and two way running, manning up in defense all the way back from our end to theirs. It looks like we need a monster inside fifty who can split packs and kick goals. That’s if we stick with this same game plan as last year. Or a new coach....

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Recent declines in coronavirus infection rates have sparked growing optimism that AFL footy could return with a 17-game season as early as July.

While the AFL hasn’t locked into a resumption date — unlike the NRL, which has earmarked May 28 — Australia’s world-leading flattening of the infection curve has created a belief in government and among clubs that the game could be on the way back.

Informal talks have been held between the AFL and the government about a resumption, which would depend on COVID-19 infection rates continuing to fall.

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The NRL have shown themselves to be an absolute disgrace in their push to start early.

Let's hope the AFL don't keep pushing down this line.

There should be no favours given to elite sport.

FOX are desperate to get sport back on and Rupert more often than not gets what he wants.

Let's hope the government stand their ground and our sporting leaders don't out themselves above the rest.

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48 minutes ago, rjay said:

The NRL have shown themselves to be an absolute disgrace in their push to start early.

I suspect that the resolution for the NRL will be the CEO losing his job. It is  clear that he has alienated Government and his media backers. Hard to see him continuing in his job.

This is one time when sports need to follow rather than lead.

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I am not getting my hopes up about the season. Although Victoria is tracking well and things locally could start up soonish, interstate flights too soon would be a bad move. unless we kick the 2 sydney teams out of the comp which I fully support  ?

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4 hours ago, DubDee said:

I am not getting my hopes up about the season. Although Victoria is tracking well and things locally could start up soonish, interstate flights too soon would be a bad move. unless we kick the 2 sydney teams out of the comp which I fully support  ?

Hasn't WA shut their borders? I think it's pie in the sky stuff, I will be shocked if there is a 2020 season.

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https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/victorian-premier-daniel-andrews-feels-afl-still-some-time-off-resuming-20200412-p54j5u.html

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has quashed any talk of the AFL following the lead of the NRL and restarting its competition any time soon.

Andrews announced on Sunday the state of emergency in Victoria will be extended until at least May 11, meaning strict enforcement of social distancing and isolation measures remain in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Despite the Covid-19 situation and its attendant angst, I find myself feeling less stressed than how I would normally be when following the mighty Demons each week.  That could be a reflection on myself,  the team, or possibly both.

I"m probably very much in the minority on this forum, but I wouldn't mind terribly if there's no footy this year.

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11 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Despite the Covid-19 situation and its attendant angst, I find myself feeling less stressed than how I would normally be when following the mighty Demons each week.  That could be a reflection on myself,  the team, or possibly both.

I"m probably very much in the minority on this forum, but I wouldn't mind terribly if there's no footy this year.

i'm tending to thinking the same.  any games this year will seem unnatural, unsatisfactory and uninteresting, and more to do with money than football.  i'd rather watch classic replays.

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1 hour ago, demonstone said:

Despite the Covid-19 situation and its attendant angst, I find myself feeling less stressed than how I would normally be when following the mighty Demons each week.  That could be a reflection on myself,  the team, or possibly both.

I"m probably very much in the minority on this forum, but I wouldn't mind terribly if there's no footy this year.

I'm still undecided but while there are over half a million cases in the USA with over one thousand deaths every day it's way too early to think about something as peripheral as a contrived football season.

Let's have a look in a month and then think about it. To have games when it is illegal for two children to kick a ball in the park is not  the right message.

Like many I cannot help but think that the willingness of sports to restart is motivated by money rater than any altrustic desire to provide entertainment in these difficult times.

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2 hours ago, demonstone said:

Despite the Covid-19 situation and its attendant angst, I find myself feeling less stressed than how I would normally be when following the mighty Demons each week.  That could be a reflection on myself,  the team, or possibly both.

I"m probably very much in the minority on this forum, but I wouldn't mind terribly if there's no footy this year.

I totally agree, but only because of what we saw round one, before that I was excited for footy.

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3 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I totally agree, but only because of what we saw round one, before that I was excited for footy.

Agree Clint.

If we had gone West and won easily, many Dees supporters would be frothing at the mouth for an early return. The fact we saw essentially the same rubbish as last season has dampened enthusiasm for many IMO.

 

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