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I cant see the season getting completed.

NZ now requiring 14 days quarantine, so there goes NRL

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An unpredictable few days.

Jake Lever chatted about the club's move out to Casey Fields. 👇

 

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2 hours ago, Dr.D said:

so I waited 20 years for mcc, I finally got in and paid my $900. do you think mcc members will get refunded? what a waste of money 

I've been a full mcc member for 26 years for not much return. 

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1 hour ago, Wadda We Sing said:

I cant see the season getting completed.

NZ now requiring 14 days quarantine, so there goes NRL

Super Rugby will be off as well you'd imagine.  Quarantine rulings will close sport down.

Plane travel is already problematic (who'd get on a plane now?) 

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4 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

That would be the right and fair thing to do. So naturally it will remain exclusive to Foxtel and Telstra with them doubling the price!

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What's the point of shortening matches? 

Shortening matches won't shorten the season, only less games will.

It won't make the season go faster, unless they play mid week too to get 1 1/2 - 2 rounds into a week.

It won't lessen the chance of contracting Covid 19, as it takes about 15-20mins of contact (I think I read somewhere). Unless matches are shortened to 10 mins, what's the point?

It won't really lessen the load on players, they'll just go harder later in games.

I don't understand what they are trying to achieve.

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3 hours ago, Dr.D said:

so I waited 20 years for mcc, I finally got in and paid my $900. do you think mcc members will get refunded? what a waste of money 

All over the world, people are getting sick and dying from this virus and it's going to get worse before it gets better.

But let's make this all about you and your wallet hey?

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1 hour ago, Wadda We Sing said:

I cant see the season getting completed.

NZ now requiring 14 days quarantine, so there goes NRL

Super Rugby. Crusaders just played a game in Brisbane, they are supposed to fly out tomorrow.... 14 day’s in the Coro-bin and that is season over.

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4 hours ago, daisycutter said:

you do work very hard on your negativity and mfcss, skuit. i got to concede that.

Haha Daisy - I'm one of the most positive blokes on here. Had us pencilled in for a four goal win before corona. 

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1 hour ago, Mickey said:

What's the point of shortening matches? 

Shortening matches won't shorten the season, only less games will.

It won't make the season go faster, unless they play mid week too to get 1 1/2 - 2 rounds into a week.

It won't lessen the chance of contracting Covid 19, as it takes about 15-20mins of contact (I think I read somewhere). Unless matches are shortened to 10 mins, what's the point?

It won't really lessen the load on players, they'll just go harder later in games.

I don't understand what they are trying to achieve.

Shorter games will be to play make up games mid week later in the year (assuming the season is suspended and is able to recommence in time)

The AFL will pull out all stops to meet their tv commitments (198 h&a games and 9 finals)

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59 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Will bog rolls have to be declared as part of the salary cap?

Salary Crap?

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1 hour ago, chook fowler said:

Will bog rolls have to be declared as part of the salary cap?

In the future all possible recruits to the club could be enticed with a playing lifetime supply of groceries for them and their families. Should get any tricky contract over the line.😉

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3 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

I cant see the season getting completed.

NZ now requiring 14 days quarantine, so there goes NRL

Far easier to simply remove the Warriors from the NRL comp and continue with the remaining teams.

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36 minutes ago, rjay said:

Probably the most foolish post I've ever seen on this forum...

As a fully fledged geriatric, I concur.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

Reasonable to assume you can't go the pub to watch it, but otherwise if you weren't going to pay to go you don't really deserve something for free now.

Members should all be given special access to codes to watch the streams. That would be the fairest result.

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Dear Members,

We write to you today in what is uncharted territory for the Melbourne Football Club and the wider AFL community.

On Friday night, we received confirmation from the AFL that our AFL and AFLW games would go ahead, but without our loyal members and supporters in attendance for the foreseeable future.

Whilst disappointing, the health and safety of our players, staff and supporters must come first. This has always been our number one priority, which is why we support the AFL’s decision to continue the competition without crowds in attendance.

Earlier this week, we put in place stringent strategies to protect our people from the spread of COVID-19. These measures included separating our staff and players into four different locations and implementing working from home arrangements, where possible, to best safeguard our people. We also asked our staff and players to make significant lifestyle changes to ensure that our teams remain as healthy as they can amidst the current pandemic. We are confident our measures are as good as any. They will give us the best chance of keeping our people safe, and will enable us as a Club to continue to perform at a high level.

So, 2020 is going to be a season of extreme challenges; many that we have never faced before as a Club. This will test us but, in many ways, it will cement our unity. We are well placed to perform, and plan on being in a strong position when our members and supporters can re-join us at the MCG, once deemed safe to do so.

It goes without saying this is an unheralded situation for the AFL community as a whole and we will need our collective resilience, agility and support to successfully navigate our way through these extraordinary circumstances.

As you are aware, an enormous amount of work has gone into our Club to set ourselves up to challenge for the ultimate prize in the coming years. What will be so very important during these times is your continued loyalty, support and commitment to the Club and the players we all love. What we would like to ask is for you to maintain your loyalty, to support us like never before and to retain your membership, while encouraging others to do so. The harsh reality is that we really need your support during this time of significant financial challenge.

In saying that, we firmly believe the Melbourne faithful will stick together through this. Whilst physically we will be separated for a period of time, we will work on ways to remain close as a community in a digital form, and our media team are looking at exploring other exciting avenues to keep us all connected. The bond between our players and our members is strong and is critical to our Club. The players thrive off your passion, so please keep that coming.

Everyone at the Club will play their role and together we will get through this. Our board, staff and players are all working incredibly hard to make the best out of this situation. Our membership team will continue to operate during normal business hours and are available to answer your questions. We do ask that you please have a level of patience and understanding when dealing with the membership team during these unique circumstances.

Thank you again for your support as a member. We will continue to update you regularly as more information comes to hand.

On behalf of everyone at the Club, including all our players and staff, please take care of yourselves and those around you and we look forward to having you back at our games shortly.

Go Dees!

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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 cancelled memberships on top of losing home game attendances. 
 

The biggest shame is our performance last year probably means lots of supporters were waiting to see how we perform in the first few rounds before deciding to renew this year. 

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9 minutes ago, Jaded said:

You would have to be a real [censored] to call the club and abuse their membership department and demand refunds right now. 

Totally agree. To paraphrase Hawke 'anyone who berates the MFC Membership Department is a bum.'

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1 hour ago, Jaded said:

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 cancelled memberships on top of losing home game attendances. 
 

The biggest shame is our performance last year probably means lots of supporters were waiting to see how we perform in the first few rounds before deciding to renew this year. 

I think you’ve jumped to conclusions on “abuse the membership dept“ out of that but I’d hate to cast aspersions on people who may not be in a financial situation to have a luxury spend like footy membership right now or might need that money back (if possible) to pay rent or bills etc. 

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In my opinion fold up the whole Competition for two months and in the meantime figure out some abridged alternative contest.

The players health is more important than the very healthy competition.

Just a point on supporters attending games or not. The media are desperately trying to do damage control here and i couldn't give a sh##.

If you were a supporter of any sport in Australia today and you were told you couldn't attend the game where would you arrange to go and look. Yes that's right you would drive or walk to the nearest CLUB PUB or crowded, 100 plus people, Corona ridden smoke hole to see it and come home to your wife and kids and give them the virus..... think about it. League wins, Media wins, TAB wins, Alcohol wins, even Club wins......but you don't. 

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