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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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11 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Is Eddie becoming the Donald of AFL ?

Donald is a complete f/wit, Eddie is merely a 1/2 wit

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AFL site is reporting the Eagles Football manager Craig Vozzo as saying that all games in the Queensland hub will be considered away games for the Eagles. If this holds true for Freo and the two SA clubs the number of interstate trips required by the Melbourne clubs will jump.

Add to this that teams will be flying up and back on the same day for interstate matches on chartered aircraft and it makes road trips particularly difficult.

Eagles have played the AFL sympathy card well and are looking good for a top two finish is my bet.

"The Eagles are ramping up their preparations for their month-long stint at the Gold Coast high performance centre, with no players so far making themselves unavailable for the trip.

Vozzo said he understood the games in Queensland will all be considered 'away' games for the Eagles."

https://www.afl.com.au/news/435737/eagles-apply-for-special-dispensation-for-more-staff

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Read on the paper that WCE have a war chest of $20mill in cash, Rich nearly $30mill and Hawthorn about $40mill. The Bulldogs see no need to accept AFL COVID handouts either due to cash reserves.

FMD, how can we possibly catch up?

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12 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Read on the paper that WCE have a war chest of $20mill in cash, Rich nearly $30mill and Hawthorn about $40mill. The Bulldogs see no need to accept AFL COVID handouts either due to cash reserves.

FMD, how can we possibly catch up?

Sell our pokie venues

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Could someone please remind me again of the connection between Clint Stanaway and the Dees* (has his dad been a trainer)?

Another 'club promo' on nine news tonight. We're certainly getting our fair share of publicity.

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

AFL site is reporting the Eagles Football manager Craig Vozzo as saying that all games in the Queensland hub will be considered away games for the Eagles. If this holds true for Freo and the two SA clubs the number of interstate trips required by the Melbourne clubs will jump.

Add to this that teams will be flying up and back on the same day for interstate matches on chartered aircraft and it makes road trips particularly difficult.

Eagles have played the AFL sympathy card well and are looking good for a top two finish is my bet.

"The Eagles are ramping up their preparations for their month-long stint at the Gold Coast high performance centre, with no players so far making themselves unavailable for the trip.

Vozzo said he understood the games in Queensland will all be considered 'away' games for the Eagles."

https://www.afl.com.au/news/435737/eagles-apply-for-special-dispensation-for-more-staff

All those game should only involve the other intestate sides because they are all closer, as well the port and crows are already there, make sense it will be easier for the Sydney sides to travel to Queensland then WA. 

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

All those game should only involve the other intestate sides because they are all closer, as well the port and crows are already there, make sense it will be easier for the Sydney sides to travel to Queensland then WA.

That gets you to the end of round 8.

If Eagles etc have only played away prior to Round 8 they will have played away 7 times. At most they will need to play away two more times and of course one of those away games could be against Freo in Perth. It will then mean that following Round 7 Melbourne teams will on average be playing interstate once every two weeks while the likes of Crows and Eagles will not travel again.

The Eagles will have their revenge not to mention a massive home  ground advantage. It is lucky that Brisbane are an okay team or we could quite likely see the Eagles going 8-0 and then having 8 or nine games in Perth.

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Am I being completely delusional or does anyone else think there’s a sneaky chance of limited crowds by September?

Some big announcements by the VIC government today with the June 22 development, EG - 50 people in cinemas.

D Barrett on the Sunday footy show alluded to the possibility of crowds coming back at some stage.

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19 hours ago, M_9 said:

Could someone please remind me again of the connection between Clint Stanaway and the Dees* (has his dad been a trainer)?

Another 'club promo' on nine news tonight. We're certainly getting our fair share of publicity.

I think Stanaway is a diehard Melbourne supporter, and nothing more.

Could be wrong through.

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20 hours ago, M_9 said:

Could someone please remind me again of the connection between Clint Stanaway and the Dees* (has his dad been a trainer)?

Another 'club promo' on nine news tonight. We're certainly getting our fair share of publicity.

Clint's father John was given life membership of the club in 2018 in recognition of his services as Head Trainer:

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/267958/agm-head-trainer-receives-honour

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Am I being completely delusional or does anyone else think there’s a sneaky chance of limited crowds by September?

Some big announcements by the VIC government today with the June 22 development, EG - 50 people in cinemas.

D Barrett on the Sunday footy show alluded to the possibility of crowds coming back at some stage.

Premature I would think...

...and how would they decide who gets into the games & where do they sit.

One in, all in or one out, all out...I reckon.

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19 minutes ago, rjay said:

Premature I would think...

...and how would they decide who gets into the games & where do they sit.

One in, all in or one out, all out...I reckon.

Tickets would go on sale on a certain date for MCC, AFL and club members on a first come first served basis.

And tickets would be sold so that groups or singles are sitting by themselves.

I think logistically it could work ok.

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21 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

All those game should only involve the other intestate sides because they are all closer, as well the port and crows are already there, make sense it will be easier for the Sydney sides to travel to Queensland then WA. 

Teams that don't have a will to win?

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4 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Tickets would go on sale on a certain date for MCC, AFL and club members on a first come first served basis.

And tickets would be sold so that groups or singles are sitting by themselves.

I think logistically it could work ok.

I guess I'm one of the non believers...I think it will be a miracle if we get 17 rounds of footy let alone any crowds.

I'm more than happy to be proven wrong.

...but at the moment I think we may be in a fools paradise.

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On 5/23/2020 at 6:13 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

AFL site is reporting the Eagles Football manager Craig Vozzo as saying that all games in the Queensland hub will be considered away games for the Eagles. If this holds true for Freo and the two SA clubs the number of interstate trips required by the Melbourne clubs will jump.

Add to this that teams will be flying up and back on the same day for interstate matches on chartered aircraft and it makes road trips particularly difficult.

Eagles have played the AFL sympathy card well and are looking good for a top two finish is my bet.

"The Eagles are ramping up their preparations for their month-long stint at the Gold Coast high performance centre, with no players so far making themselves unavailable for the trip.

Vozzo said he understood the games in Queensland will all be considered 'away' games for the Eagles."

https://www.afl.com.au/news/435737/eagles-apply-for-special-dispensation-for-more-staff

How would that work? So west coast plays Adelaide in Brisbane and it's a Crows home game? They play all other interstate sides and they are always the away team so the other teams get lumped with home games at away venues? I don't see how that could work, they will be playing home games at neutral venues just like us in NT and Hawks/North in Tas.

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8 hours ago, Jaded said:

Wouldn’t be too hard to social distance at a Melbourne game... Richmond games on the other hand....

I’m almost expecting fans to be allowed to late season home and away games on a first in best dressed basis, the way restrictions are being eased so rapidly.

NRL want fans back July 1.

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6 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I’m almost expecting fans to be allowed to late season home and away games on a first in best dressed basis, the way restrictions are being eased so rapidly.

NRL want fans back July 1.

Surely a better system would be for club members to get first dibs on 'booking' a ticket, rather than having masses of people lining up outside a ground trying to get in. 

Fingers crossed fans will be allowed back in for the last part of the season, or at least for finals! Would be a terrible shame to have finals with no crowds.

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1 hour ago, Jaded said:

Surely a better system would be for club members to get first dibs on 'booking' a ticket, rather than having masses of people lining up outside a ground trying to get in. 

Sorry, that's what I meant. Just didn't explain myself well.

AFL, MCC and club members book online on a first in first served basis for each category.

Under this scenario, non members won't be permitted to games which is unfortunate but fair.

The way restrictions are quickly being wound back, I expect crowds in the second half of the season if the appropriate social distancing rules are in place and followed.

 

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