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38 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Does anyone know what the logic is behind shortening the Quarters??  I'm a little baffled by that one!  Really can't think of any reason for it.  Can anyone here shed any light??

They may have to play mid week games to counter the inevitable closure.

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Just now, Bring-Back-Powell said:

According to the injury update Jones isn't a certainty, has an Achilles issue. 

No Jones or Salem according to this tweet. 

 

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Had Bedford in my Round  1 team.  Probably the only one. to have him in

#genius

Well deserved Toby and Kozzi.  They will be such an exciting duo.

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12 minutes ago, Demonland said:

No Jones or Salem according to this tweet. 

 

Lockhart and Sparrow to get chances maybe?

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I expect sometime over the weekend, the AFL will re-release the fixture for the first 6 rounds and it will fit in say 4 weeks.  The peak of this virus is expected to be 2 or 3 months away and they want to get as many rounds in before they have an extended break.

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16 hours ago, Jack Russell said:

My intel is Eagles internal research is the crowd umps ground etc is on average a 5 goal head start

Or in the case of a Preliminary final 10 goals...

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Kozzie Kozzie Kozzie......

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Super excited for Bedford. Has clearly had a big preseason and made a big step up from last year. Looked excellent in the Marsh games and really added something to the forwardline.

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1 hour ago, Vagg said:

I suppose that's about as logical as you can get.  Gotta admit, though, that if that's the reason, I really question how useful it will be...

Let's say they played 10 minute quarters - would that make a difference to recovery?  Let's say they played 40 minute quarters - how about that?

There's clearly some point that the duration of the quarters makes a difference and that has to be balanced with the spectacle as a match.  They've gone for 16 minutes which sounds like a good compromise to me.

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11 minutes ago, Greendale said:

Super excited for Bedford. Has clearly had a big preseason and made a big step up from last year. Looked excellent in the Marsh games and really added something to the forwardline.

How awesome is it that we went from zero small forwards last year to now having Kozzi and Bedford debuting in round 1?

And  they are two exciting indigenous talents as well .  Lets go Demons!

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well jones and salem out is a shame but it's great to see pickett and bedford - our first nga graduate to the afl? - to debut

B: Jetta - May - Lever
HB: Harmes - O Mac - Hibberd
😄 Langdon - Petracca - Tomlinson
HF: Melksham - T Mac - ANB
F: Weideman - Fritsch - Pickett
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Brayshaw - Bedford - Brown - Lockhart
Emerg: Jackson - Spargo - Sparrow - Hore

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

Just awesome ❤

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When are they flying out - do we know?

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happy for the mosquito fleet but really was hoping we would go to Jackson.

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6 minutes ago, Damo said:

happy for the mosquito fleet but really was hoping we would go to Jackson.

He could still debut? 

 

 

Scratch that,   just saw the Kozzie/Bedford video.

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I just wonder about the mental demons that come into play when you have to get on a plane in this crisis.

The players have to be having some subconscious thoughts.

I hope it doesn't effect game time but I fear it will.

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Young Jackson misses selection however he will be chomping at the bit to be playing soon for the red and the blue. Ready but has to wait his turn. Congrats to Kossy and Toby i am sure you will do us proud.

I cannot wait for the crowd to scream there lungs out at the bounce of the ball. It will be deafening!

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20 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Should be a rather different looking 22 than what we were putting on the park last year.

That's pretty exciting on its own.

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Take the time out to feel for Bedford and Picketts family who unfortunately won't be there live to watch their kids debut. Years of sacrifices they've had to make and unfortunately not their to see the fruits of their labour.

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Take the time out to feel for Bedford and Picketts family who unfortunately won't be there live to watch their kids debut. Years of sacrifices they've had to make and unfortunately not their to see the fruits of their labour.

I don't think there is a ban on clubs inviting a couple of family members along.  As guests, they could sit with club officials ie non-football staff.

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