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4 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

I think people are forgetting we’re very lucky we had 2 players break rules but not pick anything up... what if it was Melb player/s who picked it up? 

Pretty simple really, you have a positive test, the player and anyone they came in contact with isolates for 14 days. Yes it would suck but health and safety comes above a game. I would have the exact same view if it was Spargo who came back as positive 

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15 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

don't think so

A teacher tested positive. A player's child went to the same school. Game was delayed to allow the player to be tested

https://7news.com.au/sport/rugby-league/nrl-match-postponed-for-covid-19-check-c-1099534

Regardless people saying this will end the season are just stupid, if it went undetected and we played them, then we both played next week, then there was many cases then maybe the season might be postpone for 3 weeks, then back again.

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This game will be played next month and squeezed into the fixture somehow.

The main concern is getting Essendon up and running to play next weeks game against Carlton,  otherwise I fear it’s season over.

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1 hour ago, Kelpien said:

I’d like to hear our President make a little bit of noise about this. 

Can you imagine Eddie’s response if their game had been postponed because of their opposition?

He’d go ape [censored] and demand the 4 points. 

He wouldn’t put up with a compromised draw especially when no other teams are on the same level playing field. [Obviously ignoring the leg up they already get by not traveling as much as other teams and playing on the MCG most weeks.]

Time for our leadership to grow some balls and stand up for us. 

I'm sure they've got balls @Kelpien, they just don't have a media platform. The fact that you don't here about it in the media, does not mean it's not occurring.

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10 hours ago, binman said:

Sorry I'm not sure what you mean. It would seem evident he caught it in the last two to three days. 

There is an incubation period of 5 to 8+ days on average before people test positive and are infectious.  Two days ago would not be long enough time for incubation.  It’s why they look 2 weeks after the protest marches for spikes in rates.

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9 hours ago, hemingway said:

The season is a complete farce. 

Without the laughs of say-The Benny Hill Show.

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41 minutes ago, GCDee said:

If that's really the case, why isnt the protocol to wait until the test results come back before allowing anyone into the club. 

 

As I posted earlier, teams should schedule training and testing so thaat results come back before the next training.   I don't see that would put impossible pressure on testing, but maybe it might.

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Annoying for us, as in essence we have done nothing wrong and it will end up biting us in the [censored] as we will need to jam this game in somewhere later in the year off a short break or play another game off a short break which disadvantages us. 

I know it’s nobody’s fault, but why this always happens to us is beyond me. We are damn cursed. Cannot catch a break. 

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17 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

There is an incubation period of 5 to 8+ days on average before people test positive and are infectious.  Two days ago would not be long enough time for incubation.  It’s why they look 2 weeks after the protest marches for spikes in rates.

We don’t even know if you can pass it on during the incubation period so he could have infected multiple players and staff at Essendon. How long until those people can test positive? Surely Essendon players and staff all have to quarantine for 2 weeks now. 

 How can they possibly play next week given that they all potentially have been exposed to a highly contagious virus. 

 I’m in the forfeit camp. 

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10 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Annoying for us, as in essence we have done nothing wrong and it will end up biting us in the [censored] as we will need to jam this game in somewhere later in the year off a short break or play another game off a short break which disadvantages us. 

I know it’s nobody’s fault, but why this always happens to us is beyond me. We are damn cursed. Cannot catch a break. 

On the plus side we’re lucky this happened before the match otherwise we’d be in the same boat as Essendon. 

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Can someone explain to me the rules in place in Victoria around self-isolation? If McKenna has trained with his Essendon teammates and then returned a positive test how is it possible they can play next week? Is the 14-day quarantine period for those who come into contact with a positive case not mandatory? I'm super-confused right now. 

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1 minute ago, Skuit said:

Can someone explain to me the rules in place in Victoria around self-isolation? If McKenna has trained with his Essendon teammates and then returned a positive test how is it possible they can play next week? Is the 14-day quarantine period for those who come into contact with a positive case not mandatory? I'm super-confused right now. 

Exactly. If a member of my family or a coworker was diagnosed I would be expected to self quarantine for 14 days. 

 Surely Essendon should be held to the same standard. 

 Terrible optics otherwise. 

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3 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Can someone explain to me the rules in place in Victoria around self-isolation? If McKenna has trained with his Essendon teammates and then returned a positive test how is it possible they can play next week? Is the 14-day quarantine period for those who come into contact with a positive case not mandatory? I'm super-confused right now. 

I think there are reports that Essendon are in doubt to play next week against the blues.

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14 hours ago, Demonland said:

A friend of mine said that junior footy awards 10 goals % for forfeits. I’ll take that. 

That’s true. It’s in the books of most junior leagues that are under the control of AFL Victoria and applies even where forfeits are due to matters outside of the control of the club involved. 

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

Exactly. If a member of my family or a coworker was diagnosed I would be expected to self quarantine for 14 days. 

 Surely Essendon should be held to the same standard. 

 Terrible optics otherwise. 

Can you just clarify this Demonland? Would you be expected, or is it enforceable by law? 

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3 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

“I feel for Essendon, they can’t take a trick. They were  on track for a 3-0 start as they were going to be Melbourne today.”

Kind words from M Lloyd on the Sunday footy show today.

Oh get [censored]...

He legit did not say that did he?

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Oh get [censored]...

He legit did not say that did he?

Absolutely he did.

He feels desperately sorry for Essendon and had the arrogance to say that they were basically a certainly to beat us today.

One of the panellist felt for us being caught up in the situation. Can’t remember who?

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3 minutes ago, Demonland said:

We don’t even know if you can pass it on during the incubation period so he could have infected multiple players and staff at Essendon. How long until those people can test positive? Surely Essendon players and staff all have to quarantine for 2 weeks now. 

 How can they possibly play next week given that they all potentially have been exposed to a highly contagious virus. 

 I’m in the forfeit camp. 

Agreed, it is completely negligent and bone headed to allow any EFC player or staff member who has had contact with Conor skip a quarantine period for the sake of some TV $ and to tick another game off. Lives are at risk most players would have a vulnerable family member, they cannot be allowed to play. If that means call off the season so be it. If that means they have a plan to postpone essendons next three games and make them up later (good luck fixturing that) or allow the season to continue as fixtured with Essendon forfeitting.

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9 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I think there are reports that Essendon are in doubt to play next week against the blues.

My mistake. Was just going off the Barrett report on afl.com. where he wrote in pretty factual language on AFLHQ's stand-point. "Their round three match against Melbourne, fixtured for Sunday, will be postponed until later in the year . . . As worrying as the news was that Bomber Conor McKenna had tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday morning, once his teammates had been officially cleared through tests, there was no consideration given to anything more disruptive than moving the Bombers-Demons game to next month or later."

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Absolutely he did.

He feels desperately sorry for Essendon and had the arrogance to say that they were basically a certainly to beat us today.

One of the panellist felt for us being caught up in the situation. Can’t remember who?

Appalling. Our season thrown into disarray might be worthy of some sympathy. 

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

I think people are forgetting we’re very lucky we had 2 players break rules but not pick anything up... what if it was Melb player/s who picked it up? 

if it was us then the AFL would make us forfeit and stay away for 14 days 

 

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Barrett was on the channel 9 morning show and confirmed that McKenna trained in a group of 8 players after the Friday test. Did I read somewhere the whole team bar McKenna trained yesterday morning? He went on to say that Essendon players would be tested Tuesday and if negative were free to play against Carlton.
 

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AFL TO PROBE CAUSE OF McKENNA VIRUS.  Who the hell do the AFL think  they are. It is the Health Dept job to track the source of the McKennas virus and who  the subsquent people at risk are likely to be. Flop cut should have put a top person in charge of all non footy things to do with this pandemic and concentrated on football. Start with giving the Demons the four points. And MFC, tell flop cut to go jump. We prepared and were ready for this game. No interest in playing them at a later cramped schedule date.

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