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I agree that it would be fair for us to get the four points. Their player stuffed up. End of story. Could not get a more natural consequence.

That said i hope we don't because i want to watch us beat Essendon and build our percentage (note: i reserve the right to revisit this if we lose)

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13 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

bombers mate of mine reckons dees need to call a wahhhhhhhmbulance such is our complaining when she spotted this

i told her to go inject a virus

Could not be more ironic given the whining from Matthew Lloyd about how unfair it would be for the bombers to have to play this week. particularly given the terrible circumstances they unwittingly found themselves in with all that nasty drug stuff. Poor things.

I haven't watched any of the footy shows this year, including FC (i have done previously). Might tonight to watch Matty cry 

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PLAN ?

Given it would appear the season will derail in the next 4-8 weeks, at that point we start again with all teams in a hub for two weeks, play AFL X style games on a round robin basis, declare a premier and give them a plastic trophy? 

At least you'd have a level playing field, with a justified winner; even if it would be crappy to watch. And we've got runs on the board already.... 

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3 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

PLAN ?

Given it would appear the season will derail in the next 4-8 weeks, at that point we start again with all teams in a hub for two weeks, play AFL X style games on a round robin basis, declare a premier and give them a plastic trophy? 

At least you'd have a level playing field, with a justified winner; even if it would be crappy to watch. And we've got runs on the board already.... 

strangely enough if the AFL hadn't stuffed up AFLX it would have made an ideal comp this year at lower levels.

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26 minutes ago, binman said:

I agree that it would be fair for us to get the four points. Their player stuffed up. End of story. Could not get a more natural consequence.

That said i hope we don't because i want to watch us beat Essendon and build our percentage (note: i reserve the right to revisit this if we lose)

The current plan seems to be attempting to make the situation fair for Essendon and therefore (unintentionally) making it unfair for us. Why should we be disadvantaged by their mistake.

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3 hours ago, Half forward flank said:

I would rather MFC went down kicking and screaming rather than being complicent in our own decline. 

So would I but we both know that won’t happen it is as sure as the sun rising tomorrow.

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12 minutes ago, Demonland said:

The current plan seems to be attempting to make the situation fair for Essendon and therefore (unintentionally) making it unfair for us. Why should we be disadvantaged by their mistake.

There have been enough mistakes on the part of Essendon, their player and the AFL to entitle us to the 4 points. If it happened to Collingwood, Eddie would already have a foot in the door of the Supreme Court over this.

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3 minutes ago, sue said:

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-bans-contact-training-for-large-groups-20200622-p55501.html

This is absurd.  Practice in groups of 9 for tackling but be sure not to put all your defenders etc in a single group for fear they will all have to isolate.  Then tackle like mad during matches.  LOL

Call it all off...

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I note in that AGE article it states:
The league also reiterated to clubs that games would likely go ahead even if clubs lost several players, effectively placing the onus on clubs to keep their players COVID-free by following protocols.

Following this policy, it seems to me that since Essendon effectively lost 22 players on Sunday, the game should have gone ahead, so we should have played and boosted our percentage nicely.

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1 minute ago, sue said:

Following this policy, it seems to me that since Essendon effectively lost 22 players on Sunday, the game should have gone ahead, so we should have played and boosted our percentage nicely.

You know that policy is only for non TV rating clubs such as ourselves. Essendon etc are special

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29 minutes ago, Demonland said:

The current plan seems to be attempting to make the situation fair for Essendon and therefore (unintentionally) making it unfair for us. Why should we be disadvantaged by their mistake.

It's a bit like when a player like Selwood or Ablett is investigated for striking, and commentators fall over themselves declaring "aw gee, he wouldn't have meant to knock his block off". Then when May does it, it's "he's known for doing this kind of thing!!"

Some more Animal Farm for you: everyone is equal but some are more equal.

The Dons are more equal than us and the only remedy is to knock their blocks off, repeatedly.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

The current plan seems to be attempting to make the situation fair for Essendon and therefore (unintentionally) making it unfair for us. Why should we be disadvantaged by their mistake.

I agree. We shouldn't be.

But i still want to watch us play the bombers.

I spoke to my happy Garry Baker avatar and he reckons the more games him and i get to watch this wretched season the better.

Lets say we play them on a Wednesday night. Play our next game on a Monday night and then another on the following Sunday.

It will be awesome. A Demon fiesta.

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