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Four points, they (TWSNBN)would have demanded it. Gate takings or TV takings and loss of accrued points to date......

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Its really thrown a bit into chaos and sadly we will be shafted out of this is the game does not go ahead this week. we will have to make it up, it halts any continuity. Its tough for sure.

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Just an empty flat feeling - if ever there was a time to imagine what it would be like have no Dees in the comp, now is that moment. When we get through all of this, It must never, ever happen. Watching the other clubs running around is hollow. 

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I'd normally be very fast to blame Essendon and throw hate at them, but in this case after giving it some thought, [censored] the [censored].Ban the [censored] from the AFL comp for life. [censored][censored]

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3 minutes ago, Nelo said:

Mckenna was probably at the rally like the other tools that has meant restrictions are back in place. 

Don't be a jerk, there's literally nil chance he was there.  I think the rallies were irresponsible, but they are also NOT the reason for the slowed lifting of restrictions - that relates primarily to hotel security staff not been given proper equipment and training for safety.

So, unless you also wish to claim McKenna has been hanging out with hotel security contract managers, pull your head in on that one, eh?

My focus is on Essendon letting him rejoin the main group while holding an 'ambiguous' test result.

Not that Essendon have ever done great with the 'ambigious' medical scenarios.

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26 minutes ago, sue said:

 14 days was a numebr plucked out of the air to a large extent.

Not really. 

"The median incubation period was estimated to be 5.1 days (95% CI, 4.5 to 5.8 days), and 97.5% of those who develop symptoms will do so within 11.5 days (CI, 8.2 to 15.6 days) of infection. These estimates imply that, under conservative assumptions, 101 out of every 10 000 cases (99th percentile, 482) will develop symptoms after 14 days of active monitoring or quarantine."

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-0504

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7 minutes ago, dl4e said:

I am sorry but that is nonsense. Gil wouldn't know his elbow from his shizen on this.

You can tell from the press conference that the position of CEO is so far out of his league it's almost funny. Go back to your Polo Gil.

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The other worrying thing is that Melb (city) has had an increasing number of covid cases this week and on top of it restrictions are not being eased on Monday as planned. 
 

Will be real interesting to see what happens. 

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My understanding is that the tightened restrictions are not connected to the protesters, but more to fools who were positive continuing to go to work and to visit friends and family,  coupled with the hotel security staff as mentioned above by Little Goffy.

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This could so easily have been us after last week. Disappointing we're not playing tomorrow but at least our boys aren't now at risk of being infected and in the same boat as Essendon. It would be good if they could bring forward the Geelong game so that we don't have to wait a fortnight between games. 

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Just now, Mickey said:

They've rescheduled the other sunday games too. One now starts at 8pm, all to ensure there is a 3pm game

Seriously?  Their first thought was to make sure TV went along okay?

I'd be livid if I was one of the clubs told to reschedule their day within 24hrs of the start of the match.

Wait... I'm already livid.

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You can imagine every EFC player is allergic to testing.

So [censored] off... I was looking forward to this game big time,  I was confident, and I hate these cheats.

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3 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Not really. 

"The median incubation period was estimated to be 5.1 days (95% CI, 4.5 to 5.8 days), and 97.5% of those who develop symptoms will do so within 11.5 days (CI, 8.2 to 15.6 days) of infection. These estimates imply that, under conservative assumptions, 101 out of every 10 000 cases (99th percentile, 482) will develop symptoms after 14 days of active monitoring or quarantine."

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-0504

True but what I meant (and should have been clear about) is that it is plucked out of the air whether 97% or 98% or 14 days or 15 days etc is the magic number to protect us all.  I suspect whatever percentage that gave us 14 days was chosen because some ancient Sumerian decided we would have 7 day weeks.

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5 minutes ago, GCDee said:

The book should be absolutely thrown at these flogs. How in their right mind could they let him train with the full group with an "irregular test" 

Seeing he has been in close contact with their entire list I cannot see how they can avoid a 14 quarantine. 

It'll either need to be the bombers forfeit their next 3 games and the season continues on for the rest of the comp. Or everyone is shut down. 

Gil will be forced to make a difficult call on them by Thurs.  Surely Essendrug is culpable IF it allowed him to train with a low grade positive this week / today?

You are probably not far wrong with this.  They forfeit matches, including ours, or the season is put on ice.  Im betting the former.

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