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Edit to add Round 6

 

ROUND 6 FIXTURES

St Kilda v Geelong — Thursday, July 9, 7.40pm, Marvel Stadium.

Collingwood v Brisbane Lions — Friday, July 10, 7.50pm, MCG.

Fremantle v Melbourne — Saturday, July 11, 1.05pm, Metricon Stadium

West Coast v Adelaide — Saturday, July 11, 3.35pm, The Gabba

Essendon v Western Bulldogs — Saturday, July 11, 7.40pm, Marvel Stadium

Hawthorn v Gold Coast — Saturday, July 11, 6.05pm, MCG

Port Adelaide v GWS Giants — Sunday, July 12, 1.05pm, Metricon Stadium

Carlton v Sydney — Sunday, July 12, 3.35pm, MCG

North Melbourne v Richmond — Sunday, July 12, 6.10pm, Marvel Stadium

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Tough on the travel for us but harder for our opponents. Rd 9 vs Port Adelaide sees us not travelling coming off a 4 day break.  Port get a 5 day break but travelling from Adelaide.  I'd say this

Meanwhile in Yuendumu ...

They should! To be honest my 34 year old friend is currently on a ventilator fighting for life, not because he was partying, refusing to wear a mask or social distance, but because he is a doctor

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9 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

We’ve already played Eagles so no way we are going!  
 

Hope Pies and Blues move there for 3 games.


Potential to get ancrowd at Magpies v Blues at optus stadium !!! 

I'd assume that Pies and Blues would only go for two weeks and alternate playing Freo and WCE and in the third week Freo and WCE play the derby whilst the Pies and Blues travel back to Vic to play. Then again no crowd in Victoria so you may be onto something.

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19 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Odds of Grand Final in WA have shortened from 100,000-1 to 5,000-1.  Might get 60,000 at optus stadium versus nil at MCG. I don’t like it !! 

It would be interesting if two Victorian teams made the Grand Final, and would either (a) not be allowed into WA at all or (b) have to quarantine for two weeks before playing the grannie.

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10 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

It would be interesting if two Victorian teams made the Grand Final, and would either (a) not be allowed into WA at all or (b) have to quarantine for two weeks before playing the grannie.

You could measure the booing during the game on the Richter scale.

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44 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Odds of Grand Final in WA have shortened from 100,000-1 to 5,000-1.  Might get 60,000 at optus stadium versus nil at MCG. I don’t like it !! 

Could set an awful precedent.

...and don't the AFL have a 1000 year agreement with the MCC/MCG trust that the grand final is always played at the G?

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I can see the MFC ending up at the Qld hub sooner or later.  If so, they should try to comendeer the Maroochydore facilities and accomodation that we normally use, so at least it feels a little less foreign.

Wouldn't mind us playing the Lyons and Suns up North - at least I might get to see us play live once this year.

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On our first home fixture for 2020, does anyone know if the club has anything special planned for this week’s match? I notice many teams have gone with cardboard cutouts of fans. The Doggies adding advertising into the stands for Pal Dog Food. Are we up to speed with this? Or are we being inactive as usual? 

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

I'd assume that Pies and Blues would only go for two weeks and alternate playing Freo and WCE and in the third week Freo and WCE play the derby whilst the Pies and Blues travel back to Vic to play. Then again no crowd in Victoria so you may be onto something.

I read that any i/state teams will need to go into 'hub' style quarantine for 14 days on arriving in WA. 

During quarantine they play each other as they are banned from playing a WA club in that time.  Freo and WCE play each other in that round.  After quarantine each i/state team plays Freo and WCE in the two subsequent rounds. 

Whether the i/state teams stay 2 or 3 weeks depends on the break between games.  But I would guess they will be there for close to 3 weeks.

This can be repeated until they run out of teams that haven't played each other or a WA team but it may need a bye week if it is repeated in WA.

I would be very surprised if there isn't a bye at some stage to allow more hubs or catch-up games.

Edit:  Confirmation of above - Collingwood and Geelong are expected to be the first clubs to head to a Perth hub for three weeks, playing one another in quarantine and then both WA clubs in front of packed Optus Stadium...The Victorian clubs are expected to be in WA from July 11-August 2. It is unclear whether they will play round six in WA or Victoria. Source: WA Hub

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34 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

I can see the MFC ending up at the Qld hub sooner or later.  If so, they should try to comendeer the Maroochydore facilities and accomodation that we normally use, so at least it feels a little less foreign.

Wouldn't mind us playing the Lyons and Suns up North - at least I might get to see us play live once this year.

I like it. A July/August hub with games v Lions v Suns v Saints would be a good outcome. Weather would be okay and good to avoid southern winter. 
 

 We have already travelled to Perth so safe from that. 
 

Other possibility is Tassie hub with Hawks, Kangas and perhaps Swans. I like it, though August in Tassie would be frosty “cool”. 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Absolutely depressing that Perth will host 60,000 to a footy game in mid July, while 1 million Victorians face a potential lock down at the same time.

I'm from Perth so it's all cherry ripe here baby!

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Cats and pies - 3 games on the trot in WA, suck on that! 
I wonder if they will complain as much as WC are in QLD. Their whinging has been embarrassing. 

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2 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Cats and pies - 3 games on the trot in WA, suck on that! 
I wonder if they will complain as much as WC are in QLD. Their whinging has been embarrassing. 

Yep. Funny how the teams who are losing up there are having a sook, while nothing from Port....

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