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4 hours ago, old dee said:

You are more confident than me Hardtack. I doubt I will see a game live in 2021 because in spite of what the feds say I cannot see us getting the vaccine any time soon. But my objective this year is be alive at the end of it. We are in the kill zone and I am being super conservative about where I go in 2021 and crowds are off the list. 

Yes OD, I’m not confident we’ll get to see safe live football in 2021, but I try to be optimistic regardless. I’m certainly not going to be putting myself at risk by attending games before I’m vaccinated.

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On 12/31/2020 at 9:28 PM, Wrecker45 said:

I have personally had a terrible year. Bring on 2021. Let's move on.

Sorry to hear that. All the best to you. I just want 2021 to be 'Nice'.

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2020 was shall we say an interesting year. Three days before a scheduled Knee replacement in February, we discovered that despite 25 years of Private Health Cover, Knee replacements were 'off-side'. In the meantime, our one year old Swiss White Shepherd began its journey into some kind of urban sanity, our daughter, despite being put off from her part-time job at Laurent, had a good year at Uni, and from April onwards my Wine Agency business went uphill instead of treading water. And, most importantly, I managed to get my tally of Short Stories from 14 at this time last year to 43. In the meantime, my wife has found a UK publisher for her Novella and I started an exercise regime which alleviated the pain of my severe case of Double Knee-monia. 

If there are any publishers in this readership group, I assure you that my stories are Nobel Prize quality.

Ha Ha.

All the best to the lot of you, friends and jousters alike, and though I have learned to not anticipate much, I have a feeling the Demons might be onto something bonzer in 2021.

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2020 was incredibly tough, obviously no-where near as tough for me as others but it was a major drag. 

Caught up with a 'sort of' ex today who moved back to Adelaide in May and was getting some stuff back off me. I really don't think she fully understood how hard the Stage 4 lockdown period was. It can be real frustrating when people in that position who never really felt it use the line 'well it would have been like that for everyone'.

Like many others I was hoping the mere changing of the calendar would change everything and I'm confident it will eventually but it's definitely going to be a slow burn.  

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2021 will be no better, except we know what to expect. Life will be shiphouse until a vaccine 💉 arrives, and that won’t be for many months yet. 
Football will be in hubs again this year, I suspect. The new UK strain is far easier to catch. 
i won’t be going anywhere near a stadium in Winter 🥶 Pure Madness!!

 

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According to Fox sports, Melbourne seem the most likely team of the 2020 bottom-10 to return to the top four this year

Although they did peg Carlton at #2, so we're not drinking our own bath water just yet.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-predictions-2021-finals-tips-bottom-10-to-top-four-melbourne-carlton-sydney-swans-to-jump/news-story/420d9413abfad3579a1b0d515e7a380e

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23 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

2021 will be no better, except we know what to expect. Life will be shiphouse until a vaccine 💉 arrives, and that won’t be for many months yet. 
Football will be in hubs again this year, I suspect. The new UK strain is far easier to catch. 
i won’t be going anywhere near a stadium in Winter 🥶 Pure Madness!!

 

The only change I would make to that is to drop the word Winter. I think being in hubs is a better bet than Christmas being on the 25th of December.

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2021.... If we end up in  Hubs so be it better safe than sorry . However please don't shorten the quarters. 

Don't we have enough stress during the season without the AFL tampering with the game?

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