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21 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I wonder if both clubs will kick up a fuss if they see people watching behind the fence?

And hopefully they'll do a stream of the game. 

You wouldn't think so hey? I think it's only 'closed' due to being extra cautious with COVID, so if people are far enough away it should be ok. (Guessing though)

Hopefully a live stream available like last year, even if it ends up being a Richmond one.

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A three day practice game should sort out the fitness levels anyway. 

I'm pretty certain that Saty (I assume that's who you are referring to), doesn't drive a car, but apart from that, given the amount of flack he cops from others on this site, I can't say I'd blame him

No further details have been announced but it appears as though Richmond are our practice match opponent for the weekend of 25 Feb - 28 February, 2021.

If it is ok to go to the dogs ground yesterday to watch the girls / tennis match why is  not ok to go a ground to watch a practice match? 

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

If it is ok to go to the dogs ground yesterday to watch the girls / tennis match why is  not ok to go a ground to watch a practice match? 

And the 'no crowd' AFLW at Punt Road the other week had plenty of people outside the fence watching. Masks on of course.

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Just now, Clintosaurus said:

And the 'no crowd' AFLW at Punt Road the other week had plenty of people outside the fence watching. Masks on of course.

My wife and daughter  went to the comedy theatre on the Thursday before the lock down it was a full house with not social distancing and few people wearing masks. How does that work? My wife's theory is that there are no cameras there for it to be seen on tv. 

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55 minutes ago, old dee said:

If it is ok to go to the dogs ground yesterday to watch the girls / tennis match why is  not ok to go a ground to watch a practice match? 

the AFL are preparing for bubbles... we know they are coming... only question is when where and how long.

Playing round 1 in WA on present rules will require and exemption for the visiting team if from Victoria. Luckily it's GCS so they are ok to visit at present. Giants in round 2 and Port Adelaide in round 3.

Then there is the issue of the team from WA visiting the East

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22 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

the AFL are preparing for bubbles... we know they are coming... only question is when where and how long.

Playing round 1 in WA on present rules will require and exemption for the visiting team if from Victoria. Luckily it's GCS so they are ok to visit at present. Giants in round 2 and Port Adelaide in round 3.

Then there is the issue of the team from WA visiting the East

That last one is the big one DJ. What happens when Freo comes to play us in the first round do they have to stay here? Are we allowed into QLD at the moment ? I have lost track.

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11 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Anna  aka the saviour of the AFL is due to let us know later this week IIRC

I have a holiday booked for the last week of March but I have less confidence it will happen then us winning the flag. 

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

You wouldn't think so hey? I think it's only 'closed' due to being extra cautious with COVID, so if people are far enough away it should be ok. (Guessing though)

Hopefully a live stream available like last year, even if it ends up being a Richmond one.

FWIW, Carlton and Essendon are doing a members only live stream for their game on Thursday.

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

FWIW, Carlton and Essendon are doing a members only live stream for their game on Thursday.

Even though I dislike the second one with rare intensity they do cater for their supporters. Carlton gives more off the field than most. 

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4 hours ago, old dee said:

If it is ok to go to the dogs ground yesterday to watch the girls / tennis match why is  not ok to go a ground to watch a practice match? 

Ticketed events that have covid protocols (zones, player areas etc) to allow for tracing. The next round of practice games starting March 4 are the proper ones, but they limited that to one round and made these games unofficial scratch matches.

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56 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Ticketed events that have covid protocols (zones, player areas etc) to allow for tracing. The next round of practice games starting March 4 are the proper ones, but they limited that to one round and made these games unofficial scratch matches.

Easy fix register when you go in, same as I have to every time I go to the local pub or restaurants.

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

Easy fix register when you go in, same as I have to every time I go to the local pub or restaurants.

Relatively easy but then they have to add in covid marshals, security, keep the staff and players clear of the public and so on. And if a decent crowd turns up then they are taking away from the product they've sold which is the games in a fortnights time.

I'd also imagine the interstate teams would ask why they are limited to 1 practice match if the Victorians roll out 2 full scale matches with crowds. 

It's not great for us as fans but I can see why they've made them closed sessions in line with the training policies. 

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6 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Relatively easy but then they have to add in covid marshals, security, keep the staff and players clear of the public and so on. And if a decent crowd turns up then they are taking away from the product they've sold which is the games in a fortnights time.

I'd also imagine the interstate teams would ask why they are limited to 1 practice match if the Victorians roll out 2 full scale matches with crowds. 

It's not great for us as fans but I can see why they've made them closed sessions in line with the training policies. 

Is the game being broadcast by Richmond? 

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9 hours ago, old dee said:

If it is ok to go to the dogs ground yesterday to watch the girls / tennis match why is  not ok to go a ground to watch a practice match? 

Because they want all games ticketed and no walk ins, covid check points and the like.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

Is the game being broadcast by Richmond? 

Carlton V Essendon, Bulldogs V Hawthorn (both games members only) and Adelaide V Port are announced games that will be streamed live.

Hopefully we follow suit.

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59 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Carlton V Essendon, Bulldogs V Hawthorn (both games members only) and Adelaide V Port are announced games that will be streamed live.

Hopefully we follow suit.

After listening to the AGM tonight I hope the Tigers are doing it and we can share as I don’t think we have 5 cents to rub together when it come to extra costs.

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17 hours ago, old dee said:

My wife and daughter  went to the comedy theatre on the Thursday before the lock down it was a full house with not social distancing and few people wearing masks. How does that work? My wife's theory is that there are no cameras there for it to be seen on tv. 

It was before the lockdown !

The stage whatever conditions apply until they are altered and the Friday 6 pm was the time for lockdown conditions to Commence and apply for the 5 days.Thatshow would have been shut during lockdown of course.

I assume that there was an inside mask requirement and elsewhere crowd figures about 50/75% of normal. On the Thursdsy prior. 

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2 hours ago, 58er said:

It was before the lockdown !

The stage whatever conditions apply until they are altered and the Friday 6 pm was the time for lockdown conditions to Commence and apply for the 5 days.Thatshow would have been shut during lockdown of course.

I assume that there was an inside mask requirement and elsewhere crowd figures about 50/75% of normal. On the Thursdsy prior. 

They both say there were no spare seats anywhere. My wife wanted to leave but stayed because my daughter said we will be ok with our masks on. 

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20 hours ago, old dee said:

I have a holiday booked for the last week of March but I have less confidence it will happen then us winning the flag. 

Both are remote possibilities!😬

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14 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Both are remote possibilities!😬

Thanks for the confidence boost picket. sadly I agree. This the third date change.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

They both say there were no spare seats anywhere. My wife wanted to leave but stayed because my daughter said we will be ok with our masks on. 

I think you might want to explain to your daughter how masks work OD 😁; they are more designed to protect others from the wearer.

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40 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

Not sure why there's an AFL Directive to not live stream this game when others are being live streamed (presumably under another AFL directive).

I would have thought that was just a poorly written tweet, and that the AFL directive was the “behind closed doors” part, for a COVID safe environment.

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