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7 hours ago, Demondan75 said:

Got my trip down there all booked for the game and was really looking forward to getting away, but now I'm concerned. I've got until 4pm Monday to cancel for a full refund, should I bite the bullet or risk 400 bucks, and possibly end up watching the dees play north at the MCG from a pub in Hobart????

You will have company we will be going regardless

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I’m a Dees fan, FFS. “Humble” is my middle name. 

"Long Suffering" is mine... although some would say "insufferable"

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1 minute ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

If the game ends up at Marvel I wonder if they will still allow crowds as North will effectively be midway through a 2 week quarantine process, won't they ? 

I don’t think so, i assume they will just test them.  They only left the hotel in Perth to play 

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2 hours ago, Dee-Nee said:

I'm hearing talk that the venue for the game next week may be changed. To Marvel maybe?

Has anyone heard anything about this?

I see Dees are $1.02 to win!

Several reports in past hour saying it will proceed as planned in Tassie.

 North must quarantine for 14 days but have exemption to train and play. 

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16 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Why would this game be re-located from Hobart.

It’s not as if the North boys mingled in the community I would’ve thought.

Tasmanian border policy - currently closed to visitors from Perth. We (Tassie) shut the gate completely every time there’s a COVID hot spot emerging. It’s been great for keeping it out but this is the consequence.

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20 minutes ago, Hell Bent said:

Several reports in past hour saying it will proceed as planned in Tassie.

 North must quarantine for 14 days but have exemption to train and play. 

It’s hard to see Tassie letting them in however Tassie money will go down the drain and we all what talks the loudest.

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39 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Why would this game be re-located from Hobart.

It’s not as if the North boys mingled in the community I would’ve thought.

But isn’t it the spread while in hotel quarantine that has been the issue? 

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

It’s hard to see Tassie letting them in however Tassie money will go down the drain and we all what talks the loudest.

Yep. They might make an exception if NMFC can prove they only did the airport-hotel-footy ground circuit and took all the precautions etc. I hope so anyway (as self-serving as it is to support hard border policy then suggest relaxing it when it doesn’t suit me). I really want to go to this game.

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I can't see it happening in Tasmania tbh. Seems illogical and against public health advice for a group of people coming from a hotspot to not only be still playing and competing (albeit with an exemption) but to also be travelling to another state. Game should be at Marvel.

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From The Age

”But the players will be given exemptions to train and play within that two-week period and next weekend’s clash in Tasmania against the undefeated Demons will go ahead as scheduled.”

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10 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

From The Age

”But the players will be given exemptions to train and play within that two-week period and next weekend’s clash in Tasmania against the undefeated Demons will go ahead as scheduled.”

Who is the exemption from? The Victorian Government? The AFL? The Tasmanian Government? Sure Vic and the AFL might say it's ok but Tassie very well may not and that will be where the final decision lies.

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Agree. They will keep it as per normal and restrict Kangas players movements in WA and on return. Hotel quarantine in an IBIS HOTEL for Kangas ??????

1 hour ago, Baghdad Bob said:

From The Age

”But the players will be given exemptions to train and play within that two-week period and next weekend’s clash in Tasmania against the undefeated Demons will go ahead as scheduled.”

 

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It's the Tasmanian State election on Saturday.

Politics may end up being the dominant factor in any decision (i.e. is the government going to make an exception for a football club to enter the State when no on else has been allowed to in the face of state lockdowns?).

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I can't see how the Tassie government lets North in, unless absolutely everyone coming (players and staff) have returned a negative test.

If they do all return a negative test, I could still see them denying entry simply to show they're in charge not the AFL or anyone else.

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