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Having no crowd at Marvel will save us from the media giving us grief about 12K people turning up for the game.  Early game on a sunday at Docklands with the roof closed (whilst 24 and sunny outside), north home game.  not many will rock up anyway

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On 4/24/2021 at 11:57 AM, buck_nekkid said:

I feel bad for the people that have stumped up the cash and committed themselves to supporting the Dees in such a sh1thole of a footy ground.  Hobart is a nice place to visit, though.  It might be better for us at Marvel.

covid sucks.

I live in Hobart and agree 100%. I hate the ground. It's a nice place to watch the cricket but terrible for football. I know that sounds odd, but there are a tonne of reasons. 

Having lived in Melbourne for a number of years and a frequent visitor to the MCG, i'm staggered how bad the Hobart stadium is. You would think that everyone involved with the stadium admin or day to day operations had never even been to the MCG once. It's why some of us get upset when the Melbourne based supporters dont bother going to the Marvel games.

I was looking forward to seeing the team play with my family but will likely come up to Melbourne and be very happy to visit Marvel.

It works out great for the dees as North play in Hobart well.

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

If Collingwood were able to play in front of a crowd yesterday after being in Perth during the red zone period, I can't see any reason for the game to be played in Melbourne without a crowd.

If North returns negative tests all round, then we play here in front of a crowd if, but only if, Tasmania says they're not allowed in. If they're allowed in then we go to Tassie and the crowd situation depends on the Tasmanian government.

There was no crowd at Optus Stadium because of the Perth lockdown, not because of North.

Cwood were not in Perth ( I am certain ) during red zone period. They flew out last Friday week or arrived home on Sat.week.

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Despite the headline the game will go ahead at 1.10 pm Sunday /covid-chaos-kangaroos-demons-clash-in-hobart-in-doubt The only question is Hobart or Marvel.

While sympathetic to the Demon Tassie based fans if it is moved to Victoria, I'm just pleased it happens this week and not postponed giving (taking) our bye to be wedged in somewhere later in the season.

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If I were the Tasmanian government I would post their four game contract with North up on Gumtree. If they use their Top Ad feature there's a chance they could still offload it before the weekend. 

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4 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

If I were the Tasmanian government I would post their four game contract with North up on Gumtree. If they use their Top Ad feature there's a chance they could still offload it before the weekend. 

Does make you wonder what economic benefit a game like this would bring to the State.

In 2019 when North weren't bad the average crowd at Hobart was just over 10k for an AFL  match.

Will they beat 7k this weekend?

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Last year there were very good reasons why AFL couldn't be played in Tassie.  But not this time. 

If the Tassie gov't chooses to lock the Roos out, they should still pay the Roos the money.  Its not the Roos fault if their premier can't assess risk.

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2 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Last year there were very good reasons why AFL couldn't be played in Tassie.  But not this time. 

If the Tassie gov't chooses to lock the Roos out, they should still pay the Roos the money.  Its not the Roos fault if their premier can't assess risk.

It must be about the optics rather than the health risk.

There's a better chance of one winning tattslotto every week for a year than North Melbourne spreading the COVID 19 virus into the Tasmanian community.

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6 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Does make you wonder what economic benefit a game like this would bring to the State.

In 2019 when North weren't bad the average crowd at Hobart was just over 10k for an AFL  match.

Will they beat 7k this weekend?

The uncertainty of the fixture will also mean less fans travel from Victoria to watch the game and book accommodation. I've already cancelled my flights for that reason and will put the credit towards another interstate game later in the year. 

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Just now, Bring-Back-Powell said:

 

It must be about the optics rather than the health risk.

There's a better chance of one winning tattslotto every week for a year than North Melbourne spreading the COVID 19 virus into the Tasmanian community.

It's 100% about optics. The election is this weekend.

I suspect the government will be concerned about having one rule for Tasmanians and another for an AFL side.

If Tasmanians who were in Perth in the relevant period aren't allowed in, I expect North won't be either.

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If the entire North entourage tested Negative, once back in Victoria, I don’t see what the problem is. 
Sorting out all this Covid tracing would be one serious nightmare....

Stop all planes ✈️ flying in and out of India NOW 

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1 minute ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

The uncertainty of the fixture will also mean less fans travel from Victoria to watch the game and book accommodation. I've already cancelled my flights for that reason and will put the credit towards another interstate game later in the year. 

I have my accommodation booked for the Alice

Hopefully I can get a ticket !!

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4 hours ago, dworship said:

Would hope not, it's only North who have been to the "Hotspot" of WA. I would imagine the Tas Government would be keen to have as many tourist dollars as possible come across the straight. Mrs DW and I are taking a mini break of 5 days down there and are going regardless and I don't see the difference in going to the Salamanca Market on Saturday morning compared to attending a footy match.

Depends on how much you want to spend?

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15 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

 

It must be about the optics rather than the health risk.

There's a better chance of one winning tattslotto every week for a year than North Melbourne spreading the COVID 19 virus into the Tasmanian community.

Definitely the optics.  That is why I think they should still pay North the money. 

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2 hours ago, BAMF said:

I live in Hobart and agree 100%. I hate the ground. It's a nice place to watch the cricket but terrible for football. I know that sounds odd, but there are a tonne of reasons. 

Having lived in Melbourne for a number of years and a frequent visitor to the MCG, i'm staggered how bad the Hobart stadium is. You would think that everyone involved with the stadium admin or day to day operations had never even been to the MCG once. It's why some of us get upset when the Melbourne based supporters dont bother going to the Marvel games.

I was looking forward to seeing the team play with my family but will likely come up to Melbourne and be very happy to visit Marvel.

It works out great for the dees as North play in Hobart well.

I don't know if you know given you're a Hobart local, but any idea why they play at Belrieve and not North Hobart Oval? Much better ground for viewing AFL from what I'm led to believe.

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3 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Had no idea Titus was ghost writing for the Examiner. Speaking of ideas, the default position for the AFL is none, it would be better if they were not given any ...... Bad Examiner!

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2 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

I don't know if you know given you're a Hobart local, but any idea why they play at Belrieve and not North Hobart Oval? Much better ground for viewing AFL from what I'm led to believe.

Too small both in ground size and crowd capacity. Bellerive is where the state gov’t elected to spend all their money on upgrades on, so it’s the one with all the big, modern facilities.

North Hobart looks exactly the same as it did when I was a kid watching footy there in the 90s. Great memories having a kick on the ground at half time.  I’d love to watch the MFC play there more than anything, but it’s not going to happen.

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3 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Last year there were very good reasons why AFL couldn't be played in Tassie.  But not this time. 

If the Tassie gov't chooses to lock the Roos out, they should still pay the Roos the money.  Its not the Roos fault if their premier can't assess risk.

No offence to you personally and not to detail the thread but I suspect the health advice assesses risk than internet commenters 

fair point on compo - same goes for bluefest but why you’d run a music festival without pandemic insurance (it doesn’t exist so perhaps that tells you how the actuaries view the risk-it’s not insureable)

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