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Can't see Gutwein winning the election either. When your own speaker crosses the floor multiple times against you, it's game over. He's one of the more progressive Libs going around, more like a small L lib like Menzies than anything post 1970. I'll be surprised if the game goes ahead in Tassie, the optics are terrible. 

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7 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.

North Hobart isnt a full sized ground. The 50m line is actually 40m and nearly overlaps the centre square.

Melbourne played Collingwood there in a preseason game in 01 or 02 and Mick Malthouse complained re: size of ground.

There is a very proud Lawn Bowl club right behind the ground that would need to make way for major changes to take place but the Lawn Bowl club has a huge history and wont be going anywhere.

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5 hours ago, Nasher said:

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.

Beat me to it Nasher.

I loved going there as a kid but it hasnt been any redevelopment in years.

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5 hours ago, BAMF said:

Beat me to it Nasher.

I loved going there as a kid but it hasnt been any redevelopment in years.

Yep. We were massive North Hobart fans - it’s how I became a Melbourne fan in fact. Was present for the back to back flags in 91 and 92. Awesome times. Feel a bit sad going past the place these days. Hate going to Bellerive, home of the mortal enemy.

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5 hours ago, BAMF said:

North Hobart isnt a full sized ground. The 50m line is actually 40m and nearly overlaps the centre square.

Melbourne played Collingwood there in a preseason game in 01 or 02 and Mick Malthouse complained re: size of ground.

There is a very proud Lawn Bowl club right behind the ground that would need to make way for major changes to take place but the Lawn Bowl club has a huge history and wont be going anywhere.

Mick Malthouse complaining. What a surprise!

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8 hours ago, BAMF said:

North Hobart isnt a full sized ground. The 50m line is actually 40m and nearly overlaps the centre square.

Melbourne played Collingwood there in a preseason game in 01 or 02 and Mick Malthouse complained re: size of ground.

There is a very proud Lawn Bowl club right behind the ground that would need to make way for major changes to take place but the Lawn Bowl club has a huge history and wont be going anywhere.

still wouldn't fix it. the width is also a problem.

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17 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.

It's all about the Premier's ability to assess risk. With the election on Saturday, the Tassie Premier has to decide which risk is greatest. Will he get more votes from stopping North from coming to Hobart or for letting the game proceed? When he's worked that out, we'll get our answer.

 

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7 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

It's all about the Premier's ability to assess risk. With the election on Saturday, the Tassie Premier has to decide which risk is greatest. Will he get more votes from stopping North from coming to Hobart or for letting the game proceed? When he's worked that out, we'll get our answer.

 

I think it is more advantageous in terms of the election to say no and North move a game later in the season here. The closed border has been very popular and making an exemption for a game of footy will not be as popular.

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10 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

It's all about the Premier's ability to assess risk. With the election on Saturday, the Tassie Premier has to decide which risk is greatest. Will he get more votes from stopping North from coming to Hobart or for letting the game proceed? When he's worked that out, we'll get our answer.

I wasn't referring to political risk.  My point was about payment of the match fee.

If they lock them North out they should still pay them the money, whatever the reason.

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33 minutes ago, Nasher said:

When I checked on Sunday, it said Tuesday 11am. Now it says Wednesday 11am. 

Logic dictates that no decision has been made yet based on that.

Selfishly I want the game to be relocated to Marvel so I can go. You convicts are on your own. ?

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11 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Logic dictates that no decision has been made yet based on that.

Selfishly I want the game to be relocated to Marvel so I can go. You convicts are on your own. ?

I'm surprised Jon Ralph is confident the game will be in Hobart according to those he's spoken to at North Melb.

I would've thought the obvious decision would be to move the game to Marvel given Tasmania's hard stance on their borders - not withstanding the fact that there's more of a chance of catching the Spanish flu down there than North spreading COVID.

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1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I'm surprised Jon Ralph is confident the game will be in Hobart according to those he's spoken to at North Melb.

I would've thought the obvious decision would be to move the game to Marvel given Tasmania's hard stance on their borders - not withstanding the fact that there's more of a chance of catching the Spanish flu down there than North spreading COVID.

So now you're telling us the Spanish Flu is doing the rounds as well? Quick, shut the gate!

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25 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Logic dictates that no decision has been made yet based on that.

Selfishly I want the game to be relocated to Marvel so I can go. You convicts are on your own. ?

If they relocate to Marvel, I hope they say no crowd. If I have to miss out, everyone else should too.

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2 hours ago, Nasher said:

 

When I checked on Sunday, it said Tuesday 11am. Now it says Wednesday 11am. 

Yeah it definitely was Tuesday originally, and I stupidly spent 15mins trying to buy a ticket at 11am this morning, until it clicked??. And I just ran into Big Maxxy at 7/11 Frankston, and asked if he knew where the game is going to be played, and he said whilst they don't officially know yet, he sounded pretty confident that the game will go ahead in Hobart.

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