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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

I think that might be the time of Fox Footy's broadcast start. AFL website still has our game as 7.50pm bounce.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/621165/fixture-update-two-r11-games-move-to-sydney-suns-hawks-back-on

 

Good to know. 
Not like it matters. I’ll be at home anyway 🙄

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55 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

The bureaucrats have placed restrictions on who can receive the vaccine, administered the farce that was hotel quarantine and made the process of ordering the vaccine and documenting it so burdensome that many general practices have opted out of the program. I could keep going but you get the drift.

You can blame Morrison for item 1, not the public service. Everything else follows from that as does his abrogation of quarantine. 
 

“ I don’t hold the hose mate”

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1 hour ago, Pollyanna said:

 

No, he should go to the back of the queue for an alternatve vaccine.

Polly that is exactly what I said in another post. I would give up my position in the queue and wait for the vaccine of my choice. This does not affect any herd immunity nor does it slow down the rollout. It is my choice.

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A week’s a long time in footy. This time last week a bunch of us on here were having a good old-fashioned whinge about the loud music playing at the ground pre-match. Now the harsh reality of not being able to be there tomorrow night has sunk in. And quite frankly I’d happily sit through an entire Justin Bieber album at 150 decibels if it meant being able to watch our boys run out tomorrow night. 😩

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13 hours ago, chook fowler said:

The bureaucrats have placed restrictions on who can receive the vaccine, administered the farce that was hotel quarantine and made the process of ordering the vaccine and documenting it so burdensome that many general practices have opted out of the program. I could keep going but you get the drift.

Yes Chook as a 68 year old 2A category i have been trying to get vaccinated since Feb  Was told many times wait your turn while we prioitize older and more vulnerable people There was no rush now it appears it is all our fault What a joke

They put the restrictions on and now Hunt is telling lies and still nursing homes remain un vacccinated

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On 5/26/2021 at 2:31 PM, Jaded said:

Why would they not be allowed into the state? If other states are Covid free there is really no issue with them returning. Besides they will be told to stay in a bubble and test. AFL clubs are really easy to control. It’s the community that’s the problem. 

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/tigers-preparing-to-fly-to-sydney-for-crows-clash-20210527-p57vjj.html

 

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so.. where do we want to play Brisbane next week

NT is almost certainly off and I suspect that Qld won't allow Brisbane to come to Melbourne

So that leaves Sydney (SCG or Giant ) and as an outsider Manuka oval in the ACT.

The other possibility is that if cases over the next few days are low AFL may go for an all team (or close to it) bye in the hope that things will be easier the following week

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Surely if our cases remain low, Brisbane can get an exemption from the QLD government. 

Charter flight to Melbourne Friday AM. Straight to hotel/training. Straight to MCG (likely no crowds). Fly directly home after the game on a charter flight. Where is the risk in that? 

 

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16 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Surely if our cases remain low, Brisbane can get an exemption from the QLD government. 

Charter flight to Melbourne Friday AM. Straight to hotel/training. Straight to MCG (likely no crowds). Fly directly home after the game on a charter flight. Where is the risk in that? 

 

The way things have been managed so far, don't be surprised if they're taken to a quarantine hotel. No risk there.

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3 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

The way things have been managed so far, don't be surprised if they're taken to a quarantine hotel. No risk there.

Oh no don't worry, when it comes to the money making machine that is the AFL, everything will run like a smooth military operation. Just like hubs did last year. 

It's only when the lives of everyday people is at risk, that nobody gives a flying f

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

so.. where do we want to play Brisbane next week

NT is almost certainly off and I suspect that Qld won't allow Brisbane to come to Melbourne

So that leaves Sydney (SCG or Giant ) and as an outsider Manuka oval in the ACT.

The other possibility is that if cases over the next few days are low AFL may go for an all team (or close to it) bye in the hope that things will be easier the following week

I think there is next to zero chance of a bye. They will move heaven and earth to keep games going. If it goes pear shape in Vic start looking forward to games coming from QLD again. To be honest if I cannot go to a game in Melbourne then I don't care where they are played.

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So 44 blokes can tackle, sweat and spit on each other tonight in Melbourne while only 10 people are allowed to attend a funeral for an 8 year old boy in Warrnanbool. 

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