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34 minutes ago, DubDee said:

I hear ya OD, it sucks.  tough to keep your head up.  the fact that others have it worse doesn't stop it being ****house.  so complain away I say!

hopefully not too many months until the wheel turns in our favour

I'm so flat this week, I don't even care that much if the demons win on Sat. empty stadium, not celebrating with mates.

I'm sure I'll fire up by Saturday though.

I know the feeling well DD good to hear there are others with similar feelings. Go Dees.

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Another small piece of luck is that we did not need to travel this week, and Lever had his baby. I heard him on the Gus and Gawny podcast saying he will need to manage being at home for the birth if it happened while we were interstate. So lucky break there!
Same with Tmac's newborn spending time in the hospital this week. If we were in a hub right now you would imagine he would fly home, and nobody would begrudge him that.

No more babies due during the season, all safely out of the womb during byes and Victorian games. Well done everyone! 

 

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6 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Another small piece of luck is that we did not need to travel this week, and Lever had his baby. I heard him on the Gus and Gawny podcast saying he will need to manage being at home for the birth if it happened while we were interstate. So lucky break there!
Same with Tmac's newborn spending time in the hospital this week. If we were in a hub right now you would imagine he would fly home, and nobody would begrudge him that.

No more babies due during the season, all safely out of the womb during byes and Victorian games. Well done everyone! 

 

Yes we have been lucky with babies being born away from game day.

However, T Mac could've been excused for taking personal leave the weekend his wife was due to give birth. His mind wasn't on the job the day we played Collingwood, and perfectly understandable.

 

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11 minutes ago, Jaded said:

No more babies due during the season, all safely out of the womb during byes and Victorian games. Well done everyone! 

I think the Jones twins are due in September.

And Gawn Jnr is due in October if the season is delayed.

It's that old saying - 'don't count your AFL players' babies until they've hatched'.

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1 minute ago, Grapeviney said:

It's that old saying - 'don't count your AFL players' babies until they've hatched'.

If I had $1 for every time I’ve heard that old saying…

I’d have a grand total of $1. 😁

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24 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

I think the Jones twins are due in September.

And Gawn Jnr is due in October if the season is delayed.

It's that old saying - 'don't count your AFL players' babies until they've hatched'.

I'm pretty sure Gawn Jr will arrive whether the season is delayed or not. 

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33 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Yes we have been lucky with babies being born away from game day.

However, T Mac could've been excused for taking personal leave the weekend his wife was due to give birth. His mind wasn't on the job the day we played Collingwood, and perfectly understandable.

 

And his baby was in hospital a few days before the Hawthorn game. Not amongst his best games this season. 

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1 hour ago, Grapeviney said:

I think the Jones twins are due in September.

And Gawn Jnr is due in October if the season is delayed.

It's that old saying - 'don't count your AFL players' babies until they've hatched'.

Mrs Gawn is due in November around Melbourne Cup time if I remember correctly from the podcast.; 

Not sure about Jones. Twins generally are delivered early via a pre-scheduled C-section. Far less likely to be a surprise or full term. My guess is they already have a roughly scheduled plan as do all multiple pregnancies which are always considered higher risk. 

 

Edit: I think Tmac has had a rough trot since his baby was born. Can understand why his form has been a bit up and down. Hope for his family's sake and our footy hopes that everything gets sorted out quickly.

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49 minutes ago, roy11 said:

Seems we're in a Covid Window, Premiership Window and a (Baby) Delivery Window.

 

Covid baby boom is a real thing.

Seems like people got really bored in the first lockdown and decided to pro-create. I bet they are really regretting that poor life choice in lockdown 5.0!

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12 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

If you reckon things are bad now, just wait another 20 or 30 years when the place is being run by kids who were home schooled by alcoholics.

How lucky am I? I will be in ground.

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20 minutes ago, old dee said:

How lucky am I? I will be in ground.

Nah, you'll be kicking still.

But you might have to change your posting name to really old dee

And maybe splash out on an avatar picture

For snow-loving Melbourne supporters, the season's been quite a Dee-lemma

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

So whilst disruption wise it's been a good year, financially it's been terrible.

Very true.

However, a flag would go a long way towards ameliorating the financial impact.

In that context it is amazing we have achieved a record number of memberships 

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Nah, you'll be kicking still.

But you might have to change your posting name to really old dee

And maybe splash out on an avatar picture

For snow-loving Melbourne supporters, the season's been quite a Dee-lemma

30 years binman! Not a chance in hell. 

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The conventional wisdom has been that after this week we'd fly to the Gold Coast, then from there to Perth to play West Coast.

I wonder, though, whether we'll be staying in Melbourne to get our game vs Adelaide played while they're here. 

I could foresee the AFL reshuffling our games to keep us in Vic for a block, and then interstate for the GC and WC games, rather than sending us interstate for two weeks but still needing to bring us back.

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1 minute ago, titan_uranus said:

The conventional wisdom has been that after this week we'd fly to the Gold Coast, then from there to Perth to play West Coast.

I wonder, though, whether we'll be staying in Melbourne to get our game vs Adelaide played while they're here. 

I could foresee the AFL reshuffling our games to keep us in Vic for a block, and then interstate for the GC and WC games, rather than sending us interstate for two weeks but still needing to bring us back.

We wouldn't need to quarantine ex WC back to Vic, which suits the final round v Geelong. I wonder if there are plans to run Dogs, Adelaide and Geelong in Vic, now, then Suns-WCE, pre final bye, finals....

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14 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

He would say that wouldn't he. Another person who thinks the world ends at the Tweed River. With a little luck we will be out of lock down on Tuesday.

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Western Australia should immediately be ruled out as a grand final option.

McGowan has twice plunged Perth into lockdown and locked out fans on the morning of game day. 

How can the AFL take that risk? It would be an absolute embarrassment and a farce if that worst case scenario transpired.

Play it in QLD if they have to, or suck it up and cop a 40,000 crowd at the MCG as a show of goodwill to Victorians who have clearly done it the toughest since March 2020.

 

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