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15 minutes ago, binman said:

Yep. Its funny spot up there on the bluff, but beautiful 

Am i going crazy? Am i right that Frankston are no longer in the VFL? 

What a powerhouse they were.

I think Frankston is back in along with another 2,327 teams from the rest of Australia. 

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17 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

A billion? Really?

Also, there's some suggestion the removalists did not break the mask-wearing rule which may have an exemption for professionals (for want of a better term) while they are moving furniture.

Dont really care just sick of the un hinged hectoring from politicians health professionals and media professionals

yes well over a billion dollars never said  the removalists did break laws what I'm talking about is the over the top reaction by the people running the show Police offficers giving health advice and warning us all of the consequences and risk of charges and fines when its a hollow threat

what we need is calmness and clear concise communication something that went missing when this Pandemic started

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I've gone from obsessively checking infection numbers and related info to refreshing twitter feeds and checking demomnland for any information on where our game in 3 DAYS is going to be played.

Please let it be Metricon

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15 hours ago, Neitas bump said:

NT has opened its borders to Victoria. Do you think we play the Gold Coast in Darwin?

That would only happen if they rescheduled all the game timings, and have the broadcasters agree, we couldn't play at 3:10pm in Darwin - it'll be 32 degrees! Whereas at Metricon it's only projected to be 22. 

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24 minutes ago, binman said:

I've gone from obsessively checking infection numbers and related info to refreshing twitter feeds and checking demomnland for any information on where our game in 3 DAYS is going to be played.

Please let it be Metricon

Really hoping it's metricon as well, just so I can finally get to a game this year. I was in Melbourne for 2 games this year and couldn't go due to snap lockdowns 

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NT will be driven by money

If NT govt is prepared to pay Suns it's on.

I suspect NT is trying to delay game until next week so they can get some economic benefit from the activity.

Get ready to be shafted ... it's the Melbourne way

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25 minutes ago, Red and Blue realist said:

That would only happen if they rescheduled all the game timings, and have the broadcasters agree, we couldn't play at 3:10pm in Darwin - it'll be 32 degrees! Whereas at Metricon it's only projected to be 22. 

Games played in the southern states in late March and April are often played in temperatures of 32 degrees or more. I hope we don't have to go to Darwin to play during the night or day, but I'm not sure a 32 degree temperature in the dry season will be sufficient reason to stop it from happening. 

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3 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

NT will be driven by money

If NT govt is prepared to pay Suns it's on.

I suspect NT is trying to delay game until next week so they can get some economic benefit from the activity.

Get ready to be shafted ... it's the Melbourne way

The NT decision will also be driven by the broadcaster who may not have enough time to setup all the required camera equipment around the ground etc. given it's a non standard venue.

I recall last year they played Alice Springs and Darwin in back to back rounds and the Channel 7 team drove between the two grounds with all the gear and setup in the week in between. 

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

well that didn't last long

A community case on our first day out

Traffic controller at a testing site in Moonee Valley

Hopefully vaccinated

Aunty Annastacia might put the slows on the GC V Dees game going ahead with this development? 

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

well that didn't last long

A community case on our first day out

Traffic controller at a testing site in Moonee Valley

Hopefully vaccinated

Sign of the times but I would be surprised if they were DJ. 

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1 hour ago, Demonstone said:

Was the stop/slow bat he was using made in Wuhan?

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Yes, made in Wuhan, but the parts came in a frozen container from the US military....

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3 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Pretty sensible and logical view by the sports minister.

How can you implement a "No jab No entry" policy if there's not enough vaccine to go around?

 

 

 

And in a related point, if certain age groups have been locked out of the process until it's too late to be fully vaccinated before the Grand Final.

Round 1, 2022 is a different matter. I'd be all for it then. 

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4 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Pretty sensible and logical view by the sports minister.

How can you implement a "No jab No entry" policy if there's not enough vaccine to go around?

1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

And in a related point, if certain age groups have been locked out of the process until it's too late to be fully vaccinated before the Grand Final.

Round 1, 2022 is a different matter. I'd be all for it then. 

I agree with you both entirely, but I can nevertheless foresee the government saying that throughout the pandemic different pockets of society have been impacted in different ways, that there is no universal fairness, and that it's in the best interests of the competition/economy/society generally if we have a Grand Final with 100,000 vaccinated fans as compared to 40,000 allowing unvaccinated.

It would disappoint and anger me unquantifiably, but I can see it happening.

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17 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

I agree with you both entirely, but I can nevertheless foresee the government saying that throughout the pandemic different pockets of society have been impacted in different ways, that there is no universal fairness, and that it's in the best interests of the competition/economy/society generally if we have a Grand Final with 100,000 vaccinated fans as compared to 40,000 allowing unvaccinated.

It would disappoint and anger me unquantifiably, but I can see it happening.

Surely they’ll defer this policy until months after the additional vaccines come into Australia.

You can’t promote getting vaccinated but not yet have the product available for all.

It would be absolute discrimination for that cohort of society (under 40’s) to be excluded from the event and should be challenged.

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

I agree with you both entirely, but I can nevertheless foresee the government saying that throughout the pandemic different pockets of society have been impacted in different ways, that there is no universal fairness, and that it's in the best interests of the competition/economy/society generally if we have a Grand Final with 100,000 vaccinated fans as compared to 40,000 allowing unvaccinated.

It would disappoint and anger me unquantifiably, but I can see it happening.

I wouldn’t get to worried about it, there’s no way that is happening. Not only is it unfair for the people who haven’t been able to get vaccinated but vaccinated people can still get and spread it. 

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