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22 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Don't know how I'd handle watching us win a flag at the GABBA while being in a stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne.

It would be a life long dream of so many die hard MFC members/supporters to see the boys win a flag live at the G.

I’d turn up to watch us play a grand final at Ballarat (or the Gabba) if it meant I got to see us win a flag.

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1 minute ago, Bates Mate said:

It's a better ground , surface and size

Correct. SCG is a pointless stadium.

Apart from the money aspect, playing the Lions at Giant Stadium is a win for us. It is an easier trip than going to the NT and we play well there. Lions are not advantaged by this at all. 

I know missing out on the money is really hard, especially for our club which has worked so hard to be financially independent of the AFL. But, in terms of purely football, this is not a bad outcome (if it is the outcome?!).

We really really need to beat the Lions, anyone who thinks the risk of playing at the Gabba is worth it, has lost their mind. Brisbane are directly competing with us for a top 2 spot. Imagine if we go to the Gabba and lose this game and as a result end up finishing 4th and needing to travel up there again in finals. No thank you!

This is the most important game of the our H&A season outside of last week. Make it 2 from 2 and top 4 is all but sewn up! Lose and suddenly we are par with the Dogs and Lions are only 1 game behind us. 

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5 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Correct. SCG is a pointless stadium.

Apart from the money aspect, playing the Lions at Giant Stadium is a win for us. It is an easier trip than going to the NT and we play well there. Lions are not advantaged by this at all. 

I know missing out on the money is really hard, especially for our club which has worked so hard to be financially independent of the AFL. But, in terms of purely football, this is not a bad outcome (if it is the outcome?!).

We really really need to beat the Lions, anyone who thinks the risk of playing at the Gabba is worth it, has lost their mind. Brisbane are directly competing with us for a top 2 spot. Imagine if we go to the Gabba and lose this game and as a result end up finishing 4th and needing to travel up there again in finals. No thank you!

This is the most important game of the our H&A season outside of last week. Make it 2 from 2 and top 4 is all but sewn up! Lose and suddenly we are par with the Dogs and Lions are only 1 game behind us. 

i’m torn re the money but u make good points . 

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1 hour ago, In Harmes Way said:

I’d turn up to watch us play a grand final at Ballarat (or the Gabba) if it meant I got to see us win a flag.

I'd walk there if necessary ...

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

money deal from the Gabba/Qld govt perhaps

Qld just paid $8M for the NRL State of Origin that was to be held in Melbourne

Hi DJ. I thought that was off the table because of the entry requirements for people arriving from Victoria. Last week GC were due to play Hawthorn in Darwin but the game was moved to the SCG, even though it was a GC designated home game. 

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1 hour ago, In Harmes Way said:

I’d turn up to watch us play a grand final at Ballarat (or the Gabba) if it meant I got to see us win a flag.

Same but given the length of time the G we deserve the G.

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2 hours ago, Supermercado said:

I hope the delay is due to our executive trying Mafia style tactics to get the NT government to let us in.

Cue the NT premier waking up with Horse Longmire's head in his bed. There's no note, but we all know what it means: "This is what happens when you try to make Melbourne play in Sydney."

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2 minutes ago, kryton101 said:

I know I’m in the minority but as a sydney-sider I’m pumped!!  
 

now where do I get tickets!!

Rub it in. I left my house for 40 minutes today to walk around the block with a mask. It was glorious. 

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4 minutes ago, kryton101 said:

I know I’m in the minority but as a sydney-sider I’m pumped!!  
 

now where do I get tickets!!

Agree. Hopefully it’s not restricted like the GC game last year. Will be a few loud fans at Giants Stadium if the rumours are true

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Oh boo hoo:
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/swans-stay-in-sydney-but-club-will-be-counting-the-cost-20210601-p57x46.html

"The delay has cost the Swans two days of ticket sales.....They will also be unable to organise corporate functions due to the late notice. "

What about us? Top of the f***** ladder and still don't know where the [censored] we are playing!!!

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