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This marquee event deserves a crowd at the game and what better venue to provide that in the current climate than the picturesque Adelaide Oval.

If the SA government come to the party and allow the teams the short flight in and flight out it would be a win, win for everybody.

The locals would get behind it because its for a good cause and a better spectacle for TV audiences.

No brainer.

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It speaks volumes of Neil Daniher that previous players will do anything for him.

I can't wait for Farmer to go down the slide. Surely dressed as a wizard.

I don't care where it is as long as it goes ahead 

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This game deserves to be at the MCG and have crowds.

It would be better to push it to the following weekend (as we don't play Essendon until the following Saturday night, and hope we have some crowds by then.

That is 18 days away. We may well be back to 50% capacity by then?

This game is so important not just to our bottom line, but also to MND. Doing it anywhere else would not do it justice. 

 

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4 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

Or move it to round 14 and hope for the best. The G is free on the saturday

100% spot on. I've been campaigning to have this game moved to Saturday night 19 June, and have our bye next weekend.

Failing that, just play the game at the G in front of nobody. I'm sure the players would prefer to stay in VIC than live out of a suitcase for 5 weeks.

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36 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

Mmmm, a vulnerable post.

My father died of MND 5 years ago last Thursday, just as I became a father (and he had his first grandchild), and had a relationship with Neale, through Daniher's Drive .

Previously because of my unwillingess to attend to the G for The Big Freeze, I've headed to Alice to honour the old bloke and watch a match live around the date of his death.

In a somewhat hilarious course of fate,  it's taken me around 5 years to have the courage to head to the 'G' to celebrate the life of my father, and honour the work that Neale and the entire community that facilitates Fight MND have committed to do.

I've often envisaged myself sitting at the ground, sobbing, overwhelmed with the occasion, and most likely heading to the Bullring to have copious amounts of pints throughout a game.

This year, I felt as though I've worked through a lot of my unresolved grief, to a space of being joyous about turning up to the G, and marking his absence, by taking my 5 year old up to the ground to watch the Wiz go down the slide and have yet another generation support the red and blue and mark it with a solid [censored] win against the Pies.

Anyway, best laid plans and all of that... 

I'll be putting my days outing cost (train ticket, plus beer, plus food, plus gate, plus more beer) into a MND donation tin/online somewhere instead.

Hopefully, you still are able to go, mate, and pay tribute to your great Dad.

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2 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

Mmmm, a vulnerable post.

My father died of MND 5 years ago last Thursday, just as I became a father (and he had his first grandchild), and had a relationship with Neale, through Daniher's Drive .

Previously because of my unwillingess to attend to the G for The Big Freeze, I've headed to Alice to honour the old bloke and watch a match live around the date of his death.

In a somewhat hilarious course of fate,  it's taken me around 5 years to have the courage to head to the 'G' to celebrate the life of my father, and honour the work that Neale and the entire community that facilitates Fight MND have committed to do.

I've often envisaged myself sitting at the ground, sobbing, overwhelmed with the occasion, and most likely heading to the Bullring to have copious amounts of pints throughout a game.

This year, I felt as though I've worked through a lot of my unresolved grief, to a space of being joyous about turning up to the G, and marking his absence, by taking my 5 year old up to the ground to watch the Wiz go down the slide and have yet another generation support the red and blue and mark it with a solid [censored] win against the Pies.

Anyway, best laid plans and all of that... 

I'll be putting my days outing cost (train ticket, plus beer, plus food, plus gate, plus more beer) into a MND donation tin/online somewhere instead.

Thank you for sharing. 
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Surely under the circumstances the AFL will make this our home game next year so we retain the gate rather than missing it completely this year. This would be a win as it would split it up to be alternate years to the Anzac Eve game which would be much better for spreading the cashflow. 

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8 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

Or move it to round 14 and hope for the best. The G is free on the saturday

Yes yes and yes. Was thinking this. 
Surely the AFL needs to try to keep this game and the big freeze event alive. 

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I cannot understand why teams playing in these blockbusters don't do a split 70-30 one year and 30-70 the next. Reduces risk for both sides and helps to even cash flow. Note. Could be 60-40 whatever works.

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Adelaide or Belrieve Oval for mine. Already come to terms with the fact we'll likely miss out on it this year.

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I'm living in a small coastal town at the moment that has had no cases of Covid.

More people are wearing MND beanies than masks when walking along the beach in open air. No positive lingers t-shirts spotted yet though.

I'm hoping that big freeze 7 doesn't get overtaken by lock down 4.

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14 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

100% spot on. I've been campaigning to have this game moved to Saturday night 19 June, and have our bye next weekend.

Failing that, just play the game at the G in front of nobody. I'm sure the players would prefer to stay in VIC than live out of a suitcase for 5 weeks.

Could bring forward the WCE/Tigers game in its place so the Tigers have to spend one less week in Perth. Win/win.

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12 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes yes and yes. Was thinking this. 
Surely the AFL needs to try to keep this game and the big freeze event alive. 

There will be no crowd, so not worth it.

I’d do it at the Gabba or Adelaide.

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15 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

Mmmm, a vulnerable post.

My father died of MND 5 years ago last Thursday, just as I became a father (and he had his first grandchild), and had a relationship with Neale, through Daniher's Drive .

Previously because of my unwillingess to attend to the G for The Big Freeze, I've headed to Alice to honour the old bloke and watch a match live around the date of his death.

In a somewhat hilarious course of fate,  it's taken me around 5 years to have the courage to head to the 'G' to celebrate the life of my father, and honour the work that Neale and the entire community that facilitates Fight MND have committed to do.

I've often envisaged myself sitting at the ground, sobbing, overwhelmed with the occasion, and most likely heading to the Bullring to have copious amounts of pints throughout a game.

This year, I felt as though I've worked through a lot of my unresolved grief, to a space of being joyous about turning up to the G, and marking his absence, by taking my 5 year old up to the ground to watch the Wiz go down the slide and have yet another generation support the red and blue and mark it with a solid [censored] win against the Pies.

Anyway, best laid plans and all of that... 

I'll be putting my days outing cost (train ticket, plus beer, plus food, plus gate, plus more beer) into a MND donation tin/online somewhere instead.

Thanks for sharing mate and hopefully you get the chance to do this sooner rather than later. 

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Very unlikely to have a Decent crowd even if we push it back. So sad but we should move it. 
imagine having a packed house at another state. Would show how big Neales influence really is

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I think this game will be at the G in front of an empty stadium.

The players have made it clear that they don't want to be hubbing, so why make them travel unnecessarily if the game can be played in Melbourne under the essential services provision despite the possible lockdown extension.

In terms of lost revenue, it's not great but we've been told that we have one of the stronger balance sheets in the AFL and are proudly an unassisted club. Plus, a genuine finals tilt will help our finances down the track.

Furthermore, we need to play as many games at the G this year to absolute nail down our game plan in preparation for finals. Playing hub games at Adelaide Oval, Giants Stadium, Cairns etc...defeats this purpose. 

 

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Two sides to every coin.

This year is toast for revenue as was last year.

If MFC play in GF win or lose we will get oodles of big G games 2022. Club will be in a better possie than most.  Cant believe posters happy with a gabba 'home game'. Hell with that. We play at a ground better for us..F! ..Brisbane.

4 points are everything for MFC 2021. Crowds were crappy before latest lockdown.

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