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I am a victim of the Melbourne lockdown.  I doubt the rules will be changed in time for me to even have one other person over, let alone a party. I expect to be sitting alone on the couch watching the game.  Without the pandemic, I would probably start Friday and after watching the game at the G, and then celebrating/commiserating hard until some time on Sunday or maybe Monday.

I am double vaxxed, and would love to get out and enjoy this special moment, but I will comply with the law at the time.

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By my count, at home we can assemble two current phones, one old phone, one work phone, two home laptops and one work laptop and have them all on video calls, each to multiple people.

I picturing a rig something like the twelve monkeys set-up.

Should we go full Covid-era and have an official Demonland Zoom meeting or is that just too likely to get too profane? Could be worth recording for posterity, too!

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1 hour ago, The heart beats true said:

The number of people who are saying they’ll flout the rules makes a joke of the last few months.

House to house transmission is the reason Melbourne specifically is in this mess. House to house transmission is code for people doing the wrong thing - and seeing people outside their home, by going into someone else’s.

That specifically is the reason we can’t go to the MCG and see our team, and if you want to repay the sacrifices of the vast majority of us, and the medical community, by doing the exact opposite of what’s currently being asked of you then I’m super disappointed.

I don’t disagree with you, but you also don’t know everyone’s circumstances. 
I help my dad every few weeks with errands and other essentials as my mum doesn’t drive and he’s had multiple blood transfusions recently so is prone to dizziness. I’m also an only child. 
We’ve both had one dose. I get tested every time before I go see him so I know I’m negative. 
I will be bringing him and my mum over to my place to watch the grand final as the game will finish after curfew and we have a spare room for them to stay. We will all get tested beforehand.
I feel 0 guilt for it. I have done the right thing for 18 months. But I’ll be damned if I miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the grand final with my dad. This might never come around again in his lifetime. Or mine even. 
If that upsets you, I’m really sorry and I understand. The last 2 years have been awful and hard and debilitating and downright draining. Melbourne has given us the one piece of hope and happiness to hold onto this year and I don’t want to waste it, and frankly I can’t blame anyone else who feels the same. 
We are human. We can only take so much before our tank runs dry. Mine has well and truly run dry. 

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31 minutes ago, Jaded said:

I don’t disagree with you, but you also don’t know everyone’s circumstances. 
I help my dad every few weeks with errands and other essentials as my mum doesn’t drive and he’s had multiple blood transfusions recently so is prone to dizziness. I’m also an only child. 
We’ve both had one dose. I get tested every time before I go see him so I know I’m negative. 
I will be bringing him and my mum over to my place to watch the grand final as the game will finish after curfew and we have a spare room for them to stay. We will all get tested beforehand.
I feel 0 guilt for it. I have done the right thing for 18 months. But I’ll be damned if I miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the grand final with my dad. This might never come around again in his lifetime. Or mine even. 
If that upsets you, I’m really sorry and I understand. The last 2 years have been awful and hard and debilitating and downright draining. Melbourne has given us the one piece of hope and happiness to hold onto this year and I don’t want to waste it, and frankly I can’t blame anyone else who feels the same. 
We are human. We can only take so much before our tank runs dry. Mine has well and truly run dry. 

Remember when those fools at the start of this pandemic, said all we have to do is lockdown really hard for 2 months and  it will be eradicated, time for lockdowns are over, it's a blunt instrument that can only be used a few times, unsustainable and it just makes everybody go around in circles, enough is enough, the suicide rate is going through the roof in Australia, how many life are  been saved so other die?

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Its going to be a long day with hopefully the result we want.

last year watching it as a neutral was not stressful

this year a bit different and a night game might be good for ratings but not very good for ones heart . 
 Wtf do you do during the day, walk the dog  8 times in 15 minute blocks  ( or 12 times if we are allowed out 3 hours) , mow the lawn ? The day to stay away from dangerous objects? 
paint ? Requires concentration  , forget about it

visit mum for the care visit ,? driving a car  See above dangerous objects and requires concentration

dont read  demonland  for 3 days and attempt to catch up  on 5000 posts  , requires concentration

Attempt to do work as friday is public holiday in vic but not the rest of Australia and the world. Requires concentration

For the day 

ill be watching it alone  family knows better 

 

have adequate food  ,drink alcoholic and non alcoholic  

make sure phone charger is able to be connected during match . I was not planning to post last Friday but the scoreline made me comfortable that we had it won most of the game.

Hope and pray we win and if we do  turn the phone off and watch the celebrations afterwards.hard to enjoy the moment when you have messages  to reply to. See above requires concentration . 

its going to a long 12 days
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We've knocked up a 'Grand Final Grazing Box' at work so I'll be on the road delivering those. The initial plan was to have them all out by Friday but I reckon I'll leave a few for Saturday to fill in time. I'll get the quaddie at Flemington and let the good times roll into the big game. 

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I’m on the other side of the world, so will be up around 4am to join some friends on zoom and watch the match.  Suspect there will be some very early beers.  Afterwards, I may be found at Cane Garden Bay celebrating/drowning my sorrows.

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1 hour ago, BVI Demon said:

I’m on the other side of the world, so will be up around 4am to join some friends on zoom and watch the match.  Suspect there will be some very early beers.  Afterwards, I may be found at Cane Garden Bay celebrating/drowning my sorrows.

Tough place to be win or lose..

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“which way are they going?”, “oh why did they do that?”, “my father says he’s texting you - why haven’t you responded?”, “oh good it’s the ad break, you can talk to me now”, “easy on the red wines, I don’t want you snoring”, “my grandmother wants to know how you’re feeling”, “oh well there is always next year” and my favourite “see, I’m a good footy commentator aren’t I?” to which my response is always… “yep, better than BT!”

I love my wife but I need to watch this somewhere else.

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I moved to California over a year ago which means the bounce will be at 02:15 on Saturday morning!

But our family will be getting up for it and I will ensure that an appropriate cheese board is ordered through Amazon Whole Foods to go with a nice bottle of red from the Napa Valley I picked up in March!

I'm nervous but mostly I am just happy that we made it to a Grand Final. I shed enough tears at the end of the Geelong game from 20+ years of sticking by this club, so come what may I'm just grateful that we made it to the big dance. Hopefully we can make it again in future years and I will be able to fly back for the game 

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12 hours ago, Jaded said:

If I’m not drunk by midday, I’ve played the day out very badly. 
 

 

8 hours ago, Jaded said:

I don’t disagree with you, but you also don’t know everyone’s circumstances. 
I help my dad every few weeks with errands and other essentials as my mum doesn’t drive and he’s had multiple blood transfusions recently so is prone to dizziness. I’m also an only child. 
We’ve both had one dose. I get tested every time before I go see him so I know I’m negative. 
I will be bringing him and my mum over to my place to watch the grand final as the game will finish after curfew and we have a spare room for them to stay. We will all get tested beforehand.
I feel 0 guilt for it. I have done the right thing for 18 months. But I’ll be damned if I miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the grand final with my dad. This might never come around again in his lifetime. Or mine even. 
If that upsets you, I’m really sorry and I understand. The last 2 years have been awful and hard and debilitating and downright draining. Melbourne has given us the one piece of hope and happiness to hold onto this year and I don’t want to waste it, and frankly I can’t blame anyone else who feels the same. 
We are human. We can only take so much before our tank runs dry. Mine has well and truly run dry. 

Hope you have an Uber account ;-)

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3 hours ago, Stevienic23 said:

We've knocked up a 'Grand Final Grazing Box' at work so I'll be on the road delivering those. The initial plan was to have them all out by Friday but I reckon I'll leave a few for Saturday to fill in time. I'll get the quaddie at Flemington and let the good times roll into the big game. 

Go on, give your work a plug. Maybe I’ll get in on the grazing box action. Hopefully it’s just cheese and wine 😂

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9 hours ago, bingers said:

Hey ... for all those on their own during the match, we're a family here so we can keep in touch on the game day thread !!

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Defs, Bingers! In some ways this is better than watching with people in the flesh since if you crack the sads, you can just turn off your phone for a bit. 😁

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Stoked that The NRL came to their senses and changed The Storm prelim start time. Let’s face it they relented to broadcasters, they could not give a phark about Storms supporters, sponsors etc.

Will finish about an hour before our game which is perfect.

Will watch with my 2 primary school boys who have asked to watch with me even though it’s their Mums week.

I doubt I’ll cry if we lose but I’ll cry with mostly joy but also sadness unashamedly in front of them if we win.

We will win.

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19 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

If you're in Queensland wouldn't you have to isolate for 14 days in Perth and thus miss the GF?

Or are you currently in a very low risk state such as NT, SA or TAS?

Yes you’re right 😢 I was offered the chance of going before I got into gear and checked the WA border application. Gutted. 
I will now be in outback SA at William Creek. They have an annual fly-in on GF day and lots of fun watching the Grannie on big screens. I’m gonna go crazy- I have ribbons and all the Demon clobber. It’s on my bucket list to one day go to a GF before I cark it!! Go Dees😈

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