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Footy to Return

kiwitiger

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I was thinking we might be one of the teams more advantaged to this season ,

I think there will be less practice time for sides and coaches to adjust / change gameplans,

it will be a bit more just get out there and play whats in front of you with less preparation

And with us , what we do well is already installed , good onfield leaders right across the field ,

Im expecting us to be good to go
 
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Coburgtiger

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If we win it, it would be hard for anyone to argue that the best side of the last 3 years wouldn't have won it this year anyway.

Different story if it's Collingwood, etc.

We're basically the only side that wouldn't have an asterisk.
 
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aoc1974

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I'd imagine most of the compliance at local level will be done by the governing bodies who'll then provide local clubs and players with simple instructions.
2 of the biggest issues local footy are going to have are firstly getting everyone back on board, having confidence that it's a safe environment.

Also, the council who controls our local club took back the keys to every community facility at the very first moment stay home measures were introduced.

The expectation is that the rules they put in place as to usage and especially cleaning regimes will, frankly be deemed too hard for the already overworked volunteers to comply with.
 
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MD Jazz

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We don't have to worry about Essendon winning it.
It's funny, I work with a mad keen bomber supporter, he actually said he is disappointed as it's likely they will be top 4 this year and he won't be able to attend a game. We are having him tested for BULLSHIT-20.
 
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Ian4

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I don't like the suggested rules. it’s looking more and more like we won't need midweek games, so we don't need 16 min quarters. 60 seconds after a goal is clearly designed for TV networks to get more advertising revenue and drag out game coverage.

But I'm starting to get more confident crowds will return in some form later in the year. if pubs are opening in 2 weeks, why not footy? part of me wonders if the state govt has already told the AFL that they'll allow crowds to return later on if there is no second wave. I mean, why else would they be so insistent on a late October GF, when they can theoretically drag the season out for another 4-6 weeks?

And if that’s the case and we make the GF, it’ll be interesting to see if “priority 1” members are still entitled to tickets if capacity is limited to 30,000. surely members will get priority over the corporates for once?
 
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Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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If we win it, it would be hard for anyone to argue that the best side of the last 3 years wouldn't have won it this year anyway.

Different story if it's Collingwood, etc.

We're basically the only side that wouldn't have an asterisk.
Good argument. I'll be sure to use that no matter the outcome.
 

The Big Richo

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I don't like the suggested rules. it’s looking more and more like we won't need midweek games, so we don't need 16 min quarters. 60 seconds after a goal is clearly designed for TV networks to get more advertising revenue and drag out game coverage.
I think they will need to keep the shorter quarters as a contingency in case there is the need to stop again and games then need to resume in a compressed form.

By the way, I asked the question today about the 1.5 spacing on the bench. The word is the medical advice is you are much more likely to transfer a virus sitting in close confines to another person for a period of time than you are with short physical contact like a tackle.
 

Baron Samedi

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This year is a hit and run mission.

best organised, most confident, fastest offensive team wins.

tick, tick, mother****in’ tick.
 
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Number8

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The expectation is that the rules they put in place as to usage and especially cleaning regimes will, frankly be deemed too hard for the already overworked volunteers to comply with.
Totally agree with this. I'm involved in grass roots soccer and cricket, and the noises around return to play sound onerous and, to be honest, a bit pointless.

For starters, the FFV guidelines for a return to soccer training include the likes of no heading of the ball, no touching of the ball with hands (ergo, no side line throws) and no tackling. Balls to be cleaned before and after practice, one person in the toilet block at a time, no sharing of bibs, etc, etc. Then they state it's up to the local council to determine if you can even actually use their facility.

Once matters are in the hands of local councils, a shambles generally ensues. You can't run a metropolitan-wide competition when there will inevitably be different rules in different municipalities.

I reckon you can put a line through organised winter sport, and now that we're only 10 weeks away from pre-season for summer sports such as cricket, there's got to be a question mark over them, too.
 
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eZyT

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Dimma declares this years premierships will be one of the greatest of all time.

I know they have to sell memberships,

but if dimmer says it, its good enough for me.

I like the nullification of all excuse from the outset too.

put the blowtorch on the sooks and squibs before they open their mouths.

I love Dimma.

we're gonna win another *smile* flag.

jeez I hope I can be there.
 
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DeathNinthandTaxes

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Its looking more likely this years grand final will be a tree falling in the forest...
but if Richmond win the premiership, listen for the sound of one hand clapping...
that will be me, holding a can and cheering like a buddhist at a nirvana concert.
 
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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Big rumour, How the AFL will even out the competition this year.
Our qtrs away from the MCG will be 16 minutes.
But at the MCG the qtrs will be 6 minutes plus time on.
Steve Hocking will be using "the Duckworth-lewis method to even out the competition
 

123kid

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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Big rumour why the qtrs are only 16 minutes long.
It's compensation for Collingwood's 34 chokes in GF's.
Gilligan McLaughlin 'we cannot afford another Drawn game involving Collingwood, so hopefully the losers can stand up for at least for 15 minutes"
 

zippadeee

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I love seeing that.

Meanwhile, everything I’ve seen from other coaches is negative, complaining, and throwing up excuses in advance for why they’re not at peak fitness.
Simpson is already sooking.
*smile* im spewing we didnt play them in 18 we would've GWS's them