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drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Four options for the AFLW season too, they will decide tomorrow:

1. To continue the season as planned with no crowds. That would see two more weeks of home and away games followed by three weeks of finals. The AFLW Grand Final is scheduled for April 18, which is Round 5 of the AFL menís season;

2. To cancel the season now. This appears highly unlikely unless the government steps in;

3. To play a Grand Final this weekend between North Melbourne (conference A) and Fremantle (conference B), and;

4. To start finals this weekend with a top four instead of a top six. This would see North Melbourne host Carlton and Fremantle host GWS. A Grand Final could therefore be played late next week at the earliest


1 please, even if they have to play the rest of the season/finals at the end of the year) or 4.

Forum Joe posted:

Pendlebury cleared, so thereís still a chance of getting a ghost-game on Thursday.

He is infact not cleared yet, results in the next day

https://twitter.com/CollingwoodFC/status/1239442575066451971?s=20

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Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.



monolithburger posted:

So, you guys stockpile any good soft drinks?

There are no good soft drinks.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Periphery posted:

Delay the season and infect all players with the virus and put them in hard lockdown/recuperation/training for 4 weeks (preseason stage 2: Pandemic edition). Resume season in closed stadiums. Football crisis averted.

Boris?

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

I expect them to push the start of the season back 7 weeks. Honestly, if we cant get things back to a working society in that period of time we are going to have a lot more to worry about then the footy.

Forum Joe
Jun 7, 2001

Every day I'm shuffling!

Ask me about Tasmania!

Chairchucker posted:

There are no good soft drinks.

Kombucha is the only good soft drink now.

Quantum Shart
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.


Slobbo asking Gil if the Coronavirus could cost gil his job and how long it will take for the AFL to deal with Corona, seriously punchdrunk poo poo.

thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

Let me start off with a basket of chips. Then move on to the pollo asado taco.

Slobbo wants to try drinking the Coronavirus

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Just tuned into 360 because of those posts.

Man, slobbo... I had a whole summer without him.

Super majority of players have voted to play Round 1 this weekend. ~20% said no.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






Never forget that players would sell their first born in a heartbeat if it was the cost of playing football

thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

Let me start off with a basket of chips. Then move on to the pollo asado taco.

Seriously that Slobbo interview with Gil on 360 tonight was bad, even by his standards. How does he still have a job? Asking Gil how long the coronavirus will impact the AFL for and thereís just this awkward silence before Gil is like ďI really donít know, if I did Iíd be advising CanberraĒ.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

Me @ your poasting



lol if you watch or listen to any AFL based media

The Kins
Oct 2, 2004


Sector Effector


Forum Joe posted:

Pendlebury cleared, so thereís still a chance of getting a ghost-game on Thursday.

drunkill posted:

He is infact not cleared yet, results in the next day
Football's not cancelled yet - Pendlebury's been officially cleared
https://twitter.com/CollingwoodFC/status/1239713117732388864

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






The players will happily play in the middle of a pandemic, in front of an empty stadium, because nothing else in their lives comes close to how much they care about actually playing, and they'll still demand their share of your ticket price while you're locked out

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

NTRabbit posted:

The players will happily play in the middle of a pandemic, in front of an empty stadium, because nothing else in their lives comes close to how much they care about actually playing, and they'll still demand their share of your ticket price while you're locked out

source youíre quotes

Quantum Shart
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.


realbez posted:

source youíre quotes

the response from the players today was "no we want 22 rounds not 17!" which is mind boggling dense at this early stage of the pandemic

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Itís a union they arenít going to let the afl reduce their pay without some sort of push back. The AFL said they have 40 weeks to get 17 rounds out. If thatís the case then why not try to get the 22?

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

realbez posted:

Itís a union they arenít going to let the afl reduce their pay without some sort of push back. The AFL said they have 40 weeks to get 17 rounds out. If thatís the case then why not try to get the 22?

Hereís a galaxy brain take for them: push for a 17 week season and say the league should absorb the hit not players

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Solemn Sloth posted:

Hereís a galaxy brain take for them: push for a 17 week season and say the league should absorb the hit not players

Yeah thatís the ideal solution for them but it isnít a very strong opening position because it just becomes a public sledging match about who is being more greedy and it is never the union that wins that debate.

Quantum Shart
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.


The current pace is already hell on the bodies of the players, there's no way they can increase the cadence of the season, later in the year into the warmer months, without destroying their bodies.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

That isnít the point.

teacup
Dec 20, 2006

Who would win in a fight? Taylor Swift or Daryl Somers?

Solemn Sloth posted:

Hereís a galaxy brain take for them: push for a 17 week season and say the league should absorb the hit not players

Hey Iím as much of a get the guillotine than the next guy but could the AFL actually afford this?

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



teacup posted:

Hey Iím as much of a get the guillotine than the next guy but could the AFL actually afford this?

Anybody know what % of revenue the clubs pocket and how much goes to players? Even the NBA/NFL is barely 50/50.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

https://twitter.com/SENBreakfast/status/1240023438997127168?s=20

Deal will be for club/afl members only.

Only because no live sport is being played but they do have VODs and docos.


Tomorrow night game is going ahead, players have been told.

The Deadly Hume
May 26, 2004

Let's get a little crazy. Let's have some fun.

Did admit I was thinking about cancelling because, well, it's ALL cancelled. Maybe only esports left.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Speaking of esports, clubs are getting restless without the green light from the afl.

https://twitter.com/CollingwoodFC/status/1239824646691676168?s=19

https://twitter.com/CarltonFC/status/1240175198063579142


Also, goddammit Brisbane
https://twitter.com/sirswampthing/status/1240137828211834886?s=19

And more swampthing stats:
https://twitter.com/sirswampthing/status/1240084466841731072?s=19

drunkill fucked around with this message at 07:34 on Mar 18, 2020

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






Goon Golden Spoon 8 Draft is in 5 minutes

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Gillís about to face the media, Iíve got a feeling this will mean delays.

Quantum Shart
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.


harperdc posted:

Gillís about to face the media, Iíve got a feeling this will mean delays.

nah round 1 will go ahead

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Oh Melbourne...


Prelims for the AFLW this weekend, top 2 of each conference only.

https://twitter.com/NicNegrepontis/status/1240197650604912640

Edit: VVV Teams came out 2 hours ago.

drunkill fucked around with this message at 09:10 on Mar 18, 2020

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






Give us the teams already, I need to settle my Supercoach side and the cutoff is right before I get home tomorrow

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Thus, Richmond have won the 2020 AFLW wooden spoon in a winless inaugural season (with their final two games cancelled)

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

footy footy footy footy

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Footy is p hosed if you ask me

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

drunkill posted:

Oh Melbourne...


Prelims for the AFLW this weekend, top 2 of each conference only.

https://twitter.com/NicNegrepontis/status/1240197650604912640

Edit: VVV Teams came out 2 hours ago.

Theyve since corrected this and said top 4 from each conference, thus gold coast make their first finals series!

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Solemn Sloth posted:

Theyve since corrected this and said top 4 from each conference, thus gold coast make their first finals series!

Welp.

Of course the AFL had to gently caress something up.

https://twitter.com/DanielCherny/status/1240211519322722304?s=19

Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Collingwood are into the finals then.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

I feel weíre about equally likely to drop out in the first round as we are to win the whole thing.

Interesting to see if they go with round 1 of finals being inter or intra conference.

Brackets will either be:

NTH v COL
GWS V MEL

FRE V BRI
CAR V GCS

or

NME V GCS
GWS V BRI

FRE V COL
CAR V MEL

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Footy is p cool.

snoremac
Jul 27, 2012



This is dumb and shouldn't be happening.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

snoremac posted:

This is dumb and shouldn't be happening.

Hard disagree

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harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Footy is a good thing and I want to be excited for the season starting but

snoremac posted:

This is dumb and shouldn't be happening.

I completely agree. It really seems like they think the iceberg is going to move at the last second.

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