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Paingod556
Nov 8, 2011

Not a problem, sir

Chairchucker posted:

We are all agreed that the North half of Australia sucks though, right?

Karratha here
gently caress you for being right

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cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!

Chairchucker posted:

We are all agreed that the North half of Australia sucks though, right?

The north half of Australia is absolutely gorgeous.

It's the people in the north half of Australia that suck.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Crows and Port will have to move outside SA, they didn't get exemption to FIFO.

Weagles (Edit: and Freo) are heading to Gold Coast for the next few months as WA will not be changing their rules either.

drunkill fucked around with this message at 12:43 on May 13, 2020

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

ViC BiAs!!!!

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

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

Gillon clearly using his ties to the Adelaide aristo-Libs to influence the SA State Government. Shameful.

Real talk gently caress this. Absolute bullshit that it’s even being considered.

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



I don't really think it counts as a "bombshell" that the SA govt is applying the same travel rules to the AFL that they are applying to everyone

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.


Footy.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

I will decide who posts John Howard pictures in this thread and the circumstances in which they post.


Good news everyone, you can stop threatening your family members with domestic abuse because footy is back next month!

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

I’ll get excited when the first bounce happens

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Cautiously optimistic. Not sure it’s the best move, and still need to go see what the details will be...but hey, footy.

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.

This is a dumb and bad idea and footy still sucks

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

You Am I posted:

Good news everyone, you can stop threatening your family members with domestic abuse because footy is back next month!

Don't worry, the abuse people dish out to their family can be doubled when their team loses.

Chairchucker posted:

This is a dumb and bad idea and footy still sucks

Yes, but my counterpoint is: Eddie Betts gets to play footy.

The Deadly Hume
May 26, 2004

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

I'm OK with it. It'll be weird but still.

If the country had completely shat the bed in handling it like the US or England has, it'd be no way, but fortunately the federal government has been kept right away from any health based decisions and (unfortunately) has decided to take the opportunity to purge the undesirables.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

A month is plenty of time for it to all unravel again, even if footballers/clubs manage to not stuff it up, so we’ll see.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



realbez posted:

A month is plenty of time for it to all unravel again, even if footballers/clubs manage to not stuff it up, so we’ll see.

If the masses Zerg rushed out to restaurants today then I guess we’ll see in two weeks how bad it gets.

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Jack Steven got stabbed and is on hospital, apparently

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.


snaeksikn posted:

Jack Steven got stabbed and is on hospital, apparently

And also refusing to speak to Police about it. So that's going to go great.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

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

This story claims the afl player pay cuts were in fact a flat 50% regardless of salary, in which case the AFLPA should be put in the loving trash https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl...521-p54v8l.html

teacup
Dec 20, 2006

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

Solemn Sloth posted:

This story claims the afl player pay cuts were in fact a flat 50% regardless of salary, in which case the AFLPA should be put in the loving trash https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl...521-p54v8l.html

Yep that’s poo poo.

Support the young players or players with families who aren’t on tons of cash

Jobkeeper for the rest

Buddy and dusty will make it through ok until matches restart.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Solemn Sloth posted:

This story claims the afl player pay cuts were in fact a flat 50% regardless of salary, in which case the AFLPA should be put in the loving trash https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl...521-p54v8l.html

This is loving disgraceful. Dangerfield and the rest of the board should be ashamed of themselves.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

This kind of crap helps dickheads make the argument that unions are bad. Why did this even make the media? Why didn’t Dusty give Pickett some money before he had to apply for a hardship fund? Can’t dip into the 600 you’re still making to help out a team mate? gently caress you.

thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

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

Hey Dangerfield is losing 50% of his pay just like everyone else so he's no better off! (An argument I assume many will make)

thepokey fucked around with this message at 23:37 on May 21, 2020

gay picnic defence
Oct 5, 2009

"Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I'm concerned."



thepokey posted:

Hey Dangerfield is losing 50% of his pay just like everyone else so he's no better off! (And argument I assume many will make)

he's actually worse off because 50% of his $800k is a lot more than 50% of the $100K a first year player is in. His noble sacrifice should be applauded.

cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!

Yeah, that's crap. Didn't they make a point of saying that wasn't going to happen? Did they just not follow through, or did the AFL find some kind of loophole?

Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

Wouldn’t have happened if Pav was still in charge of the AFLPA

teacup
Dec 20, 2006

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

realbez posted:

This kind of crap helps dickheads make the argument that unions are bad. Why did this even make the media? Why didn’t Dusty give Pickett some money before he had to apply for a hardship fund? Can’t dip into the 600 you’re still making to help out a team mate? gently caress you.

I think they have to be all on the level as any payment made under the table that has anything to do with the club could be seen as skirting the salary cap. If “dusty pays him” (I know you’re just using an example here) then what’s to say he’s using outside money to be able to pay into richmonds lists etc.

The article on the age specifically addresses this in picketts case of the club saying they’d pay more in these cases but their hands are tied.


Plus it should be on the teammates to pay each other, it should’ve been on the AFL and the AFLPA to actually care about their players

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

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

bitches

Shocked that this happened under the leadership of future Liberal Party MP for Corangamite Patrick Dangerfield

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

teacup posted:

I think they have to be all on the level as any payment made under the table that has anything to do with the club could be seen as skirting the salary cap. If “dusty pays him” (I know you’re just using an example here) then what’s to say he’s using outside money to be able to pay into richmonds lists etc.

The article on the age specifically addresses this in picketts case of the club saying they’d pay more in these cases but their hands are tied.


Plus it should be on the teammates to pay each other, it should’ve been on the AFL and the AFLPA to actually care about their players

The club obviously can’t pay him more because that would be a clear breach of the salary cap. What’s to stop players on top dollar asking the club to restructure their pay to allow lesser lights to get paid a bit more this year? Besides greed, I mean.

You’re right, it should have been the aflpa that organised it that way. But it seems they didn’t, so now it falls to the knobs still making half a million a year to do something about it. If they don’t, I just have to assume they agree with the what the aflpa has done. Hence: gently caress them.

(Also if the aflpa had organised the pay cut properly, it would have been the players paying each other)

gabensraum
Sep 16, 2003


LOAD "NICE!",8,1

The AFLPA has consistently showed they represent the top players more than the journeymen so this would not be a surprise. They're like the Shoppies of sport. The union you have when you don't have a union.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

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

gabensraum posted:

The AFLPA has consistently showed they represent the top players more than the journeymen so this would not be a surprise. They're like the Shoppies of sport. The union you have when you don't have a union.

I was going to say the AFLPA aren't making hands over feet money like the SDA does then I remembered Dangerfield is on the board so you're actually 100% right.

What a loving joke. The initial contract players shouldnt have had their income touched at all.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Nutsngum posted:

I was going to say the AFLPA aren't making hands over feet money like the SDA does then I remembered Dangerfield is on the board so you're actually 100% right.

What a loving joke. The initial contract players shouldnt have had their income touched at all.

I'd seen that discussed for other sports, where players with salaries below a certain level were untouched but above that was reduced. shame that wasn't the case here, because "50% for everybody" is one of those things that sounds a whole lot more fair than it actually turns out to be.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

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

bitches

More new cases of COVID in Victoria, but sure let's start the AFL up again entirely based in Melbourne, it's totally safe

teacup
Dec 20, 2006

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

NTRabbit posted:

More new cases of COVID in Victoria, but sure let's start the AFL up again entirely based in Melbourne, it's totally safe

There are like ten confirmed cases of covid in Victoria right now that are from community transmission despite having the most extensive testing regime in the country. Our premier is being. Criticised for not opening fast enough.

But sure lolvicbias

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

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

NTRabbit posted:

More new cases of COVID in Victoria, but sure let's start the AFL up again entirely based in Melbourne, it's totally safe

The point of restrictions was to reduce transmission rates to a point where our hospitals can cope and keep the death rate down to flu like levels as opposed to cataclysmic levels. We cant just continue to hole up or a lot more people are going to perish just from the social and economic fallout.

Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

NTRabbit posted:

More new cases of COVID in Victoria, but sure let's start the AFL up again entirely based in Melbourne, it's totally safe

Wot? The SA, WA and Qld teams aren’t going to Victoria, and Vic teams are staying put

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.


NTRabbit posted:

More new cases of COVID in Victoria, but sure let's start the AFL up again entirely based in Melbourne, it's totally safe

Shut the gently caress up

thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

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

Queensland bias!!!

Schneider Inside Her
Aug 6, 2009

Please bitches. If nothing else I am a gentleman

It's actually hosed that not only have the players salaries been slashed by 50% but they also have to live in the Gold Coast

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

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

Great. We get to bring footy back by losing to loving Carlton

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thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

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

Essendon and North set to travel to NSW to play in Rd 2? loving Victorian bias strikes again

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