Anonymous
Last month

AFL season will commence this weekend

Announced a short time ago.

Your thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty selfish decision. But the public won't say much, everyone is already going stir crazy with boredom, so this is 'something’. If the players are all ok with it, I guess play until and absolutely when someone does get sick.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Stupid, greedy decision driven purely by TV money and advertising.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There won't be any spectators, so at least got something to watch on tv.

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Anonymous  
Last month

FFS, before the game they can pop into Coles and infect a hell of a lot more people than young fit men on a contained area.
Maybe getting things back to a sense of normalcy will make the greedy pricks that are hoarding everything they can buy that things are returning to usual

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Baller#3  
Last month

This is a real greedy decision. Every single grassroots and state league has stopped in almost every sport...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not a good look

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Perthworld  
Last month

A-League and NRL are also continuing.

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Haz  
Last month

Why? Soon enough state borders will be closed. A pretty stupid decision. NBA shuts down immediatly, NBL GF shuts down mid series, F1 cancelled etc. A confusing and selfish decision to play on and any professional league playing on when others have stopped are only thinking about the TV money.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I give it a couple of weeks, tops.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes you said that Perthworld. Why keep saying it? The NRL are effectively broke and want a $200mill hand out from the Govt because it's "Australia's game" as the CEO bleated. The A League should simply stop and write off their season and only lose a few $100mill+ this season. They too are broke. Is their a point when almost every other sport in Australia has ceased? The local tiddly winks society has closed, cinemas wil be next the local chess club and croquet will be stopped. There are no court cases being conducted. Pull your head out of your Perth ass and stop sprouting crap.

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Anonymous  
Last month

A-League decision is quite befuddling.

The NRL and AFL always have their heads up their wherever, as they are big fishes in small ponds. Sport is a over-sized in terms of it's cultural/social weight in Australia, and so I think that colours their judgement whenever there's a bit of a reality check moment like this, takes a minute for them to realise the country doesn't *actually* rotate around sports at it's centre. So, A-League surprises me. AFL/NRL does not.

Anyway, the English football leagues initially said "we'll play on without crowds", and that held for all of about 48hrs.

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Pork  
Last month

Just relax people. Nothing greedy about it. Life can't just quit completely. It’s a smart sensible decision and what professional athletes do. They play sport. Something Sydney athletes don’t know about.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I see why you don't post a lot Pork. Don't tell almost every other sport or any other event that it's all good because they are pro athletes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Watching crowdless AFL games will be strange but can't live with no sport at all.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

It's a "smart sensible decision" until an athlete or support staff contracts COVID-19 and unknowingly infects others. Social distancing is difficult for a contact sport, after all.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I guess if AFL players are isolated the whole season it could work

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think pork is trolling. Life just can't completely stop... why not? It’s a pandemic, I don’t want my health of that of just loved ones in danger due to a sports financial greed.

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FM  
Last month

Remember when Costello use to always complain about the ageing population.

Joe Hockey was always complaining about the ageing population. So much pressure on the budget. So many nursing homes needed.

The liberal party appears to be happy with a virus which is worse for that ageing population, hence the borders are still open, people are still catching public transport, going to shops and cafes across Sydney.

AFL is projecting on being the only live sport on TV across the world. A betting agencies dream, a one off opportunity to expand their game. Stupid, but Trump became POTUS and most people though he was pretty stupid too.

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Anonymous  
Last month

so kids cant play any sport after being stuck in a concrete petri dish all day, yet AFL players are able to.

its like how did pendlebury manage to get tested when he hadnt been overseas, the whole show is a joke

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Anonymous  
Last month

FM
I like it........

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Curtley  
Last month

Many workplaces are continuing as per usual and the AFL has greater medical resources than almost every workplace. Yes it's greedy but professional sport has always been greedy. But in terms of it speeding up the spread of the virus, I highly doubt it. If a medical professional comes out and says AFL continuing will exacerbate the spread of the virus, I'm happy to stand corrected.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Carn Eagles!!

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Tribe  
Last month

I'm still required to be at work which is in the Melbourne CBD.

NBA suspended their season when a player tested positive and im sure the AFL will do the same when that happens (which it will).

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koberulz  
Last month

The problem is AFL players are almost exclusively in the demographic that has the most asymptomatic carriers. So unless we're testing all of them all the time, which we can't because we don't have the tests...

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