Anonymous
Last month

New Melbourne covid cases

With another outbreak expected, and the potential for lockdowns and border closures, what options does the league have to close out the season? They've done a pretty good job so far but with only a handful of games left they don't have too much more flexibility.

Plus with both Melbourne teams likely to be in the playoffs, how will that work if they aren't allowed in other states? Finals in neutral territory? Another hub?

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koberulz  
Last month

United's game in Perth is likely to be the only one at risk, given how other states have treated recent outbreaks. Semis are still a couple of weeks away, anything could happen before then.

My guess is the NBL will get the refs to rig games so that United drop to second, meaning they play the Phoenix in the semis and everyone can stay in Melbourne, which will get around any border closures and ensure United are fresh for the grand final against Perth, giving them hopefully enough of an advantage to take the title.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last month

Starting to look like a risk for families travelling to Melb for June tournament, as possibility they could get trapped in a snap lockdown the way governments react and then having to isolate for 14 days upon re-entry.

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ME  
Last month

Yeah, I think you basically outlined the only possibilities. The NBL has done a great job keeping the show running but any issues in Melbourne is going to be a bigger issue than it might be in another state, partly because there are two teams there, and partly because it is the centre of the NBL.

I'd like to think that COVID management has come to a point where games can at least be held without a crowd in the absolute worst case scenario. But being Melbourne, they could very well shut down the whole city because someone had a sniffle.

So options are - no crowds, games postponed, games moved to neutral territory, hub in basically any non-playoff city, and cancelling the playoffs. With the Olympics looming (or hopefully looming), the NBL wont have weeks to postpone games for. Sending games to neutral cities or playing without fans become more likely options.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes sixties, we know what the governments may do. I'm asking what options the NBL has to manoeuvre of those lockdowns etc occur.

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Craig  
Last month

Let's be real- they haven’t pulled a crowd over 2000 people In Melbourne all year- I’m sure a bubble arrangement with nil crowd won’t be much difference anyway

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Anonymous  
Last month

It was mentioned above but a major headache must be what the situation might be for the junior tournaments over the long week end. Figures crossed this has occurred far enough out from that and there are no more cases

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maybe BSA can make a big public stand of running their own tournament for everyone and have all of NT come.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What utter rubbish KR. Absolute rubbish

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Anonymous  
Last month

It was a pretty obvious joke.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I wouldn't travel to Melb for a kids tournament and risk having to be isolated on return - that’s a big cost and I’m betting clubs wouldn’t bankroll that!

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LV  
Last month

[My guess is the NBL will get the refs to rig games so that United drop to second, meaning they play the Phoenix in the semis]

[and ensure United are fresh for the grand final against Perth, giving them hopefully enough of an advantage to take the title.]

I'm pretty sure you're taking the piss, cos it's a wild conspiracy theory that would result in United losing home court and playing a super tough semi final opponent

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LV  
Last month

And giving Perth home court against a far easier opponent

Yet this is the NBL helping United!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dr Kobe has spoken. Sheesh.

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Anonymous  
Last month

SA Police said on Monday night that anyone arriving after 8.25pm who had visited a Tier 1 or 2 Victorian exposure site would be barred from entering the state.

At what point do the junior comps in Victoria become unrealistic for SA teams to attend

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ at this point

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Victorian government has introduced restrictions on public gatherings of more than 30 people which luckily won't affect United or Phoenix crowds.

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KET  
Last month

" The Hungry Jack's NBL has announced Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix will be temporarily relocated to Queensland."

LK with his bloody Queensland bias

#riggedleague #covidconspiracy

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KET  
Last month

They should go out of their way to make sure the Melbourne teams don't lose their home game quota.

Let’s delay the entire league and amend the fixtures to ensure this occurs.

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Luuuc  
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KET  
Last month

Ofcourse LK would give Cairns two extra home games, part of his grand plan coming together

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Anonymous  
Last month

Either the Melbourne covid situation doesn't get much worse and the season finishes largely uninterrupted, it gets slightly worse where other states close borders (which will most likely affect teams going in and out of WA) or Melbourne goes into lockdown and the two Melbourne clubs end up living out of their suitcases for the next month and a half.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Expect the unexpected is really living up to the phrase!

Hopefully United earn home court advantage they did earn it and probably Perth and the the fourth placed team play the finals in Melbourne.

Can't see another way around it our premiere doesn’t give a shit about sports so don’t think he will be exempting any team from any code

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KET  
Last month

Play in Rads if it's Melbourne v Perth so that the fans can boo both teams equally

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last month

Problem isn't just Vic govt. WA could determine what happens as going on their past history with this type of thing they will close border keeping Melb teams out and stopping Wildcats from reentering.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just maybe if we could all get vaccinated we could get on with normal life. As country we rank so far back, even the US has got 140 million vaccinated.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You get jabbed if you're dumb enough

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Anonymous  
Last month

It saved America, 140 million done already, some people are just stupid. Go back to your cave.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If Australia doesn't get jabbed, it won't be able to open its borders ever. As covid will be around for at least 5-10 years at a high rate. Long term it will be like the flu, seasonal but consistent.

Tourism generates $60B per year, nearly half of which is spent in regional areas. That's a GDP drop of 3% which means long-term recession over time. Not to mention the cost of economic avoidance from the rest of the world, especially the inability to develop export markets without being able to leave the country.

Unfortunately, we will need to accept that at some point people need to die one way or another. Either from covid or from economic depression.

The Liberal government will change their policy as soon as they win the next election and open the borders as currently, it is an election-winning deal in Australia. But long term it is economic armageddon.

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Anonymous  
Last month

One of the cases went to the AFL on the weekend

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Anon  
Last month

Has there been any announcement on the June long weekend carnivals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

5 more cases today

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Anonymous  
Last month

Guarantee a lockdown is coming

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lockdown and border closures. Looks like the Melbourne teams finally his the road this season!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix we're on the road for two straight months at the start of the season, it’s only United who’ve had the dream run

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Anonymous  
Last month

790 classics will be cancelled

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Phoenix we're on the road for two straight months at the start of the season, it's only United who’ve had the dream run"

Phoenix played their first 4 games on the road, over 12 days, then played their next 14 games in Victoria. So they were on the road for just under 2 weeks, rather than 2 months. They've played 10 of 32 games inside Victoria, so far this season. They originally were scheduled to play 2 of their four remaining games in Victoria.

Melbourne played 4 of their first six games on the road then played their next 8 games in Victoria, before playing the Kings in NSW in game 15. Melbourne have played 23/32 games outside of Victoria so far this season. They also were scheduled for 2 of their remaining four games to be in Victoria.

So no material difference in the home state advantage between the two. SE Melbourne definitely had the cushy home run for the first half of the season, though.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"5 more cases today"

All linked to existing cases.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix had to evacuate Melbourne on Jan 1st, so they were on the road for a month straight at the start of the season, not two months but still

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LV  
Last month

The NBL is giving United a nice holiday in Sunny Queensland to get them relaxed and ready for playoffs

It's all about the NBL helping them beat Perth. Bloody Vicbias

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Anonymous  
Last month

LV still doesn't get the joke...

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Kas  
Last month

MELB VS CAIRNS 31/5 has now been moved to Cairns.

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GordonG  
Last month

Two extra games in Cairns - Phoenix on Friday, MU on Monday

https://www.taipans.com/news/round-20-changes-additional-cairns-games

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KET  
Last month

Lockdown City

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Anonymous  
Last month

Now it's showing how shit the vaccination roll out has been, the whole country should have been 80/90% done.

It’s a disaster compared to most western countries, the USA has dropped there cases nearly down to zero because 140 million adults done. Don’t believe promo and hunts bull shit.

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Anonymous  
Last month

USA are still having 25,000 new cases a day

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Anonymous  
Last month

But dropping significantly.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They may be dropping but that is hardly "the USA has dropped there cases nearly down to zero"

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Anonymous  
Last month

Oh sorry, I didn't see the post above yours. Yes I agree, they are nowhere near zero.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes, the 'down to zero' is a significant exaggeration. However, it's less of an exaggeration for the vaccinated part of the population. The USA's hit the point where resistance to vaccination is driving much (probably most) of their new case numbers, hospitalisation numbers and death numbers.

"In the United States, the current hospitalization rate for unvaccinated residents is similar to the hospitalization rate for all residents on February 28."

"The adjusted rates in several states show the pandemic is spreading as fast among the unvaccinated as it did during the winter surge."

"Coronavirus vaccines are virtually perfect in preventing deaths, so the decline in deaths nationally hides the steady covid death rate among unvaccinated people."


See https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/interactive/2021/covid-rates-unvaccinated-people/

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LC  
Last month

Return to Sport Update - 27 May
The Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health (formerly DHHS), has enacted a circuit-breaker lockdown for all of Victoria, with these measures in effect from Thursday 27 May at 11.59pm until Thursday 3 June at 11.59pm.

In line with Victorian Government health directives, for the next seven days, basketball in Victoria will be reduced to the RED-0 REACTIVATION LEVEL as per the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines.

VICTORIAN JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Basketball Victoria has cancelled all Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) games scheduled for Friday 28 May. This round will not be replayed or caught up due to previous catch-up games held for the February lockdown using the reserve weeks. Further information regarding the Friday 4 June VJBL round will be announced during the week.

BIG V
Basketball Victoria has postponed all Big V games scheduled for the weekend of 28-30 May. This round will be rescheduled with further information about rescheduled dates and other potential round postponements will be announced next week.

NBL1 SOUTH
Basketball Victoria and the NBL are working with the Victorian Government to obtain Professional Sports Exemptions for athletes so the majority of NBL1 South games can take place this weekend. Games between Mt Gambier and Hobart will proceed as previously scheduled as those teams have been re-routed through Sydney. We will have further information on the status of these games as soon as possible.

NATIONAL JUNIOR CLASSIC
Basketball Victoria has not made a decision regarding the status of the National Junior Classic, scheduled for 12-14 June 2021 at Dandenong Basketball Stadium and the State Basketball Centre. Further information regarding this event will be announced as soon as available.

ALL OTHER BASKETBALL EVENTS, COMPETITIONS AND PROGRAMS
All Basketball Victoria school events scheduled for this week, including Bulla Hoop Time and the Victorian College Championships, will be cancelled.

Victoria Metropolitan and Victoria Country under-16 state team training sessions have been cancelled until further notice.

Alternative arrangements for our programs, events and competitions will be announced at a later date.

We will be in close communication with the Department of Health and Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) to ensure basketball can reactivate as quickly as possible following this seven-day circuit-breaker lockdown.

We appreciate your understanding and patience throughout this difficult period. Please review the Return to Sport Guidelines for further information.

For more information about current COVIDSafe settings, Victoria's travel permit system and the vaccine program, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

RETURN TO SPORT REACTIVATION STATUS
THURSDAY 27 MAY AT 11.59PM TO THURSDAY 3 JUNE AT 11.59PM

GREATER MELBOURNE AND REGIONAL VICTORIA

ALL AGES:   RED-0

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Anonymous  
Last month

"All linked to existing cases."

No consolation when:

a) case numbers have been doubling daily thus far

b) exposure sites are widespread across Melbourne and include Bendigo

c) exposure time has been relatively high for cases detected, thus far - i.e., a lot of the cases have been in the community and infectious for several days to a week prior to isolation and detection, while the tracing and testing system tries to catch up

d) the contact tracing system must be close to being overwhelmed, with over 10,000 contacts (primary and secondary) to trace - noting that number grows with each new case identified

Note that the numbers reported in the press, yesterday, suggested the positive case rate among tested close contacts was around 5-10% (6 positives and 80 negatives were reported from tested close contacts, yesterday). Today's new case numbers (12) are consistent with that rate (as about 220 more close contacts were reported to be awaiting test results yesterday). It a tenth of the known contacts turn out to be close contacts, that would suggest another 50-100 cases among them who are yet to be detected. That would seriously challenge the tracing and testing system.

The real consolation is that this outbreak has motivated a lot of people to take control of their COVID risk by getting vaccinated.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It would be truly ironic if Melbourne United's and SE Melbourne Phoenix's first NBL playoff series each have to be played completely outside of Victoria!

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Perthworld  
Last month

Perth should be the hub host to balance out the criminal fixture the league put the Wildcats through recently.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Well if you didn't lockdown twice things would be different

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Anonymous  
Last month

Federal government has got a lot to answer for.
Why no quarantine stations, 18 moths into the virus when clearly the hotels haven't been working.
Slow to non existent roll out of the vaccine after promising for months we’d be first in line.
The lack of advertising telling people to get it done. Is this is related to not enough vaccines in the country ?
If they would of spent as much money advertising how important it is to get vaccinated as they did on the useless covid app things would be a lot better.
I feel for the Victorians as some loser from south Australia brought it in from hotel quarantine, again hotel quarantine not working.

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KET  
Last month

They seem to have abrogated responsibility when international arrivals should be a Federal response as is usually the norm with immigration/border force - it is federal jurisdiction afterall, seems bizarre to "do nothing" and then have state police and state health officials at a clear federal site (airport).

Similarly, aged care sector is a federal responsibility and they approached it by demanding (threatening punitive action) aged care let people in without regard for circumstance or protective measures; then state government gets the blame for aged care infections and deaths. They straight up abrogated that responsibility too.

We are lucky that state governments throughout Australia have been largely able to operate without opposition stirring trouble, it's the key aspect to Australia doing well in the face of a federal gov that refuses to take any responsibility

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D2.0  
Last month

Considering that Australia's strategy to deal with any global pandemic has always been quarantine, and that this has now been going on got over a year.
It's pretty piss-poor that the government still hasn't gotten it right.

Government should have proper quarantine facilities, on remote military bases. Anybody from overseas flies into one of those and spends the requisite amount of time in quarantine before being cleared and released into the community.

We'd eliminate community transmission, and state borders could stay open.

And if those quarantine stations can handled X people per fortnight, then that's the rate of planes allowed into the country

If the government needs to store munitions, explosives, toxic chemical, or nuclear waste, do they store in the middle of the fekken CBD in our biggest cities?
So who thought that was a great place to run quarantine???

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koberulz  
Last month

Did WA just get super lucky with its two outbreaks, or has Victoria fumbled the ball on this? It's absolutely exploded over there, but we had two outbreaks with a combined four cases.

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Cram  
Last month

There's elements of luck, no doubt among a range of factors. The QR code use and efficiency is apparently better in other states which certainly helps their contract tracing in the critical first days.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Victoria has a large population in a lot smaller area. Even Sydney with around the same population is larger in area and spread out a lot more.

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KET  
Last month

Luck plays a huge part, environmental factors, density etc.

Adelaide there was some pure luck last time with a doctor making someone get a test early and happened to nail it early.

Northern beaches - a lot of affluent people who drive everywhere and live in big houses, similar to how Victoria were able to handle it at the start of Covid when it was centred in Toorak.

Compare that to last years long Melb lockdown, that was West of Melbourne, meatpackers, state housing etc.

This time around, slow off the jump because the person had already been through quarantine in Adelaide, a strain that's significantly faster than previous and you're talking exposure sites at MCG, Marvel and Chapel St. That's a nightmare. They have already contact traced over 10,000 people.

Re Perth, at least in my experience, is just about the most dead city in the country. Density is about non-existent and you can walk through the main street and safely social distance. As far as infectious diseases go, that's a pretty good thing.

I'd have more fear in Adelaide where the city is far busier, albeit again, no where near as busy as Melbourne or Sydney.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide city busier than Perth city, is that based on your "lived experience"?

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KET  
Last month

#850094 - Yes, I've lived in both cities. There is a clarity of difference.

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Anonymous  
Last month

When did you last live in Perth? I lived in Adelaide around 2011/12 and Perth was streets ahead in terms of vibrancy in the CBD for the previous decade. Perth has since completed a mining boom, had a lull, and now we're taking off again.

I haven't heard about anything in Adelaide that is related to a resources boom or them screaming out for international workers. Can you elaborate as to why Aeaide is a thriving metropolis while Perth remains a ghost town?

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KET  
Last month

Adelaide til 2015, Sydney 2016, Perth 2017-Mid 18, Singapore mid-2018, Melbourne 2019- Now

Adelaide has a lot of people streaming in to the city for work. I think Perth is very FIFO.

Re Adelaide, the small bar scene etc didn't kick off til 2014ish - Peel St/Leigh St/Waymouth St/Rundle St are absolutely fantastic these days. I actually prefer Adelaide's scene to Melbournes.

Sydney I noticed last year pre Covid the inner city bar scene is coming good too.

As for Perth generally, I loved being able to walk through town and not have to walk around people like in Melbourne/Sydney. I'm one of the types of people who enjoy not having a raging metropolis of people to contend with.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Were you staying in hotel or serviced apartments during that time in Perth? Those are unfortunately often situated well away from the "action" so other than that I'm struggling to think of a reason why Perth would be "dead" in that time period.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where were you staying?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can it be that hard to get it right Even tho it came from SA.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I'm not sure why people are getting so defensive about Perth being correctly classified as lifeless. Just embrace it for what it is.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Because it isn't true.

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KET  
Last month

It is true tho, embrace it

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth if not lifeless - it's got quite a bit going on now and again. Bit like Newcastle or Geelong or Toowoomba.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ket is mostly correct, imho (just ignore the stir about Perth being lifeless).

In the first wave Australia was very fortunate in isolation and low density population, plus all viruses spread more readily in colder conditions. It was our summer when it started, and we had a greater chance to prepare than the northern hemisphere.

Australia's first cases spread on a cruise ship.

Melbourne has been our worst hit city. Population density, and under normal circumstances its airport has more international flights than any other. My source for this was an ADF nurse who spent some time in Melbourne helping out as a part of her job.

The vaccine works well, and is your best defence for you and your family. I’m probably keeping a closer eye on this than most, for my own family’s health reasons. The USA has been devastated, people there have seen this and vaccine take up has been great. I have friends over there, and know people who had to die alone in hospital for non-covid19 related health reasons, with only 1 visitor to icu bed at any time.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just a change of pace on this. What are other teams view on travelling to Victoria for June long weekend tournaments. Yes or no?

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LC  
Last month

Things looking positive in Melbourne today after latest testing results.

Think things go back to normal quickly after this lockdown.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Based on what exactly?

4 new cases, but 5 new locations added to an already long list. Stowaways crossing the border. Just because Hunt says its fine doesn't make it so.

Still too early to be making predictions like that.

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Anonymous  
Last month

We are in this mess because of Hunt and Promo. Get vaccinated.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Reports this morning of 5 new Melbourne cases over night. Even more concerning for the lockdown and restrictions there's now over 150 public exposure sites.

SA border closed to regional Victorians now except border communities.

Worth noting:
Malaysia PM announced total lockdown of the country for 2 weeks. New record of 8,000+ cases overnight.
Indonesia still recording 5,000+ cases daily.
Japan remains in Covid caused state of emergency, over 4,000 cases daily.

For all its progress with vaccinations US still recorded 20,000 new cases and over 500 deaths in the past 24 hours.

This is where we'd be if not for State Premiers enforcing lockdowns and restrictions.

Victoria will need multiple days of 0 cases before any border restrictions will be eased and even then 14 day quaratine will be required for some time after that. National League sports will continued to be affected for at least 3-4 weeks. Classics will have to be cancelled. Nunawading etc could end up going ahead as local only events but I doubt anyone would be willing to risk quaratine or other issues for a junior sporting tournament.

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D2.0  
Last month

Just Curious...

Where are the MU team at the moment? Is their game in Perth at risk?
We're back to a hard border with Melbourne, so will they be allowed in, or will the game be moved somewhere else?

And what about their SF games? Can they move them to say Bendigo, or would they still not be allowed crowds??

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KET  
Last month

I'm sure they can find a way for Perth’s home game to be played in Melbourne.

It would be oh so poetic.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Reports this morning of 5 new Melbourne cases over night. Even more concerning for the lockdown and restrictions there's now over 150 public exposure sites."
Last I heard was 11 and 260 exposure sites.

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KET  
Last month

Yep that's the latest

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koberulz  
Last month

Melbourne haven't been home since they left for Brisbane to play there on the 24th.

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KET  
Last month

Dan will comes back to personally ensure Melbourne can continue to have home advantage over Perth, it's only right

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melbourne won't be playing any finals games at home this year. That's the real poetic justice.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Where are the MU team at the moment?


They are in Sydney to play Cairns tonight (supposed to be a Cairns home game).

Is their game in Perth at risk?


This is a good question.

If QLD need Victorians to isolate, won't those pedantic West Australians be even worse?

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koberulz  
Last month

They are in Sydney to play Cairns tonight (supposed to be a Cairns home game).
It's a United home game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Western Australia is imposing border restrictions on Victoria in response to the latest Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak, with arrivals from that state to be forced to isolate until they produce a negative result."

So pedantic!

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Melbourne haven't been home since they left for Brisbane to play there on the 24th." I know SEMP will be away for the next month.

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LC  
Two weeks ago

Return to Sport Update - 1 June
The following is an update from Basketball Victoria regarding the status of leagues, competitions and tournaments.
Basketball Victoria, in consultation with our commissions, associations and league delegates, has decided to postpone or cancel a number of basketball related competitions and events in the best interest of public health and safety.
We have proactively taken this step to ensure the community is aware of the upcoming schedule, can make alternative arrangements if required and to ensure athletes are allowed enough time to prepare and condition their bodies for any rescheduled games or events.
These are not decisions we take lightly, but with the current situation unfolding in Victoria we have determined this course of action to be the safest and in the best interest of the basketball community.
VICTORIAN JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Basketball Victoria, in consultation with the Junior Representative Commission and VJBL delegates, has cancelled the upcoming Friday 4 June VJBL round. This round will not be replayed or caught up due to previous catch-up games held for the February lockdown using the reserve week. Further updates regarding fixture updates for all VJBL competitions will be made next week.
BIG V
Basketball Victoria and the Senior Representative Commission have decided to postpone all Big V games scheduled for the weekend of 5-6 June. We are working through re-scheduling options and will have further announcements regarding the Big V fixture as soon as possible.
NBL1 SOUTH
Basketball Victoria has postponed all Victorian based games of NBL1 South scheduled for 5-6 June, with the second leg of the Tasmanian derby to be the only games of the round to proceed. Hobart will now travel to Ulverstone to play a double header against the Launceston Tornadoes and North West Thunder on Saturday evening. A revised fixture will be issues in the near future including the previously postponed 28-30 May games.
ALL OTHER BASKETBALL EVENTS, COMPETITIONS AND PROGRAMS
All Basketball Victoria school events scheduled until Monday 7 June including Bulla Hoop Time and the Victorian College Championships, will be cancelled. Alternative arrangements for these events and competitions will be announced at a later date.
Victoria Metropolitan and Victoria Country under-16 state team training sessions have been cancelled until further notice.
NATIONAL JUNIOR CLASSIC
Basketball Victoria has made the decision to postpone the National Junior Classic, originally scheduled to be held from 12-14 June 2021. We are looking at alternative dates during the September school holidays, and will have further updates regarding a re-scheduled event in the upcoming weeks.
We appreciate the support of clubs and associations throughout this difficult period and thank the entire basketball community for your understanding and patience.

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

Unless this causes some major fuckery to the GF, season just died in the arse.

The Melbourne teams will probably face off in the SF. Which would be great except that they'll be playing in bumfuck nowhere, in front of family and staff.

The Perth v Hawks SF shapes as being interesting, but ultimately it's hard to see anyone toppling MU for the big one. Either Perth or the Hawks will give it a good shake, but I feel that MU are just too good for the Hawks, and that Perth without Cotton is just too thin in the back court.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Lockdown in Victoria extended by a further week with restrictions in travel to rural Victoria likely to be restricted after that

Does long weekend junior carnivals still go ahead

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KET  
Two weeks ago

United v 36ers in Adelaide - nice!

I do think that it makes a lot of sense to get some sort of crowd and revenue it they can.

I'd rather that over a neutral venue where nobody goes and they get no crowd and no revenue.

Which is why it made even more sense to have the Vic clubs playing NZ in Bendigo because it’s for the good of the game.

If Adelaide was in the reverse scenario, I’d be more than happy for Adelaide to play a home game in the away teams city instead of a neutral venue.

United in Adelaide is a smart move. If Qld had the border open, Cairns would have played United in Cairns. It just makes sense given the world we are in today. Do what we can to maximise revenue and crowd and make logistics easiest. If it means it’s unfair for some, so be it, that’s the world we are in for now.

NZ deserve so much props for copping it. Not for a second do I think some of the other clubs and certainly fan bases display such a measured and generous character. I think a couple of clubs/fan bases if put in such a scenario would threaten and try their best to blow the whole league up.

They should hold their head up high because they’re doing good by all those who love the NBL and want to see it succeed.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

They should hold their head up high because they're doing good by all those who love the NBL and want to see it succeed.


This 100 times over.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

NZ deserve so much props for copping it. Not for a second do I think some of the other clubs and certainly fan bases display such a measured and generous character.
The AFL clubs are already having a whinge, and it's been a week.

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LC  
Two weeks ago

Nunawading and Ballarat tournaments cancelled.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

LC,

Has the cancellation been officially announced or is it speculation? Thanks

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nuna was officially announced today

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nunawading officially cancelled.
Classic looking at dates in September.

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