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10 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

Seems like they’ve missed the deadline, they now need to apply to get an exemption. Could be a 3 day wait!

I just heard Bozza say Melbourne CBD is midnight. The rest of Victoria is Tuesdays but most likely they will need an exemption. Time for James Johnson to get on the phone to the NSW Premier.

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20 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

I just heard Bozza say Melbourne CBD is midnight. The rest of Victoria is Tuesdays but most likely they will need an exemption. Time for James Johnson to get on the phone to the NSW Premier.

He should actually get on the phone to Peter Vlandys first and get some tips.

Why are we so slow to sort this shite out?

 

Vlandys got the Melbourne Storm out of Vic more than a week ago. He could see it coming. Why does it take our dinosaurs so long to get it right? Blind Freddy could see this coming with the numbers increasing daily.

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Just now, Wanderboy said:

He should actually get on the phone to Peter Vlandys first and get some tips.

Why are we so slow to sort this shite out?

 

Vlandys got the Melbourne Storm out of Vic more than a week ago. He could see it coming. Why does it take our dinosaurs so long to get it right? Blind Freddy could see this coming with the numbers increasing daily.

More like Melb Victory & Heartle$$ demanding games in Melbourne twisting JJ's and O'rourke's arms.

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1 minute ago, Paul01 said:

More like Melb Victory & Heartle$$ demanding games in Melbourne twisting JJ's and O'rourke's arms.

Well, that'll end well.

And, I don't believe that anyway. The A-League SHOULD be telling them what to do.

Edited by Wanderboy

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Just now, Wanderboy said:

Well, that'll end well.

Games initially scheduled for Victoria were always TBC as the venue.

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1 minute ago, Paul01 said:

Games initially scheduled for Victoria were always TBC as the venue.

Yes, I know. But we are so slow in confirming anything atm. Pathetic. 

Even that crap sport from below the Mexican border has made decisions in the past 48 hours. 

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Soccer Stoppage Time (@SocStoppageTime) Tweeted:
Tough for players of all 3 Melbourne Clubs that are now rushed to relocate to Sydney within 24 hours. Hearing Western United FC will be leaving behind 10 players due to quarantine 
@wufcofficial @gomvfc @MelbourneCity @FFA @dailytelegraph @SMHsport
@AleagueHub  @TheWorldGame https://twitter.com/SocStoppageTime/status/1280087156384391168?s=20

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ABC News reporting in the news on the bottom of the screen that the border closure between NSW and Victoria from midnight tomorrow. So another 25 and a half hours to go.

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Soccer Stoppage Time (@SocStoppageTime) Tweeted:
All 3 Melbourne clubs have awoken their players and told them to meet at AAMI park ina desperate attempt to bus them out into regional Victoria and across the border before the borders are closed. @FFA @FOXFOOTBALL @telegraph_sport @theheraldsun @FOXSportsAUS @TheWorldGame

Melbourne residents are now banned from entering New South Wales, as the state began strict border closures in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak in Victoria.

And from tonight, all Victorians will only be able to enter NSW for very limited reasons, such as obtaining medical care or fulfilling a legal obligation.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said from 12.01am today, a NSW HotSpot Order was extended to residents from Greater Melbourne.

Previously it had only been applicable to people who lived in Melbourne's coronavirus postcode hotspots.

The military will help police secure the dozens of roads across the border, with drones also to be used.

The final train from Melbourne to Sydney will arrive at Central Station at 7am today.

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14 hours ago, mack said:

I honestly can't believe they didn't leave for NSW as soon as Victoria had to start regional lockdowns again.

The 3 clubs are still working on securing grounds and accommodation, city are currently trying to make parra fc their base and local secure accommodation while victory/United are going Newcastle area. 

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Soccer Stoppage Time (@SocStoppageTime) Tweeted:
Further update on the @FFA shambles. Players were waiting at Melbourne airport now refusing to go to Canberra to self isolate for two weeks after exemption to travel to NSW was not granted. @FOXSportsAUS @wwos @dailytelegraph @TheWorldGame @RNogarotto @JosephCarrozzi

 

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And the ACT govt stops the  A-league 

Victree teams canceNSW for the

Victorian A-League teams left stranded AGAIN after second night of airport chaos

  • July 7, 2020 8:15pm
  • by MARCO MONTEVERDE, STAFF WRITERS
Victoria’s three teams cancelled a trip to NSW for the second night i

For the second time in two nights, Victoria’s three teams have aborted a flight across the border into New South Wales.

Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and Western United were set to fly to Canberra on Tuesday night after being granted exemptions by the NSW government to cross the border to complete the season in Sydney.

However, their plans to fly to Canberra have been scuppered, with the ACT government informing them they will need to quarantine for 14 days without training if they land in the nation’s capital, according to Fox Sports News’ James Dodd.

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Attempt 1 gets scuppered by the weather in Canberra.

Attempt 2 they try to get on the plane to Canberra and then realise that ACT has a different status to NSW and would require a 2 week individual quarantine.

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They could be in Brisbane by now if they just got in the team bus yesterday morning and drove...

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Fly, fly? really couldn't find a bus?

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Davo said:

They could be in Brisbane by now if they just got in the team bus yesterday morning and drove...

The season could have been done and dusted now if they got on with it quickly from early June. Now they are going to have to fiddle with this between covid flare ups and **** ups. The best window of opportunity might have just gone.

Edited by Smoggy

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On 06/07/2020 at 10:32 PM, mack said:

I honestly can't believe they didn't leave for NSW as soon as Victoria had to start regional lockdowns again.

You are familiar with Australian soccer  Mack? Im surprised that it’s not worse 

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13 hours ago, mack said:

Attempt 1 gets scuppered by the weather in Canberra.

Attempt 2 they try to get on the plane to Canberra and then realise that ACT has a different status to NSW and would require a 2 week individual quarantine.

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This is all part of the charm of the A League 

pity the poor sod who gets the greyhound bus seat next to Rudan

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Reports out there in SMH and News Ltd papers that NSW Health has granted the exemption to Victoria A-league teams.

I have used my free quota for SMH so can't post

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17 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

Reports out there in SMH and News Ltd papers that NSW Health has granted the exemption to Victoria A-league teams.

I have used my free quota for SMH so can't post

Thank god. Now get them here and let's get this season restarted.

What a complete embarrassment this has been for our sport. FFA proving once again how incompetent they are. 

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28 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

Reports out there in SMH and News Ltd papers that NSW Health has granted the exemption to Victoria A-league teams.

I have used my free quota for SMH so can't post

Reports are though they’ll be housed in dorm style accommodation, 4 per room! Something you’d expect from primary school not the highest/elite competition in our country!

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4 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

Reports are though they’ll be housed in dorm style accommodation, 4 per room! Something you’d expect from primary school not the highest/elite competition in our country!

Don't think matters when some grassroots clubs don't even have dressing sheds. They have to suck it up.

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29 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

Reports are though they’ll be housed in dorm style accommodation, 4 per room! Something you’d expect from primary school not the highest/elite competition in our country!

The reason for this is apparently that they need to be in a location that is both accommodation and a training base. As you can imagine that type of thing is pretty rare.

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