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  1. Probably not where I'd choose to go at the moment!!
  2. The only concern/thought I have with Winter competition is whether (and how) those who play football on Saturday/Sunday arvo's will get to games. If we have afternoon games, then there could be overlap... What do others think? Is this a potential issue?
  3. I am not a marketing person but have wondered why football hasn't built upon its huge participation base and drawn sponsorship through that. If every person that registered received stuff promoting particular businesses, it would reach around 1.8 million players (don't know if that stat is still current??) - and doesn't include the family members of children... That is better than NRL and probably AFL. Promotion material delivered into the hands of people should be able to bring in decent revenue. Or am I naive and ignorant (probably)??
  4. Just read this article on FTBL by Craig Moore - nothing that hasn't been said on here and it seems the way forward. https://www.ftbl.com.au/news/urgent-calls-for-a-leaguestreamingas-clock-ticks-on-july-return-549308
  5. Bozza on 'Back Page' was asked. He said it was above his and Tony (Squires) pay grade to know anything or speak into it. He said it would start again with or without Fox and that was the important thing because players need to play for their own well-being and the game needs it. Not sure what I think - probably been said by Hughsey.
  6. The man is truly a legend! Not sure what of but glad he's over there and not here!!! I suspect there may well be more candidates for the Darwin Awards (people who effectively remove their genes from the gene pool by doing something incredibly stupid and, well... dying). Anyone (and there will probably be some idiots) who follow this man's stupidity may get everything they deserve - and more. Did you see the health expert in the background shuffling her feet and looking so embarrassed. He is an absolute jerk!!
  7. The trouble is that until there is herd immunity (~60%) or vaccine, the virus will still be able to be active - unless borders are completely closed until a vaccine is available (and no-one comes in). Without either the vaccine or herd immunity, we are still prone and that is the problem - even if we reach a position of no new cases for a week. We may be able to get out and about but the virus lingers in the world somewhere and we have to be closed off until... The more likely scenario is to relax and allow some infections that don't over burden the health system or get into the more vulnerable groups, then restrict again, relax, restrict... Or, target hot spots more particularly. It will be a very difficult process because any sudden explosion of cases will be extremely problematic for the health system.
  8. Not totally sure what I think. I know someone who works for the club and been stood down at the moment but also recognise it is a business that needs to survive. I assume that WSW is a business with a complete budget etc. I don't know how or where Lederer etc contribute to the bottom line (and I disagree they are there as an investment - no-one invests in an A League club to make money! That has been stated elsewhere). I assume that the club is an entity in and of itself and must be able to function like any other business. I'm not sure where you would draw the line in a club as to who stays on wages and who doesn't - not sure how many people across the coaching staff, academy, back of house, medical... staff WSW employs. Certainly isn't just 23 players and a couple of coaches, some of whom are amongst the top end of earners in the club. There are very significant financial questions the whole A League and sport in general have to answer through this and clubs have to be solid businesses - with various forms of income that includes private sponsorship from individuals (eg owners), business... Weird times that will change lots of things, including sport.
  9. And this and SARS (and MERS) are coronaviruses. These are viruses that move from other animal species into humans. Here is a link to a sobering article that predicts more could be on their way because of human activity in destroying habitats and ecosystems where such infected animals have traditionally lived - well beyond human life. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/18/tip-of-the-iceberg-is-our-destruction-of-nature-responsible-for-covid-19-aoe?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR1r0GtIn0Jx3SlHtlgUAidjmwEpq3d_lgehhvtbzzhMWT5RF2LMtI9WuIo
  10. Here is a good page to look at each day: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries ALl of our original cases and many of the more recent cases emerged from OS, people coming in from other places and on cruise ships (with people from OS...). Happy Bum (Glad-ass) announced tonight that there are new cases that have arisen from unknown places within NSW - a first. It is suggested that for every case discovered there are possibly 5 other cases. THe risk is that if our new numbers decrease measurably and we relax restrictions, will that just release the virus into the general population again. So, when will it be safe to relax restrictions? A mate who works in health also says 60% herd immunity would be a goal but how do you get there?? A vaccine seems a way off and that is the best option. I don't think things will relax too soon, lest we regress very quickly.
  11. Have I missed something re: Fox? Where has it been said that they have/are pulling out?
  12. I agree that the Feds have been slower on the uptake. Experts (epidemiologists) I have heard suggest that Australia has actually done too little too late. The curve is exponentially growing and continues to go up. The idea is to intentionally flatten that curve but people aren't really taking things seriously and Morrison has only just ramped up the rhetoric. I thought that him not self-isolating after a cabinet meeting with Dutton, who was diagnosed, because he apparently didn't show symptoms then. It is probably likely that people have the virus and are contagious before the infection properly takes hold and symptoms follow. He needs to lead by example and lead with strength but wants to be everyone's friend and is soft. I also recognise that we need a strong balance between health and economic concerns. We can't simply shut everything down because that will result in absolute chaos and probably more deaths from other stuff. It will always be a balance between these two.
  13. Whilst I'm not sure Yeboah absolutely meant it, if you watch replays (not GIF) carefully he definitely moves his foot towards the ball. I think there was an intentional reaction and did enough to deflect the ball over Redmayne. When it comes to some degree of luck, their goal had a touch of that. Yes it was a more deliberate set up through Ninc but the deflection save from Lopar could have gone anywhere but went to ALF - a few centimetres here or there and it doesn't give him such an easy tap in. The group of us watching on were impressed with the boys because we were definitely the better team across the park. Their defence was solid but kept dropping to deep and they relied on having 6-8 behind the ball - always hard to get through. Whilst both our wins against Smurfs came from great crosses, most goals in football come through the centre or from cut backs from byline inside penalty box - Kamau is probably the best proponent of this, although Duke and DG have done okay. We don't have much height up front and so crosses in the air need to be earlier or behind the play giving Duke (doubt there's anyone else) to run through and head between the lines. Thought our back line were solid and we were really the better team. Sydney is definitely Read and Black in 2020!
  14. I heard the head of the AMA the other day (things do change very quickly at the moment so this could be out of date?!). He said that closing schools is a tough one because kids/young people with congregate somewhere - at school if its on or in public places if it isn't. If schools are open then they can contain kids and young people pretty well. The other aspect is that if children are home it puts more strain on other parts of the workforce because parents need to stay home to look after them and, as suggested earlier, many work in the healthcare system. So he said they err on the side of responsibly keeping schools open and containing children, allowing parents to work and monitoring how things go.
  15. On the amusing side, my wife read an AFL comment: "Club bosses seek urgent meeting with GWS Giants boss to try and understand what it means to play before an empty stadium." Sounds like they have a rep for poor crowds across other sports as well.
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