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Robbo
Lockdown latest on VFL season

Obviously with at least another 7 days of lockdown Games will be postponed this weekend and most likely over Queens Birthday weekend for teams in Victoria.

The word around is the competition will resume for 6 NSW/Qld based sides this weekend. Not sure how that works.

Thoughts?

Frankston station

The vfl season will now be finished for 2021

vfa
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Will end up being a 12 games season at best. A dogs breakfast. No games queens birthday weekend. Fingers crossed for following week. If borders still are locked after 2 weeks the qld-nsw teams will play each other until borders are opened with games in Victoria amended. Will country Victoria footy go ahead this weekend ? Very frustrating for all. 

Robbo

No country footy this weekend vfa, only allowed to train 

vfa
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We have no footy again in Victoria. Dejavu 2020 ? Don't like my chances of doing the mcg stomp Saturday week. That will be either cancelled or rescheduled.

vfa
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If you get any details of qld-nsw teams vfl matches being played can you please post robbo. Is there games likely for next weekend for those six teams ?

NorthPort
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From the AFL website:

The AFL has today advised all VFL and VFLW Clubs that this weekend’s scheduled matches will not proceed as planned, as a result of the circuit-breaker lockdown extension announced by the Victorian State Government today.

The Bulldogs were due to host Casey in a VFL/VFLW double-header last weekend, which was postponed due to the initial seven-day lockdown, before taking on Werribee for Round 8 of the VFL.
 
Outdoor physical recreation and sport will be closed across Metropolitan Melbourne during the lockdown extension period - which continues from 11.59pm AEST Thursday June 3 and affects all VFL and VFLW matches scheduled for this weekend involving Victorian clubs.

The community sport restrictions also apply to the VFL and rebel VFLW competitions, with training sessions of up to 10 people permitted for players located in Regional Victoria.
 
VFL matches will be played in Queensland and New South Wales between non-Victorian teams this weekend as the AFL continues to navigate through a moving fixture to ensure games are played.
 
The fixture for both the VFL and rebel VFLW competitions will become a week-by-week proposition for the short-term, with the AFL committed to working through the rounds plus finals to complete both seasons.

 


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

NorthPort
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I think the best scenario is a lightning premiership being played between the VFA teams.  The AFL can fixture practice matches.

That shoudl give us the opportunity to play everyone once.  Thoughts?

 


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

comeng
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What an absolute circus.  I wonder who had the bright idea in the middle of a pandemic to make the VFL a multi state comp.  Ohh well I'll just continue to watch the Yankees and wait for the ABL to start in the summer.

vfa
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All local metro footy out of action for at least 3 weeks. No country senior footy this weekend. 

footyman

Yep, whoever decided to make it a multi state competition during a pandemic, in a year after borders were slammed shut on a recurring basis, should be looking for a new job.  

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