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"The Roar Is Back"

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I was shocked Doc so had to re-read it again after hearing it mentioned on the radio. Under current restrictions, to stop the virus it needs 90% social restrictions- we are at around 70%. Government at odds with introducing more restrictions for health compared to buggering the economy further.
80% will get the virus but majority will have few symptoms. The few is still a few too many because the age bracket would be a few of us posters and definitely our parents... and club diehards who are the back bone of community footy.


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The natural mutation of the virus to a lesser strain and development in vacations / treatments are giving some hope .
 
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The natural mutation of the virus to a lesser strain and development in vacations / treatments are giving some hope .
The Shepp news annual footy magazine came out today.Great inside to leagues and clubs, some may say what the heck there’ll be no footy why read it , every one for themselves. imo still good to look at clubs and think what may have been 😪
 

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The Shepp news annual footy magazine came out today.Great inside to leagues and clubs, some may say what the heck there’ll be no footy why read it , every one for themselves. imo still good to look at clubs and think what may have been 😪
Or could be swoop , my glass is half full.
 

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Or could be swoop , my glass is half full.
Still hope I reckon particularly if in three weeks to a Month there is some solid decline in new cases. Measures put in place today with those returning from Overseas travel would have been good a while ago but better late than never.
 

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Still hope I reckon particularly if in three weeks to a Month there is some solid decline in new cases. Measures put in place today with those returning from Overseas travel would have been good a while ago but better late than never.
Seems to be a bit more optimism. Think perspective will be a bit more common after this.
 
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I can't see that happening, just look at St Kilda beach, this is not just a footy issue, this will smash small business who many are substantial sponsors of footy clubs, I'm not sure how many will be able to do this in the future, will we see more amateur footy, where guys will play for the love it and train twice a week, a drop back to "community sport" there could possibly be less AFL coaches similar to the early 90s

Still hope I reckon particularly if in three weeks to a Month there is some solid decline in new cases. Measures put in place today with those returning from Overseas travel would have been good a while ago but better late than never.
 

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I can't see that happening, just look at St Kilda beach, this is not just a footy issue, this will smash small business who many are substantial sponsors of footy clubs, I'm not sure how many will be able to do this in the future, will we see more amateur footy, where guys will play for the love it and train twice a week, a drop back to "community sport" there could possibly be less AFL coaches similar to the early 90s
I think people will become active and more social after this particularly intially. In regards to Sponsorship some will step back but I'd say 95% of Sponsorships to Country Club's are below 5k so while it will hurt Club's who are prepared to do their Woodcuts, Haycarting and run that extra function will be ok in most cases.
 

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I think people will become active and more social after this particularly intially. In regards to Sponsorship some will step back but I'd say 95% of Sponsorships to Country Club's are below 5k so while it will hurt Club's who are prepared to do their Woodcuts, Haycarting and run that extra function will be ok in most cases.
Gate Entry going up $3 would make a big difference over the course of the Season as well. Season Memberships up a touch too.
 

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I think people will become active and more social after this particularly intially. In regards to Sponsorship some will step back but I'd say 95% of Sponsorships to Country Club's are below 5k so while it will hurt Club's who are prepared to do their Woodcuts, Haycarting and run that extra function will be ok in most cases.
Geez I carted some hay for footy.
Probably a better hay Carter than footy player.

Do they still do that. Too many School teachers at Rochy to get hay carted
 

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Gate Entry going up $3 would make a big difference over the course of the Season as well. Season Memberships up a touch too.
Doubt when/if country footy gets going again that raising gate prices and memberships would something I would advocate at club/league level.

Forget economic recession, every chance it could be worse than that in 6 mths. Will be an entirely new landscape when footy starts again. Most local sponsors will not be able/willing to commit as many $$.
 

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Doubt when/if country footy gets going again that raising gate prices and memberships would something I would advocate at club/league level.

Forget economic recession, every chance it could be worse than that in 6 mths. Will be an entirely new landscape when footy starts again. Most local sponsors will not be able/willing to commit as many $$.
Many issues will present themselves Silver and some of those will be unknown for some time. I think there will be a total restructure of leagues and possible mergers of clubs in the local area. The main concern will be the attainment of players when the predicted unemployment level could reach 30%. Young people will need to go to where the work is. Others will choose work over football to ease the financial pressures that this thing has thrown at us.I'm hopeful for a really positive outcome but feel it will be 2021 before a ball is bounced. Within that time frame there is going to be significant changes taking place. There will not be enough football journalists to cover all the big footy stories that unfold.
 

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Many issues will present themselves Silver and some of those will be unknown for some time. I think there will be a total restructure of leagues and possible mergers of clubs in the local area. The main concern will be the attainment of players when the predicted unemployment level could reach 30%. Young people will need to go to where the work is. Others will choose work over football to ease the financial pressures that this thing has thrown at us.I'm hopeful for a really positive outcome but feel it will be 2021 before a ball is bounced. Within that time frame there is going to be significant changes taking place. There will not be enough football journalists to cover all the big footy stories that unfold.
Tightening of finances could also mean people re-engage with their local community groups due to not being able to afford to travel to melb etc as often .
I can’t see talent programs like the NAB cup surviving , whilst the V FL is going to find it difficult .
Might be an ideal time to turn the clock back as such and have u19’s and reserves at AFL level .
 

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Doubt when/if country footy gets going again that raising gate prices and memberships would something I would advocate at club/league level.

Forget economic recession, every chance it could be worse than that in 6 mths. Will be an entirely new landscape when footy starts again. Most local sponsors will not be able/willing to commit as many $$.
I'd happily pay a few extra bucks to go to the local Footy ( & I'm sure many would to help Club's re establish themselves) I think one local Comp is still at $8 a pop so their overdue for a rise anyway. The Government looks committed to proping businesses up and giving them a chance to kick again as well. Like Roar said I think people could well appreciate and support their local Club's more when it gets going again as well. People aren't going to sit at home after this is over even if they aren't flying financially. I think if Club's and businesses for that fact topple over they we're probably well under the pump and on the way out before this happened.
 

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I'd happily pay a few extra bucks to go to the local Footy ( & I'm sure many would to help Club's re establish themselves) I think one local Comp is still at $8 a pop so their overdue for a rise anyway. The Government looks committed to proping businesses up and giving them a chance to kick again as well. Like Roar said I think people could well appreciate and support their local Club's more when it gets going again as well. People aren't going to sit at home after this is over even if they aren't flying financially. I think if Club's and businesses for that fact topple over they we're probably well under the pump and on the way out before this happened.
Can we revisit your post in two weeks Doc?

Planet Larkins is on a different axis to the one I am living. Let's wait and see.
 

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2 weeks is too soon. I hope your not on a Committee because your doom and gloom first before any optimism.
Read your post #791 where you claim 'clubs and businesses that topple
over were probably under the pump and on the way out anyway ...'

Have you heard of Qantas or Virgin airlines Doc? David Jones? Not sure any of these multi-nationals were under the pump prior to this situation. And they all fell over.

I'm not on a committee at present, but I am thankfully, still employed.
 

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Read your post #791 where you claim 'clubs and businesses that topple
over were probably under the pump and on the way out anyway ...'

Have you heard of Qantas or Virgin airlines Doc? David Jones? Not sure any of these multi-nationals were under the pump prior to this situation. And they all fell over.

I'm not on a committee at present, but I am thankfully, still employed.
Qantas, Virgin and David Jones aren't overly relevant to the Sponsorship of Country Football Club's.
 
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Doc the point silver is trying to make is if these large businesses topple over, then it's very likely that a lot of small businesses will do the same and not be able to provide sponsorship to country clubs.

Ringo Also raises the point where young people will increase to shift away to gain employment and not come back to footy. Then there is the likelihood clubs cant recruit players as they have no money. Many people on this thread may be required to make a comeback, ringo looks fit enough he could slot onto a wing and roota on the other wing, that might get the crowds back

Qantas, Virgin and David Jones aren't overly relevant to the Sponsorship of Country Football Club's.
 

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Doc the point silver is trying to make is if these large businesses topple over, then it's very likely that a lot of small businesses will do the same and not be able to provide sponsorship to country clubs.

Ringo Also raises the point where young people will increase to shift away to gain employment and not come back to footy. Then there is the likelihood clubs cant recruit players as they have no money. Many people on this thread may be required to make a comeback, ringo looks fit enough he could slot onto a wing and roota on the other wing, that might get the crowds back
Outside mid would suit Trent! On a serious note reserves football could be finished! Might be time for some Super Rules curtain raisers.
 

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Doc the point silver is trying to make is if these large businesses topple over, then it's very likely that a lot of small businesses will do the same and not be able to provide sponsorship to country clubs.

Ringo Also raises the point where young people will increase to shift away to gain employment and not come back to footy. Then there is the likelihood clubs cant recruit players as they have no money. Many people on this thread may be required to make a comeback, ringo looks fit enough he could slot onto a wing and roota on the other wing, that might get the crowds back
I’ve said this before old mate...I’m not setting foot outside forward 50!!
 

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May well be on my own in thinking this ( won’t be the first time ) but I think the current pandemic will see a good future in agriculture and as such a good future for country footy .
The trends in agriculture is changing towards larger holdings and less family run operations with a significant amount of inter-community migration to the larger centers. Unfortunately any successful farm still requires good soil and water - will need more than COVID-19 to fix our current issues.
 

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