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GoFreo4eva

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not sure he is in our best 22 any more tbh
If he can play at that level he certainly can be.. Needs a clear run at it in a single position I think. Between injury, discipline and switching between half back and mid he has been unsettled for the last few years...
 

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Just a random thought. If the Eagles are withdrawing from the WAFL this year, what happens if the travel restrictions are lifted halfway through the season. I would assume that the Dockers players will be able to rejoin Peel, but can't see the Eagles being allowed to join in the season halfway through.

Does that mean that our second tier players will be getting games at WAFL level and the Eagles will have to sit on their hands, or will the AFL decide to stop our players playing at Peel?
 

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Just a random thought. If the Eagles are withdrawing from the WAFL this year, what happens if the travel restrictions are lifted halfway through the season. I would assume that the Dockers players will be able to rejoin Peel, but can't see the Eagles being allowed to join in the season halfway through.

Does that mean that our second tier players will be getting games at WAFL level and the Eagles will have to sit on their hands, or will the AFL decide to stop our players playing at Peel?
From the AFL regarding state leagues:

"Every AFL-listed player will be banned from playing in any state league competition that restarts this season."

So no matter what no AFL player will be joining state leagues this season.
 

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From the AFL regarding state leagues:

"Every AFL-listed player will be banned from playing in any state league competition that restarts this season."

So no matter what no AFL player will be joining state leagues this season.
What is the reason for this ruling from the AFL ?.

I would have thought that getting game time in the WAFL would be a major bonus for players getting back to AFL standard.
 

Taylor

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What is the reason for this ruling from the AFL ?.

I would have thought that getting game time in the WAFL would be a major bonus for players getting back to AFL standard.
They don't have control over the WAFL players security. A WAFL player probably has a job outside of football with lots of avenues to potentially be exposed to the virus, and then pass it to the AFL player during their interactions, who then passes it to his team mates the next week at training and the AFL is compromised.

Cutting out the 2nd tier leagues means the players only need to worry about the connections of their families, not potentially another 200 people and their interactions.

Not such a problem here in WA but if someone worked at Maccas in Victoria or at a meat packing plant before training with their club then it could be weeks before the exposure is found and by that time the entire AFL affiliate team has been exposed. So they can't have it in Victoria or NSW, and we can't have the advantage of our players in the WAFL or SANFL.
 

Docker82

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From the AFL regarding state leagues:

"Every AFL-listed player will be banned from playing in any state league competition that restarts this season."

So no matter what no AFL player will be joining state leagues this season.
Once restrictions are lifted a bit (extremely likely this doesn’t happen) is there anything stopping Freo from borrowing a few players from the side with the bye (perhaps Western or Walker could play too) and playing against a West Coast WAFL side each week for match practice?

It’s technically not a state league side...
 

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According to the online tv guide I read, that game is Channel 7's replay tonight. Interesting to see past and future Dockers players (Farmer, Chisholm, T Longmuir and White) playing for Melbourne.

Edit: Forgot to mention Snake Simmonds out there too playing his 2nd game.
 
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