•   
  •   

Sport Fans fume over lack of AFL social distancing

15:16  18 june  2021
15:16  18 june  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

AFL apologises to Adam Goodes again as he rejects Hall of Fame offer

  AFL apologises to Adam Goodes again as he rejects Hall of Fame offer The AFL has issued a second public apology to Adam Goodes after the former Sydney champion rejected an offer to be inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Goodes, the AFL's most decorated Indigenous player, cut ties with everything to do with football as soon as he retired in 2015, after prolonged booing during games.The 41-year-old's on-field feats made him a walk-up start to be inducted into the hall of fame this year, now he is eligible.

AFL fans have unloaded at the seating layout of the fans at GMHBA Stadium for the blockbuster clash between Geelong and the Western Bulldogs on Friday night.

In the match-up of two of the AFL's premiership fancies, only 7000 fans were allowed to attend the match due to Victoria's stringent COVID-19 regulations, with only members of the two clubs residing outside Melbourne allowed to be in the stands.

However, as the match got underway on TV, fans soon noticed that all of the 7000 spectators inside GMHBA Stadium had been jam-packed into certain sections in the stands, while other areas of the ground were completely empty.

'It's time': Buckley steps down as Magpies coach

  'It's time': Buckley steps down as Magpies coach Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has announced he will step down from his role with the club, amid an 'appetite for change'.This morning the Magpies confirmed the news they would "part ways" with Buckley with "heavy hearts".

a crowd of people: Geelong fans were packed shoulder to shoulder in the stands despite only 7000 being allowed in © Getty Geelong fans were packed shoulder to shoulder in the stands despite only 7000 being allowed in

The Geelong-Western Bulldogs clash is the first match played in Victoria since Round 11, when St Kilda hosted North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on May 29, albeit with no fans in attendance.

https://twitter.com/shanemcinnes/status/1405810897885417472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1405810897885417472%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3840712118488774269.ampproject.net%2F2106072053000%2Fframe.htmlhttps://twitter.com/LindsayGilbee/status/1405834537947385856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1405834537947385856%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3840712118488774269.ampproject.net%2F2106072053000%2Fframe.htmlhttps://twitter.com/BlakeJohnson/status/1405829201421238283?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1405829201421238283%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3840712118488774269.ampproject.net%2F2106072053000%2Fframe.htmlhttps://twitter.com/reedrw/status/1405832913950633988?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1405832913950633988%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3840712118488774269.ampproject.net%2F2106072053000%2Fframe.htmlhttps://twitter.com/DHughesy/status/1405829599183839241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1405829599183839241%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3840712118488774269.ampproject.net%2F2106072053000%2Fframe.html

Matches originally scheduled to be played in Victoria have been moved all over the country, with traditional MCG fixtures between Richmond and Essendon as well as the Collingwood-Melbourne Queen's Birthday clash sent to Optus Stadium and the SCG, respectively.

Everyone is clever in hindsight

  Everyone is clever in hindsight Prior to the start of season 2021, I wrote an article pertaining to each AFL team’s burning question for season 2021. It’s an interesting task to see what that article looks like in hindsight. Adelaide Crows: Will Matthew Nicks make it as a coach? The Crows are building something. They appear to have a good culture from the outside looking in. They’ve already eclipsed the amount of wins they had in season 2020, as they have won four games in season 2021. Matthew Nicks appears to be calm and composed in the coach’s box and those qualities appear to be resonating with the players.

With restrictions in Greater Melbourne finally beginning to ease up after Victoria's circuit-breaker lockdown, the AFL is hopeful that fans will be able to attend matches in Melbourne from Round 15.

Due to the Victorian government refusing to allow crowds at matches based in Melbourne, two matches were moved to Tasmania this weekend.

North Melbourne's Saturday twilight fixture against the Brisbane Lions, which was originally slated for Marvel Stadium, will now be played at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, while Hawthorn's home match against Essendon, originally scheduled for the MCG, will be played at the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston on Sunday afternoon.

For a daily dose of the best of the breaking news and exclusive content from Wide World of Sports, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here!

NSW-based teams fume over extended road trip .
The GWS Giants and Sydney Swans are not thrilled at the prospect of remaining in Victoria for up to a month.New South Wales' COVID-19 outbreak has caused a number of states to shut its borders, with Western Australia not allowing its own teams to travel to NSW for games.

usr: 0
This is interesting!