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Love Lies Lost
Authored by: Cam Homes on Wednesday, March 25 2020 @ 03:08 pm ACDT

Ha! Ha! Ha! Nice one Centurion!!! (shades of "Life of Brian")
All will end well not too far down the track, Wes, despite all the antics of the doomsday prepper's across the country.

I recently drove to Sydney from SA thru the bush fire affected Blue Mountains (and down Bell's Line of Road) and witnessed the melted road signs and burnt buildings and devastated scrub and bush, and was amazed at the new green growth sprouting on scorched trees and grass sprouting across in what used to be undergrowth.

Footy will bonce back from this just like the bush after the rain, because of the dedication and fanaticism of the footy community all around the world. They have been battling against the odds (established sports) for years and the game has grown.

We've have to maintain our sense of humour thru all this and remain optimistic. eg. One regular customer in my shop who never previously kept the sales dockets changed his mind and took the one this week, thought he might have a use for it, if dunny paper continued to be scarce at the supermarket :-)

Love Lies Lost
Authored by: Harley Vague on Wednesday, March 25 2020 @ 04:44 pm ACDT

Cam, bushfire devastated areas will bounce back with rain. Football devastated industries will bounce back with money. The likelihood of rain rejuvenating bushfire areas is not assured but much more likely than money returning quickly and in the same volumes to football industries.

As with any problem there are multiple layers to an issue and this crisis is no different. Amateur clubs within Australia will probably bounce back because they hire rather than own. Amateur clubs overseas will experience a probable loss of momentum depending on how long they have been in existence or what measures they are taking to address the situation. The professional AFL has a number of assets. The simplest measure being touted is a loan against Marvel stadium. The second tier leagues and semi-pro clubs are going to be severely hit as they have lost revenue streams to cover capital costs.
It would help if the AFL could sell the U.S.A. sports networks on the idea to replay the 2019 AFL season or similar. The Yanks have been shown to like the (fanless) game and are seeing it for the first time so replays are not an issue.