Slightly off topic....end of a marketing era
Any sports league is built on three key pillars — a lucrative broadcast deal, a long-term major sponsor and a huge star to act as the face of the game.
A sign of the times that face Qantas?
Good to see, footy shouldn't be more important than residents who have been denied the right to return home.South Australia's Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier overruled a decision to grant them exemptions, saying special treatment should be reserved for compassionate grounds, such as people visiting dying relatives or attending funerals.
Hard to justify spending money in this way when claiming much taxpayer funds in the form of gov handouts and Jobkeeper
Again, please can we have Dr Spurrier call Dr Young and explain compassionate exemptions along with border restrictionsSouth Australia's Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier overruled a decision to grant them exemptions, saying special treatment should be reserved for compassionate grounds, such as people visiting dying relatives or attending funerals.
I thought that travel into WA from other states was permitted but that hotel quarantine was mandatory (unless you own Seven West Media)?And yet WA won't even let its own residents return, even if they quarantine. See that's what makes me angry.
Apparently their application for exemption was approved by an individual and not the usual committee. The ones who managed to get in are staying in a self paid Hotel which likely means they won't see the match anyway as their 14 days may not be up before the match. And they will be watched carefully to make sure of that.Good to see, footy shouldn't be more important than residents who have been denied the right to return home.
Cant blame them for trying, after all in QLD anyone with some $, celebrity or public profile gets waved through with smiles by Dr Young and receives a fruit platter in their exemption accomodationSo, more detail about the exemptions yesterday for Port player families from Victoria to get an exemption so they could watch their sons afl final. It seems that the person who pushed it through wasn't even a Health person but a high flyer in the Tourism sector but whom, most notably, is a very well known Port Adelaide supporter if not even an officlal rep. She is the sister of Rodger Rasheed (former tennis coach of Lleyton Hewitt and his then tennis player fiancée). She is always in the media spotlight when it comes to tourism. Because of course watching footy is more important than the health exemptions that have been refused. At least the CMO when notified, squashed it immediately. Shame that five got away with it and of course it gives them free passage to the Grand Final in Brisbane if they get that far.
Prof Spurrier does get some things very right.
I think that's a little harsh.Cant blame them for trying, after all in QLD anyone with some $, celebrity or public profile gets waved through with smiles by Dr Young and receives a fruit platter in their exemption accomodation
They probably thought they would get the same easy treatment!
Well I'm fine with that to a certain degree. Just as has happened in other states except Qld has better fruit.True, they didn't get fruit platters (well we don't know for sure but probably not). But they did get special access to the pool and the bar
Oh no. It’s headlines here. Crouch is a free agent and playing the field trying to get a good contract. The other guy is already up on a drink driving charge. Seriously? What were they thinking.Adelaide Crows are probably hoping that this flies under the radar:
"They feel like they've let the club down, let their teammates down, the members and supporters, which they have” (after being caught, that is)The Adelaide Football Club says Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle were stopped by police and allegedly caught in possession of an illicit substance in the city early this morning.www.abc.net.au