Kyabram Free Press
COACHES HAVE THEIR SAY
If the Goulburn Valley League is able to start back up before metropolitan Melbourne residents are allowed to return to the region, would you be in favour of playing?
Yes - 12
No - 4
Unsure - 2
What is the minimum amount of home and away games that need to be played for you to be comfortable playing finals under the current top-six system? We've played enough already - 5 Play everyone once - 9
14 - 1
As many as possible - 3
If that minimum is not reached, would you like to see a different finals system in place, a cancelled season or the premiership be awarded to the team on top of the ladder?
A finals campaign of some kind -11
Award premiership to the minor premier - 1
Unsure - 6
be revised to ensure that at least every team has played one another,” Kent said.
“I think that’s the fairest thing moving forward. I don’t how you could have a reasonable finals campaign when you have some teams that haven’t played one another.”
Five coaches felt finals could start straight away if they had to, while three of the 18 wanted to still strive for as many matches as possible.
“If we don't come out of lockdown for five or six weeks and then we do come out of it, let's just play finals and get into it,” Mooroopna's John Lamont said.
“People talk about fairness, but I think it matters more that we're playing.
“Look at the Picola league. They had a midweek game scheduled. We just have to do whatever we can to play. The community really needs local football and netball to be played, we've just got to do whatever we can to be playing.”
And what about a “Doomsday Option”?
Well, many coaches — 11 to be exact — felt that a finals campaign