There is likely to be a second footy frenzy on the way as AFL CEO Gil McLachlan revealed another compressed block of games looms.
Following the conclusion of Round 13, the plan is for there to be another load of daily games from Rounds 14 to 16, with the final round then set to follow the traditional structure.
“This is the emerging view hot off the press. It’s going to be worked through with clubs and the Players’ Association,” McLachlan said on 3AW this morning.
“There’s going to be a Round 13… then they’re talking about having another period of compression if the players and clubs want to do it.”
“During that compression period, it (Essendon v Melbourne) will be picked up in that compression series,” McLachlan said.
“That’s the broad plan which will be somewhere from (Rounds) 14 to 16. That’s broadly what is being discussed.”
The Bombers and Demons were set to play back in Round 3 before it was revealed that Conor McKenna had tested positive for coronavirus, before another test days later cleared him.
Round 17 will be the final round of the shortened home and away season.