RETIRED AFL midfielder Brent Moloney says he'd have had no problems being in a hub if coronavirus struck during his career but also understands how tough it would be.
West Coast, Fremantle, Adelaide and Port Adelaide are currently based on the Gold Coast as part of the AFL's hub for the opening five rounds of the resumed season.
Moloney, a South Warrnambool export who retired at the end of 2014 after playing 166 games for Melbourne, Geelong and Brisbane across 12 seasons, said he would have enjoyed the experience.
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"I thought about it the other day and I feel I would have enjoyed it being with all the boys, especially in Queensland," the Brisbane resident said.
"The Adelaide and Perth teams seem like they are enjoying it. Haven't thought too much about it but being a family person and a very social person it would have been tough."
The 2011 Melbourne best and fairest commended the AFL for how it had handled the coronavirus situation.
"They have the best health professionals talking them through it so they don't make the wrong decision and it gives themselves the best hope to play and they are coping as well as they can," he said.
"The only real glitch has been Essendon with Conor McKenna and they have handled it (his positive test) OK so far.
"Hopefully that is the only glitch throughout the season but it is very hard to control players socially when they are not in hubs and when they are living at home the players just want to go back to regular life."
The former tough midfielder, who was drafted to the Cats from the Geelong Falcons in the 2003 pre-season draft, said he would not feel anxious if he was to play a club after it had recorded a positive test.
"If the other club had been tested and cleared I wouldn't be thinking about it too much. If they tested and cleared it's game on," he said.
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