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Wild card weekend

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Seems that this might be a lock for next year.

7 plays 10 and 8 plays 9. 

Would be gutted if Melbourne made the 8 only to be kicked out in the wildcard round.

Also can't see how a team would possibly have a chance coming from 10, playing an extra week and being any type of force in the finals.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/afl-fixture-revamp-finals-wildcard-round-increasingly-likely-in-2018-20170518-gw7xcq.html

McLachlan joked that if he had his way the wildcard round would even feature this season. But he may only need to wait 12 more months to get his wish anyway. "There was more interest in a wildcard round leading into finals than I thought there would be," McLachlan said

 

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Innovation for innovations commercial gain sake. .. ugh.

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What's everyone's thoughts on this 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/clubs-reject-afls-175-fixture-proposal-but-support-wildcard-system/news-story/81cef8998e1e5e64b2f9f15f1850b0fe

 

If the season finished now we would play off against Richmond for 7th spot, I like the idea but you would be [censored] if you finished 7th then got knocked out of finals before they began, would make what the dogs did last year extremely hard as you have 5 elimination finals to win a flag, I think they should give it a go still would make they last few rounds very interesting 

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Lemme double up.

Innovation for innovations commercial gain sake. .. ugh.

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4 minutes ago, biggestred said:

No. [censored] off. Leave the game alone

Dont like it !!!!!!!!

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It would just be our luck next year to finish 7th and get knocked out by 10th before finals 

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Time to replace Gillon McLachlan.

 

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It's not the worst idea let's take last years ladder 

wild card games 

bulldogs v port 

kangaroos v saints 

I think bulldogs would have won and saints were in form so most likely would have replaced kangaroos who were cooked, but top 6 get weekend off so suddenly finishing top 4 becomes relevant again and it would have made it extremely hard for bulldogs to win the flag if that happened 

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Has Gill the Dill thought how to explain how a team that has won 2 or 3 or 4 more matches during the season can get bumped out of the finals in a single game against a lower side?

 

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My reading on that is that the wildcard round is  8 v 9 and 7 v 13 ( 13th being top of the bottom 6) 

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Oh no. This is going to be reality. 

It is an awful idea..

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The more changes the merrier. Everyone loves heaps of changes. Just keep changing [censored] until changing [censored] is what the sport is about. Don't even have wins and losses anymore, just different changes each week. 

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It's like they're trying to turn the sport into BASEketball

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I don't think they understand what a wildcard is or why it exists

All they need to do is create some fairness in the fixture. That's it. No need for 17-5, 18-5, wildcard weekends ad infinitum. Just have a rolling fixture alternating home and away each time you play an opponent. Either that or decide the double up games on the prior years ladder (so 1st has double ups against 4th, 7th, 10th, 13th & 16th).

This isn't about fairness, it's about marketing and promotion. The sooner the Dil [censored] off the better, he is FAR worse than Demetriou.

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Once the wildcard games are played in China I'm on board

 

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No... no.. no, no just [censored] no Gill you giant cat. Worry about verbal abuse on the field against someone's wife when you are "promoting" a women's comp (to make more money) rather than a "wildcard" game (money making scheme that will be chit) of no relevance. 

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19 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

It's like they're trying to turn the sport into BASEketball

Did you mean basketcase-ball?

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When do the fans get a say in the changes being made to the game/comp year on year? Just let things breathe FFS, the comp is just getting over the introduction of the northern expansion teams and the compromised drafts. Just let things go for a few years.

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For Funks Sake Gil - leave it alone for a bit would you.

It's just an extended final series by another name. 2 more elimination finals that would see only 39% of the competition not play off in finals - what an absolute farcical suggestion.

Since it has become an 18 team competition only once has a team in 10th finished with a win rate of better than 50%. All other years they've finished with 50% or worse. Why should we reward teams with a finals spot when they have only won half of their games or even less?

Oh here's another suggestion for you Gil: Why don't we just present the players from the bottom placed side with well tried medals after the GF instead of the presentation of the winners medalions? And they can do the lap of honour and let the GF winners just quietly walk off the ground without any recognition at all?

I can't even score you at 39% for this suggestion Gil and that means it is a big "F" for fail!

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edited so I could continue my rant
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1 hour ago, Wells 11 said:

My reading on that is that the wildcard round is  8 v 9 and 7 v 13 ( 13th being top of the bottom 6) 

So tanking to finish 13 instead of 10,11,12 will become some new art form.

Gil - sit back and just leave the bloody game alone, or better still fix the schedule to make it fair FFS.  Or better still, resign!

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