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2018 Fixture MFC - Must have changes.

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1.  Play sides in NT we have a chance of winning against.  For example, not playing against him interstate teams.  I want to see us play another Melbourne based team in NT.  

2.   More Friday night games

3.   No games in Tasmania for 2018

Finally, this putrid record against North Melbourne (which may cost us a finals spot this year) MUST stop!  any self respecting sporting club that allows itself to be beaten 17 times in a row by the same opposite team is weak.  If it becomes 18 in a row, we stand for stuff all as a club.

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I want North twice next year.

3 or 4 times if possible...... I want revenge, and i want it often.

Irrational maybe, but i dont care.

Revenge.

 

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More etihad games please

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Get rid of Darwin, Alice can stay, either way have a bye straight after. More Friday night games. No Geelong game if possible.

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Can we please stop going to every friggen corner of the country to play. 

• Darwin then a bye against a Bris or Carl

• Fu off Tasmania

• 6 day breaks not in a row FML

•  NM @ Etihad ONLY

 

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2 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Can we please stop going to every friggen corner of the country to play. 

• Darwin then a bye against a Bris or Carl

• Fu off Tasmania

• 6 day breaks not in a row FML

•  NM @ Etihad ONLY

 

I like the cut of you jib ;)

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1. Bye bye Darwin or Tassie (I would rather play Geelong away than play here)

2. Have QB against the Bombers and alternate the home fixture each year.

3. More Friday (or even Thursday) nights.

4. More Saturday afternoon games

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Soidee said:

1.  Play sides in NT we have a chance of winning against.  For example, not playing against him interstate teams.  I want to see us play another Melbourne based team in NT.  

2.   More Friday night games

3.   No games in Tasmania for 2018

Finally, this putrid record against North Melbourne (which may cost us a finals spot this year) MUST stop!  any self respecting sporting club that allows itself to be beaten 17 times in a row by the same opposite team is weak.  If it becomes 18 in a row, we stand for stuff all as a club.

1. from a purely financial point of view, we play interstate teams because those are the ones we pull low crowds for at home.  

Would you rather:

- Port at the MCG  (<30,000 crowd, which is ~ break even)

- Tigers in Darwin  (get our $500,000 or whatever it is for NT games)

 

Or:

- Port in Darwin  (get our $500,000 or whatever it is for NT games)

Tigers at MCG (>50,000 crowd, so healthy profit)

 

2.  I hate Friday night games, cause if we play crap and lose it wrecks the entire weekend and I have no interest in any of the other games.  When we play Sunday, the hope is there all weekend.   

 

3.  Agreed

 

All that said, the back to back to back 6 days breaks has been the issue this season.  We've been treading water since then

 

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Six day breaks are the most important thing. We had the most of any club, including three in a  row with a trip to Perth in between.  Disgraceful fixturing and we got a bunch of injuries from it.  

If we dont make finals it would be fair to blame that block of the season and the loser at AFL House who planned it.

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Dear Santa, I have been a good, well reasonably good, Melbourne supporter, I have bravely tried not to be suicidal after a loss and venting my spleem in an illogical and  over exciteable way on Demonland after the same

So as per every year I am going to list a lot of things I would like changed, of course I do realise my input has no impact whatsoever on what will actually occur, but what the hell it makes me feel better and gives me something to blame next year

Thankd

I left out the bitter lemon and sour dough for you

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4 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Get rid of Darwin, Alice can stay, either way have a bye straight after. More Friday night games. No Geelong game if possible.

Couldn't care less about a bye after Alice - no harder than going to Brisbane / GC / Adelaide or Sydney, and almost certainly easier than Perth.

But definitely a bye for both sides after a Darwin game in the interest of mutual fairness.

AND no consecutive 6 day breaks, and certainly not two consecutive 6 day breaks and a long interstate trip (WA). 

AND a fair go re Friday night and Saturday afternoon / night games at the G.

But if we have to play Norf in Tasmania, we just need to learn to beat them there.

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We won't have much say till we play back Roos salary to the AFL.

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24 minutes ago, Biffen said:

We won't have much say till we play back Roos salary to the AFL.

I thought his services were pro bono.

Sorry Nasher but no more games in Tassie for a start.

More games at the new stadium being built over here. 

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There was SFA all wrong with this years fixture apart from the string of 6 day breaks we copped but that was amplified by the injuries we incurred so its impact was more notable.

Regardless, when you actually win the games you're supposed to the fixture suddenly means nothing.

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2 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I thought his services were pro bono.

Sorry Nasher but no more games in Tassie for a start.

More games at the new stadium being built over here. 

Roos thinks pro bono means you are a U2 fan.

The AFL will want the money back and place us wherever they like.

Roosy will coach at Collingwood next year for more millions after" discussing it with his family".

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Darwin and Alice Spring games need be against any of the following; with a bye to follow Darwin.

GWS, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Fremantle, Port Adelaide and North Melbourne (games against North need to be rotated between Tassie, NT, Etihad and MCG. This will possibly only have us playing North in Tassie 1 in 3 years. [censored] if we have to play away games against North in Tassie all the time. Thats 2 years in a row now.

Geelong home games v the Dees need to be rotated between Simonds and Etihad. It is unfair if we are expected to play Geelong at Simonds every Geelong home game. [censored]!

I am not a huge fan of night games (except for Anzac eve v Richmond and interstate games).  I do like 2.10 Sundays first and 2.10 Saturdays second. We do need to play 2 Saturday night games at the G. Preliminary Finals are only played at night being the reason.

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Agree with the sentiment that it's not the fixture's fault we blew games against Fremantle, Hawthorn and North Melbourne at the MCG. 

Win those three games and we're entrenched in the top 4 at 13-5.

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We need home games against high drawing Victorian based clubs. Each year we only get four home games against vic teams with many of those being StKilda, Western Bulldogs and North, often at Etihad. When was our last home game against  Essendon or Geelong? Imagine home games against these clubs plus Richmond, Collingwood, Hawthorn and Carlton. This woul be a draw to nearly match that of Collingwood and even Eddy would be envious. More importantly a draw against a handful of the drawing clubs would generate cash, extra members, greater live Television exposure and just maybe we will no longer have the need to sell games to the N.T. To survive.

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Time for the 12 years of away games (bar one) against Essendon to end.

They can GAGF

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Playing SA and WA teams in NT stands to make the initiative more lucrative. No point playing North or a Saints there because you'll get half the crowd. Playing Adelaide got a full house and allowed the club to pocket from it. Harsh reality.

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No team has a perfect fixture, and there has been very little wrong with ours this year. We had a run of 6 day breaks because we ask to play on QB each year. Without that game, I'm sure there would have been at least one 7 day break leading into our Friday night game.

One trip to Perth, one to Adelaide, none to Sydney, none to Brisbane - I'm not sure what more people want. Tasmania and Canberra are hardly the worst places in the world to play, and they are closer to being neutral venues.

Marquee home games against the big Victorian clubs will come when our performances demand it.  That said, other than the TV exposure, I couldn't care less about playing on Friday or Saturday nights. I'd much rather be able to take the family at 2pm on a Saturday, then go by myself at night and get home at midnight.

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