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Saints have 4 friday night games and 5 home saturday night games..

Yeah awesome.. AFL are really rewarding the successful sides

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18 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

It’s as if people have forgotten that we haven’t made the 8 since 06 and have also been the laughing stock of the competition for the best part of a decade.

We will EARN a favourable draw by performing week in, week out.

Until then, stfu.

You obviously believe in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy 'steve'...

Give it a break.

How did Carlton earn it?

 

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Tough road home yet again. Must start season well which includes beating frickin North.

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4 minutes ago, Gipsy Danger said:

Explain the other 4 away in a row then

Two sets of home back to backs.....  but whatever

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29 minutes ago, Demonland said:

1 Friday night game which is away.

7 Interstate Travel games and one in Geelong.

Play at Etihad 3 times.

And not one of those interstate games in Sydney... again!! 

As much as I love the opportunity to visit my old home town, if I want to attend a game to see the club I have followed for nigh on 60 years playing, it costs me a small fortune (relative to my current income).  So please do not let me hear any Melbourne based supporters complaining about games at Etihad and Geelong - at least you're all getting 14 games (15 if you include Geelong which is a relatively short drive) that you can attend.

Sometimes I feel like we interstate members just exist to bolster the club's coffers.

Not happy!

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There are anomalies with other clubs like Carlton and St Kilda, that are unfathomable on the surface of it, but I'm in the camp that says a basket case of a club that has been out of the finals for 11 years doesn't have much to complain about. 

We've got a terrific opportunity to get lots of wins on the board early on, which should set up the season. 

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This is not a fixture this is not a real competition!

It is just an organised performance, a spectacle run for money.

If it was a real competition or contest to determine who is the best team say, winner,

THEN ALL TEAMS WOULD PLAY EACH OTHER ONCE OR TWICE TO DETERMINE THAT FACT.

AnythinG  less is just a joke. No other competition in the world is run like this anD fans shouldn't put up with it.

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AFL expected TWSNBN to do better in '17  but they are a mob of  cup half full, quick fixers including the coaches. That's why they looked after the Friday nighters

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7 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

I like the way the AFL mafia scheduled us for r23 in Perth against the Eagles what a nice touch

Round 22 actually, round 23 we are at MCG against GWS

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34 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

4 Friday night games for Carlton.

You know why they did that don't you? To keep them interested in buying memberships and coming through the turnstiles. This is insane any reputable sporting competitions around the world would laugh and scoff at how uneven this draw really is. 

Carlton they play the worst brand of football known to man and they achieve 4 Friday Night games amazing.👍👍👍

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22 minutes ago, Franky_31 said:

Im still waiting for a home game against Essendon.

Based on our Etihad performances last year I’m kinda happy to play them at etihad

 

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Looks a bit ugly from a financial point of view. 

Bloody Sunday late afternoon games, the chunk of away games in the middle.

Fk all Friday night games when chit trucks like Blues get 4, seems crazy considering we have such an exciting list.

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Its going to be a lot harder to win 14 games next year compared to last season.

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Awful draw. Just rotten. No games for us Sydneysiders and our run at the end is horrible. Nice start with Geelong and the best three midfielders. Seriously...
The only thing to say is that if we're good enough,  we'll win them. But it'll be no thanks to this sh!tty draw.

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Only three 6 day breaks, thank christ.

We will make the top 4. Lock it in.

No idea why we play West coast in Perth again though....   so much for a fair fixture.

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12 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

You know why they did that don't you? To keep them interested in buying memberships and coming through the turnstiles. This is insane any reputable sporting competitions around the world would laugh and scoff at how uneven this draw really is. 

Carlton they play the worst brand of football known to man and they achieve 4 Friday Night games amazing.👍👍👍

you do remember how many Friday night games the Blues got in 2016. It was so many it was embarrassing and they had to reduce it in 2017 as the Blues were so bad it killed the ratings. Business as usual for 2018.

Not sure how many times I have to say it but the comp is run for the power house clubs and we are not in the same league.

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I am at the stage that what ever the draw is we just need to put our heads down, play where ever and when ever and just compete and WIN. 

It’s time to have an us against them mindset and turn our mental mindset around. 

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2 hours ago, Roger Mellie said:

We've had one home game against Essendon in 12 years. I don't think it's to do with clash jumpers.

I vaguely recall a poster mentioning something about a contract between Essendon and either AFL or us that gives them all the home games. I thought it was something to do with Ettihad. Can anyone elaborate? If so, when does this BS end?

Trust me it is all about the clash jumper and Essendon is the main reason why we had to change from the red clash jumper to the white.  

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9 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

I am at the stage that what ever the draw is we just need to put our heads down, play where ever and when ever and just compete and WIN. 

It’s time to have an us against them mindset and turn our mental mindset around. 

Spot on DemonOx if we are good enough we will win enough games to make the finals it is that simple.

 

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I watch and support the club at any stage of a round. Whilst one Friday night game is paltry compared to other undeserved clubs, it’s hardly worth getting your knickers in a twist over.

 

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The Bulldogs get us after both Darwin and Alice springs trips

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From a playing perspective, the draw is OK.

No multiple 6 day breaks, but a block of interstate games which again, we sell some of those, so we only have ourselves to blame for that. We play GWS, Sydney, Richmond, Port and WCE once, which is not bad as I think they'll all be strong again next year.

From a commercial point of view, this draw is, again, absolute rubbish. We have ONE home Friday night game and it's in goddamn Adelaide, where we will likely lose to Port. We do get to host the pre-Anzac clash this year where revenue will be high, but how they can justify giving us just 1 Friday night game, is beyond me. 
Only 2 Saturday night games, again both away, and a heap of rubbish Sunday 3:20 games. The deadzone!

Having said all that, if we are good enough, we can make finals this year and it is in our hands. Sick of excuses to be honest.

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