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The Fixture Poll: 2018 Edition

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  1. 1. Are you happy with the 2018 Draw?



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You can comment on the fixture in The 2018 Fixture Thread.

This is the Poll thread because I can't seem to add a poll to an existing thread anymore.

So are you happy with the draw?

2018 Melbourne fixture
Round 1, Sunday, March 25, Geelong Cats, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 2, Saturday, March 31, Brisbane Lions, The Gabba, Away, 6:25pm, Foxtel

Round 3, Saturday, April 7, North Melbourne, MCG, Home, 2:10pm, Foxtel

Round 4, Sunday, April 15, Hawthorn, MCG, Away, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 5, Tuesday, April 24, Richmond, MCG, Home, 7:25pm, Seven

Round 6, Sunday, April 29, Essendon, Etihad Stadium, Away, 1:10pm, Foxtel

Round 7, Sunday, May 6, St Kilda, Etihad Stadium, Away, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 8, Saturday, May 12, Gold Coast Suns, The Gabba, Away, 4:35pm, Foxtel

Round 9, Sunday, May 20, Carlton, MCG, Away, 1:10pm, Foxtel 

Round 10, Sunday, May 27, Adelaide Crows, TIO Traeger Park, Home, 2:50pm, Seven

Round 11, Saturday, June 2, Western Bulldogs, Etihad Stadium, Away, 1:45pm, Foxtel

Round 12, Monday, June 11, Collingwood, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 13, Bye

Round 14, Friday, June 22, Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, Away, 7:20pm, Seven

Round 15, Sunday, July 1, St Kilda, MCG, Home, 1:10pm, Foxtel

Round 16, Saturday, July 7, Fremantle, TIO Stadium, Home, 7:10pm, Foxtel

Round 17, Saturday, July 14, Western Bulldogs, MCG, Home, 4:35pm, Foxtel

Round 18, Saturday, July 21, Geelong Cats, GMHBA Stadium, Away, 7:25pm, Seven

Round 19, Saturday, July 28, Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Oval, Away, 7:10pm, Seven

Round 20, Sunday, August 5, Gold Coast Suns, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 21, Sunday, August 12, Sydney Swans, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 22, Sunday, August 19, West Coast Eagles, Perth Stadium, Away, 1:20pm Seven

Round 23, TBC, GWS Giants, MCG, Home, TBC, TBC

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Speaking from a financial viewpoint the draw is a disaster.

Football wise it is okay especially as we are to blame for the NT games and their aftermaths.

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Good chance in 10 games, going to have to  have to win three tough ones to perform better than this year.

Etihad games might tell the story.

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My response to the AFL:

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I don’t mind the Sunday games as I work most Friday nights and don’t finish till 7am on Saturday morning so by the time I have a sleep then travel from Ballarat I don’t go to many Saturday games, so sundays are perfect for me 

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The current poll numbers are a journalist's delight. The following two statements are both correct:

"Fewer than half of Demons' supporters believe it's a bad draw for their team."

and

"Fewer than half of Demons' supporters believe it's a good draw for their team."

 

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3 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

The current poll numbers are a journalist's delight. The following two statements are both correct:

"Fewer than half of Demons' supporters believe it's a bad draw for their team."

and

"Fewer than half of Demons' supporters believe it's a good draw for their team."

 

"Dees supporters indifferent on team's draw"

'Fewer than half of Melbourne supporters believe their team has a good 2018 draw, with some claiming it's a 'financial disasters' while others bemoan the club's two sold home games in NT as reason for fewer MCG games and only one Friday night game."

It would be factual regardless. 

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9 hours ago, brendan said:

I don’t mind the Sunday games as I work most Friday nights and don’t finish till 7am on Saturday morning so by the time I have a sleep then travel from Ballarat I don’t go to many Saturday games, so sundays are perfect for me 

For different reasons but I agree with you brendan. 

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Interesting set of results so far. Not a whole lot of enthusiasm for our 2018 draw.  

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When we asked a few years ago why we don't get Friday Home games, the AFL told us we had to bring in crowds and win games.  We're now doing both of those things and we still don't get a single Friday Home Game.  And how do they justify Carlton's dream draw?  Well, they have a lot of talent, and they might click and produce some really good football... 

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5 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

And how do they justify Carlton's dream draw?  

Much bigger picture in play here. Carlton need to be secured financially for a shot at the 3rd stadium deal. 

And ironically contrary to popular belief if the AFL is ever going to merge teams again it will not make the mistake of merging two weak teams ie Lions & Bears.

Next merger will be a strong financial team and a weaker financial team or better known as a takeover.  

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I've downgraded to a 3 game membership due to the Sunday games. 

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Financially, not a good draw or as good as it well might have been. We have the 'G and so, it is up to us to attend en masse. This should occur as it is widely considered that the Dees will have a better season in 2018 and with that momentum, more members and supporters will attend games - even those non-supporter crowd numbers will come in droves because they want to see the mighty Dees do well all the way into September. Have faith folks, we are going into the big-time at last.

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I'm completely indifferent.  One or two average to good seasons are not enough to win back the attention of the AFL when it comes to the draw, and regardless of how we have been allocated games, if we are to be a grand final team, then we need to win games no matter when and where.  If I have one complaint, that is that we Sydney based supporters have been shafted far too many times over the past decade or so - the AFL seeming to think that the ACT is just a leisurely drive down the road.

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Could not agree more with the AFL/Sydney/Canberra point, hardtack. My son, based in Sydney, feels the very same but is fortunate to drive to Melbourne often across the season(s) to watch his Demons play. You are correct, it does not matter where nor when, we must win, win, win regardless of difficulties, travel and home crowd bias. For example, the 2017 game against the Crows at Adel Oval was an example of the resolve that we must show week in, week out. 

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