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Queens Birthday Games.

Following this weeks loss to the Pies.   It's caused me to look back over the past 3 or 4 weeks.  Looking for reason.

 

All I can say is, Lets push for our Queens Birthday games in future,,, to Follow a D's Sunday game;  and also to have no Bye after the Q/BD game... But another Sunday game.  This gives us more stability in the fixture around this big Occasion game.

I think it would put our team in a much more business as usual mindset, coming into this fixture, and following it, as well.

 

I do not like the idea of short 6 day breaks ahead of important Occasion games, nor 8 day breaks, ahead of these big games.  And certainly not a bye round, following the Q/B game.

 

Lets save the Bye round/s to follow our NT fixtures.

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One change I would like to see is to make it Melbourne V Essendon. With the whole MND, big freeze business now a tradition that would be a much more fitting tribute to Neale Daniher.

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4 hours ago, Big Demon said:

One change I would like to see is to make it Melbourne V Essendon. With the whole MND, big freeze business now a tradition that would be a much more fitting tribute to Neale Daniher.

That would annoy Ed. So I'm all 4 it. It'd stop him in his tracks 2 get it every 2nd year as a Woods home game

 

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7 hours ago, Big Demon said:

One change I would like to see is to make it Melbourne V Essendon. With the whole MND, big freeze business now a tradition that would be a much more fitting tribute to Neale Daniher.

Sorry, I can't support that.  Essendon deliberately cheated on a large scale.  It callously used its players as guinea pigs.

I have no issue with the players' now.  They paid a hefty price and mostly moved elsewhere. 

But the club will in my eyes, forever be cheats and do not deserve to be part of major celebrations for any cause. 

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As much as I hate Collingwood, it would be a little hypocritical to decide we want the game with someone else after they happily allowed us to make it our home game each year so we got the money from the gate.  There is absolutely no reason why the game needs to be changed now, and I don't mind it rotating as a home game as long as we get another good fixture somewhere else during the year (eg. a few Friday night fixtures).

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2 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Sorry, I can't support that.  Essendon deliberately cheated on a large scale.  It callously used its players as guinea pigs.

I have no issue with the players' now.  They paid a hefty price and mostly moved elsewhere. 

But the club will in my eyes, forever be cheats and do not deserve to be part of major celebrations for any cause. 

 

44 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

As much as I hate Collingwood, it would be a little hypocritical to decide we want the game with someone else after they happily allowed us to make it our home game each year so we got the money from the gate.  There is absolutely no reason why the game needs to be changed now, and I don't mind it rotating as a home game as long as we get another good fixture somewhere else during the year (eg. a few Friday night fixtures).

Two very good points 

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Preserve tradition - it dates back to the 50s

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9 hours ago, Big Demon said:

One change I would like to see is to make it Melbourne V Essendon. With the whole MND, big freeze business now a tradition that would be a much more fitting tribute to Neale Daniher.

I’d keep QB, but look to move the MND aspect to an Essendon game. Win/win

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2 hours ago, Wiseblood said:

As much as I hate Collingwood, it would be a little hypocritical to decide we want the game with someone else after they happily allowed us to make it our home game each year so we got the money from the gate.  There is absolutely no reason why the game needs to be changed now, and I don't mind it rotating as a home game as long as we get another good fixture somewhere else during the year (eg. a few Friday night fixtures).

Totally agree with this. But we should keep the home game next year then alternate the year after so we have one of the blockbuster games every season. (Anzac Eve) As was pointed out on another thread for financial reasons.

BUT. We should demand the same arrangement for the Ponsford stand as Collingwood get on the away year. The crowd Monday was a statement that its time for the club to stop accepting deals that make us the poor second cousin. 

 

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Why not have a big Essendon Melbourne game with alternating home games some other time in the year but always at the G and have the big freeze then and keep the QB game as an alternating home game with Collingwood.

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7 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Sorry, I can't support that.  Essendon deliberately cheated on a large scale.  It callously used its players as guinea pigs.

I have no issue with the players' now.  They paid a hefty price and mostly moved elsewhere. 

But the club will in my eyes, forever be cheats and do not deserve to be part of major celebrations for any cause. 

On top of that, as much as I hate to say it, but Collingwood has been stupendous in its support and handling of the event.

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Melbourne and Collingwood played in front of 99,000+ people in 1958 on Queens Birthday. That’s why the day exists. 

Essendrug have nothing to do with it

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Don't be fooled by the "Collingwood did us a favour, by letting us have QB as a home game".  It meant they didn't play us twice in a season.

If they had to play us twice, then they wouldn't be able to play Carlton, Essendon, Richmond etc twice, where they get just as much money as their own home game.

And...as a consequence we get to play interstate more than they do.

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About time Collingwood had a harder draw too, for years they've been blessed with bugger all travel.

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On 6/12/2018 at 11:51 PM, Big Demon said:

One change I would like to see is to make it Melbourne V Essendon. With the whole MND, big freeze business now a tradition that would be a much more fitting tribute to Neale Daniher.

I don't m'nd that idea 'BD'.

Junes Big Freeze, on Queens Bi'day.

 

 

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