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"We see a great opportunity to bring the Essendon and Carlton rivalry back to life on the big stage and create a standalone event in a time slot that is not currently being utilised," Essendon CEO Xavier Campbell said.

"The Good Friday Eve timeslot is the night before a public holiday, it is supported by both clubs and the MCC and we are very confident we could build it into an iconic match."

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-10/dons-target-good-friday-eve-blockbuster

So that would give Essendon 3 so called blockbusters ... Anzac day, Dreamtime and this one.

Frankly I am getting a little tired of the continuously compromised draw

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1 minute ago, Robot Devil said:

We should pitch for Round 1 Eve. 

Surely we can blockbuster that one. 

Richmond v Carlton is now the traditional opening match of the season... yet another compromise and of course such an eagerly awaited game.

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'Blockbuster' seems to now just be the socially acceptable way of saying 'we want to guarantee as many games as possible against teams in the same state while also trying to give our fixture-f-ing desires priority status so other teams have to cop the 6-day turnaround'.

 

 

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Huge match on the telly tonight ..  Drug Cheats v saints ...

Can't wait.

The TV ratings will be huge.

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47 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

"We see a great opportunity to bring the Essendon and Carlton rivalry back to life on the big stage and create a standalone event in a time slot that is not currently being utilised," Essendon CEO Xavier Campbell said.

"The Good Friday Eve timeslot is the night before a public holiday, it is supported by both clubs and the MCC and we are very confident we could build it into an iconic match."

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-10/dons-target-good-friday-eve-blockbuster

So that would give Essendon 3 so called blockbusters ... Anzac day, Dreamtime and this one.

Frankly I am getting a little tired of the continuously compromised draw

As if we haven’t seen enough of those scum clubs already....

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Wouldn't work. Sometimes Easter & Round 1 fall on the same weekend.

Nice try though drug cheats...

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If Carlton aren't careful and lift themselves off the canvas in the next decade, I reckon they'll fold in 15-20 years. They have lost a lot of fans and I'd argue have probably compromised losing a generation of supporters.

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Richmond v Carlton is now the traditional opening match of the season... yet another compromise and of course such an eagerly awaited game.

It's not a long tradition and I truly hope the AFL shelve it next year.

It's such a let down to the start of a season and should probably be the GF replay game.

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5 minutes ago, rjay said:

It's not a long tradition and I truly hope the AFL shelve it next year.

It's such a let down to the start of a season and should probably be the GF replay game.

I've heard that suggested. Makes a lot of sense. Forget what reasons are given against it.

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Good Friday eve; we should get that game seeming Jesus wore red and blue at the last supper.

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37 minutes ago, rjay said:

It's not a long tradition and I truly hope the AFL shelve it next year.

It's such a let down to the start of a season and should probably be the GF replay game.

Puh-lease stop the commonsense 

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Easter?

saints v demons 

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Seriously, I think one of the block busters - should be reserved for the “two highest finishing Victorian clubs - the year before”. 

Maybe R1

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3 hours ago, bingers said:

Huge match on the telly tonight ..  Drug Cheats v saints ...

Can't wait.

The TV ratings will be huge.

but the Bourne Legacy is on

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1 hour ago, Emerald said:

Good Friday eve; we should get that game seeming Jesus wore red and blue at the last supper.

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so HE was a Demon then.

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1 hour ago, Ante_Up said:

I feel like we should pitch for Christmas and NY Eves

Believe it or not Carlton played someone (forget who) on 31/12/1999.

The prelude to the new millennium. Not many turned up but IIRC it was Fev's first real outing.

Just goes to show that the AFL will try anything 😎

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1 hour ago, radar said:

Easter?

saints v demons 

Exactly. Been saying that for years

We are Easter

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1 hour ago, radar said:

Easter?

saints v demons 

Can we play someone we can actually beat like Essendon.

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35 minutes ago, DV8 said:

so HE was a Demon then.

He rejected the Devil, not the Demons. 

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59 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

He rejected the Devil, not the Demons. 

watts wrong with dee Devil ?

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11 hours ago, Ante_Up said:

Puh-lease stop the commonsense 

Police?

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14 hours ago, A F said:

If Carlton aren't careful and lift themselves off the canvas in the next decade, I reckon they'll fold in 15-20 years. They have lost a lot of fans and I'd argue have probably compromised losing a generation of supporters.

Not so sure about the folding part. AFL are more likely to go into relocation mode when the next series of clubs falling over comes around. (That's how Tassie will finally get their team.)

But the thing that dismays CFC supporters more than anything seems to be that their kids don't like CFC and either don't want to follow AFL, or want to support other clubs. As we know, when that kicks in, it's a long long way back.

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