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I just bought my niece as a membership so I can take her to finals😃.  
 
Regarding finals ticket purchase the club email said:

" We will be sending an email to members with their barcodes and full details about how to purchase finals tickets on Sunday, so as long as she has that email it will have the barcode she needs to use on it.  The barcode is different to the member number, it is on the back of the card but we will confirm it via email as well.  I also need to let you know that all new memberships need to be purchased by 5pm on Friday, 24 August".

Clearly the club was taking no chances of repeating last years trauma of finals ticket details sent before we made it.  Good move to wait till our last game.

But importantly, if anyone wants to ensure a finals ticket then it is worth getting a membership.  A 3-game membership will be sufficient to have member priority ticket purchase ie before the general public. 

Priority purchase may be important if we end up playing at a smaller ground or at the MCG vs a big member club like Rich/Coll/Hawth.

Go Dees!

 
 
 
 
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Is it best to purchase tix online or go direct to an outlet for best chance of getting a ticket?

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Bought all my finals tickets including the Grand Final earlier in the year, looking like a masterstroke now lol

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I think those who purchase memberships after the cut-off date for official memberships should be excluded from purchasing finals tickets, quite frankly. I love those that resist a membership all year and then sign on once we are in the finals. Where is the reward for those who have paid their dues for years and years with no hope of finals. 

Lucifer, I appreciate that your niece is young and not trying to have a go, but there are a lot of MFC 'supporters' who refuse to buy club membership unless we make finals. It is as fair weather as it gets.

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3 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

I think those who purchase memberships after the cut-off date for official memberships should be excluded from purchasing finals tickets, quite frankly. I love those that resist a membership all year and then sign on once we are in the finals. Where is the reward for those who have paid their dues for years and years with no hope of finals. 

Lucifer, I appreciate that your niece is young and not trying to have a go, but there are a lot of MFC 'supporters' who refuse to buy club membership unless we make finals. It is as fair weather as it gets.

Some fair comments from a member view. 

I suspect the club is happy to get the revenue and importantly have another member to sell next year's membership. 

 

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Posted (edited)

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/sunday-session-afl-open-to-four-mcg-finals-in-week-one-20180820-p4zyjv.html

"... it’s understood the AFL are contemplating playing one final on each of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday if the four MCG tenant clubs finish 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th. This would allow the MCG to host all four week one finals. The AFL won’t confirm its week one finals fixture until after the top eight finishing order is confirmed. 

... The Hawks are aware they would be the likely candidate to again host a final at Docklands if the AFL opted to head down that path.

We have won on every stadium (except Geelong) we played on this year so I don't fear any arena.  But how good to see the red and blue at the G in September. 

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Win and we most likely play Geelong at the MCG

Lose and we most likely play GWS in Sydney at the Sydney showgrounds.

Am I correct .... assuming Geelong and Collingwood win which are both high probabilities?

PS: Oh wait a minute that Hawks v Sydney game can change a few things ...my head is hurting

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3 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Win and we most likely play Geelong at the MCG

Lose and we most likely play GWS in Sydney at the Sydney showgrounds.

Am I correct .... assuming Geelong and Collingwood win which are both high probabilities?

Yes you are correct as the loser of Sydney v Hawks would finish 6th.

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5 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

Yes you are correct as the loser of Sydney v Hawks would finish 6th.

thanks ... now I see GWS cannot make the four irrespective of who wins between Hawks and Swans

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7 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

Yes you are correct as the loser of Sydney v Hawks would finish 6th.

Unless they have a draw. In which case we would finish 6th if we won. GWS will still finish 4th if they beat us and Sydney or Hawk win. The Eagles can even drop to 4th if they lose. Still a very tight fight for spots in the eight.

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4 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

thanks ... now I see GWS cannot make the four irrespective of who wins between Hawks and Swans

 

3 minutes ago, Mr Steve said:

Unless they have a draw. In which case we would finish 6th if we won. 

OR if Collingwood lose lol

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Does anyone know when we would likely be playing? I will be heading over from Perth and hoping we don’t get the Thursday night game

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Being a Redleg my GF ticket awaits. 

Cant wait to watch the boys put Richmond to the sword.

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5 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

Does anyone know when we would likely be playing? I will be heading over from Perth and hoping we don’t get the Thursday night game

If Meth Coast finish 2nd I reckon they get Thursday night 

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Interesting concept the Thursday night....

Presumably the next week will be Friday and Saturday night.

The loser of the matches between the top four will most likely be rewarded by the longer break but I assume it will only be one day extra.

So I think you can have a good guess at working out the order

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7 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

If Meth Coast finish 2nd I reckon they get Thursday night 

Thanks Pennant - that would make sense

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Based on last years finals something like this:

 

Thursday night 2 v 3

 

Friday night 1 v 4

 

Saturday 5 v 8

 

Sat night 6 v 7

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18 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

Based on last years finals something like this:

 

Thursday night 2 v 3

 

Friday night 1 v 4

 

Saturday 5 v 8

 

Sat night 6 v 7

that gives the top 4 a two day break advantage when it only needs to be one.

Didn't realise they did that last year. I was still getting over Round 23.

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Highly unlikely the Thursday night game would be in Melbourne I'd say that would be an interstate game if all games were in Melbourne I think they may play a Sunday game. If results go as they should my guess would be this:

 Thursday: WC vs Collingwood(optus)

Friday: Richmond vs Sydney(MCG)

Saturday Twlight: Hawthorn vs GWS (Etihad)

Saturday night: Melbourne vs Geelong (MCG)

 

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If we beat GWS, I reckon it will be:

THU 8:10 - WCE (2) V Collingwood (3) - Optus

FRI 7:50 - Richmond (1) V Sydney (4) - MCG

SAT 7:45 - Melbourne (5) V Geelong (8) - MCG

Sun 3:20 - Hawthorn (6) V GWS (7) - MCG

(or Hawks V GWS at Etihad Saturday arvo just to pizz Kennett off!)

 

If we lose to GWS, I reckon it will be:

THU 8:10 - WCE (2) V Collingwood (3) - Optus

FRI 7:50 - Richmond (1) V Sydney (4) - MCG

SAT 4:10 - GWS (5) V Melbourne (8) - Spotless

SAT 7:45 - Hawthorn (6) V Geelong (7) - MCG

 

 

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8 minutes ago, JV7 said:

Highly unlikely the Thursday night game would be in Melbourne I'd say that would be an interstate game if all games were in Melbourne I think they may play a Sunday game. If results go as they should my guess would be this:

 Thursday: WC vs Collingwood(optus)

Friday: Richmond vs Sydney(MCG)

Saturday Twlight: Hawthorn vs GWS (Etihad)

Saturday night: Melbourne vs Geelong (MCG)

 

I think the AFL would have the Hawks V GWS game at the G on the Sunday.

I was under the impression Etihad would only be used if there were 4 VIC finals. 

But if the AFL don't want a Sunday final, then you could be right.

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I think the AFL would have the Hawks V GWS game at the G on the Sunday.

I was under the impression Etihad would only be used if there were 4 VIC finals. 

But if the AFL don't want a Sunday final, then you could be right.

Very true. Makes sense to play it on a Sunday arvo, I'm not sure why they don't use that time slot for finals these days regardless.. I think the Saturday twlight is a shocking time for a final

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7 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Collingwood arent certain to get over Freo.....

I've given up writing off Collingwood. They're the real deal and will pound Freo with the knowledge that they can steal second from West Coast.

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13 minutes ago, JV7 said:

 I think the Saturday twlight is a shocking time for a final

I agree. Much prefer the Sunday final as it gives everyone something to look forward to for a late afternoon game.

However the AFL prefers not to have them in order to remove 6 day breaks.

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